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Radio Headlines For Friday 09-29-23

Alpha MediaA new FCC ruling has set a precedent for broadcasters to potentially seek foreign investment approvals. The Media Bureau has given the green light to Alpha Media Holdings Inc. to surpass the standard 25% foreign ownership cap.  [read more]

Curtis LeGeyt at the headquarters of the National Association of Broadcasters in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2021.NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs April Carty-Sipp led a virtual town hall, covering a wide range of topics including AM radio advocacy and the band's tremendous grassroots support. [read more]

Radio TowersThe Federal Communications Commission is one week away from closing all replies on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at enhancing digital radio’s over-the-air reach with many high-profile voices speaking on behalf of more power. [read more]

Halloween FamilyDespite economic uncertainty moving into Q4, the 2023 Halloween season is expected to see record-breaking consumer spending in the US, meaning more chances for radio revenue according to the National Retail Federation. [read more]

CapRadioSacramento State University has taken over the operations of Capital Public Radio following an audit that unveiled severe financial mismanagement. The audit was prompted by the university after irregularities were noticed in CapRadio's financial statements. [read more]

Power 1051 KCJKCumulus Media Kansas City has flipped the on switch for Power 105.1 (KCJK), replacing the former 107.3 KMJK. Playing Hip-Hop and R&B, enthusiasts, the station's programming includes local Kansas City personalities Shay Moore, Ivani Bing, and more. [read more]

Radio Ink Logo 2023The deadline is approaching to nominate for Radio Ink's 30 and Under Superstars. Find out how to nominate your on-air, sales, and management phenoms, aged 30 and below, for this prestigious recognition of their talents, here: [read more]

BFOA Media Mixers ChicagoThe Broadcasters Foundation of America will host its next Media Mixer in Chicago on November 1. This event follows the successful inaugural Media Mixer held in July at iHeartMedia’s New York City offices, offering impressive networking opportunities. [read more]

FCC Seal LargeThe FCC has extended the application deadline for its Fall 2024 Attorney Honors Program as a measure to accommodate candidates who have been affected by recent disasters and extreme weather events. [read more]

Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of FameThe Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame Committee has officially started its recommendation phase for the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees. From now until October 31, the committee is inviting nominations. [read more]

JaxoniHeartMedia Washington, DC has revealed that Jaxon will be taking over as the Morning Show Host on classic rocker Big 100 (WBIG). Prior to this appointment, he served as the afternoon host on Beasley Media's WMMR in Philadelphia. [read more]

Jason Lee and KluckAudio 1 has recently acquired the national distribution rights for Indiana Morning Show, Jason Lee & Kluck. Starting October 2nd, the South Bend-based show will be available for nationwide syndication. [read more]

Ted GemppHappy Friday! This week’s Blast From The Past features a history lesson from one of the US' first FM stations. Send your Blast From The Past to our Online Editor Cameron Coats for your chance to be featured. [read more]
If It Happens In D.C., RBR+TVBR Has The Story
The FCC has entered into a Consent Decree with the owners of an AM radio station that resolves its improper transfer by its owners to trusts controlled by their children.The RBR+TVBR Afternoon Headlines email has the details HERE!

Kevin NeatheryLongtime GSM Kevin Neathery passed away on September 27, in Tyler, TX. Neathery's career in radio sales and advertising strategies spanned several decades across Arkansas and Texas. He was most recently with Reynolds Radio Group. [read more]

You Better You BetAudacy is enhancing the distribution of its leading sports betting show, You Better You Bet, through new partnerships with Stadium and SiriusXM. Co-hosted by Nick Kostos and Ken Barkley, the show is a cornerstone of BetQL Network [read more]

Are you hearing things about radio in your market? Tell Radio Ink. We've covered radio for more than 31 years as the most trusted name in the industry. Send news tips and station press releases to Radio Ink Online Editor Cameron Coats. [read more]

Spotify for PodcastersSpotify announced it will soon roll out auto-generated text transcripts for a wide range of podcast creators. The new feature will be time-synced to podcast audio, allowing listeners to read along in real time as the episode unfolds. [read more]

New Yorker Critics at LargeThe New Yorker magazine is taking its renowned critics section into the audio realm with the launch of Critics at Large, a weekly podcast that delves into arts and culture with Vinson Cunningham, Naomi Fry, and Alexandra Schwartz. [read more]

Evergreen SounderEvergreen Podcasts and AI-driven podcast advertising company Sounder have announced a strategic partnership focused on creating enhanced opportunities for content creators, advertisers, and podcast listeners. [read more]

Point Forward SBNATIONVox Media has joined forces with New Amendment, the media company founded by NBA veterans Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner, to bring their podcast, Point Forward, into the SB Nation and Vox Media Podcast Network. [read more]
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