Virtual Radio Techology Released

VRS1, or virtual radio studio 1 feed, enables stations to broadcast directly to an AM or FM transmitter for OTA broadcasts. It’s a technology that will reduce overheads for radio stations says EmpireStreaming Director of Sales, Matt Kellogg.

Classic Hits Format Ruled Summer Radio

The swing for Classic Hits, in a comparison of the summer months to the January-May period, outstripped the other formats, showing again that the warmer months bring on the nostalgia.

Hispanic Radio Podcast: Political And Auto Ad Potential

What's the state of political and automotive advertising for the U.S. Hispanic market? That's the topic of conversation in this latest Hispanic Radio Podcast, hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson. In this edition, Jacobson speaks with Entravision Communications SVP/Integrated Marketing Solutions Angie Balderas.

Royal Flush: NHL’s Kings Choose iHeart Over Cumulus

For the last four seasons, the Los Angeles Kings NHL club aired all of its games on Cumulus Media Talker KABC-AM 790. Starting Tuesday night, with the first pre-season game of 2018-2019, the team's coverage is shifting to an all-new digitally focused platform conceived by iHeartMedia's Los Angeles station group. 

FM Radio, Without WiFi, On An iPhone? It’s Here

A Southern California wireless technology company that used the 2018 NAB Show as its launching pad for a line of next-gen earbuds has, just in time for the 2018 Radio Show starting Sept. 25 in Orlando, formally brought to market the industry’s first in-ear headset combining a built-in FM receiver with digital signal processing (DSP) technology for customizable sound effects.

EMF Says Goodbye To Southern Ohio FM

It's not often that Educational Media Foundation is a seller of radio stations. Thanks to rapid expansion seen under the leadership of soon-to-retire Mike Novak, EMF is now the second-largest licensee of radio stations in the U.S., behind only iHeartMedia. Yet, EMF is now selling a station — a Class A facility near the Huntington, W. Va. area.
Emmis Communications

Who Are Emmis’ Major Shareholders?

Every investor in Emmis should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups, notes Blake Harford of Simply Wall St. Insiders, he notes, often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. "I generally like to see some degree of insider ownership, even if only a little," Harford notes. So, what's Emmis' story?

As Expected, Entercom Gets The Mets

For many seasons, The New York Mets Baseball Network called trailblazing Sports Talker WFAN-AM in New York its flagship station. That relationship ended with the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, when WFAN -- then-owned by CBS Radio -- shifted to iHeartRadio's Talk WOR-AM.  That five-year relationship is now coming to an end, as the company led by David Field has just inked an Amazin' deal.

‘Target Market News’ Founder Ken Smikle Dies

Some 30 years ago, Ken Smikle launched a trade journal focused squarely on business developments in advertising, marketing and media targeted to black consumers. Today, marketers, advertisers and media executives are pausing to remember Smikle, who passed away Sept. 12 after a brief illness.

Another Alpha Media Market Exit Finalized

On July 26, the owner of 229 AMs and FMs across the U.S. agreed to sell two FMs and an AM in the Midwest. Now, Alpha is selling another group of stations in a transaction brokered by Kalil & Co. -- a six-station, plus one FM translator, cluster acquired in late 2012 from a subsidiary of a company then-led by David Benjamin. Is this the start of a paring-down process for the Portland, Ore.-based company?
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A Voice-Controlled Hybrid Radio? It’s In The Works

The popularity of the smart speaker has led the innovation initiative of the NAB to partner with the European Broadcasting Union to co-fund the development of a whole new hybrid radio. A prototype is on its way to the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando.

Radio Industry Pauses To Remember Jeanette Tully

The CEO of the Aloha Station Trust and the recently formed Ocean Station Trust, a radio industry veteran who has worked at such companies as Harte-Hanks Communications and Entravision Communications, has passed away.

IHM Adds In The New York Tri-State Area

OK, sorry to tease you, but this story does not involve iHeartMedia. Rather, the buyer is Immaculate Heart Media, operator of the non-secular "Relevant Radio" network of noncommercial stations. The station IHM is picking up is "The Voice," and its signal reaches much of the nation's No. 1 market.

A Big iHeart Podcast Push … and Stuff

In a definitive statement that illustrates the profit-making and consumer-building potential of podcasts, the nation's No. 1 radio broadcasting company has agreed to acquire Stuff Media, a podcast content publisher known for the HowStuffWorks (HSW) brand and other on-demand digitally delivered offerings.

Townsquare’s Big Comeback On Wall Street

It's been nearly a year since Townsquare Media's stock price closed above $9 a share. Since August 22, that's been a regular occurrence. Now, Zacks has examined the stock to see if it is a better buy for value investors than Netflix. The answer it came up with was a no-brainer.

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