Sling TV CEO Slides Into Pandora’s Top Chair

The man responsible for building DISH Network's Sling TV "over-the-top" offering has been selected to succeed Pandora's former CEO and founder, Tim Westergren. Meanwhile, Snap Inc.'s CEO has joined the Pandora Board of Directors.
TuneIn

Should Sirius XM Shudder Over TuneIn’s Latest Move?

After a 57-week review process, the Justice Department on March 24, 2008 gave its blessing to the merger of Sirius Satellite Radio with XM Satellite Radio, creating the entity today known as Sirius XM. After 11 years without a direct competitor, will Sirius XM soon have one? There are suggestions that big streaming audio purveyor TuneIn Inc. is primed to take it on.

SiriusXM Scores With This ESPN Sales Vet

A veteran radio sales executive who has served as VP/Advertising and Affiliate Sales for the ESPN Audio Network, which includes the ESPN Radio network, has just been snagged by Sirius XM to serve as its new head of advertising sales.

New Strategies, New Platforms — A New Radio Show Session

Want to get the latest info on the new strategies and new platforms up for consideration in the radio industry C-Suites? Make plans to attend a two-part 2017 Radio Show session set for Wednesday, Sept. 6, featuring Jacobs Media and Jacapps President Fred Jacobs and Amplifi Media Founder/CEO Steven Goldstein.

It’s Job Search Season, Indeed

It's a pretty well-known fact that mid-August is Prime Time for companies seeking to attract new talent. Job seekers are also aware of this phenomenon, and one leading online employment website is now using AM and FM radio spots to bring in more traffic. Who else is using radio? A certain insurance brand presently known for the "running of the bulldogs" is back on top.

It’s Here: The Latest NAB Engineering Handbook

The end of the wait to the long-awaited update to the "definitive resource for broadcast engineers" has arrived. The 11th editon of NAB Engineering Handbook is now available for purchase.

‘How To Get Into Radio,’ With Stylez Points

The "definitive voice of music and the lifestyle that surrounds it" is offering readers a primer on how those interested in getting into the radio business can do so, and it turned to such air personalities as Laura Stylez at Emmis Communications' WQHT-FM "Hot 97" in New York for the top tips on gigs at an FM station. 
Next Radio

An LG-Sized Win For NextRadio

Have an LG-branded Android-powered smartphone? Your next model will have an enabled FM chip, allowing you to use the data-free version of the TagStation LLC-owned NextRadio app.

EMF Ends Up With Windy City ‘K-Love’ Translator

A primo FM translator located atop the Aon Tower in downtown Chicago, beaming a highly directional signal to the affluent north and west side of the Windy City, is being snapped up by Educational Media Foundation — and not the originally planned owner for which Chris Devine is a consultant.

Cool For The Confab: Music, Mimosas and Lovato

The NAB and RAB have who they consider to be "a certified superstar" booked for the 2017 Radio Show's "Music & Mimosas" event, traditionally held on the final morning of the annual conference. To prevent people from leaving town Thursday evening, this year's M&M headliner is Demi Lovato, a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum recording artist.
Townsquare Media Group

Is Townsquare Committed To Its AM and FMs?

Townsquare Media's Q2 revenues were not driven by its entertainment division, which stages large music festivals and similar events. Rather, it was driven by its radio stations and associated digital properties. With a new cluster in Pittsfield, Mass., exciting Chairman/CEO Steven Price, is talk of Townsquare selling its AMs and FMs — possibly to an ex-Cumulus Media exec — just a bunch of summertime gossip from a business looking for a juicy story where there isn't one?

Townsquare’s ‘Insane Inflatable’ Bubble Burst

Townsquare Media is much more than its market-leading Country WYRK-FM in Buffalo, Talker "New Jersey 101.5," or any of its other 310 radio stations in small and medium-sized markets across the eastern half of the U.S. Townsquare has made its mark with entertainment events including concert festivals and even athletic gatherings. It is in the latter category where its "Insane Inflatable 5K" events can be found, and it is this particular event that is draggin' the bottom line for Townsquare.

Surrender: Randy Michaels’ Current Tune

On Aug. 3 RBR+TVBR reported that the FCC had adopted a hearing designation order pertaining to an FM radio station in north-central Michigan to determine whether the station’s license renewal application should be granted. The station has operated just one day a year since it was initially licensed in 2010, and is owned by Radioactive LLC, led by noted radio industry executive Randy Michaels. There will be no hearing, and here's why.
E.W. Scripps Company

Scripps Ready To Pitch For Funds

The E.W. Scripps Co. on Aug. 2 agreed to purchase the Katz multicast TV networks Bounce, Grit, Escape and Laff for $302 million. Scripps was already a 5% owner in a portion of the business, so its net purchase price is $292 million. That requires some help, and Scripps is going to start asking for it.

Davis Inks A New iHeart Deal

After more than two decades with iHeartMedia, Darren Davis has signed a long-term contract to extend his role as President of iHeartMedia Networks Group. Here are the details to accompany the snazzy new photo the nation's No. 1 owner by station count provided this morning.

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