Industry News

Full House.

Anna Gomez was confirmed as the fifth Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission last week. The vote was 55-43, with all Democrats and five Republicans voting in favor. Ms. Gomez is a lawyer with experience at the FCC and the…

AM act support grows.

The AM For Every Vehicle Act has gained bipartisan support in the Senate, with 34 Senators now cosponsoring the bill. The bill would require automakers to include AM radio in all new vehicles. The bill is supported by the National…

Radio drives brand conversations.

A recent study by the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) and Engagement Labs has found that radio is a powerful driver of brand conversations and consumer purchase intent. The study found that heavy radio listeners engage in nearly 4.7 billion brand…

Swinging for broadcasters.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America (BFoA) held its annual Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. The event raised money to support the BFoA’s mission of providing financial aid to broadcasters in need. The…

LRN grabs zookeeper.

Local Radio Networks (LRN) has added Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel to its syndication roster. The channel is hosted by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and legendary personality Scott Shannon and features rock & roll, pop, and soul hits…

Help for non-profit LPFM applicants.

Consulting firm DNAV has launched a new program to help non-profit organizations obtain FCC licenses for low-power FM radio stations. The program offers a range of services, from initial consultations to comprehensive station design and integration. The program is available…

Speech to text.

Matter, a read-it-later app, has introduced a new feature called “Readable Podcasts” that allows users to save and transcribe podcasts. The transcripts can be highlighted, annotated, and shared. The premium subscription tier also includes advanced AI transcriptions for podcasts and…

Audio is kid-friendly.

A study by ABF Creative has found that audio content can have a significant impact on children’s emotional well-being, academic performance, and mental health. The study found that audio content can help children to feel more positive, improve their self-esteem,…

ABC switches audio distributors.

ABC Audio has announced that it will be partnering with LinkUp Communications Corporation to distribute its content and sell advertising in 2024 and beyond. The move comes after ABC Audio’s previous distribution partner, Skyview Networks, announced that it would be…