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Another IBA member benefit unveiled.

Another perk for the members of the Independent Broadcasters Association is a set of branding, sales and marketing services provided by Greau Creative. “I have known [Greau Creative operator] Jason Bailey for several years,” says IBA Pres./CEO Ron Stone. “If…

Five more years.

Having been duly elected and certified by his fans, Howard Stern has been granted another five-year term by SiriusXM. According to the Stern-elect, “Fifteen years ago, I joined SiriusXM… And despite the naysayers and the ridicule, we have persevered, and…

Nathan Simington assumes Michael Riley role.

By a party-line vote of 49-46, the Senate has voted to confirm Mr. Simington to take over the FCC Commissioner seat being left empty by fellow Republican Mike O’Rielly. Pundits are predicting a 2-2 deadlock at the FCC if the…

Another administration legal ploy foiled.

The ban on TikTok, implemented by the administration in August, was overturned last week by a U.S. District Court judge. The judge, Carl J Nichols, found that the United States government sought to act outside its authority by taking “arbitrary…

Is the iHeartRadio makeover over?

The past week, there were only two more employees of the media giant released, after six weeks of massive layoffs, leading observers to conclude that, at least for now, the reshaping of America’s largest radio company has been completed. The…

UPDATE: RAB webinar to focus on ideal spot schedules.

Another presentation in the Open for Business video series, a part of the Business Unusual program, will be titled, “How Many Spots Should a Client Run in a Weekly Schedule?” The webinar will be held Thursday, December 10, and is…

BIA: slight growth, even without political.

According to U.S. Local Advertising Forecast 2021 from BIA Advisory Services, total domestic local advertising revenue across all media next year will reach $137.5 billion—an upward revision of 2.5% from the original post-COVID estimate. It seems that businesses have been…

Apple files radio-search patent application

The application leads observers to believe that the computer company may be planning a searchable radio station directory using metadata and location to filter the listings. Beyond that, patent experts have been unable to decipher Apple’s intent with the patent—specifically,…

Senate bill gives tax breaks to music-makers

Whereas in the past, musicians, producers, and music technicians would have to spread recording expenses out over a number of years, a new bill introduced in the Senate last week would let them deduct 100% of their recording expenses, up…