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Amador Bustos

Bustos Media Seeks ‘ZoneCasting’ In Seattle

Bustos Media Holdings, the radio station ownership group led by Amador Bustos, has filed applications to deploy ZoneCasting technology for FM radio stations KZTM and KDDS with the intent of offering localized coverage in the Seattle-Tacoma market.
Alex Cadelago [Photo: Al Torres Photography/2017; Cumulus Media]

Cumulus’s Houston Head Gets Expanded Role As RVP

The audio content creation and distribution company led by CEO Mary Berner has promoted from within to take the role of Regional Vice President over Cumulus Media's Houston, Albuquerque and Tucson markets. Getting the bigger role is the VP/Market Manager in Houston.

FCC Considering A New FM Broadcast Station Class

The Media Bureau is now seeking comment on a proposal that would create a new FM station class. Importantly, this proposed FM station class would supersede a dormant plan that would have established a new “Class C4” category of FM stations in the U.S. 

FCC Grants ‘Top-Four’ Rule Waiver With Gray/Marquee Swap OK

In a move that could possibly lead to a thaw in regulatory policy when it comes to local broadcast television ownership limits, the FCC's Media Bureau, headed by Holly Saurer, has given its approval to a swap of stations between Marquee Broadcasting and Gray Television.
Kevin Adell

Mission Demands Deposit Refund For Failed WADL Buy

Mission Broadcasting, the licensee of broadcast TV stations run by Nexstar Media Group via shared services agreements, has formally demanded to Adell Broadcasting that it release its deposit made as part of its now-scuttled deal to purchase WADL-38 in Detroit. Adell says not so fast.

Pee Dee Gets First NEXTGEN TV Channels

ATSC 3.0-powered NEXTGEN TV broadcasts for four services serving a unique DMA that includes the nation's fastest-growing city has arrived. It is thanks to the conversion of transmissions by a Howard Stirk Holdings-owned station operated via a shared services agreement with Sinclair Inc.

Bill Spadea

Spadea’s Garden State Gov. Run Gets A Closer NJ Look

The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission has stated that it is reviewing whether or not the morning host of popular Townsquare Media-owned News/Talk "New Jersey 101.5" can stay on the air, now that he has announced he's running for Governor.

FCC Upholds Dismissal Of South Fla. LPFM Application

A religious institution that sought reconsideration of its construction permit for a new low-power FM radio station that would have been short-spaced to big FMs owned by Audacy Inc. and iHeartRadio, respectively, has been told by the FCC that it cannot move forward with its plan.
iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman, actor Vilmer Valderrama and President/COO and CFO Rich Bressler attend a Happy Hour at iHeartCafé | La Californie during the Cannes Lions Festival on June 19 in Cannes, France. [Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images for iHeartMedia]

Cannes Again For iHeartMedia’s Top Leaders and Talent

Many of the company's top C-Suite leaders were in the south of France this week touting its reach and star power. So was syndicated morning host Bobby Bones, as the Cannes Lions Festival again saw the nation's top audio content creator and distributor show off its portfolio and star power.
Audacy Logo

Top FCC Republican Wants No Audacy ‘Soros Shortcut’

A fund controlled by Democratic activist and investor George Soros will emerge as Audacy's largest shareholder, adding to its investment in Latino Media Network (LMN). Getting regulatory approval of the deal won't involve any "Soros shortcut," Brendan Carr has pledged. 
Tiki Barber attends the Gracie Awards Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 18, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation)

Broadcast Media Salutes Leading Women At Gracies

The 49th annual Gracie Awards Luncheon has concluded, where a lengthy list of 2024 honorees were celebrated as the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the pioneering New York Yankees color commentator Suzyn Waldman.
Raúl Alarcón Jr.

SBS Founder Confident In ‘Operational Reset’

On May 30, the company released its delayed Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 earnings results. Nineteen days later, founder, President and Chairman/CEO Raúl Alarcón Jr. hosted a conference call for the Wall Street community in which he doubled down on Spanish Broadcasting System's path to growth.

When It Comes To Music First, Radio Wins

It isn't even June 30, yet our Editor-in-Chief already has a 40-track list of his "Hottest Songs of 2024." While he says it's remarkable and welcoming, the biggest takeaway is that he learned of every song by listening to a radio station. Why then does musicFIRST want to kill Radio, he wonders?

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FCC OKs Xana Agreement To Revive Silent FMs

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday granted the assignment of authorization application requesting its approval of a deal that will bring two FM radio stations along the Oregon coast back to life. 

David Zaslav

Media Bureau Sets Comment Period For WBD Waiver Request

The FCC's Media Bureau will consider a petition filed June 14 by Warner Bros. Discovery that seeks regulatory approval for a limited waiver of the Commission’s requirement that covered entities provide a certain amount of audio described programming per calendar quarter.
Jordan Berger, KOMU-8

NBC Affiliate Morning Anchor Reveals Absence Reason

The University of Missouri at Columbia-owned NBC affiliate that has been home to a morning show anchor since becoming a desk assistant in January 2014 has revealed that his absence since May 27 is due to partial facial paralysis linked to a condition known as Bell’s Palsy.

TVB Study Shines A Light On Local TV Station Online Hubs

Local TV stations have spent decades carefully developing their brands which are built on the locality and relevance of their news content. But how do users of local broadcast TV news and local broadcast station websites/apps really feel about them?  It's a question TVB sought to find the answer to.

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Make Your Audience the Hero At Your Next Presentation

Looking for a quick fix for "Presentation Hell," or perhaps a remedy for "Death by PowerPoint?" Public speaking coach and veteran public relations executive Rosemary Ravinal offers three "quick fix" steps one may consider when seeking to deliver a killer presentation free of boredom or attention deficits.

Time To Honor Radio’s Management, Marketing and Sales Pros

When it comes to Radio's sales leaders, who are the best of the best in 2024? Now's your time to help decide, as nominations are being accepted for the 32nd annual Radio Wayne Awards, to be presented September 10-11 at the Radio Masters Sales Summit.
Rosemary Ravinal

Mesmerize Your Speaking Audience With These Memory Hacks

"It’s not wise to memorize a speech," says public speaking coach Rosemary Ravinal. "Yet sometimes it’s necessary to remember some parts of your talk or presentation, but straight memorization will often backfire." Here are some techniques to consider to deliver speeches with confidence.

NAB Releases New Spots Pushing AM Radio Legislation

The NAB has released new radio spots designed to drive constituents of Capitol Hill politicians into action, and get them to petition their House and Senate representatives to get floor votes in each body of Congress for the AM Radio for Every Vehicle act.

Shure Upgrades WL Series With InfoComm Lavalier Launch

A "refreshed portfolio" means Shure's WL18Xm line delivers enhanced specifications for optimal compatibility with modern wireless systems and is specifically designed for speech and presentation applications in corporate environments, which may be of use for radio and television broadcasters.

Digigram Releases a New AES67 PCIe Sound Card

ALP-AES67 integrates Ravenna and has SMPTE ST-2110 compliance and was developed using Digigram’s hardware platform. ALP-AES67 boasts a fanless design, and a PCIe card supporting 64 playback channels and 64 recording channels.

GatesAir Tackles Broadcast Industry RF Engineering Gaps

Thomson Broadcast-owned GatesAir has brought to life an enhanced managed services program that is designed to address what the company calls "the urgent need" for skilled RF resources and services in the global broadcast industry.