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Radio Reaches More Blacks and Hispanics Than Any Platform
Nielsen
Nielsen
To coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, Nielsen's newly released October 2019 Audio Today Report reveals that radio reaches more Black and Hispanic consumers each week than any other platform measured by the ratings firm. Ninety-two percent (92%) of Blacks 18+ listen weekly, along More

Stephens Media Group Closes on Buy of 37 Outlets from Mapleton
Stephens Media Group
Stephens Media Group
Stephens Media Group has closed on its previously announced acquisition of thirty-seven stations from Mapleton Communications in Medford, OR; Merced, Monterey and Redding, CA and Spokane, WA, as well as Alexandria and Monroe, LA. Mapleton Communications is a California-based company More

WWO Highlights Takeaways from 2019 ANA Masters of Marketing
Westwood One
Westwood One
A Westwood One blog post this week highlights key takeaways from the 2019 ANA Masters of Marketing conference that took place last week in Orlando, FL. Thousands were in attendance to hear from the Chief Marketing Officers of some of the most respected and innovative brands. Three hot topics that More

Report: Pacifica Foundation Shuts Doors on WBAI/New York
WBAI-FM
WBAI-FM
WBAI-FM/New York was shut down on Monday by the Pacifica Foundation, a California-based nonprofit organization that owns the Public Radio outlet, reports Spectrum News' NY1.com. Engineer and host Reggie Johnson learned of the news while on his way to work. "And then when I got here, third floor More

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AMC Partners Escanaba to Acquire Eight from Sovereign
Kalil & Co.
Kalil & Co.
AMC Partners Escanaba LLC has agreed to acquire eight stations from Sovereign Communications. These stations operate in Iron Mountain-Escanaba and Marquette regions, all in Northern Michigan. Included in the deal are 100kW WIMK-FM (93.1), 2.55 kW WZNL-FM (94.3) and 1kW WMIQ-AM More

KSBJ EF Closes on Buy of KSHN-FM Beaumont for $1.3 Million
KSBJ Educational Foundation has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 26.5kW Oldies KSHN-FM, licensed to Liberty, TX and serving Beaumont-Port Arthur from Trinity River Valley Broadcasting. The purchase price was $1.3 million. KSBJ Educational Foundation is headed by Joe More

Larry Patrick Appointed to NAB Radio Board of Directors
Larry Patrick
Larry Patrick
Larry Patrick, managing partner of both Legend Communications and Patrick Communications, is appointed to the NAB Radio Board of Directors by Radio Board Chair Dave Santrella, effective immediately. Legend operates 24 small-market radio outlets in Wyoming. Patrick is also a founder and investor in More

Global Music Rights Sues Entravision Over Unpaid Royalties
Global Music Rights
Global Music Rights
Global Music Rights, a group headed by Irving Azoff that represents artists such as Drake and Bruce Springsteen, is suing Entravision Communications, reports the Los Angeles Times. GMR alleges that the company played its songs more than 10,000 times over the last couple of More

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WAY Media Closes on Acquisition of KWEE-FM/Portland OR
WAY Media
WAY Media
WAY Media Inc. has closed on its previously announced acquisition of 1.4kW Rhythmic CHR KWEE-FM (96.3) in West Linn, OR, from 3 Horizons LLC. KWEE will replace the 104.5 FM translator WAY-FM has broadcast from since 2011. WAY-FM (part of WAY Media Inc.) reaches into over 50 More

Report: Top Podcast Revenue Categories & Advertisers
Voxnest
Voxnest
Voxnest has released its new report about the top money-making podcast categories and the advertisers that spend the most in each category. As dynamic ads continue to become more and more popular, the company is beginning to see trends and along with where it believes dynamic ads are More

NABOB Proposes Concentrated Broadcast Industry Initiative
NABOB
NABOB
Last week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and remanded the FCC's 2017 decision, which had relaxed some of its broadcast ownership rules. In doing so the Court said, "We do conclude, however, that the Commission has not shown yet that it adequately considered the effect More

The FCC Proposes Notifying Public of Applications Online
FCC
FCC
The FCC is moving to notify the public of applications through the Internet, in conjunction with broadcast announcements, while considering simplifying the rule. In October, 2017, the Commission issued the NPRM to seek comment on whether to update or even eliminate the requirement. More

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2019 NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Announced
Marconi Awards
Marconi Awards
Winners of the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday evening at the 30th annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner, held at the Radio Show in Dallas. Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB More

Report: Entercom Bans e-Cigarette Ads on All 200 Stations
Entercom
Entercom
Entercom Communications has banned e-cigarette ads on its more than 200 stations, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer. Juul, which controls 75 percent of the e-cigarette market, has faced intense regulatory scrutiny over the potential health risks of its products and on Wednesday the company More

MSN Releases 2019 Radio Sales Compensation Study
Media Staffing Network
Media Staffing Network
Media Staffing Network (MSN) released the findings from its 2019 Radio Sales Compensation Study on Wednesday during the 2019 RAB Radio Show in Dallas. The study's findings provide insights that help radio owners, operators and managers develop competitive compensation packages and sharpen their More

Audioboom Signs with Nielsen's Podcast Listener Buying Power
Nielsen
Nielsen
Audioboom has subscribed to Nielsen's Podcast Listener Buying Power Service from Nielsen Scarborough. The service, launched last month, allows clients to profile shows using program titles collected from Nielsen subscribers in order to connect specific types of listeners with More

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