Lorenzo Milam, Legendary Pioneer Of Community Radio, Dies At 86

Julie Donaldson Hired By Washington’s NFL Team To Replace Radio Voice Larry Michael

KDKA Radio’s ‘Combative’ Editorial Strategy Has Employees And Listeners Worried About The Historic Station’s Legacy

Barry Farber Dies; Radio Host Ran For NYC Mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio host Barry Farber, who hosted a conservative talk show for decades in New York City and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1977, has died. Farber died of natural causes Wednesday at home in New York, a day after his 90th birthday, his daughter, Celia Farber, said. Raised in Greensboro, […]

Voice Of America Moves Global Newsrooms Remotely Into Journalists’ Homes

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, Voice of America has moved its entire global newsroom remotely into the homes of hundreds of its journalists around the world in order to continue coverage of this historic moment. VOA is the nation’s largest international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated […]

How Right-Wing Pundits Are Covering Coronavirus

KYW-AM Drops KYW-TV For Weather

Unloved By Trump, NPR Carries On

Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.

John Records Landecker Named To NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame

DMA 4: PHILADELPHIA

Entercom, NBC Sign Philly Content Deal

KYW-AM and WCAU-WWSI join forces to create what the companies call the region’s “largest and most experienced broadcast news and weather team.”

Radio’s Digital Ad Revenue Breaks $1 Billion

Radio’s digital ad revenue blasted through the billion-dollar plateau for the first time, now accounting for 10% of total advertising revenue for the industry, according to research released today by the Radio Advertising Bureau and ad-tracking firm Borrell Associates. Radio stations grew revenues 25% in 2019 and are forecast to see growth of 29% this […]

Rush Limbaugh Says He’s Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said he will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment. “I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have […]

RTDNA Opposes State Department’s Ban Of NPR Journalist

State Dept. Bars NPR Reporter From Pompeo Trip

Trump Questions Why NPR Exists After Pompeo Clashes With Reporter

Steve Newberry Appointed CEO Of QUU

QUU Inc., has named Steve Newberry chief executive officer, effective April 1. In addition, he will serve on the company’s board of directors and receive an equity stake in QUU. QUU was founded by Joe Harb in 2007 and is based in Mercer Island, Wash. The company’s technology enables radio stations to take full control of the RDS/HD […]

Man Re-Creates Purported 113-Year-Old Christmas Eve Radio Broadcast

Legendary DJ Don Imus Dies At 79

Don Imus survived drug and alcohol woes, a raunchy appearance before President Clinton and several firings during his long career behind the microphone (and MSNBC’s cameras). But he was vilified and eventually fired after describing a women’s college basketball team as “nappy headed hos.” His radio show, once home to presidential hopefuls, political pundits and platinum-selling musicians, was yanked eight days later by CBS Radio.

FCC Seeks Input On Analog Radio On DTV

The FCC’s Media Bureau is seeking comment on whether analog LPTV stations should be able to continue to program an analog radio service after the deadline to switch to digital.

Joshua Johnson To Leave ‘1A’ For MSNBC

George Beasley To Receive BFA Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beasley, founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group, will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award dinner. The gala, which is an annual fundraising event for the Broadcasters Foundation’s mission of helping broadcasters in need, will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. […]

John Lansing To Become CEO Of NPR

John Lansing is taking over for outgoing CEO Jarl Mohn, who has led the organization for the past five years. Mohn announced his plan to step down late last year, but the search for his successor took longer than expected. He will officially hand off to Lansing in mid-October. Lansing is currently the head of the US Agency for Global Media, which oversees VOA, Radio Free Europe, and other government-funded media outlets outside the United States.

Cox Sells Radio, CoxReps, Gamut To Apollo

Cox Enterprises will retain a minority in the new company substantially owned by Apollo Global Management.

Gerald Blum, Inspiration For ‘Big Guy’ Carlson on ‘WKRP In Cincinnati,’ Dies

NBC Sports Diving Into Legalized Gambling

NBC Sports is launching a daily national radio show focused on sports gambling, the latest media company to push forward on betting coverage as legalized wagering continues to expand. The Daily Line, which debuts Jan. 2, will have a distinctly Washington flavor. It will be broadcast out of NBC Washington’s studio in Bethesda and hosted by longtime local anchor Michael Jenkins, currently the host of D.C. Sports Live on NBC Sports Washington, and Tim Murray, a host for SB Nation Radio and the studio host for Navy football, who previously hosted and produced shows for WTEM-AM. The new show will touch on the biggest daily sports topics but will focus on their gambling angles, from point spreads to line movements.

Scripps Completes Sales Of Radio Stations

With the closing of the $8 million sale of eight stations to Lotus Communications, Scripps has gotten out of the radio station business. Selling all its stations brought in $83.5 million.

NPR Chief Jarl Mohn To Step Down Next Year

Nielsen Cross-Media Tool Adds Radio

Nielsen’s cross-media planning/optimization tool, Nielsen Media Impact, is expanding to include radio as a media platform. It will allow users to follow cross-media reach, frequency and duplication using advanced audience segments. Radio can now be compared to other national media. It will allow advertisers/agencies to see custom dayparts,radio formats, owner groups and RADAR Networks.

Apple Reportedly Considering Investing In iHeartRadio

Radio Pioneer Virginia Wetter Dies At 99

CBS News Radio Reporter Dave Barrett Dies

Scripps Selling Its Last Radio Stations

SummitMedia is paying $47 million for the company’s final 19 outlets.

Scripps Selling Its Radio Stations In Boise, Tucson

Lotus Communications is buying the nine stations in Idaho and Arizona for $8 million. The sale is the third in a series of radio sale transactions for Scripps, which announced in January its intent to sell its portfolio of 34 radio stations in eight markets.

FCC Establishes Diversity Incubator Program

The FCC today took what it called “a historic and long overdue step” to increase ownership diversity in the radio industry. Specifically, it adopted requirements that will govern an incubator program to assist new, small or struggling voices, including women and minorities, in overcoming the key barriers to entry into the broadcast sector. For many […]

Scripps Sells Milwaukee Radio Stations For $16M

The sale is the second in a series in which Scripps expects to sell all 34 of its radio stations in eight markets. In June, it announced the sale of five radio stations in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Tulsa-based Griffin Communications.

Radio Could Attract Light TV Viewers

Traditional radio believes it can give TV advertisers better access to light TV viewers — with higher campaign lift — by allocating some of their media dollars to radio.

MPR, Garrison Keillor Reach Agreement

Don Imus To Sign Off For Last Time On March 29

iHeartMedia Files For Bankruptcy

The largest U.S. radio company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles to deal with its $20 billion debt pile.

IHeartRadio Preparing For Bankruptcy

Embattled iHeartMedia Inc. is circulating documents for a bankruptcy filing that could come as soon as this weekend for the biggest U.S. radio broadcaster. Advisers to some of iHeart’s senior creditors have been shown bankruptcy papers that would be used on the first day of court proceedings, according to people with knowledge of the matter.