Industry News

We’re back!

According to the April Nielsen sweeps, radio listening is on the rise again. This is the second month in a row at PPM markets are registering increases as the nation gradually emerges from under the coronavirus cloud. In fact, radio’s…

IBA unveils latest member benefit.

Another in a series of members-only webinars for the Independent Broadcasters Association will be held later this month with the topic, “Selling in the Culture of Response,” featuring Paul Agase, CRO of AnalyticOwl. Says IBA president Ron Stone, “The ability…

If you’re going, now’s the time to sign up.

Registration for the NAB Show, the NAB-RAB Radio show, and the NAB Sales and Management Television Exchange is now open. The NAB Show and the Radio show will be held consecutively, October 9-13 and October 13-14, respectively. Chris Brown, executive…

Nick Cannon goes to the Show.

In the first of what will be many announcements concerning the upcoming media convention in Las Vegas, the NAB Show confirms that Los Angeles radio morning guy and entertainment mogul Nick Cannon will appear at two events—The Sales and Management…

Radio Mercury Awards call for entries opens next month.

June 7 is the date when radio stations, advertisers, and agencies can submit their entries for this year’s RAB Radio Mercury Awards. The deadline will be Monday, August 9; finalists will be announced in late September; and the winners will…

LRFA to Congress: “I’m back!”

The Local Radio Freedom Act, which seeks to get commitments from members of Congress to prevent the imposition of a performance royalty for music played on local radio stations, has been re-introduced in both chambers, initially with the support of…

LRN vs. WW1.

In response to the Westwood One lawsuit alleging patent infringement, Local Radio Networks made a filing in the US District Court in Fort Wayne, I am, denying all allegations, alleging flaws in the WW1 filing, and asking for a jury…

The FCC is still after public file violations.

The Commission has nabbed more station licensees for online public violations: Anderson Radio Broadcasting (which operates six offending stations in Montana); Cloessner News & Broadcasting two stations in Montana and one in Louisiana); Lincoln County Broadcasters (two stations in Montana);…

RTDNA names regional Murrow Award winners.

In making the announcement, RTDNA Executive Director/COO Dan Shelley noted, “Local journalists across the country guided Americans through a pandemic, ongoing racial reckoning, and a fraught election cycle, despite facing unprecedented operational challenges and an astonishing number of physical attacks…