Will Radio Station Deals Pick Up in 2022?

 It's been a very quiet two years thanks to a world-wide pandemic. COVID-19 cornered everyone into a survival and save money mode. As we head into 2022 life returning to normal is finally a real possibility. Does that mean radio will start to see more deal activity?

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Every Friday, Radio Ink crowns a new sales manager of the week. Our Sales Manager of the week winners receive a one year digital subscription to Radio Ink Magazine. Make your nomination HERE. Our Sales Manager of the Week feature is sponsored by the Center for Sales Strategy.

They Cut The New Hoops Ribbon Saturday

iHeartMedia's Power 105.1 in New York City will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Mott Haven New York City Housing Authority Development in the Bronx. The event is in celebration of the reopening of basketball courts the station helped refurbish.

WAMU Celebrating 60 Years

WAMU-FM 88.5 in Washington, DC will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a weekend of special programming. The centerpiece is an hour-long news special that will feature conversations with voices of WAMU's past and present that track the evolution of the station and changes in the D.C. region.

Mercury Awards Go Virtual Next Month

The 2021 Radio Mercury Awards will be announced on November 17. The ceremony will be conducted as a virtual event. 149 radio/audio spots and campaigns made it to the finals of the 30th anniversary Radio Mercury Awards.

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Audacy Purchases WideOrbit Technology

On Wednesday morning Audacy announced it has purchased a perpetual license to WideOrbit’s digital audio streaming technology and the related assets and operations of WO Streaming. 

It’s Syndication For Toucher & Rich

They've been together in Boston for 12 years and they dominate in the ratings. Beasley Media Group’s 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show will officially go into syndication on Monday.

Who Won at The NABOB Conference This Year?

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters has once again recognized key figures within media, policy and advertising with awards. This year's awards presentation was part of a virtual hybrid event during the organizations Fall Management Conference.

And The 2021 Radio Wayne Winners Are…

Radio Ink presented the 2021 Radio Wayne Awards Tuesday morning at 11:00AM Eastern in a live virtual event on Facebook and YouTube. The 2021 Radio Wayne Awards, sponsored by Quu, were hosted by QUU CEO Steve Newberry and Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti. Here are the 2021 winners...

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More Data For Strata

FreeWheel has signed a deal with Cumulus and Triton Digital to bring Cumulus Podcast Network’s podcast inventory into the Strata media platform. The partnership gives 1,100 agencies using Strata’s platform the ability to automate the podcast buying process within their existing platform workflow.

NFL/NBA Combo Pod

ESPN Podcasts will debut a new, signature series, 'Swagu & Perk', on October 25th. The weekly podcast will be hosted by former NFL veteran and analyst Marcus Spears (Swagu) and NBA champion and analyst Kendrick Perkins.

Halloween Horror Podcast Returns

iHeartRadio and Blumhouse Television have launched the second season of Aaron Mahnke’s 13 Days of Halloween, an original scripted horror podcast.

Thompson Named EVP of Ramsey Network

After nine years at the helm of Ramsey Network, Brian Mayfield has accepted a new role with the company. He's now the to EVP of Strategic Alliances where he will oversee advertiser and endorsed local provider relationships. Blake Thompson (pictured) steps into the role as the network’s EVP.

Burdine-Fly Joins Alpha

Alpha Media has hired Zoe Burdine-Fly as Regional President. She will oversee the operations for 13 Alpha Media markets, including Amarillo, Bakersfield, Lincoln and Topeka. Burdine-Fly joins Alpha from Townsquare and replaces George Pelletier who became President and CEO of West Virginia Radio Corporation.

Kessler Role Expanded At WGN

Longtime WGN news reporter Bob Kessler will be anchoring the midday news Tuesdays-Fridays. Kessler joined WGN Radio in 1994.

DJ Barbie

Mattel, Warner Music Group and iHeartMedia are bringing the iconic American doll, Barbie, to the digital bitstream. Barbie Radio, the first branded radio channel from Mattel, is a 24-hour digital only iHeartRadio station.

Pandora Opens Happy Place

Pandora research has found the search term 'happy' has gone up 111%. In response, Pandora has added eight new stations to its' 'Happy Place'.

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