One More Week For Medallas De Cortez Nominations

Here's your chance to honor the radio industry executive, air personality or AM or FM station serving U.S. Hispanics in ways no others do. Make your nominations now for the 2019 Medallas de Cortez awards — the symbol of excellence in Hispanic radio. The window closes Dec. 21.

What’s Next In iHeart’s Chapter 11 Escape Plan?

All's quiet in the Houston courtroom presided by the Hon. Marvin Isgur. But, that was hardly the case earlier this week, as iHeartMedia's plan confirmation hearing was pushed back, as expected, for several weeks. Concurrently, iHeart's Jelli deal was signed, sealed and approved -- with no details revealed.
iHeart Radio

FOX Takes iHeartRadio Music Awards Live To Air

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are getting a big face lift in 2019. The venue has been shifted from Inglewood, Calif., to downtown Los Angeles. And, it will be moving from a trio of cable TV networks to broadcast TV, widening the live telecast's reach.

Veritone Stock Slammed Despite New Univision Pact

It's been a rough month on Wall Street for AI-powered audio attribution firm Veritone Inc. The company's stock continues to trade at all-time lows. On Wednesday, a 10.3% dip was registered even as a new pact with Univision was announced. Why? A law firm is investigating potential claims against the Veritone board for a previously unannounced proposed company sale.

FCC Kicks Off Quadrennial Regulatory Review

The FCC is now all ears on its NPRM inviting comments on whether or not it should amend its local broadcast ownership rules. No debate over loosening of the rules took place, as the Commission is solely seeking input from the public before it makes any regulatory shift. Yet, it's clear subcaps are set to melt.
Emmis Communications

Hispanic Radio Podcast: Emmis’ Double Play

Emmis Communications is mainly known for English-language stations. Yet, it is shining in Texas' state capital with two FMs offering Spanish-language programming. Against formidable competitors, it's winning. This podcast delivers insights that could fit your market opportunity.

Wisconsin Broadcasters Take A Page From Congress

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association board wanted to increase member involvement in legislative issues impacting radio and TV station owners across the state. It hopes this will be accomplished through the creation of a legislative committee comprised of WBA members in each of the eight Congressional districts of Wisconsin.

Meet The Newest Investor In Entercom

A SEC filing made following Monday's Closing Bell on Wall Street reflecting an acquisition of beneficial ownership by individuals indicates that some 4.4% of all publicly traded shares have been snapped up by the 17-year old firm headed by Matt Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich.

Final Round Judges Affirmed For Radio Mercury Awards

In charge of selecting the 2019 honors are top-level agency creative leaders, representing advertising categories including automotive, communications, financial services, packaged goods, OTC, retail, spirits, and QSRs. Meet the judges now.

A Colonial Capture For A Religious Broadcaster

The Jeff Andrulonis-led company has been shifting its focus from Western New York to the Carolinas of late. Now, it is engaged in another Twin Tiers sale -- this time with a non-secular operator.

Gen Grabs Tacher, Regional Reps For Undisclosed Price

The newly acquired companies will continue to operate on behalf of the radio stations they represent. That said, Gen Media Partners’ combined roster of 4,000 radio station partners "will create more opportunities for national advertisers, particularly when they are looking for scale in radio," GMP said.

Antenna Modification Not ‘Streetz’-Sound In Norfolk

An analog facility housed at Channel 6 on the VHF band brings audio to 87.7 MHz on the FM band. In Norfolk, the TV facility that acts as a radio station is the home for "Hip Hop for the 757." It appears the station's antenna system was modified, but the licensee failed to tell the FCC.
Amador Bustos

Su Lassoes A Lone Star AM

Programming from China Radio International has been airing on a Class D AM easily reaching the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Now, the operator running this station via a Time Brokerage Agreement has agreed to acquire the station outright. The seller is Amador Bustos.

Agencies Get Diary Measurement Shift Close-up

The commencement of year-round measurement with monthly reporting — and how it will be done — was shared with advertising agency representatives in a Thursday webinar.

NABEF Down With Brown As Board Chairman

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has selected one of its board members as its next Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1. This individual succeeds a noted media broker who has held the role since 2015.

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