No Radio ‘Mundo’ For Gray Television

In June 2018, Gray Television announced that it intended to merge with Raycom Media. The deal, completed at the start of 2019, included two radio stations. Now, Gray is saying goodbye to one of these properties in a deal brokered by Kalil & Co.

Is 2019 The ‘Make-Or-Break’ Year For TV Upfronts?

Silicon Valley's under-regulated cash-flush GAFANs one year ago had seemingly conquered Hollywood, with out-of-home advertising dominated by Netflix and Amazon Studios. This week across Midtown Manhattan, it became clear the Upfronts are now under attack.
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Parents Television Council Lauds FCC On Content Ratings Report

The Parents Television Council has been vocal of late regarding what it perceives are the "numerous, intrinsic failings" of the TV Content Ratings System. Now, it is applauding the FCC for providing Congress a report that largely affirms what the PTC has been saying for years.

Robocalls, Broadband Dominate FCC Oversight Hearing

Think media ownership rules were top discussion topics for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the GOP three that are driving Commission policy under a "light touch approach"? Nope. Better broadband access, spectrum allocation for 5G and combating robocalls took center stage.

As TV Networks Push Scale, Two Radio Groups Do The Same

One of the biggest messages sent to marketers attending television network Upfront presentations this week was "scale." Yet, Entercom Communications and Townsquare Media have been touting scale for some time, company executives at both companies note.

Yes, WAY: Two-Year Review Results In WUEV Sale

Nearly one year ago RBR+TVBR first reported on the possible sale of another university-owned noncommercial FM radio station. Now, it's official: The school's Class B1 student-run broadcast facility is being sold, and the buyer will be flipping it to Christian Top 40.

What Media Company Is Presenting At B. Riley?

The 20th annual B. Riley FBR Institutional Conference is set for Wednesday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. At 9:30am that morning, a Camarillo, Calif.-based media company will be presenting its assets and touting its benefits to institutional investors in attendance.

Thoughts From Boston On Radio’s 100 Years

Believe it or not, radio will soon be celebrating its Centennial. In November 1920, KDKA-AM became the first station in the U.S. to receive a broadcast license. Many remembrances will likely be seen over the next 12 months. Today, we turn to Clark Smidt, who waxes nostalgic. 
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Radio Clobbers Entravision In Q1

Just eight days after Entravision Communications released its delayed Q4 and fiscal 2018 financial report, the company focused on Hispanic media consumers released its Q1 2019 results. The verdict? The TV division saw double-digit growth. Let's not talk about Radio and Digital.

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A Third FM Translator For Lake Of The Ozarks Operator

Ken Kuenzie and Dennis Klautzer in December 2017 became investors in a FM on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i. Now, the mainland company they own is growing by acquiring an FM translator for a new Soft AC HD offering tied to a big Rocker.

A Standard TV Deal Transpires For A Nashville Veteran

A Form 314 filing made with the FCC on Friday confirms the sale of the ABC affiliates serving Providence, R.I., and Lincoln, Neb., respectively, to an entity led by Nashville-based Deborah McDermott -- the former GM of WKRN-2.

MFM-BCCA Announce Member Awards For NoLa Show

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association, have revealed the recipients of the association’s 2019 membership awards. The awards will be presented during the group’s 59th Annual Conference.

OTA TV Viewing: Found In Nearly 1 in 4 Broadband Homes

If you think we're in the midst of an "audio renaissance," could broadcast TV's big comeback be unfolding, too?New research from Parks Associates suggests that may be the case, given the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use a digital antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts.

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How Many Social Media Platforms Do Your Consumers Use?

Just-released research conducted by GoodFirms on social media usage paints a most interesting picture of how much time people spend using a varied range of social media platforms in a given day. A majority of Americans use a handful of platforms on a daily basis.

Amplifi Under Law As Dentsu Aegis Sets U.S. C-Suite

Within Dentsu Aegis Network are Amplifi, a global media investment firm with a goal to deliver "a demonstrable uplift in media performance across TV, Print, Digital and Radio," and DAN Media U.S., a digital agency network. The tech-driven entities are now being consolidated.

Allergies and Facial Cleansers: Top Spot Topics At TV

Sneezing and coughing thanks to Spring's blooming trees and bountiful blossoms? In need of a facial cleanser that can wash away the grime? Two big brands seeking to gain an upper hand on sales turned to spot television to share their respective messages with consumers.

Here’s When You Can Trash FCC Form 397

On February 14, the FCC adopted a Report and Order that eliminates for good its Broadcast Mid-Term Report, which used Form 397. When can radio and TV stations stop using the form for good? Here's the answer, fresh from the Commission.

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Second Street: New Niche For Publishing Industry Entity

The company known for an audience engagement software platform used by broadcast media companies to run contests and interactive content has acquired a publishing industry company known for events dedicated to helping print media generate new ad dollars.

An AI-enabled Headphone Kit, For Google Home Users

As demand for wireless earbuds and headsets grows, so does the need for a platform that elevates the experiences of their users. An audio solution from Qualcomm "is designed to do just that," and it's designed expressly for Google Home users.

Ex-TV Meteorologist Secured As CP Sales Leader

For nearly 30 years, a man sharing the name of a former U.S. President was a familiar face to TV views in Salt Lake City and in Rochester, N.Y. Today, he's now leading North American sales for a company known for its live event production services.