Is Radio Ownership Diverse Enough?

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(By Jim Winston) When I read Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti’s column, Start the Conversation,  I was very pleased that a distinguished leader in the radio industry recognized the importance that African American radio station ownership makes at this moment in our history.

Was April The Bottom?

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(By Ed Ryan) April 2020 could go down as the worst revenue month in the history of radio. When the government told businesses to close and the people to stay home, it also slammed the door shut on the U.S. economy.

Broadcasters Pressure FCC For Change

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Back in March GeoBroadcast Solutions filed a petition with the FCC asking that FM booster stations using its technology be allowed to originate limited programming content to provide zoned programming to a primary station’s service area. On Monday radio station owners filed comments in support of the petition.

Despite Being Off 40% All Employees Are Working

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On episode #28 of our daily podcast, Bryan Broadcasting VP Ben Downs tells us how he's keeping his employees off the unemployment line. Downs also explains how local advertisers are being impacted by the coronavirus and his plan to slowly get them back into a groove of advertising. LISTEN.

WNIR Akron Host Has Coronavirus

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Evening host Jim Isabella has been diagnosed with the virus and is now being treated in an Akron hospital. Isabella said he felt like he was getting the flu and was first tested for pneumonia before testing positive for coronavirus.

The Decline Of The Home Radio

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Edison Research and Triton Digital will be presenting their annual Infinite Dial data on March 19. On Tuesday, they leaked out a tidbit of information concerning radio.

Pittman, Bressler Explain iHeart’s Modernization Plan

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iHeart executives have not said much publicly since announcing a "technology transformation and new organizational structure" last month that also included hundreds of programming layoffs. On the iHeartMedia Q4 earnings call Thursday night, CEO Bob Pittman and CFO Rich Bressler detailed exactly how the company plans to implement its strategy.

Why Salem Was Hit With $50,000 FCC Fine

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Do you know what all the hosts on your syndicated programs are saying? If you're not taking their shows live, you may want to spend a weekend listening. What just happened to Salem may help you stay out of the financial penalty box with The FCC.

The Secret To Winning Five Crystal Awards

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Earlier this week we found out that Jim Coloff and his team at KCVM-FM in Cedar Falls, IA will become only the 9th station in 33 years to win five NAB Crystal Awards. Today we find out exactly how they did it.

GMR Unimpressed By NAB Court Filing

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Irving Azoff's Performance Rights Organization GMR has responded to a January 14 filing the NAB made to the United States District Court in California in the battle between GMR and The RMLC, which represents radio. The PRO was unimpressed.


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