Four Murrows For KPLU

Seattle’s KPLU reporters have garnered four 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTNDA.

NAFB Visiting FCC Commissioners

The National Association of Farm broadcasters will have an opportunity to visit the FCC Monday to meet Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly. NAFB President Brian Winnekins tells Radio Ink this is a great opportunity for members to talk to the Commissioners on a wide range of topics.

Radio Will Fight For Its Space In The Car

NAB CEO Gordon Smith opened up the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, Monday, with a speech that touched on issues concerning both TV and radio. Smith said radio’s future depends on it being available on every device and making choices that support its innovations. He said radio must continue to evolve to keep the Millenials engaged. He then discussed several other issues the NAB will be working on for radio.

The Best Ideas Come From The Local Markets

Culture changes and better communication were some of the topics discussed by three of radio's group heads at an NAB panel Monday, moderated by RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. The panel seemed to agree that the best ideas at a successful company come from the local people in the local markets.

Christian: No Dancing In The Streets

In a letter to shareholders filed with the company's annual report, Saga CEO Ed Christian gave a prediction like only Ed Christian could.

Cumulus Fires Hosts Then Sues Them Over Noncompetes

This one could turn out to be a lesson for managers on what they can and cannot do once they fires hosts who have noncompetes. And, we should find out if broadcasting over the Internet is considered competing with over-the-air. This battle comes from the Saginaw market where fired WHNN-FM hosts Johnny Burke and Blondie first filed a lawsuit against Cumulus, claiming age discrimination.

Forbes: Pandora Fails at Strategy Shift

Contributor Will Burns takes aim at a new TV ad Pandora is airing during the NBA playoffs. Burns says the company is ignoring its own strategy of "anticipation" and the ad falls flat.

Nielsen: Urban Contemporary, News-Talk Formats Soar

The ratings company released some new data on the two formats Monday. Nielsen says, in 2015, the Urban Contemporary format gained 0.1% each month in Nielsen’s PPM ratings. The News/Talk format is also having a banner year, thanks to the election. At the persons 6+ level, News/Talk now represents a 10% share of all radio listening – a level it hasn’t seen since the last presidential election in 2012.

What’s New With Voltair?

Telos released a new product at the NAB Show Monday. It's a diagonostic-only version of Voltair, called the Voltair M monitor. The Voltair M Watermark Monitor includes all of Voltair's diagnostic features, but does not affect the original audio in any way. We also spoke to Telos CEO Frank Foti at the NAB Show to get an update from him on how Votair is performing in the field since Nielsen released its enhanced CBET

RCS Launches “The Selector Cloud” at NAB

The Selector Cloud provides RCS clients with constant and secure access from anywhere with a username and password so users can now perform music scheduling functions, such as library management, clock-building, policy setting, log editing, transfer to the automation system, analysis and more.

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