Cumulus

Another Punishing Session For Cumulus

With the confirmation that former CEO Lew Dickey Jr. on Monday resigned as Vice Chairman of Cumulus Media's Board of Directors, investors continued to sell their shares of the company's stock. On a positive note, Saga Communications climbed 2.2% in Thursday's trading on Wall Street.

FCC OK’s TV Channel Sharing Outside Incentive Auction

The FCC on Thursday unanimously approved a Report and Order that would authorize channel sharing outside the context of the incentive auction. However, Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn dissented in part, as she believes an issue regarding "must carry" status has been tossed.

Gray Shareholders Get A Non-Binding Vote On Exec Pay

Gray revealed their 2016 executive compensation, and will allow stock owners to voice their non-binding opinion on 2017 salaries at the broadcast TV company's annual shareholders meeting in May. Also up for a vote is the continuance on the company's board of directors of a leading female radio executive.
Brian Wieser

Does TV Presently Have A Problem With Its Core Audience?

Total TV use as Brian Wieser defines it was down. But, it was far more pronounced among adults 18-49 than among all households. There's a clear reason why this is happening, based on his analysis.

Media Bureau Shoots Down EMF Push Against LPFM

The Educational Media Foundation has a Class A noncomm in Orange County, Calif., that airs its Air1 Christian Pop format. An LPFM on the same frequency granted to a nonprofit group in Pasadena, Calif., was challenged in an FCC Application for Review. The FCC's Media Bureau denied the AFR. Here's why.

Local Radio Freedom Act Gets Cochran’s Senate Support

The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) now has 164 co-sponsors in the House and 18 in the Senate. Supporters in the upper body of Congress now include a veteran Mississippi legislator.
iHeart Radio

A Registration Milestone Is Reached For iHeartRadio

The iHeartRadio live streaming, podcasting, and on-demand digital music app has just surpassed a big number, with respect to its tally of registered users. The announcement comes after iHeart beat Pandora by roughly two months on launching an subscription-based on-demand audio offering.

Lew Dickey’s Last Goodbye: Cumulus Co-Founder Exits Board

The company revealed in an SEC filing late Wednesday that its former CEO, who exited the post in October 2015 but remained a key member of the Cumulus Media Board of Directors, resigned as the board's Vice Chairman on Monday. Who's replacing Dickey? The change is all in the family.

WW1 Awards Wildman With EVP Stripes

Westwood One today will promote Mark Wildman to a newly expanded role at the network sales and programming arm of Cumulus Media. He joined WW1 in October 2016 after a run at William Morris.

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EMF Swaps Stations With Four-Pronged Maui Cruiser

A single asset exchange agreement filing with the Commission involving radio station owners Adam and Victor Michael and Educational Media Foundation will see the swap of three FMs and a translator serving Hawaii's Valley Isle, two FM translators in the Valley of the Sun, and three FM translators in Colorado.

This NAB Show Retreat Is Focused On Your Competition

If you're planning on attending the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas in late April and have a keen interest in discussing "the latest trends disrupting the traditional video and audio marketplace putting more than $300 billion in advertising up for grabs," you better make plans to spend some time at the Encore Hotel on April 24-25.

American Tower Preps For Repack With Big Order

To ensure that the spectrum repack process goes smoothly for its customers, American Tower wanted its own inventory of broadband antennas on hand for its broadcast tower tenants. That's why it just placed a nearly $5 million order with Dielectric.

‘Eyes On Screen’ Study Spotlights Short-Attention Teens

TVision Insights has created a business out of measuring what it calls "eyes on screen attention" to every second of programming and advertising on television. The attention measurement firm this week released its inaugural Quarterly Attention Report, reflecting data for commercials and programming viewed during the fourth quarter of 2016. What did TVision Insights find?

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FCC OK’s TV Channel Sharing Outside Incentive Auction

The FCC on Thursday unanimously approved a Report and Order that would authorize channel sharing outside the context of the incentive auction. However, Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn dissented in part, as she believes an issue regarding "must carry" status has been tossed.

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iHeart Radio

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A Comet Arrives At Apple TV and Roku

Comet TV, the digital multicast science fiction and horror network launched in late 2015 through a joint partnership between Sinclair Television Group and MGM, can now be viewed by way of a brand-new app for Apple TV and Roku.