GEICO Bounces Back

The insurance giant returned to the top of the Media Monitors list of radio advertisers after surrendering it to recruiting services company Indeed for a week. GEICO ran a total of 53,501 spots nationally last week.

New NAB Podcast Focuses On Regs

The latest NAB Podcast is called Avoiding Costly Fines: Inside the Pages of NAB’s Guide to FCC Station Regulation. NAB senior VP/Senior Deputy General Counsel Jerianne Timmerman and NAB Associate General Counsel Larry Walke discuss the intricacies of FCC regulations, including public inspection files, contests and indecency.LISTEN HERE

Combating The Flood Of Local Sales Callers

“Disruption” is a topic that dominated a second NAB Show session in Las Vegas featuring radio sales leaders, and depending on who you talk to, the changes being seen on the street may differ from battles being waged in the C-Suite.

Jones Returning To Radio Next Month

Jones was taken off the air by iHeart because he’d been hinting he might run for Congress. With that now off the table Jones has signed a new 5-year deal with iHeart and will return to Kentucky Sports Radio on December 26.

Top Job For Women In Radio Is….

The Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group has released its annual gender analysis study. Specifically, the study tracks the progress of female professionals holding General Manager, Sales Manager, and Program Director positions.

Yearwood To Sing National Anthem At CRS 

Country music star Trisha Yearwood will open CRS 2017 with a performance of the national anthem at the Omni Nashville on Wednesday, February 22 at 3 p.m. CT. The platinum-selling, multiple Grammy, CMA- and ACM-winning artist is one of country music's most popular performers.

Colorado Pirates Put On Notice

Alexander Brittin and Philip Brittin, from Boulder, were caught operating an illegal radio station from their home at 95.5. Both men were sent a notice, told they needed to shut down their operation, and get in touch with the Commission within 10 days.

iHeartMedia Chooses Nashville To Expand Digital Team

iHeartMedia has selected Nashville as the location for iHeartRadio’s second digital headquarters. The plan is for additional jobs to be added at the new location which will open early next year.

Carton Co-Conspirator Could Be Jailed For Two Years

Prosecutors in New York say strip club operator Michael Wright helped former WFAN morning show co-host Craig Carton steal $2 million. They recommend Wright spend between 21 and 27 months in prison for his role in the Ponzi scheme.

Another College Station Sold

We are seeing it more and more...colleges no longer interested in subsidizing campus radio stations are selling them off. On Tuesday Northern Kentucky University approved a plan to sell WNKU-FM to Bible Broadcast Corp. for $1.9 million. The college was spending about $1 million every year to keep the station going.

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