KERA Wants To Buy A Daily Newspaper

KERA, the PBS and NPR source for consumers in North Texas, is in the process of acquiring the Denton-Record Chronicle. Plans are in the works to complete the acquisition in 2023. The move is similar to one in Chicago involving the Chicago Sun-Times and the local NPR member station.

WideOrbit, vCreative Complete EMI Integration

The WideOrbit certified integration between vCreative's vPPO platform and the Electronic Material Instructions module for WO Traffic, WideOrbit's flagship ad sales and commercial operations platform, is designed to enable the end-to-end exchange of copy instructions.

Price Confirmed as Original Adams Radio Investors Purchase Company

It owns and operates 18 radio stations in the markets of Fort Wayne; Valparaiso; Las Cruces, N. Mexico; and Tallahassee, Fla. Now, the company led by CEO Ron Stone is being acquired by an entity controlled by shareholders that were investors in Adams Radio Group when the company was initially formed. The broker: Kalil & Co.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Tomás Martínez

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Solmart Media co-owner Tomás Martínez, who cut his teeth in Miami media and is no stranger to hurricanes, shares how serving listeners to his two Spanish-language radio stations in Southwest Florida with unique content on-air and online came together in a time of emergency. LISTEN HERE

FCC Updates Its EAS Rules In Improvement Effort

Emergency Alert System rules are about to become more informative and easier to understand by the public, particularly among people with disabilities. That's thanks to an update of the Commission's EAS rules approved on Thursday at the FCC's September Open Meeting.

GBS Responds to ‘Disingenuous’ NAB ZoneCasting Filing

While the NAB has been critical of the merits of a proposed rulemaking that would pave the way for ZoneCasting from GeoBroadcast Services, the association last week filed an ex parte brief that disparaged GBS founder and CEO Chris Devine. GBS has now offered a rebuttal to the Commission.
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Convicted Felon Arraigned In Murder Of WWJ Radio Anchor

On Monday, the individual authorities believed to have carried out a series of horrific acts that claimed the life of WWJ-AM in Detroit overnight anchor Jim Matthews and sought to harm his live-in girlfriend and their two children was arraigned in a Macomb County, Mich., district court. The suspect is being held without bond.
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Xperi CEO, C-Suite Leaders To Ring NYSE Opening Bell

Xperi Holding Corporation, which has spun off its Intellectual Property Licensing business, will see executives from the new Xperi Inc. ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday. Likewise, leaders for the spin-off company will ring the closing bell at the end of the day's trading up in Times Square, at Nasdaq.

Salem Secures A Political Cartoonist For Websites, Emails

For the most part, Salem Media Group is thought of for its audio content, and for its publishing division responsible for the release of such works as Dinesh D'Souza's "2000 Mules," which sees to prove 2020 U.S. presidential election irregularities. Now, the company seeks to gain notice for a political cartoonist that is being added to the payroll.
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Jewish New Year Superstition Of Selling Seen On Wall Street

For years, the refrain, "Sell on Rosh Hashanah, Buy on Yom Kippur," has persisted as a popular Wall Street superstition. Or, is it? With the Jewish New Year ready to start on Sunday at sundown, investors continued to sell off their shares across the board on Friday. In the media sector, only one company was in the green.

Titletown Duo With ‘Real Oldies’ Captured By Civic

In the Appleton-Oshkosh and Green Bay radio markets, which encompass Northeastern Wisconsin, two AM radio stations each offer "True Oldies" programming to their respective locales. A change is blowing in the wind, as the properties will soon become part of the growing licensee led by Michael Crute.

Broadcast Radio Now Included In ‘End-to-End’ Marketing Product

It's a TransUnion unit that calls itself "a leader in identity resolution," providing the data and technology that connect brands and consumers. And, it has just signed a partnership with the nation's top audio content creation and distribution company. It's a move that brings broadcast radio to Neustar.

Blackburn, Padilla Bring Radio Royalty-Pushing ‘AMFA’ To Senate

With H.R. 4130 gaining no further co-sponsors after its 33rd signed on at the end of March, musicFIRST believes the Senate bill sets Congress up for action "this summer and fall." Former Rep. Joe Crowley, today the Chairman of musicFIRST, played up the Senate introduction of the "AMFA" by claiming it is "gaining momentum" on Capitol Hill.

The ‘Power of Momentum’ Shared By Skyview

With top network and media agencies dialed in to the virtual event, the "Power of Momentum" presentation saw Skyview Networks map out it goals and strategies for the coming year while country music artists Tim McGraw and Carly Pearce served as hosts.

IBA Wraps Up First Members-Only Conference

The Independent Broadcasters Association (IBA) presented its first IBA Members-Only “In-Focus” Conference on Wednesday at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami, ahead of today's start of the two-day Radio Masters Sales Summit presented by Streamline Publishing and the Center for Sales Strategy. The inaugural one-day event drew attendees from across the country, representing more than 500 radio stations owned and operated by independent broadcasters.