Entercom distributed a press release Monday that detailed new benefits that employees of the company will start receiving in 2016.
With a holiday push to try to convince consumers to shop at Macy's, the department store took over the number one position on the Media Monitors weekly count of radio ads.
As of January 4, iHeart's Real Talk 760 (KDSP-AM) in Denver will flip to sports. The new station will be called "Denver Sports 760."
Broadcasters have been waiting to be able to make sales pitches to advertisers that include both over-the-air listening numbers and online listening numbers. That product is still in the hands of Nielsen and is very close to being rolled out, according to the ratings firm. Rob Kass is Nielsen's Vice President for Digital Audio. We spoke with Kass about where the combined listening measurement stands as of today and we'll be sharing that interview with readers over the next several days. Here's part one of our interview.
It's an expensive format to make work, especially in the shadow of D.C. powerhouse WTOP. The all-news station CBS (WNEW-FM 99.1) launched about four years ago has been dumped and turned over to Bloomberg Radio. It's Bloomberg's first FM station for the format and it will be called Bloomberg 99.1. CBS says all local employees that worked at the station were released Friday morning at 10 a.m.
Nassau County (Long island) police say that former Opie and Anthony co-host Anthony Cumia was arrested on strangulation and assault charges this past Saturday.
Andy Bloom was #11 on Radio Ink's 2015 Best PD's in America list. He's been in radio since the 1970's when he was a teenager. CBS sent him packing on Friday.
As of January 1, Entercom's 95.7 The GAME/KGMZ-FM in San Francisco will add FOX Sports Radio programming to its lineup, dumping out of ESPN.
ESPN's Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg will be inducted into the NAB Hall of Fame. The induction will occur during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, Tuesday, April 19 in Las Vegas.
Until the end of the year, if you own a radio station and you stream, you'll continue to pay about 25 cents per 100 songs. In 2016, your rate will decrease to 17 cents per 100 songs.