News from up and down the radio dial: Radio One and SiriusXM have revealed quarterly conference call details; SBS is going programmatic; NJBA is taking the case against the Nadler royalty bill to Nadler’s colleagues in Congress; Indiana supports FM on cell; and Westwood One News celebrated a milestone.
* Radio One is closing in on both its acquisition of the rest of TV One, and on its Q1 2015 quarterly results conference. The latter is scheduled for Thursday 4/30/15 at 10AM eastern.
* SiriusXM will meet with analysts and shareholders on Tuesday 4/28/15 at the west-coast unfriendly time of 8AM eastern to discuss its Q1 2015 revenue results.
* Spanish Broadcasting System is going programmatic using WideOrbit ad management software. The combination of the two will put SBS’s “highly qualified” Hispanic radio audience into the hands of marketers.
* NJBA is mobilizing to offer opposition to the Nadler royalty bill – President/CEO is urging members to contact their congressional representatives on the matter, and to thank the seven NJ Reps who are co-sponsoring the Local Radio Freedom Act.
* Indiana is the home state of Emmis, TagStation, and NextRadio, and its State Senate has passed a resolution asking wireless companies to turn on the FM chips already present in most smartphones.
* Milestone: The Westwood One News network produced with partner CNN has surpassed 100 days of operatio
n, bringing service to more than 700 radio stations.