New Sound For Univision Miami’s WQBA

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Miami is one of the Hispanic format's hottest cities and Univision is making some adjustments to WQBA-AM in that city. “LA Voz de Miami” (Miami’s Voice), formerly Univision America Miami, now features local news, analyses, political commentary, and entertainment. Here is a look at the station's brand new lineup...

FCC Just Making A Bad Thing Worse

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The FCC's plan to revitalize the AM band is a very hot topic in our industry right now. And the part of the plan that will impact the big booming AMs heard all across the country, has generated an interesting debate, often between those owning or operating AM radio stations. Our coverage of the topic yesterday generated a ton of feedback, including this very detailed piece by Doc Searls (pictured here).

Clinton Using Radio To Beat Bernie

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That's according to the latest update from Media Monitors, on which candidates are using radio more to try to win the White House. First, the Democrats. As far as spot totals, a combination of all ads run by campaigns and Super PACs: Hillary Clinton is tops. Picture courtesy CNN.com

GEICO Back On Top

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After five weeks at number one on the Media Monitors weekly spot list, Walgreens has dropped down to number eight. GEICO retakes the top spot, moving up from number two, with its 40,262 commercials played on radio stations all over the country.

NAB Snags Seven More Members of Congress

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Five members of the House and two more Senators have joined as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, which is a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on local broadcast radio stations. The resolution now has 225 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 23 in the Senate.

Where Is Your Next Superstar?

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At the Hispanic Radio Conference, programming experts will address the topic of "Radio’s Talent Pool: How Deep — Or How Shallow — Are the Waters?" and show you how to find and develop tomorrow’s key players for the ratings and revenue win.

KUNC Launches The Colorado Sound

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Greely, Colorado NPR-affiliate KUNC has launched a new 24-hour music discovery station called "The Colorado Sound" on 105.5 FM. KUNC has been LMAing the station since January 4 and should be getting final FCC approval to purchase it in the next month.

Media Monitors Accredited By MRC

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The Board of Directors of the Media Rating Council has voted to continue accreditation of the Media Monitors radio spot data service.

A Major Flaw In AM Revitalization?

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Is there a battle brewing among AM broadcasters thanks to The FCC? Those struggling to survive want the FCC to give them every opportunity to make a comeback in this era of intense competition for both ears and ad dollars. Broadcasters who are now running some of the most successful radio brands may have to pay the price for the little guys to have a chance to thrive again. At least that's what the FCC has up its sleeve.

Radio’s Iconic AM Brands

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When you say many of these call letters you don't need to mention the city or state because they are so nationally known, you know exactly where they are. Some would argue these call letters are what built radio in its early days. The FCC may be about to cut the legs out from under these brands as part of its plan to fix the AM dial. Here's a listing of all Class A AM radio stations.


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