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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

The 2016 Marconi Winners Are…

September 23rd, 2016

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 … read more

BIG CLIENTS BOAST OF HUGE RETURN ON RADIO ADS.

September 22nd, 2016

[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 … read more

NIELSEN—AFRICAN-AMERICAN, HISPANIC RADIO LISTENING RISES BIG.

September 21st, 2016

[From Inside Radio]   Radio’s broad tent just keeps getting bigger as terrestrial radio’s popularity with two key demographic groups continues to grow. According to a new report from Nielsen, radio reaches more African-Americans and Hispanics on a weekly basis than any other medium, and listening levels among both groups are increasing at a steady … read more