What came first?

By Joe PilottaIn a January 2006 RBR&TVBR, I wrote an article on PPM, "What came first, the meter or the people?" See it here-page...

Close encounter in Arizona

Cochise Broadcasting has closed on its acquisition of KFMM-FM Thatcher AZ and KCUZ-AM Clifton AZ, according to brokerage firm Kalil & Co. According to...

Tully says Aloha to two more

Clear Channel has filed to park two more stations in Jeanette Tully's garage, otherwise known as the Aloha Station Trust LLC. AMFM Radio Licenses...

TV brethren rewarded for selling out

Should radio companies be emulating TV companies and get out while the getting is good? TV stocks have been outperforming radio stocks, but it...

MusicFirst in it for the long haul

The attempt to extend performance royalties for musicians to the AM and FM spectrum is just getting started. According to the Washington Post, John...

XM/Sirius merger draws more fire

"Allowing XM and Sirius to merge would create a monopoly in satellite radio that would only encourage unfair, anti-competitive commercial practices and a diminution...

No recovery seen soon

With radio revenues down 1% in May (7/3/07 RBR #129), analysts say they see no sign of any immediate improvement. "Our recent channel checks...

WGPR signs for PPM

Arbitron announced the signing of its first non-group deal for PPM ratings in Detroit, which is scheduled to get PPM in October 2008. WGPR-FM...

EMF comes out on top with GA spinner

Educational Media Foundation cut a deal with the restructuring On Top Communications for WRXZ-FM in Albany GA earlier this year. It was essentially a...

Citadel divestitures begin

First up is Spokane, where Mapleton Communications announced a deal to acquire a seven-station cluster from Citadel. No word yet on the price. Mapleton...

Imus returning to WFAN?

Perhaps, according to a NY Post story yesterday: While celebrating the top-billing  sports station's 20th anniversary last Friday, Mike Francesa and Chris Russo, of...

Nitty gritty details still being worked out?

What's holding up the final contract for Westwood One to rework its relationship with CBS Radio? It was back in April that WW1 announced...

Revenues down 1% in May

There was no boost for radio in May. The RAB reported that May radio revenues declined 1%. Local was down 2%, but national flat,...

Stocks improved in Q2

Have radio stocks finally begun to recover after hitting bottom? The RBR Radio Index ended Q2 in positive territory year-to-date, ahead 0.86%, and most...

DC adds two more HD streams

CC Radio's WASH-FM DC has launched a simulcast of its sister "Progressive talk" WWRC-AM on its HD-3 signal. That adds a good amount of...