Is Talk Radio Killing People?

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(By Ed Ryan) The about-face Conservative talker Phil Valentine has made on the COVID-19 vaccine has a lot of our readers questioning the role talk radio has been playing - some say preventing - in rolling the vaccine out.

Could Larry Elder Actually Win in California?

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That's the headline in The Mercury News now that Elder is officially on the ballot and his campaign is in full swing. And, there are some in that state who believe Elder has a serious shot at becoming the next executive in charge of the 5th largest economy on the planet.

Nielsen Has Very Nice Quarter

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Nielsen reported revenue growth in Q2 of 6.2% from $811 million to $861 million. Audience Measurement revenues of $629 million increased 4.3%. Free cash flow for the ratings firm jumped to $190 million, from $86 million.

Talk Radio is Not To Blame

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(By Lars Larson) Great piece earlier this week on talk radio's alleged role in discouraging vaccination. I think the blame is misplaced. Here are my thoughts...

KDKA Expands High School Football Coverage

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NewsRadio KDKA in Pittsburgh is expanding its high school sports programming schedule for the 2021-22 scholastic sports season. Market Manager Michael Spacciapolli said, “High school sports is deeply woven into the fabric of our community, much like KDKA Radio has been for 100 years."

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Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 29-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other station news to Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan at [email protected].

Shaking Off The Cobwebs

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CRS is set to return with Part II of the two-part CRS360 webinar series, Post-Covid Re-entry, examining new best practices for how employees readjust and what potential challenges everyone may face.

Hispanic Podcast Power

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According to Nielsen Power Buying data, 41% of U.S. podcast listeners are non-White with Hispanics gravitating to podcasts more than any other ethnic group. You can explore the possibilities at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami, September 22-23.

Back To School Backpacks

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KISS 104.1 (WALR-FM) Atlanta, partnered with Dunkin’ to provide backpacks to Atlanta area students. The Urban League of Greater Atlanta identified 325 students who could benefit from a little extra help this school year.

NY Festivals Radio Awards Finalists

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New York Festivals® Radio Awards has announced the 2021 Finalists. The Finalists were selected based on production values, writing, creativity, direction, achievement of purpose, and audience suitability.

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ABC News Launches Season 2 of Popular Podcast

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Have You Seen This Man? This question is once again posed as ABC News launches the second season of its podcast, which takes listeners along for the real-time global search by the U.S. Marshals for scammer John Ruffo, currently on their “15 Most Wanted” list.

NBA/iHeart Plan Podcasts

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iHeartMedia and the National Basketball Association have signed a multi-year podcast partnership. The agreement will feature the launch of more than 20 new iHeartRadio-NBA co-produced podcasts.

APM Reports On Teacher Shortages

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American Public Media has created a four-part podcast series on the the struggle schools are having finding qualified teachers. The series takes a deep dive into research and how it translates into policy.

Armstrong Reappointed to Urban One Board

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The board of directors of Urban One has reappointed Geoffrey Armstrong to its Board. Armstrong will serve as a Class B Director until the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his successor is elected.

Kensington Promotes Kris Lake

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Kris Lake, Operations Manager for Kensington Digital Media, has been promoted to Director of Programming for all of Kensington Digital Media. Kensington is based in Warsaw, Indiana.

WNYC Creates A New Leadership Position

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Stephanie Clary is joining the WNYC newsroom in the newly created role of Deputy Editor. As Deputy Editor, Clary will work with all WNYC editors and oversee all news coverage.

Competing Apps Sign Partnership Deal

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TuneIn and iHeartMedia have announced a partnership that will put iHeart's 850+ radio stations on the TuneIn platform. The goal of the partnership is to create even more scale for advertisers looking to reach the biggest listening audiences possible.

New Top Tier SiriusXM Package

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The Platinum VIP package is the newest and most comprehensive subscription tier. Among the top-tier perks, access to nugs.net for live concert video and audio recordings.

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