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Nightmare on Wall Street Continues For Comscore

On Tuesday, the steady and punishing slide for Comscore's shares seemingly reached its zenith, with a big private stock sale designed to raise millions in cash getting a big thumbs down from Wall Street. A 18% slide for SCOR was logged. On Wednesday, the bleeding continued.

Gray Slams ACA Connects, C Spire For ‘Pure Fiction’ Complaint

ACA Connects has urged the FCC to grant a complaint filed by member MVPD C Spire against Gray Television on the grounds that Gray invalidated federal “market modification” rules and violated the FCC’s “good faith negotiation” rules. Gray now assails ACA for the claim. On Wednesday, Gray's VP of Government Relations & Distribution told RBR+TVBR in an exclusive interview that the comments of ACA Connects are "pure fiction."

New and Novel Ways to Lose Your Station’s FCC License

Six years ago, RBR+TVBR published its most-read article to date: “How to Lose Your Station’s License.” Now, attorneys Erwin Krasnow and John Wells King say, "The time has come to update our article, thanks to the conduct of four AM stations in the St. Louis area."

Comscore Shares Collapse On Word Of Funding Move

A big stock sale designed to raise millions in cash -- and perhaps millions more -- has come along with a significant strategic partnership. How did Wall Street react? Comscore shares immediately sank in early trading on Tuesday. At the Closing Bell, a punishing 18% nosedive was logged.

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It’s Official: Cox Radio, Gamut, CoxReps Going To Apollo

On March 1, RBR+TVBR first reported that, citing multiple sources, Apollo Global Management has been offered majority control of Cox Media Group's radio assets. Cox Media Group EVP Bill Hendrich reportedly conducted a company-wide Town Hall meeting the day before, but CMG remained mum — until now.

Entercom’s Wrong-Way Stock Trajectory

On April 30, it appeared as if ETM would soon climb to above $7 a share, continuing a rebound from a sharp downturn that began in late February and concluded in late March. With Q2 set to end Friday, Entercom stock is now struggling to find the $6 mark.

Prairie Winds Blow Dakotas Cluster Away From Armada

Midway between Fargo and Sioux Falls, S.D., along Interstate 29, is the Watertown-Milbank area. It's home to two AMs, three FMs and two FM translators giving those AMs a bit of "revitalization." Now, these properties are trading hands, with a local buyer awaiting closing.

A Radio Brand’s ‘No Talk Day’: Awareness, Aussie Style

On July 1, on a cool winter's day in Australia, Southern Cross Austereo will be muting everything but the music on its national Rock brand, Triple M: no shows, no announcers, no news, no traffic and no ads. There's a powerful reason why, and it's getting lots of positive attention.

Security, Privacy Concerns Cloud Smart Speaker Ubiquity

The Smart Audio Report Spring 2019 survey, produced by Edison Research in partnership with NPR, finds that seven-in-10 smart speaker owners use their device daily despite security and privacy concerns. These concerns are the main reason why non-owners don't have them.

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Pecan Country AM Let Go By Len

The city of Vienna is largely known for its presence in Austria, or perhaps as a suburb of the sprawling Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. In Georgia, Vienna is a small town in the heart of a pecan-producing region. Here, a silent AM is trading hands.

Copyright Office Head Affirms STELAR Expiry Stance

It was a one-person party on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the U.S. Copyright Office Director was the lone witness to testify at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. At the hearing, Temple answered questions regarding a touchy subject that impacts many TV station owners.

Nexstar Shareholders Say ‘Nay’ To Sook Salary Suggestion

When you're the founder and Chairman/CEO of what's poised to become the nation's biggest owner of broadcast TV stations, there should be no squabble among shareholders with respect to the top dog's compensation package ... right? Wrong. 

The ATSC 3.0-Dominant Media World: Less Disruptive Than 5G?

While many of us postulate the wide-ranging effect ATSC 3.0 and 5G will have on the broadcast media industry, we rarely actively plan for it until that change is upon us. A group led by Magid; FOX; and 20th Television; in tandem with the Council for Research Excellence; aims to do just that. 

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"The trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful" has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a media measurement company that works with brands, agencies, cable operators, streaming TV services, and networks to tie cross-screen ad exposure with "real-world outcomes."

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