More than 25 Billion Served

Apple Computer reports that the iTunes store has now sold more than 25 billion downloads. In fact, the 25 billionth downloader, a German fellow who purchased “Monkey Drums” by Chase Buch, is getting a $10,000 iTunes gift card.

Radio Heavies at FCC Hearing

Radio’s vital role in emergency communications was celebrated at the FCC field hearing held to review such communications in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last week in Hoboken, NJ. New Jersey Broadcasters Association Resident Paul Rotella called the commissioners’ attention…

The Big Kids Swap Toys

Usually what happens when the big players in a particular industry have gobbled up all the smaller fish is they start to trade those fish with one another. And so it is that the Warner Music Group is buying the…

This Is Progress?

For the 2013 Country Radio Seminar, the powers that be are rolling out “CRS-TV,” available on smart phones, tablets, computers and television locations set up throughout the Nashville Convention Center during the confab. The first episode of CRS-TV, featuring highlights…

The Tax That Refuses to Die

Like a bad cold you can’t get rid of, the concept of taxing advertising revenues keeps coming back. The latest states to hop on the bandwagon are Ohio and Minnesota, whose governors—John Kasich and Mark Dayton, respectively—are proposing taxes on…

Rep Firm Reps More

Regional Reps Corp., the country’s oldest and one of the largest independent sales representatives specializing in small and medium market Radio stations, has signed an exclusive representation agreement with West Virginia Radio’s WJLS-A/F in Beckley, West Virginia and Dailey Corp.’s…