Why K.C.’s ‘Sputnik’ Growth Saddens Some On MLK Day

The arrival of programming from the Voice of Russia's Sputnik Radio in Kansas City has generated much attention and renewed controversy of the Russian government-run operation. Now, there's a new twist to its broadened reach in America's heartland: it's on a frequency the ex-leader of one African American group argues should have been reserved for them, across the entire metro area.

A Wall Street Blog Questions Beasley’s Dividend Lure

With a 1-year target estimate of $4.50, Beasley Broadcast Group shares could be a bargain for some investors. The company's 6% dividend may also be a big lure. Even so, Simply Wall Street asks if the dividend is "worth your time."
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Misslou Completes Its First Radio Buy

On Nov. 1, 2019, RBR+TVBR was first to report the sale of a pair of FM radio stations to an entity led by Brenda Floyd and James Allgood. This transaction, which saw Bill Whitley of Media Services Group serve as the broker representing the seller, has just closed.

Legacy Stations Officially In NRRA Hands, With Spin To Come

A Nebraska-based company headed by Tim Marshall and Craig Larson has closed on its acquisition of six stations in Scottsbluff, Neb., and an AM in the Nebraska town of Holdrege. The deal was brokered by Kalil & Co., and puts in motion the spin of one of those properties it now owns to VSS Catholic Communications.

Tedesco, Nate, Lyons To Co-Chair MFM CFO Summit

The Chief Financial Officer for Beasley Media Group is being joined by the EVP/CFO for Bonneville International Corp. and the SVP/Controller and Treasurer of The E.W. Scripps Co. as co-chairs of the upcoming Media Financial Management association's 2020 CFO Summit.

WSB Atlanta Goes High Def

News/Talk fans of WSB in Atlanta are now enjoying improved sound. HD Radio has been added to the station that recently relocated its transmitter and antenna for better coverage of metro Atlanta.

Colorado Public Radio Expands Reach

Colorado Public Radio (CPR) will be taking over the operation of 91.5 KRCC at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. The partnership will result in more than 80% of the state being reached by CPR.

‘Sputnik’ Lands In Kansas City

A radio program that has been on the radar of National Intellegience officials will be airing in Kansas City. 'Sputnik' is slated to air on a trio of Alpine Broadcasting Corporation stations serving the KC area.
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FCC Extension Aids Cox/Apollo Deal

A 60 Day Extension has been granted for Cox Media Group (CMG) to continue publishing their daily Ohio newspapers. CMG was facing a deadline January 16 to reduce its publication schedule of its daily newspapers in Dayton, Hamilton, Middletown and Springfield.

Programming EVPs Named As iHeartRadio ‘Dislocation’ Stories Grow

As the names of those displaced by iHeart continues to grow, the company on Thursday revealed that three senior programmers have been promoted to Division Executive Vice Presidents of Programming for iHeartRadio's National Programming Group.

Griffin Brings Its Tulsa Cluster To Arts Center

In June 2018, The E.W. Scripps Co. sold its five radio stations in Tulsa to Griffin Communications for $12.5 million. As of today, the quintet of broadcasting properties have a snazzy new address.

Nominees Revealed For Hispanic Radio’s Top Awards

The Hispanic Radio Conference is proud to announce the 2020 Medallas de Cortez finalists. While only eight will carry home the prestigious plaque, all of the following professionals have proven themselves to be the best of the best in Hispanic radio. The awards will be presented at the conference on March 25 at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami and are sponsored by vcreative.

With iHeart Markets Group Retool, Layoff Talk Surges

First it was 60. Then, it became 600. On Wednesday morning, one veteran media observer reported that “over 1,000 employees” are losing their jobs at iHeartMedia. The job losses at the nation’s No. 1 owner of radio stations have become the No. 1 talking point by those inside and outside the industry. But, the official number of individuals impacted by “dislocation” remains shielded from public view.

Norsan Grabs An Upstate S.C. Silent AM

The Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., market is one of many emerging Hispanic markets gaining notice by marketers across the U.S. Here, an AM station branded as "Activa" had been airing top syndicated hosts of appeal to regional Mexican radio listeners. Of late, the station has been silent. Now, it is set to come to life again under a new owner.

A Louisville Gospel Pair’s New Ownership Song

Travel along the Shawnee Expressway on the west side of Louisville, Ky., and you may drive by a three-tower array used by a Class B AM and its FM translator, with one of those towers used by its Class C AM sibling. Both stations target the African-American community with Gospel programming. Will that change, now that new ownership is set to take over?

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