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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…

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.

Joyner keynotes Radio Show Luncheon

The luncheon is where CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason is being honored with this year’s National Radio Award. The NAB’s Executive VP of Radio John David says syndicated morning show host Joyner “is a driving force in radio, and he…

Survey says: out-of-home listening dominates

A new survey from financial firm Coady Diemar Partners headlines, “Radio listening is gradually becoming more mobile.” Away-from-home listening is now 64% of all listening, up from 59% ten years ago. Coady Diemar analyst Chris Ensley notes that even though…