Are Americans Paying For Audio? Yes. More Are.

Data shared with the industry on Wednesday from Edison Research’s Share of Ear shows that 47% of all Americans age 13 and older now subscribe to at least one paid audio service. Thats over double what the total was in 2015, when 23% had a paid subscription.

He Says he Did Not Plagiarize

Former WNYC reporter Fred Mogul says he was wrongly terminated from the station and has filed a defamation and wrongful termination lawsuit. Mogul says he included two sentences of AP copy in a draft version of his story, it was never included in the final story, and he believed he was following WNYC's style guide.

NABOB Chief Pens Letter to Congress

Jim Winston says the Local Radio Freedom Act "reinforces crucial protections from burdensome performance royalty fees that would further devastate black owned broadcasters during an already incredibly difficult time." In THIS LETTER, Winston is urging members not to pass a new tax on local radio stations.

Unapologetically Progressive

That's what Tavis Smiley says listeners will hear from his new radio station KBLA-AM in Los Angeles. Smiley, who was swept up in the me too movement and fired from PBS (he denies all claims against him), launched the station this week. He tells KTLA-TV he just wants to be a voice for the voiceless.

Need Any 4th of July Programming?

Skyview Networks has you covered. Country Top 40 with Fitz and B-Dub Radio are both ready to help stations celebrate America with specials full of country music’s superstars, special stories and great music.

Kudos To Audacy’s KCBS

KCBS All News Radio in San Francisco has won a national Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award for Best Radio Breaking News Reporting for its protest coverage following the death of George Floyd.

iHeart Sets Festival Lineup

The iHeartRadio Music Festival is set for September 17-18 in Las Vegas. Along with the main festival, a daytime stage event has also been scheduled.

IBA: Contest Generated $1 Million in Sponsorships

During an eight-week national contest for members the IBA says stations collectively generated nearly $1 million dollars of revenue from local sponsors. Here's what some of the participants had to say.

Does Your Product Help Broadcasters?

NAB Show is now accepting nominations for the third annual Product of the Year awards. Companies scheduled to exhibit in either the 2020 or 2021 NAB Show are eligible.

Audacy Announces Chicago Radiothon

Audacy Chicago's What About Chicago Radiothon will benefit Athletes for Justice and Austin Harvest. The 24-hour Radiothon, in partnership with former Chicago Bear Sam Acho, will air from 9:00 a.m. CT, June 23, to 9:00 a.m. CT, June 24

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