Industry News

Bohannon radio shows celebrate 30.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Jim Bohannon was doing fill-in for Larry King, but September 22 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jim Bohannon Show, which began life as King’s replacement. Preceding that anniversary by a week is…

NAB supports journalist protection.

The NAB will donate $10,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to honor the two American journalists who were murdered in Syria. NAB Joint Board Chairman Charles Warfield said, “James Foley and Stephen Sotloff showed incredible bravery in risking…

Survey says listeners love HD Radio.

A study conducted by the RDA Group and commissioned by iBiquity Digital has found that 75% of all persons 12+ listen to HD Radio stations every week in their cars – a total of 56 million hours of in-car HD…

Tilting at windmills. Again.

The musicFIRST Coalition wants the FCC to step in to force NAB member stations to air advertising in support of the Performance Rights Act. According to musicFIRST, NAB radio station members have refused to sell the coalition advertising time to…

The interactive world standardizes audio.

The “Digital Audio Ad Service Template” (DAAST) is the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s first attempt to bring standards to online audio advertising. Kurt Hanson, publisher of the RAIN Newsletter, which broke the story, reports, “The purpose of DAAST is to promote…

What’s on your wrist?

A big day for Apple, as CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 6, the super-sized iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch – and Apple Pay, so you can afford all of them. The new phones are bigger, faster (50…

iBiquity keeps us posted.

According to the licensor of HD Radio, there are almost 20 million factory-installed and aftermarket vehicles with HD Radio receivers on the road today. An HD Radio-equipped vehicle is sold every four seconds in the United States – about 20,000…

CMA Broadcast Awards finalists announced.

The Country Music Association has revealed the Country radio class of 2014. The awards will be bestowed upon one of the finalists in each of four market sizes (small, medium, large and major) in two categories: Broadcast Personality of the…

What’s next for NextRadio?

With a year of experience under its belt, the fledgling initiative to get over-the-air FM radio on as many smart phones as possible has unveiled a major update to its smartphone app at the Radio Show. According to Paul Brenner,…

FCC in the cross-hairs. Again.

Greg Walden (R-OR), the chairman of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee, has called yet another meeting to focus on the Commission—specifically its management and spending. In calling the meeting, Walden noted, “Continuous oversight of federal agencies ensures that government…