Small Businesses Flock To A ‘Hot’ Radio ‘Rebuild’ Program

Local radio companies in various markets across the U.S. have demonstrated particular prowess through the COVID-19 pandemic in extending support to small businesses through the offering of free airtime. In Maine, the "Rebuilds" program associated with Mainestream Media's Top 40 brand just hit a new milestone.

24 Nominees. Six Categories. Who Will Enter The RHOF?

Starting Monday, radio industry professionals will get the chance to select among 24 nominees across six categories for entry into the Radio Hall of Fame. Then, on July 20, listener voting begins, in two other categories.

A Second Phoenix NEXTGEN TV Facility Arrives

Another chapter in the rollout of next-generation TV service is being written in the collaborative Phoenix Model Market, with the launch of ATSC 3.0 signals from KASW-TV— The CW affiliate in The Valley of the Sun.

Grass Valley Acquisition by Black Dragon Capital Completed

It seals the book on a transaction, announced earlier this year, that Grass Valley says places it "in an ideal position to continue driving innovation as it leads the media and entertainment industry’s transition to a cloud-based future and pay-as-you-go business models."

‘Leading Through New Times’: A July 2 Webinar With Parenti, Bailey

What's it like to lead a company and inspire long-lasting change when uncertainty is the lone constant? Find out Thursday at 2pm Eastern as the honorary trustee for the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) participates in a discussion moderated by Radio + Television Business Report Publisher Deborah Parenti.

WBK Partner Begins Term As FCBA President

A Wilkinson Barker Knauer Partner who serves as Director of Social Responsibility at the Washington communications law firm has formally started her term as President of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA).

Cumulus Finally Closes On Ex-WMAL Tower Site Sale

After a lengthy saga that has lasted nearly a decade, a valuable piece of property that had been home to the towers of WMAL-AM 630, serving the National Capital Region, has been sold to one of the nation's biggest residential home builders.

Death Of An AM, Upheld By The FCC

In January, the Commission upheld a Media Bureau decision to cancel the license of an AM radio station in Meridian, Miss., on the grounds that the disclosure to the Commission of the death of the station's sole owner was botched. A month later, two individuals now overseeing the operation filed a Petition for Reconsideration. On Monday, the FCC responded: Nope.

Nielsen Wins MRC Accreditation For LPM Service

The Media Rating Council (MRC) has granted continued accreditation to Nielsen's Local People Meter (LPM) market service. At the same time, the MRC has given its approval to Set Meter measurement services in 19 of 31 U.S. markets where the Set Meter is in use.

Another Sky-High Finish for Urban One

It's official. From its May 1999 Initial Public Offering as Radio One until Wednesday, the multimedia company known today as Urban One had never seen its stock price so high. Then came Friday's Opening Bell, which saw yet another buying frenzy for a company that targets African Americans on what has become the biggest Juneteenth holiday ever observed.

Kagan Summit, Part I: TV’s Fortunes After The ‘Deep Shock’

The first of two virtual gatherings in lieu of an in-person Kagan Media Summit in New York saw three leading broadcast TV executives share details on the state of their respective businesses in a roundtable discussion hosted by S&P Global Market Intelligence Managing Director of Research Robin Flynn.

How To Participate: The 2020 Kagan Media Summit

Before the COVID-19 pandemic brought live event disruption, the annual Kagan Media Summit was scheduled for Thursday, in New York. Now, the media research division at S&P Global Market Intelligence has finalized its plans to conduct the highly anticipated event virtually this year — via two complimentary webinars. The first one is tomorrow.

Townsquare’s March Madness: How Regional COVID-19 Impact Matters

Townsquare Media CEO Bill Wilson rattled off an array of specific performance trends for the audio and digital ad solutions company during the now-traditional 8am Eastern earnings call for Wall Street analysts. The upshot? The first half of 2020 will go down as an ugly one, but Wilson says, "We believe that we have turned the corner, and the very worst is behind us."

The COVID-19 Spike For Cable TV? Melted By Summer Sun

In April, MoffettNathanson Senior Analyst Michael Nathanson wrote of "the strong linear television viewership trends in the time of coronavirus." Indeed, a material improvement in linear television viewership trends was noted by several observers on Wall Street and in media research houses. It appears the COVID-19 bump is over for cable television.

GatesAir Selects A New Engineering VP With An Intraplex Plug

After more than 15 years within the Intraplex business unit at GatesAir, its Director and VP/GM is being promoted to a top engineering role for the entire radio and TV transmitter manufacturer. The change comes as Tony Kobrinetz is retiring following a career that includes 35 years with Motorola.

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