Cumulus Comes Full Circle

It wasn’t that long ago that Cumulus partnered with Nielsen in an attempt to compete with Arbitron in the radio ratings arena. That didn’t work, Nielsen closed up shop, and Cumulus was without any ratings at all for three years.…

Regional Reps Adds Four

Regional Reps Corp., the country’s oldest and one of the largest independent sales representatives specializing in small and medium market radio stations, has signed an exclusive representation agreement with Powell Broadcasting in Panama City. Regional Reps also represents the Powell…

Meyer to Succeed Karmazin

Back in October, SiriusXM CEO Mel Karmazin told his board that he wouldn’t be renewing his contract, which is up in February 2013. Now comes word that company President/Sales and Operations James E. Meyer will succeed Karmazin. Meyer was described…

Now It’s the iWatch?

According to several tech-industry journals, Apple Computer is teaming up with Intel to develop a watch running the Apple iOS platform with Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1.5-inch OLED screen. The so-called iWatch would be a true wearable computer, telling the…

Google Takes on iTunes

Google Music has introduced a feature that adds music from your playlist to a cloud-based service by replacing your files with clean copies from the Google catalog, mimicking the iTunes “Match” service to the note—including a controversial feature that censors…

Best. Neighbors. Ever.

The popular real estate website Zillow.com has been doing this for six years, believe it or not: a survey that asks the burning question, “Which celebrity would you like to be your neighbor?” It turns out that in 2012 the…

Buy Station, Drop Staff

Fast on the heels of Clear Channel’s acquisition of WOR/New York, a number of on- and off-air changes have been announced, including the release of Dr. Joy Browne, former New York governor David Paterson and Mike Huckabee’s syndicated show. In…

Record Internet Revenues in Q3

According to the latest Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) revenue report, Internet advertising revenues for July-September 2012 in the U.S. grew 18% from year to year to set a new record—$9.26 billion. According to IAB President/CEO Randall Rothenberg, “It is a…