musicFIRST Press Conference Today

Today at 11AM, musicFIRST Chairman Joe Crowley is hosting a virtual press briefing. The organization says it's to discuss growing support for "music fairness." He plans to show off the results from a musicFIRST national poll and discuss their path to battle the radio industry to get radio to pay for music airplay.

Did The NAB Make The Correct Call?

The NAB's Las Vegas convention makes up 70% of the organization's revenue. In trying to save its 2021 show, after canceling in 2020, the organization pushed the event from April to October. Then, last month, announced vaccine proof would be required. It wasn't enough.

Benztown Feature On Hi-Profile Trial

Elizabeth Holmes, one of the youngest self-made billionaires in America, is on trial for criminal fraud. Benztown is offering a daily short-form feature on the trial of the founder of Theranos; a now defunct health technology company.

Lisa McKay Scholarship Deadline TODAY

Today is the deadline to apply for the CRB Lisa McKay Women in Radio Scholarship program. Three recipients will be awarded the scholarship honoring the late Lisa McKay, a successful programmer and member of the Country Radio Hall of Fame.

Gracie’s Virtual Awards Date Set

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the 46th Annual Gracie Awards will take place virtually Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 PM ET. The event will be hosted by actress and comedian Lauren Ash and feature performances by Jewel and Gospel Singer CeCe Winans.

NAB Launches “Trusted” Journalism Campaign

The National Association of Broadcasters has launched a series of new commercials for stations to air that underscore the importance of fact-based journalism, they say, "at a time when misinformation is running rampant on social media.

Trending Media’s Mark Shaffer

Mark Shaffer started his radio career back in 1989 after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. He heard an ad for an Account Manager on Trending Media's KXIA-FM in Marshalltown, Iowa, applied for the job, and has been there ever since.

A Townsquare Revival

The Steve & DC Show is returning to 95.3 The Bear in Tuscaloosa. Steve Shannon and DC Daniel linked up in St. Louis in 1991, jumped into successful syndication and then went their separate ways in 2007.

Charlamagne Tha God’s TV Show Premiere’s Tonight

The co-host of the nationally syndicated Breakfast Show launches his half-hour weekly show on Comedy Central tonight at 10PM. Tha God's Honest Truth with Lenard "Charlamagne" McKelvey, will cover the daily headlines, politics and pop culture. NPR does a nice write-up on the show HERE.

Davis Writes Reps About Performance Tax

With musicFIRST hosting a press conference Monday to unveil its next step to come after radio to pay to play music, Davis Broadcasting CEO Greg Davis has written a letter to members of Congress asking them to reject any attempt to hit radio with another fee. Here's why...

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