NABEF Down With Brown As Board Chairman

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has selected one of its board members as its next Chairman of the Board, effective Jan. 1. This individual succeeds a noted media broker who has held the role since 2015.

Hispanic Radio Podcast: Fuller Opportunities

In this Hispanic Radio Podcast, RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson chats with Full Power Radio founder John Fuller about how his company has grown thanks to stations offering two distinct two English-language formats and the Latin pop-fueled "Bomba Radio."

Fake News? Radio Audience Dwarfs Streaming Champs

The third quarter 2018 edition of Edison Research's "Share of Ear," released Monday, was the focus of a blog post from Cumulus Media and Westwood One Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard. Front and center is data suggesting that AM and FM radio outreach ad-supported audio platforms daily. Really??

FCC Rule Change Sought For Radio ‘Geo-Targeting’

What if an over-the-air radio signal could "geo-target" an audience, thus making advertisers a bit happier with their newfound ability to hone in on a tighter target of consumers? "One simple rule change" could make it happen.
FOX News Radio

WWO To Represent Fox News Radio

Cumulus Media-owned audio network Westwood One has signed on to represent advertising sales for Fox News Radio's long-form talk programming vertical.

Please Support The Broadcasters Foundation

From hurricanes in the Southeast to devastating wildfires in California, it has been a difficult year for many across the U.S. Those impacted include members of the broadcast media industry. That's what makes the Broadcasters Foundation of America's annual year-end appeal, launched today, so poignant.

Beasley Shares Sink Below $5 Mark

It's a bad time to be an owner of Beasley Broadcast Group shares, even as the company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of its Class A and Class B common stock. Monday's trading saw BBGI slide to a level not seen since August 2016.

Slower Than Molasses: The Pace Of Radio Deals

It's very slow out there, with respect to radio industry deals being filed at the FCC. For AM and FM transactions, the spigot appears to be dry. But, is a reservoir being filled, ready to flow in 2019? Here's what some media brokers have to say.
Bob Pittman

Back On Track: iHeart’s Monthly Revenue Climb

One of the "benefits" of being in debtor-in-possession status, for the investor, are the required filings on a monthly basis of a company's financial health. Such is the case with iHeartMedia, which supplied a Houston U.S. Bankruptcy Court with a 16-page synposis of how it fared in October. The verdict?

Hubbard Radio Seeks New Cincy HQ

It's been an unkind week for Hubbard Radio. Amid all of that negative news comes word that Hubbard is looking to give its Cincinnati radio stations a splashy new home.

Strong Earthquake Rocks Anchorage Media

A earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked Alaska's biggest city just before 8:30am local time Friday (11/30), reporting causing damage to many of the Anchorage market's media outlets. Among the stations impacted is the CBS affiliate, owned by a subsidiary of cable TV provider GCI.
Saga Communications, Inc.

Saga Stock Buyback Gets Nine-Month Extension

If Saga Communications wants to repurchase shares of its Class A common stock, it has a little more time to do so. The company's Board of Directors on Wednesday gave its authorization to lengthen a trading plan adopted pursuant to SEC Rule 10b5-1.

Salem To Present To Investors With Stock At Six-Year Low

Salem Media Group has confirmed that it will present at two investor conferences in California in the first half of December. Perhaps by then the company's stock will have recovered from a fresh five-year low.

Increased ‘aiWARE’-ness For This AM/FM Owner

One of the biggest radio broadcasting companies in the U.S. is getting a real-time advertising intelligence and insights boost. It's thanks to an expanded agreement with AI operating system manufacturer Veritone Inc. 

Who Will Control The Voice-Activated Smart Home?

Who will have control as voice "pervades" the Smart Home? That was the subject of a panel moderated by Futuresource Director of Research Simon Bryant at the British media research firm's recent Audio Collaborative event in London.

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