The End Of The Road For Mapleton

The sale of 37 radio stations to a Tulsa-based broadcasting company marks the end of ownership for a media entity that grew quickly in the early 2000s, only to find itself burdened by debt by the end of the decade. Here's the story of Mapleton Communications.

W-A-B-Cheap? Deal Valuation ‘No Surprise’ To Brokers

On Thursday , one of the most famous radio stations in history — WABC — was sold to a local businessman for $12.5 million. Seems like a bargain, no? Two brokers shrug that it's simply the new normal for AM radio stations -- regardless of their rich history or past value.

Copyright Office Head Affirms STELAR Expiry Stance

It was a one-person party on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as the U.S. Copyright Office Director was the lone witness to testify at a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing. At the hearing, Temple answered questions regarding a touchy subject that impacts many TV station owners.

Nexstar Shareholders Say ‘Nay’ To Sook Salary Suggestion

When you're the founder and Chairman/CEO of what's poised to become the nation's biggest owner of broadcast TV stations, there should be no squabble among shareholders with respect to the top dog's compensation package ... right? Wrong. 

Video Popularity, By The Grace Of Nielsen

Nielsen-owned Gracenote has brought to market a new data offering that enables entertainment providers to more effectively understand the TV shows and movies that viewers want to watch, so that they can promote them accordingly from within their catalogs.

Additional ‘GMO A Classic Choice For Northern Minn.

Northeast of Duluth, Minn., is a 63kw FM licensed to Grand Marais, Minn., atop Lutsen Mountain. After a period of silence due to transmitter problems, it is now simulcasting a Classic Rocker some 180 miles away. Thank this station's new owner for bringing it back to life.

Here’s Mike Renda’s Successor At FOX’s Detroit O&O

Mike Renda is set to retire as the GM of FOX's owned-and-operated station serving the Motor City. The individual chosen to succeed him at WJBK-2 has now been revealed.
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‘Undervalued SBGI’: Stuck In The Fifties

With Wednesday's Closing Bell on Wall Street, Sinclair Broadcast Group shares entered after-hours trading priced at $52.85. That's great, compared to where SBGI was prior to May 6, when news of its regional sports network plans became known.  But, since that news, Sinclair has been mired in the $50 range. 

Awards Ceremony Presenters Set For NYF Radio Fete

Award winners from 35 countries around the globe will be honored by individuals representing one of Australia's largest newspapers, Ireland's public broadcaster, the CBC, a New York-based classical music hub and a veteran producer who works alongside Ben Manilla.

ANA CEO Liodice To Co-Chair Forecast 2020

One of the radio broadcasting industry's most exclusive and important annual events, known as "Radio's Financial Summit," has secured one of the most important individuals in the U.S. marketing and advertising industry as this year's Co-Chair.

A Small Montana Telco Abandons MVPD Services

Could this be the start of a trend as viewing habits shift and digitally delivered video is now grabbing more screen time than television -- as shown in the Mary Meeker report? 3 Rivers Communications is cutting the cord for its subscribers.

‘Zach Sang Show’ Gets ESports Injection Via Subnation

The first regular feature will air June 18 on the Westwood One-syndicated program. It sees gaming "legend" Paul “Redeye” Chaloner join the host on his show on a weekly basis, chatting about gaming news, current standings, and new releases.

GroupM’s Crystal Ad Ball: TV Challenges, Modest Radio Dips

Brian Wieser became well-known as a prolific Senior Analyst at Pivotal Research Group. He's now at GroupM, which has released a report that suggests many in charge of media buying and planning are aligned with Wieser on why TV isn't a great place for their ad dollars.

ATSC Honors Goldberg with Highest Technical Honor

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has honored Adam Goldberg as the 2019 recipient of the organization’s highest technical honor, the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award. 

Oops: FCC Erratum Adds 36 TV Stations To Fee Schedule

On May 8, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking pertaining to the assessment and collection of regulatory fees for fiscal year 2019. It seems there was an error of sorts, and an Erratum was released today. It adds three dozen TV stations to the fee list.

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