Crystal Award Winners

The National Association of Broadcasters has named 10 winners of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. The 2013 NAB Crystal Radio Award…

Under-35s: Online v. Air

The NPD Group did a recent study finding that Internet radio services now account for nearly one fourth of the average weekly music listening time among people 13-35, an increase of 17% over last year. Among older listeners—36+—Internet listening amounts…

Records Flat

According to the RIAA, “Revenues are still well below the highs of over a decade ago, [but] total U.S. music industry revenues showed a second year of stabilization relative to the steep declines of prior years. Overall recorded music sales…

Local and Mobile

According to a new BIA/Kelsey report, “U.S. Local Media Forecast (2012-2017),” U.S. mobile local advertising revenues should grow from $1.2 billion in 2012 to $9.1 billion in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 50%. This represents…

86 Million Strong

A new study from Arbitron and Edison Research demonstrates that one third of all Americans aged 12 and older now listen to all forms of online radio on a weekly basis. Further, weekly online radio listeners report listening for an…

Piracy on the FCCs

The FCC has proposed a $10,000 fine against one Romayne Davis for operating an unlicensed radio, “Jungle Boy ENT,” on 89.5 FM in Oakland Park, FL. The FCC has fined Fabrice Polynice $25,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station on…

Red Scare

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt and former Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Nicholas Johnson sent a letter to the ownership of the Washington Redskins expressing that their team’s name may be indecent and could subject broadcasters to fines for simply saying…

Radio Moves Up

The radio industry marked a significant watershed in 2012, as we gained digital share—and leveraged it. A new RAB report using research from Borrell, “Benchmarking: Local Radio Stations’ Online Revenues,” shows that radio grew its online ad revenues 22% last…