Audacy’s Q1 Revenue Declines 19%

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Net revenue for the recently renamed radio company in Q1 2021 was $240.8 million, down 19% compared to $297.0 million in 2020. Digital revenue (including podcasting) was up 17% to $49.8 million.

Another Strong Digital Quarter For Townsquare

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As radio fight its way back to 2019 revenue totals for its core over-the-air business, digital continues to be a bright spot. And, for Townsquare, which reported Q1 earnings Monday, it was a very bright spot.

Who’s In The Radio Ink Clubhouse This Week?

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On Wednesday, the IAB will be releasing its annual Podcast Advertising Revenue Study. It's more good news podcasting. Eric John, VP for the IAB Media Center & Chris Bruderle, IAB's Senior Director of Research & Analytics will join Radio Ink editor Ed Ryan on Clubhouse Friday at 9AM Eastern to discuss.

(SPONSORED) Turn Your Unsold Inventory Into Cash

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If you're a community-focused radio station, Transition Squad's Community Gift Card Auctions can: Provide you with a profitable new revenue stream, turn unused and promotional inventory into cash, and get more local advertisers on air. See how HERE.

NAB Continues To Stack The Team

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Ten more members of the House have signed on to support a resolution opposing any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge on local radio. There are now 87 House co-sponsors and 8 Senate co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act Bill in the current Congress.

Indeed Moves To First

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Media Monitors has Indeed in first place this week. The job search company knocked Progressive out of the top spot. Here are your top five: Indeed (48,656), Progressive (47,564), Babbel (46,568), ZipRecruiter (34,355), Uber Technologies (32,479)

Lee Abrams Webinar

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Benztown and P1 Media Group will host a free webinar featuring legendary programmer Lee Abrams. 'Next: Creating Amazing Radio' is set for May 13.

Broadcasters Foundation Needs a Helping Hand

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The organization known for helping broadcasters in their time of need could use a helping hand in their time of need. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is in need of donations to counter the loss of funds from major fundraising events that were cancelled due to the Pandemic.

Building A Great Morning Show

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(By Loyd Ford) A great morning show is difficult to find and harder to build. It’s very difficult if the chemistry is not right, but once you pass that level of work, you must work to fully develop your show.

The Personality Brand

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(By Mike McVay) One of my favorite management books was released in the late 90s. It is The Brand You 50 by Tom Peters. I find myself recommending it to young media talent, to music artists and to those I mentor.

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New AfroTech Podcast

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Blavity and The Black Effect Podcast Network are teaming up to distribute 'Black Tech Green Money with Will Lucas'. Will Lucas is an entrepreneur, content creator, and the Brand Manager at AfroTech.

Best Selling Author’s First Podcast

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Cadence13 has partnered with Glennon Doyle for her first podcast. 'We Can Do Hard Things' will feature Doyle encouraging listeners to embrace the messiness of life with candid conversations about mental health, recovery, love, relationships and parenting.

Cryptocurrency True Crime Podcast

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Exit Scam: The Death and Afterlife of Gerald Cotten, looks at the mysterious death of the founder of the Canadian digital currency platform, QuadrigaCx. The project is a partnership between Audacy, Treats Media and independent podcaster Aaron Lammer.

Bob & Sheri Find New Charlotte Home

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Beasley Media Group picks up the long-running morning team. Bob & Sheri, who are based out of Charlotte, will be heard on WKQC-FM starting Monday, May 17th.

After Three Decades Bitker Retiring

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KCBS Los Angeles All News morning sports anchor Steve Bitker will be retiring at the end of this week. To commemorate his final day KCBS will air a tribute for Steve and feature live interviews with many sports figures who've crossed Steve’s path over the years.

New Afternoon Show For Z100 New York

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iHeartMedia New York’s Z100, is premiering 'The Maxwell and Crystal Show,' June 1. Crystal Rosas joins Z100 from Wild 94.9 in San Francisco, where she most recently served as the nighttime on-air talent.

‘Women Behind The Mic’ Launches on Clubhouse

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30-year radio vet Lisa Adams (pictured) launched Women Behind The Mic, a weekly interview heard Wednesday's on Clubhouse. Tomorrow at 8PM Eastern, the group will host a panel discussion with iHeart Denver Mid-day host Denise Plante. 

SiriusXM Consolidates Sales Teams

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The SiriusXM, Pandora, and Stitcher sales organizations have all been combined into one unit. The re-branding will be discussed during a joint presentation by Pandora and Stitcher at the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s Podcast Upfront 2021 this week.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

May 10, 2021


The Most Influential Women in Radio
Cover Q&A: Susan Larkin

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