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  • Will Liberty and SiriusXM Merge

    SiriusBuzz
    Spencer Osborne
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    The question of what Liberty intends to do with its stake in SiriusXM is always not far from the surface of any discussion relative to the satellite radio provider.  With the recent moves and spin-off’s that Liberty Media has made, the concept becomes even more interesting.  With the cable side of Liberty already spun off, the Liberty media entity that is involved with SiriusXM is “cleaner” than it ever has been.  These days Liberty media is a 56% stake in SiriusXM, a 27% stake in Live Nation, the Atlanta Braves, and several small stakes in other companies.  Meanwhile…
  • Ofcom to allocate Ramadan licences with a draw

    Radio Today
    Roy Martin
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    Ofcom will once again award short-term restricted service licences during Ramadan by way of a draw rather than the usual first come first served method.
  • LPTV organization makes its case

    Radio & Television Business Report
    dseyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Free Access & Broadcast Telemedia, LLC has weighed in on the CTIA response to the FCC’s incentive auction program. Among its arguments is that CTIA isn’t so much against LPTV participation as it is against anything that would slow down the process. And that includes considering the many issues the LPTV community has been raising. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Ferguson, ‘Black Male Crisis’ Documentary in the Works from Oscar Nominee (EXCLUSIVE)

    Variety
    Dave McNary
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg and actor Nate Parker are teaming on a “Black Male Crisis” documentary in the U.S. in the wake of the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. in August. Berg, Parker and writer-director Matthew Cooke launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday — two days after the announcement of a... Read more »
  • In Brief - November 21, 2014

    FMQB News
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • LPTV organization makes its case

    dseyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Free Access & Broadcast Telemedia, LLC has weighed in on the CTIA response to the FCC’s incentive auction program. Among its arguments is that CTIA isn’t so much against LPTV participation as it is against anything that would slow down the process. And that includes considering the many issues the LPTV community has been raising. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Nexstar’s LA bet gets a thumbs up

    dseyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Wells Fargo Securities analyst Marci Ryvicker used one of Nexstar honcho Perry Sook’s favorite words when describing the company’s proposed acquisition of KLAS-TV Las Vegas: accretive. She also discussed DOJ review of another Nexstar deal. Ryvicker thinks the station, which will be a standalone at this point, fits in well with the southwestern portion of the Nexstar portfolio. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Beasley staffs up in Tampa

    dseyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:56 am
    Tampa-St. Pete is new territory for Beasley Broadcasting, and its bringing over two from its Augusta GA outpost to run the six-station cluster. Kent Dunn will be VP/Market Manager, and Tee Gentry will be Operations Manager.
  • Tweener AM sold along AL-FL border

    dseyler
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    In the world of television station ratings, Mobile AL and Pensacola FL are in the same Nielsen DMA. In the radio world, they are separate – and a station being sold manages to get in the middle without projecting a major presence in either. The station is WDXZ-AM, licensed to Robertsdale AL. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Simulcasting: The Future of Metrics for the Radio Industry

    RBR-TVBR
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:53 am
    According to Bill Freund, a growing number of radio operators are in favor of adding over-air, mobile and digital station listening together as a single line of listenership results. He discusses why this is a good idea and how it can be used to grow ad sales. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
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    Variety

  • Ferguson, ‘Black Male Crisis’ Documentary in the Works from Oscar Nominee (EXCLUSIVE)

    Dave McNary
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    Oscar-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg and actor Nate Parker are teaming on a “Black Male Crisis” documentary in the U.S. in the wake of the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. in August. Berg, Parker and writer-director Matthew Cooke launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign on Wednesday — two days after the announcement of a... Read more »
  • Laura Dern on Directors: ‘I Like To Be Pushed to a Braver Place’

    jenelleriley2
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The daughter of Oscar-nominated actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd is generating her own awards buzz for her turn as Reese Witherspoon’s mother in “Wild,” opening Dec. 5. You’ve played two remarkable mothers onscreen this year, beginning with “The Fault in Our Stars.” What drew you to that role? I was introduced to John Green’s... Read more »
  • Artisans Talk the Sights of ‘Interstellar’ and the Sounds of ‘Fury’

    David S. Cohen
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and sound designer/re-recording mixer Paul N.J. Ottosson spoke with Variety’s David S. Cohen about the tricks they used to deliver, respectively, director Christopher Nolan’s vision on “Interstellar,” and David Ayer’s scheme on “Fury.” Answers are condensed from the Artisans video series. For more of the interviews, go to Variety.com/v/video/artisans Hoyte van... Read more »
  • Does Awards Season Need a Regulator for the Kudos Chaos?

    Peter Bart
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Does awards season need a czar? In the booming sports business, commissioners orchestrate scheduling and negotiate network megadeals. In the movie business, however, there is no one managing all the confusion that reigns during awards season and festivals. With CBS laying an egg with its inaugural telecast of the Nov. 14 Hollywood Film Awards —... Read more »
  • Canadian Indies Embrace Whistler Fest’s Impromptu Market

    David S. Cohen
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Of the 41 features screening at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, 11 are world premieres, setting a significant precedent for the sprocket opera as it enters its 14th year. Though the event does not have an official market, programmer Paul Gratton says all the films that came to Whistler last year without distributors, secured Canadian... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • Does This American Life’s “Serial” Signal a “Golden Age” for Podcasts? Nope.

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:47 am
    Does This American Life’s “Serial” Podcast signal a new “Golden Age” for Podcasting? Nope. And we’re going to explain why. Also: Why is Beats crushing Bose – on YouTube? It’s episode 8 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we take the steam out of some overheated PR. Click the play button here: And if you’re reading this by email, click here for the audio. For show notes go to the Media Unplugged site. Don’t forget to subscribe to Media Unplugged at Stitcher or on iTunes (for you RSS…
  • What’s Wrong With Radio Contests…

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Are you doing contests all wrong? Why yes, I think so. Seth Godin makes a point about the wrong questions to ask before crowdfunding, but they also turn out to be the wrong questions to ask before we expect anything from an audience. He writes: A friend explained to me all the reasons for her upcoming Kickstarter campaign. The machine she wanted to buy was sorely needed, it would increase her productivity and also make her day significantly easier–it made perfect business sense. These are all great reasons to borrow money from a bank or a professional investor. They aren’t good…
  • Radio’s Crisis of Personality

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:52 pm
    One of radio’s greatest advantages relative to competing media are its personalities – or at least that could be an advantage. But a “personality” isn’t simply a voice on the air. For a personality to matter he or she must be a genuine talent, someone with “star power” who magnetizes an audience because he or she is just that good. Anything less is just a voice. So what personalities do consumers think of when they think of radio? I thought I’d find out. I did a flash study with 1,000 consumers in the U.S. aged 18-54 and I asked this question:…
  • About Seth Godin’s “End of Radio”

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Radio broadcasters have made much fuss about Seth Godin’s post this past week titled “an end of radio.” In it, Seth referenced the conversation he and I had eight years ago about the future of radio and how it would likely be impacted by access to unlimited online radio alternatives. It’s hard to believe our conversation was that long ago – 2006 B.M.E (that’s Before the Mobile Era). At the time, Seth theorized an end would come with city-wide wifi. He writes: I realized last week that this has just happened. Not via wifi, but via Bluetooth and the smart phone. The car-sharing…
  • The Battle Between Taylor Swift and Spotify: And the Winner Is…

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    It’s Spotify vs. Country superstar Taylor Swift! And the winner is… Yes, there is a winner – and it may not be whom you think. Plus, does the end of Honey Boo Boo really mean the end of trash reality TV? It’s episode 7 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. If you haven’t listened yet, this episode – about the conflict between shifting business models in the music industry (and what a “stream” really is) is the one to check out. I think you may be surprised by our take: Click the play…
 
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • Welcoming Bill Cate to Media Services Group

    George Reed
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    I got into the brokerage business in 1987 after working on the station side for many years.  Bill Cate hired me at Chapman Associates and provided great training on "how to be a broker."With that bit of history in mind, I am delighted to announce that Bill is joining Media Services Group.  We have now truly gotten the old band back together.The formal press release stated, “He brings with him a background of station ownership, as well as 36 years of media brokerage.  Bill is the former co-owner and president of Chapman Associates, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our…
  • See you at the Radio Show!

    George Reed
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:53 pm
    The Media Services Group suite is number 325 at the Westin in Indy. #RadioShow2014
  • NRG Media Acquires Waterloo, IA From Woodward Communications

    George Reed
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    NRG Media, LLC  has agreed to purchase the assets of radio stations KFMW-FM, KOKZ-FM, KWLO-AM, and KXEL-AM, Waterloo, IA from Woodward Communications Inc. (subject to FCC approval).  The purchase price is $3,550,000.  Jody McCoy of Media Services Group’s Colorado Springs office was the exclusive broker representing the seller in this transaction.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Will We See You At The Radio Show?

    George Reed
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    The Radio Show in Indy is just weeks away. Media Services Group will be at the Westin. Let me know if you would like to get together. #RadioGeorge
  • Let's meet at the NAB Show

    George Reed
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    The Media Services Group suite is in the Encore tower, # 3806.  Please stop by and say hello.George
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    SiriusBuzz

  • Will Liberty and SiriusXM Merge

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    The question of what Liberty intends to do with its stake in SiriusXM is always not far from the surface of any discussion relative to the satellite radio provider.  With the recent moves and spin-off’s that Liberty Media has made, the concept becomes even more interesting.  With the cable side of Liberty already spun off, the Liberty media entity that is involved with SiriusXM is “cleaner” than it ever has been.  These days Liberty media is a 56% stake in SiriusXM, a 27% stake in Live Nation, the Atlanta Braves, and several small stakes in other companies.  Meanwhile…
  • October Auto Sales Top Expectations

    Spencer Osborne
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:51 am
    October saw auto sales beat expectations as October of 2014 was the best October seen in many years.  Sales came in at an impressive 1.277 million, an improvement over the 1.203 million sold in October of 2013.  The news sets up a good start to the Q4 numbers and should also bode well for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.  The SAAR for October of 2014 was 16.5 million.  This is not the highest SAAR we have seen this year, but it is in the top side of monthly SAAR’s during the year.  Truck sales seemed to lead the way. Most automakers saw month over month gains.  The year to date total on…
  • SiriusXM Earnings Look Good, But Look Deeper

    Spencer Osborne
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    SiriusXM reported earnings today, and at first blush it would appear that the company met expectations, and is performing well enough to raise some guidance metrics for the balance of the year.  The company reported record revenue, saw net income increase 117%, had a record $381 million in adjusted EBITDA, has repurchased $2.1 billion in stock, and raised guidance on subscribers, revenue, and free cash flow.  With all of that, what is not to like?  Churn went up to 1.9% quarter over quarter, and conversion rate from trial subscriptions to self paying subscriptions dropped from 42% to 41%.
  • Taylor Swift To Visit SiriusXM In Town Hall Series

    Spencer Osborne
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    SiriusXM announced today that global superstar and seven time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with a select group of listeners for the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series on Wednesday, October 29.  The event will be moderated by SiriusXM Hits 1’s The Morning Mash Up hosts Nicole Ryan, Stanley T, Rich Davis and Ryan Sampson.   “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Taylor Swift” will air live on Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00 pm ET on SiriusXM Hits 1. The “Town Hall Series” typically takes place in the SiriusXM studios, and an intimate group of…
  • SiriusXM Earnings Are On Tap

    Spencer Osborne
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    We are just a day away from SiriusXM announcing its Q3 earnings.  The company appears to have had a very good Q3 in that it raised subscriber guidance over a month ago.  Auto Sales in 2014 have been strong, and the company seems to have seen good traction in the used car segment as well.  Last quarter the company brought in $1.035 billion in revenue on $751 million of costs.  This allowed the company to report an income of almost $284 million and an EPS of 2 cents. Wall Street is expecting Q3 to deliver 2 cents again on revenue that grew slightly to $1.04 billion.  While these numbers…
 
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    The Streema Blog

  • Radio Listeners Around The World [Real-Time Map]

    Streema Team
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Have you ever wondered how the World Map would looks like if we were able to see which radio station is listened in any place? Now you can do that! Which radio stations would people walking along the Central Park be listening to? And which ones at Abbey Road 3, St. John's Wood, London? And what about your very own neighbourhood? Maybe you can remember some developments displaying the most listened artists in every US state according to Spotify, simultaneous listening worldwide or even a less known but very interesting work by Andrew Filer who mapped the reach of public radio stations in the…
  • Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps [Infographic]

    Streema Team
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Learn or improve your Spanish skills with Radio! And check out these other fun ways too! SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTER      Master your Spanish speaking skills in 10 ultimate steps 1) Register in duolingo.com and download the app 2) Level Up in Duolingo! 3) Watch TV/Movies in Spanish with Subtitles on Netflix or Mexican TV with Streema.com 4) Install the Dictionary.com app, available for Android and iOS. Learn a new word every day 5) Join a MeetUp in your city and have live conversations spanish.meetup.com Try Japaños! 6) Learn slang listening to radio with…
  • Our new iPhone app Simple Radio is finally here!

    Streema Team
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Hi! Last week we said there was something new coming at Streema. After several months of hard work, we are proud to announce our new iPhone application: Simple Radio. At Streema, we’ve been wanting to develop a mobile application for a long time. Additionally, it was the #1 most popular request we got from our users over the past few years. Finally, this year we made it happen! When you first launch Simple Radio, you’ll notice that it’s super easy to use, comes with just the essentials and has a beautiful design. We wanted to create a pure radio experience, removing everything that…
  • Something New Is Coming at Streema…

    Streema Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi! We’re writing today because we wanted to give you a heads up that next week we’ll be announcing something new at Streema. It’s something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but it was not until this year that we felt we could work on it. We can’t say more right now, but soon you’ll find out - and we know many of you Streema users will be happy about it. :) Stay tuned! The Streema Team
  • Streema in Multiple Languages

    Streema Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Hi there! Every day at Streema we have people from all over the world using our service, spanning over 200 countries. People speaking all of the major languages come to our site to listen to radio and watch tv and for a long time our site was only in English. The truth is that we’ve always thought of our site as a global service and to that end, not to long ago, we started translating our site to other languages. Back in the day, we initially started with German and French. We wanted to see what the uptake would be and, given the positive feedback, we decided this year to do Spanish and…
 
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    Mondays with Marot

  • Monday Marot: Election Special

    Mondays with Marot
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Election 2014 Round up featuring races in Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
  • Monday Marot: Election Promo

    Mondays with Marot
    2 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Mondays with Marot Election 2014 Special: We'll have the latest news and who to watch in Maine, Connecticut, all of New England and across the United States. Listen LIVE on Monday at 6:30 p.m. on mondayswithmarot.com
  • Mondays with Marot: Portland City Manager Resigns; Ballot Petition Deadline; Summer on Peaks

    Mondays with Marot
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In this episode: News that Portland City Manager Mark Rees is leaving and election deadlines are fast approaching. In sports, the Sea Dogs are tops of the Eastern League. I comment on Peaks Island's summer events.
  • Seals and Animal Rescue

    Mondays with Marot
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:45 am
    This week, I start a discussion on the state of animal rescue in Maine by talking about a weekend experience with seals.
  • Mondays with Marot: Minimum Wage

    Mondays with Marot
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:45 pm
    This week on Mondays with Marot: How much do you think your boss needs to pay you before you can be considered "salaried" and exempt from overtime? The answer is shocking. Plus, we talk about the start of the baseball season and great music in Portland in our community calendar.
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