RAB at NAB.

As is customary, the Radio Advertising Bureau will present four sessions at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, in the Business of Media track. The sessions are “Radio Engage,” detailing how a strong creative message can drive a successful radio…

Spotify bites off more.

We knew the streaming company was set to buy podcast producer Gimlet Media, but what we didn’t know was that Spotify was also eyeing podcast production platform Anchor. Now both acquisitions have been verified in a company statement. Estimates for…

Streaming media deal time.

While Spotify buys, Pandora sells: Reports are circulating that Spotify is in talks to buy podcast aggregator Gimlet Media for a little more than $200 million. Peter Kafka at Recode broke the story, and he says that the deal is…

FCC sponsors diversity symposium.

The Commission’s Media Bureau and Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE—rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) Is planning a one-day symposium on media diversity in Washington on March 7. In addition to presenting best practices for minorities and…

Download the CRS 2019 app.

The mobile app created by and for The Country Radio Seminar is now in the Apple and Google stores for download. The app contains the complete agenda for the show, session descriptions, speaker biographies, artists, after-hour activities and miscellaneous news.…

The juggernaut rolls on.

In spite of the apparent rough year suffered by Mr. Zuckerberg and his little company, Facebook reported Q4 profits nearly of $7 billion, 61% better than the same period last year. Including Facebook subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, the…