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  • Julia Hartley-Brewer and Larry Lamb exit LBC

    Radio Today
    RadioToday staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Julia Hartley-Brewer and Larry Lamb are both leaving Global's national speech station LBC.
  • Shuon is shoe-in for Business Rockstars

    Radio & Television Business Report
    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    REVOLT Media and TV co-founder Andy Shuon has joined the board of directors of Business Rockstars, which showcases entrepreneurs of all stripes on a number of platforms, including daily radio and television programs.
  • Dr. Evil Returns on ‘SNL’ to Talk Sony and North Korea

    Variety
    Variety Staff
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    “SNL” veteran Mike Myers returned to the show on Saturday as Dr. Evil to criticize North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Austin Powers nemesis, who appeared in the show’s opening sketch, ripped everyone from the hackers (“There’s already a GOP and they’re already an evil organization”) to Sony, who, according to Dr. Evil... Read more »
  • In Brief - December 12, 2014

    FMQB News
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
  • Your Radio Brand Should Have What Nobu’s Having

    Mark Ramsey Media LLC
    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Nobu Matsuhisa is a celebrity chef and restaurateur. So how could he possibly know what your audio brand is about? Well, creating audio is like cooking in more ways than one. Matsuhisa: For me, cooking is about giving my customers little surprises that lead them to make discoveries about their own latent desires. Little surprises to make discoveries about what they desire that they don’t even necessarily know they desire. As Bob Deutsch artfully writes in Fastcocreate: Whatever the offering—dinner entrée, smartphone, a piece of clothing, or what have you—to be successful a…
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Shuon is shoe-in for Business Rockstars

    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    REVOLT Media and TV co-founder Andy Shuon has joined the board of directors of Business Rockstars, which showcases entrepreneurs of all stripes on a number of platforms, including daily radio and television programs.
  • Scott and Decker on deck at FNR

    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Fox Radio News has brought in Jon Decker to handle the duties of White House correspondent; it’s also brought in Gurnal Scott as national correspondent. Meanwhile, Jessica Golloher is moving from reporting duties in New York to Jerusalem as Middle East correspondent.
  • Hill Democrats taking aim at vapes

    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ) are urging the FDA to put an end to the targeting of teenagers by e-cigarette manufacturers, including the use of radio and television advertising. The sent a letter to the attorneys general of 29 states applauding their efforts along these lines. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • High Plans sells to High Plains

    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Very little is changing in the licensee name for the owner of KATX-FM Eastland TX – basically LLC is being swapped out for Inc. But there will be a 100% change in ownership. The full name of the license companies, minus the last part, is High Plains Radio Network. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Viola! WALA now a Meredith property

    Dave Seyler
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The Media General/LIN merger has closed, and so too has another element of that deal, a spin-off of a property in the Mobile AL-Pensacola DMA. The deal involves Fox affiliate WALA-TV. The buyer and now owner is multimedia company Meredith Corporation. Media General is cited as the seller. Meredith says the acquisition will have no immediate financial results, but will be accretive by the second half of 2015. The company stated, “Meredith now owns or operates 17 television stations that reach over 10 percent of U.S. television households.  Seven of Meredith’s stations are located in…
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    Variety

  • Dr. Evil Returns on ‘SNL’ to Talk Sony and North Korea

    Variety Staff
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    “SNL” veteran Mike Myers returned to the show on Saturday as Dr. Evil to criticize North Korea’s cyber attack on Sony Pictures. The Austin Powers nemesis, who appeared in the show’s opening sketch, ripped everyone from the hackers (“There’s already a GOP and they’re already an evil organization”) to Sony, who, according to Dr. Evil... Read more »
  • Fox News, Fox Business Removed From Dish In Carriage-Rights Spat

    Brian Steinberg
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network are not currently available on satellite-broadcaster Dish Network, the result of an impasse in carriage talks between the two companies. Dish said in a statement early Sunday morning that 21st Century Fox had blocked access to the two networks after Dish balked when rates for other networks owned... Read more »
  • ‘Henry & Me’ Director on Yankee Cameos, Cutting Alex Rodriguez

    Terry Flores
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Among the 20 animated films that have qualified to be considered for an Academy Award nomination is the little film “Henry & Me,” a heartwarming story about a young Yankee fan battling a serious illness with the help of a magical friend that’s hoping to make it to the big leagues against some pretty heavy... Read more »
  • Republicans Urge Theaters to Show ‘Interview': ‘We Cannot Be Bullied Into Giving Up Freedom’

    Maane Khatchatourian
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    The Republican National Committee is urging theater owners to play the “The Interview” following Sony’s decision to pull the plug on the controversial comedy, CNN reports. RNC chairman Reince Priebus has sent a letter to the CEOs of 10 major theater chains asking them to show the film, which has been the source of hackers’... Read more »
  • U.S. Turns to China to Help Stop North Korean Hackers: Report

    Maane Khatchatourian
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    The Obama administration is seeking China’s help in stopping North Korea from launching future cyber-attacks, the New York Times reports. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the U.S. would retaliate for the attack on Sony Pictures, which the FBI linked to North Korea earlier in the day. He said the U.S. will levy a... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • Your Radio Brand Should Have What Nobu’s Having

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Nobu Matsuhisa is a celebrity chef and restaurateur. So how could he possibly know what your audio brand is about? Well, creating audio is like cooking in more ways than one. Matsuhisa: For me, cooking is about giving my customers little surprises that lead them to make discoveries about their own latent desires. Little surprises to make discoveries about what they desire that they don’t even necessarily know they desire. As Bob Deutsch artfully writes in Fastcocreate: Whatever the offering—dinner entrée, smartphone, a piece of clothing, or what have you—to be successful a…
  • When Radio Advertising Goes Wrong

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Over the past few weeks I have heard the story more than once: A big segment of a News/Talk show or a morning show was given over to an interview subject whose identity, content, and duration had nothing to do with what interested audiences and everything to do with what advertisers are paying for. Everybody was in on this joke – except for the audience. For them it was just crappy content. It seems quaint to reflect on the fact that advertisers once bought spots. Today, the demands are much broader, deeper, and contextual. And there’s not necessarily anything wrong with that,…
  • What Radio Looks Like on Ford’s New Sync 3 for 2016

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Never let it be said that the automakers don’t listen to feedback, because when it comes to Ford’s clunky Sync platform, they got an earful. And guess what? Ford responded. This week the automaker introduced the latest and greatest version of its Sync infotainment system, and it looks great. It will make its debut on at least some Ford 2016 models, meaning it will be in the showroom in the fall of 2015, just months from now. The primary value proposition of the platform has less to do with entertainment than it has to do with all the other problems faced by drivers as you can see…
  • Is Online Video Killing the TV Star? No!

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Is online video killing the TV star? Absolutely not! Also: What does it mean when the debut novel from a YouTube star breaks records and outsells even Harry Potter? It’s episode 9 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! 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 jockeys, here’s the feed). And tweet us at @tomasacker…
  • Uh Oh: Radio’s Reach is Declining

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    In  a new report from Nielsen, the news for the traditional radio space is decidedly unsurprising, and not the stuff of holiday cheer. As Tom Taylor summarizes: AM/FM’s monthly reach gained half-a-percent – but Time-Spent fell 3% over last year. And the 3% drop is consistent across African-Americans and Hispanics, two groups that have traditionally shown stronger listening than the national average. Two charts display the contrast between monthly reach for Americans age 2+ and their actual consumption of radio. The positive news – the “number of users” for radio grew 0.5%…
 
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • Entercom buys Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million

    George Reed
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    Here is the Press Release.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Waterloo Closes

    George Reed
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    NRG Media, LLC has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio stationsKFMW-FM, KOKZ-FM, KWLO-AM, and KXEL-AM, Waterloo, IA from Woodward Communications Inc. 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.For more information:Jody McCoy719.630.3111jbmccoy@MediaServicesGroup.com
  • 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
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    Radio NX

  • The Farm Report

    radionx
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    There was a time when almost every radio station in the United States had a farm reporter. 5:30 in the morning, in what seemed like an endless dissertation of futures, figures and news about hogs. Yea, I even worked at a few of em. Bill McReynold’s delivered the farm report for over a half a century on WOAI-AM, San Antonio. The man was a legend. Bill passed away at the ripe-old-age 93. What a handsome young Farm Reporter looks like in their prime The WOAI web site has a good tribute.  
  • Terry Dorsey Signs Off

    radionx
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
  • Check Out This Connected Car

    radionx
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    On this date in history, history, history….December 16, 1947, three scientists developed the transistor.     Anyone remember car record players? My cousin had one and man, it sure got my attention. I think you should get one for your Prius.  
  • Say It Ain’t So, Country Bo

    radionx
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:57 am
    Ok, I’m the first to admit, I don’t keep up with contemporary country music and country music radio. Just don’t care for the pop-influenced country of today. Not my thing. But… have you seen what’s on the top of the country charts these days? Maddie and Tae. Read about it here. Watch it below.
  • Bloodbath of the Media Republic

    radionx
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:17 pm
    It’s so buzzwordian! Although not broadcast related, this is a very good read. An inside view of the zombification of The New Republic and the diaspora of the staff in the last week. The article is a bit lengthy for the attention challenged web (and there in lies the rub), but if you just get through the first six or seven paragraphs, it’s well worth it. Read it here. This emailed poem (inspired by Byron), by Cynthia Ozick, a novelist and critic who has written for The New Republic for many years, is brilliant: The Siliconian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts…
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM and Volvo Make Traffic and Weather Service A 4 Year Deal

    Spencer Osborne
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    SiriusXM and Volvo Cars of North America have announced that Volvo customers will automatically receive a 4-year subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and weather information when purchasing any new Model Year 2015.5 vehicle equipped with the latest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect, Volvo’s connected car platform.  The new deal could help SiriusXM in developing services beyond satellite radio.  Terms of the deal, and whether or not SiriusXM receives revenue from Volvo were not disclosed. SiriusXM has offered these types of additional services for quite some time, though consumer traction…
  • Howard Stern Birthday Bash To Air “Director’s Cut”

    Spencer Osborne
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    What do you do when you had a birthday bash so big that will likely never be repeated?  Relive it again the next year!  SiriusXM and Howard Stern have announced that  “The Howard Stern Birthday Bash: Director’s Cut” special will air on Howard 100 this Friday, December 19th.  The original bash was held in January of 2014 and featured a robust guest list, performances, and drama.  The bash supplied plenty of content, discussion, and fodder throughout the year. This Friday, Stern fans will get to hear the top-level comedians, musicians, celebrities and Howard Stern…
  • Meet The Press Joins SiriusXM Line-Up

    Spencer Osborne
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    Meet The Press, the iconic television show watched by millions on Sunday mornings is now available on SiriusXM.  Satellite Radio subscribers can catch the show in their cars and not miss a beat.  SiriusXM POTUS, channel 124, will be the home of the show, and it will air on Sundays at 10:00 am ET.  An afternoon re-broadcast of SiriusXM’s Meet the Press will also be available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices. NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the backbone of Meet the Press, and the show is thenetworks flagship Sunday morning…
  • Can Old Lawsuit Help SiriusXM in New Lawsuit?

    Spencer Osborne
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    As many readers know, SiriusXM has faced some legal setbacks recently with regard to pre-1972 music recordings.  The Turtles, authors of “Happy Together”, have sued the satellite radio provider in several states over royalties.  The current laws for royalties cover songs after 1972, leaving a loop hole of sorts in what happens with pre-1972 recordings.  The Turtles have had a small string of legal victories against SiriusXM, which have bolstered their case, and couold have implications on other services such as Pandora. GigaOM’s Jeff John Roberts reports that SiriusXM may…
  • Chris Rock Interviewed On SiriusXM’s Town Hall

    Spencer Osborne
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    SiriusXM will get a visit from legendary comedian and actor Chris Rock.  The writer, director and star of the highly anticipated movie Top Five will sit down for an intimate Q&A session with a select group of satellite radio listeners for the SiriusXM “Town Hall” series today.   The Town Hall event will be Moderated by Cedric the Entertainer. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall Chris Rock” will hit the air on Thursday, December 11 at 5:00 pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy Hits (channel 99) via satellite and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected…
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    Sunny.fm - Marquette Adult Contemporary Radio WKQS FM » The Sunny Morning Show

  • Representative John Kivela Discusses Road Funding Vote

    Walt
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A tired Michigan Legislature met all night and into the morning, until it gave approval to a proposal asking voters to increase the state sales tax by a penny to pay for better roads. According to 109th District State Representative John Kivela, most of the revenue would come from a one percent increase in the Michigan sales tax while other revenue would come from a registration fee increase and heavy-truck fees that would bring in 50 million dollars.
  • Annual Superiorland Kiwanis Christmas Dinner Seeking Volunteers

    Walt
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Ross Anthony MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – If you are tired of cooking Christmas dinner, or just do not feel like the hassle this year, the Superiorland Kiwanis is sponsoring a free community Christmas dinner. Ross Anthony, member of the Superiorland Kiwanis, joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike this morning to invite the community to the dinner and encourage people to volunteer.
  • Economic Club Of Marquette County Holding Next Meeting On Monday

    Walt
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Tom Baldini with the Economic Club of Marquette County. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Economic Club of Marquette County is presenting their latest speaker on Monday, December 15th in Marquette.
  • UPAWS Hosting Events This Weekend In Marquette County

    Walt
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Steffani Baker and Ann Brownell of UPAWS. Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter is hosting a pair of events this weekend in Marquette County.
  • Ishpeming Salvation Army Benefit This Weekend

    Walt
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    Salvation Army Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 11th Annual Hickey’s Salvation Army Benefit Nite will be held this Saturday from 6 p.m.
 
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