FCC

Brendan Carr Gets Trump Nod For FCC Seat

Months of speculation and predictions as to who will take the two open FCC Commissioner seats have come to an anti-climactic end, thanks to President Trump.
Wall Street

A Mid-Week Rebound For Media Stocks

U.S. financial markets closed Wednesday trading on a high note, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 143.95, to 21,454.61, and Nasdaq advanced 87.79, to 6,234.41. Media stocks enjoyed upward momentum on Wall Street, with Tribune Media climbing and Sinclair Broadcast Group rising on word that divestment of as many as 10 markets could be seen to get Federal approval of their blockbuster merger.

Is TEGNA Immune From Stock’s June Swoon?

On May 31, TEGNA shares were trading at or near $23.75. One day later, they tumbled to $15.30 ... and haven't recovered since. Should investors be concerned? No, they shouldn't. Zacks Equity Research explains why they believe there's no trouble on the way for the company formerly known as Gannett.

Music and Radio: Chief Reasons For Home Smart Speakers

"Hey, broadcast radio executives. Get on Alexa and Google Home access today!" That could be one of the key messages from an hour-long webinar on home smart speaker usage presented Wednesday by NPR and Edison Research.

This Owner Seeks A Buyer After 86 Years In Radio

Radio Vermont has decided to divest its stable of radio stations after 86 years of continuous ownership. Richard Foreman and Associates has been named the company's exclusive broker, and the search for a new owner has begun.
Next Radio

WW1, NextRadio Team For Interactive Audience Measurement

Westwood One and NextRadio have partnered to roll out what they say is "the first and largest interactive audience measurement tool of over-the-air FM radio." This means "old-school broadcast radio" can now deliver the same insights on audience, engagement, clicks to retail, and more as digital advertising, they say.

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.
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?

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.

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A White Win For ‘NCK Today’

The home for North Central Kansas news and information is about to change hands, thanks to a deal that puts an AM/FM combo and an FM translator in the hands of White Communications. It's our lead deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for June 28, 2017, which also sees the sale of a onetime Radio Disney O&O in Seattle in a deal brokered by Kalil & Co.

Is TEGNA Immune From Stock’s June Swoon?

On May 31, TEGNA shares were trading at or near $23.75. One day later, they tumbled to $15.30 ... and haven't recovered since. Should investors be concerned? No, they shouldn't. Zacks Equity Research explains why they believe there's no trouble on the way for the company formerly known as Gannett.

Here’s The MFM’s New Slate Of Officers

The Media Financial Management Association (MFM) has affirmed its officers and newly elected board members for 2017-2018 officers and for its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association.

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.

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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.
Next Radio

WW1, NextRadio Team For Interactive Audience Measurement

Westwood One and NextRadio have partnered to roll out what they say is "the first and largest interactive audience measurement tool of over-the-air FM radio." This means "old-school broadcast radio" can now deliver the same insights on audience, engagement, clicks to retail, and more as digital advertising, they say.

Can Your Stations Conquer Personal Care Communication?

Consumers of personal care businesses ranging from fitness clubs, salons, massage clinics, spas, beauty products and nutritionals prefer TV and direct mail over other media. That bit of sour news for the radio industry C-Suite comes courtesy of a new public opinion poll conceived and commissioned by LAVIDGE and Mosaic Multicultural. Here's some words of wisdom from our Editor-in-Chief to the radio industry C-Suites: Don't be defeated, as this is a great opportunity for you to prove these consumers wrong.
FCC

Brendan Carr Gets Trump Nod For FCC Seat

Months of speculation and predictions as to who will take the two open FCC Commissioner seats have come to an anti-climactic end, thanks to President Trump.

Tech Roundup

Internet and digital news for the broadcasting industry.

Did The FCC Get Fake Net Neutrality Docket Comments?

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) on Wednesday urged the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate whether Federal law was violated by the submission of fake comments — using stolen identities — to the FCC net neutrality commenting system.

Music and Radio: Chief Reasons For Home Smart Speakers

"Hey, broadcast radio executives. Get on Alexa and Google Home access today!" That could be one of the key messages from an hour-long webinar on home smart speaker usage presented Wednesday by NPR and Edison Research.

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.