KZIA, Inc. has launched what it calls “Smart Rock” ROBfm on KZIA K236AA 95.1 FM/CEDAR RAPIDS and K253BE 98.5 FM in IOWA CITY. “While this project is the brainchild of ROB … more
Archive for April 12th, 2017
Upon the release of Harry Styles’ debut solo single “Sign of the Times,” the artist debuts at No. 3 on Billboard’s Social 50…
CROSSING BROAD and PHILLY.COM are reporting that morning sports anchor/co-host MAUREEN WILLIAMS has exited BEASLEY Sports WPEN (97.5 THE FANATIC)/PHILADELPHIA; PHILLY.COM adds that morning … more
CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F/SAN FRANCISCO Dir./News and Programming JACK SWANSON will be exiting the station as of MAY 1st. SWANSON joined KCBS in 2015 out of retirement after many years as … more
Blink-182 released a lyric video Wednesday (April 12) for their new 35-second masterpiece “Can’t Get You More Pregnant.” The single…
After 18 years with MEDIAMONITORS, ANITA BONITA has left the company in a downsizing. BONITA, a former radio personality at WHTZ (Z100)/NEW YORK and News Director & morning co-host at … more
Different consumer needs demand varied experiences. Enter precision marketing. The good news for marketers is that the fundamentals (and tools) remain the same across industries.
Geopolitical jitters sent U.S. financial markets downward for a second straight session on Wednesday, as Cumulus Media continued to struggle and iHeartMedia dipped below $3 a share. For Cumulus, a 3.7% drop brought shares for the No. 2 radio company (by number of stations) to a new low of $0.2615
Qligent , a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis, has finalized an integration partnership with Artel Video Systems designed to help broadcasters ease the transition to ATSC 3.0. In announcing their new relationship, Artel said, “As broadcasters begin to manage their repacking assignments, implement plans for ATSC 3.0, and migrate toward all-IP networks, the dynamic nature of all the ATSC 3.0 components and the added criticality of IP links between the physical locations require pro-active real-time monitoring and analysis of the media service delivery chain.
Here’s something that anyone in the C-Suite of a radio broadcasting company should take note of. Snapchat, that millennial-loving Merchant of Venice Beach marketers are eagerly and actively trying to figure out, has developed a tool designed to tell CMOs and brand managers if advertising efforts on the platform that are designed to drive traffic to retail clients actually bring consumers to these brick-and-mortar stores. Sound familiar
Attention, radio and TV sales executives: If your station is not presently enjoying an advertising relationship with the top 25 retailers and restaurants on The NPD Group ‘s just-released 2016 Checkout Penetration Index , you better start scheduling some appointments with key media planners and brand managers right now. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today! )
As RBR + TVBR reported on Tuesday (4/11) , some 7,453 FM translators and boosters were licensed nationwide as of the end of Q1 2017. By comparison, there are now 6,754 commercially licensed FMs in the U.S. With tiny FMs outnumbering full-power facilities, it seems only natural that on the slowest of days for deals, the two facilities changing hands are translators