Archive for April 13th, 2017

    Cumulus Media/Dallas Ups Rebecca Kaplan To Marketing Dir.

    CUMULUS MEDIA/DALLAS has promoted REBECCA KAPLAN to Dir./Marketing for its seven-station cluster; she will retain Dir./Promotions duties at KSCS (NEW COUNTRY 96.3) and sister Country KPLX … more


    Another Extension, And An Amendment, For iHeart Private Term Loan Offers

    On March 15 , iHeartCommunications commenced private offers to eligible lenders under its Term Loan D and Term Loan E facilities to amend the existing term loans and exchange them for new securities of iHeartMedia and CC Outdoor Holdings and/or iHeart Communications. Just after 9pm Eastern on April 5, the company said the term loan offers would expire at 5pm Eastern on April 14, allowing for a one-week extension. At the same time, iHeart extended to April 21 the private offers to holders of certain series of iHeartCommunications’ outstanding debt securities to exchange the existing notes for new securities of CC Outdoor Holdings, iHeartCommuncations, and iHeartMedia. On Thursday (4/13), a second extension was given


    Fantasia Leads Top Facebook Live Videos Chart

    As she wraps her North American tour, Fantasia leads Billboard’s latest Top Facebook Live Videos chart, as tracked by…


    NBC Sheds WNBC, WWSI, WSNS For $481.6M

    Comcast Corp.  has confirmed its results from both the Reverse Auction and Forward Auction, and it is pocketed nearly a half-billion dollars. At the same time, it is relinquishing spectrum in three of its duopoly markets, and in Gotham there’s a bit of surprise. In the Reverse Incentive Auction, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations relinquished spectrum in three of its duopoly markets – New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. As a result, storied NBC flagship WNBC-4 is heading into the history books. The same can be said for NBCUniversal’s Telemundo O&Os in the Windy City – WSNS-44 and in the Cradle of Liberty — WWSI-62 The total proceeds for giving up the three stations

    Ryan Wrecker Joins KMOX/St. Louis To Host ‘Overnight America’

    Former FEDERATED MEDIA News-Talk WOWO-A/FORT WAYNE PD RYAN WRECKER has been named the new host of “OVERNIGHT AMERICA” 10p-3a (CT) weekdays at CBS RADIO News-Talk KMOX-A/ST. … more

    Radio One Sues iHeart Media, Promoter For Trademark Infringement Over Name Of Concert Event

    RADIO ONE and its BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LTD. subsidiary are suing iHEARTMEDIA and others for trademark infringement to stop Classic Hip-Hop WYTS-A-W287CP (KISS 105.3) and Urban WZCB (106.7 … more


    SJL/Lilly Stations Return To DirecTV

    Yet another ugly fight over retransmission fees involving a TV station owner and AT&T-owned  DirecTV  is now over. The station owners in this battle are  Brian Lilly and Kevin Lilly,  who are the owners of  SJL Broadcast Management  and  Lilly Broadcasting .


    Beasley, iHeart Swim Against River Of Red

    It was a down day for most media stocks on Wall Street on Thursday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 138.61, to 20,453.25. The Nasdaq Composite was off 31.01, to 5,805.15. While most media companies were down, both  Beasley Broadcast Group and  iHeartMedia  each enjoyed a healthy climb in their stock price.

    Bank Robber Music Inks Licensing Deal With Charlie Faye & The Fayettes

    Retro-soulsters CHARLIE FAYE & THE FAYETTES have signed a licensing deal with BANK ROBBER MUSIC, with a series of sync placements, including two on the CW’s “Riverdale” … more


    Who’s Been Named 2017 Radio Marketer of the Year?

    This year’s “Radio Marketer of the Year” Award, which recognizes a brand’s advertising and promotional endeavors over the past year at AM and FM radio stations across the U.S., is going to the No. 1 bidder in the FCC’s incentive auction. T-Mobile has been selected to receive this year’s honor, at the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards, established 25 years ago “to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials.” In singling out T-Mobile, the company was cited for making radio a key component in their advertising campaigns and for activating programs leveraging radio’s core equities to garner results. Some of the brand efforts that T-Mobile has activated with radio include the  T-Mobile One Talent takeover , a September 2016 partnership with Katz Radio Group.

    Cumulus Confers EVP Stripes On Mike McVay, Dave Milner, Bob Walker

    CUMULUS MEDIA has upped SVP/Content &d Programming MIKE MCVAY to EVP/Content & Programming and SVPs/Operations DAVE MILNER and BOB WALKER to EVPs/Operations. “These promotions … more


    A New CGB Bureau Chief For The FCC

    The current Bureau Chief for the FCC’s  Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB)  has decided to return to the private sector. As a result, a  Jenner & Block  attorney has been singled out by Chairman Ajit Pai as her replacement. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today! )

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