Podcasting Ad Revenue Was Our Topic on Clubhouse Friday

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The IAB has released its annual Podcast Advertising Revenue Study which projects the industry will see $2 billion in ad revenue by 2023. Eric John, VP for the IAB Media Center & Chris Bruderle, IAB's Senior Director of Research & Analytics joined Radio Ink editor Ed Ryan on Clubhouse Friday to discuss the revenue numbers. LISTEN

Bloomberg Hits 400

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Now with over 400 stations carrying Bloomberg Radio, the business and consumer news programming has seen a 25% growth rate since joining syndicator Key Networks back in October of 2020.

Should Streamers Be Part of The EAS System?

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Not according to the NAB, which stated pure-play streamers are not “well-positioned to participate in the existing EAS ecosystem." The NAB has requested the FCC report to Congress that enabling EAS alerts to consumers through the Internet would be too complex and infeasible. Read the comments HERE.

WXXI Rochester To End 30-Year Service

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Reachout Radio, the closed-circuit radio broadcast that provides access to daily newspapers and magazines for people who are unable to read standard print, will come to an end after three decades of service.

Indeed Back At #1

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Jobs heavyweight Indeed has returned to the top of the Media Monitors list. Progressive is at number two.

NAB Grows Local Freedom Act List

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25 more House Reps and 6 more Senators have signed onto the Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution preventing any new taxes or royalties imposed on radio. 112 House members and 14 Senators now support the resolution. Here are the lawmakers recently added...

Silver Celebration On Z100

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Elvis Duran and the Morning Show’ is celebrating 25 years on Z100 New York. The show began on the station in 1996 and in 2006 started syndication at iHeartMedia Miami’s WHYI-FM.

Former WJR Host Producing Film About Radio

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Ron Robinson, who worked for WJR for 20 years, started interviewing for the documentary in 2013. He tells The Voice, the documentary is a chronological look at the history of radio, starting with the first radio stations. Robinson hopes to complete the film this year and make it available on the Internet. Read the article HERE.

Radio Returns to the Workplace

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(By Mike McVay) Suddenly the question of “Have you had your vaccine,” being asked of me by some of my clients, has changed to “will we ever return to the studio?” The follow-up question is “will radio ever return to how it was pre-pandemic?”

Getting Back To Normal

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(By Loyd Ford) What is your actual plan for helping listeners get back to normal as more and more conditions change on the ground in your market and national trends continue to elevate getting back to whatever normal will look like in the coming months?

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How The Internet Can Change A Life

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C13Originals and Vespucci have partnered with actress Elle Fanning to Launch ‘One Click’. Elle Fanning, and journalist Jessica Wapner, former science editor of Newsweek, will explore how a single click on the internet can change a life forever.

Bloomberg/iHeart Podcast Agreement

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Bloomberg Media and iHeartMedia have signed an exclusive multiyear agreement to co-produce and distribute more than a dozen new original podcasts. The agreement will also include the distribution of Bloomberg Media’s existing slate of over 20 podcasts through the iHeartPodcast Network.

New CPR Podcast Explores Police Reform

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Colorado Public Radio has released a new audio documentary that takes a close look at people working to reform policing from inside and outside the system. Systemic, hosted by CPR'S Jo Erickson, will be released in four parts on May 19. TRAILER

Salem Signs Stinchfield

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Talkers AM 870 Los Angeles and AM 590/i> Riverside/San Bernardino will welcome broadcast veteran Grant Stinchfield. The veteran will be the new co-host with Jennifer Horn on The Morning Answer.

Brian Oake Returns to Radio

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iHeartMedia's Cities 97.1 in Minneapolis has hired Brian Oake to take over the morning show. Oake worked afternoons at what was then Cities 97, before becoming the morning show co-host in 2012 alongside Keri Noble.

Silver Celebration On Z100

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Elvis Duran and the Morning Show’ is celebrating 25 years on Z100 New York. The show began on the station in 1996 and in 2006 started syndication at iHeartMedia Miami’s WHYI-FM.

‘Women Behind The Mic’ Launches on Clubhouse

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30-year radio vet Lisa Adams (pictured) launched Women Behind The Mic, a weekly interview heard Wednesday's on Clubhouse. Tomorrow at 8PM Eastern, the group will host a panel discussion with iHeart Denver Mid-day host Denise Plante. 

SiriusXM Consolidates Sales Teams

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The SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher sales organizations have all been combined into one unit. The re-branding will be discussed during a joint presentation by Pandora and Stitcher at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Podcast Upfront 2021 this week.

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May 10, 2021


The Most Influential Women in Radio
Cover Q&A: Susan Larkin

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