Apple spins a new service.

Apple has launched new Radio Spins charts through Shazam, its music recognition service, to monitor global radio airplay. These charts track nearly a million hours of music daily from over 40,000 radio stations across more than 200 countries and regions,…

Sounds good on the radio.

The 2024 Radio Mercury Awards has announced 118 finalists for outstanding radio and audio spots, with The Studio at iHeartMedia and Zimmer Communications leading in the radio group category, and Arnold Worldwide and Highdive leading in the agency category. Finalists…

Commission yanks violator’s licenses.

The FCC Media Bureau has revoked the licenses of a Phoenix, Arizona AM station, KASA-AM, and its FM translator, K294CW, due to regulatory violations. The stations, operated by KASA Radio Hogar, Inc., aired Regional Mexican music under the name La…

Moms are on it.

A report from Edison Research’s “Moms and Media” shows that US mothers are major digital audio consumers with evolving tech preferences. It revealed that 98% of mothers in the US own a smartphone, with growing ownership of smartwatches (47%) and…

Three ninety-five bravo is back.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will reinstate the annual requirement for broadcasters to submit Form 395-B, which collects employee data on race, ethnicity, and gender, after a two-decade hiatus. The FCC’s Media Bureau announced that the Fourth Report and Order,…

RAB makes feature sponsorships easy.

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) is partnering with the Ad Council to offer sponsorable public service announcements (PSAs) for advertisers, starting May 22. The initiative allows advertisers to sponsor broadcast-ready PSAs designed for specific communities, with the first focus on…

The footsteps of giants.

The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) announced the 2024 Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts, honoring key figures in radio and television. Al Roker, Christine Baranski, Mike McVay, Patsy Smullin, Steve Jones, Stephen A. Smith, and Wendy McMahon are…

New research reveals high audio trust.

Audacy’s research reveals audio ads on radio and podcasts effectively reach two main shopper types: devoted and impulsive. Devoted shoppers, 43% more likely to trust audio, respond well to consistent messaging, while impulsive shoppers appreciate ads with new information and…

Commissioner Starks ♥ AM.

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks strongly supports the AM for Every Vehicle Act, emphasizing AM radio’s vital role in public safety and EAS infrastructure during his address at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Washington Watch event. He noted AM’s resilience…