Barroeta Takes Revised Role At Telemundo

A veteran marketing and creative executive at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' Telemundo has accepted the role of SVP/Marketing & Creative for the Telemundo Networks. She will continue to be based in Miami.
E.W. Scripps Company

Lawlor, Tomlin Top Leadership Changes At Scripps

Two weeks after 14-year company veteran Adam Symson took the reins as President/CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, he's already putting his stamp on the media operation previously led by the now-retired Rich Boehne. 

The Radio Company That’s All About Community

Some media companies say they are all about serving the communities in which their stations are located. One company, with stations in small cities located across New York State, South Carolina, and Florida's Panhandle, is all about community. If not, this operator's very name would be a misnomer. In this exclusive RBR+TVBR INFOCUS report, we peek inside the studios and offices of a cluster of stations owned by a company that's all about being loyally local.

Black Adds Third Ohio OM Hat, As ‘Big Bink’ Moves To Indy

Urban One's Radio One has assigned its OM for the company's Cleveland and Cincinnati radio stations additional duties for its Columbus, Ohio, stations. The move comes as the individual that had been leading the company's radio properties in the Ohio state capital drives west on I-70 to become Radio's One new OM in Indianapolis.

Univision Radio Unites With Live Nation For Latin Music Series

Univision Communications has just made a statement that suggests it is recommitting to its radio division, thanks to a newly announced effort designed to expand the millennial and Latino-focused media company's integrated music strategy.
TuneIn

Should Sirius XM Shudder Over TuneIn’s Latest Move?

After a 57-week review process, the Justice Department on March 24, 2008 gave its blessing to the merger of Sirius Satellite Radio with XM Satellite Radio, creating the entity today known as Sirius XM. After 11 years without a direct competitor, will Sirius XM soon have one? There are suggestions that big streaming audio purveyor TuneIn Inc. is primed to take it on.

Scott Levin Ends Retirement, Sets WGRZ Comeback

One of Western New York's more familiar faces is returning to the local TV news scene, in a move that could jolt Nexstar-owned WIVB-4 and The E.W. Scripps Co.'s WKBW-7 just as both stations are seemingly gaining momentum in Buffalo.

Emmis/NYC Head Replaces Pineda As NYMRAD Treasurer

The SVP/Market Manager of Emmis Communications' Gotham cluster has succeeded Ramon Pineda as Treasurer of the New York Market Radio Association (NYMRAD).

Former Univision Exec Takes Top Digital Role At CBS

Univision's President of Advertising Sales & Marketing from 2007-2012 has just been named EVP/Digital Sales and Sales Strategy. He reports to a 15-year CBS Corp. veteran who is concurrently rising to the role of President and Chief Advertising Revenue Officer.

Pfaff Picked To Lead Biz Dev & Partnerships At Katz TV

A new EVP/Business Development and Partnerships has been named at Katz Television Group, the advertising sales company. This individual brings more than 25 years of media sales experience to this newly created position, most recently with FOX Sports, as a Regional Vice President.

Unlike Santa, This Claus Is Retiring

After a decade in the Big Easy, Mr. Claus is calling it a day. Don't worry, there are no sleigh bells involved. This Mr. Claus is a veteran radio executive who has been overseeing such stations as WWL and WEZB "B97."

Nexstar Taps A Tribune Vet For Top Distribution Role

The individual charged with negotiating complex carriage agreements with MVPDs and "OTT" platforms for Tribune Media won't be sticking around once its merger with acquirer Sinclair Broadcast Group closes. That's because he's joining Nexstar, in a big pick-up for the broadcast TV company founded by Perry Sook.

WW1 Adds Two To Top Sales Roles

A longtime Premiere Networks sales leader has joined WW1 as its new Director of National Partnerships. Concurrently, a media industry veteran who has worked at The Weather Channel, The New York Times and Crain Communications has come board for a top regional sales role.

Local TV News Salaries Rise, But At A Lower Rate

The final installment in a nine-part annual newsroom survey for 2017 developed by Bob Papper, Professor Emeritus at New York's Hofstra University, has been released by the RTDNA—the Radio Television Digital News Association. This last installment looks at earnings, and pay stubs. How are local TV news personnel faring, wage wise? "It was a decent year for salaries," Papper says. But, it could have been a little better. 

Empire State Sputter For Local Radio Ad Spending?

Local advertising spending in the state of New York will reach $13.7 billion in 2017 across the Empire State's 10 local media markets. That said, radio is laggard when it comes to ad spend in the top 5 vertical market categories, and is behind all other forms of local media. That nugget comes courtesy of BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast.

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