Category: Industry News

The chairman is cleared. Again.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Sinclair-Tribune merger by the FCC Office of the Inspector General—which office reports to Chairman Pai. The OIG concluded that their investigation “did not reveal evidence that Chairman Pai…

New addition to NAB Radio Board.

Chairman Randy Gravley has appointed Leonard Wheeler to fill the seat vacated by Jim Watkins, who has retired from his post at WHUR/Washington, DC. Wheeler is the president and general manager of Mel Wheeler, Inc., which owns six FM stations…

No surprise here.

Forbes magazine has published its latest annual list of the world’s highest-paid individuals, and in the radio department, it’s no surprise that Howard Stern leads the pack with 2017 earnings north of $90 million. What may be a bit surprising…

Apple and Amazon join forces.

Effective December 17, Apple Music will be available on Amazon Echo smart speakers—meaning that Apple Music subscribers will now be able to enjoy over 50 million songs by merely asking Alexa to play them (safety tip: not all at once).…

NBC Sports Radio cuts back.

The network is shuttering most of its regular Sports Talk programming beginning the first of the year, supplanting it with two weekday shows and two weekend shows, along with frequent updates 24/7. What stays? The weekday morning show, “PFT [Pro…