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Industry News

  • WTOP-FM/Washington DC Tops 2019 National Murrow Awards
    on June 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2019 National Murrow Awards. From more than 4,600 entries, these awards recognize 100 local and network radio, television and digital news organizations for outstanding journalism in 16 categories. The winners at […]

  • Robinson Joins Audience Development Group as Senior Partner
    on June 18, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Audience Development Group adds veteran programmer and Robinson|Media founder Kevin Robinson to its firm as Senior Partner, effective immediately. Robinson has consulted dozens of clusters and coached talent to success in markets of all sizes. His programming experience includes success in Chicago, […]

  • Loup Ventures Releases U.S. Smart Speakers Estimates Update
    on June 18, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Loup Ventures has updated its estimates for stand-alone smart speakers based on more historical sales figures. The firms says that this market remains in high growth mode. It estimates more than one-third of all U.S. households will have a smart speaker, a device that did not exist just five years […]

  • Emmis Sells Interest in Austin Cluster for $39.3 Million
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Emmis Communications inks an agreement to sell its 50.1% controlling interest in a partnership that owns six Austin radio stations and two FM translators to its partner Sinclair Telecable for $39.3 million. The company and Sinclair have been partners since Emmis purchased its controlling interest […]

  • Report: WGN/Chicago Late Night Host Patti Vasquez is Out
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    WGN-AM/Chicago late night host Patti Vasquez is out after an accidental F-bomb was heard during her show earlier this month, reports Chicago media columnist Robert Feder. Vasquez was fired Monday after five years in the late night post at the Tribune News/Talk outlet. Feder said, "A live newscast […]

  • Headway Elevates Luis Barrague to Chief Executive Officer
    on June 18, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Headway, a data-driven growth marketing company and a business unit of Entravision Communications, elevates veteran digital marketing exec Luis Barrague to Chief Executive Officer. Barrague joined Headway in 2013 and previously served as COO. "Headway is an exceptional, data-driven solutions […]

  • Salem Surround Hires Two Regional Digital Sales Directors
    on June 18, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Salem Media Group has announced today it will expand its recently-launched digital advertising agency, Salem Surround, with the addition of two new Regional Digital Sales Directors. Andy Massingill will serve as the Regional Digital Sales Director for the West Region and Jon Latzer will serve in […]

  • SBS Launches Variety Format on Play 96.5FM in Puerto Rico
    on June 17, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Spanish Broadcasting System announces a new format on WRXD-FM (Play 96.5) in Puerto Rico under PD Rogie Gallart. The new offering features a variety of music that includes Merengue, Bachata, Pop and Salsa, with artists such as Manny Manel, Limite 21, Olga Tanon, Milly Quezada, Grupo Mania, Romeo […]