How To Win Digital Dollars

Chasing digital ad dollars requires different seller thinking. So says Beasley’s Mike Martin. Coming from the Denver Post’s digital sales department to radio, he told attendees at NAB 2016 this week that radio stations are three to five years behind other businesses in terms of sophistication. He says 30% of the typical station’s sales budget is moving to digital.

Westwood Pushes Pinfield to Fill Loveline Slot

It was just two days ago that Westwood One announced it would be launching KFOG morning host Matt Pinfield into national syndication with a two-hour weekday program. Now Westwood has sent affiliates an e-mail hoping they will pick up the new Pinfield show to replace the departing Dr. Drew and Loveline. Here's what Westwood Senior Director of Affiliate Sales Neal Bird sent to affiliates...

Yahoo! Sports Radio Relaunching Pro Football Weekly

Yahoo! Sports Radio has announced that Pro Football Weekly Radio is returning to the airwaves this Saturday night. The program will be co-hosted by Lewis Woodard and air Saturdays, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET.

103,000 Attend NAB Show in Vegas

They are preliminary numbers, however, the NAB says registered attendance for the 2016 show was 103,012, about the same at 2015. Nearly 27,000 attendees were from outside the U.S. and over 1,600 representatives from the media were on hand. The show featured 1,874 companies spanning 1,063,380 net square feet of exhibit space.

AM Radio Has A Bright Future

Those were the words of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler at the NAB Show Wednesday. Although many wonder if the FCC has done way too little, way too late, to make that statement a reality. And, in all likelihood, with a new President about to be elected, Wheeler will be long gone before we really know if the FCC's AM revitalization paid off.

College Stations Take Note….Follow The Rules

The FCC has granted the license renewal of Bryant University college radio station WJMF-FM in Smithfield, Rhode Island, but only for four years, not the full eight. And the station was hit with a $12,000 fine. Here's why.

Nielsen Q1 Revenue Up 2%

With $1.5 billion in the first quarter of 2016, Nielsen revenue was up 2.0%, or 5.2% on a constant currency basis, compared to the first quarter of 2015. The Audio Division revenue (which includes the old Arbitron) grew 0.8% on a constant currency basis, which Nielsen says was what was expected.

Brewster Takes Over Cherry Creek

Jonathan Brewster is the new CEO of Cherry Creek Radio, taking over for Joe Scwhartz who resigned in February after 14 years with the company. Brewster's experience is in small and mid-sized markets having formerly served as SVP of Qantum Communications. Cherry Creek has 53 radio stations in 11 markets in the Rocky Mountain region.

Conclave Announces 2016 Speakers

The Conclave Learning Conference set for July 14 and 15 in Minneapolis will feature Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris (pictured), Beasley CFO Caroline Beasley, CBS Radio SVP Programming Jim Ryan, iHeartMedia President for LA Kevin LeGrett, Cumulus SVP Gary Pizatti, Cox Media Group RVP Susan Larkin, plus a luncheon with former CBS Radio CEO Dan Mason.
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Dodgers Renew With Univision

The L.A. Dodgers and Univision have renewed their Spanish-language radio broadcast deal, which will keep the games airing on KTNQ-AM 1020 in L.A. through the 2018 baseball season. KTNQ will air eight spring trainnig games, the 162-game regular season, and any postseason games. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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