Who Has Radio’s Best New Facilities?

Radio Ink is on the hunt for the best radio facilities in America. We will be featuring radio's best-built and best-looking, newly created studios in the March 6 issue of Radio Ink. What a great way to recognize all the hard work of your engineering team and others who put in the time and effort to construct radio's state-of-the-art workplaces. If you've built new studios, or an entirely new facility, send all the details to [email protected]. The deadline to submit is February 10.

It’s Officially Official. Pai’s Trump’s Pick

Ajit Pai is the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The White House made it official on Monday. Pai said he was deeply grateful to the President of the United States for designating him the 34th Chairman of the FCC.

Another Extension For iHeart Bond Investors

On the heels of the extension that was set to expire Monday, iHeart extended the deadline again, this time until February 3, for bondholders to exchange 2018 senior-note debt for new debt maturing in 2021.

Even More Ad Dollars Heading To Mobile

According to a new report released by BIA/Kelsey, U.S. mobile ad spending will grow from $33 billion in 2016 to $72 billion by 2021, a 17 percent compound annual growth rate. The location-targeted portion of that overall mobile ad spend is projected to grow from $12.4 billion in 2016 to $32.4 billion in 2021.

Weekly Chart Leaders Remain The Same

The Home Depot remained on top of the weekly Media Monitors chart airing just over 57,000 commercials on radio stations all over the country last week. GEICO held on to the second spot by running 48,114 spots.

A New Generation Of Radio Consumers

The U.S. Census Bureau confirms it: Millennials are now the nation’s largest generation, and nowhere is that more obvious than among the nation’s Hispanic population. Nearly six in 10 U.S. Hispanics are millennial-age or younger. That population is also growing the fastest, as one out of every four babies born in the United States today is of Hispanic descent. 

iHeartMedia Brings Capitals To FM Dial

iHeartMedia Washington, DC’s 104.7 FM, is bringing the NHL's Washington Capitals to the FM dial. The station will air every Capitals game for the remainder of the NHL season. Caps games were being heard on Hubbard's Federal News Radio in DC and some games will still be heard there.

Beasley Refreshes Hispanic Format In Tampa

Beasley's new HD-2 format in Tampa is called Playa 106.9, which will also be simulcast on 92.5 (WYUU-HD2). It will feature Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata, with artists including Marc Anthony, Juan Luis Guerra, Gilberto Santa Rosa, and Luis Enrique.

Research Director Launches New Product

It's called Format Tracker, which the company says will provide PDs with greater insight into their station’s ratings results. The report provides a customized selection from 118 different gender/ethnic/age groups, and gives the user the information in an organized, graphical, layout.

GMR Asks Court To Dismiss

The latest GMR court filing states that radio stations represented by RMLC do not want real competition concerning the music they play, nor do they want to pay for the value GMR and its writers bring to the table. And GMR has asked the court to dismiss the RMLC's lawsuit for three reasons.

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