John Caracciolo Bets On Bubba For ‘Florida Man’ Launch

Under Salem Media Group, an AM with an FM translator serving Orlando has provided the company with “The Answer” to offering conservative Talk programming to the 31st-largest radio market. With JVC Media soon taking over, a big shift in spoken word programming is on the way. This includes bringing Bubba The Love Sponge to listeners.

Winter Has Ended: A Major Move At LBI Media

In a major power shift, LBI Media -- the parent of Liberman Broadcasting and the Estrella TV Spanish-language broadcast television network -- has confirmed that its COO has exited. In his place, on an interim basis, is a former Chairman/CEO of Granite Broadcasting.

TEGNA Confirms Apollo Contact, Following Standard Snatch

Ten minutes before Friday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, The Wall Street Journal published a report that the entity that did a private buyout of Cox Media Group and Northwest Broadcasting approached TEGNA about a possible sale. The company just confirmed this.

More Bad News For Comscore: Layoffs

The biggest news from Comscore on Tuesday wasn't distributed by a press release, but was instead revealed in a SEC filing. Job losses are on the way at the fiscally challenged cross-platform measurement firm, which announced a new offering within its suite of Marketing Impact products.

Entercom Stock Dips Again As Field’s Pay Is Examined

Among the notable after-hours movers on Wall Street tracked by Seeking Alpha late Thursday was Entercom, off 4.9% from where it was at the Closing Bell. At the Closing Bell on Friday, Entercom was off 8.1%. Could David Field's salary be a trigger for the further dip in Entercom shares?

‘WE’ Is Moving On Up The Dial, To A Translator

An Alpha Media CHR/Rhythmic FM serving the Pacific Northwest's second-largest market recently celebrated its third anniversary. Behind the scenes, discussions were taking place regarding the station's future, as it is poised to lose its current home. A move is now planned.

Beasley Board Approves Quarterly Dividend

Its shares on Thursday morning were $4.72 below its 52-week high. The 24-month trend is rather bleak. That didn’t stop Beasley from declaring a quarterly cash dividend.
Money

Radio, LPTVs Get Post-Repack Reimbursement Webinar

Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau are hosting a Webinar regarding its reimbursement procedures for Low Power TV, TV Translator, and FM Broadcast Stations. Here are the details.

A Radioactive Send-Off In Salina

Exactly 11 years ago, thanks to a successful bid in the FCC's FM Auction No. 27, a Class C3 FM serving the Salina, Kansas area came to life. Its owner until today is one of the most recognizable figures to have emerged in the radio industry over the last 25 years. He's now selling the station.

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New Life Given To Silent Tennessee AM

Travel south of Nashville along U.S. 43 and you'll reach the small town of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. It is here that a silent AM radio station is heading to a new owner, and it is the lone deal of the day in the Weekend Edition of RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY.

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Scripps Shares Slide To Year-To-Date Low

Two weeks ago, The E.W. Scripps Co. experienced a huge dip in its stock value, following the release of Q2 earnings results that disappointed investors. A Q2 loss was seen, compared to a Q2 2018 profit. But, that wasn't the first plunge in value for SSP, and Scripps' woes continued on Friday.

With RSN Arrivals, Sinclair Secures Jamison For Sales Role

A woman who began her career in 1993 as an Affiliate Marketing Manager for Fox Sports Florida and since 2007 has been an executive board member of Women In Cable Telecommunications has just landed a C-Suite sales and marketing gig at Sinclair -- just in time for it to gain ownership of RSNs.

NBC News CFO Added To Media Outlook 2020 Lineup

What is the business strategy that made NBC News a leading brand in news and information? How do they plan to expand globally with Sky and execute through the historic 2020 presidential election? The financial head of NBC News will cover these questions at a September event.

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Location Advertising’s Wasted Dollars: A Radio or TV Opportunity?

Despite strong results being realized by brands from location targeting advertising, nearly two-thirds of spend is still being wasted because of poor quality data and mistargeted location impressions. That’s the finding of an analysis conducted by global location intelligence company of 500 million digital location targeted impressions delivered in the U.S. and United Kingdom January to June 2019.

Five Stellar First Appointment Questions

You only get one first appointment with a prospect. Here's some great advice from expert sales training coach Barrett Riddleberger on how to never waste one again. Five questions, and his answers, could provide great learning for your entire media organization.

Retail Is Dead? Tell That To Target

Here's a bit of news that should energize every broadcast media sales executive in America: Target Corp. hit it out of the ballpark in the second quarter, with strong earnings and an improved outlook for the second half of 2019. Investors cheered, sending Target up nearly 21%.
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KidVid Further NPRM Comment Date Set

The Commission set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 30 and 60 days, respectively, after publication of the FNPRM in the Federal Register. That happened August 16.

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StreamGuys

New Monetization, Visualization, Social Media Innovations for Radio

StreamGuys is heading to the IBC2019 exhibition in Amsterdam with new features in its SGrecast live stream repurposing and podcast management system, designed to help radio broadcasters and podcasters maximize the monetization of their content and better engage their audiences.

The Asian American Tide Toward Streaming Video

Consumers are shifting to streaming both short-form and long-form video. Broadcasters will need to stay ahead of these trends. One solution for a TV station owner may lie in understanding how Asian Americans watch television. Simply put, they are leading the streaming wave.

A New World of Body-Worn Mics

Point Source Audio (PSA), manufacturer of specialty sub-miniature body-worn style microphones, has launched Mic Finder, an interactive web-based tool designed to help sound teams—from TV to theater—pinpoint specific mic elements and mic styles.