The Big Kids Swap Toys

Usually what happens when the big players in a particular industry have gobbled up all the smaller fish is they start to trade those fish with one another. And so it is that the Warner Music Group is buying the…

This Is Progress?

For the 2013 Country Radio Seminar, the powers that be are rolling out “CRS-TV,” available on smart phones, tablets, computers and television locations set up throughout the Nashville Convention Center during the confab. The first episode of CRS-TV, featuring highlights…

The Tax That Refuses to Die

Like a bad cold you can’t get rid of, the concept of taxing advertising revenues keeps coming back. The latest states to hop on the bandwagon are Ohio and Minnesota, whose governors—John Kasich and Mark Dayton, respectively—are proposing taxes on…

Rep Firm Reps More

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 West Virginia Radio’s WJLS-A/F in Beckley, West Virginia and Dailey Corp.’s…

Opry Goes Home

After three months back at its original home, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Grand Ole Oprey is returning to its own house. The Opry is the oldest continuous radio program in the nation, having started as “the WSM Barn Dance”…

RIAA Names Top 2012 Artists

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its year-end Gold & Platinum Program awards, with the most digital song download honors ever awarded—a 25% increase year-over-year, and a record breaking 139 digital songs certified Platinum in 2012. In…