After an extensive national search, the board of directors for one of the nation's most successful Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) radio broadcasting networks has selected its new President/CEO.
Nielsen Audio is tweaking its September 2017 PPM data release dates. Why? Multiple holidays traditionally led to data release shifts. Nielsen reviewed the calendar and determined sooner delivery could be done. There's just one slight problem, and we've got an RBR+TVBR Observation that shines some light on it.
Activities during regular business hours for Beasley Media Group employees are no longer exclusively for business purposes. There's one stipulation: Such behavior must demonstrate that the employee cares about the community, and involves some volunteer time at a local non-profit organization.
The man responsible for building DISH Network's Sling TV "over-the-top" offering has been selected to succeed Pandora's former CEO and founder, Tim Westergren. Meanwhile, Snap Inc.'s CEO has joined the Pandora Board of Directors.
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.
A veteran radio sales executive who has served as VP/Advertising and Affiliate Sales for the ESPN Audio Network, which includes the ESPN Radio network, has just been snagged by Sirius XM to serve as its new head of advertising sales.
Want to get the latest info on the new strategies and new platforms up for consideration in the radio industry C-Suites? Make plans to attend a two-part 2017 Radio Show session set for Wednesday, Sept. 6, featuring Jacobs Media and Jacapps President Fred Jacobs and Amplifi Media Founder/CEO Steven Goldstein.
It's a pretty well-known fact that mid-August is Prime Time for companies seeking to attract new talent. Job seekers are also aware of this phenomenon, and one leading online employment website is now using AM and FM radio spots to bring in more traffic. Who else is using radio? A certain insurance brand presently known for the "running of the bulldogs" is back on top.
The end of the wait to the long-awaited update to the "definitive resource for broadcast engineers" has arrived. The 11th editon of NAB Engineering Handbook is now available for purchase.
The "definitive voice of music and the lifestyle that surrounds it" is offering readers a primer on how those interested in getting into the radio business can do so, and it turned to such air personalities as Laura Stylez at Emmis Communications' WQHT-FM "Hot 97" in New York for the top tips on gigs at an FM station.
Have an LG-branded Android-powered smartphone? Your next model will have an enabled FM chip, allowing you to use the data-free version of the TagStation LLC-owned NextRadio app.
A primo FM translator located atop the Aon Tower in downtown Chicago, beaming a highly directional signal to the affluent north and west side of the Windy City, is being snapped up by Educational Media Foundation — and not the originally planned owner for which Chris Devine is a consultant.
The NAB and RAB have who they consider to be "a certified superstar" booked for the 2017 Radio Show's "Music & Mimosas" event, traditionally held on the final morning of the annual conference. To prevent people from leaving town Thursday evening, this year's M&M headliner is Demi Lovato, a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist.
Townsquare Media's Q2 revenues were not driven by its entertainment division, which stages large music festivals and similar events. Rather, it was driven by its radio stations and associated digital properties. With a new cluster in Pittsfield, Mass., exciting Chairman/CEO Steven Price, is talk of Townsquare selling its AMs and FMs — possibly to an ex-Cumulus Media exec — just a bunch of summertime gossip from a business looking for a juicy story where there isn't one?
Townsquare Media is much more than its market-leading Country WYRK-FM in Buffalo, Talker "New Jersey 101.5," or any of its other 310 radio stations in small and medium-sized markets across the eastern half of the U.S. Townsquare has made its mark with entertainment events including concert festivals and even athletic gatherings. It is in the latter category where its "Insane Inflatable 5K" events can be found, and it is this particular event that is draggin' the bottom line for Townsquare.