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  • Strong Week for Blue Chips

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
  • Lancashire’s On The Wire reaches 30 years

    Radio Today
    Radio Today UK
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    BBC Radio Lancashire's alternative music show On The Wire is celebrating 30 years this month.
  • Stocks flat but radio hits a pothole

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Action on Wall Street leveled out on Friday after good news from the Fed gave traders happy feet for a few days. But once again, broadcasters didn’t seem to get the flat memo, and took a bit of a dive, especially on the radio side. Let’s put it this way – if you were flat, you had a good day, and not many were flat. The RBR Radio Index fell 18.850, or 2.4%, to 759.596. The TVBR Television Index fell 4.952, or 0.5%, to 776.810. Winners Nexstar, up 0.1% Losers Emmis, down 5.3% Beasley, down 4.4% Cumulus, down 3.2%                    …
  • Film Review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’

    Variety
    Justin Chang
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    A kimchi Western with a heavy helping of spaghetti and tasty trimmings of humor, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” delivers a thoroughly entertaining if overlong gallop.
  • Broadcast Music, Inc. Reports Record-Breaking Revenues Of $977 Million

    FMQB News
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    BMI distributes a 75-year high of $840 million to songwriters, composers and music publishers
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Stocks flat but radio hits a pothole

    RBR-TVBR
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Action on Wall Street leveled out on Friday after good news from the Fed gave traders happy feet for a few days. But once again, broadcasters didn’t seem to get the flat memo, and took a bit of a dive, especially on the radio side. Let’s put it this way – if you were flat, you had a good day, and not many were flat. The RBR Radio Index fell 18.850, or 2.4%, to 759.596. The TVBR Television Index fell 4.952, or 0.5%, to 776.810. Winners Nexstar, up 0.1% Losers Emmis, down 5.3% Beasley, down 4.4% Cumulus, down 3.2%                    …
  • Watchdog – AT&T deal would harm consumers

    dseyler
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Free Press has filed a petition to deny the merger of AT&T and DirecTV, saying that it would reduce subscription television competition in many markets and put upward pressure on pricing. It sees no mitigating factor to counterbalance that negative. The watchdog argued that the pay television aspect of the merger was clearly a violation of antitrust guidelines. It believes that price increases would be in the future for all subscribers in a market where both are now operating in competition with one another, not just to subscribers of DirecTV and AT&T’s U-verse service. As to claims…
  • Danziger group buys in Upstate NY

    dseyler
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Not only is Bob Mahlman a partner of Bruce Danziger and three others under the Long Point Communications brand, he was also the broker of a deal that is bringing in three AMs, four FMs and a quintet of FM translators. The seller is Finger Lakes Radio Group. Alan Bishop is listed as President of the seller. The stations include AC WNYR-FM, Classic Rock WLLW-FM, Hot Country WFLK-FM/WCGR-AM, Country WFLR-AM, and New-Talk-Sports WGVA-AM/WAUB-AM, According to Mahlman, who naturally represented the seller, the price is $3.375M and closing is expected to take place as the new year is rung in. The…
  • Google thinking about droning the internet

    dseyler
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Who needs a tower if you can fill the skies with unmanned aircraft and use them not to spy on your enemies but rather to provide internet connectivity? That’s what Google is thinking about doing. According to a Forbes report, experimenting with this alternative method for delivering broadband is why Google acquired Titan Aerospace earlier in the year. It is seeking permission to test in sparsely populated areas in New Mexico, a project that will require FCC approval. The drones can remain in the air for extended periods of time, and can fly in a zone higher than that typically used by…
  • Comcast defends TWC acquisition

    dseyler
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
    There is a lot of competition in the video delivery field, Comcast has told the FCC, and there will still be a lot of competition even if it is allowed to add Time Warner Cable to its suite of media holdings. Talk to Sean Combs, better known as “Diddy” and one would hear that finding a place on the channel lineup remains a challenge. According to a report in Capital, an Albany NY-based publication, Comcast believes the barriers to entering the video marketplace are very low in the internet age. It specifically cites Netflix and Google Fiber as entrants into the battlefield, and says that…
 
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    Variety

  • Film Review: ‘Kundo: Age of the Rampant’

    Justin Chang
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    A kimchi Western with a heavy helping of spaghetti and tasty trimmings of humor, “Kundo: Age of the Rampant” delivers a thoroughly entertaining if overlong gallop.
  • Film Review: ‘Altina’

    ronnscheib
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:02 pm
    In Peter Sanders docu about his grandmother, the artist Altina, her peculiar mix of wild spontaneity and dedicated domesticity engender such trend-setting inventions as sexy harlequin glasses and erotic romantic benches.
  • Robert Pattinson-Starring ‘Rover’ Among SPAA Nominations

    Patrick Frater
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Joel Edgerton-starring “Felony,” Colin Firth-starring “The Railway Man” and Robert Pattinson-starring “The Rover” are among the movies nominated for the 14th Screen Producers Australia Awards.
  • Film Review: ‘Gone Girl’

    Justin Chang
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material.
  • Iran Selects ‘Today’ for Foreign Language Oscar Consideration

    Patrick Frater
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Iran has returned to the foreign-language Academy Award race with the selection of Reza Mirkarimi’s “Today” as its contender.
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • How Broadcasters Can Monetize Their Mobile Apps

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    I have long argued that radio broadcasters demand too little of their mobile apps. Yes, they can stream the over-the-air content. But so can your radio. What else can they do? What about your app is so essential, so engaging, such an important complement to the over-the-air and streaming experience that it demands not only that I download it, but that I also use it on a regular basis? That’s why I like the Clip Interactive platform so much (I have featured them before in this blog – here’s a look at the newest generation of the Clip Interactive app). And here’s the…
  • How “Smartcuts” Can Transform Your Media Brand

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Quick Summary: How can your media brand leapfrog your competition? Not by shortcuts but by “smartcuts.” Here are a few examples that you can put right to work: Lateral thinking, agility, leveraging platforms, 10X thinking, and more…. Shane Snow is the co-founder of Contently, the publishing platform for brands, journalists, and storytellers. Shane is a journalist who’s written for “Fast Company,” “The New Yorker,” “Wired,” and “The Washington Post.” Shane also is the author of a terrific new book called Smartcuts: How…
  • Is Bob Hoffman’s Argument “Full of Crap”?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Tongues are wagging about NAB keynoter and self-styled “ad contrarian” Bob Hoffman’s profanity-laced critique of online advertising. Wagging for all the wrong reasons. See, Bob conveniently chose convenient facts and then conveniently wrapped those facts with absurd conclusions. On Online Advertising Says Bob: “the advertising industry has become the web’s lapdog – irresponsibly exaggerating the effectiveness of online advertising and social media, ignoring the abominable results of display advertising, glossing over the fraud and corruption, and becoming a…
  • How to Make Your Message “Viral” – Growth Hacker Mark Middo at hivio 2014

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    How do you make your audio brand go “viral”? Mark Middo should know. He’s a “growth hacker,” an entrepreneur who builds growth into the DNA of his product at low cost and without spending big money on marketing or advertising. Growth hacking is at the heart of how today’s hot tech startups get off the ground. No wonder Mark was a hit at hivio 2014. Among the questions he addresses: What is “growth hacking”? How can players in the audio space build in growth to their products and platforms? What is the role of gathering leads for audio brands? Very few…
  • 4 Things Radio Can Learn from Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has been the owner of the Washington Post for a year, and while his experiment at the Post remains a work in progress, the brand is experiencing the highest digital traffic in its history and is even modestly increasing print circulation in a time when most newspaper brands are continuing to suffer steep declines. So what can radio broadcasters learn from the strategies of Jeff Bezos at the Post? 1. Bezos is playing for the long term Bezos is famous for putting long-term growth ahead of short-term financial pressures. Indeed, there would be no Amazon.com without this…
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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 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…
  • SiriusXM and TechCrunch Launch Limited Run Show

    Spencer Osborne
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    TechCrunch and SiriusXM have announced  the launch of  “TechCrunch Radio,” a limited-run series premiering at Disrupt San Francisco 2014, one of the most anticipated tech conferences of the year. TechCrunch’s East Coast Editor, John Biggs, and writer and reporter, Jordan Crook, will host the premier episode of “TechCrunch Radio” live from Start-Up Alley at 2014 Disrupt.  Biggs and Crook will give SiriusXM listeners all the news on the latest technology from the world’s most innovative start-ups as well as established companies launching their gadgets,…
  • Ellen DeGeneres Returns To Satellite Radio

    Spencer Osborne
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    SiriusXM has announced that the company will simulcast the popular Ellen DeGeneres Show on its airwaves beginning today.  This is not Ellen’s first foray into the world of satellite radio.  The talk show star had her own channel on XM prior to the merger of Sirius and XM.  The Ellen channel disappeared from the dial back in 2007.  Now, seven years later, instead of a radio show, SiriusXM and Ellen are teaming up to simulcast her television show. The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air an audiocast via satellite on SiriusXM Stars, channel 109, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App…
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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 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 platform available. Check it out at www.bible.com 6 - Christian Music Listen to your favorite Christian music with apps such as Spotify,…
  • 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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