Borrell: Radio Has Finally Discovered The Internet

Borrell and Associates has released its mid-year advertising forecast update. And, with some actual numbers in the books for 2019, the research firm says radio is looking a lot stronger when it comes to digital revenue. And that's a good thing because spot revenue isn't looking so good.

Eminem Drops Massive Lawsuit on Spotify

And the Music Modernization Act is right in the middle of it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Eminem's publisher Eight Mile Style claims Spotify has infringed on hundreds of song copyrights and is challenging the constitutionality of the MMA.

Three Alaska Public Stations To Have Funding Cut

Just as the Governor of Alaska was telling people to tune to the radio for continued wildfire updates, he announced three of those stations would see their funding reduced.

Talker Walsh Running For President

After leaving congress Joe Walsh launched a talk show which is now syndicated by The Salem Radio Network. According to Crain's, Walsh, a harsh critic of President Trump, will announce this week that he's running for President.

Swift To Re-Record Catalogue

With Taylor Swift's master recordings now in the hands of Scooter Braun, the superstar tells CBS she plans to re-record all of her music. Braun purchased the music from BMG for $300 million. Swift has said Braun is a bully. The full interview with Swift will air on CBS Television this Sunday.

iHeart’s Wall-To-Wall Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is releasing a new album Friday called Lover and iHeartMedia has partnered with the superstar to broadcast the iHeartRadio Lover Album Release Party which will feature exclusive audio from Swift.

Can A Format For The 55-72 Demo Work?

Has the radio industry given up on The Baby Boomer generation? John Sebastian says it has. He believes a format that targets the 55-72 year old demo can work and he knows how.

What’s Your Plan?

(By Deborah Parenti) There’s something about the fourth quarter that brings about a high-charged rush, adrenaline pumping amid the scurry of activity as wrapping up one year melds into planning the next.

How Radio Helped Rebrand This Wisconsin Business

(By Rob Dumke) Being part of a community for half a century is quite an accomplishment for a medical clinic. The name becomes ingrained. So how do you change the name without losing patients? Turn to radio for help.

Political Ads Start Rolling In Iowa

Politico is reporting that Democrat Pete Buttigieg is running radio ads targeting rural voters in Iowa. Politco reports the spots criticise President Trump as "too focused on the stock market and not enough on rural America."

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Podcast Looks At Tawdry Sterling Story

30 for 30 Podcasts has released a new podcast series, The Sterling Affairs, which examines the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, his rags to riches rise, his ultimate downfall, and how it all impacted the NBA.

Hear More “Family Secrets” Now

Season 2 of Family Secrets has launched on the iHeartPodcast Network. Hosted by best-selling author Dani Shapiro, Family Secrets continues to explore the power and deep impact of family secrets.

Funding Tips From iHeart’s Sykes On “Math & Magic”

John Sykes discusses the shift in the entertainment marketing landscape and the influence of radio as the pioneer media platform. He also gives listeners tips on how to get your next project funded and how he helped pull together a concert for NYC in just four-and-a-half-weeks.

iHeart Nashville Host Arrested

WLAC Nashville morning show co-host Steve Gill was thrown in jail this week for not paying $170,000 in back child support. How much did the judge set his bail for? $170,000.

Funnyman McHale In Booth For Seahawks Game is reporting that comedian Joel McHale will serve as radio analyst alongside Steve Raible on the Seahawks Radio Network broadcast of the Seahawks at Chargers game this weekend.

Senne New GM For Hubbard Minnesota Stations

Hubbard VP Dan Seeman has announced that Matt Senne was named GM for stations in Alexandria and Wadena in Minnesota. Senne will oversee KIKV-FM and KULO-FM in Alexandria and KKWS-FM, KWAD-AM, and KNSP-AM in Wadena.

New SiriusXM Package For College Students

Students are heading back to their college towns, so SiriusXM has picked a good time to offer a new subscription package especially for college students. The streaming package — called “Student Premier" package — is $4 per month.

Fantasy Football Podcast Joins SiriusXM

SiriusXM and leading fantasy football podcast The Fantasy Footballers are teaming up to produce The Fantasy Footballers on SiriusXM, a new live show. The program will debut August 22 and air every Thursday.

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