AI in the pen.

The FCC is proposing a rule to require disclosure of AI-generated content in political ads on radio and television. This comes amid concerns about the spread of misinformation through “deep fakes.” The proposal, if approved, would require both spoken and…

AMFEVA leadership change.

The leadership of the AM For Every Vehicle Act in the US House of Representatives has shifted to Reps. Frank Pallone and Gus Bilirakis, taking over from Rep. Josh Gottheimer. Rep. Pallone’s ties to the House Committee on Energy and…

So much for authentic.

Country music icon Randy Travis surprised fans with a new song, “Where That Came From,” featuring AI-generated vocals due to his stroke. This marks his first charted song in nearly two decades and the first significant use of AI for…

BIA releases pandemic impact study.

A new report by BIA Advisory Services examines the financial health of various media sectors from 2019 to 2023. The analysis highlights the impact of the pandemic, with local advertising revenue dropping in 2020 but rebounding in 2022 before softening…

Commision floats geo-targeting guard rails.

The FCC has released guidelines for experimental FM geo-targeting, allowing stations to broadcast unique content on booster stations for up to 3 minutes per hour. This one-year trial aims to establish permanent rules for such services. Key points for broadcasters:…

NAB opposes new Commission DIRS/NORS ruling.

A new FCC rule proposes that all radio stations file reports in both the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) and the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) during emergencies. However, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) argues against mandatory reporting. They…

Radio may lose gound.

While traditional radio ad revenue is expected to decline over the next few years (from $11 billion in 2022 to $9.68 billion in 2028), the overall audio advertising market is predicted to grow (from $17.36 billion to $18.42 billion in…

Industry organizations join new Ad Council group.

The Ad Council is launching a first-ever Trade Association Advisory Committee (TAAC) to join forces with industry leaders and tackle critical social issues through powerful advertising campaigns. This committee brings together heavyweights across traditional and new media, with representatives from…

Apple spins a new service.

Apple has launched new Radio Spins charts through Shazam, its music recognition service, to monitor global radio airplay. These charts track nearly a million hours of music daily from over 40,000 radio stations across more than 200 countries and regions,…