Rosemary Ravinal

Tilt and Nod Your Way to Better Body Language

When you think about body language, posture and energetic movement come to mind for "Zoom expert" and veteran public relations pro Rosemary Ravinal: power poses, crossed arms, dramatic gesturing, and such." In physical spaces, the larger the room, the bigger the gestures need to be." But what about the small expressions that serve as visual codes that convey feelings, emotions, and meaning in the small confines of the video frame?

Nick Cannon’s Relationship With Skyview Reduced To ‘Influencer Space’

At the 2022 NAB Show, he was a VIP guest everyone wanted to meet at a special reception hosted in part by the Radio + Television Business Report at the Bellagio. Just before COVID-19 arrived in North America, at the 2020 NATPE Miami affair, he was touted as the biggest star at the Fontainebleau, with radio and TV gigs fueling his popularity. Now, Nick Cannon's career is in transition, as his syndicated morning radio program is coming to a close.

The Industry’s Top Trends For 2023: Clouded In Uncertainty

Streaming's pivot to profitability over subscriber growth has forced media companies to re-evaluate business models, S&P says in its newly released Media & Entertainment 2023 Top Trends report. Concurrently, S&P says Linear TV's decline is accelerating with higher cord cutting, declining audiences, and weakened advertising. Can media manage this decline as they invest in streaming?
Soo Kim, who runs Standard General

The InFOCUS Podcast: Soohyung Kim

With rumors swirling that a February 22 must-close date for the deal will be extended for three weeks and high-profile Members of Congress questioning the transaction, Standard General Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Soohyung Kim offered a statement — and an interview opportunity — to the press as part of his latest effort to get the Commission to say yes. RBR+TVBR obliged, and asked Soo to share what he believes is the biggest sticking point at the FCC for the deal. LISTEN HERE
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

The NAB Spells Out Its 2023 Broadcast Issues and Priorities

A virtual Town Hall conducted Thursday by the NAB served as a dissemination point for the nation's biggest advocacy organization serving broadcast radio and television to share what its plan of action on Capitol Hill is for the next 12 months, now that the 118th Congressional Session has commenced and Cathy McMorris Rodgers is now Chair of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee.

Tieline Launches New HTML5 TieServer Web Console

Western Australia-headquartered Tieline the Codec Company has brought to market a HTML5 TieServer Web Console management tool. Its primary purpose? To register networked codecs to a TieServer domain and configure and control Report-IT user accounts.

Preston Leaves Chicago For Top ‘MFA Role

In Texas' state capital, the audio home for fine arts music is KMFA-FM, a Class C1 noncommercial facility with a signal stretching from Temple through Austin and south to New Braunfels.  At the end of this month, the 56-year-old Classical station will have a new Chief Executive Officer. He's inbound from Chicago, exiting a station he joined nearly three years ago.

Valdés Gets ‘New’ Program, Podcasts With Westwood One

In October 2022, he stepped in for Jim Bohannon, who retired for undisclosed health reasons before passing away on November 12. Now, he's officially been tapped by Cumulus Media as the host of "an all-new radio program" and two different podcasts.
Ray Rice (Photo: Family via Facebook}

Indiana FM Owner Dies After Suffering Stroke On Cruise

The owner of a Class A FM radio station offering Country music to a rural swath of Indiana south of Seymour and due north of Louisville, Ky., has died after suffering a stroke while in Mexico — and being unable to immediately return to the U.S. A GoFundMe page was established by his family to help pay for hospitalization and transport costs, as he did not have insurance.
Miami, Fla.

As Expected, Miami Gets A Limited NEXTGEN TV Rollout

As 2022 ended, RBR+TVBR first reported on the pending arrival of NEXTGEN TV signals for four broadcast television stations serving the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market. That debut has indeed transpired — and doesn't involve the owners of the ABC or FOX affiliates, nor does it involve The E.W. Scripps Co.
VSiN logo

A Big ‘Bet’ In Washington Thanks To iHeart

As of today, iHeartMedia's LMA with a station that had been simulcasting WONK-FM on Wednesday has shifted to Sports — with a VSiN partnership in place. WONK-FM is now gone.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Steve Newberry

Quu Inc. CEO Steve Newberry chats about CES 2023 and what Radio has to gain from the technology expo and conference in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. He also offers listeners the details on how to score VIP entry into a special radio industry executive cocktail reception scheduled for January 5 at the Bellagio.  LISTEN HERE

TEGNA Secures A Future Retrans Win With Comcast

Standard General, the investment house led by Soohyung Kim has made good on its word not to hike retransmission consent rates of TEGNA stations to those negotiated for Cox Media Group properties.

A Bigger ‘Hippie’ Set For Music City U.S.A.

When RBR+TVBR first reported on the purchase by Kensington Digital Media of an AM serving Nashville that is presently silent under an STA, what the company would do with the property was perhaps the biggest unanswered question. It is now known what the company's plans are, now that it has closed on the acquisition.
Duke Wright, pictured in fall 2016

Midwest Communications Head ‘Duke’ Wright Dies

Wright started his radio career in 1958 as a teenage disk jockey at his family owned station in Wausau, Wisc., WRIG-AM. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he returned to manage WRIG and its FM companion, which he put on the air in 1964. ​​From those beginnings came a radio broadcasting career of over 40 years, during which he built a Midwest broadcasting empire.