MMA sails through the House.

As in the Senate, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act (now called the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act), thus clearing the second of three hurdles—the third being the president. The NAB’s Gordon Smith said,…

NAB Marconis bestowed.

One of the high points of The Radio Show is always the dinner celebrating the winners of the NAB Marconi Radio Awards, honoring radio stations and on-air personalities for excellence in broadcasting. Small market radio is always guaranteed representation because…

Apple bites Shazam.

The deal for Apple to purchase Shazam is worth about $400 million, according to TechCrunch, who noted, “It’s not clear how Apple, longer-term, will integrate Shazam’s core product into its service. . . Shazam is one of Apple’s biggest acquisitions.…

MMA passes Senate.

The Music Modernization Act was approved by unanimous consent, the first of the three governmental hurdles necessary for the measure to become law—the Senate, the House, and the president. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) sponsored the legislation,…

New digital ad platform from SoCast.

The all-in-one digital service provider has launched SoCast Ads, a way to serve ads to the end-user based on data gathered from the station’s website, apps, social media, etc. SoCast CEO Elliot Hurst calls the service “the full-service marketing expertise…

Podcasts come, podcasts go.

While, as usual, this week has seen a spate of new podcast introductions—including one from FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel—we’ve also seen another company exiting the space. BuzzFeed is getting out of the podcast business, slashing its production team and shutting…

Party like it’s 1979.

“The Wolfman Jack Halloween Party” is now available to Envision Networks Wolfman Jack affiliates. The program has been digitally remastered by the network itself. For more information about the many and varied Envision offerings, CLICK HERE.