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Cumulus Media Takes ‘Poison Pill’ As Hostile Takeover Emerges

In a filing with the SEC, Cumulus Media announced its initiation of a "poison pill" defense plan to ward off a looming hostile takeover from a Singapore-based company owned by the billionaire behind the recent clearing house at legacy media brand Sports Illustrated.
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Radio Vendor Alliance To Debut At NAB Show 2024

A new coalition has been formed by a group of radio vendors to offer strategic planning and advice to owners of small and medium-sized stations. The Radio Vendor Alliance comprises eight founding members dedicated to simplifying the vendor selection process.

Veritone Hit By Layoffs As Q1 Media Struggles Continue

Audio AI company Veritone is the latest media-forward company to face significant layoffs to start 2024. The company announced restructuring efforts that would include a reduction of approximately 14% of Veritone's global workforce by the end of March.
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Fox News Radio Host: Florida Defamation Bill Could Hurt All Media

In December 2023, Florida State Representative Alex Andrade introduced legislation that would make it easier to sue media outlets for defamation - a historically difficult process. Now one Fox News Radio host is slamming the bill, saying it could backfire massively.
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Ad Fontes Debuts Initiative To Funnel Ad Dollars Back To News

After one of the most popular sessions at Radio Ink's Forecast 2024, news bias rating tech firm Ad Fontes Media has unveiled a new service designed to guide advertisers in channeling their spending back to local newsrooms.
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Women to Watch: Leslie Fram

(By Charese Fruge') Leslie Fram is SVP of Music & Talent for CMT where she oversees music across CMT platforms and Next Women of Country, Listen Up, Equal Access. She also hosts mornings on Atlanta’s 99X.

SoCast AMPs Up Digital Reach After Buying Frankly’s Radio Arm

SoCast has announced its acquisition of the AMP radio client from Frankly Media. Triton Digital originally developed the AMP suite before selling it to Frankly in 2019. As such, SoCast clients will now have access to AMP's digital enhancement products and services.
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MLS’ Columbus Crew Signs iHeart, Urban One Radio Deals

Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew has entered into two new radio broadcast partnerships. English-language Crew matches will air on iHeartMedia's Columbus Alternative 105.7. Spanish-language broadcasts will be heard on Urban One's La Grande 102.5.
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CRS Ready To Debut First-Ever ‘Workshop Alley’

With Country Radio Seminar 2024 days away, more details have been released about this year's inaugural Workshop Alley. These sessions on Friday, March 1 are dedicated to skill development in three critical areas: Social Media, Imaging/Production, and Podcasting.
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Frederick’s Free Country Beats Its Own Record For St. Jude

Connoisseur Media Maryland's WFRE set a new record for its "Free Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon" on February 15 and 16. Over 26 hours, the station raised $610,448 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital's battle against childhood cancer.

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After 70 Years In Radio, Norman Davis Passes At 88

Norman Davis, a veteran air talent known for his magic-mushroom-fueled overnight shows on San Francisco's KSAN during the 1970s, has passed away at the age of 88. Davis's career spanned 70 years across both AM and FM and almost every genre.
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Alabama Football Parts Ways With Longtime Radio Voice Eli Gold

After a triumphant return in 2023 following a battle with cancer, the University of Alabama has let go of iconic football radio voice Eli Gold. Gold will pass the microphone to Chris Stewart after being on the Crimson Tide Sports Network since 1988.
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Mike Grabicki Takes Interim Lead At Spokane Public Radio

Dr. Cary Boyce is resigning as Spokane Public Radio President and General Manager after more than a decade of leading the NPR member. To ensure a smooth transition, SPR’s Board of Directors has appointed Mike Grabicki as the interim General Manager.
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SiriusXM Adds Real Clear Political Offering To P.O.T.U.S.

As US Presidential election coverage grows, SiriusXM and independent, non-partisan media company RealClearPolitics are launching a weeknight news show of the same name. Scheduled to debut on February 26, the program will air on Sirius' P.O.T.U.S. channel.

IAB Makes Server-Side Update To Podcast Measurement Guide

The IAB Tech Lab, a key player in setting global digital advertising standards, has introduced the latest update to its podcast measurement guidelines and is seeking public commentary. This new version focuses on metrics for server-side podcast measurement.
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No Surprise: Black Podcasters Resonate With Black Audiences

Edison Podcast Metrics has unveiled the top 10 podcasts popular among Black listeners in the US, based on its latest data. The Infinite Dial 2023 reports that 45% of Black Americans aged 12 and up listen to podcasts each month, with 28% tuning in weekly.

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