If there ever was a time to swing from a significant net loss to profit, this is it. And, Salem Media Group delivered, with total revenue rising year-over-year. Here's the thing: Salem's publishing division, along with continued strong digital dollars, made the feat possible. Net broadcast revenue declined in the first quarter of 2021.
Cumulus Media's first quarter 2021 results, and its sequential improvements, appear to have gotten the seal of approval from some in the investment world. The company's shares were up significantly on Thursday.
It was a company first: Saga Communications President/CEO Ed Christian suffered a painful muscle pull, and was at a doctor's office getting X-Rays instead of offering his trademark "picturesque comments" on the company's Q1 2021 earnings call. What did the first three months of the year look like for Saga? The picture mirrors those of other radio companies.
Just in time for Mother's Day is a report that suggests buying a smart speaker for Momma isn't a good idea. Why? She's likely already got one, and uses it a lot. That's the basis of data analysis of moms and smart speakers from the Edison Research/Triton Digital series The Infinite Dial that also takes info from Edison's The Social Habit.
The nation's largest owner of broadcast radio stations has flipped the switch on a "first-of-its-kind" Private Marketplace designed to provide advertisers with programmatic buying access to distribute their marketing to audiences across programs found on its podcast network.
For the first time, audio media company Audacy is taking part in the IAB NewFronts. Additionally, it will have a presence at the IAB Podcast Upfronts. At each event, the company formerly known as Entercom will preview the latest in digital content and podcast programming.
A wider net loss. Lower station operating income. Those are the key takeaways for Beasley Media Group, which released its Q1 2021 earnings results on Tuesday morning. Investors reacted by shedding shares in BBGI. As the final hour of trading began on Tuesday, Beasley's stock price was down by nearly 12%.
Thursday will see a half-dozen Q1 2021 earnings calls competing with Estrella Media's Upfront presentation and a webinar showcasing Edison Research's Moms and Media Study. In the middle of all of these noteworthy events is Jacobs Media's presentation of its Techsurvey 2021 results. We've got a smidge of the details prior to this May 6 online affair.
She rules evening radio — and has for decades — with her unique approach of uplifting the lives of listeners all across the country. Now, she's returning to where it all began ... sort of. Delilah is buying the Oregon radio station where she first took to the airwaves.
As you read this, our Editor-in-Chief's mother-in-law is driving from South Florida to New York, as thousands of Snowbirds do each Spring. In years past, she could be tuning to a multitude of radio stations in between CDs. Today? Nope. This begs the question if Radio is missing out by not courting highway travelers, as it desires to be more local than ever.
The NAB Marconi Radio Awards finalists are selected by an independent task force of broadcasters and will be announced in July. Winners will be recognized during a special event at the Radio Show, held October 13-14, 2021 in Las Vegas, and co-located with NAB Show.
In a repeat of an already successful partnership, Procter & Gamble Co. in June will again team up with iHeartMedia for the return of "Can't Cancel Pride," a virtual relief benefit for the LGBTQ+ community as part of the company's Pride Month observances.
When Educational Media Foundation agreed to purchase a big FM serving Northern Virginia, it didn't get the station's intellectual property. Seller Centennial Broadcasting II shifted it to a pair of Class A FMs, continuing the "WINC" brand. Now the company led by industry veteran Allen Shaw is agreeing to sell those stations, too.
Thursday's release of March 2021 data from one of Nielsen Audio's biggest non-PPM markets, Buffalo, immediately led our Editor-in-Chief to start asking questions. Several stations were missing from the report. They were subscribers. What's the problem? That's a question not clearly answered as of yet, he notes in this RBR+TVBR Observation.
Select Live365 stations are now available to audio streamers via the iHeartRadio app, a move that significantly increases the visibility and discoverability of Live365 stations and the entire Live365 network of music enthusiasts who fork over a monthly fee to create their own radio stations.