All Fired Up Field Fires Back.

Now as the owner of radio's largest radio company not in bankruptcy, Entercom CEO David Field is once again speaking out to defend the entire industry. This is not something new for Field. He's been one of radio's biggest, loudest cheerleaders for years.

Clear Channel Outdoor to be Spun-Off

An SEC filing on Monday outlines the deadlines iHeart has set to complete its restructure with the bankruptcy court. The company also says once the restructure is complete Clear Channel Outdoor will be separated or spun-off.


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The Fraud That Keeps On Defrauding

(By Spike Santee) More bad news for small businesses trying to advertise on the Internet. News is out that Google has been hacked, sending unsuspecting users to fake websites intent on infecting their computers with malware. Over at Facebook, a staff psychologist harvested the personal data of over 50 million Americans and shared the information with Cambridge Analytica.

The Fragility Of Brand Loyalty

(By Buzz Knight) Brand loyalty is a very delicate thing and should not be taken for granted. This relates to every business when you consider customer service, user experience, and the general quality of the work.

What Happened To The Home Depot?

As Lowe's climbed to number two on the weekly Media Monitors chart, The Home Depot dropped to 20th on the list. GEICO was number one airing over 42,000 commercials on radio stations across the country. Lowe's aired 30,887.

We Want Your Advertiser Success Story

In 2018, is publishing weekly advertiser success stories. Advertisers that use radio to drive customers to their stores and dollars to their cash registers. Take a look at the roster of success stories we've compiled so far HERE.

WBUR Searching For Next Great Talent

Boston NPR station WBUR has launched the Next Great Show Contest, a talent search for the person, or team, with the best idea for a fun new radio show. "WBUR is looking for a creative, funny, and engaging person or group who can give listeners some laughs on the weekend."


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1300 Stations Now Under Bankruptcy Umbrella

Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti's latest column has been one of our most read, and most commented on, columns in years. Of the approximate 11,300 AM and FM radio stations in America, over 11% of them (iHeart with 850/Cumulus with 445) are now under the umbrella of bankruptcy. Here's Deborah's column again, which ran on Friday, and the many comments that followed.

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Linder Takes The Helm At WLS Chicago

Wade Linder is the new PD at Classic Hits WLS-FM in Chicago. Linder moves to WLS-FM from WLUP-FM, where he has served as PD since June 2014. Prior to that, Linder was PD for KXXR-FM in Minneapolis, a station he programmed for nearly 20 years.

Joseph Moves From Cumulus To Westwood One

Westwood One creates a new position for Paul Joseph: Vice President of Program Operations and Content. Joseph will coach, consult, and train Westwood One/Cumulus hosts and producers to improve their engagement with listeners, build their brands, and drive revenue within the company’s pop music programming arena.

Thomas Makes Atlanta Move

Brian Thomas is the new Program Director of Country station Kicks 101.5/WKHX-FM/Atlanta. He heads to Atlanta from Cumulus Media-Chicago, where he was PD for WLS-FM.

New Morning Show For Lexi & Banks In SLC

Popular Salt Lake City radio personalities Lexi and Banks will be the co-hosts of an all-new morning show on K-Bull 93/KUBL-FM. The show debuts Wednesday, March 21 and will air weekdays, 5:30-10:00 a.m. Lexi and Banks have been on-air in the Salt Lake City market since 2012.

Cumulus Ups Kurdziel

Cumulus Media has promoted Jim Kurdziel to Regional Vice President, Programming - Rock, overseeing the Rock and Alternative formats for Cumulus’ radio stations in the Northeastern U.S.

Five Charlotte Stations Get The Jelli Treatment

Beasley Media stations WSOC-FM, WPEG-FM, WNKS-FM, WKQC-FM, and WBAV-FM in Charlotte, NC, are the latest stations to use Focus 360’s networks that are “Powered by Jelli.”

Sirius And Hyundai Agree To Five More Years

SiriusXM and Hyundai Motor America have extended the agreement between the two companies for five more years. Customers buying Hyundai and Genesis brand vehicles will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All Access subscription.

Westwood One Ramps Up March Madness Coverage

Westwood One has worked with Amazon and development partner XAPPmedia to offer Alexa and Westwood One consumers access to Westwood One Sports’ exclusive live audio coverage and post-game recaps of the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

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