Coronavirus Awards event set.

The Coronavirus Radio Ideas awards ceremony honors radio people worldwide who have come up with creative ways to help their communities through the pandemic. Registration for the virtual awards ceremony, to be held on November 12, is free but limited;…

Dashing for the dash.

All BMW vehicles sold in the United States starting with the 2021 model year will be equipped with SiriusXM receivers and a 12-month subscription to the All Access package. The deal, which runs through 2026, includes Rolls-Royce, BMW motorcycles, and…

Benztown comes through again.

The radio imaging, voiceover, and jingle company is offering a free Halloween audio pack with over 20 cuts designed to, as they say, |add spooky seasonal sounds| to radio stations regardless of format. The sound effects include ghoulish muttering, clanking…

Celebrating a century.

In honor of the first 100 years of broadcast news, a special celebration will be held at the virtual NAB Show New York next week. The production, titled |100 Years of Broadcast News: Challenges Met, Challenges Anew,| will be presented…

Stern in renewal talks.

According to Bloomberg News, Howard Stern and SiriusXM are close to a deal that would put about $120 million a year into the King of All Media’s pocket. It is uncertain how long the contract would run, and it should…

FM translator rule challenges denied.

The FCC has told four challengers that their four Petitions for Reconsideration of the agency’s FM translator rule revisions have been dismissed or denied. The LPFM Coalition and the Fellowship of the Earth had asserted that the Local Community Radio…

Big tech in the cross-hairs.

The Antitrust Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee has issued a report finding |evidence of monopolization and monopoly power| in the case of the mega digital |gatekeepers| Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. The report reveals that among the literally hundreds…