It’s A Gass: This Retailer Pumps Up Radio Spots As CEO Exits

It's been an interesting seven days for Kohl's. The retailer's CEO exited last week to join Levi Strauss & Co. The announcement came as Kohl's stock is at its lowest value since the worst part of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gass' exit didn't have any bearing on Kohl's marketing plans. In fact, it stepped up its Spot Radio efforts.

CMG Selects New Radio Cluster Leaders In Houston, Orlando

Cox Media Group has promoted its Director of Sales for its Houston radio stations to the role of VP/Market Manager. At the same time, its Director of Sales in Orlando will now serve as the VP/Market Manager of that radio station group.
Jim Bohannon

From Fans To Industry Leaders, Talk Host Jim Bohannon Is Mourned

He was the heir to Larry King's late-night talk program, with 300 radio stations carrying the syndicated show. But, on October 14, his final program aired; health reasons were cited as this host's decision to retire. Indeed, Jim Bohannon was not well. On Saturday, it became known that Bohannon had passed away at the age of 78.

R.I.P. To Rhode Island Public Radio NCE Plan

A September 2021 application that would have seen the creation of new service of The Public's Radio in Westerly, R.I., has been dismissed by the head of the FCC's Audio Division. Here's why Rhode Island Public Radio's plans were scrubbed by the Commission.

‘The Vine’ At Threshold’s End, As A Sale Is Done

The sounds of 1960s-era Top 40 tunes will soon be gone from an AM with an FM translator serving the San Joaquin Valley city of Modesto, Calif. Threshold Communications has agreed to a sale of the facilities.

Steve Kingston Sells His Annapolis Adult Alternative FM

It is now a bit clearer as to why Robb Timm left an Annapolis, Md.-based FM station owned by Steve Kingston, the longtime radio industry programming executive, after 18 years to join a noncommercial, similarly formatted FM in Baltimore. Kingston is selling WRNR-FM, and the buyer won't keep the station's blend of programming.

Rogers Media Revenue Grows, But Overall Q3 EPS Misses Estimates

One of Canada's biggest multimedia companies, which in July experienced a chilling days-long service outage, experienced a rather noteworthy achievement in Q3: Rogers Communications added 221,000 new cellphone customers. That said, the damage to the company, which owns radio and TV stations, from that massive outage was seen in the quarter.
Wayne Kimmel

Broadcasters Are Betting on Sports. This Forecast Chat Tells Us Why

Sports wagering is the newest hot category for broadcast media. And, it continues to evolve and expand due to regulations increasingly relaxed over the past four years. That's why Forecast 2023 will feature a fast-paced, far-reaching interview featuring SeventySix Capital Managing Partner Wayne Kimmel, conducted by former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason.
Gordon Borrell

Local Advertising: A Flat 2023 Expected, Says Borrell

"A combination of economic pressures and a dramatic turnover in the composition of local businesses will inflict a double-whammy on local advertising next year." That's the prognostication from 2023 Borrell forecasts. A Forecast 2023 conference session will discuss the subject in-depth.

Global Radio Broadcasting: Reaching $178.7 Billion by 2027

Who says AM and FM radio is dying? A just released research study from U.K.-based Research and Markets finds that the global market for Radio broadcasting will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.6% over the analysis period of 2020-2027.

Veritone Stock Dips Despite Strong Q3, Ahead of CEO Shift

The creator of the aiWARE artificial intelligence program used by broadcast media companies around the globe reported Q3 2022 results on Tuesday that surpassed Wall Street expectations. But, perhaps the bigger news is that Ryan Steelberg will become CEO effective Jan. 1, 2023, and investors may not be happy about that.

Should The FCC Approve A South Padre Island FM’s Signal Tweak?

If Eduardo Gallegos has his way, a Class A FM radio station serving a popular resort and Spring Break destination on the Texas Gulf Coast will get a frequency change. Should it happen? The Audio Division of the FCC's Media Bureau is seeking the public's input on the matter.

Audacy Misses Analyst Forecasts In Q3 As Stock Dips Further

How challenging was Q3 for Audacy? The audio content creator and distributor that owns former CBS Radio stations and owns the Cadence13 and Pineapple Street podcast firms was just shy on quarterly revenue, but missed the earnings per share estimate in a significant way. A big impairment charge played a role in the results.

How To Best Serve Your Community In a Time of Need

In just the past few years, broadcasters have provided critical information as our country has gone through a pandemic, a contentious political atmosphere, and as of today a natural disaster in the form of Hurricane Nicole in Central Florida. Forecast 2023 brings together a panel of resourceful and savvy independent broadcasters who share their view of the industry and their commitment to their markets.

Tips For Engaging Multicultural Radio Consumers Shared by ANA

The second day of the ANA Multicultural & Diversity Conference saw the introduction of hybrid and virtual sessions. Perhaps the biggest of the virtual sessions involved the RAB's SVP of Insights, the President of iHeartMedia's BIN: Black Information Network, and the regional radio GM for TelevisaUnivision in San Diego, Las Vegas and the Rio Grande Valley.