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  • Summer Stocks for Your Portfolio

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    [at Fox Business] - On the eve of Memorial Day weekend, we take a look at two stocks for the summer: Sirius XM and ConAgra. Is it time to buy?
  • Leona Graham gets Absolute Radio morning show

    Radio Today
    Stuart Clarkson
    22 May 2015 | 8:11 am
    Leona Graham will take over the mid-morning programme on Absolute Radio from next month as Russ Williams leaves the show after 17 years.
  • No Go on Disclosure

    Radio & Television Business Report
    Dave Seyler
    22 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Despite claims of Capitol Hill Democratic legislators that the FCC already has the power to demand the identities of people funding political advertising, the Commission has no plans to go there short of an act of Congress. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said it was off the radar. Instead, Wheeler told reporters the FCC would be focusing in “difficult telecommunications related issues….” If Congress were to pass a low mandating FCC entry into the political advertising disclosure arena, then it would do so, said Wheeler. However, the prospects of getting such legislation through the…
  • Star Athletes To Make Movies With France’s Les Enfants Terribles

    Variety
    elskes
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The Spurs star player Boris Diaw has partnered with top-level international athletes to launch One Million Dollar Film, an equity venture to finance and produce movies. One Million Dollar Film is teaming with Paris-based Les Enfants Terribles, co-founded by Yoel Dahan and Yohan Baiada, and sister shingle Hands Up on its first feature, “Nola Circus,”... Read more »
  • Republic Records Dominates Top 40 Scoring 6 Spots In Top 10

    FMQB News
    20 May 2015 | 5:50 am
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • No Go on Disclosure

    Dave Seyler
    22 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Despite claims of Capitol Hill Democratic legislators that the FCC already has the power to demand the identities of people funding political advertising, the Commission has no plans to go there short of an act of Congress. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said it was off the radar. Instead, Wheeler told reporters the FCC would be focusing in “difficult telecommunications related issues….” If Congress were to pass a low mandating FCC entry into the political advertising disclosure arena, then it would do so, said Wheeler. However, the prospects of getting such legislation through the…
  • Hearst Spins Hawaiian TV Triplets

    Dave Seyler
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    The key station in a television deal is ABC KITV Honolulu. But the key plank in the deal may be a separate contract spelling out how any possible spectrum auction funds will be divvied up between Hearst and the buyer. The deal also includes satellites KMAU Wailuku and KHVO Hilo. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Broadcast Stocks get Ready to Enjoy Weekend

    RBR-TVBR
    21 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    What better way to get set for a three-day weekend than to bank some cash on Wall Street. Television companies we follow did a much better job of this than radio companies, but both were up, led by Emmis and Gray. The RBR Radio Index rose 2.633, or 0.4%, to 744.266. The TVBR Television Index rose 11.369, or 1.2%, to 967.837. Winners Emmis, up 4.7% Gray, up 3.9% SBS, up 3.7% Losers Salem, down 2.9% Cumulus, down 2.0% Entercom, down 1.0%                          
  • Flushability Claims Must Be Substantiated

    Dave Seyler
    21 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Here is a case that underscores why broadcasters and other advertising-supported businesses cannot be expected to police the accuracy of the ads they run – it involves scientific proof to back a claim about the biodegradable qualities of a brand of wet wipes. In this case, the brand wasn’t exactly branded as making deceptive claims. However, the applicability of the scientific testing it relied on to back its claims was questioned. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Will This LPFM Deal Fly?

    Dave Seyler
    21 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    We guarantee that this is not the most white-hot controversial burning issue of the day – but we are talking about a station transaction application that may fly in the face of the rules. The station is WMMT-LP Muskegon MI. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
 
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    Variety

  • Star Athletes To Make Movies With France’s Les Enfants Terribles

    elskes
    22 May 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The Spurs star player Boris Diaw has partnered with top-level international athletes to launch One Million Dollar Film, an equity venture to finance and produce movies. One Million Dollar Film is teaming with Paris-based Les Enfants Terribles, co-founded by Yoel Dahan and Yohan Baiada, and sister shingle Hands Up on its first feature, “Nola Circus,”... Read more »
  • Cannes: 6th Durban FilmMart Edition Unveils Projects

    John Hopewell
    22 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Hala Elkoussy’s “Cactus Flower,” Robyn Aronstam’s “Selma and Charlize” and Karin Slater’s “Project Delight” figure among 19 feature film and documentary projects choosen to participate at the 6th Durban FilmMart, Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum. A joint initiative between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival, the Durban FilmMart aims to... Read more »
  • Netflix, Dish Urge Court to Uphold FCC’s Net Neutrality Action

    Ted Johnson
    22 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Netflix and Dish Network are among the almost two dozen companies and public interest groups urging a federal appellate court to deny an effort to halt a central component of the FCC’s net neutrality rules before they go into effect on June 12. Cogent Communications, COMPTEL, Level 3 Communications, Tumblr, Vimeo, Union Square Ventures, Etsy... Read more »
  • Teamsters, Basic Crafts Unions Reach Deal With Producers

    Dave McNary
    22 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    Hollywood Teamsters and four other Basic Crafts Unions have reached a tentative agreement with producers on a three-year successor deal to the master contract. The new deal — which covers about 5,000 below-the-line employees — was concluded Thursday after four days weeks of negotiations between the unions and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television... Read more »
  • Paul McCartney Snags Triplex Penthouse in Manhattan

    Mark David
    22 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    BUYERS: Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $15,500,000 SIZE: 3,500-ish square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: After a couple of years of casual looking around, The New York Post reported and property records confirm former Beatle Paul McCartney and his third wife Nancy Shevell have shelled out... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • IMGR, a Cool New Tool that Makes your Audio Production Stronger

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’m always on the lookout for cool and effective new tools that can make the radio industry better, more productive, and entertaining and engaging to its listeners. This week I found a great one, IMGR. IMGR is an on-demand station branding solution that offers thousands of content files (and new ones every week) that are fully customized for any station and its voice talent. It also features regular jingle updates without logo restrictions and – best of all – the ability to edit it all directly through the app’s multitrack editor. I talked with IMGR founder Mark…
  • Apple Watch Fail?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    13 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Apple Watch #fail? And Reese Witherspoon – Actress or Online Retail Brand? It’s episode 19 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus rants and raves on topics like the puzzling logic of the millionaire co-founding failure of the Secret app, the myth that streaming music is “free,” the wax museum that’s featuring YouTube stars, and the WordPress plugin that creates catchy headlines just like all the other catchy headlines. Listen as we go inside media to reveal the ugly truth! Click the play button below: And if…
  • How to Make Your Online Audio Go Viral

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    12 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Video goes viral, but what about audio? I have never even heard the expression “viral audio,” have you? “Going viral” means “being shared.” So why is it so tough to share audio online? In some cases the sharing capability is clunky or nonexistent. But even where conventional sharing functions exist there are two larger problems: Consumption and discovery. Consumption: Online audio is hard to consume. Okay, not hard, but taxing. If one picture is worth a thousand words, then it takes a thousand words to communicate one picture and – more importantly – the time to consume a…
  • How Many Cars will be Dashboard-Powered by Google and Apple?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    6 May 2015 | 8:26 pm
    There’s much interest and much consternation about the entry of Google and Apple into operating-system extensions for the car dashboard with Android Auto and CarPlay, respectively. According to BI Intelligence: By 2020, nearly 40 million cars will be using Android Auto and 37.1 million will be using CarPlay, and that will cover nearly all cars launching connected car services, according to BI Intelligence estimates. That conclusion springs from a premium-priced report from BI Intelligence. The report goes on: CarPlay and Android Auto will be especially useful for expanding the reach of…
  • Music Discovery is Overrated

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    3 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last week Seth Godin penned a piece titled “Discovery Fatigue.” In it he argued that a little bit of discovery goes a long way, and the zeal to discover at the beginning of something wanes as time and life go on. Seth offers three reasons for this: First, once you’re busy with what you’ve got, it diminishes the desire to get more. Second, discovery is exhausting. Putting on a new pair of glasses, seeing the world or hearing the world or understanding the world in a new way is a lot more work than merely cruising through a typical day. And third, infinity is daunting.
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    Audio4cast

  • Selling Mobile Audio

    Jennifer Lane
    15 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    Latest research released by Juniper Research projects that annual global advertising spend on mobile devices is expected to reach $105 billion by 2019, up from an estimated $51 billion this year. Advertisers, drawn to the personalized and timely targetability that advertising on mobile devices offers, will drive spending on those devices to 44 per cent of total digital ad spend by 2019. As a mobile medium, streaming audio should be poised and ready to take its share of that spend. Maybe, just maybe it’s time for the streaming audio industry to reinvent itself as mobile advertising…
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • Alpha Media to purchase Morris Communications Radio stations

    George Reed
    18 May 2015 | 10:23 am
    Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Morris Communications. Morris owns thirty-six radio stations in 8 markets including; Topeka, KS; Salina, KS; Amarillo, TX; Palm Springs, CA; Anchorage, AK; Wasilla, AK; Grays Harbor-Hoquiam, WA and Wenatchee-Columbia River, WA.Larry Wilson, Chairman of Alpha Media will add the Morris markets to the ninety-nine stations currently in the Alpha Media portfolio. When all pending deals are completed, it will bring the total number of stations owned by Alpha Media to 135.
  • Join Our LinkedIn Group for Radio and TV Station Buyers and Sellers

    George Reed
    16 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    If you are a LinkedIn user (and if not, why aren't you??!!), please consider joining our group: Radio/TV Station Buyers.  It is a group for station owners and prospective buyers. We have several thousand members, including many well known broadcasters. Our discussions are timely and relevant. Join us and participate regularly. It is a great resource for those of us in the business of buying, selling, and building value with radio and television stations.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Alpha Media closes Fredericksburg, VA Cluster

    George Reed
    1 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Alpha Media of Portland, OR has closed on its purchase of four radio stations in Fredericksburg, VA from Free Lance–Star Publishing LLC.Alpha purchased WFLS–FM, WNTX–AM, WVBX–FM and WWUZ–FM.I represented the seller.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • Media Services Group Suite at the NAB Show

    George Reed
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Media Services Group suite at the NAB Show is in the Encore Tower: # 5505.  
  • NAB Show Coming Soon

    George Reed
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    The Media Services Group suite will be at the Encore for the 2015 NAB Show (April 11-16).  If you are interested in a confidential meeting, please get in touch.GeorgeMedia Services Group
 
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    SiriusBuzz

  • Millennials Get Radio Show On SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    11 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    SiriusXM has announced the launch of “Career Playbook Radio,” an all-new career advice show hosted by Jim Citrin, partner at executive search firm Spencer Stuart and best-selling author on leadership and career success. “Career Playbook Radio” is focused on giving millennials, young professionals, and parents of recent college grads expert insight into getting a great job and laying the foundation for a successful career. “Career Playbook Radio” will be a weekly conversation with top executives, industry veterans, and thought leaders sharing their personal experience and knowledge…
  • SiriusXM Misses On Earnings But Raises Guidance

    Spencer Osborne
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:59 am
    SiriusXM (SIRI) reported Q1 earnings yesterday and the results were somewhat of a mixed bag.  The company reported a profit of 2 cents per share but missed analysts estimates of a 3 cent profit.  While the news of a miss may not be positive, there were many aspects of the quarter that were quite positive in nature. The company reported revenue of $1.08 billion, an increase of 8%. The company reported Net Income of $106 million, a 12% increase The company reported a 19% spike in adjusted EBITDA to $399 million Free Cash Flow was up 24% to  $276 million In addition the company, on the heels…
  • Jaguar and Land Rover Expand Deal With SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Jaguar Land Rover North America and SiriusXM have announced Jaguar Land Rover has selected Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc., a subsidiary of SiriusXM, to provide call center support for safety and security services to vehicle occupants using its Jaguar InControl® and Land Rover InControl® infotainment systems. The Jaguar and Land Rover InControl suite of technologies provides vehicle owners with an array of advanced driver assistance systems including emergency response contact as part of the available InControl Remote & Protect™ system. SiriusXM will provide Jaguar and Land…
  • March Auto Sales Mixed – Still Good For SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    U.S. auto sales in March of 2015 were a bit of a mixed bag if you look at the headlines, but growth is still happening, sales are on a pace for 17 million, and SiriusXM remains in a good position to install a large amount of satellite radios into new vehicles. With Q1 sales complete, overall sales stand at 9.93 million.  March of 2015 was easily the largest volume month of the year with sales at 1.537 million, well above the 1.251 million we saw in February.  For the auto sector, year over year comparisons are getting challenging.  The trajectory of growth is not as steep as it once was,…
  • SiriusXm Provides Foundation For Nissan’s Connected Car

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    SiriusXM and Nissan have announced that Nissan will launch NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM, in select 2016 model year Nissan vehicles, starting with Maxima, its all-new flagship sedan.  The all-new telematics program is Nissan’s first in-vehicle launch of SiriusXM’s connected vehicle services and will feature vehicle security, vehicle health monitoring, remote access services, and more. Presented with an extensive package of available services powered by SiriusXM, NissanConnect Services will be one of the most feature-rich suites of connected vehicle services available…
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    Sunny.fm - Marquette Adult Contemporary Radio WKQS FM » The Sunny Morning Show

  • UPAWS Moving Forward With Plans To Relocate And Expand Facilities And Services

    Walt
    22 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    Ann Brownell and Matt Johnson Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter, known as UPAWS, is working to move to a new location with an upgraded facility to better serve the community. UPAWS Community Outreach Coordinator Ann Brownell and UPAWS Volunteer Matt Johnson stopped in today on the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike to talk about the effort as well as the mission of the agency.
  • 9th Annual Bay Cliff Health Camp Golf Outing Coming In July

    Walt
    22 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Nicole Burony-Noble and Mike Coyne Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The 9th Annual Bay Cliff Golf Outing is coming this summer to Marquette. Bay Cliff Golf Committee Chair Nicole Burony-Noble and Bay Cliff Board Member Mike Coyne joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to share details about the event and how you can get involved.
  • YMCA “Reach & Rise” Program Partners With “40 Below” Young Professionals

    Walt
    20 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Melissa DeMarse & Dave Nyberg Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The YMCA of Marquette County’s “Reach & Rise” Youth Mentoring Program is teaming up with the Marquette area young professionals group “40 Below” for a special event. Program Coordinator Melissa DeMarse and “40 Below” Board Member Dave Nyberg joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today for Y Wednesday to talk about it.
  • Marquette Township Selects New Fire Chief And Awards Bid For Road Project

    Walt
    20 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Marquette Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Marquette Township Board has selected a new Township Fire Chief and has awarded the contract for the firm to begin a long-term road reconstruction effort. Township Supervisor Dennis Liimatta joined the SUNNY Morning Show with Walt & Mike today to discuss these developments and more about things in the works in the township.
  • Gwinn Schools Busy As School Year Comes To A Close

    Walt
    19 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Karen Anderson Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Gwinn Area Community Schools Acting Superintendent Karen Anderson joined the SUNNY Morning Show to give an update on what’s happening in the district. Anderson outlined some key dates for the end of the school year for the students including graduation and the end of the academic year.
 
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