Pai Grilled Over DDoS Attack Claim

The entire Federal Communications Commission went before the Senate Commerce Committee Thursday where they were hit hard about a claim back in May that a cyberattack was to blame for shutting down the Commission's online commenting system. In the end it was discovered that the system simply crashed, as it had in 2014, over the heated debate about net neutrality.

Podcasting For Radio Dummies…Episode #1

Episode #1 of Podcasting For Radio Dummies is in the can. Thank you to Tina Nole and DJ Klyph for sharing their podcasting secrets. Please give a listen and let us know what you think. 

Alex Jones: I Am Not A  Pirate

After a barrage of news reports Thursday that a pirate radio station in Austin that was airing Alex Jones content, Jones issued a statement on his Infowars website. He said he does not operate any radio or TV station anywhere in the country and claims that he's running an illegal station in Austin are a complete and total hoax.

National Leaders Show Respect For Butcher

We reported yesterday that WOWO morning man Charly Butcher passed away at the age of 61. Federated Media Director of Programming James Darby tells Radio Ink the station fielded many calls Thursday from leaders across the nation.

SBS Having “Best Year Ever”

Those are the words of Spanish Broadcasting System COO Albert Rodriguez who tells Radio Ink the last six months were the best in the company's history. And Rodriguez is very optimistic about the outlook for the remainder of 2018.

Let’s Look at the SBS Numbers

From the official SEC filing, SBS reported total net revenue in Q2 of $34.8 million, slightly higher than the $34.2 million from Q2 2017. For the first six months of 2018 SBS's net revenue came in at $68.7 million, an increase of 2% over the first six months of 2017. So what about the radio division?

CRS 2019 Registration Starts at a Blistering Pace

The Country Radio Seminar launched their one-day, early bird registration this week, which resulted in record-breaking sales; a 30% increase from the previous year’s first-day sale. The registration rate for CRS 2019 is now $549 and tickets for the 2019 New Faces of Country Music® Showcase are sold out.

Canton Stations Making Kids’ Wishes Come True

News-Talk 1480 WHBC-AM and Mix 94.1 (WHBC-FM) in Canton, along with AultCare, raised $213,946 for Wishes Can Happen, Inc. News-Talk 1480 WHBC, and Mix 94.1 broadcast live August 9-10 for 36 hours in the parking lot at Springbrook Plaza.

What is Carl Parmer Up To?

It was back in 2013 that Carl Parmer started SummitMedia when Cox Media Group sold him 24 stations in Birmingham, Greenville S.C., Hawaii, Louisville, and Richmond. The former Heftel executive added Tuscaloosa along the way and has been biding his time, waiting to grow the company even larger ever since.

Summit Cranks Up The Revenue

With the purchase of 19 Scripps stations, we checked in with BIA's Mark Fratrik who tells us the Scripps stations generated $35,675,000 in over-the-air advertising revenue in 2017. Add that to what BIA reports for SummitMedia ($54 million) and that increases Summit’s total to $89,775,00.

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Cumulus Warming Up Mornings With New Team in Cincy

WRRM-FM/WARM 98.5 will be waking up Cincinnati listeners in a new way starting Monday when "The WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda” debuts. The program features Co-Hosts Jim Day, top-rated WRRM personality and morning show producer, and Amanda Orlando, who joins WARM 98.5 from sister station WNNF-FM/NASH FM 94.1 in Cincinnati, where she was Midday Host and APD. 

Alpha Portland Promotes Moyer

Geoff Moyer is now the General Sales Manager for Alpha Media Portland’s talk stations: FM News 101.1 (KXL), 102.9/750 The Game (KXTG), Freedom 970 (KUFO), and the 22-station Radio Northwest Network. Moyer has been with Alpha Portland since 2016 as LSM for KXTG and KUFO. Prior to Alpha, Moyer was an AE for Comcast Spotlight and Fox affiliate KPTV.

DJ Stout Out

The 21-year radio vet was the PD at Beasley's WSOC in Charlotte until he abruptly resigned. Stout was a mainstay on Radio Ink's annual list of Best Country PD's in America, ranked number 6 this year. Reach out to DJ by e-mail at [email protected] or by phone at 704-361-8609.

Former iHeart Exec Joins Florida Agency

Sam Nein spent the last seven years as the Tampa Area President for iHeartMedia prior to his exit in January. On Thursday Nein announced he's accepted a position as the President of Maus Media Group and President of Power Play Media. Maus and Power Play are advertising consulting firms.

Cortez Breaking New Ground With Morning Show

Beginning Monday, August 27, Alpha Media Portland’s WE 96.3 (KWEE) will air the Dana Cortez Show from 6 until 10 a.m. Cortez will lead the new morning program making her one of radio’s first Latinas to host a morning drive program.

Spreaker, TechCrunch Team Up For Podcast Contest

TechCrunch Disrupt is taking place in San Francisco September 5-7. Spreaker and TechCrunch have partnered up in a social media competition aimed at helping podcasters learn the craft of podcasting. Spreaker is giving away three Innovator Passes to the TechCrunch Disrupt event to three lucky podcasters.

A Fresh Take On The True-Crime Podcast

PodcastOne’s newest show, First Degree, debuted August 15 bringing a fresh angle to true-crime podcasts, as stories are told through the eyes of someone who has just one degree of separation from the tragedy itself.

A Serious Look At Musicians And Their Genetics

iHeartRadio, in partnership with 23andMe, is launching spit – a provocative podcast that interviews musicians like John Legend and Melissa Etheridge about the connection between their biology and identity.

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