Tom Joyner Says Farewell To Radio

He first found fame as a "Fly Jock" in an era long before multi-market satellite-delivered live shows and is today one of the most renowned African American hosts to ever sit behind a microphone.  At 10am Friday, "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" came to its end, with Joyner officially heading into retirement.
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Townsquare Codifies Its C-Suite Pay Plan

Townsquare Media on Dec. 9 agreed to amend the employment agreements agreed to by its CEO, Bill Wilson; CFO, Stuart Rosenstein; and Local Media COO Erik Hellum. The company that focuses on small and mid-sized markets also said yes to an amended agreement with former CEO and current Executive Chairman Steven Price.

U.S. Advertising: ‘Past the Tipping Point’

While conventional wisdom might have assumed that TV’s loss was digital’s gains, the more accurate story -- courtesy of Wall Street analyst Michael Nathanson -- is that digital is being fueled by "an army of small and medium-sized advertisers" who have benefited from the efficient targeting capabilities of Facebook and Google.

A Record-Setting Fine Is Proposed For Boston Radio Pirate

In a historic move that cements the Pai Commission as one that will not tolerate unlicensed radio broadcasters, the FCC proposed a $453,015 fine against an individual determined to be the operator of a Boston-area pirate radio operation. Now comes enforcement, which could be difficult.

A Fiery Friday For iHeart Shares

What a difference a good rumor makes. Both The Wall Street Journal and Marketwatch are reporting that John Malone’s Liberty Media has asked the Justice Department for permission to buy a larger piece of iHeartMedia. That alone ignited iHeart shares on Friday, with more than 1 million shares traded on average volume of 330,140 by Noon ET.

A Minor Change Freeze for FM Auction 106

Need to submit a FM commercial and noncommercial educational (NCE) minor change application with the Commission? You better hurry, because a short blackout period is on the way in connection to the Auction 106 "Form 175" application window.

Nomination Window Narrows For Medallas de Cortez

Don't miss out on making your nomination for the most prestigious and highly coveted symbol of excellence in Hispanic radio — the Medallas de Cortez. Awards will be presented at the 2020 Hispanic Radio Conference, scheduled for March 25-26 in Miami. Click here to vote NOW!

A Kristin Cantrell-Controlled Group Captures A ‘Classic’

A Kentucky-based entity headed by the same person that leads Seven Mountains Media is growing again. This company is grabbing a Class A FM with a signal covering the state capital, and most of the area to the west of Lexington.

Saga Board OKs Strong Q4 Dividend

Historically, Saga Communications has been one of the radio industry's best performers on Wall Street, with positive analyst reviews. Now, the company led by Ed Christian is rewarding investors with another big dividend declaration.

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STAs and Closings, In the Absence of Deals

It's another day without a fresh media transaction to report. As such, the focus is on a closing in Michigan, and special temporary authority (STA) requests in three locales.

Unscripted Gets Full Day at NATPE Miami 2020

NATPE has revealed a full slate of programming dedicated to all aspects of unscripted programming, underlining the event’s further commitment to that area of the international content industry at a time when top-flight scripted shows are more likely to wind up on a OTT platform than a broadcast or cable TV network.

FCC Asks To Reduce MVPD Consumer Confusion

The FCC has proposed to update its rules regarding cable service change notification notices by issuing an NPRM instructing cable operators to provide to subscribers and local franchise authorities "certain written notices" that would reduce the potential for consumer confusion in the context of program carriage disputes.

Comscore Scores A Pair Of Quincy TV Markets

Comscore's comeback isn't just limited to Wall Street. On Wednesday, it revealed that it has a new agreement in place that allows it to provide a pair of TV stations in Iowa with measurement services.

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TVSquared, NBCU Team On Local Ad Attribution

The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations and the NBC Sports Regional Networks have formed a partnership with TV attribution firm TVSquared designed to provide advertisers with a same-day look in how their linear and digital campaigns are directly impacting business outcomes.

Wedel Selected To Power Triton Tool

The Dutch provider of broadcast software solutions' MediaSales Traffic product is now powering the online audio advertising server offered by The E.W. Scripps Co.-owned Triton Digital.

More Issues for Advertisers on CBD Copy

In a recent action, the FDA issued 15 warning letters to companies marketing CBD products, warning them about marketing both for edible products and for health claims. Here's what this may mean for radio and TV stations, courtesy of Wilkinson Barker Knauer partner David Oxenford.

Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

In an information environment characterized by deep tensions between President Trump and national news organizations, Americans are more divided than ever in their trust of the news media. A new Pew Research Center study confirms this.

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New Look For NewsNet As First Of New Studios Debuts

The fast-growing digital multicast news network focused on non-stop newscasts has a new look. It's thanks to the debut of the first of a group of new studios constructed for NewsNet, concluding a seven-month project giving the network "a flexible new set."

Applicaster: The Newest Tech Partner For WIREWAX

WIREWAX is welcoming custom app development and management platform Applicaster as a new technology partner, a pact "further expanding the accessibility and application of on-brand interactive experiences for a continually diversifying range of audiences."

Sinclair’s One Choice For Advanced Technology Role

He joined ONE Media 3.0 in August 2016 as its Sr. Director for Advanced Projects. Now, the wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group is promoting this NEXT GEN TV leader to the role of VP for Advanced Technology.