CBS, Entercom Officially Start The Merger Process

Les Moonves, Joe Ianniello set to join Entercom's board--but for a limited time. Meanwhile, Entercom has confirmed it is selling 14 stations in 7 different markets in order to comply with the FCC's local ownership limits. Among the seven markets is Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

Here’s The Newest Addition To New South’s Stable

For many years, New South Radio and the Holladay family have owned AM and FM stations across the Deep South. Now, New South is adding to its collection of stations serving the Jackson, Miss., market -- once it terminates a Time Brokerage Agreement with Flinn Broadcasting.

Why Is D.C. Abuzz Over Michelle P. Connolly?

According to Bloomberg BNA, the often-mentioned Roslyn Layton is a leading candidate for a nomination as the next Republican FCC Commissioner from President Trump. So is Michelle P. Connolly. Who's that? We have the answer for you.

A State Senator’s Fight Brings WFSB Back To Optimum

After eight weeks, Optimum subscribers in Connecticut regained access to their local CBS affiliate, WFSB-3 in Hartford, Friday afternoon. The end of a bitter impasse came after a state senator sought to bring Meredith and Optimum parent Altice USA together to resolve their differences. In this RBR + TVBR INFOCUS report, we talked exclusively to this legislator right at the moment she excitedly learned of the battle's end.

Is Public Broadcasting Truly Imperiled?

It became known early Thursday that the Trump Administration's proposed Federal budget calls for the wholesale elimination of funding for public media. In this RBR + TVBR INFOCUS report, the tale of three very different public radio operations shows how any loss in dollars from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting could be devastating, or potentially lead to less noncomm diversity.

Net Loss Soars For Cumulus In Q4 As Net Revenue Dips

Cumulus Media released its much-anticipated fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results just after the Closing Bell on Wall Street Thursday, and the results aren't good. In short, the company's net loss widened dramatically. But, the core radio station group saw Q4 revenue gains.

Jackpot! Entravision Scores A Vegas TV Indie

Entravision Communications has just snagged its fifth television signal in the Silver State's biggest market. The company has, however, taken the quiet route in letting the world learn of its latest acquisition.

Emmis Head To Be Awarded For ‘Excellence’

Jeff Smulyan will be presented the award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America annual breakfast on April 26 in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel during the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Nexstar, Sinclair Team For ATSC 3.0-Inspired Consortium

Two of the broadcast television industry's biggest players have formed a consortium designed to promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetization while enhancing their abilities to compete in the wireless data transmission sector.

Pai Paints A Picture For Federal Broadband Funding Plan

'Light-touch' FCC regulation is spelled out by the FCC Chairman in a speech delivered Wednesday morning at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His plans could play a big role in how radio and TV can reach audiences via digital and social media.

‘TV’s Advanced Audience Platform’ Launched By Fox, Turner & Viacom

Founded by the consortium of "television publishers" and operated by "a neutral third-party auditor," OpenAP becomes the television industry’s first open platform for cross-publisher audience targeting and independent measurement.

West Virginia Pick Sees iHeart Go To School

In an intriguing move, iHeartMedia has turned to a veteran National Football League marketing pro and longtime Comcast Sports Southeast executive to fill its Area President position in the Pittsburgh/West Virginia Region.

FOX, CW Schedule Affiliate Meetings At NAB Show

If your station's success is thanks to an Empire and one Homer Simpson, you may want to book a flight to spend the final week of April in Las Vegas. The same can be said if your affiliate is powered by superheroes such as Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow.

Nielsen Audio Affirms January, February Tampa Data

In the latest twist involving the internet audio stream of an over-the-air broadcast radio station and its "highly unusual" presence in the Nielsen Audio PPM ratings for Tampa-St. Petersburg, the audience measurement company this morning affirmed its January and February reports despite the removal of the household responsible for the unusual activity. We have an RBR + TVBR OBSERVATION.

Pandora Premium’s Official Launch Date Finally Gets Revealed

After more than six months of teases, the first ever on-demand streaming option from Pandora is finally set for its official roll-out. The Oakland, Calif.-based streaming audio company announced early Monday that Pandora Premium will officially launch this week. Here's how Pandora is handling the long-awaited launch.

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