Political Power: A Key to Radio’s 2022 Revenue

Where is the revenue heading for terrestrial radio? That question was the first to be answered by a Forecast 2022 panel moderated by noted media ecologist Jack Myers, of Media Village.

This Big Retailer is Back At One at Spot Radio

It's about time. One of the most prolific users of spot radio has surged to the top of the latest Media Monitors Spot Ten Radio report.

Cross-Ownership and the FCC — What Now?

When it comes to D.C. activities of significance to broadcast media, there is perhaps no bigger topic of conversation today than the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as the full Chairman of the FCC and the selection as a Democratic nominee for FCC Commissioner of Gigi Sohn. Sohn’s chances of winning a seat on the Commission is vitally important, and a Forecast 2022 session tackled the subject.

For SBS, Another Quarter of Better-than-2019 Radio Dollars

"Our third quarter results evidenced continued solid financial performance as we again delivered double digit growth in both net revenue and adjusted OIBDA, driven by the strong growth of our radio business," said Raúl Alarcón Jr., Chairman/CEO of SBS.

New York Festivals 2022 Radio Awards Now Accepting Entries

New York Festivals Radio Awards honors storytellers from around the globe. Since 1957 NYF has celebrated excellence and innovation across all genres and platforms, keeping pace with industry-wide developments and global trends.

Zobrist Scores St. Louis Sports Talker

A Class B AM serving the Gateway City as a Sports Talker since April 1993 is changing hands. The transaction has been in the works for months, and led to the August resignation of John Hadley as General Manager over "poor communication" between him and the incoming owner.

Quebec’s Cogeco Sees Mixed Results In Fiscal Q4

Twelve months after escaping a hostile takeover bid, Cogeco remains a major media force in the markets where it owns stations, including Montréal. And, thanks to the ongoing recovering from a difficult pandemic, the company's revenue grew by nearly 5% in its fiscal Q4. The problem? Adjusted EBITDA declined by 2.1% as Free Cash Flow tumbled by 34%.
NPR / National Public Radio

‘Consistent Growth’ in Spoken Word Audio, Say NPR/Edison

NPR has partnered with Edison Research in placing a magnifying glass on "the continued increased consumption of spoken word audio in the U.S. and the drivers behind the growth." To NPR's benefit, the latest "2021 Spoken Word Audio Report" finds "consistent growth in spoken word listening, particularly among young and more multicultural audiences."

New NCE FM Filing Window Closes

The filing window for applications for new noncommercial educational (NCE) FM new station construction permits has closed. As such, the Media Bureau has placed a temporary freeze on the filing of any amendments to NCE FM new station applications submitted in the November 2021 filing window.

Jim Higgins Partners With GMP’s Friedland for New Radio Venture

He's largely known across the radio industry as the former President/COO and equity investor and partner in the Dick Clark-founded United Stations Radio Networks (USRN). Most recently, he was President/CEO at national radio entity Key Networks. Now he's teaming up with the Managing Partner of Gen Media Partners for the launch of a new radio content and service provider and producer.

Does Saga Have Issues Allocating Its Capital?

"When we see a declining return on capital employed (ROCE) in conjunction with a declining base of capital employed, that's often how a mature business shows signs of aging," financial blog Simply Wall St. notes. "This reveals that the company isn't compounding shareholder wealth because returns are falling and its net asset base is shrinking." On that note, a magnifying glass was placed on Saga.
Car Radio

For 11% of Americans, Car Radio Need Not Be Present

Of some 1,060 recent and prospective car buyers surveyed in the U.S., some 89% say a broadcast radio tuner should be standard equipment every car. That's according to new research released earlier today in London by Edison Research — a trend that is consistent across age groups.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Chesley Maddox-Dorsey

In one week, on November 16, American Urban Radio Networks CEO Chesley Maddox-Dorsey will appear as the Moderator of a highly anticipated Forecast 2022 roundtable discussion. As a preview of what's to be shared, Maddox-Dorsey chats with Adam R Jacobson in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.fm. LISTEN HERE

Bob Philips’ Successor As Audacy CRO Selected

Audacy selected as its new Chief Revenue Officer the founder and former President of Katz Digital — an individual who also served as President of Christal Radio within the Katz Media Group and General Sales Manager for iHeartMedia's East Coast Top 40 flagship, "Z100."

A Home Improvement Battle For Radio Listeners

Historically, The Home Depot has been one of the most prolific users of audio advertising to connect with consumers. Of late, however, its biggest competitor had been the bigger user of spot radio, according to Media Monitors data. That could soon change.
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