Scripps Says It Got A Real Good Deal

The $150 million Triton purchase by Scripps was at a revenue multiple of 3.7X ($40 million), and Scripps executives boasted on a conference call Wendesday that they "got a really good deal." They saw Triton as a target and went after it.

Who’s On Our Podcast Tomorrow?

Editor-in-Chief Ed Ryan hosts Podcasting For Dummies every Friday morning at 9 a.m., live on Spreaker, iHeartRadio, and the Apple Podcast App. This week, Ed's guests will be "The Podcast Consultant" Mathew Passy, who has worked for New Jersey 101.5 and The Wall Street Journal Radio Network.

Where Are Businesses Spending Their Money?

According to BIA's 2018 Survey of Advertising and Marketing activities, two-thirds of marketing dollars are being used on local media and the remainder is being spent on promotions. For businesses with 500 or more employees, this spending averages $4.48 million for advertising and $2.18 million on promotions. So what local media is getting the bulk of the cash?

Chairman Pai To The Rescue

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will visit the Florida Panhandle, Friday to assess the damage inflicted by Hurricane Michael and get an update on recovery efforts. Pai plans to meet with service providers and government officials working to restore communications networks. Here's what the Chairman had to say about his upcoming visit...

“Forecast” Early Bird Pricing Ends Friday

Forecast 2019, November 14, 2018 in New York City. It's where radio's top decision-makers gather in one place on one day. And it's the best backstage pass in the business. Seating is limited. Register today and save $300!

For The Devils, The Sky Is The Limit

The National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and Skyview Networks have expanded their partnership. Skyview will continue to supply its AdView Inventory Management application to Devils broadcasts, while adding full production services.

A Conversation About Reporting On Religion

Reporting on religion can be an illuminating, though sometimes delicate, undertaking. The NAB and the NAB Education Foundation are bringing together news directors, reporters, journalism school faculty, and members of the faith community to discuss their experiences and recommendations about reporting on sensitive stories involving religion.

Free Webinar: AI-Driven Attribution For Radio

At the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando, attribution was the topic that had attendees talking. While top executives detailed the importance of attribution, data, and analytics for radio to remain relevant to advertisers, Veritone announced the release of its new AI-driven media attribution tool that tracks the efficacy of advertising in broadcast radio.

Hispanic Podcast: Cracking The Code

From 2013 to 2018, Asian, Latino, and black audiences have been ahead of the streaming curve. The average TV viewer spends 43% of their time with live TV, 35% with streamed content. With the RIAA mid-year Latin Music Revenue Report showing a surge in paid streaming formats, could the window of opportunity for new Hispanic radio entrants be closing? Horowitz Associates' Adriana Waterston tackles the topic.


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iHeart, Kevin Pollack Bring On The Laughter

Who couldn’t use a laugh these days? With that in mind, iHeartRadio has announced a new improv comedy podcast, hosted by award-winning comedian and actor Kevin Pollak.

The End Of The World Coming November 7

If you want to give your brain a good workout, check out iHeartMedia's The End of the World (in collaboration with HowStuffWorks). The new podcast will be hosted by Josh Clark, co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know.

Ready For A Life Reboot?

If you are, this new 30-minute weekly podcast might be just what you need. PodcastOne debuts Life Reboot Thursday.

Jeff Wilson Joins Nautel

Wilson has joined Nautel as Regional Sales Manager. Based in his home city of Quincy, IL, he will manage Nautel’s Western U.S. sales territory. Prior to joining Nautel, Wilson progressed through the ranks during his 20-year tenure at Broadcast Electronics.

WGAR Cleveland Launches a New Morning Show

iHeart's Country outlet in Cleveland has announced The LeeAnn and Wazz Show will debut Monday. Steve Wazz is a Cleveland native originally from Parma. He will co-host Morning Drive with LeeAnn Sommers, who's been a part of the WGAR on-air staff since 2010.

Atlanta Officer Resigns After Tasing Host

Radio One's Qri Montague says she did nothing to warrant being tased during a traffic stop. Fox 5 in Atlanta reports the confrontation with officer Lemuel Gardner began following Montague’s repeated requests to know why she was in handcuffs.

SiriusXM Picks Up Big Ten Sports

SiriusXM, the Big Ten Network, and the Big Ten Conference announced Thursday the launch of SiriusXM Big Ten Radio on October 22. The 24/7 channel will offer in-depth access to Big Ten-focused sports talk and news

Shaq Takes ShaqFu Radio To Live365

NBA Hall of Famer and DJ Shaquille O'Neal has joined Live365 with his Internet radio station ShaqFu Radio. ShaqFu Radio features all of Shaq's favorite music as well as live DJ sets by Shaq (a.k.a. "DJ Diesel") himself.

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