In The Heights: Cumulus Stock Rises On Positive Q4 Reveal

Some 16 years ago, the Postal Service had a hit with the Alternative track "Some Great Heights." Today, Cumulus Media stations such as KFOG-FM in San Francisco or KBXR-FM in Columbia, Mo., may wish to play it -- in salute of the company's strong Q4 2018 results.

Renewed Fear Of Public Media Funding Shortfall

President Trump on Monday released his fiscal 2020 budget proposal. It didn't sit well with the leaders of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and of America's Public Television Stations. Why? The White House wants to rescind a big chunk of funding.
DirecTV

Congress to DirecTV: Every DMA Needs Their Local TV

AT&T's DirecTV promised more than a decade ago to carry all of the local TV station in each of the nation's 210 DMAs. However, it still hasn't fulfilled this pledge, and Sen. Jon Tester -- along with three other Senators -- have asked when they plan to finally act.
Money

FCC OKs Radio, LPTV Repack Cash

Long-awaited funds designed to reimburse owners of FM radio stations and certain LPTV and TV translator stations for expenses incurred as a result of the FCC's post-incentive auction repack process will soon be on the way from the Federal government.

HD Radio: The Perfect Catalyst For Radio’s Digital Boom

An afternoon spend driving in a car with an HD Radio tuner -- a rarity for our editor-in-chief -- set his mind ablaze with ideas and inspiration. Could any of his ideas spark your stations into fully developing a potential revenue enhancer attracting ears from digital competitors?

Enforcement Bureau Officially Welcomes EEO Team

With Thursday's publication in the Federal Register, the FCC has officially shifted its Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) team from the Media Bureau.

NABOB Media Sales Institute Solidifies ’19 Scholarship Awards

The Media Sales Institute (MSI) is an intense ten-day program designed to properly expose and prepare career changers, college graduates and military personnel (Post 9-11) for a career in media sales.
Townsquare Media Group

Why Did Townsquare Shares Stumble On Thursday?

By all accounts, Townsquare Media had a strong Q4 2018. Yet, shares were off by more than 7% in midday trading before a rebound. Why? It could have nothing to do with Townsquare but everything to do with the private equity firm that controls it.

Spanish-language Radio’s Potential Growth Via Smart Speakers

When asked if they owned a smart speaker, nearly all of the Hispanic Radio Conference attendees raised their hands. But, what are Spanish-language radio station owners doing to promote their stations on this device heralded as bringing AM and FM back into the home?

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That’s The Truth: A Deal With Family Ties

A Class D AM serving Virginia's state capital with Christian Talk and Teaching programming is being sold to an entity that already provides all of the station's programming. Yes, money is trading hands. But, it is very much a deal that's all in the family.

Entravision Rebrands Its Digital Marketing Arm

Entravision Communications' Hispanic consumer-targeted Pulpo digital advertising unit has just gotten a brand refresh. What does that mean? Here are the details.

A Big Auto Insurance Battle Emerges At Spot TV

At Spot Cable, there's a clear winner when it comes to what brand is tops in the play count race. For Spot TV, it's a much different story, as a competitive battle for supremacy is emerging in the final weeks of Q1.

Lowcountry LPTV Heads To New Owner

A 117-watt low-power TV station serving a South Carolina market is trading hands. It's a deal that sees George Kimble of Kozacko Media Services act as the exclusive broker.

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WWO Seeks Bigger Impact With Wider Nielsen Pact

Westwood One has expanded its relationship with Nielsen to license the national version of Nielsen Media Impact (NMI) powered by Nielsen's Total Media Fusion.
Walgreens Pharmacy

Two ‘Wal’s Make Radio The Right Choice

It's another week of consistency for marketers who use Spot Radio to build brand awareness and sales, as Media Monitors' Spot 10 Radio report shows continued strength from GEICO and McDonald's. There is also a strong presence from both Walgreen's and Wal-Mart.
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Another Dominant Week For GEICO

Of the advertisers using Spot Cable to reach consumers during the week ending March 17, there is one that sticks out above the rest. Of course, it is GEICO -- a company that is also a big user of spot television and spot radio. But, just how dominant is GEICO at Spot Cable?
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Could Outdated FCC Documents Cost You?

Since 1997, Ken Benner has conducted thousands of alternative FCC inspections for broadcast media properties. He thought he'd had everything memorized. But, he recently decided to brush up on his skills. What he discovered absolutely stunned him.

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An XPoNential Move Forward For Program Distribution

One of the nation's top sources for Adult Alternative music recently set out to develop what would be "a more sustainable distribution model" for its digitally distributed 24/7 music channel. One streaming company and an audio technology firm are building it.

In Focus: Multi-Platform Compliance Monitoring, Analysis Innovations

Continuing to help broadcasters and service providers easily meet regulatory requirements and expanding audience expectations, Qligent will highlight the expanding compliance recording and analysis capabilities in its Vision monitoring system at the 2019 NAB Show.

Ready For America: New High-End AoIP Codecs

Here's something broadcasters from Kauai to St. Croix hopes clears customs with ease. Barix and digigram are partnering to bring a new family of high-end Audio over IP (AoIP) codecs to the United States.