Changes at venerable radio features firm.

After 33 years, Grace Broadcast Sales announces the suspension of its daily operations, effective March 29, 2024, pending acquisition by new owners. Orders for Q1 and buyout features won’t be processed after March 27. However, stations interested in syndicated campaigns…

AMFEVA locks up the House.

The AM For Every Vehicle Act has secured its passage through the US House of Representatives, reaching the crucial threshold of 218 voting co-sponsors. Led by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, the bill mandates AM radio inclusion in all US vehicles, receiving…

Radio storms the Hill.

Radio leaders and state broadcast associations gathered in Washington DC to engage with Congressional representatives on key industry issues. Advocacy efforts centered on the AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, and the Local Radio…

An old enemy resurfaces.

The musicFIRST Coalition, after the American Music Fairness Act’s stagnation in Congress, focuses on reinstating the FM portion of the Radio Duplication Rule, arguing its removal has diminished programming diversity. They held a virtual meeting with FCC Commissioner Anna Gomez’s…

We ❤ FCC forms. Good thing.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reinstated the requirement for broadcasters to annually submit Form 395-B, detailing employee race, ethnicity, and gender, sparking controversy along party lines with a 3-2 vote. FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel led the decision, citing the…

Longtime Midwest broadcaster packs it in.

DLC Media, Inc., led by President Dave Crooks, is closing its doors as Crooks retires, selling off its six stations in Indiana and Illinois. Three stations, including WAXI 104.9 and WAKO-FM 103.1, are being acquired by 3 Towers Broadcasting, while…

AI line extension.

Cumulus Media, Xperi, and Super Hi-Fi have united to introduce two cutting-edge digital radio channels in Nashville, aiming not only to offer a tailored listening experience but also to serve as a platform for experimenting with new radio programs and…

Audacy expands its streams.

Audacy and Live365 have joined forces to integrate the internet radio network into Audacy’s streaming app, expanding the platform’s offerings with hundreds of diverse stations across genres. This collaboration follows Live365’s recent partnership with ChristianNetcast (CNC) to extend streaming services…