GM / General Motors

GM Doing Major Alexa Auto Rollout In 2020

By “major” we mean bringing Amazon Alexa to millions of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac automobiles. Leveraging embedded available 4G LTE connectivity and GM’s updateable embedded app framework in the vehicle, GM will make Alexa available on model year 2018 and newer cars, trucks and crossovers with compatible infotainment systems.
Geico

GEICO Holds Fast, Home Depot Slides

GEICO stayed on top of the Media Monitors’ Spot 10 Radio report, making it three weeks in a row at number one. Meanwhile, perennial rival and heavy advertiser The Home Depot plunged.

Registration Open For NABOB Conference

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters will hold its 43rd Annual Fall Broadcast Conference and 19th Power of Urban Radio Forum, October 2-3, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Time Check: 100 Years Of Service For WWV

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, an exclusive group of 100 people will be in attendance in Fort Collins, Colo., to celebrate the centennial of a radio station many individuals have never heard of. It offers no music, or spoken word programming. Yet, it is essential to broadcasting history.
Emmis Communications

FCC Approves Emmis’ Austin Stake Sale

Emmis and Sinclair Telecable have been partners in Texas' state capital since Emmis purchased controlling interest in their radio partnership back in July 2003. In order for the transaction to close, FCC approval of a waiver request of "Note 4" was needed. That OK just came.

NAB Marconi Radio Award Winners Revealed

The 2019 Marconi Awards have been handed out at the Radio Show in Dallas. Who are this year’s recipients? Click here for the details.

BBGI: A ‘Bad Investment’ With A Big Year-To-Year Dip

Of all of the broadcast media stocks that "Simply Wall St.", a respected investor blog, has examined, none perhaps fares as poorly as BBGI. It pulls no punches in calling ownership of Beasley Broadcast Group shares "a bad investment," given a hefty 52-week downtrend in value.

In-Car Connected Voice Assistants: A Four-Year Rollout

Next generation voice assistants and associated CE technologies are going to be the next battleground for in-car technology leadership. Voice assistants are also developing intelligent interjections, such as Amazon Alexa hunches, which could lead to wider use.

FNPRM On Radio/TV Public Notice Requirements Moves Forward

In an unanimous ruling, the FCC on Thursday adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) that proposes a modernized and standardized set of rules for local public notice given by broadcast applicants. 

Alpha, Salem Add Radio.Com For Station Streaming

Enjoy listening to KINK-FM from Portland on your Alexa-powered device or via your smartphone? What about WFSH-FM, "104.7 The Fish," in Atlanta? Soon, you'll also be able to use Radio.com to access these and all other stations owned by Alpha Media and Salem Media Group, respectively.

Apple Integrates Radio.com, TuneIn In Latest ‘Siri’ Updates

Tuesday marked "an exciting new day in audio," according to Entercom Communications President/CEO David Field. That's because Entercom's radio stations are now fully integrated with Apple's iOS 13 software — as are all radio stations using a streaming platform Entercom pulled its AMs and FMs from in June 2018.

Allied Fires Back Following Rocking M’s Wichita Cluster Kill

"I took the stations off today," Rocking M Media head Monte Miller said Monday afternoon in an exclusive interview with RBR+TVBR, confirming that a roughly $6.2 million sale of Wichita market stations by Rocking M Media isn't likely to close. The intended buyer responded Tuesday afternoon.

A Little Less ‘Activa’ In Upstate South Carolina

A Class A FM acquired in late 2015 from Davidson Media Group is Greenville, S.C.'s home for personality-fueled regional Mexican programming. Soon, those shows will disappear from this FM signal, as Janbakhsh is selling it. Consider it a religious conversion.

Jeff Andrulonis Adds An FM In Bolivia

No, the North Carolina-based broadcaster hasn't decided to compete against Dueri Media Group or Grupo Central Universal by entering the Santa Cruz or La Paz markets. But, his Colonial Radio Group is indeed buying an FM radio station in Bolivia. And ... it involves "The Dude." The deal abides.

To Power Its Eclectic Operation, Rocky Mtn. FM Turns To DAD

To ensure reliable automated operations and a quick learning curve for more than 120 volunteer DJs, a community-focused Class C2 FM serving a popular ski resort region of Colorado relies heavily on an ENCO automation platform to power its on-air presence.

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