Atlanta Morning Show Extended

The Morning XTRA on 106.3 FM in Atlanta is moving to five days a week. The Dickey Broadcasting Company launched the show in April.

Saga Shows Significant Improvement

With revenue of $28 million in the second quarter of 2021, Saga saw its revenue jump 66% from a year ago, at the height of the COVID lockdown. April was up 83%, May was up 74% and June was up 47%.

Cumulus Q2 Revenue up 54%

That's compared to a severely depressed Q2 in 2020 due to the pandemic. With revenue of $224.7 million Cumulus lost $5.9 million in Q2 compared to a loss of $36 million a year ago. In Q2 2019 Cumulus revenue was $280 million.

Salem Broadcast Revenue Up 18.7%

Another radio company is showing positive revenue signs and edging toward pre-COVID revenue numbers. While Salem Media's radio revenue is not yet back to 2019 levels, CEO Ed Atsinger says the company is on its way and making solid progress.

2021 NAB Marconi Finalists Announced

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the finalists for the 2021 NAB Marconi Radio Awards. The winners will be crowned on October 13 at the Marconi Reception during the 2021 Radio Show in Vegas. Here are your 2021 finalists...

FCC Looks to Modernize Campaign Rules

The FCC is proposing two revisions to its political programming and recordkeeping rules. One has to do with social media, the other has to do with the purchase of advertising time.

Station Holding Vaccine Contest

Jersey City is partnering HOT-97 in New York City to get more teens vaccinated. Nine public high schools will compete to see who can get get the highest vaccination rates.

NPR Station Adds Podcast to Lineup

WITF in Eastern Pennsylvania is adding The Daily from The New York Times to its schedule. The 30-minute news program will air at 8pm. The radio version of The Daily is a collaboration between The New York Times and American Public Media.

Guaranty Adds 2-Hour Local Show

Guaranty Media announced its newest addition to 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge. "Hunt and Hill," featuring veteran broadcaster, Hunt Palmer, and former LSU and NFL Star Jeremy Hill, will host the weekday 12-2pm time slot.

Check Out This Blast From The Past

Thanks to Michelle Vetterkind for sharing this classic. Mike Jeffries was her husband’s uncle. Mike passed a few weeks ago and Michelle wanted to share this great picture of Mike and this great radio story about him...

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