Richard Schmaeling will become the new CFO for Entercom on April 18. Schmaeling will succeed Steve Fisher, who is stepping down on April 30, after 18 years with the company.
Fourteen Representatives and two Senators have joined as cosponsors of a resolution the NAB has been pushing that opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act now has 156 cosponsors in the House and 17 in the Senate. Here are the latest Washington lawmakers that are now on your side...
Beasley Media CEO Caroline Beasley says the company will recognize a $45 million gain from the Greater Media transaction, based on the value of the assets and the price the company paid. She said the integration of Greater Media is on track and should be completed within the schedule the company set when it closed the deal.
The heart and center of Hispanic radio is heading to Fort Lauderdale as the industry’s most forward-thinking companies, researchers, and programmers attend the Hispanic Radio Conference, March 28-29. Record numbers of Hispanic radio broadcasters will be there, discussing revenue and ratings — and how to increase them — and sharing sales strategies, market research, programming tips, and crucial projections about the hottest market in media.
Tim Leary has been in radio since the age of 18. That includes doing weekend overnights for Loren (Loren and Wally) in Boston, tech producing for Steve Dahl, and writing and doing on-air characters for Mancow. He's worked in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, Reno, Providence, Cleveland, and Savannah/Hilton Head, where he's settled in working for Alpha.
The American Action Network, a nonprofit group aligned with Speaker Paul Ryan, is turning up the heat on opponents of the American Health Care Act. The bill will be voted on by the House, Thursday, and according to The Washington Examiner, the non-profit launched a $10 million radio campaign on conservative talk stations in 28 House districts.
NAB Education Foundation’s Media Sales Institute has opened registration for recruiters. Media Sales Foundation is an intensive 7-day program that trains recent college graduates for careers in media sales. The registration deadline is Friday, March 31.
Stop hiding it. Tell us all about it so we can brag about it to the entire industry. If your radio station is producing great radio content that's making a big impact on the community, we want to hear about it. Don't be shy. Let us shout about your great work from the industry's rooftop. Send all the details to Radio Ink Editor-in-Chief Ed Ryan at [email protected].