Translator Owners Punch Back, COVID Crushes Radio Revenue
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Radio Headlines For Friday 06-26-20
That's the message from the team at GeoBroadcast Solutions who are unhappy that the group calling itself Broadcasters for Limited Program Origination is attempting to latch onto its proposal at the FCC. [read more]
The Broadcasters for Limited Program Origination have responded to the GeoBroadcast group for criticizing their FCC application to target programming via FM translators. They say the GeoBroadcast Solutions attack was unfortunate and substantively wrong. [read more]
This will come as no surprise as most everyone reading this is actually living it. BIA is reducing its 2020 Ad Revenue forecast down, from $14.3 billion to $12.8 billion. If that figure becomes a reality radio revenue would have decreased 10.7% from the final 2019 numbers. [read more]
2020 will be the 50th season for Bob Uecker calling Milwaukee Brewers games on the radio. He started back in 1971. Uecker is at increased risk for COVID-19 because he's 86 with some health issues. [read more]
(By Buzz Knight) In this edition of The Future of Audio Buzz interviews Ben Arnold, industry analyst at the NPD Group. Ben previously served as Senior Director, Innovation and Trends for The Consumer Technology Association. Ben says the future is all about content. [read more]
KSL Radio in Salt Lake City ran an entire day of special programming Thursday dedicated to race relations in Utah. The station partnered with Weber State University’s diversity office. [read more]
iHeartMedia Tampa Bay will be the exclusive local radio partner of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl LV Host Committee. Super Bowl LV is set for February 2021. [read more]
Andrew Marchand of The New York Post is reporting that long-time ESPN morning man Mike Golic's future is in doubt when the network shakes up that time-slot. It's been widely reported that Keyshan Johnson will be part of a new morning show [read more]
Chuck Damico has been named PD at Beasley's 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. Damico has been working in Philadelphia radio since 1994 most recently as PD for 95.7 BEN-FM and APD at WMMR-FM. He also worked as the Promotions Director at WMMR. [read more]
Marc Hochman has signed a new multi-year contract extension with Entercom Miami sports talker WAXY-AM. Hochman and Channing Crowder host the 2-6 afternoon drive show on WAXY. They are also simulcast on WQAM-AM from 3-6. [read more]
Business Moves Begin With
GeoBroadcast Systems -- the party seeking limited program origination for FM boosters -- is speaking out. The company wants the FCC to be very clear on the distinctions between the Broadcasters for Limited Program Origination's quest for FM translators, and what it is asking. Get the full story by signing up here!  
Two public media organizations have partnered to organize a virtual summit in September. The Public Radio Program Directors Association (PRPD) and Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) are planning the four day event. [read more]
New Jersey 101.5 (WKXW-FM) took home three awards from the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists this week, including best audio story, best news video, and best use of public records.  [read more]
With the challenges that broadcasters are facing regarding employment and management of staff, remaining engaged while working remotely, this year’s survey includes specific questions about how COVID-19 is impacting sales teams at stations across America. [read more]
TNCRadio.LIVE targets delivery, repair service and other full-time drivers in the Houston area. The station is part of a new Internet Radio and Mixed-media company focused on those who spend their day driving the streets of Houston. [read more]
This is Abby Goldstein at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas back in 1986 where she started her radio career. Here Abby is hosting Late Night Jazz. 91.3 KVLU is a non-com licensed to Lamar University and serves the eastern part of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Lake Charles. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [read more]
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