Author: Jay Mitchell

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees announced.

The Hall has revealed the class of 2021, which they take pains to point out is the most diverse in the history of the organization. In the Performer category, we have Tina Turner, Carole King, the Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, the Foo…

The great information bleed.

According to a new study done by BIA for the NAB, broadcasters lose almost $2 billion a year from information they originate that is posted to social media, with no opportunity to earn that money back.

IBA unveils latest member benefit.

Another in a series of members-only webinars for the Independent Broadcasters Association will be held later this month with the topic, “Selling in the Culture of Response,” featuring Paul Agase, CRO of AnalyticOwl. Says IBA president Ron Stone, “The ability…

And the Consent Decrees just keep on coming.

Again this week, a number of stations have been caught in the FCC’s ongoing campaign to address public file violations on the part of radio stations. This week, the perpetrators include Bonneville International Corporation (three stations in Colorado), Cherry Creek…

Bob and Sheri back on the air in Charlotte.

The syndicated power couple found a new local base of operations less than a month after being cut loose by its home of 29 years. WLNK is now facing stiff competition from its own morning team at crosstown rival WKQC.…

Missouri declines the honor.

Once attached to another piece of legislation in the Missouri legislature, the idea of establishing Rush Limbaugh’s birthday, January 12, as “Rush Limbaugh Day” has been stripped from the bill without fanfare. The move was in response to the growing…

Radio Mercury Awards call for entries opens next month.

June 7 is the date when radio stations, advertisers, and agencies can submit their entries for this year’s RAB Radio Mercury Awards. The deadline will be Monday, August 9; finalists will be announced in late September; and the winners will…

We’re back!

According to the April Nielsen sweeps, radio listening is on the rise again. This is the second month in a row at PPM markets are registering increases as the nation gradually emerges from under the coronavirus cloud. In fact, radio’s…

The NAB opposes EAS additions.

In comments filed with the FCC, the broadcaster association notes, “At least for the time being, certain technical challenges and open policy questions make it extremely burdensome, and likely unfeasible, to update the EAS system to enable alerts to consumers…

Podcast revenue to exceed $1 billion this year.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s US Podcast Advertising Revenue Study indicates that revenues will be up 19% in 2020 compared with the previous year. The study further indicates that 2021 will be a record-breaker, with over $1 billion in revenues; the…