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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…

BIA: Radio down almost 25% last year.

According to the latest Investing in the Radio Market Report from BIA Advisory Services, radio advertising fell 23.6% in the year 2020. There was not a lot of good news last year, but let us say the least bad news…

The NAB opposes EAS additions.

In comments filed with the FCC, the broadcaster association notes, “At least for the time being, certain technical challenges and open policy questions make it extremely burdensome, and likely unfeasible, to update the EAS system to enable alerts to consumers…

And the Consent Decrees just keep on coming.

Again this week, a number of stations have been caught in the FCC’s ongoing campaign to address public file violations on the part of radio stations. This week, the perpetrators include Bonneville International Corporation (three stations in Colorado), Cherry Creek…

Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees announced.

The Hall has revealed the class of 2021, which they take pains to point out is the most diverse in the history of the organization. In the Performer category, we have Tina Turner, Carole King, the Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, the Foo…

Podcast revenue to exceed $1 billion this year.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau’s US Podcast Advertising Revenue Study indicates that revenues will be up 19% in 2020 compared with the previous year. The study further indicates that 2021 will be a record-breaker, with over $1 billion in revenues; the…