These are both big radio spenders and we have seen them under attack by the government lately. First in New York State, now in Illinois.
After seeking bankruptcy protection, Rdio discontinued it's service on December 22, 2015. Pandora needed court approval to purchase the company for $75 million.
As stations start to flip back to there regular formats - or use the holiday music format - to change to a completely new format, Nielsen has released a list of the most played Christmas songs by radio stations across America this year. (Picture of Brenda Lee courtesy R&R Hall of Fame)
Asked by a friend to help keep Albany, Georgia station WWQA on the air as it went through bankruptcy proceedings, long-time radio host Kurt Baker worked with judges, lawyers, bookkeepers, auctioneers and FCC officials to take the station through the most unlikely survival story.
The debate rages on to this day. There are those that believe deregulation and consolidation ruined radio, homogenized its sound and killed jobs. Others still argue that more deregulation is needed and national scale is important for radio to compete with more competition for the eyes and ears of the consumer than ever before. There is one important point that seems to get overlooked when debating 1996.
Tim "DJ Timbuck2" Jones passed away Sunday, after a battle with cancer. He was only 34.
The new partnership will bring live play-by-play of NHL home, away and foreign language feeds to TuneIn for free.
Long-time WGKX-FM host Mark Billingsley died Tuesday afternoon following several weeks of illness.