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2017 Local Ad Revenue Forecast Revised Slightly Downward; Radio Slips in Rank

2017 Local Ad Revenue Forecast Revised Slightly Downward; Radio Slips in Rank

BIA/Kelsey’s mid-year local ad revenue forecast predicts continued growth in the years to come, but it will be driven by double digit growth in digital, social, and video…

Elwood's BluesMobile a.k.a. The House of Blues Radio Hour to End After 24 Years

Elwood’s BluesMobile a.k.a. The House of Blues Radio Hour to End After 24 Years

The internationally syndicated radio show hosted by Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues will stop production at the end of July. The move comes as the show’s producer battles rare illness…

Radio Still Top Medium in Terms of Reach

Radio Still Top Medium in Terms of Reach

Good news as we start the second half of the year: Nielsen data shows radio remains the top medium for reach — across all adult demos 18+…

Nearly a Quarter of Local Advertisers Say They Will Cut or Eliminate Radio Budgets

Nearly a Quarter of Local Advertisers Say They Will Cut or Eliminate Radio Budgets

Research from Borrell and Associates suggests that traditional media budgets will continue to take hits from digital — and that many of those decisions are made by “gut”…

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour - Use the BCG Growth-Share Matrix

Improve Your Station in Less Than an Hour – Use the BCG Growth-Share Matrix

In order to do something new, we need to create capacity. One of the best ways to do that is by killing something off. The BCG Growth-Share Matrix will help you do that — and more…

Apple Still Refuses to Activate The FM Chip in Your $800 Phone

Apple Still Refuses to Activate The FM Chip in Your $800 Phone

The number of mobile phones with activated FM chip sets continues to rise, albeit slowly. Apple remains a massive holdout, despite the fact that the chip is already in the iPhone…

Labels Beware as Spotify Losses Double

Labels Beware as Spotify Losses Double

With little choice, Labels have just about gone all-in on streaming – currently the biggest source of revenue. With no yet-profitable streaming companies, we think of that saying about putting all of your eggs in one basket…

VuHaus and NPR Music to Team on Emerging Artist Project

VuHaus and NPR Music to Team on Emerging Artist Project

The pubradio video collective will team with NPR music this summer with the intent to break a few artists…

Blondie, Bash & Pop, Chicano Batman and More Get NON-COMM Started

Blondie, Bash & Pop, Chicano Batman and More Get NON-COMM Started

It’s here, and it’s hot — and we’re not just talking about the lineup. The 2017 NON-COMMvention is underway under the umbrella of WXPN/Philadelphia…

2017 NON-COMM Homework Part 4

2017 NON-COMM Homework Part 4

With just hours to go before NON-COMM 2017, here are three clips worth watching from NON-COMM artists Dan Auerbach, Chicano Batman, and Baskery…

Pack Lightly - Heat Wave to Hit NON-COMMvention; PWR BTTM Cancels

Pack Lightly – Heat Wave to Hit NON-COMMvention; PWR BTTM Cancels

Temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 80s and lower 90s as the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention kicks off Wednesday in Philadelphia…

Rough Start For Radio as Q1 Earnings Roll In

Rough Start For Radio as Q1 Earnings Roll In

The lack of political spending pinches revenue at some, merger costs affect others. iHeart actually warns that of “substantial doubt as to our ability to continue as a going concern”…

NON-COMM Update: Hotel Rooms Open Up, and More...

NON-COMM Update: Hotel Rooms Open Up, and More…

Some key developments related to the 2017 NON-COMM, none more key than the hotel situation which is opening up as more rooms are released…

Thought Starter: Jeff DeGraff on Innovation

Thought Starter: Jeff DeGraff on Innovation

The “Dean of Innovation,” Jeff DeGraff breaks down the four parts of innovation — a good thought starter as we head into NON-COMM…

NON-COMM Early Bird Rates Expire Monday

NON-COMM Early Bird Rates Expire Monday

Radio station employees can attend the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention for as little as $60 — but you must act quickly to get that rate…

HBO's Big Little Lies Launches Hits for Michael Kiwanuka; Leon Bridges

HBO’s Big Little Lies Launches Hits for Michael Kiwanuka; Leon Bridges

We all know the potential value of a good sync. HBO’s breakout hit Big Little Lies has resonated with audiences — as has its soundtrack, featuring Michael Kiwanuka and Leon Bridges…

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