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.

Will Deregulation Be Radio’s Deal-Making Catalyst?

What will trigger station trades in the Radio industry? What's the mood among TV station owners? Those questions were the focus of a Kagan Media Summit panel discussion held Thursday afternoon at the Hotel Edison on media deals and finance.

Kagan Panelist Prediction: A Plethora Of Growth Sources For TV

High-level executives on a Thursday morning Kagan Media Summit panel predict TV industry growth will come from a variety of diverse sources — including private equity, core and emerging advertising categories, and the promise that the next-gen broadcast TV standard holds.

The U.S. Ad Marketplace: Expanding Thanks To SMBs

If Radio is a "local" media, then small and medium-sized businesses are its lifeline, right? If you believe that, you'll be very pleased to see the latest ad spend trend data from Standard Media Index. SMBs are sizzling. Here's the rub: it's thanks to digital dollars.

Here’s How Nexstar Will Foot The Bill For Tribune Buy

Roughly eight months ago, Nexstar Media Group emerged as the television broadcasting company that would merge with Tribune Media. How will the company founded by Perry Sook in the early 1990s pay for it? A billion-dollar senior note offering is in the works.

LatAm Ad Growth Outpaces North America, As Digital Slows

The global ad economy remains strong and will grow by 5% this year. However, ad spend growth in North America will trail that of Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific -- entirely due to a lack of political dollars. That's no surprise. What could be surprising is the slowdown in U.S. digital growth already seen in 2019.

Digital Ad Deceleration: Radio and TV’s Untaken Opportunity

Digital ad growth is slowing, and radio and TV need to properly act today to take advantage of this. If they don't, C3 Metrics COO Jeff Greenfield tells RBR+TVBR in an exclusive interview, this could be the last hurrah for broadcast media.

Six Months Later, CBS Still Absent From DISH In SWFL

For more than six months, DISH subscribers in Southwest Florida have had no access to their local CBS affiliate. That's thanks to a prolonged retransmission fee war. According to the station's owner, there's no end in sight, although talks are ongoing.

A Changing America: What Census 2020 Will Reveal

The Washington, D.C.-based Population Reference Bureau (PRB) has a preview what's expected to be seen in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. We're pleased to share with readers the details, which provide an up-close look at key trends that could reshape U.S. broadcast media.
Sam Zell

Zell, Ex-Tribune Execs Reach $200M Leveraged Buyout Deal

Sam Zell, the real estate mogul, and other former officers and directors of Tribune Co. have agreed to a $200 million settlement that resolves allegations of fraudulent transactions related to the company's 2007 leveraged buyout.

TEGNA’s Next Midwest Move: Indy, Ohio Adds

TEGNA is adding to its stable of properties by acquiring the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis; and the CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. It's also getting another AM/FM combo, adding its radio industry holdings to four.
ESPN Deportes Radio

‘El último adiós’: ESPN Deportes Radio To Make Podcast Shift

Class B 50kw WEPN-AM 1050 in New York has served Spanish-speaking audiences as the owned-and-operated flagship of ESPN Deportes Radio. Come September 8, that will be coming to an end, as the entire network is shutting down. However, the most popular shows will live on.

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