Her career is older than most of us.

Charlye Parker, a pioneering female radio host in Washington State, will retire after 60 years in broadcasting. Her farewell show airs on June 14 on Classic Country KXA-AM & FM. Parker’s career included stints at KTRC, KRZY, KWYZ, KMPS, and…

“FCC” and “simplify” in the same story?

The FCC has issued updated regulations to enhance transparency in content sponsorship on radio and television broadcasts. The new rules simplify the verification process for broadcasters, allowing them to demonstrate compliance through two methods. Broadcasters can collect certifications from lessees…

Duplication rule reinstated.

The FCC has reinstated the radio duplication rule, reversing a 2020 decision that relaxed restrictions. FM broadcasters sharing common ownership with overlapping service areas are now limited to duplicating no more than 25% of their programming weekly. The change aims…

Radio pride.

Edison Research’s latest “Share of Ear” data reveals how the LGBT community’s audio habits align with Pride month celebrations. LGBT listeners aged 13+ in the U.S. spend 14% of their daily audio time on podcasts, averaging 40 minutes per day—48%…

Diversity legislation draws wide support.

All fifty State Broadcasters Associations, along with those from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, are urging Congress to pass the VOICES (Voices of Immigrant Communities Empowering Survivors) Act. This legislation aims to promote diversity in media ownership by…

LRN adds podcast feature.

Local Radio Networks (LRN) has added Podcast Radio to its distribution platform for affiliate stations’ automation systems. In collaboration with Krantz Media Group (KMG), Podcast Radio, which started in the UK and later moved to the US, offers a 24/7…

What’s left after De Niro.

The NAB Leadership Foundation recently honored the winners of the 2024 Celebration of Service to America Awards. These awards recognize outstanding community service efforts by local radio and television stations across the United States. The gala, hosted by Bonneville International…

Taking radio to the bank.

A recent case study by Katz Radio Group highlights radio’s influence on consumer interest and engagement with banks. During the fourth quarter of 2023, radio campaigns effectively increased brand consideration, with a 20% rise in listeners considering opening bank accounts…