Borrell: Local Advertisers Spend Big With Online Companies

The new Borrell Associates study concludes that, for the first time, in 2017, local advertisers will spend more money in digital than they will in print and broadcast. The report says it's hardly a shocker, "given that digital media advertising has enjoyed two decades of relentless double-digit growth rates while traditional media has struggled."

EZ Spanish Media Goes All Out For Kids

The parent company of Springdale's La Zeta 95.7 and Little Rock's 106.3 FM, recently raised a whopping $326,579 for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Over the last eight years, EZ Spanish Media radiothons in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas have raised $1.9 million dollars.
B-Dub's Longest Ride

‘B-Dub’ Takes A Long Ride To Raise Funds For Military Families

Syndicated radio talent Bryan “B-Dub” Washington wrapped up his second annual Longest Ride fundraiser, raising more than $16,500 for the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House provides free housing for military families during hospital stays.

New York Names Pittman Broadcaster of The Year

On Thursday The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association announced that iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman has been named its “Broadcaster of the Year.” NYSBA President David Donavan said, “Bob Pittman is a true industry leader and perhaps the most creative, visionary and dynamic executive in broadcasting. His views not only shape the radio industry, but the future of all media in this country.” Pittman has been named Radio Ink's Most Powerful Person in Radio for 7 consecutive years.

Berner: Expect More Selling, But No Grand Plan

In a note to employees Thursday Cumulus CEO Mary Berner said the $12.5 million from the sale of WABC will be used to pay down debt and invest in the company. She also said Cumulus' one remaining station in the City, WNBM, will be sold so Cumulus can exit that market.

Francesa Opens Up On Twitter

Mike Francesa took to Twitter to respond to Andrew Marchand's column in The New York Post which claimed WFAN was negotiating with Adam Schein to replace him. Francesa said he responded on Twitter because of the "outrageous misinformation and outright lies that continue to be reported."

An Educated Client Is A Better Client

(By Bob McCurdy) The following continues the education theme of the past several weeks. These snippets have been culled from various sources. All can help build on a “Why radio” story and are worth knowing and sharing with clients.

Beasley’s BEN-FM Banks Thousands

Beasley Media Group’s 95.7 BEN FM 10th annual Adopt A Family Radio-thon raised $9,270. Funds collected during the event assisted more than 1000 Philadelphia area families. “Our 10th Annual 95.7 BEN FM Adopt A Family Radiothon! As cheesy as it sounds, the day completely warmed my heart... again,” said Kristen Herrmann, Morning Host/PD. “The generosity of our listening audience continues to amaze me. Thanks so much to Volunteers of America Delaware Valley and 6ABC for partnering with us again this year. I'm already looking forward to the Adopt A Family Radiothon 2022.” “The generosity of this station and of the listeners in the Greater Philadelphia region has been transformative for the last ten years. We could not do what we do in bringing holiday gifts to those less fortunate without the Ben FM Adopt A Family Radiothon," said Daniel Lombardo, President/CEO, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley.

SiriusXM Honors 25th Anniversary of Pearl Jam Album

SiriusXM will celebrate the 25th anniversary of rock band Pearl Jam's album Yield on the band's artist-exclusive channel. The anniversary celebration will include a rebroadcast of Pearl Jam's 1998 pirate radio show Monkeywrench Radio.

2018 Was Record Year For SoundExchange

The organization says it distributed more performance royalties to artists and rights owners than in any other year of its 15-year existence – a record $953 million. The big 2018 number was buoyed by a strong fourth quarter, where $345 million was doled out.

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