As Shares Wither, Beasley Declares Cash Dividend

Beasley Broadcast Group shares have not been this low since January 2012. That's not stopping the radio station owner's board of directors from declaring a quarterly cash dividend for its stockholders.

NAB Addresses Fears Of AM Radio’s Future

The NAB has much to say about the future of stations in the kHz broadcasting band. Specifically, the chief lobbying group's lead counsel explains in Reply Comments that its proposal "would provide complete relief from restrictions on ownership of AM stations."

NYF Radio Awards Reveals This Year’s Finalists

The 2019 Radio Awards Grand Jury evaluated entries submitted from 35 countries around the globe and selected 346 finalists based on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium.
Cox Media Group

CMG Steps Up In The Wake Of Disaster

We all know the part media play in warning the public of coming natural disasters, and reporting all the way through them and beyond. More often than not, local radio and TV help in the healing process too. That’s what is happening out in Oklahoma right now.

“Rising Through The Ranks” Open For Submissions

BMI is offering 20 scholarships for this year’s program. The course is designed to foster and educate current and emerging female managers within broadcast radio. Submissions will be accepted through June 5, 2019. We have all the details.

Radio Executive Brad LaRock Passes

Radio has lost a veteran broadcaster with an impressive track record. A success in various sectors of the radio industry, LaRock was, at various times, employed by Nielsen, Townsquare Media, and CBS Radio. Well known and liked in the industry, he leaves behind a significant legacy.

The Home Depot Holds On To #1

The Home Depot held on to the top position for spot radio this week, running more than 90K ads, while GEICO took an uncharacteristic slide — all the way to eighth place. Lowe’s moved up a place to third, showing that spring is well and truly here and those home improvement projects are in full roar.

Entercom: Doing A Lot Right

These are challenging times for radio and competition for ad dollars in the digital age is fiercer than ever. And while Entercom may not yet be enjoying gravy days, their last quarterly report is evidence that the company is sticking to a plan and it’s paying off.

RAB’s Farber: Radio Is Chasing Ad Dollars From All Media

"We are in complete agreement that radio should chase ad dollars," RAB President/CEO Erica Farber says in response to a RBR+TVBR Observation appearing May 22. Farber writes that radio is chasing ad dollars from all competitive media and advertising platforms.

AP Picks Standout Station By The Bay

The 2018 Associated Press Television and Radio Association Awards acknowledging outstanding journalism in the 13 western states have been announced. The spoils were dominated by Entercom’s KCBS in San Francisco, which picked up no less than nine APTRA awards. We have a full listing of their haul.
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Webinar Focuses On Gender And Country Radio

The issue of possible gender bias in country radio is not a new one, and it has been on the front burner again of late, including the release of the report “Gender Representation On Country Format Radio” which came out last month. The topic was addressed again during the debut of Country Radio Broadcasters’ webinar series CRS360, which kicked off at 2pm CT on Thursday, May 23.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

Five Appointed To NAB Board

Radio Board Chairman Randy Gravley has made five appointments to the NAB Radio Board of Directors — as required by NAB bylaws — effective at the beginning of the June Board meeting, June 10-12. Here are the names.

Saga’s Biggest Shareholder Buys More Shares On The Cheap

It's been said by many long-term investors that the best time to buy is when a company's stock is viewed as largely undervalued, and there's much upside in the forecast.That's likely what is driving one of Saga Communications' largest institutional shareholders to snatch up more stock at bargain values, as the radio broadcasting company struggles to bounce back from an all-time low.

Idea Bank Honors Nebraska Radio for Flood Relief Efforts

The Idea Bank counted the late Russ Withers Jr., founder and owner of Withers Broadcasting Companies, among its early members. Now, Idea Bank is presenting an award named in Withers' honor to Nebraska Broadcasters for their flood relief efforts.

PM Downturn Sends Salem Shares Sliding

Lord have mercy: Salem Media Group shares fell sharply in the final two hours of Wednesday's trading, with SALM off by 9.7% with just minutes to go. Volume was higher than usual, suggesting Mario Gabelli and GAMCO or Dimensional Fund Advisors may have sold some shares.

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