Brokers Herald Deal Value For Nexstar Spins

When it comes to the top media brokers in the U.S., one thing sticks out regarding the dollars Nexstar Media Group will be collecting for its necessary divestment of 19 TV stations. In their collective view, its the "tremendous value" TV stations continue to command,

More Nexstar Spins? Three Markets Stand Out

On Wednesday, TEGNA and Scripps each made deals to grab Nexstar's need-to-sell stations. Curiously, three markets that present overlap issues weren't involved in those deals. More to come? Perhaps.

Mike O’Rielly: ‘Now’s The Time For More Substantial Reform’

Want more media industry deregulation? You have a champion in Mike O'Rielly. Speaking to ACA Connects Summit attendees, he declared that "the entire government oversight model for video services needs a complete overhaul from top to bottom."

Nexstar Station Spins Set, And Cox Isn’t Involved

Twin pre-market announcements involving Nexstar's required divestitures in order for the company to complete its merger with Tribune Media are sending shockwaves across the broadcast TV industry. Nineteen stations are being spun, with two companies involved.

Local Media From Tijuana? Still Solid For San Diego

It turns out there's nothing to worry about for listeners on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border of three radio stations based in Baja California serving listeners in San Diego.

After 45 Years, A Knoxville FM Heads To New Owner

In March 2018, a Tennessee radio veteran who acquired a Class A FM in 1974 bought an AM in what’s colloquially known to some as “Scruffy City.” Six months later, this broadcaster sold the AM. Now, it is selling the FM after 45 years of ownership.

Hoffman’s House Shifts From Indy To Twin Cities

What happens when the cluster of stations you've been overseeing as SVP/Market Manager and, before that, as a longtime sales leader gets sold?In the case of Ben Hoffman, it involves a bump up in market size at the company he joined nearly eight years ago.

Impairment Losses, Management Guidance Examined At Entercom

Villamayor Capital closely examined two things that stood out in Entercom's Q4 2018 results. One was an unexpected impairment loss. The other was optimism about the growth prospects for the radio broadcasting company from Entercom's C-Suite.

Hey, Radio! Check Out Pandora’s ‘Sound On’ Effort

Attention radio industry C-Suiters: Pesky audio streaming pioneer Pandora, now owned by Sirius XM Satellite Radio, is at it again with its aggressive marketing efforts to attract and inspire listeners. The 12-week, six-market "Sound On" brand campaign is worth noting.

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An ‘XL’ Deal For A Bakersfield AM

An AM radio station in the southern half of the San Joaquin Valley is being handed to a new licensee, as is its FM translator. The station is part of a network of stations targeting the South Asian community across California.

Former Radio Exec Snares Sinclair GM Job

In the late 1990s, this individual was an account executive for Cumulus Media in Montgomery, Ala. From 2000-2014, she was associated with Radio Disney, rising to a sales and marketing VP. Now this independent consultant and author is set to run FOX Richmond.

A Hispanic Media Leader Inks New Nielsen TV Deal

The Hispanic-focused media company that presently leads in the all-important prime-time ratings race has just reached a long-term agreement for national and local TV ratings measurement with Nielsen.

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Hey, Radio! Check Out Pandora’s ‘Sound On’ Effort

Attention radio industry C-Suiters: Pesky audio streaming pioneer Pandora, now owned by Sirius XM Satellite Radio, is at it again with its aggressive marketing efforts to attract and inspire listeners. The 12-week, six-market "Sound On" brand campaign is worth noting.

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.
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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.

Nine-Year LPTV/Translator Freeze Thawed By FCC

The FCC will lift the nine-year old freeze on applications for displacement relief and digital companion channels by LPTVs, and applications will be accepted starting April 18. Peter Tannenwald has much to share on what this new filing opportunity means for applicants.

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An XPoNential Move Forward For Program Distribution

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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.