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Monday, February 17, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

NASH Gets 16 Pages in Country Weekly

American Media and Cumulus announced a partnership to form a glossy, 16-page section called NASH in Country Weekly beginning with the February 24 issue. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Sports TV Scores Huge Gains, Dominates TV Programming

Sports on TV -- and other screens -- continues to dominate. In the last 10 years, the available hours of sports programming have increased by 232%, according to Nielsen. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Debut Global Rock Summit Coming To Hollywood April 4th-5th

The first-ever GLOBAL ROCK SUMMIT (GRS) has unveiled its program for the upcoming event taking place APRIL 4th and 5th at the HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL in HOLLYWOOD, CA. Read full article »

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Field: "We Have Turned The Corner."

Those were the words of Entercom President and CEO David Field after reporting fourth quarter and full-year (2013) earnings today. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Interpublic Report: It's Time To Shift From Nielsen Ratings To 'Impressions-Based' Trading

Media-buying biggie Interpublic's Mediabrands is making a case for the local TV advertising marketplace to shift from conventional TV ratings to “impressions-based trading.” Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: Time To Update Communications Act, Preserve Net Neutrality

Citing ABRAHAM LINCOLN's quote, “As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew,” FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER told an audience at the UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL's SILICON FLATIRONS CENTER FOR LAW, TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP that changes in technology compel the Commission to review and update the Communications Act and that the Commission has the authority to enforce net neutrality. Read full article »

Monday, February 10, 2014

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

IAB Redefines Ad Engagement, Clarifies Core Metrics Cross-Platform

The Interactive Advertising Bureau will release a new definition for advertising engagement on Monday, as well as a list of core metrics around digital and legacy ads across platforms. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

FCC Extends Comment Time For AM Revitalization Proposal

The FCC has extended the comment period in the AM revitalization docket. Read full article »

Friday, February 7, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Goodman Ready To Take Chicago

Chicagoland Radio and Media has the early details about management changes at the suburban Chicago stations Goodman's company Digity will take over from NextMedia upon closing, which the blog says will happen Monday. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Sold-Out Oscars' $1.7M Price Tag Draws 14 Major Advertisers

Sold out for months, ABC announced a partial list of 14 advertisers for this year’s Academy Awards -- including many longtime repeat marketers. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

FCC, Station Owner Reach Consent Decree Over Nonpayment Of Fine

The FCC has reached a consent decree with MICHAEL H. GLASS over nonpayment of a 2008 $1,500 fine for EAS, power, and STL licensing issues at WMER-A/MERIDIAN, MS. Read full article »

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Stern Happy Stations Failed After he Left

Howard Stern turns 60 this year and Billboard magazine is featuring him on an upcoming cover. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Google Breaks Into Madison Avenue's 'Big 5,' Comcast Erodes As No. 1 Supplier

Despite the hyper-fragmentation of the media marketplace, five suppliers still represent a critical mass of Madison Avenue's media-buying power. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Beats Music Launches Today

The much-anticipated BEATS MUSIC throws its hat into the ring TODAY (1/21), as a new competitor to existing services like PANDORA, SPOTIFY, RDIO and APPLE's iTUNES RADIO. Read full article »

Friday, January 17, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Has Radio Become Too Boring And Repetitive?

The radio industry is in a period where the shiny new object is getting all the attention (see Bill O'Reilly's rant in story #2). Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Teens Up Usage For Connected TVs, Mobile

Teens' online use of tablets, smartphones and connected TVs, is growing -- now it's up to some four hours a day. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Mixed Revenue Stories For The Top-Three Markets

Good news from THE BIG APPLE, as NYMRAD reports revenue growth was up 6%. Local spot was up 5.6%, National 5.1% -- that's a total spot revenue of 5.5%. Read full article »

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Pandora Attempt to Purchase South Dakota FM Hits FCC Wall

Seven months ago, in an attempt to pay lower rates to licensing companies like ASCAP, Pandora announced it was purchasing KXMZ-FM, in Rapid City, South Dakota from Jeff Warshaw for $600,000. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Local Media Forecast To Rise Single Digits, Digital Expands

Local media revenue is set to climb mid-single-digit percentages this year, according to a study of ad sales managers and executives. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Former FCC Commissioners Testify Before House Panel On Communications Act Rewrite

Three former FCC Chairmen and one former Commissioner and Acting Chairman testified WEDNESDAY (1/15) before a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on the proposed rewrite of the Communications Act. Read full article »

Monday, January 13, 2014

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

It's Official. John Hogan Out at Clear Channel.

Clear Channel made the official announcement that John Hogan is retiring and to show Wall Street a move the company is stable, Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman has extended his contract with the company for another 5 years. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Facebook Sued For False Advertising, 'Manipulating' User's Profile

A Colorado resident has sued Facebook for allegedly misrepresenting to his friends that he “liked” the newspaper USA Today. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Former FCC Commissioners To Testify At House Panel's Hearing On Communications Act Rewrite

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold its first hearing on the proposed rewrite of the Communications Act on WEDNESDAY (1/15) in WASHINGTON. Read full article »

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

The Best Sports Talkers of 2013

Compelling topics for America’s Sports Talk stations seemed to fall out of the sky like gifts from heaven in 2013. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

TV, Digital Video Ad Dollars Rise, Hit $66 Billion For '13

Television advertising dollars will continue to steadily rise in the coming years, while digital video advertising spending will initially see much faster growth. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

FCC Cross-Ownership Rule Relaxation Proposal Withdrawn

FCC Chairman TOM WHEELER has withdrawn the draft proposal of new ownership rules that would have relaxed the cross-ownership rules banning ownership of radio stations and a newspaper or smaller TV stations and a newspaper in the same market, reports THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Read full article »

Monday, December 16, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

AdWeek Names Pittman its First Media Visionary

AdWeek magazine says Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman has had many incarnations making him a jack of all media. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

U.S. Mobile Ad Spend To Approach $10B This Year

U.S. mobile advertising will more than double to $9.6 billion in 2013 from $4.36 billion last year, according to the latest forecast from eMarketer. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Pandora Tops Triton Digital's Top 20 Digital Audio Stations/Networks For October

TRITON DIGITAL's Top 20 ranker of digital audio stations and networks for OCTOBER 2013 has been released, showing PANDORA leading both average active sessions (1.9 million) and session starts (1 billion) by a wide margin over second place CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO (320,000 average active sessions, 158 million session starts). Read full article »

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Should You be Concerned About the FCC Study

Strange things can happen when our government is given the power to license the news media. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

YouTube To Net Nearly $2B In Ad Revenue Worldwide In 2013

Video content remains one of the most important media for online advertisers and publishers, as more are striving to add value to products or services by demonstrating how to fix a leaky faucet, what to wear with the trendy black boots, or how to groom a Wheaten Terrier. Read full article »

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Adap.tv To Adapt For Singapore, Expands Into Southeast Asia

AOL Networks' Adap.tv has announced it is expanding into Southeast Asia and will open a brand new office in Singapore. Alex Khan has been appointed as managing director and will work from the new Singapore office. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Bipartisan Deal Moves FCC Reform Bill Forward In House

A deal between Republicans and Democrats on the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee has paved the way for an FCC reform bill to come to a vote this week. Read full article »

Monday, December 9, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Harvey To Join NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame

Steve Harvey will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, set for April 8 in Las Vegas and sponsored by ASCAP. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

As Streaming TV Rises, DVR Penetration Slows

DVR penetration in U.S. homes is slowing down, according to a new study. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

RADAR Finds 178 Million Listening To Network Radio Spots

NIELSEN just released its RADAR DECEMBER 2013 survey to demonstrate network radio’s power in reaching a mass audience in all demographics. Read full article »

Friday, December 6, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Rush: Clear Channel's Anchorman

He calls himself America's anchorman and Clear Channel couldn't agree with him more. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Newspaper Dollars Still Tops In Local Media

Local small and medium size businesses are “optimistic” about local media growth in the near term. Still many are cautious. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Spotify To Offer Free Music On Phones And Tablets

CNET reports webcaster, "SPOTIFY is bringing free music to phones and tablets, according to new reports. Read full article »

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Pandora Snags Chunk of Radio Listening

So the company says. Again, keep in mind, there is no third party verification of these numbers. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Survey: Retailers Back Away From Mobile

A new survey of retail CMOs shows that stores are backing away from mobile technology, even as m-commerce sales climb. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Nielsen Looks At Christmas Music On The Radio

In a new report on CHRISTMAS music on the radio, NIELSEN writes, "Even if you were passed out on the couch for a tryptophan-induced nap on THANKSGIVING, you were probably still able to faintly hear the holiday marketing blitz ramping up for the season on the TV in the background. Read full article »

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

"The Companion." Consumers Listen To 14 Hours Of Radio Per Week

Yesterday, Nielsen released its third-quarter cross-platform report which details how much time Americans are spending with each media per week. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

IAB Discloses Native Disclosure Rules, Maintains Some Formats 'Can't Be Contained'

The Interactive Advertising Bureau this morning released its much-anticipated guidelines for so-called “native advertising” formats that mimic editorial content, including the online ad industry’s first-ever disclosure principles, which assert it is “paramount” that it should be clear and prominent to consumers that such ads were paid for. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Edison Research, Triton Digital Partner For Infinite Dial 2014 Study

EDISON RESEARCH’s long-running study of consumer media usage, "The Infinite Dial," will have a new partner when it returns in MARCH 2014. Read full article »

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

Radio's Reach Remains Steady

That's according to the December Nielsen RADAR report released Monday. Nielsen says radio now reaches 241.8 million people 12+ during an average week. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Mobile Lures Older Demographics

The average American consumes nearly 60 hours of content weekly across TV, radio, online and mobile devices, per a Nielsen study released Tuesday, which focuses on cross-channel campaign strategies and reveals that a growing number of mid-life consumers access the Internet and media from mobile devices. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Rdio Names Anthony Bay CEO

RDIO has named ANTHONY BAY, a former digital media executive at AMAZON, MICROSOFT and APPLE, as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. BAY succeeds DREW LARNER, who will become Vice-Chairman and Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors. Read full article »

Monday, December 2, 2013

Here is the latest news from Radio Ink:

What Does Bloomberg Think of Clear Channel Refinance?

Bloomberg did not spread any cheer on Clear Channel this Thanksgiving holiday. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from Media Post:

Comcast, Nielsen Team For On Demand Commercial Ratings

Fresher TV commercials, as well as measuring those ads, are coming to time-shifted viewing -- perhaps first to Comcast’s video-on-demand service. Read full article »

Here is the latest news from All Access:

Musicians Seek Pandora's Support For Radio Performance Royalty

Last week (NET NEWS 11/26), ALL ACCESS reported ongoing attempts to pass royalty rate legislation suffered a major blow, as PANDORA had given up its support to get Congress to act on the Internet Fairness Act. Read full article »