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Caroline Beasley

Beasley Chief’s Clubhouse Chat: Radio’s In A Good Spot

What's the typical day behind the scenes at Beasley Media Group? CEO Caroline Beasley on Friday morning offered listeners to a live Radio Ink interview on the Clubhouse app an inside peek at life at the audio media and eSports company.
RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson (second from left) poses with members of the KVJ Show at WRMF-FM in West Palm Beach in this January 2020 file photo.

Alpha Media’s $267 Million Wound: Is West Palm Beach To Blame?

Why did Alpha Media in late September 2018 agree to spin WRMF along with Country WIRK-FM 103.1, FOX Sports Radio affiliate WMEN-AM 640, Classic Hits WEAT-FM “Sunny 107.9,” Urban AC WMBX-FM “X102.3,” Rhythmic Top 40 “Party 96.3” W242CI, which uses the WMBX HD2 signal, and Talk WFTL-AM 850? That's what former head Larry Wilson asks.

Affiliation Swaps Mark ABC News, ViacomCBS Changes

On Wednesday, ABC News officially announced the much-discussed arrival of ex-CBS News leader Kim Godwin as its new President. One day later, CBS News responded with some major news of its own: It's putting its news division and owned television stations under one divisional and leadership structure. Co-heads have been named. One is an ABC veteran.
TEGNA President/CEO Dave Lougee

TEGNA’s Dollar Retort To Standard General: A ‘Record’ Q1

TEGNA shares haven't been this high in nearly 14 years. And, that was technically when the company was known as Gannett. Now, TEGNA has released preliminary Q1 2021 revenue data and second quarter guidance that makes Soo Kim's sway play on greater board of directors control that much more difficult.

NPR: The ‘Franken FM’ Foe

On July 13, per FCC rules, analog broadcasts on VHF Channel 6 -- which bring audio to 87.7 MHz -- are scheduled to cease, with a transition to full digital broadcasts required. While there's chatter among the licensees that this won't happen, a notable foe of these so-called "Franken FM" facilities has emerged. It's NPR.
SBG / Sinclair Broadcast Group

Gender Diversity Comes To Sinclair Board of Directors

Upon the unanimous recommendation of the independent members of Sinclair Broadcast Group's Board of Directors, the size of the board will grow from nine to 11 members. Taking one of those new seats: the EVP/CFO of Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Her appointment resolves a gender gap on the Sinclair board.

A Media, Content and Production Marriage For Televisa and Univision

For years, Hispanic market observers, marketing executives, media professionals and political leaders all suspected that, some day, Univision Communications would strengthen its bonds with its all-important Mexican programming provider. That day will forever be remembered as April 13, 2021. Televisa’s content and media assets are being combined with Univision.
Pierre Bouvard

The InFOCUS Podcast: Pierre Bouvard

There’s been a bit of chatter across the radio industry this week about the latest blog post from Pierre Bouvard, the Chief Insights Officer at Cumulus Media and its Westwood One arm. Bouvard delves into the perception, versus “reality,” of AM and FM radio. He shares some of his latest insights on the subject in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. LISTEN HERE

NextGen TV’s Potential For Radio Industry Growth

Did you know that there's a potential boost in the riches of AM and FM broadcast stations tied to ATSC 3.0? A big TV station owner, with radio properties in Seattle, is largely to thank for this tech progression.
Gordon Smith

A Premiere Event For The NAB Gets Underway

While a NAB Show is planned for October 2021, a digitally delivered "NAB Show Premiere" kicked off Monday as a forum for innovation and discussion hub for radio and TV station owners in continuous transition as local digital nibbles away at ad dollars and localism's balance with budget realities continues to create challenges for some broadcast companies.

Bally Takes A Bigger Role With Sinclair RSN Content

First, it was a branding agreement via a long-term licensing deal. Now, Bally's Corporation has signaled its ready to affirm an additional accord with Sinclair Broadcast Group that makes it a key content collaboration partner for the regional sports networks formerly owned by FOX. Commenting on the deal as Bally's Board Chair? A man tangling with TEGNA.

NBCU Parent Gets A Target Price Hike

A key Wall Street media analyst has conducted the review as part of an assessment of NBC's "mostly" new reporting format. His report card shows that a "likely significantly rebounding NBC" — along with "healthy" cable EBITDA growth — will fuel Comcast share growth. As such, he raised his target price on Comcast.

Peter Dunn’s Attorney Speaks Out On ViacomCBS Exit

On Wednesday, ViacomCBS confirmed that Peter Dunn, who led the CBS O&Os, and news division leader David Friend will not return to their positions and will be exiting the company. Dunn's attorney on Thursday issued a statement that clarifies Dunn's departure from ViacomCBS.
Peter Dunn, CBS Television Stations

Peter Dunn, David Friend Leaving ViacomCBS

In late January 2021, the CBS Television Stations President and the stations’ SVP of News were suspended while parent ViacomCBS investigated an increasing number of allegations against them for gender and racial misconduct. It appears the claims, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, are meritorious enough to lead ViacomCBS to severe its ties with the pair.

Gordon Smith To Relinquish Top ​NAB Role At Year’s End

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) confirmed early Wednesday that its President/CEO -- former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith -- will transition to an advisory and advocacy role at the end of 2021. His successor is the NAB's Chief Operating Officer.
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