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.

Vote Today: Decide The Best Finance Leaders In Broadcast Media

RBR+TVBR, the publication focused on the business of broadcast media, is proud to announce its first Top 15 media finance executives list. Be sure to name your nominations today, as the window will close on Monday, March 25.

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.

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.

Podcast: How The Power Of Sound Can Reshape Radio

"The Power of Sound," and the proliferation of digitally delivered audio, is reshaping the radio industry. Companies that target Hispanic consumers are no different, and that's why the two topics generated buzz at the 2019 Hispanic Radio Conference.

Jones Joins Skyview For Key Executive Role

Steve Jones joined ABC News Radio in 1986 following a year as an on-air host for the station that put Howard Stern in morning drive in New York for the first time. He would ultimately become VP/GM and Executive Producer. Now, 33 years later, Jones is exiting ABC.

New HD Receiver Could Help In These Key Markets

Inovonics' third-generation, small form-factor FM and FM-band HD Radio broadcast monitor receiver is now being shipped. Owners of radio stations in 10 distinct markets may want to take note of this product roll-out, based on fresh HD Radio consumption data.

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Estate Sale For Four Arkansas Radio Properties

A pair of Arkansas AMs and two accompanying FM translators are being sold from the estate of a Milwaukee, Wisc., based individual to an Arizona-based LLC. Here are the details.

Has Subscription OTT Growth Hit Its Peak?

Parks Associates' OTT video research finds household spending on subscription OTT video services has held steady for three years, averaging just under $8 per month since 2016. Here are the full details from its latest research report.

ACA’s New Focus: Communications, Not Cable

Say goodbye to the American Cable Association. The chief Capitol Hill lobbying group for America's smallest MVPDs is sporting a new name that the organization says "reflects a leading position for the association in the fast-growing telecommunications industry."

Townhall’s Conservative Capture: A PJ Pluck

Salem Media Group's Townhall just added another voice to its growing stable of conservative online news and views portals. For an undisclosed price, the digital division of a company known for its non-secular properties and Talk stations is growing.

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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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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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License Renewal Concerns, And The Dollars That Feed The Worry

Here's some advice to radio station owners from featured columnist Ken Benner: "Don’t forget your license to microwave your signal from your studio to transmitter, your individual translators, etc." If not, kiss those AE bonuses and a salary bump goodbye.

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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.