A Bouncy First Day On NASDAQ For ‘IHRT’

It was an up-and-down session for iHeartMedia, which began trading on NASDAQ today and saw the company's CEO and COO/CFO join together in ringing the Opening Bell. At day's end, iHeart's Class A common stock finished in positive territory.

Meruelo’s ‘Mega’ Competitor Arrives In L.A.

On Wednesday, Meruelo Media formally closed on its acquisitions of KLOS-FM in Los Angeles from Cumulus Media and KXOS-FM from a U.S.-based subsidiary of Mexico's Grupo Radio Centro. One day later, a big change came to KXOS. It will definitely be of interest to Spanish Broadcasting System.

JVC Doubles Up In Orlando, Thanks To Salem

In late June, iHeartMedia grabbed an FM translator used by JVC Broadcasting for a Rock station branded as "Bud 94.1." At the time, JVC head John Caracciolo hinted that he was "working on something" that would move this Central Florida "Bud." That something may not please "Bud" fans.

Is Entercom’s Stock Volatility Of Concern?

Among the many financial blogs getting considerable notice, and clout, as of late is Simply Wall St., and Entercom Communications has attracted their attention. It's not for the best of reasons. Simply Wall St. wants to know if "ETM" is "a volatile stock."

Warshaw Buys Out Perot Interest in Connoisseur

Connoisseur Media has just completed a management buyout in which members of management will now own substantially all of the company.

Moody Feelings On AM Radio: ‘Limitations’ Hinder 2030 Vision

Greg Thornton, Senior Vice President of Media for Moody Bible Institute has a clear vision for the future of one of the nation's biggest broadcast ministries. Bringing teachings of Christ to listeners over the next decade will continue. It just won't include AM radio.

Mostly Mozart, Now Minus The Interference

One of the nation's most listened to Classical radio brands vociferously complained nearly four months ago about the arrival of an FM translator in San Francisco that caused interference to its co-channel Class A serving San Jose. It appears the matter has been resolved in KDFC's favor.
Saga Communications, Inc.

Coming August 6: Saga’s Q2 Results

Where Saga Communications stock goes could be predicated on how its second quarter 2019 results fared. For investors, the answers to its Q2 questions will come just before the Opening Bell on Wall Street on Tuesday, August 6.

Longtime Michigan Broadcaster Liggett Dies

Broadcasters from across America are paying tribute to the individual who ran Michigan-based Liggett Broadcasting Group for more than three decades. Bob Liggett passed away Friday at the age of 76.

Who Is ‘Another Underappreciated Radio Company’?

A Seeking Alpha analyst gives a glowing review to a radio broadcasting company that some may say is a bit unloved in recent months. For WY Capital, this industry pure-play "is a solid buy, with capable management ... and many growth opportunities to exploit."

‘Improved’ LPFM Radio Service Technical Rules En Route

Low-power FM stations across the U.S. are getting some assistance with their technical rules. That's thanks to the FCC, which has opened a docket to best address a matter that could impact -- for better or for worse, in some cases -- full-signal stations. Portland, Ore., is one market where broadcasters should take notice.

Coming Soon: A Definitive Look At Radio Sales Salaries

Media Staffing Network and Streamline Publishing's co-owned publication Radio Ink have teamed up to gather data for a Radio Sales Compensation Study that will be released at the Radio Show in Dallas, in September. Your confidential input is desired.
Emmis Communications

A Slimmer Emmis Unveils Its Fiscal Q1 Results

With its Indianapolis radio stations soon to comprise nearly all of the broadcast facilities it operates, Emmis Communications is a leaner -- and perhaps healthier -- company designed to grow in ways that no longer involve AM or FM. That said, the company saw radio net revenues for the first fiscal quarter of 2020 that were flat compared to last year.

Sale Price Revealed In Bill Buchanan’s FM Sale To KSBJ

On Wednesday, full details of a Texas FM station's acquisition by a big Houston-based broadcast ministry, conversion to noncommercial status, and the price this facility is fetching became known.
Gavel

FCC Issues Twin Pay Up, Or Lose License, Orders

Proceedings have started that could see a license revocation involving an FM in North Carolina, as well as an AM in Georgia. The reason? Each of these licensees owe the FCC delinquent regulatory fees, administrative costs, and penalties owed.

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