Foundation Campaign Officially Underway

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has launched its 2016 Holiday Giving Campaign. Over the past year, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed more than $800,000 in aid, including nearly $100,000 in one-time emergency grants to broadcasters who were affected by the Louisiana floods.

Did Andy Bloom’s Column Get Stern’s Attention

Andy Bloom's article about Howard Stern Monday quickly became one of Radio Ink's most read stories of the year. That may have been because Stern mentioned it on his SiriusXM show Monday, according to one of our readers (see below), or the fact that any time Howard Stern is the subject of an article, everyone wants to know what it's about. So, in case you missed it, here's another look at Bloom's detailed article about his old friend.

Radio Is The Number One Reach Medium

That's according to the latest Nielsen "State of The Media" report released Thursday. According to Nielsen, radio now reaches more Americans every week than any other platform, and that includes nearly every demo. Who says young adults are no longer listening to the radio? Nielsen says 93% of adult consumers over the age of 18 use radio on a weekly basis. Let's take a closer look at the numbers.

It’s Official. KPLU Is Now KNKX Connects

Friends of 88.5 FM, a nonprofit community organization formed to preserve local National Public Radio affiliate KPLU, announced the official and final closing of the sale of KPLU. The new, community-owned station is 88.5 KNKX.

Here’s What The KGO Boss Told The Staff

About the wholesale changes and firings at KGO in San Francisco, Vice President/Market Manager Justin Wittmayer told his staff the company has set in motion new programming strategies for both KGO and KFOG. He says it will better meet the needs and demands of listeners, advertisers and the community

NASH Country Weekly Magazine Goes Web Only

No more printing 35,000 weekly copies of the magazine Cumulus purchased in 2014. The company says it's still committed to NASH and will now use the money being lost printing the magazine into other NASH branded products.

A Closer Look At The Future Of Radio

(By Stacey Lynn Schulman) Earlier this week, Nielsen released its latest Total Audience Report, revealing significant increases in time spent with media. The media day has now expanded to 10h 39m on average, a +10% year-over-year growth rate. So where is radio in this new mediated existence? Let me explain.
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Randy Michaels: The FCC is About To Ruin AM Radio

Whether you're a small market AM operator or you run a Class A, your hope is that the FCC's plan to revitalize the band will improve the quality of the sound the band spits out to your listeners. Over the years, The AM band has become sensitive to every product we plug in the wall giving it added buzz, crackles and other assorted sounds that instantly turn off the listener now living in a digitally clear world.

FCC Just Making A Bad Thing Worse

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).

What to Do With $21 Billion In Debt

It's no secret that iHeartMedia is carrying a massive amount of debt and hasn't been able to nudge it south. While walking the floor at CES, CEO Bob Pittman was interviewed by Fox Business Host Liz Claman who said to Pittman, eventually the two major creditors, Canyon and Goldman Sachs, are going to want their money back. Claman asked Pittman point blank if iHeartMedia was going to have to restructure. Here's what Pittman said...

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