What’s Ailing Entercom Shares Now?

On Dec. 18, Entercom Communications shares reached $5.16, its highest closing price since a huge Aug. 6, 2019, slide in value. It appears ETM is suffering from another dip in share price, with Thursday's opening price poised to be its lowest since November 7.

FCC Affirms AM’s Death, After Owner’s Death

The January 2011 death of Mississippi radio station owner Frank Rackley Jr. wasn't disclosed to the FCC for more than a year after his passing, in the station's license renewal application. This didn't pass muster with the Media Bureau, which cancelled the station's license. Current management pleaded for the Commission to reconsider, and it's just ruled on their request.

Legendary NYC Radio Host Harry Harrison Dies

The only radio personality to have worked at former Top 40 WMCA-AM 570 in New York, rival Top 40 WABC-AM 770 in N.Y., and Oldies WCBS-FM 101.1 in the Big Apple has died. Harry Harrison, inducted in November 2019 into the Radio Hall of Fame, had been suffering various health issues.

Salem Accepts Consent Decree To Resolve Live Broadcasting Rule Query

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau revealed on Tuesday that it has been conducting an investigation into whether Salem Media Group violated the FCC's live broadcasting rule. It appears that Salem was involved in a violation of the Commission's regulations, as the company has agreed to a consent decree.
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A Sea Of Green On Wall Street

U.S. financial markets were on the rise Tuesday, and radio and TV companies were among the many companies experiencing gains from Monday's closing bell. Cumulus Media stood out among the radio companies for noteworthy rises, with CMLS up 33 cents to $14.48. The same can be said for iHeartMedia, with shares up 31 cents to $18.15.

Spanish Or English? Try Both For Reaching Latino Consumers

A new research report shows Latino respondents showing preference to digital and social channels over traditional mediums. The study also sheds light on the great debate of whether Hispanics in 2020 prefer their content in English, or Spanish. The answer: Why not both?

PIRATE Act Passed, But Miami Buccaneer’s Still On the Air

At 10:15am Saturday, NAB EVP/Communications Dennis Wharton shared the news that President Trump late Friday signed into law the PIRATE Act. That's the "NAB legislative priority" that will give added ammunition to the FCC to deter and, ultimately, quash pirate radio operations. At the very moment the email was received, America's most brazen pirate radio operator was on the air.

Emilio Estefan To Receive Medallas de Cortez Distinguished Leadership Award

The Medallas de Cortez Distinguished Leadership Award will be presented this year to the multi-Grammy and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The award ceremony will cap off the first day of the Hispanic Radio Conference, which is being presented March 25-26 at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami.

Darren Davis Lists His Greenwich Home, For Millions

If last week's layoffs weren't enough of a PR headache for iHeartMedia, an article appearing last week in a New York tabloid may have some at the company reaching for an Excedrin. It's reporting that the President of iHeartMedia Networks & iHeartRadio is selling his "meticulously maintained imperial home," for a Hollywood-sized price.

NYF Radio Awards Celebrates 100 Years of Radio

In honor of the invention of radio and the 1920 first-ever broadcast of KDKA-AM in Pittsburgh, New York Festivals Radio Awards will celebrate 100 years of Radio while bringing together global storytellers from both the Radio and TV & Film industry on the same stage.

Pandora’s Latest Plan To Drain Radio’s Ad Dollars

Understanding "the contextual affinities and nuances" of every radio market in the U.S. is key to connecting with listeners "in a mindset that matters." Yet, it is not a radio group but SiriusXM-owned Pandora that is telling potential marketers and advertising clients key facts about listeners in markets of all sizes. It's just another slap in the face of an industry that still doesn't get it, our editor-in-chief opines.
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Ring Around The Dial For Voice Radio Network

Talk about a circular transactions turnpike: In November 2018, Michael James Powell successfully grabbed a Class A FM in the Delmarva Region from Voice Radio LLC of Delaware. Now, Powell is spinning this station to an entity that just agreed to sell its lone property -- to none other than the company Powell bought this FM from some 13 months ago!
Glenn Serafin

Noted Media Broker Serafin Dies

For years, veteran media broker Glenn Serafin was highly regarded for his knowledge of radio and television station transactions ... and values. Now, the media industry is paying tribute to Serafin, who passed away Monday in Tampa at the age of 69.

FCC’s O’Rielly Wants More Anti-Payola Answers

First, it was the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Now, Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O'Rielly has the Chief Compliance Officers at three of the world's biggest recorded music companies in his cross-hairs. O'Rielly still wants answers in response to an August 2019 report in Radio Ink that suggests a “pay-to-play it” atmosphere persists at U.S. radio stations.

Spot Flo For Radio A Truly Progressive Move

The latest Media Monitors Spot Ten Radio report is out, and once again the auto insurance category is a big one for AM and FM radio. However, the latest report shows Progressive opening a wide gap by spot count over its nearest competitor.

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