Radio Marketer Of The Year: Flo’s Employer

Flo and Jaime, "the No. 2 number one employee," may have an office party to start planning. Progressive Insurance has been selected to receive the 2019 Radio Mercury Awards "Radio Marketer of the Year" Award.

Ex-CBS Radio Markets Drive ETM, With Gaming Revenue To Come

Four former CBS Radio markets are Entercom's top revenue performers in Q1, said President/CEO David Field. That's not the only huge takeaway from his company's quarterly earnings call. Legalized sports gambling could be a huge money maker for Entercom very soon.

What’s So ‘Odd’ About Media’s Q1 Occurrences?

"In the investing world, as in life, it is hard to change a narrative," says analyst Michael Nathanson. "For much of the past four years, the media industry has been rightly defined by declining Pay TV subscribers, falling linear TV consumption, and slowing ad spend." But, something "really unusual" is afoot.
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What’s the Top-Billing Radio Station In America?

For the top 10 billing stations, a few adjustments in rankings occurred in 2018, while Washington, DC all-news station WTOP-FM maintained the top spot. What did the Hubbard Radio all-News giant bill?

Beasley Suffers Again On Wall Street

It was a mixed day for U.S. financial markets, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 134.11 points, to 26,583.65, while Nasdaq slipped 1.63 points to 7,994.45. Among the key moves for media stocks was Beasley Broadcast Group, with shares down sharply in average trading.

Product Of The Year: An AoIP SwitchBlade

A new AoIP appliance for Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP audio network is the winner of a NAB 2019 Product of the Year award. It nabbed the honor in the Audio Production, Processing and Networking category.

FCC Cements Radio License Renewal Cycle Procedures

The FCC’s Media Bureau on Monday unveiled its revisions to the license renewal filing procedures for radio stations. In doing so, it is providing information on the upcoming 2019-2022 radio license renewal cycle. Here's what you'll need to know.

Vela Values Valinski For NE Sales Growth Plans

A company known for its compliance monitoring and logging systems for broadcast and television organizations has brought Bob Valinski on to lead sales in the Northeastern U.S., as well as strategic top-tier accounts. Valinski is Vela’s fourth sales hire in as many months.

Tejano Shifts To AM Thanks To New Alamo City ‘Vibe’

In 1991, an all-Tejano music format was brought to KXTN-FM in San Antonio. After years of success, Univision Communications in 2003 bought the station, and its AM sibling, Now, Tejano is shifting to the AM. What's in its place on the FM dial?

LPTV Industry Standards, Practices Group Launched

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) has confirmed the formation of the LPTV Industry Standards and Practices Group. Leading the endeavour is ARK Mediacom.

FM Interference Remedies Up For May FCC Vote

In May 2018, the FCC issued an NPRM seeking comment on proposed changes that would streamline the process for filing an FM translator interference complaint, and the remediation procedures used. One year later, the FCC is ready to vote on the matter.

Univision Finally Gets A Gizmodo Buyer

In the final days of 2018, RBR+TVBR reported on the supposed lack of a suitable buyer for Univision’s Gizmodo Media Group. The company was “still struggling to find a buyer” some six months after going on the market. On Monday, a deal was finally reached.

Five Groups Teamed Up For Phoenix Model Market Test

No less than five audience measurement firms are working together to help Phoenix-based television broadcast companies understand the capabilities of Next-Gen TV, providing more accurate and timely information that will someday help viewers tailor the programming they want to watch and enable broadcasters and advertisers to reach viewers with messages that will interest them.    

Introducing An Indiana LPFM’s New Latino Licensee

The area between the Indiana cities of South Bend and Elkhart is largely rural. As such, it has attracted first-generation Hispanics seeking a better life by taking agricultural and farming jobs. A local house of worship has recognized this growth, and has grabbed a LPFM.

Voting Ends Today For The Best Finance Leaders!

Who are the top media finance executives? That's up to you ... but the window for nominations closes today. Be sure to make your voice heard as RBR+TVBR will present The Best Finance Leaders awards in New Orleans at the Media Finance Focus conference.

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