IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: What Happened To WPLJ?

Our story about former New York City powerhouse WPLJ struck a nerve with readers Tuesday. Many of you took time to comment on the story here and send notes to the experts we quoted. We're sharing the story again because we thought you'd be interested in reading the comments from your colleagues. And, thanks to BIA, we've added WPLJ's estimated revenue from 2010 to 2017.

Amazon VP: We Brought Radio Back Into The Home

For those outside the radio industry, for some reason, the impression people get is that radio is afraid of digital. Poppycock! You know you're doing everything you can to embrace digital, battle an unregulated, nearly commercial-free group of competitors, and operate your business so that it serves listeners, advertisers, the community, and, oh-by-the-way makes money.

SBS Says 2018 Will Come In Strong

On Tuesday, Spanish Broadcasting System reported what it calls "select preliminary estimated financial results for the 4th quarter of 2018 and the full year." Here are the early numbers.

No Surprise: Geico #1 Again

For those who stopped counting, this is the third consecutive week that the insurance giant has topped the Media Monitors list of radio advertisers. Here are your top five for the week.

NAB Show Tours Revamped

The fast-approaching NAB Show has revamped its exhibit floor tour program to help attendees navigate the world’s largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment, and technology.

CRB Scholarship Recipients Announced

The two endowments from Country Radio Broadcasters, valued at $50,000 and in honor of Country Radio Seminar’s 50th Anniversary event, were given to Dr. Richard Robinson of the University of Tennessee at Martin and Dr. Butler Cain of the University of North Alabama.

Radiothon A Big Success

WBWN-FM, WBNQ-FM, and WJBC-AM in Bloomington, IL, held their 11th Annual Country Cares for St. Jude Radiothon on Thursday, February 14 and Friday, February 15.

Trump Gives Shout-Out To Rush, Hannity

And it's something that really seems to drive the national media nuts. In a recent Rose Garden press conference, President Donald Trump praised nationally syndicated talkers Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Both have been big supporters of Trump.

Another Music Streaming Service Launches

Qobuz has actually been around since 2008 (it launched in France), but the subscription streaming service is just now becoming available in the United States. Qobuz' unique selling proposition: higher quality recordings.

No Format Changes For Now In Indy

That's according to The Indianapolis Business Journal which reports that the formats for the three stations Cumulus is getting from Entercom in that blockbuster deal announced last week will stay as is.

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