The week in podcasting.

At least two dozen new podcasts have been launched in the past week, including three from NPR; 11 from WNYC; an entire podcast network from Westwood One; one from former national security advisor Richard Clarke; one promoting the Ellen DeGeneres…

GMP buys SBG.

Gen Media Partners, a multifaceted broadcast group with its roots in the rep business, is acquiring the Sun Broadcast Group, a national radio network with a listenership of over 205 million people. Gen Media Partners CEO Kevin Garrity calls the…

Mr. Jones against the world.

Social media channels Twitter and Periscope have permanently banned InfoWars founder and host Alex Jones on September 6 following, in the words of the channels, “new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in…

The rites of Fall.

Three things are certain: death, taxes, and the FCC regulatory fee schedule. (The last two happen annually; the first one, hopefully not.) The fees, due September 25, represent your Share of the $113 million collected from regulated media, which in…

Messy divorce.

Following the Tribune lawsuit filed against former sweetheart Sinclair, the letter company has filed a counterclaim. Sinclair President/CEO Chris Ripley said he was “extremely disappointed that the Tribune transaction was terminated.” Ripley also expressed disappointment with Tribune for what he…

FM and YouTube, neck and neck.

According to the latest Nuvoodoo “Ratings Prospects Study,” the two primary sources for music discovery by consumers in the United States are FM radio and YouTube, with FM slightly in the lead overall. In terms of demographics, FM radio ranked…

Don’t touch that dash.

New information from Edison Research dramatically underscores the importance of in-vehicle listening to radio. According to Edison’s “Share of Ear” research, people are more likely to listen to radio—and audio in all forms—on the road than at home or at…

Borrell: radio not so hot.

In the research company’s latest “What’s Hot, What’s Not” infographic, 59% of local advertisers plan to continue using the same amount of radio as they have been, while 16% plan to use the medium more, and 25% plan to cut…