Arkansas Broadcasters Association Celebrates 70th Anniversary

ABA began in 1949 as the trade association for broadcasters in Arkansas focused on providing broadcasters with a lobbying voice, while also providing them with technical and regulatory support and continuous professional enrichment opportunities. 

‘Los 4’ On Radio, Colored By Brito

One of the biggest songs on Earth in 2018 was the Maluma track "Felices los 4," loosely translated as "the happy quartet." Perhaps that will make great bumper music for the third go-around of Spanish-language radio coverage of a NCAA Men's Final Four.

How To Avoid Pre-1972 Sound Recording Statutory Damages

With the filing of an online form, streamers and podcasters both have a bit of breathing room: an artist who alleges that the digital audio provider has infringed the artist’s pre-1972 copyright must first provide notice of the allegation to the individual listed in the form.

With Philips’ Pick, McVay Returns To Full-Time Consulting

In August 2011, legendary AC programmer Mike McVay stepped away from his consultancy to take the role of SVP/Programming at Cumulus Media. He's ridden the rollercoaster ride at Cumulus until now. McVay has exited the company, but remains very involved.

A Trust Grab For iHeartMedia In a Controversial Market

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in 2017 famously argued that the lack of a locally based studio operation at iHeartMedia's Minot, S.D., stations could have greatly harmed the community, faced with a train disaster in 2002. Now, that cluster is adjusting its holdings.

Gary Vee Hits Big D For Radio Show Talk

He's known for his no-nonsense, R-rated motivational messages and empowering thought leadership ... as well as a new YouTube animated series and a newly launched wine brand. On Sept. 26, "Gary Vee" will be offering a Radio Show keynote that's sure to be talked about.
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Is Saga’s Current Stock Price A New Normal?

It's a lightly traded issue on Nasdaq. Still, Saga Communications shares are considered to be "near fair value" by analysts, Yahoo! Finance notes. Is that less than stellar news, as SGA continues to struggle with a recovery from a five-year low?

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.

Marconis Hit Third Decade With Trio Of Award-Winning Hosts

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, this year’s celebration will feature previous award winners — all nationally-syndicated radio personalities — as the co-emcees and presenters at the 2019 event.
SBS COO Albert Rodriguez (l) and founder/CEO Raúl Alarcón Jr. at the 2019 Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami.

A Smaller Net Loss For SBS

Baby steps taken to reach an ultimate goal that's positive may be a great way to get out of a tough situation. That's a good way to describe the progress seen by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) during the second quarter of 2019.

A Silent Lone Star AM Gets A New Owner

Where U.S. 287 and U.S. 96 meet is the Texas town of Lumberton, due north of Beaumont. Here, a silent AM with 3 towers is being sold, and it's the lead item of business in Transactions Today from RBR+TVBR.

Asset Liquidation Ahead For Scrutinized St. Louis Operator

The fate of four AM stations serving St. Louis were placed in question in June 2019, when a Hearing Designation Order was issued by the FCC to the licensee of these stations. On Sept. 11, the need for a hearing was erased: The stations' owner has declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

What’s The Economic Forecast For 2020?

Factors that will impact the economy, and what that means to radio, will be front-and-center at Forecast 2020, scheduled for Nov. 20. Forecast has assembled a broad range of experts to provide their perspective and informed opinions on what’s in store for the country and media in the near- and long-term future.

A Bigger Kentucky Home For A Radio ‘King’

Until now, a Class C3 noncommercial FM scraping the southern edges of the Cincinnati metropolitan area has used its signal to provide Christian Contemporary Classic Hits. Now, a programming shift is likely. The facility has just been acquired by another non-secular broadcaster.

Lacking Euphoria: Univision’s Q3 Radio Concerns

Univision Communications enjoyed a healthy Q3, but its revenue was clearly driven by its Media Networks -- a.k.a. its digital and visual media content vehicles. For the company's 58 or so radio stations, there are revenue concerns, with the Uforia division now a drag on the company.
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