Industry News

What’s old is new.

TM Studios reintroduces the classic WLS jingle to Chicago’s airwaves with a new package for Cumulus Media’s 94.7 WLS-AM. The iconic 5-note melody, famous since the 1960s and featured in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” gets a modern twist with live…

CRS 2025 dates, 2024 free content.

Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) announces CRS 2025 dates and releases a free online library of all 2024 panels, including session videos, handouts, and photos. Content covers AI, inclusivity, and radio/music industry strategies. Highlights include keynotes on talent roles, leadership, and…

AMFEVA locks up the House.

The AM For Every Vehicle Act has secured its passage through the US House of Representatives, reaching the crucial threshold of 218 voting co-sponsors. Led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the bill mandates AM radio inclusion in all US vehicles, receiving…

Radio storms the Hill.

Radio leaders and state broadcast associations gathered in Washington DC to engage with Congressional representatives on key industry issues. Advocacy efforts centered on the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, and the Local Radio…

An old enemy resurfaces.

The musicFIRST Coalition, after the American Music Fairness Act’s stagnation in Congress, focuses on reinstating the FM portion of the Radio Duplication Rule, arguing its removal has diminished programming diversity. They held a virtual meeting with FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez’s…

Radio is the most trusted news source.

A Morning Consult survey reveals a resurgence in trust in US media, with radio emerging as the most trusted news source at 63%, surpassing network news and newspapers. This marks a four-percentage-point increase in overall media trust, driven partly by…

AI boosts audio ad effectiveness.

In a study conducted by Instreamatic and Veritonic, commissioned for an Intel campaign by dentsu, the effectiveness of AI-generated audio ads was analyzed. The research focused on Intel’s Evo Edition laptop brand, comparing generic and personalized AI-generated ads’ impact on…

Commission on the warpath.

The FCC intensifies its crackdown on pirate broadcasters, issuing Notices of Illegal Pirate Radio Broadcasting in New Jersey and South Carolina. In Greenville, South Carolina, unauthorized transmissions on 87.9 MHz were traced to Charles H. Wyatt’s property, potentially resulting in…

BFoA honors veteran members.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mic Gala at New York’s Plaza Hotel honored Jordan Wertlieb, COO of Hearst, with the Golden Mic Award, lauded by colleagues like David Barrett and Michael J. Hayes. Inside Edition anchor Deborah Norville received…

Second-Amendment show celebrates 29th.

Gun Talk, the pioneering radio show on firearms and shooting sports, marks its 29th anniversary. Host Tom Gresham emphasizes the show’s relevance in today’s climate, addressing topics from aiding first-time gun buyers to exposing politicians’ stances on the Second Amendment.…