The Home Depot Continues To Reign

In last week’s Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report, The Home Depot remained in first place airing 51,625 spots and iHeartRadio remained in second place with 45,552 ads. GEICO held onto third place.

Skyview Scores With Golden Knights Pact

The National Hockey League’s newest franchise has selected Skyview Networks to help it build a network of radio station affiliates. The deal gives the team access to Skyview's AdView Inventory Management and Live Read Logging software.

AM Revitalization On The Docket For September Meeting

What is officially known as MB Docket No. 13-249 will be considered by a full five-member Commission presided by Chairman Ajit Pai at its September Open Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 26. That's the Third Report and Order that will relax — or eliminate — certain rules pertaining to AM broadcasters employing and maintaining directional antenna arrays.

A ‘Legendary’ Night For CBS As Marconis Are Awarded

A radio station that will soon be owned by Entercom that's home to one of the most successful news and information formats has taken home the "Legendary Station of the Year" award at the 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards.
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Entravision Earns A Crystal Bell For PSA Prowess

Entravision Communications Corp. is widely known among Hispanic radio listeners for its fun and entertaining programs such as Erazno y La Chokolata and for nationally distributed music formats serving regional Mexican audiences. Now, Entravision is being saluted for its exceptional public service campaigns.

Here’s The One TV Repack Need For Radio Broadcasters

What's the best piece of advice for owners of AM and FM radio stations with respect to the potential impact of the post-FCC Spectrum Auction repack process? Get an auxiliary site now.

What Are The New Platforms, And Strategies, For Radio?

If attendees of the 2017 Radio Show weren't hearing about the erosion of ad dollars heading to digital this year, it's a pretty safe bet that the second-most overheard conversation the industry leaders will be talking about next week will be the digital dash. The conference's Wednesday "Headliner Session," Radio’s New Strategies and New Platforms, put the conversation surrounding the much-ballyhooed connected car front and center.

Houston Radio Links Up For Food Bank Benefit

Some 25 Houston radio stations have agreed to join together to simultaneously air a fundraiser to support the Houston Food Bank in order to feed those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The effort starts Friday and runs through Sunday.

SBS Fires Back On SAG-AFTRA L.A. Claims

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) on Wednesday released a statement that it claims "repudiates" the recent claims made by SAG-AFTRA regarding alleged anti-union actions purported to have been undertaken at its radio facilities in Los Angeles.

‘Tepid’: The Current Flow Of Ad Dollars To Radio

A word that some may have wished should never be uttered during the radio industry's biggest annual convention parted from the lips of more than one of the panelists participating in the one 2017 Radio Show session focused on the current state of ad dollars flowing to radio. That word is "tepid," and it was repeated throughout Pillsbury's Broadcast Finance 2017. We've got a full report from Austin.

What Will The ‘Connected Car’ Mean For Radio’s Bottom Line?

Will the stuff of science fiction swiftly become the reality for car drivers across the U.S. who purchase a vehicle with a next-generation dashboard? That question — and how the "connected car" will impact the radio broadcasting industry — was one of the first to be addressed at the 2017 Radio Show, the annual conference produced by the NAB and RAB that began in Texas's state capital on Tuesday afternoon.

Alpha Delivers Dick Three Carolina Clusters

In the early 2000s, Dick Broadcasting Co. was among the many owners of AM and FM stations that decided to pare down their assets amidst a great wave of consolidation triggered by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Now, following a year of discussions, this radio broadcaster has decided to grow again. It just acquired three station groups in the Carolinas from Alpha Media.

Nielsen Reiterates Radio’s Big Audience Diversity

Multicultural marketers and the owners of such companies as Urban One and Univision Radio will hardly be surprised with the just-released findings from Nielsen Audio, which says "the national radio audience continues to diversity." Do CMOs seeking Latinos, Asians and Blacks care enough to increase the sliver of ad dollars going to AM, FM and their digital components? Are they even seeing this data, we ask in a RBR+TVBR Observation.

New Owners Land For Enchantment Quartet

New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment," and American General Media is certainly enchanted over its acquisition of four FM stations in the state's main DMA. That deal just closed, with Kalil & Co. as the exclusive broker in the transaction, and it's the lone news to report ahead of the 2017 Radio Show in RBR + TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY.

Gen Next: Binnie Links Up New National Ad Rep Deal

As part of what a New England broadcast company calls "a unique strategic alliance to drive regional and national ad revenue," it's inked a brand new national ad sales representation agreement with the largest independently owned radio rep firm in the U.S. 

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