Radio holds its own.

A new report from Cowen & Company shows that terrestrial radio is the top music listening platform: 74% of respondents listen to it, followed by YouTube (59%), Pandora (37%), Sirius XM (22%) and Spotify (19%). Spotify is the leader in…

CBS Radio goes public.

Having failed to find a buyer willing to pay its price for the radio division, CBS Corp. will take that division public sometime this month. That includes 117 radio stations in 26 markets; the value is placed at about $2.9…

FCC fines now more expensive.

Effective July 1, the maximum penalties for violating the Commission’s rules have gone up. The maximum penalty has risen from $37,500 $47,340 for each violation, or each day of a continuing violation; and from $400,000 to $473,402 for a continuing…

NAB files FIA request with FCC.

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain documents used in putting together the proposals for broadcast ownership rules changes. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed more restrictions on television JSAs and has…

EAS reporting system is on.

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau says that the Emergency Alert System Test Reporting System (ETRS) is now up and running, ready to accept filings. Meanwhile, the Commission has issued a public notice on EAS Operating Handbook recommendations…