Cross-ownership ban stands.

The FCC has voted to keep in place its prohibition on newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership. The 3-2 party-line vote drew criticism from NAB Executive Vice President/communications Dennis Wharton, who said, “NAB strongly disagrees with the FCC’s decision to cling too long-updated media…

BIA/Kelsey steps up.

In the wake of the RAB’s decision to discontinue revenue reporting, BIA/Kelsey will be reporting on radio’s performance on a quarterly basis. The first report, for the third quarter of this year, will drop in November. The company issued a statement…

Davi in for Doyle.

Veteran actor Robert Davi will step in for the late Jerry Doyle on Talk Radio Network. Davi’s background includes appearances in motion pictures and on television, and writing for Breitbart. TRN CEO Mark Masters termed Davi’s new show “the most successful…

Nielsen charts radio’s seasonality.

Nielsen recently conducted a new study finding that a number of factors, including season, weather, vacations, etc.—have a significant effect on how radio is consumed. Another significant game-changer is politics, Nielsen found: New/Talk is enjoying a boost from the upcoming…

RAB enters the blogosphere.

The “Radio Impact Reports Blog” will, according to the RAB, “share current news information and insights about broadcast radio, while using the social space to encourage an open dialogue with broadcasters, advertisers, agencies and even listeners.” The first post promises,…

Trump money coming to radio.

According to Beltway insider publication The Hill, about $1 million is headed our way in the form of ads backing the Republican presidential candidate. According to the publication, “USA Business Freedom PAC will release a pair of clips in four…