New rep. New client.

GMPT Media, the joint venture between Gen Media Partners and The Tacher Company, has signed Magnum.Media’s 16 Wisconsin radio stations to exclusive national ad sales representation. Magnum.Media Founder Dave Magnum said he’s “enthused” and added, “GMPT is bullish on radio and so are we.” GMPT’s Joe Costello…

NAB steps in.

The Prometheus Radio Project and the Media Mobilizing Project have filed a lawsuit challenging the FCC’s intention to eliminate the newspaper-broadcast and radio-TV cross-ownership prohibitions, and now the NAB has filed a motion to intervene in that case. The NAB…

New RAB e-commerce service.

The Radio Advertising Bureau has a new member service, GoCart, an e-commerce solution built on the ezAuction platform. The wrinkle is that GoCart is designed to let stations put barter products and services into their e-commerce system and convert them…

U.S. advertising up in 2017.

According to Standard Media Index, 2017 saw an overall 3.7% increase in domestic ad spend—but the story, as usual, is the growth of digital media. In terms of 2017 versus 2016, digital grew 11.6%, radio increased 5.9%, and out-of-home was…

John David winds down.

The longtime NAB exec—first in Congressional relations, then in radio—will be transitioning from executive vice president of radio to senior advisor effective as of February 1. A former small market radio group owner, John has been with the NAB for 28…

Imus checks out.

After over 35 years in New York alone, the 77-year-old morning radio icon has announced his retirement, with his last show—on WABC/New York and syndicated by Westwood One—on March 29.

Don’t touch that dial.

As of this writing, the Congress is trying to resurrect government services in the wake of a partisan impasse that shuttered the government effective Midnight Friday (1/19). But before you go fiddling with your power, be aware of the fact…

Ed McLaughlin, 92.

Most broadcasters will remember the former president of the ABC Radio Networks as the man who discovered Rush Limbaugh and transformed him into a radio legend. The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced plans to honor McLaughlin with their Lifetime Achievement…