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  • Pandora Chief Financial Officer to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    [Business Wire] - Pandora , the leading Internet radio service, today announced that the company's Chief Financial Officer, Mike Herring, will present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference in
  • Absolute’s Andrew Bailey promoted at Bauer

    Radio Today
    Roy Martin
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    As Head of News, National Radio, he'll be responsible for news content and delivery across Bauer Media’s national radio brands; Absolute Radio, KISS, Magic, heat, Planet Rock and Kerrang!
  • Remington Returns to Denver

    Radio & Television Business Report
    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    E.W. Scripps has tapped Brad Remington for the VP/GM role at television duopoly KMGH/KZCO in the Denver DMA. He previously served in journalism roles at KDVE and KMGH in the market.
  • LaGuardia Crash Snarls Travel to NYC; ‘Jersey Belle’ Star on Plane That Skidded Off Runway

    Variety
    Elizabeth Wagmeister
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Bravo reality personality Jaime Primak was on board the Delta airplane that skidded off the runway while landing during a snow storm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 11 a.m. ET on Thursday. The accident forced the closure of the airport, snarling air travel to New York City and undoubtedly wreaking havoc for industry-ites... Read more »
  • Entercom Communications Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Results

    FMQB News
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    Fourth quarter revenue increased 2%
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Remington Returns to Denver

    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    E.W. Scripps has tapped Brad Remington for the VP/GM role at television duopoly KMGH/KZCO in the Denver DMA. He previously served in journalism roles at KDVE and KMGH in the market.
  • Here’s a Payment Package You Don’t See Every Day

    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    A Barstow CA low power television station is changing hands. And the terms cannot help but make one think of Bug Bunny’s pal Yosemite Sam. The station is K36JH. Barstow is one of the way stations along the highway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The seller is David Primm. The buyer is Brent Gaddis. The price is $5,000 plus all of buyer’s rights, title and interest in that certain mining claim located near Victorville CA…” It is a case where the seller of the station will apparently have to dig up the full value of the deal.
  • House GOP Responds to FCC Title II Action

    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    It comes as no surprise that Republicans in the House of Representatives have moved to counter the FCC’s application of Title II authority to internet regulation. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) had a previously-introduced bill all ready to go and it’s now back in the hopper. The bill – The Internet Freedom Act – previously had 19 co-sponsors, and all 19 are back on board. The bill states that the FCC’s net neutrality rules “shall have no force or effect,” and it prohibits the FCC from reissuing any new net neutrality rules. “Last week’s vote by the FCC to regulate the Internet like…
  • Big Potential for a Small Station

    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    WVND-LD serves Athens GA, the famous college town to the east of Atlanta. But it has bigger and better things in mind, and also the prospect of a new owner. The station operates on Channel 38. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Gray Closes the Book on Record Year

    Dave Seyler
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    For the first time in its history, Gray Television exceeded $500 million in net revenue and $200 million in broadcast cash flow, all while closing ten separate transactions involving 23 television stations during Q4 2014. In unadorned numbers for Q4, net revenue was up 86% to $177.886M, including a 2554% gain in political income to $48.538M. Broadcast cash flow increased 148% to $91.399M. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
 
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    Variety

  • LaGuardia Crash Snarls Travel to NYC; ‘Jersey Belle’ Star on Plane That Skidded Off Runway

    Elizabeth Wagmeister
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Bravo reality personality Jaime Primak was on board the Delta airplane that skidded off the runway while landing during a snow storm at New York’s LaGuardia Airport at around 11 a.m. ET on Thursday. The accident forced the closure of the airport, snarling air travel to New York City and undoubtedly wreaking havoc for industry-ites... Read more »
  • Digital Audience Ratings: ‘Big Hero 6’ Blasts Off, ‘Avengers’ Accelerate

    Jason Klein
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) – Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR – Film measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia... Read more »
  • Netflix Orders ‘The OA’ Drama Series From Brit Marling, Zal Batmanglij of ‘Sound of My Voice’

    Todd Spangler
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Netflix — dipping into the indie film-world well again — has acquired “The OA,” an hour-long drama series from thesp-scribe-producer Brit Marling and director-writer-producer Zal Batmanglij, who previously worked together on indie pic “Sound of My Voice” and spy drama “The East.” Marling (pictured above) stars in the series, and she and Batmanglij will co-write... Read more »
  • Wednesday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Empire’ Delivers Eighth Straight Week of Growth

    Rick Kissell
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Another week, another record high for Fox phenom “Empire,” which continued to show no signs of slowing down Wednesday, two weeks from its first-season finale. Also of note in last night’s ratings race was a good performance by ABC’s comedy block and a solid but unspectacular start for the latest CBS crime drama spinoff, “CSI:... Read more »
  • TV Review: ‘House of Cards,’ the Complete Third Season (SPOILERS)

    Brian Lowry
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    As it turns out, there was a simplicity to the third season of “House of Cards” that only became fully apparent once it ended. Having spent two seasons in pursuit of power, the central couple – now the President and First Lady – found a whole new set of complications and challenges in retaining it. Yet... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • The Audio of Things

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Recent research indicated the surprising (to some) result that a relatively small fraction of consumers have a radio by their bedside, meaning it’s functionally impossible to “wake up to radio.” The solution: Get more radios in the bedroom, right? Actually, no, that’s not the solution. All technology is transitional, you see. And that includes that staple that used to be aptly called the “clock radio.” And so it goes, too, for the car dashboard. Other research recently reported by NTSMediaOnline indicated that: AM/FM radio remains the overwhelmingly preferred audio entertainment…
  • A Tale of Two Tees

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    As part of hivio, the audio future festival, I’m producing a free t-shirt for all who attend. My instructions to the designers were to represent the power of audio – the theme of the event. I took the leading ideas and did a poll for folks who were interested in hivio, and that poll had some clear results. This was the winner: And this design was the runner-up. The final decision, of course, was mine. So now I’m going to tell you why I picked the runner-up over the “winner.” Praise was effusive for the leader: “Now that says audio!” one person wrote.
  • 40 Years 40,000 Sales Calls – a Conversation with Barry Drake

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    There are few class acts in the radio and TV business classier than Barry Drake. After an amazing career leading a variety of radio and television companies, Barry has set down on paper the best lessons from those years, mixed with enough anecdotes and highlights for several careers. The book is 40 Years 40,000 Sales Calls: Thoughts on Radio and Advertising Based on a Lifetime of Customer Contact. And – notably – all the profits from the book benefit the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Enjoy this wide ranging conversation with Barry about his terrific new book and his…
  • A Choppy Stream Ahead for NextRadio

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    With a great flourish, the powers-that-be behind the NextRadio app have announced that this week shall begin a thunderous effort to enlist one constituency so far utterly lacking in enthusiasm for NextRadio’s product: Consumers. And so begins an onslaught of over-the-air radio spots designed to lead consumers to download an app that will not work on most of their phones, meanwhile attempting to incite rage that the “choppy, buffered streaming radio” that wireless companies “want you to pay for” is no substitute for comparatively crystal-clear FM radio, even…
  • How Great Creative Makes Audio Advertising Sexy

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Is it important for creative to make audio advertising sexy? Okay, not necessarily “sexy,” per se – but seductive, compelling, irresistible? Yes, I think so. And Yaman Coskun explains why and how. Yaman is CEO of Yamanair, whose products include Cash by Creative. Click the play button below to watch the video: And while we’re at it, can someone please ban spots that repeat phone numbers four times? If I wanted to remember a phone number I wouldn’t own a smartphone.
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • Will you be in Nashville next week for the NRB or the CRS?

    George Reed
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    If you plan to be in Nashville next week for the NRB (http://www.nrbconvention.org/) or the CRS (http://countryradioseminar.com/) and would like to get together, please let me know.  I plan to arrive on Tuesday.Looking forward to catching up,GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Link to Tom Taylor's story today on station trading

    George Reed
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Tom Taylor shared some views of the 2015 radio station trading market from Larry Patrick and me in this morning's "Tom Taylor Now."Inventory.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • MSG Announces Sale of Free Lance-Star Radio Stations

    George Reed
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Here is the press release about the sale of the Free Lance-Star stations in Fredericksburg, VA.  We are please to have represented the seller in this transaction.FREE LANCE-STAR STATIONS TO BE SOLDFree Lance–Star Publishing LLC announced Friday that it is selling its four radio stations to Alpha Media of Portland, Ore.Alpha has agreed to purchase WFLS–FM, WNTX–AM, WVBX–FM and WWUZ–FM, pending approval from the Federal Communications Commission. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Sandton Partners, which purchased The Free Lance–Star in a bankruptcy auction in June, announced…
  • Reed Bunzel Launches Radio 2015: The Year Ahead

    George Reed
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Veteran radio writer and analyst Reed Bunzel today launched Radio 2015: The Year Ahead, a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. radio Industry. Researched and published by Bunzel Media Resources, Radio 2015: The Year Ahead is designed to help radio broadcasters successfully manage their businesses as traditional industry operations collide with new, disruptive technologies and emerging competitive forces.The main thrust of this project is a quarterly report that will feature exclusive (and original) reports on the following sectors of the radio business:Economic Indicators The…
  • Sale of WMUV and WSOS in Jacksonville closed yesterday

    George Reed
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    Delmarva Educational Association has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio stations WSOS-FM and WMUV-FM, serving the Jacksonville, Florida market from Renda Broadcasting Corporation. Congrats to Stuart Epperson (for buyer) and Tony Renda (for seller). I represented the seller in this transaction.GeorgeMedia Services Group
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • February Auto Sales At 1.25 million

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:24 am
    Auto sales in February were up over January, and up over what was seen last year, but overall there was disappointment in the air.  With record snow fall in many parts of the country,  auto sales were bound to be impacted.  Overall, auto sales were a bit above 1.25 million and had a SAAR of 16.2 million.  Analysts were looking for a SAAR of 16.7 million. For SiriusXM, the numbers that were delivered were still decent news.  The satellite radio provider garners most of its subscribers from the trials offered to consumers when a new car is purchased.  About half of the cars sold last…
  • SiriusXM Beats The Street – Stock Hits 52 Week High

    Spencer Osborne
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    SiriusXM announced its quarterly earnings today and the company did not disappoint.  Though it was already disclosed that the company had met or exceeded all guidance, the big news was that instead of posting the expected earnings of 2 cents per share, SiriusXM hit 3 cents per share.  Highlights included: 2014 Revenue Climbs 10% to $4.18 Billion Net Income Increases 31% to $493 Million in 2014 Record Adjusted EBITDA of $1.47 Billion in 2014, up 26% 2014 Free Cash Flow Reaches Record $1.16 Billion, up 25% $2.5 Billion of Stock Repurchased in 2014 SiriusXM’s quarter included record…
  • Matthew Harrigan Cautious On SiriusXM Earnings

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    As conference call day inches closer, analysts are beginning to weigh in on the prospects of the Q4 earnings report from SiriusXM.  Wunderlich’s Matthew Harrigan is maintaining a Hold rating and a $3.50 price target.  While some investors may not like this rating, it is a prudent move on Harrigan’s part.  Many analysts wait until after the call to make bolder moves in models and assumptions.  Harrigan is looking for: Revenue of $1.079 billion vs. street average of $1.8 billion Operating income of $356.3 million Operating margin of 33% Free Cash Flow of $324 million Harrigan…
  • SiriusXM and PGA Extend Relationship

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    SiriusXM and the PGA have announced an extension to their contract which will give golf fans nation wide coverage through 2017.  The PGA has been a satellite radio staple for years, and though Tiger Woods is not the golfer he used to be, the sport still has plenty of passionate fans.  SiriusXM listeners have access to approximately 24 hours of live golf coverage each week, including hole-by-hole action and expert analysis on the only radio channel dedicated to professional golf. “We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with SiriusXM and bring comprehensive coverage and…
  • January 2015 Auto Sales Start Off As Expected

    Spencer Osborne
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Analysts were expecting auto sales to have a SAAR of 16.6 millon and that is pretty much what we saw.  Overall sales for January of 2015 were 1,147,250.  This was a nice boost over the 1.09 million we saw 2014 start off with.  With a good start in January, we can anticipate that sales could climb as high as 17 million this year. For SiriusXM, increasing car sales is always a good sign.  The satellite radio provider garners most of its subscribers and exposure from people buying new cars that are equipped with satellite radio.  About two thirds of all new cars incorporate satellite radio…
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    Sunny.fm - Marquette Adult Contemporary Radio WKQS FM » The Sunny Morning Show

  • Marquette Township Board Addresses Tax Tribunal Issues And Votes To Support CR 595 Lawsuit

    Walt
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Marquette Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Township Board has taken steps to consider options to the budget of a voter-approved plan to recondition roads in the township. Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this week to talk about the adjustments needed in light of financial ramifications from the Michigan Tax Tribunal decisions concerning the taxable value of so-called “big box” stores in the Township.
  • Gwinn Schools Considering Reopening Gilbert Elementary School And More

    Walt
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Gwinn Schools Superintendent Dru Milliron Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Gwinn Community Schools are currently looking into re-opening a shuttered elementary school and more. Superintendent Dru Milliron joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today as part of the regular Tuesday Superintendent Series to give listeners a full update on what’s happening with the Modeltowners.
  • Carpet Specialists Feature Expansion And Prep For Builders Show

    Walt
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Laura Chapman & Scott Patrick Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio) – Carpet Specialists is celebrating the opening of their Outlet Center at the Marquette store. Carpet Specialists co-owner Scott Patrick joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this week to talk about the expansion and how it is great for contractors with some of the biggest bargains in floor coverings.
  • Marquette Royales Hockey Team Switching Leagues And Heading Into Playoffs

    Walt
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    Marquette Royales Head Coach Kevin Shupenia. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio Sports) – The Marquette Royales Hockey Team is going on the road to take on the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings this weekend.
  • A Great Night Of Music Coming To Ishpeming This Weekend

    Walt
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Ishpeming Night of Music. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – 6th Annual Night of Music at the W.
 
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