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Saga Communications, Inc.

What Is Saga’s COVID-19 Cough-Inducing Q2 Revenue Dip?

just how far did some radio broadcasting companies sink in the three month period ending June 30? The answer to this question will fully unfold over the next three business days as iHeartMedia, Entercom and Cumulus Media each roll out their Q2 2020 results. For Saga Communications, which distributed its results Wednesday, a 47.6% slash in year-to-year net revenue is the first takeaway.

Ten Executive Appointments Accompany New VP/News at Entercom

There was no formal press release but rather "A Message from David Field" distributed as an internal memo to all Entercom Communications employees. While the message from the President/CEO opens with a pep talk, the focal point of the memo from Field are the promotions of 10 Entercom staffers to executive-level roles. There's also a new News leader.

A Big Radio Broadcaster Inks A Multiplatform Ad Sync Tech Deal

The technology company founded by Joe Harb in 2007 devoted to the monetization of RDS in-car radio station displays has just inked a multi-year deal with the publicly traded owner of radio stations offering a mix of spoken word and non-secular music formats.

Smart TVs Get Louder As Radio.com Inks OTT Deal

If you have a Roku device, you may already be using the iHeartRadio app. Now, Entercom Communications is ensuring that its Radio.com app, acquired in the company's tax-free merger with CBS Radio, can be accessed from an array of smart televisions as a built-in app.

Out Of The ‘Coop’: A New Multi-Format Radio Prep Service

From the suburbs of Philadelphia comes a newly launched peer-to-peer show prep service. It's led by an Entercom on-air talent that is today the morning host at "96.5 TDY," in the City of Brotherly Love.

Two Weeks from Wednesday: RBR+TVBR’s Black Media Symposium

A pair of highly respected and award-winning journalists and authors will chat with Urban One RVP Deon Levingston and RBR+TVBR Publisher Deborah Parenti in a conversation set to open the hourlong Black Media Symposium scheduled for 11:30am Eastern on August 19. Mark your calendar today to make sure you don't miss this event!
Townsquare Media Group

What’s In Store For Townsquare In Q2? Details Come Early Monday

Set your alarm a little earlier than normal and be sure to grab a big cup of coffee. Townsquare Media is once again delivering its quarterly results on a Monday at 8am Eastern. What can investors expect from the "local first" company with local radio, programmatic and local digital capabilities?
U.S. Congress

LRFA Gains Support of Majority of House

A bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives now supports the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) after 12 House Members added their cosponsorship to the resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations.

Radio Duplication Rule Consideration Set For Thursday

Two big "media modernization" rule changes are on the agenda for Thursday's virtual FCC Open Meeting, and one is bound to draw the attention of many radio broadcasting company executives. The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would address the radio duplication rule. What can the industry expect?
Microphone

Catch Up On One of 49 Fresh InFOCUS Podcasts!

Have you heard some of the great reports found in the all-new RBR+TVBR INFocus Podcast? Now's your chance to catch up with what some of the broadcast media industry's key news makers have to share on what's impacting broadcast radio and TV.

With MLB Season In Question, A’s Return Audio Coverage To AM

First, it was the Miami Marlins. Then, COVID-19 crippled the St. Louis Cardinals. Will there be a truncated Major League Baseball season in 2020? If so, Oakland A's fans can find their team on the radio again -- in yet another audio coverage shift for the team known for "Moneyball" man Billy Beane.

A Salute To A Classic Broadcast Radio Operation

"The success of any endeavor is directly proportional to the dedication of those involved," says alternative broadcast inspection specialist Ken Benner. In this Media Information Bureau column, Benner offers what he considers to be "one classic example" of these premise. It involves a Class C1 FM serving the second-largest metropolitan area in the 49th state of the union.
Sirius XM

A Positively Pivotal New Target Price for SiriusXM Stock

With shares in the high $5 range, now may be a good time to purchase Sirius XM stock. A key Wall Street analyst just set a new target price of $7.50, and says the satellite radio operator is navigating the economy much better than expected.

The Old WAAF: A Greater LOVE for Boston

Getting full-market coverage in Boston for the former WAAF was always a concern. Now, the station — now a KLOVE Christian Contemporary noncomm owned by Educational Media Foundation — has it. And, it is thanks to GEO Broadcast Solutions, the company seeking FCC approval for its "Zonecasting" technology.

RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast: Darrell Calton

Your company has uniquely focused on one of the fastest-growing locales in America. Then, the novel coronavirus arrives. What has the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic done for business over the last four months? Darrell Calton, CEO of Iliad Media Group, fills us in in this new RBR+TVBR InFOCUS podcast. LISTEN HERE

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