What Did The Radio Show Mean For You?

"Great convention!" Longtime Boston-based radio programming consultant Clark Smidt highly enjoyed the 2019 Radio Show, recently held in Dallas. Why? What led him to rave about the event? Here are his thoughts, along with some photos highlighting his love of the event.

The Spectrum/TEGNA Retrans Tango Concludes

The television broadcasting company formerly known as Gannett fended off a “blackout” of its stations across all Spectrum cable TV markets. The Charter Communications MVPD didn’t block its subscribers from receiving the channels.
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Wells Fargo Initiates Radio Coverage. One Big Company Is Tops

Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall -- and not Davis Hebert -- recently initiated coverage of a host of radio industry and music business stocks. Of the companies he's tracking, one stands out as a top pick. It's only the No. 1 owner of radio stations in the U.S.

Byron Allen Grabs Bob Prather’s Eleven Broadcast TV Stations

Forty years ago, Byron Allen was part of a team of anchor/reporters on what was perhaps one of the first reality series to air in prime-time, NBC's "Real People." Now, he's a media mogul who is adding more broadcast TV properties to his empire of assets.

Mako Makes Good On HC2 CP Promise

Simultaneous to a $29 million transaction struck just over two years ago, Corpus Christi, Tex.-based Mako Communications agreed to offer to HC2 certain Construction Permits that it may obtain at a later date, for no cash consideration. Mako is now handing four of them over.

Comscore Stock Dips Anew Following SEC Fraud Penalty

Just when it seemed Comscore shares were in recovery mode, the audience measurement company's stock once again moved in the opposite direction. The latest problem for Comscore: A $5 million penalty for fraudulently inflating its revenue by $50 million between 2014 and 2016.

Benner On Washington: ‘TAC’ Tact and Regulatory Compliance

On March 27, FCC document "DA 19-214" was released by the Commission. Featured columnist Ken Benner took notice, as it included a request for membership in the Technological Advisory Council. "My colleagues, with far more experience and talent than I, expressed interest in this 'wonderful, prestigious' invitation," he notes.

Cumulus Moves Forward With A Second Term Loan

In June, Cumulus Media sold $500 million in senior secured first-lien notes due 2026. Net proceeds of the offering were used to partially repay Cumulus’ indebtedness under its senior secured term loan facility. Now, Cumulus is at it again, with a new term loan in the works.

A ‘Praise’-Worthy Translator Sale In Ohio Capital

An FM translator serving Columbus, Ohio, associated with a Class D Gospel station is being acquired by the entity that has been leasing the facility to bring a little "revitalization" to its business, while spreading the word of Jesus to the Buckeye State's capital city.

A Cornucopia of ViacomCBS Communacopia Commentary

The Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communacopia Conference saw media leaders on Tuesday gather en masse at the Conrad New York. Among those in attendance: the CEO and CFO of what will be ViacomCBS, pending regulatory approval. Here's what they had to share.

Pioneering Radio, TV Journalist Cokie Roberts Dies At 75

In 1978, a veteran journalist known for her coverage of Washington politics joined what was then known as National Public Radio. In 1988, she would join ABC News. Now, journalists and everyday listeners are paying tribute to Cokie Roberts, who has died of complications from breast cancer.

A New FM Audio Processor Gets Radio Show Debut

Just in time for the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas: a new FM audio processor "built from the ground up based on several new breakthrough technologies, including a new approach to dynamics control and pre-emphasis management."

A Radio ‘Commander’ Embroiled In A ‘Rape Solicitation’ Plan

Roger Wahl is the 100% owner of a Class A FM in a small Western Pennsylvania town. Wahl, a.k.a. "The Commander," became a town celebrity by offering local news headlines and school lunch menus to listeners. Now, Wahl is in big trouble, and it could impact his ownership of WQZS-FM.

Moody’s Affirms Meredith Corp. Ratings

It's been a bumpy two weeks for Meredith Corp. shareholders thanks to a sour fiscal 2020 outlook announcement. Now, Meredith shares are climbing back, and Moody's Investors Service has affirmed the company's ratings following the very guidance many disliked.

How To Avoid A Ransomware Attack: Hire A Hacker

With Entercom Communications reeling from what has yet to be officially confirmed as a major ransomware attack, a "network penetration" tester shares how media companies can best avoid the level of problems faced by the radio broadcasting company in an exclusive interview with RBR+TVBR.

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