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Service to America ceremony host and presenters locked in.

Mario Lopez, the Emmy-winning Access Hollywood host and producer, best-selling author, and radio star, will be the host of the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Celebration of Service to America Awards ceremony on June 7 at the Anthem in Washington, DC. On…

Some good news, for a change.

FMR Associates and Eastlan Ratings conducted a meta-study of Eastlan data and found that in the last six months, weekly AM-FM radio listening is up 31%, an early indicator that traditional radio is bouncing back as the pandemic slows down.…

IBA’s national contest doles out 60 grand.

The fourth national contest conducted by the Independent Broadcasters Association made 50 people $1000 richer, and one lucky listener somewhere in the land $50,000 richer. Two hundred thirty-three member stations participated in this large-scale, big-bucks giveaway, what IBA President Ron…

Radio Mercury awards finalists named.

A total of 98 commercials and campaigns have been judged worthy of recognition by a blue-ribbon panel of judges made up of ad-agency and media executives. In yet another sign of post-pandemic normalcy, the judging process was held in person,…

April foolin’.

This past Friday was hard on triskaidekaphobians, but great for radio, where the fools gags abounded. By far, as usual, the fooler that popped up the most was the old “format change” gag: the Classic Rocker goes All Travis Tritt,…

Attention all techies.

The NAB Leadership Foundation has opened the window for applications for their Technology Apprentice Program. June 15 will be the last day applications will be accepted. It’s a six-monthu apprenticeship that gives gives participants exposure to and experience in radio,…

Dolly relents.

After initially backing away from accepting the honor of induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame, Ms. Parton has changed her mind and will be among those so honored in the Class of 2022. Actually, the “rock ‘n…

What? A radio-friendly newspaper?

It turns out that the Detroit Free Press has been a big fan of local station WRIF since forever, and the latest mention of the station honors the 50-year-old rocker with the honor of “Best Local Station.” The station garnered…

Marconi nomination window opens.

Nominations for the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are now being accepted, and will be through May 31. Any NAB member station in good standing can enter either itself or its personalities; the semifinalists are selected by an NAB task force,…