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Shazam Announces iMessage App

October 11th, 2016

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 … read more

Radio CMA Award Winners Announced

October 10th, 2016

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” … read more

The DASH Is About To Get Even More Crowded

October 7th, 2016

[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 … read more

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

October 6th, 2016

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 … read more

Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Reveals New Solo Album Details

October 5th, 2016

[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, … read more

SPORTS RADIO SCORES RECORD SEPTEMBER RATINGS

October 4th, 2016

[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 … read more

EVEN WITH CUTS, 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ADS SHOULD TOP 2012.

October 3rd, 2016

[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 … read more

SHAZAM POSTS A PROFIT AND BREAKS 1 BILLION DOWNLOADS.

September 29th, 2016

[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 … read more

STATIONS SET FOR SECOND EMERGENCY ALERT TEST.

September 28th, 2016

[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 … read more

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

September 26th, 2016

[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 … read more