Tim Westergren

What’s Next For Pandora As CEO, CMO and President Exit?

In a move first predicted by Recode on Monday, struggling streaming audio firm Pandora's CEO and co-founder has decided to step down as its chief executive while also agreeing to depart the company's board of directors. Without elaborating, the company also revealed that two other key executives were leaving. Is a man once tied to the Toronto Maple Leafs shaping Pandora's future?

Does Traditional Media Have A ‘Gut Advantage’?

Gordon Borrell thinks so. The noted local media industry analyst has released another "Chart of the Week" tied to Borrell Associates' 2017 Local Advertiser Survey, and it suggests that nearly 2,300 local advertisers go with their gut when it comes to making radio a part of their media mix.

Empire State Sputter For Local Radio Ad Spending?

Local advertising spending in the state of New York will reach $13.7 billion in 2017 across the Empire State's 10 local media markets. That said, radio is laggard when it comes to ad spend in the top 5 vertical market categories, and is behind all other forms of local media. That nugget comes courtesy of BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast.
CBS

A $900 Million Debt Swap And Payoff From CBS

After the Closing Bell on Wall Street, CBS went looking for some cash—in a nearly billion-dollar way—to engage in a debt swap that, when all the calculations are made, gives the company a more favorable consolidated rate of interest.

With Hours To Go, AMC-8 Satellite Migration Still A Concern

With literally hours to go before the death of a major satellite that provides a significant amount of music and spoken word programming to radio stations across the U.S., at least one major program supplier is very pleased with the substantial progress seen since the end of May on the need of AMs and FMs to repoint their dishes to the replacement of AMC-8. There's still a way to go, however.

MRC Digital Audio Measurement Guidelines Up For Comment

The Media Rating Council (MRC) on Tuesday issued a draft version of its Digital Audio Measurement Guidelines for a 45-day public comment period. The draft was developed in collaboration with a large working group of organizations involved in the digital audio industry, which included digital audio ad buyers and sellers, digital audio content distributors, measurement services, and others.
Sirius XM

Here’s What Moody’s Says About Sirius XM’s New Debt Offering

Sirius XM Radio Inc. has proposed taking on some $1.5 billion in new debt. What does Moody's Investors Service have to say about the satellite radio company's loan endeavor?

A Radio Category To Discover

Financial institutions from banks to mortgage lenders have been increasing their marketing efforts in recent months as the economy continues to show signs of improvement. But, what about credit card companies? One is using radio, and they are back on the latest Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report.

Saturday Sojourn: ‘El Cucuy’ Returns To L.A. Radio

One of the most famous voices in the history of U.S. Hispanic radio is back on Southern California's airwaves. Tomorrow marks the second edition of El Cucuy y Mayra Berenice, a Saturday midday talk and entertainment show airing weekly from 10am-2pm on Entravision's Classic Regional Mexican Hits station serving Los Angeles, KSSE-FM 107.1 "La Suavecita."

Broadcast's Most Popular Newsletter

Sign up for free to get The Daily Intelligence Report delivered to your inbox. RBR-TVBR delivers complete broadcasting news analysis and our infamous observations.

GET UP TO SPEED NOW

Wall Street Report

Symbol Last Trade Price Change

Media Information Bureau

Exclusive members-only content. Click here to sign up.



Stay Connected

923FansLike
2,039FollowersFollow

How Much Is ‘Z106.3’ Worth To ABQ’s BB?

The price has been revealed for American General Media's previously announced spin of a CHR/Pop station serving the Albuquerque market. The buyer is BB Broadcasting, and it plans no format changes at the station known for "hit music now."

Does Traditional Media Have A ‘Gut Advantage’?

Gordon Borrell thinks so. The noted local media industry analyst has released another "Chart of the Week" tied to Borrell Associates' 2017 Local Advertiser Survey, and it suggests that nearly 2,300 local advertisers go with their gut when it comes to making radio a part of their media mix.

How You Can Unlock Value Within TV With Metadata and AI

Not so long ago, time-stamps played a large metadata role for TV broadcasters. In recent years, technological advancements have changed how broadcasters view and use metadata. On July 18, broadcast and cable TV professionals and their sales teams have a great no-cost opportunity to learn more about how AI and metadata can bring more in more ad dollars.

Empire State Sputter For Local Radio Ad Spending?

Local advertising spending in the state of New York will reach $13.7 billion in 2017 across the Empire State's 10 local media markets. That said, radio is laggard when it comes to ad spend in the top 5 vertical market categories, and is behind all other forms of local media. That nugget comes courtesy of BIA/Kelsey's updated 2017 U.S. Local Advertising Forecast.

Latest Articles


With Hours To Go, AMC-8 Satellite Migration Still A Concern

With literally hours to go before the death of a major satellite that provides a significant amount of music and spoken word programming to radio stations across the U.S., at least one major program supplier is very pleased with the substantial progress seen since the end of May on the need of AMs and FMs to repoint their dishes to the replacement of AMC-8. There's still a way to go, however.

Today’s USA: Aging, And More Diverse Than Ever

The nation's population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. New detailed estimates show the nation's median age — the age where half of the population is younger and the other half older — rose from 35.3 years on April 1, 2000, to 37.9 years on July 1, 2016.

How You Can Unlock Value Within TV With Metadata and AI

Not so long ago, time-stamps played a large metadata role for TV broadcasters. In recent years, technological advancements have changed how broadcasters view and use metadata. On July 18, broadcast and cable TV professionals and their sales teams have a great no-cost opportunity to learn more about how AI and metadata can bring more in more ad dollars.

More FCC Warnings Come For Queens Pirates

Add two more Buccaneers of Broadcasting to the list of individuals caught with pirate radio stations in the Borough of Queens. The FCC on Friday issued two new Notices of Unlicensed Operations, or NUOs, to individuals found to be in violation of the Commission's rules on pirate broadcasts. The NUOs are part of a largely intensified effort by the FCC to rid the airwaves of illegal broadcasts, and much of the new activity involves infringers in the New York Tri-State Area.

Tech Roundup

Internet and digital news for the broadcasting industry.

Lotame Lassoes A Partnership With iQ Media

A top independent data management platform (DMP) and data exchange has been selected as a partner by a company that's best known for providing TV companies with solutions for ad detection, sponsorship measurement and media monitoring.

JB&A To Represent Osprey From Rio Grande To Arctic Circle

Just in time for Canada 150 and the Fourth of July in the U.S., there's a new rep in the fifty nifty and the Great White North for Osprey Video. A newly forged agreement has made JB&A Distribution the official representative of Osprey's complete product offering to systems integrators and value-added resellers in the U.S. and Canada.

A Familiar Brand To Radio Brings Back A Familiar URL

Did you miss www.orban.com? It appears the professional audio processing company Orban did too, as it has just redesigned its website and relaunched the famed Orban brand with its original URL.