Author: Jay Mitchell

Michael Powell in the running?

The political rumor mill has the former FCC Chairman seeking the Washington, DC mayoral spot, although the current National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO denies it, saying, “Washington is an exceptional city, but contrary to published reports, I am not considering…

Survey says: Radio trails TV in social media

According to the latest RTNDA study of broadcast newsrooms by Hofstra Professor Bob Papper, “Radio continues to make strides in social media, but remains well behind TV.” According to the study, 42% of responding radio stations are “covering the topic…

How much of this is Howard?

SiriusXM has reported that in the second quarter of this year its subscriber growth was the greatest since the 2008 merger—622,000 new subscribers for a total of 22.9 million. CEO Mel Karmazin credits the company’s new on-demand service for Internet…

Mel’s other headache

Apparently Mel’s “former BFF” column is getting longer. SiriusXM superstar Howard Stern is suing the hand that feeds him—or, as he is alleging, underfeeds him—for $300 million in stock bonuses he claims he’s owed for growing Sirius’s subscriber base from…

Karmazin: No choice, rejoice

In the face of the full-court press by Liberty Media to wrest control of his company, SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin now insists that he is willing to work with Liberty Media if it does take majority control. Karmazin says, “I…

Finally

I’m ashamed to say how long it has been. Weeks? Months? At least several of those. But at long last, the new, improved, mostly awesome www.smallmarketradio.com is on full display. Well, mostly. Other than the publication which you now hold…

A death in the family: Al Brady Law, 67

Al had a string of major-market hits in the 70s, including stations in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Denver and Houston. At one point in his career, Al made the difficult decision to semi–retire to spend more time with his…

Pandora ratings update: good news for them, not so much for us

According to the latest Media Audit report, the Internet streaming service now reaches over 11 percent of all US consumers a week—about 16 million people. That makes Pandora the most listened-to online radio station by a wide margin. In addition,…

Etheridge headlines Marconis

Melissa Etheridge, the chart-topping singer-songwriter (“I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” “Falling Up”) will perform at the 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Banquet and Show at the Radio Show in Dallas next month. Click here for more information.