Edison Releases Report on Efficient Podcasts

Edison Research has released a new report that spotlights the most-efficient podcasts for ad buyers across four domestic regions. The data was based on Edison's Effiency Ranker, which is meant to help ad buyers and sellers focus on the most-efficient podcasts to target key demos and reduce waste.

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 InFOCUS Podcast: Dave Kolesar

It's about offering more to local radio listeners ... and a new revenue source for Hubbard in the National Capital Region. Learn more about the possibilities for your operation by considering a fifth HD Radio multichannel offering by listening to this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM and hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson. LISTEN HERE

Bynes Returns To Atlanta As New iHeartMedia Leader

As of February 1, iHeartMedia will have a new Metro President overseeing its six audio brands serving Atlanta.  He reports to Division President Kim Guthrie, and joins the market from iHeartMedia’s Texas region, where he’s served as the Area President since 2021. 

A Wright Choice For Duke’s Successor at Midwest Communications

Midwest Communications has announced the successor to the late Duke Wright. Wright, the company's founder and President/CEO, died on December 21. Filling the role of President is an individual who first joined the company in 1985 by taking a sales position at WIXX in Green Bay, Wisc.

A Punjabi Purchase In The Works For KLOK

From the autumn of 2010 through early 2017,  a company led by Charlie Banta and Sandra Miller owned a San Francisco Bay Area AM that had once been one of the biggest regional Mexican players in the region. It was sold for $6 million. Now, the company that made that deal is spinning the AM for less than half of that price. For Punjabi American Media, it further grows its radio network in the Golden State.
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TPR Gets Media Bureau To Rescind Tentative New Non-Comm Licensee

In San Antonio and across Hill Country, Texas Public Radio is the main source for NPR programming and non-commercial informational programming that is non-secular in nature. Now, it is gaining attention for successfully convincing the head of the Media Bureau's Audio Division, Al Shuldiner, to nix the tentative selectee for MX Group 196 in the FCC's noncommercial FM November 2021 filing window.

TWC, Skyview Bring Ski Reports To Radio

Want to hit the slopes but aren't sure of what the current conditions are? You're in luck, thanks to an expanded partnership between The Weather Channel and Skyview Networks.

Noted Chicago Air Personality Lin Brehmer Dies

He spent more than three decades at Adult Alternative WXRT-FM 93.1 in Chicago until stepping aside last summer, a battle with cancer preventing him from continuing on the air. On Sunday, Lin Brehmer passed away at the age of 68, the Audacy Corp. station said in a statement.

Satellite Radio on the TV? This Brand Has It

Hey, broadcast radio — looking for ways to extend your reach? Why not a built-in app on a smart television? SiriusXM has just done that, thanks to a partnership with a popular TV set brand.

CMG Ups Smith To Urban Content Director

He's been Program Director for WCFB "Star 94.5" Orlando and for two FM translators superserving African American consumers in Jacksonville — "Hot 99.5" and "Power 106.1." Now, this veteran radio programming executive has been named Director of Urban Content for the stations' parent, Cox Media Group (CMG).

Expanded-Band AM Hub for ‘Freedom’ Secured

If you're a listener of talk program hosted by Steven K. Bannon, Rob Carson, Mark Levin and Rita Cosby and enjoy the Friday afternoon offering The Vaxx Report and you reside in metropolitan Atlanta, you'll be pleased to know that the party that has been operating the expanded-band AM station these shows air on has agreed to convert his Time Brokerage Agreement into an outright purchase.

Estrella Media Spins A DFW AM

It's a Class B AM that signed on in 1949 as KCUL-AM and since 1967 has had 11 subsequent call letters and a variety of formats including "Personal Achievement Radio" in the late 1990s, and Spanish-language programming. In 2006, it became a part of the predecessor company of Estrella Media, after LBI Media acquired it from Entravision. Now, Estrella has struck a deal to sell the AM station.

Greg Janoff Transitions to Consulting Role At USRN

In August 2019, Greg Janoff was welcomed by United Stations Radio Networks as its new Chief Revenue Officer. As of today, Janoff, whose past roles include those of VP/GM for WINS-AM in New York, will serve in a consulting role at USRN. A new CRO is already in-house at the company co-founded by the late Dick Clark and Chairman/CEO Nick Verbitsky.
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The InFOCUS Podcast: Scott Simonelli

The Chief Executive Officer of Veritonic, a company that’s become known for its marketing intelligence tools wrapped around digital audio marketing, has returned to the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, to discuss "ASMR." Learn why that's something very important for audio creative by listening now!  LISTEN HERE