DOT Drives Ahead With New Radio Effort

A new campaign from the U.S. Department of Transportation has made it the third-biggest advertiser using radio for the week ending Aug. 20. Who are the other big users of AM and FM radio to get their advertising messages to consumers? Click here to get the answer!

Happy Birthday, FM Radio!

Eighty 80 years ago today, the FCC granted the first FM radio construction permit. Four years later, the station signed on under the ownership of General Tire & Rubber. None other than FCC Chairman Ajit Pai commemorated this, via a Friday Tweet.
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Mining Rights Assigned To New Owner For Golden State AM

A Class B AM station serving a city along California's Central Coast is being sold to a mining corporation.  It's the lead item in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Friday, Aug. 18, which also features the spin of an FM translator in Jacksonville, Fla.

A Chevy-Powered Takeover Of Chicago Radio

In a statement that seeks to demonstrate the positive power of audio to deliver results to advertisers, more than 40 radio stations in the nation's No. 3 market have signed on to simultaneously air a minute-long interview from a big Chevrolet dealer operator on Tuesday — in afternoon drive. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the effort.

North Ohio Is Hotchkiss’ New Region With Heart

The individual who has most recently served as Regional SVP/Sales for iHeartMedia in its Virginia-Carolina Region is taking his talents to The Flats and the home of LeBron James.

NYSBA Picks Pittman As ‘Broadcaster Of The Year’

The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has a big heart for iHeartMedia. That's because it has selected its Chairman/CEO as its Broadcaster of the Year.

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.

Ways To Capitalize On The Future, Courtesy of Pandora

Thanks to steady population growth, increased educational attainment and "a strong inclination toward entrepreneurialism," what's been labeled by many as the "New American Mainstream" is greatly impacting not only broadcast media, but key advertisers. It's one reason why one of the biggest challengers to AM and FM radio, Pandora Media, drafted a 22-page White Paper that provides a primer on why reaching the multicultural consumer is so vital for marketers.

This Christian Radio Player Just Named A New Leader

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.
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Nielsen Audio Resets September PPM Release Dates

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.

Beasley Puts More Care Into Its Communities

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.

Sling TV CEO Slides Into Pandora’s Top Chair

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.

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.

SiriusXM Scores With This ESPN Sales Vet

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.

New Strategies, New Platforms — A New Radio Show Session

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.

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