On Wednesday, Nieslen sent clients a follow-up explanation regarding the ratings snafu in Los Angeles causing 35 homes to be removed from the August survey. "The investigation determined that an isolated personnel issue caused several households to be improperly brought online between January and July 2016. Additionally, the investigation confirmed that this issue was isolated to Los Angeles and that no media outlets were involved." Here's the full Nielsen statement...
At the 15th annual WEEI Jimmy Fund RadioTelethon, Entercom market Manager Phil Zachary told Radio Ink the total raised for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston so far is $3.52 million and they're expecting to exceed $3.7 million.
Taking a page from the Townsquare playbook, Ed Levine's Galaxy Communications in Syracuse is buying Hops & Props Craft Beer Fest and Taste of Flight Wine Expo. Eric Bell, who owns the events will be staying on with the new Galaxy Events division and the company will be opening a Long Island office. This was a private deal; the price of the purchase was not announced.
Radio stations and air personalities were notified by new Country radio star Cam that they were finalists for CMS awards. Among the finalists are Lon Helton, Crook and Chase, and Blair Garner, who will battle it out for National Personality of the Year. All the winners will be notified in October and will be acknowledged at The 50th Annual CMA Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 2 on ABC. Here's the complete list of all the 2016 finalists.
Friends of 88.5 FM, a nonprofit community organization formed to preserve local National Public Radio affiliate KPLU, announced the official and final closing of the sale of KPLU. The new, community-owned station is 88.5 KNKX.
The radio imaging, voiceover, programming and jingles has launched Behind the Song, a series of 30-second audio documentaries that give radio listeners a look at the stories behind the biggest songs of all time. The series is now available through Benztown and Westwood One’s Avalanche Imaging Library, having commenced with Classic Rock’s Top 20.
Back in March, Westwood One promoted Kelli Hurley to Vice President of Digital Sales. Hurley now oversees all sales efforts for the company’s portfolio of digital products, including streaming audio, on demand, and podcasting. We recently spoke to Hurley in depth about radio's challenges of selling digital without losing focus on the most important radio revenue stream, spot sales.
Earlier this year, three articles about texting were published in Radio Ink. In the wake of these articles, many stations sought legal advice or contacted their texting provider for best practices. Thankfully, it isn’t all doom and gloom for stations interested in continuing their current texting programs or for those interested in the benefits of texting.
It could be curiosity because the format is new, it could be the market needed a Throwback Hip Hop station and Greater Media nailed it. Time will tell. For now, "105.1 The Bounce" in Detroit finished first in the ratings in every important demo according to Greater Media.
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Long-time WBBB-FM midday host and APD Alli Morgan has announced she's leaving the Curtis Media Group as of September 12 to pursue other opportunities. Morgan spent the last eight years with CMG in various roles, including middays, Social Media Director, and APD.
Shawn Quinn’s new morning show debuts on X105.1 (KCJK-FM) on September 6. Quinn joins X105.1 from a GenX.FM in Hagerstown, MD, where he was Director of Programming and morning host.
Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM) has moved Jamie Samuelsen to mornings where he’ll join Mike Stone and Sara Fouracre to form The Jamie and Stoney Show beginning Tuesday, September 6.
ESPN and SEC Network play-by-play broadcaster Brent Musburger has been selected to be the ninth recipient of the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting from Fordham University's WFUV Radio.
New York City radio reporter and anchor Glenn Schuck has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 5th annual National Student Electronic Media Convention on Saturday, October 22, in Philadelphia. Schuck has been a broadcaster for more than 30 years and currently works at 1010 WINS. The New Jersey native will share his insights on the media’s coverage of the 2016 Presidential campaigns and the evolving role of journalists in the rapidly changing media landscape.
The podcasting network is launching a new action sports and racing show called Jim Beaver's Project Action. The weekly show will feature various action sports stars, celebrities, race car drivers, and other adrenaline junkies. Professional off-road racer and nationally syndicated radio host Jim Beaver will host and provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of the featured sports, along with some of the biggest personalities in action sports.
TuneIn has announced new partnerships with AEG Live (promoter of the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival) and Sonos, that will bring Bumbershoot Radio to TuneIn's millions of monthly active users and into the homes of Sonos owners.
The two companies announced Wednesday an expansion of their multi-year partnership for digital media solutions. Skyview, which has engineered the process of preparing audio for digital readiness for TuneIn, will now process additional streams, including 45+ more collegiate streams and 24/7 simulcasts of NBA TV, NFL Network, MSNBC, CNBC, and more.