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October 7th, 2016

The DASH Is About To Get Even More Crowded

[Radio Ink] The radio industry has pretty much come to the realization that 100% ownership of the automobile dashboard is ancient history. The challenge has turned to how radio competes with everything coming available to the consumer on that all-important real estate. This was a very hot topic at The Radio Show in Nashville last […]

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October 6th, 2016

VALUE OF FM CHIP IN CRISIS WILL BE TESTED BY MATTHEW.

The impending arrival of Hurricane Matthew across the southeast has stations gearing up for the impact of the strongest Atlantic storm to hit the U.S. since 2005. While listeners have become accustomed to fueling up their car and hitting the local supermarket, the new way to listen to FM on a smartphone has some saying […]

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October 5th, 2016

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Reveals New Solo Album Details

[LoudWire] With the end of Twisted Sister on the near horizon, charismatic frontman Dee Snider is looking forward to continuing his musical career under his name alone. We Are the Ones, Snider’s third solo record, will be release three days shy of Halloween on Oct. 28 through Red River Records. The album, produced by GRAMMY award-winner Damon Ranger, […]

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October 4th, 2016

SPORTS RADIO SCORES RECORD SEPTEMBER RATINGS

[Inside Radio] Sports radio spiked the ratings ball in the end zone in September. The format posted its best September results since the beginning of PPM measurement across the three broad demos of 6+, 18-34 and 25-54. Sports captured a 4.7 share among listeners aged 6+, a 3.7 in the 18-34 demo and a 5.3 […]

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October 3rd, 2016

EVEN WITH CUTS, 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ADS SHOULD TOP 2012.

[From Inside Radio] Heading into the homestretch of an unprecedented election, a pair of new forecasts from industry analysts call for lower than anticipated political ad spending this year. Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG) has revised its earlier forecast for both TV stations and local cable/satellite advertising, but down-ballot numbers could still help […]

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September 29th, 2016

SHAZAM POSTS A PROFIT AND BREAKS 1 BILLION DOWNLOADS.

[RAIN NEWS]   Shazam announced two major milestones today. First, it has achieved profitability. The company said it has seen double-digit revenue growth stemming from a transition to advertising as its primary business. The potential audience for those advertising deals is a large one, with the announcement that the Shazam mobile app has exceeded 1 […]

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September 28th, 2016

STATIONS SET FOR SECOND EMERGENCY ALERT TEST.

[From Inside Radio]   Years of planning and preparation will finally culminate with the second-ever national Emergency Alert System test, set to be conducted today (Sep. 28) at 2:20pm ET. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Federal Communications Commission will use the one-minute exercise to determine if a series of upgrades since the last national […]

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September 26th, 2016

HOW BIG IS RADIO’S MEDIA-LEADING REACH? TRY 97%.

[From: Inside Radio] Despite a dramatic increase in media choices, consumers are still spending significant amounts of time with radio, and terrestrial radio is still the no. 1 reach vehicle, according to fresh audience data from Nielsen. While the rise of digital media and mobile devices is causing increased fragmentation, consumers continue to dedicate more […]

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September 23rd, 2016

The 2016 Marconi Winners Are…

There was plenty happening at the Radio Show in Nashville, Thursday, but nothing bigger than the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters’ Marconi Radio Awards. It was the 27th year for the prestigious awards, which are named forGuglielmo Marconi, given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. The event was hosted […]

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September 22nd, 2016

BIG CLIENTS BOAST OF HUGE RETURN ON RADIO ADS.

[From Inside Radio]   If radio was seeking a feel-good moment among all its increased competition, flattish revenue projections and other challenges, it got one Wednesday at the Radio Show in Nashville. That’s when a trio of marketing execs from big national brands took to the stage to explain why they pour buckets of cash […]

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