iHeartRadio Expands Into Canada

Bell Media in Canada and iHeartMedia have signed an exclusive partnership that will bring the iHeartRadio brand to Canada. Bell Media is Canada's largest radio broadcaster with 106 stations in 54 markets.

Radio’s Number One Ad Category Has Record Year.

Last year the auto industry sold more vehicles than any year in the history of the industry. Automotive has consistently been one of radio's biggest and best advertiser. The final number of vehicles sold in the United States was 17.47 million, surpassing the prior record of 17.35 million from 2000.
Buzz Knight 2016

Innovation Begins Today in Las Vegas

All tech eyes will be on Las Vegas today as the annual Consumer Electronics Show opens. The event has become known for hatching new technologies and tech products. Jim Barry is the Media Spokesman for the Consumer Technology Association, which represents more than 2000 consumer technology companies and owns and produces CES. Greater Media's Buzz Knight, who's covering CES for Radio Ink spoke with Barry about what he expects to see from the floor this year.

KFWB-AM in Los Angeles Sold

The L.A. Daily News reports all-sports KFWB-AM will end operations as an all-sports station in mid-February after the station’s asset trust sold the business to a group that runs foreign-language programming. The staff was told about the sale at a meeting Tuesday.
Home Depot

Who Were The Top Ten Advertisers of 2015

Media Monitors has released its 2015 list of radio's top advertisers and The Home Depot is number one for the second year in a row. The big box home improvement store aired over 2.3 million commercials on radio stations across America in 2015. The only other company to air over 2 million spots was second placed GEICO. Here's the Media Monitors top 10 list from 2015.

The Latest iHeartRadio Integrations Announced At CES

iHeartMedia announced multiple new app integrations with Apple, Samsung, LG, and DTS at the Consumer Electronics Show. President of Business Development and Partnerships Michele Laven said, "These new iHeartRadio integrations allow us to offer our listeners an even more seamless listening experience wherever they are. We are always looking for new ways to deliver high-quality entertainment experiences to our listeners, and we are excited to be able to offer iHeartRadio to even more devices, which will reach even more music lovers." Here is exactly what the company announced...

Levingston And Emmis Part Company

Deon Levingston's been at WBLS since 2004 when Skip Finley and Charles Warfield convinced him to come to New York and work for Inner City. At the time, he was working for Radio One in Indianapolis at WTLC, a station Radio One purchased from Emmis.

Lucia’s Stalker Gets Probation, Fine

Mary Lucia is the host for Minnesota Public Radio’s Triple A music station The Current. She began receiving phone calls and packages at work containing items like raw meat and a photo of a masked man, after responding to an email Patrick Kelly sent her about his dog dying.

It’s Time To Puff Out Your Chest People

The NAB is now accepting entries for the 2016 NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987 The Crystal's have been honoring stations that perform outstanding community service. 50 finalists are chosen and there are 10 winners. Entry submissions must be received by January 29. Winners are announced at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 19 in Las Vegas.

Triton Digital Launches New Podcast Product

The new product from Triton is called Tap Podcast. It's a customized version of the Triton Advertising Platform built specifically for podcast publishers. The features within Tap Podcast are designed to provide flexibility and advanced targeting capabilities so podcasters have better control of inserted ads.

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