Industry News

Marconi Winners Announced

Winners of the 2013 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show held at the Radio Show in Orlando, FL. Established in 1989 and named after inventor…

Erica Farber: “Radio Continues to Be Healthy”

RAB President and CEO Erica Farber gave opening remarks during the 2013 Radio Show; below are excerpts; the full text is at www.smallmarketradio.com. Below is the full text of Farber’s prepared remarks. Thank you. I am delighted to welcome you…

Gordon Smith: “Radio Will Always Be There”

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith delivered opening remarks during the 2013 Radio Show. Here is the full text, courtesy of the NAB: Thank you, José [Univision Radio’s Jose Vallé]. You and the Radio Show Steering Committee have produced a…

Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost Station

The FCC is perplexed about a radio station in Omaha, NE, “1490 KMOJ” which has been playing a nonstop Oldies mix without spots, jocks or IDs—and, it turns out, without a studio location or licensed owners. Paperwork filed with the…

HD Radio on More Devices

IBiquity has launched a new website, www.hdradio.com, and an app, HD Radio Guide, for Apple and Android products. IBiquity and its creative partners polled broadcasters, manufacturers and consumers to develop its new site to help users understand the technology and…

HD Radio in More Toyota Dashes

Toyota will be featuring the iBiquity product in five models in 2014 – Tundra, Corolla, Sequoia, 4Runner and Tacoma. HD radio will be installed with integrated audio and real-time traffic and weather from Clear Channel’s Total Traffic HD network.

Free Streaming—and More

A company called Radionomy is opening a radio division, Radionomy for Broadcasters, and their first product/service is a free “next-generation platform” for radio stations. According to a company spokesperson, “As consumers increasingly turned to streaming for their favorite music and…

Streamer Introduces Skip Feature

In an attempt to behave more like the popular online-only music streaming services, Abacast is introducing a song-skipping feature for radio webcasts. The way it works, a listener has the option of skipping a song that is currently being played,…

Cumulus Makes Rdio Play

In a move sure to confound the spell-checkers of broadcast journalists everywhere, Cumulus media has teamed up with online content provider rdio to form a “powerful content, promotion and advertising partnership that provides listeners with a one-stop solution for their…

Play Me the Money

Arbitron has released a tantalizing tidbit from the September 2013 RADAR report that nearly 70% of Americans 12+—nearly 180 million people—heard at least one network radio commercial during an average week. Furthermore, commercials broadcast on the 45 measured radio networks…