CRB Jacks Up Rates on SiriusXM

The Copyright Royalty Board has announced new rates for satellite-delivered services, which includes SiriusXM, for 2018 to 2022. The 2018 rate will jump to 15.5% of gross revenue, that's up from the current rate of 11%. That will certainly have an impact on SiriusXM's expenses and will most likely be passed on to its customers and result in a higher subscription cost.

Now That’s A Radio All-Star Board of Directors

In what is clearly one of the most impressive groups of broadcasters to ever join forces to buy a radio station, Larry Fuss (pictured here with John Tesh) has put together a team of rock stars to purchase KZZV-FM in Hanapepe Hawai’i, on the island of Kaua’i.

What Should You Do About The New Blue Alert?

(By Rebecca Jacobs Goldman) You have likely heard of the FCC’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) Amber Alert, but what you may not know is that a new hue of EAS alert will now be implemented – the Blue Alert (code BLU). As the keeper of the Emergency Alert System at your station, do you know what you need to do about the new Blue Alert system?

One More to Go For The Sports Pope

Thursday was Mike Francesa's second to last show on WFAN in New York City, after spending 30 years on the air there. Francesa did his show in front of a live audience from The Paley Center. He'll broadcast his final show today from the studio, which it looks like from this picture with Entercom Sports Format Captain Mark Chernoff, has been named after him.

FREE WEBINAR: The Future Of Voice Control For Radio

Join Veritone’s Michael Kennedy, Sr. Product Manager; Steve Shaffer, Apps Engineering Manager; and Ed Ryan, Editor of Radio Ink, in a live webinar on Tuesday, December 19 at 1 p.m. EST as they provide a video demonstration glimpse into the future of voice control in radio and TV. 

Advertiser Success Stories

Beginning in 2018, will be publishing weekly advertiser success stories. Advertisers that use radio to drive customers to their stores and dollars to their cash registers. We need your help. Here are all the details...

XAPPMedia Signs 300 Cumulus Stations

Thanks to XAPPMedia's voice technology, 300 Cumulus radio stations are rolling out Amazon Alexa skills. The company has started a consumer marketing campaign to educate listeners on how to find and enable the technology. Markets launching the Alexa skills include New York City, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas.

Who Are The Best PDs In Country Radio?

Radio Ink is now accepting nominations for The Best Country Program Directors in America. In 2018, Radio Ink's Best Country PDs will be honored at a special music event during the Country Radio Seminar Monday night, February 5, in Nashville. Make your nomination HERE. YOUR DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS JANUARY 5.

Is Your Station Helping The Community?

Radio Ink loves to brag about radio stations doing great things around the holidays. Are you helping the community with a toy drive? Is your team hosting a radiothon? Are you collecting food for the local food bank? We want the details and the pictures and we promise you we will show the world how awesome you are. Send everything you have to [email protected].

Charity Windfall In Sioux Falls

The 12th annual Midwest Communications Radiothon for Kids raised more than $300,000 for Chilrdren’s Miracle Network and Sanford Children’s Hospital. The 24-hour radiothon on 92.5 KTWB, Q95-7, 101.9 KELO-FM, and 103.7 KRRO featured a first-of-its-kind challenge from an anonymous donor, who challenged the community of Sioux Falls to rally and surpass the previous year’s amount by $25,000.

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