The Winning Format Of The Future

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(By Lee Abrams) The next big radio format will not be a format at all. We’re past the era of a hot new format being replicated across the land.

Elder Files Lawsuit in California

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Conservative talker Larry Elder has filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by California election officials to block him from running in the state's September recall election of Governor Gavin Newsom.

Kaliner Joins The WBT Team

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Radio One and News Talk WBT AM/FM in Charlotte have hired radio and podcast veteran Pete Kaliner to host a daily talk show from 12 PM to 3PM.

Happy 75th WCHA

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On August 11, 1946, WCHA in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania signed on for the first time, after being delayed several years by World War II. Since its inception, WCHA has held the same call letters, the same frequency (800 AM), the same studio location and the same transmitter site.

House Passes Media Diversity Act

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The House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1754, which, if approved by the Senate and signed by President Biden would amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the FCC to consider market entry barriers for socially disadvantaged individuals in the media industry.

News Podcasts Equal Money

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According to eMarketer the News category had the largest share of US podcast ad revenues in 2020 compared with other genres. Comedy and science were next while true crime and sports took in smaller shares of $960 million podcast revenue pie.

Clear Adds R&B Adult Hits Format

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Programming veterans Mark McCray (President of Programming and Operations/Clear Media Network) and Jay Stevens (TenShare Media) have joined forces to launch a new format in the Adult R&B genre, R&B Adult Hits. The format is targeted to Adults 30-49.

A Podcast Network on Substack

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Substack is the latest hot platform for bloggers, which enables them to get paid directly from readers. Former WNYC producer Michael Vuolo and NPR contributor Matthew Schwartz are partnering with Substack to launch a podcast network called Booksmart Studios.

ESPN Adds Black History Podcast

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Undefeated columnist, commentator and host Clinton Yates is launching 'Black History Always'. The podcast begins July 28. The twice-monthly show will explore stories of the intersection of race, sports and culture.

Fighting Illini Broadcast Agreement

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Neuhoff Communications and the University of Illinois have a new five-year broadcast agreement. The agreement extends a partnership that includes seven radio stations, ten broadcast frequencies and websites across the center of the state.


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