Since coming quietly onto the scene at the end of January, 2017, the Chicken Soup for the Soul podcast has surpassed one million downloads. The podcast is hosted by Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, editor-in-chief, and author Amy Newmark.
iHeartMedia is selling the intellectual property to the words "Clear Channel" to its subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor. It was back in 2014 that Clear Channel Radio changed it's name to iHeartmedia, however the Outdoor division is still called Clear Channel. Wells Fargo analyst Marci Ryvicker, who covers the Outdoor division, speculated what this might mean.
(By Bob McCurdy) I recently came across a 2015 Google/Ipsos MediaCT study that concluded 40 percent of all baby-product purchases came from households without children. To say that this statistic was counter-intuitive is an understatement; so I accessed Scarborough to see if it supported Google’s findings. It did.
Starting this week Alan Burns and Associates will answer that question with the results of a national study of 2000 female radio listeners. Burns says the first presentation, which will be Thursday, feels like a “State of the Union” message for radio.
That's the price Michael Crute paid for WRRD-AM in Milwaukee, according to a filing with the FCC. Crute purchased the station from Good Karma Broadcasting, which is Craig Karmazin's company. Crute launched a progressive format on the station and also hosts a show in afternoon drive. Crute's company is Devil's Advocate Radio.
iHeartMedia has hired Todd “Carson” Zarnitz as PM Drive host for KKRZ, Z100 Portland and KPWK, Power 93.3 Seattle. Zarnitz spent over five years at iHeartMedia Philadelphia as an AE.
It was a half-dozen wins for Cox Media Group Houston at the 2017 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Gala on February 9, 2017. The Star Awards recognize outstanding industry professionals while supporting the continuous education of media students. CMG had a total of 12 nominees in the 28 categories.
At the Hispanic Radio Conference, March 28-29 in Fort Lauderdale, Mark Fratrik, VP and chief economist for BIA/Kelsey, will share his company’s analysis of today’s competitive landscape: who is buying and who is being bought locally and nationally, as well as breaking down the dynamics of some select markets with significant Hispanic populations.
And that name is Debbie Pretzello. The award is for the company’s top sales producer for the 2016 calendar year. This is the fourth time Pretzello, Senior Account Executive for Beasley’s Augusta Market, has won the award.
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.