A New CEO, COO At A Post-BK LBI Media

Just days after exiting the COO position at LBI Media, Winter Horton quickly resurfaced across town — as Chief Operations Officer of Meruelo Media. Now, LBI has a new CEO and COO, as it has successfully completed its court-approved reorganization plan and emerged from the chapter 11 process on Tuesday.

The MRC’s Persons Problem: Nielsen’s New LPM Concern

On Oct. 3, Nielsen changed how it produces local market TV audience estimates in the 25 markets in which it uses LPMs, and in the 31 markets that had used only set-based TV meter panels. These markets to date have been accredited by the Media Rating Council. But, what about now? The MRC has a problem with Persons.
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ADHD In Action? Kids Multitasking While Consuming Entertainment

As new video platforms continue to proliferate and entertainment trends evolve, children are consuming increasing amounts of content from a wider variety of sources, and often multi-tasking to fit more in. That’s according to the latest Kids Tech consumer survey results from Futuresource Consulting.
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CBS, Viacom Sink To Five-Year Wall Street Lows

While Toronto's TSX was closed Monday in observance of Canadian Thanksgiving Day, New York's financial markets were open on Columbus Day in the U.S. Perhaps they should have closed. Small losses were seen overall, but the declines for CBS and Viacom are disconcerting.

A Radio-Avoidance Audio Solution Bulks Up Its OOH Power

Once upon a time, retailers seeking to entertain shoppers and staffers offered audio entertainment by way of a radio, tuned to a specific over-the-air radio station. Today, that's a rarity. Yet, OOH audio has hardly faded, and Vibenomics sees a thirst for OOH audio options. Marketers are responding. Will Radio?

Pause, Rewind, and Start Again: A Big New Radio.com Feature

"It’s a reimagining of radio,” Entercom claims, "taking it out of the radio box and serving it up to listeners in a digital environment that we know they’ve grown to love." Radio.com is now offering something Entercom claims has never been done before in broadcast radio. Will consumers respond?

Lawyer Turned Broadcaster Finds Finger Lakes Sibling

An attorney in Scottsdale, Ariz., who grew up in Michigan, had always wanted to own a radio station. In December 2018, he fulfilled his dream by grabbing an AM with an FM translator in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes region. Now, he's done it again.

Can Podcasting Add to Your Bottom Line?

Will podcasting be as big a boom to revenue coffers as it is to "ear-ttention?" Can advertisers find a sweet spot for reaching audiences on the podcast platform? It’s time to hear from experts who can dissect the prospects: Forecast 2020 will present a panel of top-level podcast and marketing executives to cover today’s podcast landscape and its potential for the future.

An FM Broadcast Auction Is On The Horizon

The FCC on Thursday announced that it will hold a full-power FM Broadcast auction for 130 new construction permits starting on April 28.  It seeks comment on auction procedures. Concurrently, a filing freeze prohibiting minor change applications, petitions, or counter-proposals is in effect.

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Open Roads Ahead For Becker’s Iowa FM

Carolyn Becker-led Riverfront Broadcasting at the end of 2018 engaged in a transaction that gave it full ownership of two FMs and an AM in Iowa. Now, Riverfront is parting ways with one of those FMs, in a deal involving a husband and wife ownership team.

Entravision Shares Slide To A Fresh Five-Year Low

On Monday, all eyes were on CBS Corporation and merger partner Viacom, as each of the company's stocks succumbed to prices that have not been so low in more than five years. A day later, the same concern can be placed on Entravision shares.
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Scripps Solidifies A C-Suite Swarm At NAB Show N.Y.

Come Wednesday, a host of top executives from The E.W. Scripps Company will find themselves ready to participate in sessions across a range of topics focused on next-generation media technology at the increasingly popular NAB Show New York.

Whip It: TV Time Buys CVM Cloud Platform, Takes New Name

TV tracking and insights platform TV Time has acquired the company behind a "Content Value Management" cloud platform used by some of the world's biggest entertainment companies. The deal, says Los Angeles-based TV Time, is designed to "drive increased customer value through data-driven solutions."

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Familiar Brands, Focused On Radio Advertising

It may seem boring to some. To others, it's a sign that marketers who believe in radio are sticking with it, and not using six-week blasts twice a year as part of a campaign designed to build sales and lure customers. Radio's biggest users are once again fully represented in the latest Spot 10 Radio report.

Another 10 Questions To Ask Every Sales Candidate

Looking for the right way to get the answers you seek from potential sales candidates in your organization? Perhaps these 10 questions from expert sales trainer Barrett Riddleberger can help. Good interview questions can go a long way in enabling the hiring party to accomplish this task.

A QSR’s Golden Entry Into Spot Cable

In the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten Cable report, one big hamburger chain is still the leader by spot plays. However, its No. 1 competitor is back in the Spot Ten, using these visual spots with a reinvigorated radio campaign to help build sales.

MMTC Responds To ACA Connects/NAB Comments On FCC EEO Plan

On Labor Day, the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council sent a letter to the FCC “respectfully recommending four steps it can take immediately, upon delegated authority, to improve EEO enforcement." The NAB and ACA Connects offered a joint reply. The MMTC is now responding to their comments.

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Urban One’s Radio Stations Go With Bohn Boost

The multimedia company superserving African American consumers has reached a deal with Alabama-based Bohn Broadcast Enterprises to deploy its wireless services and hardware to strategic locations with the publicly traded company -- including transmitter sites and remote broadcast deployments.

Lip-Synced Live Captions, Thanks To ENCO

ENCO is heading to NAB Show New York with a new capability in its enCaption4 automated captioning system. At the conference, which starts tomorrow (10/16), the company will unveil a new video delay feature that enables lip-sync grade caption synchronization even when transcribing live feeds. 

NTP Adds A North American Sales Director

In a strategic and focused effort to support broadcast audio sales in the U.S., NTP Technology is teaming up with an industry veteran who joins the company as Sales Director for North America. He will work in close co-operation with NTP’s current distribution.