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 2023-02-07 21:07 

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Report: Radio Digital Revenue Edges Closer to $2 Billion...

That's according to a newly released report from the RAB and Borrell and Associates. It's the 11th year the two organizations have been collaborating on the report. In 2022, according to the report, radio stations generated $1.8 billion in digital...

 2023-02-07 20:46 

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Starks Sets Tone For FCC Diversity Symposium...

A full-day symposium focused on expanding digital and media ownership opportunities for women and minorities — with in-person and virtual participants and a lively audience at the FCC's headquarters — kicked off on Tuesday with remarks fro...

 2023-02-07 09:50 

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NPR to Offer Bilingual Coverage for SOTU...

NPR will offer member stations and listeners bilingual coverage of the State of the Union address for the first time, with the Spanish-language coverage hosted by Morning Edition correspondent A Martnez. NPR will also produce a fact-check blog during the ...

 2023-02-07 08:28 

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Patreon Launches a Podcast...

Patreon is launching Backstage with Patreon, a weekly podcast with a goal of empowering creative businesses on Patreon. The show will include interviews that provide an inside look at the current and future of the platform, and include insights from other...

 2023-02-07 08:26 

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Nat Geo Celebrating Black History Month...

National Geographic will commemorate Black History Month with its flagship podcast, Overheard, through a month-long, four-part series of episodes focused on music and exploration featuring Black musicians and National Geographic Explorers....

 2023-02-07 08:05 

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Skyview Still Working Through Technical Issues...

Skyview Networks says it is still working with its technical and engineering teams to bring its operation back to speed, one week after a purported system intrusion brought things to a halt for the program syndicate and its affiliates....

 2023-02-07 08:00 

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WCCO Raises $447,000 for Second Harvest...

Audacy's Minneapolis news-talk station WCCO (830 AM) raised over $447,000 to benefit the Second Harvest Heartland during its "let's Kick Hunger Day Radiothon." The radiothon was held on Thursday, February 2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time...

 2023-02-07 07:55 

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Who Are The Best Leaders In Radio?...

They are the radio industry's best. They know how to motivate their teams to success. They are winning at sales, programming, and management. They are relentless in what they do, and they do not fail. It's time for YOU to make your nomination......

 2023-02-07 07:03 

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KFGE Raises Over $102,000 for St. Jude...

NRG Media's KFGE (98.1 FM, Froggy 98) raised more than $102,800 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during a recent radiothon. The "Country Cares for St. Jude's Kids" radiothon occurred between February 1 and February 2....

 2023-02-07 06:55 

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'Way Up with Angela Yee' Debuts...

Premiere's new syndicated midday show Way Up with Angela Yee debuted on more than 30 iHeart stations across the country on Monday. The show originates from iHeart's urban contemporary hits outlet WWPR (105.1 FM, Power) in New York City....

 2023-02-07 06:40 

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Radio Execs Mixed on Non-Compete Ban Proposal...

(By Randy Lane) The FTC's proposed new rule banning noncompete clauses in employee contracts could have a major impact across the media industry. Understandably, corporations and management are generally for noncompetes, while talent and talent execut...

 2023-02-07 06:31 

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RAB Sets Date for Tourism Presentation...

The Radio Advertising Bureau will continue its "Radio Works" initiative with its first 2023 presentation called "Radio Works for Tourism." The presentation will offer expert insight into radio success on tourism ads and consumer demand for...

 2023-02-07 06:12 

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Beasley Launches 'Shawn Parr's Backstage Country'...

Beasley Media is merging two country radio shows into a new syndicated offering. Shawn Parr's Backstage Country marries Backstage Country with the popular Shawn Parr's Across America program, hosted by the country music ambassador....

 2023-02-07 06:01 

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Pat McAfee Voted Top Sports Show for 2022...

Pat McAfee's radio program was voted the top national sports radio show of 2022 by Barrett Sports Media's panel of experts. It is the first win for McAfee and his self-titled show, which aired on SiriusXM for the first two-thirds of the year befor...

 2023-02-07 05:53 

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TuneIn Partners with EV Maker XPeng...

Streaming audio platform TuneIn will be integrated into new electric vehicles made by China-based XPeng as part of a new partnership between the companies, Radio Ink has learned. The partnership comes as both companies focus on digging into the European m...

 2023-02-07 05:44 

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Study: Radio Ads Drive Car Demand...

A new study released by Radiocentre and reported by Cumulus Media and Westwood One this week shows spots for automakers and dealerships help drive future demand and convert existing demand into purchases. The study looked at Tier One campaigns from 59 car...

 2023-02-07 05:34 

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'FOGO' Returns for Season 2...

Spotify's Fear of Going Outside podcast is returning for a second season later in February. The nature show sees host Ivy Le in outdoorsy situations that go way beyond her comfort zone. Last year, Le conquered camping; this year, she's going to tr...

 2023-02-07 05:29 

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Lawmakers Re-Introduce Radio Freedom Act...

The Local Radio Freedom Act would codify a position by Congress to not impose a new royalty, fee or other type of financial charge on local radio stations. It would also apply to businesses where recordings are played for a public performance....

 2023-02-07 05:17 

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Babbel Most-Aired Spot on Radio...

Language-learning software Babbel had the most-run spots on radio stations last week, according to Media Monitors, with 58,454 spots airing on measured stations coast-to-coast. Progressive was second with 56,054 spots; Upside was third with 54,025 spots....

 2023-02-06 22:38 

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WCCO Raises $447,000 for Second Harvest...

Audacy's Minneapolis news-talk station WCCO (830 AM) raised over $447,000 to benefit the Second Harvest Heartland during its "let's Kick Hunger Day Radiothon." The radiothon was held on Thursday, February 2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time...

 2023-02-06 21:52 

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Skyview Still Working Through Technical Issues...

Skyview Networks says it is still working with its technical and engineering teams to bring its operation back to speed, one week after a purported system intrusion brought things to a halt for the program syndicate and its affiliates....

 2023-02-06 17:28 

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'Stretch & Bobbito' To Be Inducted Into Nab Hall of Fame...

The National Association of Broadcasters will induct Adrian "Stretch Armstrong" Bartos and Bobbito Garca into the 2023 NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for the radio industry. The duo will be formally inducted during the NAB Show on April 17 in Las V...

 2023-02-06 17:11 

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Raad, McCarthy Announced for WCBS Mets Coverage...

Audacy has formally announced the additions of Keith Raad and Pat McCarthy to its coverage of Mets games on WCBS (880 AM) in New York. Raad will team up with Howie Rose to call the games on WCBS, while McCarthy will work as the pre-game and post-game host...

 2023-02-06 13:45 

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iHeart Top Publisher in January...

With 814 shows the iHeartPodast network pulled in over 33 million unique listeners in January, according to Podtrac. Wondery was next, followed by NPR, The New York Times and NBC News. Here are Podtrac's top 20 for the month......

 2023-02-06 09:13 

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Advertisecast Adds Two Canadian Shows...

Libsyn has announced two exclusive advertising partnerships between Libsyn's AdvertiseCast and the 604 Podcast Network and The Suspendables podcast....

 2023-02-06 09:11 

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NEW: You Didn't See Nothin...

You Didn't See Nothin is a new limited series podcast from USG Audio and the Invisible Institute. The show follows host Yohance Lacour as he revisits a 1997 hate crime on the South Side of Chicago that introduced him to the world of investigative jour...

 2023-02-06 08:51 

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Benztown Goes Live From Dubai...

Benztown and P1 Media Group to Host Free Webinar This Thursday With Kris Fade, Host of The Kris Fade Show on Virgin Radio 104.4 in Dubai...

 2023-02-06 08:42 

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Former Radio Exec Launches Podcast...

Jeff Holden was identified with a Myocardial Bridge in 2021 after a heart attack that year at the age of 65. He's since committed to supporting others dealing with symptoms of their myocardial bridges through a variety of efforts including a podcast....

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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Hal Jay Gets a New Heart...

Dallas-area morning news host Hal Jay has received a new heart and is resting comfortably, according to his wife. Last month Jay announced on his WBAP-AM morning show that he was awaiting a heart transplant....

 2023-02-06 08:00 

RadioInk

Who Are The Best Leaders In Radio?...

They are the radio industry's best. They know how to motivate their teams to success. They are winning at sales, programming, and management. They are relentless in what they do, and they do not fail. It's time for YOU to make your nomination......

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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Dex & Barbie Join WAPE in Jacksonville...

Cox Media's WAPE (95.1 FM) in Jacksonville is launching The Dex & Baribie T Morning Show , hosted by Dex Mitchell and Barbie T. Whitmire, starting Monday. The new morning show will air on WAPE from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. local time....

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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Out Today Our Interview With Jim Winston...

He's been at the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters for over 40 years. Jim Winston gives Radio Ink readers a lesson in rock solid leadership. Learn how he's done it for so long by subscribing to Radio Ink HERE ....

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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The Traits of Great On-Air Personalitie...

(By Mike McVay) There is a realization of the value of on-air talent of late. It's not like air talent hasn't always been critical to the success of a radio station, but until the acknowledged recognition of music services as a competitor, they we...

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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The More You Know, the Less You Learn...

A danger zone when it comes to experience is settling into what you know and repeating what works. If we take an honest inventory of our management approach, we will find flaws in our thinking and should commit to action over procrastination....

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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The Power of Questions in Your Sales Process...

(By Loyd Ford) It gets frustrating to see how many times a sales manager might meet with a seller and find out they really are not asking enough questions of potential clients. Or questions. At all. How can you sell someone something without asking questi...

 2023-02-06 08:00 

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Preventative Maintenance...

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 2023-02-04 08:58 

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Saga Names Schulze Director of E-Commerce...

Andrew Schulze gets thenewly created position at Saga. He was most recently SVP of IncentRev, a company he co-founded, in 2006, to provide sales consulting and fulfillment services for online "discount deals" and auctions....

 2023-02-03 14:59 

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Big Job For Bass...

iHeartMedia has named Clyde Bass Area President for the newly formed Texas/Arkansas Area, which includes a total of 48 stations across 10 markets....

 2023-02-03 09:03 

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Coming Monday Our Interview With Jim Winston...

He's been at the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters for over 40 years. Jim Winston gives Radio Ink readers a lesson in rock solid leadership. Learn how he's done it for so long by subscribing to Radio Ink HERE ....

 2023-02-03 07:36 

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Lawmakers Try Again To Tax Radio...

Federal lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced the American Music Fairness Act, a proposal that would require traditional AM and FM broadcasters to pay royalties to musicians on par with how royalties are doled out on streaming and other platforms....

 2023-02-03 07:34 

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SiriusXM Warns of Economic Challenges Ahead...

SiriusXM said it had a strong year in terms of revenue and subscriber additions in 2022, though executives cautioned that 2023 might bring some turbulence as the company tries to weather a downturn in the automotive and ad industries....

 2023-02-03 07:29 

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NAB Establishes 'Broadcast District' at NAB Show...

The West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be home to NAB Show's new Broadcast District, a destination for radio and TV broadcasters offering educational sessions, networking and special events. The show is April 15th 19th. "We are exci...

 2023-02-03 07:24 

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The Athletic Launches Football Podcast...

Between the Lines, a new podcast series from The Athletic, dives into what it means to be Black in the N.F.L. and explains how race impacts each level of the league's organization chart. TRAILER...

 2023-02-03 07:20 

RadioInk

Who Are The Best Leaders In Radio?...

They are the radio industry's best. They know how to motivate their teams to success. They are winning at sales, programming, and management. They are relentless in what they do, and they do not fail. It's time for YOU to make your nomination......

 2023-02-02 23:51 

RadioInk

DraftKings, VSiN Unveil Program Line-Up for Super Bowl...

DraftKings will make its first appearance at the Super Bowl's Radio Row on February 12, and the media arm of the sports wagering brand has unveiled a line-up of programming that will cover the big game from multiple angles....

 2023-02-02 23:41 

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iHeart Hires Stan Norfleet in Houston...

iHeartMedia has hired sports broadcaster and former college football player Stan Norfleet for its Houston-area sports talk station KBME (790 AM). Norfleet will be heard on KBME from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the week....

 2023-02-02 23:29 

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Remember K-pop?...

From LAist Studios, K-Pop Dreaming is a new podcast about the rise and history of K-pop in the United States, as told from the point-of-view of the Korean diaspora in Los Angeles....

 2023-02-02 23:15 

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Station Won't Play Eagles Before Super Bowl...

KJMK (93.9 FM) in Joplin, Missouri says it will show solidarity and allegiance with the Kansas City Chiefs by pulling Eagles hits from its playlist. The ban also applies to songs from Eagles band members Glenn Frey and Don Henley....

 2023-02-02 23:01 

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Saga Appoints Eric Christian to CMO Role...

Saga Communications has promoted Eric Christian to the role of chief marketing officer. He previously worked as the company's vice president of digital strategies. CEO Chris Forgy said Christian's promotion was long overdue....

 2023-02-02 22:39 

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iHeart Appoints Two Sales Execs in New York...

iHeartMedia has appointed two new sales executives at its New York stations WWPR (105.1 FM) and WWRL (1600 AM). Victor Giacomelli has been named Vice President of Sales at the stations, while Travia Charmont has been appointed Sales Manager....

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