Non-Corporate Broadcasters Get An Organization of Their Own

Adams Radio Group President/CEO Ron Stone says that he's gotten enough support from independent radio station owners to form an all-new advocacy group that puts the interest of non-corporate AM and FM property operators first and foremost.

RBR+TVBR InFocus Podcast: Kelly Orchard

“The broadcast industry can use their powerful voices to improve the lives of their listeners.” How are these words from broadcast industry veteran Kelly Orchard, who holds a Master's in Psychology, perhaps more important than ever? Learn by listening to this fresh RBR+TVBR InFocus podcast, hosted by editor-in-chief Adam R Jacobson. LISTEN HERE

The Mid-Year Music Report: Audio Consumption Growth Slows

The music industry experienced a strong start to 2020, with audio streaming growing through early March — up 20% over the same period in 2019. That's one of the key takeaways from the just-released Nielsen Music/MRC Data 2020 Mid-Year Report, which also finds that, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, audio consumption is up by just a trickle.

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.

Veritone Shares Surge on Positive Q2 Preview

Late Wednesday, Veritone Inc. offered a preview of what it expects to report in one month. The news was very positive, and investors responded: VERI is very much a Wall Street winner on Thursday, as media stocks experience an overall slide. At the Closing Bell, shares were up by more than 25% from the previous day's closing price.

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 Quick LMA To Buy On L.I. For John Catsimatidis

At precisely 12:06pm ET on July 1, legendary WABC-AM in New York — today owned by John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Media — began simulcasting on a Class A FM serving the far eastern end of Long Island. Now, that LMA agreement between Red Apple and the station's licensee has turned in to an all-out purchase of the Suffolk County, N.Y. station.

Beasley’s Stock Dip: Is Liquidity Question A Culprit?

As the clock passed 4pm in New York, Beasley Broadcast Group shares were off 6% from Monday's close, trading at $2.05. Why could investors be frowning on Beasley? An amendment to its credit terms with U.S. Bank resulting in slightly higher interest payments may be playing a role. Then, there's an interest-bearing loan from George Beasley to the company.

With Felony Rape Pleading Expected, FM Owner Shifts License To Daughter

The attorney representing the woman that's at the center of the investigation tells RBR+TVBR the licensee of a radio station in Pennsylvania will plead guilty to a felony on Wednesday. What does this mean for the FM? It could negate the licensee's attempt to transfer the station to his daughter for a token cost of $10.

AudioWorks Links With Alpha Libraries for Radio On Production Pact

A group of seasoned radio writers, producers and voice artists experienced in the art of producing effective commercial advertising for audio media consumers is partnering with a radio-ready production library company on a single-service option for AM and FM radio stations across the U.S.
SBS / Spanish Broadcasting System

One Week Into Q3, SBS’s Q1 Results Arrive

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) was prevented from releasing its first quarter 2020 results per its normal schedule. Late Monday, SBS released its financial results through March 31. What's the story for the Hispanic multimedia company? Radio revenue slipped year-over-year as Mega TV revenue grew by 14%

Another Cox Media Group/Miami Exit Is iHeart’s Gain

Since Apollo Global Management acquired a majority stake in Cox Media Group, the South Florida FMs the company owns have seen some changes behind the scenes. The latest one involves the cluster's GSM: He's driving eight hours north to Charleston, S.C., for a role with iHeartMedia.

Coming July 14: A ‘Rebound For Radio’ Webinar From BIA

"The next six months will be an interesting time for Radio operators," says BIA CEO Tom Buono. "As we get to the next stage of the pandemic and start to see unemployment numbers drop and businesses re-emerge, Radio is uniquely positioned to benefit from this recovery." With that, BIA on July 14 will host a webinar focused on local radio's recovery.

LPFM Gets Proposed Fine For Stepping Over Commercial Line

Did the licensee of a low-power FM radio station serving Greeley, Colo., violate FCC rules by promoting products, services or businesses? That's what the Enforcement Bureau says, as it has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability against a purveyor of Oldies music branded as "Pirate Radio."

Roy Henderson’s ‘Texas Mix’ Tossed To New Owner

If you like acts such as Asleep At The Wheel, Cody Johnson, Owen Temple and the legendary Johnny Cash, then there's a Texas Class C3 FM with a construction permit for 8kw worth your attention. It's branded as "Texas Mix," and until now it has been owned by Roy Henderson. Soon, a new owner will have control of the Lone Star State property.

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