Author: Jay Mitchell

They Were Going to Call it “The Spew” …

… But That Was Just Too Close Judging from the ratings for “Dish Nation,” it would seem that radio has scored a rare crossover hit with the latest talk show from Fox, featuring wacky morning radio people kicking around pop-culture…

Public Radio and TV Funding a Non-Issue

According to a new Rasmussen report, 66 percent of those surveyed say the whole issue of funding for public broadcasting is unimportant to them. Only 19 percent consider it to be a “major issue,” and another 15 percent are undecided.

San Francisco Has One Less Homeless Person

Michael Savage, who recently won a contract dispute with his former syndicator, Talk Radio Networks, has found a new home with Cumulus Media Networks. Cumulus will syndicate the Savage show beginning this week. Savage, in his typical understated way, said…

Radio Giants of Broadcasting

George Beasley of Beasley broadcasting and Erica Farber of the RAB represented our medium as honorees in the Library of American Broadcasting’s 10th Annual Giants of Broadcasting Awards, announced during the Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New…

Digital Advertising Attitude Survey Released

A new survey from TargetSpot pulls back the curtain on what drives the effectiveness of ads in online streams. “Digital audio listeners already derive additional value from their listening experience through the interactive elements that the media provide,” the study…

No Love from Love

Beach Boy Mike Love has told fellow founding members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine (both his cousins) and longtime member David Marks that they won’t be part of any future public performances. Love, who owns the rights to the name…

Survey Says: “Radio’s Future Is in Radio’s Hands”

A study conducted by Alan Burns and Associates and Triton Digital, released at the Radio Show, report a range of emotions associated with various media: Radio–“energizes,” “relaxes,” “honest and believable ads.” TV–“annoying ads,” “ads you can skip.” Internet–“informative,” “connecting with…

Survey Says: U.S. Radio Up Two Percent this Year

According to a new study from Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS), all spending in the communications sector will increase by 5.2 percent this year, with most of that growth coming from digital. Broadcast radio is expected to be two percent, on…

And the Fines Just Keep on Coming

The FCC has fined a Fort Lauderdale, Florida man $10,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station at 96.1 FM. The agency has also issued Notices of Unlicensed Operation to alleged perpetrators in Phoenix, AZ, Madison, WI, Anchorage, AK, Vine Grove,…