Industry News

On with the show.

The NAB has reaffirmed that the 2020 Show in Las Vegas will proceed as planned, but with precautions due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. The Association has created a special page on the NAB Show website to keep…

Who’s up for a Crystal?

The NAB has announced the 50 finalists for the NAB Crystal Radio Awards; you can see the list here. Winners of the award, in its 33rd year of recognizing radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service, will…

Survey says: podcast listeners are big radio listeners.

Nielsen Audio has released a new edition of its Podcast Listener Buying Power Report, showing, among other things, that podcast listeners listen to broadcast radio more than people who don’t listen to podcasts. The report goes on to say that…

New Congressional caucus centers on broadcast.

Two representatives in the U.S. House, Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Brandan F. Boyle (D-PA), have formed the Congressional Broadcasters Caucus, to educate Congresspeople about broadcast-related issues and the importance of local radio and TV stations. Representative Emmer noted “As a…

The chairman will keynote.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is set to join NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith in a keynote conversation during the Show Welcome event kicking off the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. The discussion will center on communications policy issues before…

CRS reveals Hall of Fame inductees.

The first day of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville included an announcement of the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which includes, in the Air Personality category, Tim Wilson of WAXX/Eau Claire, WI; Chuck Edwards (WYCD/Detroit, MI);…

FEMA loves radio.

Former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate sent a letter to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology reminding them that local radio and television stations are still the best way of communicating with Americans during times of crisis, and that other…

Four more legislators sign on to LRFA.

The Local Radio Freedom Act, the non-binding legislation that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local radio stations, now has 205 cosponsors in the House and 25 in the Senate, thanks to the latest lawmakers…

Conclave early bird registration $199 per seat.

The 45th Conclave Summer Learning Conference, helping broadcasters grow their careers through networking and training, will be held in mid-June in the Twin Cities. An early-bird rate of $109 is in effect for a limited time. For details, visit www.theconclave.com.