Harker Team Has Digital Doubts

Writing in the Harker Research blog, www.radioinsights.com, Richard Harker and Linda Shrader Bos once again expressed their pessimism about online radio, saying that the latest streaming ratings “raise serious questions about the future of digital radio. Aside from a couple…

Shocker! Artists Fight IRFA

A consortium of more than 100 groups, musicians and singers published an ad in Billboard Magazine voicing opposition to the Internet Radio Fairness Act, and specifically IRFA supporter Pandora. The group notes that they are “big fans” of Pandora, but…

New Radio Plays New Media

A new piece of hardware developed in the UK will allow the user to play any radio station from any platform, with an intuitive interface. The RadioPlayer will feature, according to its manufacturer, “a simple colour touch-screen interface with station…

Dial Global in Conservation Mode

After releasing their first financials since they acquired Westwood One, Dial Global showed increased revenues but also sharply increased costs. As a result of the tepid performance picture, the company is voluntarily delisting from the NASDAQ stock market. D-G took…

Shannon Is the New Kay

The Conclave has announced that longtime broadcast executive Bob Shannon is its new executive director, succeeding the retiring Tom Kay. According to Conclave Board of Directors Mark Bolke, “There is obviously no replacement for Tom Kay. . .[but] Bob Shannon…