No Friends of Ours

A bipartisan Congressional quartet—Darrell Issa (R-CA), John Conyers (D-MI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Melvin Watt (D-CA)—has sent a letter to their fellow Congress people to tell them not to cosponsor the Local Radio Freedom Act. The letter is catchily titled,…

LRFA Adds Ten

A bipartisan group of nine additional House Members and another Senator have signed onto a resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act is now currently…

NAB Show by the Numbers

The National Association of Broadcasters today released preliminary figures for the 2013 NAB Show, the world’s largest electronic media event covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. “Once again, NAB Show serves as…

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…