NextRadio Integrates With PRSS For Public Radio Content

NextRadio is joining with the Public Radio Satellite System to introduce its new PRSS MetaPub Platform to integrate enhanced visual features and information from public radio programming into NextRadio.

iHeartRadio’s Summer Pool Party Returning To Miami

iHeartMedia announced Monday the return of its annual iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party to the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Saturday, May 21. The Pool Party is part of Fontainebleau's BleauLive concert series and will feature live performances by top artists.

Forbes: Pandora Fails at Strategy Shift

Contributor Will Burns takes aim at a new TV ad Pandora is airing during the NBA playoffs. Burns says the company is ignoring its own strategy of "anticipation" and the ad falls flat.

Nielsen: Urban Contemporary, News-Talk Formats Soar

The ratings company released some new data on the two formats Monday. Nielsen says, in 2015, the Urban Contemporary format gained 0.1% each month in Nielsen’s PPM ratings. The News/Talk format is also having a banner year, thanks to the election. At the persons 6+ level, News/Talk now represents a 10% share of all radio listening – a level it hasn’t seen since the last presidential election in 2012.

What’s New With Voltair?

Telos released a new product at the NAB Show Monday. It's a diagonostic-only version of Voltair, called the Voltair M monitor. The Voltair M Watermark Monitor includes all of Voltair's diagnostic features, but does not affect the original audio in any way. We also spoke to Telos CEO Frank Foti at the NAB Show to get an update from him on how Votair is performing in the field since Nielsen released its enhanced CBET

RCS Launches “The Selector Cloud” at NAB

The Selector Cloud provides RCS clients with constant and secure access from anywhere with a username and password so users can now perform music scheduling functions, such as library management, clock-building, policy setting, log editing, transfer to the automation system, analysis and more.

Bernie Pours It On The Radio

Media Monitors is reporting Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a huge week on radio. From April 8 to April 17 the Bernie Sanders For President campaign aired 4,791 spots, with 55 spots added by Monroe County For Bernie Sanders bringing his total to 4,846 spots. The rest of the pack was far behind.

Tax Season Pushes H&R Block To Number Two

Block jumps from 9th to 2nd on the Media Monitors weekly chart with over 44,100 commercials played on radio stations all over the country. The Home Depot held onto the top spot with 84,655 spots airing. Burger King held onto the 3rd position with 40,690, followed by GEICO with 39,857, and Walgreens with 29,616.

Entercom Launches New Music Discovery Program

Entercom's Alternative stations will choose a monthly artist to highlight across seven stations for seven days. The program is called 7x7, and will run in Buffalo, Kansas City, Miami, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, and Seattle.

KOA Denver Extends With Rockies

iHeartMedia Denver and the Colorado Rockies have signed a five-year extension of their radio broadcast agreement that will keep Rockies baseball on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM through the 2021 season. Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel will continue as voices of the Colorado Rockies. Corrigan is in his 14th season and Schemmel is in his sixth.

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