Should the FCC Update Its FM Digital Multicast Power Formula?

The Media Bureau is seeking comment on a Petition for Rulemaking that would modernize a formula used to determine the watts associated with a digital multicast FM signal. Its a desire being pushed by the parent company of HD Radio and the NAB.
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Broadcasting Capital Raises Plummet From 2021

Just how little capital was raised in the Broadcasting sector for the 10-month period ending October 31? Broadcasting's struggles are real, S&P Global Market Intelligence data for the U.S., Canada and Bermuda show.

A Pay-As-You-Go Mobile Player Gives Radio A Boost

What's the dish on the pay-as-you-go cellular services action in the U.S.? Look no further than the wireless provider owned by Dish that uses the merged T-Mobile network and AT&T to deliver mobile telephone and data services. It's just launched a big Spot Radio campaign.

Audio Activation In 2023? Here’s A WSJ-Backed Outlook

The Activate Consulting Technology & Media Outlook 2023 report predicts that TikTok "will be one of the most disruptive forces, not only in video but also in messaging, search, and eCommerce." In fact, Activate predicts consumer time in streaming and social video will surpass that of television. As the streaming wars will intensify, what's in store for Radio?

Costa-Eagle Makes It Seven In New England

With "News and Talk for the Lakes Region," a New Hampshire AM and its FM translator have been serving the Laconia area with a mix of syndicated programming and an hourlong local talk program airing Saturdays at 9am. This could soon change, as the facilities are being sold.

Pro Radio Software Gets A Next-Gen Boost From Broadcast Radio

It started its life as P Squared Ltd. and is today Broadcast Radio Ltd. As it celebrates a quarter century of operations, the company is bringing to market "a raft of new products and services" — available in the coming months. A November 28 first-look is coming to those attending a London radio show.

Salem Gets Back Seattle AM, But With Limitations

An asset purchase agreement dated June 2 and filed with the FCC sought Commission approval of the sale by Intelli LLC of an AM radio station back to the company that said goodbye to the facility in May 2018. Now, that long-awaited affirmative nod has come from the Commission. However, there will be some power restrictions once Salem Media Group gains control of the station.
Cliff Dumas

Cliff Dumas Grabs Another Group of Radio Properties

One month ago, he was poised to become a licensee. Now, well-known Country radio air personality Cliff Dumas is ready to grow his nascent radio broadcasting company even more, thanks to a Michigan deal consummated last week.

Three Rivers Listeners Can Have a Turkey and Tom ‘Hanks-Giving’

He may be an acclaimed actor whose forthcoming film A Man Called Otto was filmed in the Steel City, but he's also a music fan. Now, listeners of noncommercial WYEP-FM 91.3 in Pittsburgh will be able to spend Thanksgiving Day with him — at least aurally.

RAB Relaunches Radio Talent Institute With 2023 Event

The institute will take place in person July 17-26, 2023. The talent incubator spans 10 days and is led by broadcast professionals that bring their real-world industry knowledge from around the state and country to educate students.

Refreshed Design, New Features Arrive for SXM App

SiriusXM has started rolling out a new version of its SXM App for iOS and Android with a refreshed design, new personalization features, and other enhancements. The revamped version of the SXM App has started to appear on app stores,

Bridging The Gaps, Advocating For Broadcasters: LeGeyt On The Hill

There's much on Curtis LeGeyt's plate with respect to the NAB's key legislative agenda on Capitol Hill. Two key matters in front of Congressional lawmakers were the focus of a conversation between the association's President/CEO, and Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb.
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A Content Distribution Deal Brings A Radio Boost to VSiN

A newly signed content distribution deal is poised to make Las Vegas-based VSiN, The Sports Betting Network, the largest audio offering of its kind in the U.S. VSiN's content will air on upward of 300 radio stations across the U.S., including both long-form betting shows and "Action Updates."

A Texting Platform Built For Radio, By Radio Pros

Benztown, the radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles business, is partnering up with a provider of digital revenue-generating products for local businesses and radio stations across the U.S. to launch what it is calling "a robust texting service and contesting and communications platform" exclusively for radio stations.
Cathy Atkins, the Inbound Marketing Consultant for Fuse 32

The InFOCUS Podcast: Cathy Atkins

Fuse 32 was launched by Zimmer Communications in 2015. One of the big reasons: to share information and attract leads via the website. The benefit has been big, as Cathy Atkins shares in this encore RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. LISTEN HERE