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October 13th, 2016

U.S. Ad Spending Growing at Best Pace in Six Years, New Magna Global Forecast Says

[AdAge] Magna expects 2016 to see the largest increase in United States ad spending in six years. The IPG Mediabrands‘ agency revised its forecast for the year on Wednesday, predicting ad revenue in the U.S. will grow to $179 billion, a 6.3% increase. In June, Magna had predicted a 6.2% jump in ad revenue. A […]

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October 11th, 2016

Shazam Announces iMessage App

Shazam has announced the launch of Shazam for iMessage. This new feature brings the magic of Shazam to users inside of iMessage. Within the experience, users can Shazam and share their results as messages with friends – without leaving the messaging screen. With Shazam for iMessage, listeners will be able to discover music playing around them […]

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October 10th, 2016

Radio CMA Award Winners Announced

Lon Helton, KKBQ in Houston, WUBE in Cincinnati, and KTTS in Springfield are among the winners that will be recognized at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” on November 2nd in Nashville. Here’s the complete list of who won. National Personality of the Year —“Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton), Westwood One Major Market—“Chris Carr & Company” […]

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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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