Ripley’s Path For Sinclair, Minus Tribune

What's the future for Sinclair Broadcast Group now that it will not be merging with Tribune Media? That question was most likely on everyone's minds at the second and concluding day of sessions at NAB Show New York. In a candid midday conversation Thursday, company President/CEO Chris Ripley shared Sinclair's strategy for long-term success in a media landscape that is drastically expanding. 

Future Focus: TV’s Leaders On Retrans, Next Gen Broadcasts

With their sights on the future and, without a doubt, the Next Generation broadcast TV standard, some of the industry's leading CEOs on Wednesday morning confirmed their commitment to the technological advancements that — combined with live and local — will propel the medium into the future. The comments were delivered to a packed room of NAB Show New York attendees.

Tribune Shares Recover From Post-Sinclair Slide

On July 16, Tribune Media shares nosedived after it became known that it would not be proceeding with its planned merger with Sinclair Broadcast Group. One month later, investors reassessed the situation -- and became believers in Tribune once again as it seeks a new suitor. On Wednesday, Tribune officially closed at its highest point since that unfortunate summer's day.

Scripps Takes Triton After Audioboom Deal Goes Bust

Just because they didn't want to own radio stations anymore doesn't mean they don't see the continued value of audio content delivery to listeners across the globe. The E.W. Scripps Company is purchasing Triton, a top tech provider serving the audio media industry. While $83.5 million was earned from the sale of its radio division, Scripps must still dive into its piggy bank for $66.5 million in additional funds to fund the purchase.

Alabama Slammer: A Radio Six Pack Trades Hands

Some 13 years ago, URBAN Radio Licenses purchased an FM in Muscle Shoals, Ala., from iHeartMedia. Fast-forward to just a few weeks ago, when iHeartMedia followed through with the sale of a new FM translator station serving nearby Florence, successfully bid on during Auction 83, to URBAN Radio—a deal intertwined with the 2005 transaction. Now, URBAN Radio is exiting the market.

Radio To Advertisers: It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia!

"Radio reaches 93% of adult Americans each week." Yet, radio is losing the battle for local ad dollars to digital media. In Philadelphia, corporate home to Entercom, radio stations want to turn the tide on the west bank of the Delaware River. A Wednesday "open house" of sorts was designed to fuel the reverse flow of dollars back to in-market AMs and FMs.

What’s In Store For Radio? Find Out At Forecast

Don’t let the door close on your chance to be part of the conversations at Radio's Financial Summit: Forecast 2019 and the “Top 40” reception that will set the tone for business over the coming year. RBR+TVBR is the official Media Partner for this event, which brings together associates old and new for a full day — and evening — of exclusive networking.

Hispanic Radio Podcast: Cracking The Code With AM/FM

From 2013 to 2018, Asian, Latino, and black audiences have been ahead of the streaming curve. The average TV viewer spends 43% of time with live TV, 35% with streamed content. With the RIAA mid-year 2018 Latin Music Revenue Report showing a surge in paid streaming formats, could the window of opportunity for new Hispanic radio entrants be closing? In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, Horowitz Associates' Adriana Waterston tackles the topic.

Skyview Says Yes To A Devil Of A Deal

On October 5, the NHL's New Jersey Devils became the latest team to go all-streaming with its audio play-by-play of its games. Now, the team has expanded its partnership with Skyview Networks to include production services. This will be done in conjunction with the Devils’ use of Skyview’s AdView Inventory Management software and Live Read Capture.

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Edgewater Parts Ways With Another Translator

An Idaho-based non-secular broadcasting company led by President Dennis Clounch has decided to sell another one of its FM translators, continuing a trend started two years ago. The latest divestment involves a city in Montana, and the No. 2 licensee of AM and FM broadcast stations in the U.S.

Nevins Gets Creative Nod From CBS

A former EVP/Programming at FOX has risen to the top at Showtime Networks while securing the title of Chief Creative Officer at CBS Corporation. Here are all the details on David Nevins, who served as President of Imagine Television for eight years, overseeing development and production as an executive producer on all Imagine Television shows.

Spade In The Cards As CBS’s Money Ace

The CFO of Showtime Networks has moved into the EVP/CFO position at CBS Corporation, effective immediately. She has worked in different capacities at Showtime Networks over 22 years, including programming finance leadership and as a key steward of the successful implementation of various financial, operational and reporting systems.

LBI Lassoes Spectrum For Its Cable TV Offering

LBI Media, the Burbank, Calif.-based broadcasting company targeting Spanish-speaking audiences, has inked a deal that puts its specialty cable TV channel on Charter Communications' Spectrum systems in two key markets.

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Window Opens For FCC Honors Engineer Program

Want to participate in the FCC's Honors Engineer Program, launched earlier this year? Here are all of the details on how to apply for a spot in the program, which is open to recent engineering school graduates and current students who will graduate this academic year. 

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Martha Raddatz Confirmed For 2018 NAB Show New York

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz has a date with NAB President/CEO and former U.S. Senator Gordon Smith. Raddatz and Smith will headline a keynote session on Thursday at NAB Show New York, with the discussion focused on Raddatz’s experience as a war correspondent and White House reporter.