The Q3 Deal Pulse: Trickle Or Torrent?

In one week, the third quarter of 2018 comes to a close -- as does the Radio Show, produced by the RAB and NAB. Just how is the deal-making marketplace shaping up in 2018? Kalil & Co. VPs Lou McDermott, Fred Kalil and Todd Hartman eagerly stepped up to the plate to offer their take on the transactions marketplace.

Coming To Capitol Hill: The State Of The Media Marketplace

What is the state of the media marketplace in the U.S.? That's a question Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn would like as close to a definitive answer to on Thursday, when the subcommittee she chairs will hold a hearing devoted to the topic.

Eight Ways to ‘Speak Human’ … and Change the Game

"Speaking human" in business is not as easy as it sounds. What exactly what that mean? That's the subject of a column everyone in your C-Suite should read. The focus is on learning how to speak human, and striving to employ an effective "conversation marketing" approach. This, says writer Merilee Kern, can create "a lifetime value with customers, foster maximized marketplace engagement and breed brand loyalty."

Dayton Modification Captures County For Cox

For the last five years, the total news share for Cox Media Group's WHIO-7 has averaged 74% of news viewing. With the Dayton Daily News and News/Talk WHIO-AM & FM in its stable, the company enjoys an unprecedented advantage in this Miami Valley city. But WHIO-TV wanted more — specifically, communities in the Lima, Ohio DMA. The Lima request was contested, and the FCC has just ruled on the matter.

A Big Addition For An iHeart Talker

All-time country music favorites from artists such as Randy Travis and Ronnie Milsap have just been trumped by the political musings of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. The move also results in the disappearance of a legendary Music City air personality, some 16 months after his "return" by way of classic bits aired in morning drive, on this iHeartMedia FM translator covering much of Nashville.

Fourth Time The Charm For iHeart’s Reorganization Plan?

Thursday was a busy day in a Houston U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the nation's top owner of radio stations. Judge Marvin Isgur approved the disclosures and solicitation materials for iHeartMedia’s Chapter 11 plan. A Confirmation Hearing Date is set for Dec. 11. Isgur's release of his 437-page order came with iHeartMedia's formal submission of its fourth amended Chapter 11 plan.

Empire’s ‘Exit’ Is Capitaland’s Classical Connoisseur Gain

An FM translator serving Albany, N.Y., that in May went dark under a STA, is being sold by a company led by a veteran New York broadcaster. Who is the buyer? The non-profit organization that controls the Capital District's Classical station. What are its plans for this translator?

Veteran Radio Journalist Dave Barrett Dies

The radio industry and journalists across the U.S. today are paying tribute to Dave Barrett, a veteran reporter for CBS News Radio. Barrett unexpectedly died Wednesday at the of 63.

Virtual Radio Techology Released

VRS1, or virtual radio studio 1 feed, enables stations to broadcast directly to an AM or FM transmitter for OTA broadcasts. It’s a technology that will reduce overheads for radio stations says EmpireStreaming Director of Sales, Matt Kellogg.

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A Big Top 40 Goes To EMF

In a deal that has not yet been filed with the FCC but was announced by broker of record Kalil & Co., the Mike Novak-led Educational Media Foundation has landed yet another property. The No. 2 licensee in the U.S., behind only iHeartRadio, has just obtained a Class C1 100kw blowtorch of an FM facility in one of America's premier Spring Break destinations.

Northwest Georgia LPTV Headed To Hall

A Class A TV station in the Peachtree State found on local cable TV systems and its Class A LPTV sibling have just been traded to a locally based buyer. What are his plans for the station? They won't include "North Georgia Television News."

Maine Duopoly Deal Done For Hearst

A duopoly in Maine’s biggest market is now in place, as Hearst Television has completed its acquisition of a station affiliated with The CW,  MeTV and MyNetworkTV from Ironwood Communications. 
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Sling Shot: A Big Boost For Broadcast TV Measurement

With IP-delivered TV services growing in popularity, ensuring proper measurement of the channels consumed by subscribers is of paramount interest to marketers and media research pros. A new pact between DISH Media Sales and Nielsen solves one conundrum, as DISH's Sling TV is now getting digital measurement from the nation's dominant audience measurement company.

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U.S. Advertising: An All-Time High Is Hit

Here's some exciting news for the media industry C-Suite ahead of the TVB Forward conference and the Radio Show: Ad spend grew by "a robust" 6% in the first half of 2018, new data from MAGNA show. What drove this growth, and how did it impact radio and/or television?

TEGNA Links OTA With Digital Through TMS

In today's marketing and advertising world, tools designed to drive results across all video delivery platforms are more essential than ever to drive brand campaign ROI and, ultimately, sales. TEGNA, the broadcast TV station owner formerly known as Gannett, has just responded to this need.

Six Radio Companies Ink Partnerships With Vipology

Vipology has forged long-term partnerships with six small and/or independently owned radio broadcasting companies. The agreement gives stations owned by the companies connectivity to Amazon's Alexa smart speaker via the VS3 system.

Another Transmitter Violation Notice For A SoFla LPFM

South Florida has been long known as the Pirate Radio capital of America. Over the years, many translators and LPFMs have taken over -- legally -- many of the FM frequencies used over the years by pirates. It seems one of these LPFMs has a problem following the rules regarding its transmitter.

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A Slew Of New Audio Apps For Salem

More than 100 audio apps tied to Salem Media Group properties are now available in the Apple iTunes and Android Play stores, thanks to their build and subsequent launch by custom application developer jācapps.

On-Air Listener Integration Comes To U.S. Via VoiceByte

Looking for a clean and efficient way to get listeners to engage with your on-air talent? A tool used across the Asia-Pacific region and already in use at iHeartRadio's signature Top 40 KIIS-FM 102.7 in Los Angeles is now being marketed to radio stations across North America.

Marketron Grows Its Management Team, Ups Kalman

"Ongoing efforts to accelerate the evolution" of its product suite and its business growth have led Idaho-based Marketron Broadcast Solutions to welcome a new SVP/Engineering and Regional Director for Digital Solutions. At the same time, Marketron is promoting its Vice President of Sales.