Etheridge headlines Marconis

Melissa Etheridge, the chart-topping singer-songwriter (“I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” “Falling Up”) will perform at the 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Banquet and Show at the Radio Show in Dallas next month. Click here for more information.

Joyner keynotes Radio Show Luncheon

The luncheon is where CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason is being honored with this year’s National Radio Award. The NAB’s Executive VP of Radio John David says syndicated morning show host Joyner “is a driving force in radio, and he…

Survey says: out-of-home listening dominates

A new survey from financial firm Coady Diemar Partners headlines, “Radio listening is gradually becoming more mobile.” Away-from-home listening is now 64% of all listening, up from 59% ten years ago. Coady Diemar analyst Chris Ensley notes that even though…

Commission nicks old owner

Debut Broadcasting, which used to own three stations in Greenville, MS, has been fined $15,000 by the FCC for not having an operating EAS system. The stations did have an EAS system, but the switching equipment which was to share…

Cyber security, take two

After the first legislation was roundly criticized by both parties, a new version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The new bill deals with immediate threats and attacks from foreign nations, criminals, and…

AP licenses production music

The Associated Press has entered into an agreement with Audiosocket to make available to its subscribers a library of over 40,000 tracks for use in production projects. According to AP, “Content producers will be able to use music that is…

Survey says: size matters–sometimes

Harker Research pored through pounds of ratings to attempt to answer the question, “Does radio group size help or hurt the ratings?” What they found is both predictable and somewhat surprising. On the one hand, according to the report, “Companies…

Broadcasters give it up to the FCC

The radio universe is four stars smaller this week–the number of licenses turned back to the Commission. Keymarket handed over the licenses for WASP-AM, Brownsville, PA, and WBGI-AM, Connellsville, PA. Starlight Broadcasting turned in WAIA-AM, Beaver Dam, KY. And the…

Public File problems in Florida

WPRK-FM, a non-commercial station owned by Rawlins College near Orlando, has been fined $10,000 for failing to post Programs/Issues Lists for over four years. Station management couldn’t supply an explanation.