Industry News

Bankruptcy emergence, take five.

Last week iHeartMedia submitted a proposed order for approval of its fifth amended plan of reorganization—and it is likely not to be the last. The order was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court to await final approval, but there…

New medium supercharged by old one.

Maru/Vision Critical has completed a study commissioned by Westwood One to look into the burgeoning medium of in-car visuals. The research shows that when an in-car visual is synchronized with a radio ad, attention and recall go up significantly. For…

Good news for the record industry.

According to the latest Nielsen Music Year End Highlights report, which covers music consumption for 2018, the music industry grew 23% over 2017 in total “album-equivalent audio consumption.” The growth was primarily driven by an almost 50% increase in on-demand…

The seminar before the seminar.

Country consultants Mike O’Malley and Becky Brenner will hold their 25th annual Pre-CRS Seminar the day before the start of the Country Radio Seminar, Wednesday, February 13. The consultants will offer a preview of their 14th annual online perceptual study,…

NAB PILOT program hands out scholarships.

Nine students will receive the first Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships, thanks to the National Association of Broadcasters and its PILOT initiative, in conjunction with the Broadcast Education Association. Each of the scholarship recipients will get $5000 to be applied…

Senate confirms Carr, Starks.

The US Senate has confirmed the administration’s nomination of Geoffrey Starks to the Democrat seat on the Commission, and a full term for Brendan Carr. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai praised Stark’s “wealth of experience and expertise,” and noted that Carr…

FCC Chairman passes on CES.

Ajit Pai has canceled his scheduled trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for the second year, this time out of concerns for the government shutdown. (Last year his no-show was because of security concerns after he’d received…