Author: Jay Mitchell

WaPo does podcasting big.

The Washington Post is launching a new daily podcast called “Post Reports.” Rather than a guy behind a mic and a $50 baffle, these guys are serious: the staff now comprises a host (Martine Powers) and seven producers. Clearly, the…

Sirius XM should just stop using the phones.

A fellow in Temecula, California has filed another lawsuit against the satellite provider for making telemarketing calls to his cell phone, which violates the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Gerald Kostecka alleges that Sirius XM made repeated calls to his mobile…

Stan Lee, 95. Roy Clark, 85.

Two media-meaningful presences departed the scene this past week. Stan Lee, creator or co-creator of myriad Marvel characters, for the past few years has served as the public face of that company. (Before his death, Mr. Lee filmed cameos for…

Walter May, 81.

The longtime radio broadcaster; NAB Radio Board chair; Mayor of Pikeville, KY; and president/CEO of the Pikeville Medical Center died Friday at the age of 81. Editor’s $0.02: I never met Walter May, but his name is well known to…

Are your public files online?

A friendly reminder from the FCC: Any and All extensions to the deadline for moving radio station public files online have expired, so you are required to have your files online now. (See how friendly the FCC can be?)

Stick with the classics.

As you are putting together your Christmas-music playlists, you will be interested in some research from the P1 Media Group. It seems they researched the 40 most-played Christmas songs from the 2017 holiday season, and then had them ranked by…

WWRS nomination window is open.

Nominations for the Worldwide Radio Summit 2019 (WWRS) Industry Awards is open from now through Sunday, December 9, 11:59 p.m. (Pacific). Anyone in the radio industry can weigh in with up to five nominations in each of up to 23…

It’s Gracie time.

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is calling for entries for the 44th annual Gracie Awards. Eligible air dates are from January 1 to December 31 of this year, with the deadline for entries being January 17, 2019 at…

Legendary station changes hands.

Anybody in media in the New York metropolitan area is familiar with WLNG, a radio station at the far end of Long Island that over the years has been a welcome respite from what passes for contemporary radio today. The…

Apple wants a bite of iHeartMedia.

The deal could reportedly take one of several forms, including an equity investment or a marketing partnership involving Apple Music. The potential partners are checking each other out, but as of now nothing concrete has been inked.