Industry News

FOMO at CRS.

In a clever way to extend the opportunity to “attend” (virtually, of course) the Country Radio Seminar, they are offering a limited-time “FOMO” discount of $99 to access sessions and bonus content from “CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.” Purchase a…

IBA returns to its roots.

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since Ron Stone patched together an alliance of radio stations and vendors to pull off a successful fundraiser to give aid to pandemic-struck families. But it has been an unbelievable year,…

National cash contest launched by IBA.

The fledgling association has announced a national cash contest for member stations. Each participating member will kick in $250; the total amount of the cash jackpot will depend on the number of stations participating.

Gary Berkowitz goes low (demographically, that is).

The renowned radio programming consultant is throwing a Zoom party in which he will provide expertise and lead the discussion about programming best practices. It’s free, but the only catch is, you have to be 30 years of age or…

“Marketing with Purpose” is the next RAB webinar.

If you’re an RAB member, circle March 10 on your calendar and don your finest Zoom attire (business above the waist, party down below) for the next RAB Business Accelerated presentation. The event will be presented by MJ DePalma, VP…

Radio Show scheduled.

They are going to try something new this year, the NAB and RAB: people will actually congregate in Las Vegas to attend the event in person. (Wacky, I know, but they’re going to give it a spin.) The event will…

Rush Limbaugh, 70.

The iconic conservative talk show host lost his battle with lung cancer last week. He started out as a Top 40 DJ in his home state of Missouri. He reinvented himself as a talk personality in the early 80s, and…

The FCC is still at it.

The Commission has proposed a $1000 fine for a late license renewal application against WXEI-LP /Crestview, FL owner X-Static enterprises. In addition, two more station licensees have entered Consent Decrees regarding their failure to comply with political public file rules.…

The Commission rights a wrong.

The FCC has rescinded a proposal to fine Willtronics Broadcasting for a late license renewal for WFLQ/French Lick, IN; it turns out that the licensee had, in fact, requested an extension, which fact was overlooked in the original Notice of…

Women doing better in the marketplace, but by how much?

According to the latest Annual Gender Analysis Study from Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW), in the past year there is been a slight improvement in women holding GM and SM positions but not so much in the PD…