Entravision Communications Corporation

Entravision’s National Radio Spot Services To Wind Down

RBR+TVBR has confirmed that Entravision Communications' national radio spot services will cease operations at the end of 2019. But, the overall sales and marketing arm specializing in Spanish-language media platforms — Entravision Solutions — will continue.

Broadcasters Foundation Launches Annual Year-End Giving Campaign

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has launched its annual year-end appeal in conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a nationwide movement of charitable giving. The Foundation’s drive asks for tax-deductible personal donations to the Guardian Fund and corporate contributions to the Angel Initiative.

Houston’s Million-Dollar Bollywood Deal

It's not often that an FM translator can command a sizable sum of money. But, given the right signal contour, market size, and billing potential, sometimes there's an outsized price that's agreed upon. That appears to be the case in Houston, where a big deal has just been finalized.
Randy Michaels

Randy Michaels Spins Four As LMA Turns To Buy

In recent years, four stations owned by Radioactive LLC serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula have been operated by another company via a local programming and marketing agreement. Now, that arrangement is converting an LMA into outright ownership.

Emmis’ Mediaco Move Complete, As Are Cumulus Spins

Here's a pair of closings that come right before the Thanksgiving Day holiday. One involves two big New York FMs now formally owned by a joint venture that sees its now-former licensee's founder and CEO team up with Soo Kim -- the head of a company that just acquired several radio and TV stations.

Oldread’s ‘Fly’ New Role: Pamal’s Capitaland Captain

After more than a decade at the company's New England stations, including a run as Station Manager of Sports Talk WEEI-FM in Boston, a veteran Entercom sales pro is going to work for Jim Morrell. But, is there more to the story? Don't count on it, brokers say.

Spotify and Radio’s Shared Exposure Problem

In this RBR+TVBR Observation, our editor-in-chief comments on the rise of recording artist Arizona Zervas, an internet sensation who was recently signed to a major record label and is now getting global attention thanks to Radio. His point: Spotify, and Radio, are guilty of lack of external exposure.

NLRB To SBS/L.A.: It’s Time To Comply With SAG-AFTRA Settlement

The regional office for the National Labor Relations Board has asked Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) to comply in part by Friday with a unilateral settlement agreement in connection with what performers union SAG-AFTRA calls "a series of unfair labor practices."

Nielsen’s Twin CDM Cuts: A Money Matter

In August, five markets received their first Nielsen "CDM" results. It was the highlight of a month's-long move designed to provide advertisers and radio's sales teams with more reliable listener data. That's come to an abrupt end in two markets. The reason may be simple.

With Ex-Dividend Confirmed, Entercom Gets Zacks Vote

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Entercom shares will go ex-dividend on Wednesday. That's perhaps one reason why influential Wall Street observer Zacks Equity Research calls "ETM" a "strong buy stock."

From I-95 To Mile High Reign, Fullam’s Career Reaches Road’s End

In 1975, John Fullam entered the radio business at a now-defunct company called the Home News Corporation. An October 1992 acceptance of VP/GM in WKQI-FM in Detroit served as the catalyst for a 44-year career that's now set to come to an end, with an exit from Entercom confirmed.

A New Chapter For ‘Radio Cantico Nuevo’

A rapidly growing New York-area religious broadcaster led by Erick Salgado and his son, Erick Salgado Jr., could be in for some additional prayer time in the coming weeks. That's because their company has become the latest operator of radio stations to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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Radio’s Big Ad Spending Twins

Two big brands have stood out across 2019 as the biggest supporters of radio, from an advertising standpoint. For the week ending Nov. 24, their commitment to radio is as strong as ever.

Radio Duplication Rule NPRM Moves Forward At FCC

Should the FCC modify or erase a rule that limits AM or FM stations from airing more than 25% of total hours in an average broadcast week of duplicative programming? While Commissioners appear split on making any changes to its current rules, they've decided to let the people decide.

The Beef On WECK? A Third FM Translator Is Secured

Buddy Shula's "WECK Radio" has thrived with a locally programmed golden Oldies format heard on a 1kw AM and two FM translators. Now, a third FM translator has been secured by his company, allowing WECK to fill the last FM hole it had in the Buffalo market.

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