Veteran Radio C-Suiter Drew Horowitz To Retire

After 43 years of working in, owning and running radio stations and radio broadcasting companies, the President/COO of Hubbard Radio will be retiring at the end of 2019. The news came via an internal memo distributed to employees by company Chair Ginny Morris.

This U.S. State Is The Only One Getting Younger

The USA as a whole is graying. The median age of the nation rose by one full year between 2010 and 2018. But, the pace of this aging is different across race and ethnicity groups, newly released 2018 Population Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show. What does this mean for broadcast radio and television?

KYW Union Employees Ink New Entercom Deal

RBR+TVBR has confirmed that on-air talent represented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have agreed to a new contract with Entercom Communications-owned all-News KYW-AM 1060 in Philadelphia.

The Bad News Continues On Wall Street For Comscore

It's been nearly three months since CEO Bryan Wiener and President Sarah Hofstetter departed Comscore, leading investors to protest. On Friday, the company's stock hit another new low, and is now worth one-third of what it was just months ago.

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Is Saga’s Current Stock Price A New Normal?

It's a lightly traded issue on Nasdaq. Still, Saga Communications shares are considered to be "near fair value" by analysts, Yahoo! Finance notes. Is that less than stellar news, as SGA continues to struggle with a recovery from a five-year low?

Additional ‘GMO A Classic Choice For Northern Minn.

Northeast of Duluth, Minn., is a 63kw FM licensed to Grand Marais, Minn., atop Lutsen Mountain. After a period of silence due to transmitter problems, it is now simulcasting a Classic Rocker some 180 miles away. Thank this station's new owner for bringing it back to life.

Carr Talks, Warshaw Woos At Federalist Society Affair

How does Brendan Carr feel about "Ownership Limits in an Increasingly Competitive Audio Marketplace"? Attendees of a Tuesday Federalist Society luncheon may get his first public comments on the subject, along with insight from one key industry proponent of rule "modernization."

Pennsylvania AM Saved From Darkness By Twilight

One month ago, a Class B AM serving Reading, Pa., revealed that it would be signing off the air forever, ending nearly 90 years of service to this slice of the Keystone State. On Thursday, a white knight arrived to save WEEU-AM from eternal darkness. It's all thanks to Twilight Broadcasting.

What The Dickeys Could Have Done Differently At Cumulus

The radio industry is chatting over an appearance at The Conclave in Minneapolis by former Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey Jr. and his brother, John Dickey. The Dickeys had some interesting things to say about how, in retrospect, they would have done things a bit differently.

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Alabama Translator Rolls To Williams

An FM translator offering city-grade coverage of an Alabama municipality is heading to a new licensee. But, there will likely be no changes to how this facility is currently used, continuing to offer HD2 programming associated with WKLS-FM.

Here’s Another Flowery Digital Ad Surge Forecast

Tired of those global looks at just how rapidly digital advertising is growing, and its potentially negative impact on your company in the coming years, should digital strategy and innovation be absent from your C-Suite? Sorry. New analysis from Juniper Research demands your attention.

Should Investors Buy Tribune Stock?

That's a question posed by Asma UL Husna, of Insider Monkey. Husna was intrigued as to the "smart money sentiment" toward Tribune Media Co., ahead of its merger with Nexstar Media Group. As such, Husna examined hedge fund sentiment, and offered the following conclusions.
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Nexstar Media Group on Tuesday revealed that indirect wholly owned subsidiary Nexstar Escrow Inc. intends to offer up to $1.12 billion in aggregate principal amount of new senior notes due 2027 — in a private offering. One day later, pricing of the notes was set, with an aggregate principal amount of 5.625% expected to be completed on or about July 3.  Now, the broadcast TV company poised to merge with Tribune Media has priced -- through its Nexstar Broadcasting -- a pair of term loan facilities.

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