Marketron’s RadioTraffic Back Online

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And the company reported last night that it's safe to use. RadioTraffic is Marketron's cloud-based traffic and billing system. Marketron was hit with a cyberattack over the weekend that CEO Jim Howard says came from a Russian organization called Blackmatter.

Crowley: “Radio is Exploiting Artists”

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That was the accusation from musicFIRST Chairman, former Congressman Joe Crowley, during a press briefing Monday morning. Crowley also says radio is no longer where consumers go to discover music, it's now streaming services Pandora and Spotify. And, he says, the NAB does not represent local radio.

Johnny B Hosting HoF Ceremony

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications Hall of Fame ceremonies will be hosted by Chicago radio personality and Hall of Famer Jonathan Brandmeier. The in-person event is set for October 28th in Chicago.

NuVoodoo Looks At Delta Variant Impact

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NuVoodoo Media Services conducted a Quick Turn Study on the impact of the Delta Variant on live events. The results showed the impact on attendance is significant.

Another Classic Rock Road In Motown

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“Alice Cooper Court” will be the third street name in the Detroit area created by WCSX-FM honoring Motor City rock icons. Other Detroit area landmarks include “Bob Seger Boulevard” and “Glenn Frey Drive”.

Yes, Indeed, Radio Can Help Companies Find Employees

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We've heard it many times over the past six months. Businesses are having a tough time hiring. That turned out to be a positive for Indeed and ZipRecruiter. Both companies have been flooding the airwaves trying to help companies find employees.

Elder To Return to Radio

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Salem Media's Phil Boyce tells Radio Ink that Larry Elder will take another 30 days to de-compress after his run for California Governor. Elder plans to be back on the radio for Salem on or about October 18th. Elder says when he comes back, he'll be "on fire and ready to save America once again.” 

Skyview and Quu Teaming Up

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Quu, a company that adds dynamic text, logos and visuals to a radio's digital display in the vehicle, and Skyview Networks, have announced a new two-part partnership.

What About Credit Card Data Marketron Has?

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As Marketron continues to try to restore services after a cyberattack last weekend, it's telling customers that use Marketron Traffic and Visual Traffic to use manual workarounds for Wednesday's and Thursday's logs. The company also answered questions about credit card information

Radio Still Punching Below its Weight Class

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Audacy CEO David Field is known for repeating the statement, "Radio is punching below its weight class." That remains true today when you compare how much time consumers spend with radio and how much money brands spend on radio.


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