Savage Departs TRN

Syndicated radio host Michael Savage won an arbitrated settlement against the Talk Radio Network to get out of his contract, netting him the freedom to leave the network as well as a payout of over $1 million and the rights…

Multimedia Trend: News-Sharing

The Clear Channel radio stations of Quad Cities, Iowa-Illinois, have entered into a news-sharing agreement with NBC affiliate KWQC-TV. The TV station will produce news and weather reports for all the Claire Channel stations in the market. According to CC…

Radio Shines at Adweek 2012

Our medium took center stage as the kickoff panel at Advertising Week 2012 in New York. “How Radio Creates the Next Star” featured a keynote from Grammy award-winning music industry executive/songwriter/producer L.A. Reid, as well as Epic Records COO Mark…

Radio Closest to Shopping

According to a new Arbitron study, AM and FM radio shines among all media in important ways: it delivers the largest reach during the time periods immediately prior to peak shopping hours, it continues to dominate the audio entertainment landscape,…

Streaming Legislation Introduced

A bill introduced in both houses of Congress seeks to even out disparities in royalty payments among all Internet radio and streaming music providers. Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Jared Polis (D-CO) have sponsored the “Internet Radio Fairness Act” in…

WVBA Inducts Twelve

Even though this newsletter was born in Michigan, our founder, Bob Doll, drew many subscribers from his previous home base in West Virginia, and broadcasters in that state are strong SMRN supporters to this day. So we weren’t surprised to…

Anger Management

The three-day iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas was a huge success on every level. The event was programmed within a gnat’s eyelash, the sound was great, the crowd was enthusiastic to say the least as they saw and heard act…

Gordon Smith: “Courage”

During his keynote remarks at the Radio show last week, NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith said, “When I think about radio, the word ‘courage’ comes to mind.” As an example, he cited our reporting during Hurricane Isaac, and used that event…