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  • Proof that Terrestrial Radio Can Make Money Streaming

    Mark Ramsey Media LLC
    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    I’m tired of certain “chiefs” of the radio industry who diminish the prospect of making money from streaming, as if Internet radio is altogether different from or irrelevant to the future of broadcast tower licensees. Hardly. Further, when these individuals proudly proclaim “there’s no money to be made in streaming” and “I’ve never met any broadcaster who has made money streaming,” they are not only expressing ignorance, they are also granting permission for an entire industry to fail in the fastest growing category of radio there is: The…
  • DJ Moves Is For Sale

    DJ Moves
    Andrew Canepari
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Our domain is currently listed on Godaddy Auctions. If you want a short 7 character domain name that describes you or your business about music, DJs, your best moves, or a guy named DJ, then buy DJMOVES.com today before some other DJ does. Here's the link to bid or buy it now: https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=144650070 Buyer is welcome to any content here as well, but
  • Magic 105.4’s Neil Fox off-air after arrest

    Radio Today
    Radio Today UK
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Neil Fox won't be on-air tomorrow after he was arrested by Westminster Police following his breakfast show this morning.
  • Broadcasters sink in an allegedly flat market

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    There was one bright spot on the RBR-TVBR stock indexes amidst a sea of red ink. Radio One, almost alone among public broadcast companies, could hold its head up high. The RBR Radio Index fell 9.448, or 1.3%, to 731.536. The TVBR Television Index fell 9.568, or 1.3%, to 730.189. Winners Radio One, up 5.7% Salem, up 0.6% Entravision, up 0.5% Losers Saga, down 9.3% Gray, down 3.3% Entercom, down 2.9%                      
  • ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Actor Tony Revolori Joins Sony’s ‘Fifth Wave’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Variety
    Justin Kroll
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Following his breakout role as Zero in Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Tony Revolori has joined the cast of Sony’s sci-fi pic “The Fifth Wave” starring Chloe Grace Moretz. The pic also stars Nick Robinson and Alex Roe with J. Blakeson directing. GK Films topper Graham King is producing with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe... Read more »
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    DJ Moves

  • DJ Moves Is For Sale

    Andrew Canepari
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Our domain is currently listed on Godaddy Auctions. If you want a short 7 character domain name that describes you or your business about music, DJs, your best moves, or a guy named DJ, then buy DJMOVES.com today before some other DJ does. Here's the link to bid or buy it now: https://auctions.godaddy.com/trpItemListing.aspx?miid=144650070 Buyer is welcome to any content here as well, but
  • Laura Ingraham Off The Air

    Andrew Canepari
    27 Nov 2012 | 11:55 am
    An a.p. article on Boston.com is saying that Laura Ingraham is at least temporarily terminating her radio program after a failure to re-up her contract with her distributor, Talk Radio Network. According to the article, Ingraham is in discussions with other distributors. Her show is currently on 325 stations throughout the United States.
  • Skinny Cool Kid Orange Sky

    Andrew Canepari
    13 Mar 2012 | 4:52 pm
    Not sure where the artist name ends and the song's title begins, but give a listen to this new artist from Philly and you won't care either...
  • Be A DJ

    Andrew Canepari
    30 Jan 2012 | 6:42 am
    Just came across this part-time gig in our local market (CT) and thought we'd share. We know it's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and if you're in this business, you're probably wearing Milk Bone underwear... Lite 100.5 WRCH, Hartford’s leading AC, seeks future part-time on air talent with production ability and knowledge of Adobe Audition preferred. Check the job details here and good luck!
  • Fired Houston DJs ReHired

    Andrew Canepari
    14 Nov 2011 | 5:35 am
    It's nice to report a positive side to a story once in a while. Two DJs in Houston who were fired from their station in July were just hired back to host the station's morning show. The station is flipping from all gospel to all news. Full story from Radio Ink magazine.
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Broadcasters sink in an allegedly flat market

    RBR-TVBR
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    There was one bright spot on the RBR-TVBR stock indexes amidst a sea of red ink. Radio One, almost alone among public broadcast companies, could hold its head up high. The RBR Radio Index fell 9.448, or 1.3%, to 731.536. The TVBR Television Index fell 9.568, or 1.3%, to 730.189. Winners Radio One, up 5.7% Salem, up 0.6% Entravision, up 0.5% Losers Saga, down 9.3% Gray, down 3.3% Entercom, down 2.9%                      
  • First of the Season: September Nielsen Audio Ratings

    dseyler
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    By Clark Smidt, Media Connector: Welcome to the new season and the race is on! Summer adjustments set the stage for the new season and new strategies. The publication rules still allow only basic top line subscriber numbers, only. Minimum info on all stations, all channels in all markets will add to the must deliver message: Radio Connects Everyone! 6+ shares are released 13x per year. Clear Channel Entertainment CCU-E is now iHeart Media. Here’s July/August/September, 2014. NEW YORK. 6+ population 15,697,400. CBS Classic Hits WCBS/FM remains on top, 6.4-6.9-6.8 maxing the 4th high…
  • FCC to begin financial outreach to TV

    dseyler
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    The success of the incentive auction requires broadcast television station to participate. The FCC will try to bolster the number of participants by sending out info on the financial benefits, said Chairman Tom Wheeler. There are two ways stations can participate. One is to simply relinquish their entire 6 mHZ swathe of spectrum, cash in with their share of the auction proceeds and exit the business. The other is to partner with a second licensee, selling one 6 MHz channel and co-locating with 3 MHz each of the other channel, functioning as does a full power digital television station that…
  • Grooveshark joins Sirius on wrong side of copyright suit

    dseyler
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    A second digital music service has been hit for copyright infringement, in a second state. After Sirius XM was smacked in California, so has online streamer Grooveshark been hit in New York. In the Sirius case, the suit involved not paying royalties for songs recorded before 1972. In this case, it involves Grooveshark’s making available songs that record companies had specifically asked it to take down. According to a New York Times report, there were 5,977 such songs among the millions that are said to be available on the service. The service is owned by Escape Media Group, which is said…
  • 8 Surprising Medical Facts About ‘Healthy’ Eating On-The-Go

    RBR-TVBR
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    If there’s one thing most broadcast execs know about, it’s going on the road for one reason or another. It can be a  challenge for health conscious broadcasters to eat right, and it can be even more challenging because what you’d think would be a healthy option isn’t, necessarily. Dr. Mike Fenster walks us through it. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
 
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    Variety

  • ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Actor Tony Revolori Joins Sony’s ‘Fifth Wave’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Justin Kroll
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Following his breakout role as Zero in Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel,” Tony Revolori has joined the cast of Sony’s sci-fi pic “The Fifth Wave” starring Chloe Grace Moretz. The pic also stars Nick Robinson and Alex Roe with J. Blakeson directing. GK Films topper Graham King is producing with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe... Read more »
  • Yvette Nicole Brown Leaves ‘Community’

    Alex Stedman
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Yvette Nicole Brown is leaving the study group. The actress is departing “Community” after playing Shirley for five seasons on the comedy. She confirmed her exit, first reported by TV Guide, on Twitter on Tuesday. Thanks for the years of laughs & love @danharmon @joelmchale @gillianjacobs @dannypudi @alisonbrie @kenjeong @RashIsTVUgly & @donaldglover — yvette nicole... Read more »
  • ‘Movie Life,’ ‘Forest,’ ‘Last Stand’ Feature in Films from Rio

    John Hopewell
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Brazilian actor-turned-director Selton Mello has is following up his milestone art film “The Clown,” Brazil’s Oscar entry, with “A Movie Life” adapting the book “A Distant Father” by Chilean Antonio Skarmeta, one of whose other novels was turned by Michael Radford into “The Postman.” A rites-of-passage story of big dreams in ‘60s small-town Brazil, “A... Read more »
  • ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ Actor Options Anjan Sundaram’s First Book ‘Stringer’

    Justin Kroll
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “The Hundred-Foot Journey” thesp Manish Dayal has optioned Anjan Sundaram’s first book “Stringer: A Reporter’s Year in the Congo” and is attached to star. He optioned it along with Laura Hersh and Dan Spilo of Industry Entertainment, who will join him as producers. The book follows Sundaram, a Yale graduate who turned down a job... Read more »
  • ‘Orphan Black’ Actor Jordan Gavaris Joins Matthew McConaughey in ‘Sea of Trees’

    Dave McNary
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    “Orphan Black” star Jordan Gavaris has been added to the cast of “Sea of Trees,” opposite Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe and Naomi Watts. Gus Van Sant is wrapping principal photography on the drama, filmed on location in Japan and Massachusetts. McConaughey and Watanabe portray men on a journey of reflection and survival in the Aokigahara,... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • Proof that Terrestrial Radio Can Make Money Streaming

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    I’m tired of certain “chiefs” of the radio industry who diminish the prospect of making money from streaming, as if Internet radio is altogether different from or irrelevant to the future of broadcast tower licensees. Hardly. Further, when these individuals proudly proclaim “there’s no money to be made in streaming” and “I’ve never met any broadcaster who has made money streaming,” they are not only expressing ignorance, they are also granting permission for an entire industry to fail in the fastest growing category of radio there is: The…
  • Ryan Holiday: How to Grow Your Media Brand the Silicon Valley Way

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Quick Summary: How do today’s tech startups launch and scale big and fast? By using a new union of traditional and direct marketing and business development that adds up to one thing: Growth. How can radio and other media brands become “growth hackers”? Ryan Holiday is the former Director of Marketing for American Apparel. He has promoted the works of authors like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Marc Ecko and Tucker Max. He is a devious genius when it comes to the art and science of media attention, and he’s the author of some of my favorite books from the past three years,…
  • Why Content Matters More than Technology

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Worried about technology crowding out your radio brand? Freaked out about the car dashboard and the latest mobile gadget? Maybe you should worry more about the content you bake into your radio brand that makes it desirable in the first place. Especially when your industry has invested 100 years in content expertise, not flashy technology. Leave it to storyteller extraordinaire Malcolm Gladwell to sum up this point. In a recent speaking gig at the Inbound 2014 conference, Gladwell took the audience back to the beginnings of radio. It was 1921, a time when few understood why they should own a…
  • What is Radio’s “Fair Share” of Revenue?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    “Radio does not get its fair share [of ad revenue],” says Radio Ink. That’s based on a new eMarketer report indicating that consumers aged 18+ spend 12% of their media time with radio, while radio receives only 9.3% of the ad spend. Radio Ink’s premise is flawed in two ways: First, there’s no such a thing as a “fair” share of ad dollars; Second, ad dollars should not necessarily match time spent. “Fair” is a value judgment in a world where life generally isn’t. From the advertiser’s perspective, a “fair” share is…
  • So THAT’S How Apple’s PR Team Really Does It!

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    Want to peek behind the curtain of Apple’s PR machine? That’s just what branding authority and celebrated author Tom Asacker and I do in episode 3 of Media Unplugged, our new twice-monthly podcast where we go behind the big media spin to spell out what’s really happening and what it means for media, brands, and consumers. Plus, ABC’s Dancing With The Stars managed to find an actual star this time – assuming you’re a fan of Bethany Mota on YouTube. What does that say about “stars” and the power of attention in 2014? Also, Tom rants about stupid media…
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    Audio4cast

  • Streaming’s Share of Ear in US, UK Are Similar

    Jennifer Lane
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Recent info from Edison Research’s Share of Ear study puts listening to Internet radio/Music in the US, among persons 12+ at 11.6% of overall listening to all legitimate sources of audio. By way of an explanation of legitimate sources, it was interesting to hear Edison’s Larry Rosin explain, during his presentation of new pieces of this survey at RAIN Summit Indy, that when a person surveyed said they were listening to birds in their backyard, that was not counted as a source of audio. Tweets aside, listening to AM/FM broadcasts came in at 52.1% – probably a smaller share…
 
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • 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
  • Radio has turned the corner

    George Reed
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
    Radio revenues are reported up two months in a row in both New York and Los Angeles.  The broadcasters I am talking with are, for the most part, telling the same story.  The radio business is improving.The overhang of workouts and bankruptcy deals has been absorbed into the market.  The depressed pricing inherent in these types of transactions has pretty much run its course.  Balance Sheets today are much healthier than those from five or six years ago.Bottom line:  Radio has turned the corner. While multiples are still mostly between 6x and 7x, look for fewer deals…
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM and Tony Hawk Celebrate 10 Years Together

    Spencer Osborne
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    SiriusXM and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will celebrate 10 years of his exclusive SiriusXM radio show with a special edition of “Tony Hawk’s Demolition Radio” broadcast live on the Faction channel.  Not only is this a celebration of a show, but it is also recognition that a new type of “DJ” and format can thrive if given the opportunity.  Faction is a mix of music and action sports such as skateboarding and snow-boarding.  For lack of a better description, I would characterize it as the music enjoyed by the people that gravitate to the X-Games.  Channels…
  • Court Decision Stings SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    A Federal judge has ruled in favor of the Turtles in a lawsuit about royalties that may mean that the Turtles and Sirius XM are not “Happy Together”.  In addition, the ruling may pave the way for royalty payments to many other artists who’s songs predate 1972.  The copyright laws in the United States deal with royalties post 1972 and leave the issue of pre-1972 recordings up to each state.  The Turtles filed their case in California. The decision by the judge will also be ammunition in a Sound Exchange suit against SiriusXM for its exclusion of pre-1972 air plays from…
  • SiriusXM To Present At Conference

    Spencer Osborne
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    SiriusXM’s Jim Meyer, its Chief Executive Officer, is expected to speak at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference on Tuesday, September 16, at approximately 7:00 pm ET.  The timing of this bodes well for the company, as it will be a very public place to speak to increased subscriber guidance and the fact that the company seems to be hitting on all cylinders. SiriusXM’s subscriber picture was bolstered with very impressive August auto sales.  The company seems to be capitalizing on a more streamlined process across both the new…
  • Is SiriusXM’s Customer Service Improving?

    Spencer Osborne
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:38 am
    Over the years I have, on many occasions, been very critical of SiriusXM’s customer service.  There were even points in time where I would have characterized it as deplorable. In my opinion, a successful company is one that views its customers as an asset, handles them with care, and bends over backwards to ensure that the consumer experience is as good as it can be.  SiriusXM has not always fared well in these departments.  That being said, my two most recent interactions with SiriusXM’s customer service were a very pleasant surprise. In my family we have utilized XM SkyDocks…
  • SiriusXM raises Subscriber Guidance

    Spencer Osborne
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Last week, when auto sales were announced, I speculated that we might see the company raise subscriber guidance during the Q3 conference call.  As it turns out, SiriusXM did not want to wait.  The company has announced that it anticipates adding 1.45 million subscribers this year.  The new guidance is up from the previous level of 1.25 million. The news being announced today was timed very well.  the company had dipped below $3.60 and while I would not have anticipated to dip much further, an announcement such as this should be enough to get the interest of the street and get investors…
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    The Streema Blog

  • The 7 Ways to Connect with God using your Smartphone [Infographic]

    Streema Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Hello Streema friends! On this opportunity we would like to share some tips for our fellow Christian radio station listeners. More tips and fun is coming for our wide spectrum of communities listening to online radio every day! Stay tuned! The Streema Team If you like it, share it with your friends! SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTER     SHARE ON FACEBOOKSHARE ON TWITTER     Text Version The 7 ways to connect with God using your Smartphone 7 - The Holy Bible app The app simply called “Bible” is a fantastic free and popular app by YouVersion. Offline reading & multi…
  • Redesigned Station Profiles at Streema

    Streema Team
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Hi there! Not too long ago we redesigned our radio station profiles at Streema and we wanted to take a minute to share with you the reasons behind it. At Streema we understand the user experience as a continuous improvement. We believe it’s the result of research that is constantly evolving and not the end of a path that is reached without looking backwards nor forwards. Earlier this year we analyzed the layout of our radio profiles and saw an opportunity to make it better. Among the aspects that we wanted to take to the next level was the interface; we felt it lacked the clarity and…
  • Trying New Things at The Streema Blog

    Streema Team
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Hello Streema Friends! Labor Day is coming up this Monday in the US and here at Streema we were just reflecting on the labor related to this blog, so we wanted to share some thoughts with you. :) First of all, we can honestly say we've enjoyed taking the time to let you know about what we're up to at Streema on this blog, whether it's telling you about new features that we launch or about a methodology we are using. We've also enjoyed commenting on popular events going on around the globe, like the Glastonbury Festival or the World Cup 2014. Speaking of the World Cup, regular blog readers may…
  • One Week Later – Inside the World Cup at Streema: Challenges, Surprises, and Results of our first Event Experiment

    Streema Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The World Cup 2014 finished roughly a week ago and we can see how people are feeling the withdrawal syndrome of having no national football team - or soccer ;) - to watch on a daily basis! Here at Streema, we have many football fans that were very enthusiastic about the World Cup. Also, since this was a huge global event that was going to be broadcasted on radio as well as television, many of us thought it would be a good opportunity to experiment with a live event - the following were the challenges, surprises and results. Experiment The goal was to research how many people we could reach if…
  • The Best (and Worst) Predictions of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil [Infographic]

    Streema Team
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Hi Streema Soccer Fans! Following the interest that our post on World Cup predictions generated around the web, we decided to do another one - this time covering the entire tournament, from start to finish. We analyzed the original predictions from the Group Stage through to the World Cup Final for the same organizations as before - ESPN, PwC, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, The Economist, and Yahoo - and then added EA Sports and Reuters. These last two hadn't been included in the previous analysis and we're glad we included them this time! Again we found some surprising results, you would never…
 
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