Marta DeLisi has returned to Beasley's WJBR-FM in Wilmington as GSM. DeLisi says radio is her life but Beasley is her home. “Over the past 14 years, I’ve worked in several radio positions at stations throughout the Philadelphia and Wilmington media markets, but my greatest accomplishments were when I have worked for Beasley."
In our ongoing effort to troll the country and find radio stations doing unique, out-of-the-box radio so we can share those ideas with you, we tripped upon what Cayuga Radio Group General Manager Chet Osadchey is doing in Ithaca, New York.
Entercom Gainesville-Ocala has shifted Peter Rothfuss into the GSM position for its 4-station cluster. Since 2014, Rothfuss has served as an Integrated Marketing Specialist at Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Rothfuss has held sales management positions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida.
Chuck Whitaker is now the Operations Manager of Cumulus' five-station cluster in Pensacola. Whitaker joined Cumulus Pensacola last year as PD of AC-formatted WMEZ-FM after more than 20 years programming stations in Augusta, including nine years at Beasley Top 40 WHHD.
As we reported yesterday, iHeart got into a bit of a battle with bondholders over its debt. Specifically, some of the lenders say iHeart violated covenants by transferring 100K shares of stock to a subsidiary called Broader Media. On Wednesday, the State District Court in Bexar County, Texas, issued iHeart a 14-day restraining order rescinding the notices of default issued by a several iHeart lenders. The court has the option to extend the temporary order another 14 days. As a condition to obtaining the temporary restraining order, iHeart agreed not to dispose of any additional shares until a hearing is held.
Even with only $425K in political revenue in Q4 of 2015, compared to $850K in 2014, Salem was able to increase broadcast revenue over 5%. When you back out political, as every public company loves to do, the increase was over 6%.
Despite still having issues with how Facebook algorithms push consumers to Salem's numerous websites, Salem reported an increase in digital revenue in Q4. The company took in $12.2 million in digital revenue, up 3.8% over 2014.
According to eMarketer digital advertising spending will grow 12.4% in 2017 to $77.37 billion, while traditional TV advertising climbs 2% to $72.01 billion. This year, digital is estimated to hit $68.82 billion, with TV hitting $70.60 billion. TV will take 36.8% of the total U.S. advertising pie with digital at 35.8%, print at 13.9% and radio at 7.4%. Now, let's take a closer look at the digital numbers.
The heart and center of Hispanic radio is heading to Fort Lauderdale as the industry’s most forward-thinking companies, researchers, and programmers attend the Hispanic Radio Conference March 22-23. Record numbers of Hispanic radio broadcast companies will be there,
Thanks to Cumulus Springfield Market Manager Craig Swimm for sharing the successful details about his team's 2016 CMN Radiothon at WMAS. The fundraiser broke an all time record by raising $343,377.