Radio Ink and Radio & Television Business Report

Rome To Feature At BSM Summit Crammed With Stars
In six weeks, Barrett Sports Media will bring the 2019 BSM Summit to The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Sports Talk radio icon Jim Rome will appear at this year's...
01-21-2019 17:55Read more...
Juliano Switches To Townsquare
Mike Juliano has joined Townsquare Media as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of its Rockford, IL, team. He will report to Senior Vice President, Local Media, Rob Williams.
01-21-2019 16:52Read more...
Ageism In Radio — Not A Myth!
(By Donna L. Harper) I was disappointed that some Radio Ink readers are attacking Nicole Sandler's attitude. (You can read our interview with Nicole Sandler HERE.) She's not alone in...
01-21-2019 09:51Read more...
The Year Of Fundamental
(Bob McCurdy) I thought it might be an appropriate time to reinforce the importance of fundamentals. As commissioned salespeople, it’s always a good idea for us to keep an eye...
01-21-2019 09:50Read more...
Mad Scientists Of Broadcasting
(By Jeff McHugh) Like standup comics testing material, successful broadcasters experiment as well. My friend, Randy Lane, once tested two total strangers on the air at midnight in Birmingham. They...
01-21-2019 09:49Read more...
iHeart Announces Podcast Award Winners
The first annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards were held Friday night in Los Angeles with winners being announced in 22 categories."Slow Burn" was named podcast of the year. Here are all...
01-21-2019 09:48Read more...
Our New Print Edition Is Out!
And it features NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith on the cover. Smith was named Radio Ink's 2019 Radio Executive of The Year. This is yet another issue packed with...
01-21-2019 09:46Read more...
The Sports Junkies Sticking Around In D.C.
The hosts of The Sports Junkies have signed a long-term contract extension with Entercom. John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop, and John-Paul Flaim will remain on 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM)...
01-20-2019 20:39Read more...
Radio’s Crippling Reluctance 
(By Ronald Robinson) I wonder who else remembers when adding a quarter ton of reverb into the microphone audio chain was considered a groovy and powerfully influential move.
01-20-2019 20:32Read more...
How A Station Wins 5 NAB Crystal Awards
(By Rob Dumke) In the 32 year history of the NAB Crystal Radio Award, only seven stations have been honored five times and have been recognized with the NAB Crystal...
01-18-2019 21:53Read more...

A Tool To Combat ‘Revenue Leakage’
Advertising data automation company PremiumMedia360 has officially unveiled a cloud-based tool that uses automation technology to bring greater visibility to advertising sales transactions — enabling TV and radio ad sellers...
01-21-2019 21:47Read more...
An Irish Win For Wedel
Ireland’s premier media company and the home of some of Europe’s leading commercial media brands has selected Wedel Software's MediaSales platform to unify station operations -- and to streamline its...
01-21-2019 21:45Read more...
Apple CarPlay Connectivity Comes To KENWOOD
Until now, a USB-to-Lightning cable was needed to connect a iPhone to the receiver and enable CarPlay features. KENWOOD is eschewing this, as iPhone users now have the choice to...
01-21-2019 21:40Read more...
FCC’s Latest Green Action Arrives
On Tuesday, the FCC’s Order eliminating broadcasters’ obligation to file paper copies of contracts pursuant to Section 73.3613 of the Commission’s rules goes into effect. As Eve K. Reed of...
01-21-2019 20:54Read more...
Introducing A Truly Killer App For The Radio Industry
In the last week, one newly launched app has received a lot of attention and has created some noteworthy buzz. Why? It could absolutely destroy commercial radio's lifeblood -- ad...
01-21-2019 20:45Read more...
FCC In The Dark: Rosenworcel’s On Partial Shutdown
As CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter notes, the partial shutdown of the Federal government has resulted in a near-cessation of activities at the FCC. How this has impacted the...
01-21-2019 20:45Read more...
Are SBGI’s Returns On Capital On Par With Its Peers?
With calls for an inquiry into alleged impropriety associated with its now-failed merger plan with Tribune Broadcasting still being heard, the last 12 months haven't exactly been stellar for Sinclair...
01-21-2019 19:35Read more...
Ricke Rolls In To Chattanooga For Sinclair
Sinclair has selected the new GM of its ABC and FOX affiliates serving the Chattanooga, Tenn., market, as well as Sinclair's JSA for the local affiliate of The CW. In...
01-21-2019 19:20Read more...
Does Emmis Stock Tend To Follow The Market?
Do you own shares in Emmis Communications Corp.? If so, one Wall Street observer believes it is worth thinking about how it contributes to the volatility of your portfolio, overall.
01-21-2019 19:05Read more...
How Undervalued Is Beasley Stock?
With Tuesday's Opening Bell on Nasdaq, Beasley Media Group's shares will start the day at $4.76. While that's better than where its stock stood on December 26, it's still much...
01-21-2019 18:55Read more...



Rome To Feature At BSM Summit Crammed With Stars
In six weeks, Barrett Sports Media will bring the 2019 BSM Summit to The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Sports Talk radio icon Jim Rome will appear at this year's...
01-21-2019 17:55Read more...
Juliano Switches To Townsquare
Mike Juliano has joined Townsquare Media as Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of its Rockford, IL, team. He will report to Senior Vice President, Local Media, Rob Williams.
01-21-2019 16:52Read more...
Ageism In Radio — Not A Myth!
(By Donna L. Harper) I was disappointed that some Radio Ink readers are attacking Nicole Sandler's attitude. (You can read our interview with Nicole Sandler HERE.) She's not alone in...
01-21-2019 09:51Read more...
The Year Of Fundamental
(Bob McCurdy) I thought it might be an appropriate time to reinforce the importance of fundamentals. As commissioned salespeople, it’s always a good idea for us to keep an eye...
01-21-2019 09:50Read more...
Mad Scientists Of Broadcasting
(By Jeff McHugh) Like standup comics testing material, successful broadcasters experiment as well. My friend, Randy Lane, once tested two total strangers on the air at midnight in Birmingham. They...
01-21-2019 09:49Read more...
iHeart Announces Podcast Award Winners
The first annual iHeartRadio Podcast Awards were held Friday night in Los Angeles with winners being announced in 22 categories."Slow Burn" was named podcast of the year. Here are all...
01-21-2019 09:48Read more...
Our New Print Edition Is Out!
And it features NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith on the cover. Smith was named Radio Ink's 2019 Radio Executive of The Year. This is yet another issue packed with...
01-21-2019 09:46Read more...
The Sports Junkies Sticking Around In D.C.
The hosts of The Sports Junkies have signed a long-term contract extension with Entercom. John Auville, Eric Bickel, Jason Bishop, and John-Paul Flaim will remain on 106.7 The Fan (WJFK-FM)...
01-20-2019 20:39Read more...
Radio’s Crippling Reluctance 
(By Ronald Robinson) I wonder who else remembers when adding a quarter ton of reverb into the microphone audio chain was considered a groovy and powerfully influential move.
01-20-2019 20:32Read more...
How A Station Wins 5 NAB Crystal Awards
(By Rob Dumke) In the 32 year history of the NAB Crystal Radio Award, only seven stations have been honored five times and have been recognized with the NAB Crystal...
01-18-2019 21:53Read more...


A Tool To Combat ‘Revenue Leakage’
Advertising data automation company PremiumMedia360 has officially unveiled a cloud-based tool that uses automation technology to bring greater visibility to advertising sales transactions — enabling TV and radio ad sellers...
01-21-2019 21:47Read more...
An Irish Win For Wedel
Ireland’s premier media company and the home of some of Europe’s leading commercial media brands has selected Wedel Software's MediaSales platform to unify station operations -- and to streamline its...
01-21-2019 21:45Read more...
Apple CarPlay Connectivity Comes To KENWOOD
Until now, a USB-to-Lightning cable was needed to connect a iPhone to the receiver and enable CarPlay features. KENWOOD is eschewing this, as iPhone users now have the choice to...
01-21-2019 21:40Read more...
FCC’s Latest Green Action Arrives
On Tuesday, the FCC’s Order eliminating broadcasters’ obligation to file paper copies of contracts pursuant to Section 73.3613 of the Commission’s rules goes into effect. As Eve K. Reed of...
01-21-2019 20:54Read more...
Introducing A Truly Killer App For The Radio Industry
In the last week, one newly launched app has received a lot of attention and has created some noteworthy buzz. Why? It could absolutely destroy commercial radio's lifeblood -- ad...
01-21-2019 20:45Read more...
FCC In The Dark: Rosenworcel’s On Partial Shutdown
As CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter notes, the partial shutdown of the Federal government has resulted in a near-cessation of activities at the FCC. How this has impacted the...
01-21-2019 20:45Read more...
Are SBGI’s Returns On Capital On Par With Its Peers?
With calls for an inquiry into alleged impropriety associated with its now-failed merger plan with Tribune Broadcasting still being heard, the last 12 months haven't exactly been stellar for Sinclair...
01-21-2019 19:35Read more...
Ricke Rolls In To Chattanooga For Sinclair
Sinclair has selected the new GM of its ABC and FOX affiliates serving the Chattanooga, Tenn., market, as well as Sinclair's JSA for the local affiliate of The CW. In...
01-21-2019 19:20Read more...
Does Emmis Stock Tend To Follow The Market?
Do you own shares in Emmis Communications Corp.? If so, one Wall Street observer believes it is worth thinking about how it contributes to the volatility of your portfolio, overall.
01-21-2019 19:05Read more...
How Undervalued Is Beasley Stock?
With Tuesday's Opening Bell on Nasdaq, Beasley Media Group's shares will start the day at $4.76. While that's better than where its stock stood on December 26, it's still much...
01-21-2019 18:55Read more...