Facebook Embraces Audio, Podcasting

Everyone is finally realizing how powerful audio is. Facebook reported that more than 170 million people follow podcast pages on its platform and the company plans to make it easier to access podcasts. Facebook is also launching a new product very similar to Clubhouse. The company also stated the obvious: "We think a lot of magic happens at the intersection of audio formats."

Apple Finally Attempts To Monetize Podcasts

Over 15 years ago, when nobody was paying attention to podcasts, Apple was quietly amassing a library of free podcasts that would grow to over 2 million shows. In the beginning Apple was the only easy way consumers could listen to their favorite podcasts.

AM Radio Gets Some Love in New Movie

A new movie out this Friday was filmed in Murfreesboro, TN. The movie focuses on AM Radio and many of the scenes were captured in the WGNS Radio studios.

Carr Pushes Back on Democrats

This all has to do with the sale of Spanish-language radio station WSUA-AM in Miami. Congressional Democrats are attempting to pressure the FCC to reject the sale. Carr says it's all about politics.

iHeart Chooses Big Brothers Big Sisters

iHeartMedia selected Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for the Communities Spotlight Media Grant Program. That means BBBSA message of mentoring will be heard on all 850 iHeart radio stations through the end of the year.

Lake George New York Getting Its own Station

Loud Media is launching the first station dedicated 100% to Lake George, NY. The format for the station at 93.5 is Hit Music with local news, weather and information relevant to the small vacation village in upstate New York. The station is also streaming at LakeGeorgeRadio.com

New Car Buyers Cannot Be Reached With TV

That's the focus of Pierre Bouvard's latest column as the auto industry booms with limited supply and strong pricing. Bouvard makes the case that, to reach consumers in the market to buy new vehicles, the auto industry should be spending more ad dollars with radio - and not just at the end of the week. Read his detailed column on why HERE.

IBA Radiothon Raises $40K

With hundreds of radio stations across the country participating, the 2nd annual Radio Cares Radiothon, raised $40,000 which will provide 400,000 meals to hungry families in America.

Do You Want to Increase Your Podcasting Income?

Are you struggling with how to make money? Are your metrics too small to get the attention of advertisers? Do you want to grow your audience? If you answered yes to any of those questions regarding your podcast strategy please read on...

Who Are The Best PD’s in America?

Whether you call them Program Directors or Brand Managers, they are the reason your radio station sounds spectacular. They work with your on-air team to produce great ratings that help your sellers bring in the highest rates possible. The deadline to nominate your PD for our Best Program Directors in America list is April 26. Nominate HERE.

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Liz Hits 100

On Tuesday FOX Business Network host Liz Claman celebrated the 100th episode of her podcast Everyone Talks to Liz Claman. The podcast focuses on inspiring “American dream” stories and the often brutally difficult but inspirational climbs to success. LISTEN

New Season For “On Something”

“On Something”, the podcast exploring the political, legal and cultural effects of cannabis legalization from Colorado Public Radio, will return for its third season. The first episode drop May 11.

Cadence13 Partners With PushBlack

PushBlack, a non-profit media platform for Black people is teaming up with Cadence 13 on a limited run series. The third season of Black History Year explores current events and the Black history and culture left out of the history books.

Late Morning Show Closes in on 100

With the addition of over two dozen new markets recently, the late morning show Markley, van Camp and Robbins is closing in on 100 stations. The show is distributed by Alpha and Compass Media Networks.

Aaron Roberts Joins RCS

Aaron Roberts is the new National Sales Manager for the United States for RCS. Roberts most recently served as VP of Programming Communications & Special Projects for Cumulus Media & Westwood One.

New Executive Editor For PCBC

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation has appointed Cindi Lash as Executive Editor. She joins PCBC from Missouri Lawyers Media where she has been editor since 2018.

MLB Extends Deal With SiriusXM

Major League Baseball and SiriusXM have expanded their agreement to include additional streaming rights starting with the 2021 season.

Apple Debuts Loud And Sad Radio

Musician, lyricist, entrepreneur, label owner and dad Pete Wentz has launched Loud and Sad Radio. Wentz is best known as the lyricist and bassist for Fall Out Boy.

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