An Iconic Journalist Gets A Big ‘Gracies’ Honor

An award-winning journalist, best-selling author and current anchor of CBS Sunday Morning will be the center of attention on Tuesday (6/27) at Midtown Manhattan's posh Cipriani on 42nd, as she will be honored with the 2017 Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award.

A Unanimous Choice For NAB Joint Board Chair

The CEO of Beasley Media Group has received the full support of the NAB Joint Board of Directors and has been unanimously elected to serve as NAB joint board chair.

Veritone Sees Profit Jump, Losses Narrow In Q1

Veritone has emerged in recent months as a major player in bringing media sales additional ROI opportunities through technology. On Tuesday, the company's growth came to full light as it released its Q1 2017 financial results. For the three-month period ending March 31, Veritone saw its net revenue—and profit—jump.

‘New Life’ Comes From A New EMF Exchange

There’s a swap that’s been consummated in Northern California. This results in the disappearance of one religious noncomm network, the emergence of a different non-secular noncomm, and the return to commercial status for an FM with a long history of format flips.

‘Big Link’ Gets Big Fine For Bogus FM

In the latest action that indicates the FCC's quest to quash pirate broadcasters is being invigorated, Enforcement Bureau Regional Director Dave Dombrowski on Monday sent a Forfeiture Order to an individual in Paterson, N.J. in the amount of $25,000 for his unlicensed activities. The pirate was using a signal reserved for a translator some 15 miles away.
Tim Westergren

Pandora Dumps Its Only FM Station

In what some may label a "fire sale" at troubled streaming audio company Pandora Media, the Oakland, Calif.-based company getting a $480 million investment from Sirius XM has just agreed to sell its only radio station for half of what Pandora paid for it exactly four years ago. Tucson-based Kalil & Co. represented Pandora in this transaction, which sees a South Dakota FM end up in the hands of a local broadcast company.

A Smiley Choice To Host The Marconis

A popular syndicated Urban radio personality has been chosen to host the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show at the 2017 Radio Show, produced by the NAB and the RAB. The annual fete is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Home Improvement Grabs Hold Of Radio

The Home Improvement category continues to be a strong one for radio. In last week’s Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report, The Home Depot was again in first place. At the same time, rival Lowe’s moved up to No. 3,
Raul Alarcon

Here’s The Price Of SBS’s L.A. Property Sale

With its stock at 94 cents and investors nervous, Spanish Broadcasting System has followed through on one part of a recapitalization strategy announced April 19 by the Miami-based Hispanic media company. On June 9, SBS closed on the sale of its offices and studios housing its two FM stations in L.A.

Can Consolidation Cure Radio’s Revenue Woes?

“There should be no rules on how many stations you can own in a market." That was a key statement made by one leading radio company CEO Thursday at the 34th Annual TV & Radio Financial Summit, held by S&P Global Market Intelligence. What do other owners of AM and FM stations think about this?

Alexa Makes An Impact On Idaho Smart Homes

"Alexa, enable Impact Radio." With this one simple instruction, smart homes in Idaho's biggest market that have an Amazon Echo device can now easily listen to any of Impact Radio Group's Boise, Idaho stations.

A Consent Decree, Ahead Of A Station Sale

On Monday, a silent FM radio station based at a major Mountain West university officially traded hands, with the most prolific buyer set to bring this 2kw facility back to life. Before that can happen, however, the seller has agreed to a civil penalty to resolve a series of violations regarding FCC rules on public inspection files, EAS and station logs. It could have been worse.

Univision Unloads Its Albuquerque Radio Cluster

Nearly fifteen years after Univision Communications predecessor Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. completed its acquisition of five Simmons Media stations in the Albuquerque, N. Mex., market — giving it entry into one of the nation's top Hispanic DMAs, Univision is selling the four stations it still owns to a major regional player. Kalil & Co. is the exclusive broker in this headline-making transaction.

Rough Ad Growth Ahead For Radio?

Are advertisers still cool on AM and FM radio stations? Do they consider radio's ROI delivery a relic of the past, when radios such the one pictured ruled the nightstand in one's home bedroom? MAGNA Global's Advertising Forecasts Spring Update, released today, suggests that's the case.

WW1, Nielsen Team For First ‘Audio DMP’

In an announcement made this morning, the dominant audience measurement company and the national radio advertising and syndication division of the nation's No. 2 radio broadcast company have reached a deal that brings a new dimension to the Nielsen Marketing Cloud.

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