Waze and means.

IHeartRadio is now embedded into the popular traffic/navigation app Waze, so users of that app will be able to access iHeartRadio streams and pause, skip, add songs, etc. from within the Waze app. Users can also flip back and forth…

Quadrennial Review is on.

The 2018 quadrennial review of broadcast ownership rules has begun (Media Bureau Docket Number 18-349). In a blog post at fcc.gov, Chairman Ajit Pai’s wrote that the review would start with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would include the…

Nielsen names new CEO.

David Kenny, most recently the senior vice president/cognitive solutions at IBM, will be taking the CEO position at Nielsen to replace Mitch Barnes, who is retiring. Nielsen executive Chairman James Atwood praised Kenny’s “decades of experience in Big Data, artificial…

IHeartMedia jams with Jelli.

The media giant is acquiring the Jelli platform for programmatic buying and selling broadcast radio, making the radio chain competitive with Facebook and Google, offering, according to a company statement, “a new way for advertisers to interface with media partners…

Young minds and podcasting.

NPR is encouraging young people to get involved with the burgeoning podcasting trend by holding the “NPR Student Podcast Challenge” early next year. To enter, a student or teacher should submit a short (3-12-minute) student-produced podcast; the network provides training…