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, […]
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 […]
Donations to the public broadcaster went up sharply after the president said it was “a very good question” to ask why it still existed.
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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. […]
Cox Enterprises will retain a minority in the new company substantially owned by Apollo Global Management.
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.
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.
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.
SummitMedia is paying $47 million for the company’s final 19 outlets.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
The largest U.S. radio company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it struggles to deal with its $20 billion debt pile.
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.