Jamie McKibbin, 43.

The longtime Jackson, MI radio fixture, who not that long ago purchased the radio group he’d worked at for 23 years, died unexpectedly in a boating accident in November. He is survived by his wife, Katina, with whom he had…

Is the iHeartRadio makeover over?

The past week, there were only two more employees of the media giant released, after six weeks of massive layoffs, leading observers to conclude that, at least for now, the reshaping of America’s largest radio company has been completed. The…

Another IBA member benefit unveiled.

Another perk for the members of the Independent Broadcasters Association is a set of branding, sales and marketing services provided by Greau Creative. “I have known [Greau Creative operator] Jason Bailey for several years,” says IBA Pres./CEO Ron Stone. “If…

Five more years.

Having been duly elected and certified by his fans, Howard Stern has been granted another five-year term by SiriusXM. According to the Stern-elect, “Fifteen years ago, I joined SiriusXM… And despite the naysayers and the ridicule, we have persevered, and…

Another administration legal ploy foiled.

The ban on TikTok, implemented by the administration in August, was overturned last week by a U.S. District Court judge. The judge, Carl J Nichols, found that the United States government sought to act outside its authority by taking “arbitrary…

BIA: slight growth, even without political.

According to U.S. Local Advertising Forecast 2021 from BIA Advisory Services, total domestic local advertising revenue across all media next year will reach $137.5 billion—an upward revision of 2.5% from the original post-COVID estimate. It seems that businesses have been…

Florida stations hit jackpot.

Magic Broadcasting II, LLC has gone along with an FCC Consent Decree involving a number of rule violations at WVFT in Gretna-Tallahassee and WILN in Panama City. The violations, which will cost Magic $125,000, include an improperly lighted tower, rigged…