Political Complaint Going to FCC

This complaint involves radio station WJER-AM in Dover-New Philadelphia, OH. where a former County Commissioner wants to know why a station employee took it upon himself to air free commercials for a candidate for office he supported. Belle Everett filed the complaint with the FCC alleging improper handling of the matter by WJER. Here are the details.

He Thought Radio Didn’t Work. Boy Was He Wrong.

David Ballinger is the founder of a 2-year-old company called AnalyticOwl, which helps advertisers evaluate just how much traffic is being delivered to an advertiser’s website when that advertiser runs an over-the-air radio campaign. Yesterday we reported that CBS Radio was rolling out a new product called Airtime Analytics which is powered by AnalyticOwl. What you probably didn't know was that Ballinger was a radio non-believer. He actually set out to prove radio didn't work. What he discovered surprised him so much he joined the team. Here's our exclusive interview...

Chargers Sign Multi-Year Radio Deals

The NFL’s Chargers have made the trek up the Pacific Coast Highway, moving from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season – and that means new radio alliances. The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed in principle to multi-year radio agreements that will make iHeartMedia Los Angeles and KFWB 980 AM the team’s official flagship radio partners. 

The Axe Fell At ESPN Wednesday

The expected 100 layoffs at ESPN began Wednesday as TV and radio hosts were notified of their dismissal. Ed Werder, Danny Kanell, Jayson Stark, and Trent Dilfer took to Twitter to post the news. Kanell tweeted, "Poured my heart and soul into ESPN for last 8 years. Moved my wife and 3 kids to CT to go 'all in' 5 years ago. Bummed it ended in 3 minutes." Here's what company President John Skipper had to say...

Host Thought Man Was In His Car Before Assault

This dates back to our April 12 story when we reported iHeart Hartford morning man Joseph Aguiar was accused of assaulting a man at a gas station. According to The Hartford Courant, the 105.9 The River host told police when he left the gas station he thought the man was in his 2006 Honda Accord. Turns out the victim was sitting in his own 2008 Toyota Avalon.
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Why You Need Long-Term Local Direct Business

(By Paul Weyland) Provided that you are on the same page as your client demographically and provided the client’s business isn’t seasonal (Christmas trees), you should be asking for long-term (annual) business in every case. Here are four reasons why.

Building & Communicating Organizational Culture

(By Heidi Raphael) Today, as multimedia broadcasters, we often compete with other tech companies for great content producers and storytellers. How do we create a workplace environment that not only attracts top talent but also retains the top talent we already have in place? Here are some thoughts as you begin to develop your workplace culture...

New FM Translator Window To Open This Summer

That's according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai now that the Incentive Auction on the TV side is over. Pai did not give a specific date but said it will be for Class C and D stations, and the necessary IT work is being done now and it’s going well.

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