Industry News

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…

VOA correspondent targeted by administration.

According to NPR, a prominent Voice of America reporter, Steve Herman, has been the target of an investigation for possible bias against the president in his social media postings. Two political appointees to the United States Agency for Global Media…

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…