Quick Turn Around At WYNZ Portland

Saga Communications has quickly filled the morning spot at WYNZ that opened with the retirement of Chuck Igo. Igo closed out 40 years in radio Friday March 27.

Two Listener Calls You Will Never Forget

The restaurant industry is being decimated by this virus. If a restaurant is unable to cover its bills by providing takeout only, it will have to close its doors. Hubbard West Palm Beach morning show co-hosts Tim & Chelsea heard from one of those restaurants earlier this week.

The Perception of Radio is Not The Reality

On Thursday Jacobs Media presented its annual Tech Survey. This year 46,000 people from over 500 radio stations participated in the survey between January 7 and February 9. Fred Jacobs made the hour-long presentation from the basement of his home in Detroit.

Digital Accounts For 8% of AM/FM Radio Listening

As of the most recent Edison Research update, the portion of AM/FM listening represented by the streams is 8%. How might the crisis gripping the nation affect digital listening? Here's what Edison President Larry Rosin had to say...

Radio Companies Cutting Salaries

The coronavirus pandemic is not only causing some of radio's biggest companies to borrow millions of dollars to stay solvent, it's leading to salary cuts to keep people employed. Adams Radio Group is cutting the salary for every employee by 10%.
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Free Time and Lowest Unit Charge

(By John Garziglia) In response to COVID-19, the FCC’s Media Bureau issued a Public Notice with the subtitle “Free Advertisements Need Not Be Included in Lowest Unit Charge”. The FCC issued this guidance in response to an informal inquiry from broadcasters asking whether free advertisements must be included in the calculation of the political lowest unit rate charge.  

iHeart Withdraws Guidance, Taps Credit Line

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, iHeartMedia is withdrawing its financial guidance for the entire year. It was only a few short weeks ago that CEO Bob Pittman said, during an investor conference, that the coronavirus was having very little impact on the company. That was before anyone knew how bad the situation was going to get.

Salem Withdraws Q1 Guidance

The world has changed. We've gone from near full employment to 10% unemployment in the blink of an eye. The coronavirus is impacting every aspect of our lives. That includes advertising. Salem has also announced it's withdrawing its Q1 guidance due to the pandemic.

Happy Birthday Brad And Company

ABC News’ daily podcast Start Here celebrates its 2nd anniversary Saturday. During this coronavirus crisis, Start Here host Brad Mielke is broadcasting the show from his home ‘studio’ – a coat closet in his Brooklyn apartment. 

Cuban Teams With Cumulus For Town Hall

WBAP-AM and KLIF-AM in Dallas are hosting an on-air Town Hall Friday with entrepreneur billionaire Mark Cuban. The goal will be to discuss ways to help Dallas area businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

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