IRFA Supporter Does Some Explaining

One of the major supporters of the Internet Radio Fairness Act, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), spoke last week at the Future of Music Coalition Summit in Washington, and took the opportunity to talk up the bill and condemn the record…

New Radio Plays New Media

A new piece of hardware developed in the UK will allow the user to play any radio station from any platform, with an intuitive interface. The RadioPlayer will feature, according to its manufacturer, “a simple colour touch-screen interface with station…

Dial Global in Conservation Mode

After releasing their first financials since they acquired Westwood One, Dial Global showed increased revenues but also sharply increased costs. As a result of the tepid performance picture, the company is voluntarily delisting from the NASDAQ stock market. D-G took…

The American Music Awards Honor Dick Clark

The 40th annual American Music Awards, broadcast last night (11/18/12), paid tribute to Dick Clark in a feature hosted by Stevie wonder and introduced by Ryan Seacrest, who said, “[Clark] was a mentor, friend and a wonderful advocate for popular…

Shannon Is the New Kay

The Conclave has announced that longtime broadcast executive Bob Shannon is its new executive director, succeeding the retiring Tom Kay. According to Conclave Board of Directors Mark Bolke, “There is obviously no replacement for Tom Kay. . .[but] Bob Shannon…

LPFM/Translator Rule Changes on FCC Agenda

The November 30 open meeting will consider the Fifth Order on Reconsideration and Sixth Report and Order on low-power FM and FM translators. The Local Community Radio Act has compelled reconsideration of ownership caps, waivers on LPFM second-adjacent channel distance…

The New Way to Market Music

The latest in the burgeoning trend to partner with another business–Target, Wal-Mart, Starbucks–is the new Christmas album from veteran fiddler Charlie Daniels, which will be made available exclusively at Buffet restaurants (Ryan’s, Home Town Buffet and Old Country Buffet). Proceeds…

Conclave 38 Finalized

The Conclave will be holding its Summer Learning Conference from Wednesday, July 17-Friday, July 19 at the Minneapolis DoubleTree Hotel Park Place. An early-bird rate of $199 is available until the last day of this year. For more information, visit…