Deal

Price revealed on Alpha Fredericksburg buy

As previously reported, Larry Wilson’s group is purchasing four stations. Well, now we know the purchase price

Salem Formally Cuts Ties With Its Louisville Trio

Word Broadcasting Network has operated three Louisville stations licensed to Salem Media Group under a Local Marketing Agreement since January 2017. Thirty-seven months later, the Word is the bird: It's officially flying away with the properties, marking another sale of non-essential assets as Salem struggles with stock prices last seen in July 2009.

A Sun-Filled NTR Option For Radio In New York’s First Capital

Radio Kingston and its WKNY-AM 1490, with a long-awaited FM translator at 107.9 up and running, is set to further its mission of being a responsible and connected community member by engaging in a potentially significant nontraditional revenue opportunity for all radio stations across the U.S.

TuneIn Consolidates Local Radio Coverage Of COVID-19

Looking for a single place to find coronavirus pandemic news as it impacts community after community in the U.S.? There's an app for that.

Individual Non-Comms Can Now Choose Nielsen CDM Option

Thanks to a new pact announced Wednesday, non-commercial stations that are members of the Radio Research Consortium (RRC) now have access to Nielsen  Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) tools. 

A Hollywood Goodbye, With An Unwarranted Swipe At Radio

Financial analyst Michael Nathanson fears that the COVID-19 pandemic has created another period of economic duress, accelerating shifts in consumer and corporate behavior. Now, Nathanson believes that "the fundamental pillars of media," which were starting to crack heading into 2020, are crumbling. This could be a permanent wound ... and likens it to Radio's woes.
Broadcast Tower

Kathy Lau Sells South Dakota Towers

Three years ago, a Minnesota-based owner of radio stations headed by Kathy Lau and Shawn Skramstad made headlines for the liquidation of its properties. Now, Lau is in the news again -- this time for the sale of telecom assets in central South Dakota.

Cumulus Gets FCC’s OK For Complete Foreign Ownership

In May 2019, a reconstituted post-bankruptcy Cumulus Media sought the FCC’s approval to allow non-U.S. persons or entities to hold up to 100% of its voting stock and capital stock generally in the future. On Friday, the Commission said yes.
Entravision Communications Corporation

Entravision Spins A San Joaquin Valley AM

Entravision Communications, which acquired a historic AM radio station in April 2000 as part of a massive $475 million acquisition of Amador Bustos' Z-Spanish Radio, is parting ways with it. It will mark the end of decades of serving the northern San Joaquin Valley's Spanish-speaking audience for the facility.

A Quick LMA To Buy On L.I. For John Catsimatidis

At precisely 12:06pm ET on July 1, legendary WABC-AM in New York — today owned by John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Media — began simulcasting on a Class A FM serving the far eastern end of Long Island. Now, that LMA agreement between Red Apple and the station's licensee has turned in to an all-out purchase of the Suffolk County, N.Y. station.

What’s Fueling Salem’s Up-and-Down Stock Acceleration?

On Friday, Salem shares suddenly rose, and the growth continued through Monday's Closing Bell. It brought SALM to its highest closing price -- $2.13 -- since June of last year. On Tuesday, the magic faded for Salem. Similarly, iHeartMedia shares were down sharply on Tuesday. But, there are key differences between why each of the companies saw share declines.
Saga Communications, Inc.

What Is Saga’s COVID-19 Fueled Q2 Revenue Dip?

just how far did some radio broadcasting companies sink in the three month period ending June 30? The answer to this question will fully unfold over the next three business days as iHeartMedia, Entercom and Cumulus Media each roll out their Q2 2020 results. For Saga Communications, which distributed its results Wednesday, a 47.6% slash in year-to-year net revenue is the first takeaway.

And Now, Entercom’s Updated Regional Presidents Roster

Seconds before RBR+TVBR's Friday afternoon news deadline, an Entercom representative sent along internal company communication that confirmed "a reorganization" of the company's regional president structure. Here are all the details.

A Cloud-Based FM Plus HD Radio Air-Chain Gets A Live Demo

Nautel and Telos Alliance formally demonstrated how a fully time-locked FM+HD air-chain can be managed in a cloud environment -- something more essential than ever, given the COVID-19 pandemic and increased global concerns that a second wave is weeks away.
Joe D'Angelo, xperi

RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast: Joe D’Angelo, Xperi

There’s been a silver lining for HD Radio across the COVID-19 pandemic: technology to disseminate important tips and virus protection techniques and additional content through digital multicasts. What that entailed is just one small part of a wide-ranging conversation with Xperi's Joe D’Angelo, the man leading HD Radio. LISTEN HERE