Entercom Revenues Rise 3% In Second Quarter.

As the first broadcast radio company to report second-quarter results, Entercom got earnings season off to a strong start with revenues up 3% to $125 million, compared to $121.6 million in the second quarter of 2016. On a same-station basis (excluding its Q1 2017 purchase of four Charlotte stations from Beasley) and minus political, Entercom’s […]
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‘This American Life’ Host Ira Glass’ Clues To Podcast Power.

The key to podcast success? It’s all about storytelling. That’s one of the key messages from the host of “This American Life,” the top-ranked podcast in the nation. Ira Glass offered that perspective and other notes as a featured speaker during the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday. “If you give people narratives that is the […]
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Royalty Opposition Keeps Gaining Members On Capitol Hill.

Radio industry efforts to derail proposed legislation that would mandate a performance royalty on AM/FM airplay continue to gain momentum. Four more members of the House of Representatives have joined as cosponsors of the NAB-backed non-binding resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio. The Local Radio […]
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First-Ever Innovation In Music Awards Honor Country’s Best.

The inaugural Innovation in Music Awards were presented Tues. (June 6) at a ceremony that took place at The Westin Nashville. Awards were presented to radio executives, program directors, talent and label execs in the country music format “who have played a critical role in the development and advancement of the music industry.” Rascal Flatts […]
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FCC Announces Translator Filing Window For AM Owners.

For a second consecutive year the Federal Communications Commission is opening a pair of filing windows that will allow AM broadcasters to secure an FM translator upon which to simulcast their station. The first window will open July 26. Similar to last year’s two-window process, the first window opening this year will be for Class […]
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