Larry Patrick Appointed Receiver For Ed Stolz Stations

A federal judge appointed Larry Patrick as Receiver for KREV-FM 92.7 in San Francisco KFRH-FM 104.3 in Las Vegas and KRCKC-FM in Palm Springs.  This stems from a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement by 17 music copyright holders. The reported debt of the three stations is over $2 million.

Station Boots Host After Facebook Freakout

Dianna Ploss brokered time from Russell Broadcasting's WSMN in Nashua, New Hampshire. Following a Facebook Live rant where she yelled at workers that they needed to speak English in the United States, WSMN dropped her program issuing a statement that said they will not tolerate discrimination. TMZ has the Ploss video HERE.

Arkansas Broadcasters Cancel Conference

Like many other 2020 events, ARKCON 2020 has been canceled, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state association will instead host a virtual sales and management media summit on July 22nd – 23rd. Read the letter from Executive Director Luke Story.

$200,000 in Marketing For Boston Businesses

Beasley Media Group's Boston cluster is partnering with RCN Business to award $200,000 in marketing support to assist the Small Business Association Grant Program in Boston. The marketing will help businesses get customers to come back and shop with them now that the economy is opening back up.

Canes Staying With Capitol Broadcasting

If and when the NHL resumes play, the Carolina Hurricanes will continue to be heard on Capitol Broadcasting's WRAL-FM in Raleigh after a two-year contract extension was announced on Monday. Capitol has been carrying Canes hockey for 15 years.

Babbel Takes Radio’s Top Spot

Jumping up from 7th two weeks ago, Babbel was radio's number one advertiser last week, according to Media Monitors. The language learning site aired just under 70,000 commercials on radio stations across the country. Here are the top five...

Voters The Focus In Atlanta

Voter registration, voter education and voter mobilization in advance of the November 2020 election is the behind an effort being championed by Atlanta's Black Radio stations. Black Radio United For The Vote is partnering with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta and its affiliates to make these goals a reality.

Who’s Spending The Big Money on Radio?

With local economies starting to rebound across the country, advertisers and local businesses are getting back in the game, hoping to bring back the customers and the revenue they lost during the forced lockdown.

Get Your Billing Back On Track

The RAB's Jeff Schmidt is hosting a one-hour live presentation tomorrow at 10:00 AM Central called Getting Your Billing Back on Track. Now that businesses are starting to open up it’s time to make money again. Register for this webinar HERE.

Marketing in Tough Economic Times

(By Charlie Sislen) In our lifetimes, it has never been harder to get advertisers to spend on marketing and advertising. My last column spoke about how advertisers need to tailor their message in today’s environment.

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SiriusXM Makes The Stitcher Purchase Official

The price is $325 million, with $265 million of cash upfront, for SiriusXM to become a player in the podcasting space. An additional $30 million will be paid based on 2020 financial results and paid in 2021. And up to $30 million will be paid out based on 2021 financial results and paid in 2022.

McVay, Benztown Release Wrestling Podcast

Benztown and McVay Media Podcast Networks are producing First Match with Jesse Kage, a behind-the-scenes podcast for pro wrestling fans hosted by Jesse Kage.

A Virtual Summit For Podcasters Worldwide 

Podthon is a virtual summit for podcasters being held on July 18-19th. The schedule includes over 30 speakers and two keynote panels including podcast event organizers like Podfest and Afros & Audio and podcast news publications.

Palana Promoted To PD, Providence

Hall Communications is promoting Kevin Palana to PD at Cat Country 98.1 (WCTK-FM). Palana will also be the program director of New Bedford’s Classic Hits BIG 101.3 (WNBH).

Virus Sends WHUR Host To Hospital

Patrick Ellis, host of 96.3 WHUR-FM's Gospel Spirit Show has been hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19.

Todd Fries Passes

Todd Fries, former GSM for Carter Broadcast Group, Kansas City, has died. Fries also spent time with iHeartMedia, Madison WI.

Spotify Doubles Down On New Plan

Spotify has launched Premium Duo Plan in 55 markets globally, including the US. The plan allows two people living at the same address to each have a premium account for a single monthly price.

This is How Celebrates The 4th

Entercom's all-inclusive audio app will celebrate Independence Day with two exclusive music events on July 3 and 4 to remind everyone to register to vote, in partnership with When We All Vote.

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