Author: Jay Mitchell

Nielsen names new CEO.

David Kenny, most recently the senior vice president/cognitive solutions at IBM, will be taking the CEO position at Nielsen to replace Mitch Barnes, who is retiring. Nielsen executive Chairman James Atwood praised Kenny’s “decades of experience in Big Data, artificial…

Class A protection proposals get comment dates.

The FCC’s Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on AM revitalization includes a proposal for the protection of Class A AM stations during the day, and two options for nighttime protections. The Notice was published in the Federal Register last…

IHeartMedia jams with Jelli.

The media giant is acquiring the Jelli platform for programmatic buying and selling broadcast radio, making the radio chain competitive with Facebook and Google, offering, according to a company statement, “a new way for advertisers to interface with media partners…

Advertising Interlopers

It’s one thing to compete with other legitimate advertising media. We shouldn’t have to deal with media that have no business conveying advertising.

FCC bomb threat perpetrator pleads guilty.

The fellow who called in that threat, Tyler Barriss, made several other bogus 911 calls, including one that led to a fatality. Among the numerous threats made by Barriss was the infamous Net-Neutrality-vote Commission meeting in December.

Radio sits at the Nielsen big kids table.

Nielsen is now going to include radio among the media types available in its Nielsen Media Impact Cross-Media Planning Platform. According to Nielsen Vice President/Product Leadership Jay Nielsen, “This enables clients to understand the more complete picture … “

Young minds and podcasting.

NPR is encouraging young people to get involved with the burgeoning podcasting trend by holding the “NPR Student Podcast Challenge” early next year. To enter, a student or teacher should submit a short (3-12-minute) student-produced podcast; the network provides training…

Sun and Fun Media changes the game.

The super barter house is representing Digital Sound and Video, offering the DSV radio imaging, commercial production, and video production services to radio stations via barter. For more information, visit

CRS opens “New Faces” voting window.

The Country Radio Seminar is now taking votes for the 2019 “New Faces of Country Music Show” from any and all employees at Country radio stations; the deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 23. To vote, click here.

Another one bites the pod.

Laura Ingraham has announced that she is shutting down her 17-year-old radio show and moving to podcasting (using PodcastOne) in January. The conservative talker explains, “While hosting a prime time television show and raising three children on my own, continuing…