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…

Spin Spins Online

Citing plunging circulation, the iconic music magazine is stopping the presses after 27 years, laying off eleven staffers and moving its operation online. It’s probably no coincidence that the move comes a few months after the publication’s acquisition by online…

Harker Team Has Digital Doubts

Writing in the Harker Research blog, www.radioinsights.com, Richard Harker and Linda Shrader Bos once again expressed their pessimism about online radio, saying that the latest streaming ratings “raise serious questions about the future of digital radio. Aside from a couple…

Shocker! Artists Fight IRFA

A consortium of more than 100 groups, musicians and singers published an ad in Billboard Magazine voicing opposition to the Internet Radio Fairness Act, and specifically IRFA supporter Pandora. The group notes that they are “big fans” of Pandora, but…

New Radio Plays New Media

A new piece of hardware developed in the UK will allow the user to play any radio station from any platform, with an intuitive interface. The RadioPlayer will feature, according to its manufacturer, “a simple colour touch-screen interface with station…