Broadcast associations from every state, as well as the District of Columbia and the Commonweath of Puerto Rico, are urging Congress to pass the “PIRATE” Act ahead of the so-called “lame duck” session, beginning January 3, whereby the Republicans will control the Senate and the Democrats the House.
Podcasting solution provider Voxnest has announced the integration of Siri shortcuts in the company’s Spreaker Studio App, enabling podcasters to create custom voice commands for predefined actions.
From the opening session on radio’s financial future hosted by Marci Ryvicker, to the closing discussion with Bob Pittman and David Field, Radio Ink’s Forecast 2019 event was our best so far, and we’ve been doing this for 16 years now.
Kirk Minihane, who’s been one half of the Kirk and Callahan show for the past five years, has been off the air for several weeks after publicly announcing he’s been battling depression. Entercom has decided to move Minihane to Radio.com.
Is flat to slightly up or slightly down still the norm for radio? That’s been radio's revenue reality for years now -- even as the economy booms, digital revenue explodes and podcasting revenue lurks.
Kristina Hammerschmidt has been appointed News Director of KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM) in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia native, Hammerschmidt joined Entercom in 2017 as an editor and writer for KYW Newsradio.
Unsurprisingly, iHeart CEO Bob Pittman remains in place as Chairman as iHeartMedia names the members of its post-Chapter 11 board of directors. President/COO/CFO Rich Bressler is also a member of the new board.
Conservative Talk host Ben Shapiro is the inaugural winner of the National Radio Hall of Fame’s “One to Watch” award. The award will be presented annually to a promising radio personality.
And Hubbard is the buyer of Alpha’s six stations on the east coast of Florida. That puts Hubbard over the 50-station mark (54) covering nine states.
So said former Greater Media CEO Peter Smyth on Wednesday as he received Radio Ink's Lifetime Leadership Award at Forecast 2019 in New York. Radio Ink Chairman Eric Rhoads (l) and Publisher Deborah Parenti are seen here presenting Smith with the award.