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  • Radio and the Future of Mobile Phones

    Mark Ramsey Media LLC
    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    In January, Google will reportedly release a “modular smartphone” in an attempt to disrupt market leaders Apple and Samsung.From Business Insider:Project Ara is Google’s attempt to make a mobile device where the major components, including the camera, speakers, GPS and other common features of modern smartphones, can be swapped out for new ones, mixing and matching modules to customise the phone to do what the user needs it to do.“Designed exclusively for 6 billion people,” says the project site.While the jury is out on the future of this particular gadget, the…
  • Why Sirius XM (SIRI) Stock Is Up In Afternoon Trading

    Yahoo! Finance: Broadcasting - Radio Industry News
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:52 pm
  • New sales team structure for Bauer Media

    Radio Today
    Radio Today UK
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Bauer Media has restructured its UK-wide sales team to work on all brands across all platforms including radio, magazines and TV.
  • Nelson Joins KMVA/Phoenix as Morning Co-host

    RADIO ONLINE News
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Riviera Broadcasting adds veteran air personality Monica Nelson as morning co-host on Hot AC KMVA-FM (Hot 97.5/103.9)/Phoenix. Beginning April 17, Nelson joins current morning host Vinnie Del Rosso for 6-10am. Most recently, she served as midday host, then morning host at the former crosstown KPKX-FM (98.7 The Peak) beginning … more
  • Radio Mercury Awards deadline extended

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Radio Mercury Awards final deadline has been extended to April 30. Entry eligibility is also extended to include radio work that’s been broadcast, on-air or digitally, in the 16 months between January 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014. Agencies and radio stations can submit their best radio commercials, campaigns, PSA’s, integrated campaigns and innovative radio. New prize categories include $6,000 Spanish Language Radio Campaign, $1,500 Radio Promotion of the Year Showcase Award and the $1,500 Innovative Use of Radio Showcase Award (this category is open to international entries).
 
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    RADIO ONLINE News

  • Nelson Joins KMVA/Phoenix as Morning Co-host

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Riviera Broadcasting adds veteran air personality Monica Nelson as morning co-host on Hot AC KMVA-FM (Hot 97.5/103.9)/Phoenix. Beginning April 17, Nelson joins current morning host Vinnie Del Rosso for 6-10am. Most recently, she served as midday host, then morning host at the former crosstown KPKX-FM (98.7 The Peak) beginning … more
  • 2014 Radio Mercury Awards Call For Entry Extended

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    The 2014 Radio Mercury Awards Call For Entry deadline for the $50,000 Best of Show and multiple other cash prizes has been extended to Wednesday, April 30. Eligibility has also been extended to spots and campaigns broadcast or streamed from January 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014. Finalists will be announced in May. This year's … more
  • WLTJ (Q92-9)/Pittsburgh Up Debbie Wilde to Middays

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Steel City Media's WLTJ-FM (Q92-9) Pittsburgh welcomes a familiar voice to the daytime lineup with Debbie Wilde, now hosting middays from 10am-3pm weekdays. Wilde is a veteran Pittsburgh talent, who recently hosted evenings (6-11pm) on Q92-9, and was bumped to middays beginning April 14. Wilde joined Q92-9 in October of last … more
  • Jave Patterson Named Townsquare/Lubbock TX OM

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    Jave Patterson is named Operations Manager for Townsquare Media's five-station cluster in Lubbock, TX, including Rock KFMX-FM, Classic Hits KKCL-FM, Country KQBR-FM, CHR KZII-FM and News/Talk KFYO-AM. He's inbound from Lotus Radio Corp. in Reno, NV, where he completed a successful 15-year run as OM and served as PD for both … more
  • WZGC/Atlanta Evening Host Jason Goff Exits

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:26 am
    WZGC-FM (92.9 The Game)/Atlanta evening host Jason Goff exits the CBS Radio Sports outlet. He joined The Game from co-owned Sports WSCR-AM (670 The Score)/Chicago in 2012. Geoff had been with The Score since 2000 and began fill-in work in 2003. He'll continue to host middays on SiriusXM NBA … more
 
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    Radio & Television Business Report

  • Radio Mercury Awards deadline extended

    RBR-TVBR
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The Radio Mercury Awards final deadline has been extended to April 30. Entry eligibility is also extended to include radio work that’s been broadcast, on-air or digitally, in the 16 months between January 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014. Agencies and radio stations can submit their best radio commercials, campaigns, PSA’s, integrated campaigns and innovative radio. New prize categories include $6,000 Spanish Language Radio Campaign, $1,500 Radio Promotion of the Year Showcase Award and the $1,500 Innovative Use of Radio Showcase Award (this category is open to international entries).
  • The Washington Post editors back Comcast-TWC merger

    cmarcucci
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    The Washington Post editorial board is calling on the Obama administration to approve and monitor Comcast’s proposed merger with Time Warner Cable. “The government’s smartest move is not to block the merger, but to make clear that regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness,” the board wrote. Here’s the post: FCC should approve the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger but keep a watchful eye By Editorial Board, Published: April 14 IN THE hot debate over the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, there are two…
  • Stocks gain for third straight day

    RBR-TVBR
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Stocks rallied Wednesday, gaining for the third consecutive day. Markets got a boost from better-than-expected economic growth data in China and an upbeat industrial production report in the U.S. The S&P ended the day 19.33 points, or 1%, higher at 1,862.31. The Dow jumped 162.29 points, or 1%, to 16,424.85. The Nasdaq added 52.06 points, or 1.3%, to 4,086.23, recouping some of the heavy losses from last week. The RBR Radio Index was up 20.622, or 2.2%, to 951.873. The TVBR Television Index was up 4.215, or .5%, to 820.161. Winners Radio One, up 8.2% Emmis, up 6.4% CBS, up 1.9% Losers LIN…
  • FCC requests comments on proposal to require multilingual EAS alerts

    RBR-TVBR
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    With so much going on at the FCC and in connection with other topics that we consider, I’m sometimes late getting to all of the issues that arise, and sometimes never mention some of them.  But there is one interesting and important proceeding that the Commission has recently resuscitated and is worthy of mention – the proposal to mandate multilingual emergency alerts by broadcast stations – even when the station broadcasting in a language other than English is knocked off the air by some local emergency.  Click here to Login and view the full article. (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • NBCU to create shows for digital push

    cmarcucci
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    NBCUniversal is launching what it calls a “robust original video programming initiative” focused on creating and distributing original series for its digital platforms. Click here to Login and view the full article. (Not a member? Join Today!)
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    Variety

  • Nas Thanks Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival: ‘He Plays Me in the Movies’

    Ramin Setoodeh
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:52 pm
    The opening night selection of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival was another music documentary — “Time Is Illmatic.” So does that mean Robert De Niro has a favorite Nas song? “No,” De Niro said, admitting he wasn’t familiar with the rap star’s lyrics. Then he put his finger to his lips: “Shhh!” The rest of... Read more »
  • James Franco Opens ‘Of Mice and Men’ on Broadway: ‘They Are On Our Asses About Everything!’

    Gordon Cox
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:56 pm
    “Of Mice and Men” may be a particularly American tale, but Irishman Chris O’Dowd — who stars with James Franco in the Broadway revival that opened April 15 — still knew the story well. “Oddly, Steinbeck is quite big in Ireland,” O’Dowd said at the afterparty at Gotham’s Plaza Hotel. “I think there’s something about the... Read more »
  • British Film Institute to Celebrate Chinese Film With Screen China

    Patrick Frater
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    BEIJING – The British Film Institute is to mount ‘Screen China,’ one of the U.K.’s largest ever series of events celebrating Chinese culture.   Running in September this year (Sept. 12-18), Screen China is set to be a public screening series at The Scoop, alongside the River Thames. It is expected to comprise the presentation... Read more »
  • ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy

    Ted Johnson
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “X-Men: Days of Future Past” director Bryan Singer  has been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy in 1999 in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii federal court. The plaintiff, Michael Egan, claims he was 17 when Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations. Egan’s lawyers, led by Jeff Herman, allege that Singer provided him... Read more »
  • Sony Sells Its Shares of Videogame Maker Square Enix

    Alex Stedman
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:46 pm
    TOKYO –  Sony has sold its stake in game developer Square Enix to SMBC Nikko Securities. The 9.52 million shares, which gave Sony the third-largest share in Square Enix, are expected to yield $47 million, with the formal price announcement expected today. This is the latest of moves, from job cuts to real estate sales,... Read more »
 
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    About.com Radio

  • Former Radio Host Accused of I.D. Theft

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    It's no secret that many people who are on radio use pseudonyms. Some do it for privacy, some are coerced into changing their name because a Program Director wanted them ...Read Full Post
  • This Week in Radio History: 04/14 - 04/19

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Here are a few highlights from this week in radio history. Click linked dates for more from that particular day. 04/14 - On this day in 1925, the Chicago Cubs broadcast ...Read Full Post
  • Behind the 2014 Rock Hall Inductees

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently inducted a new "class" of artists, performers, and people who changed or contributed greatly to rock and pop music. This year's inductees ...Read Full Post
  • Edmonton Radio Station Chastised for Rape Tweet

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    630 CHED in Edmonton put a tweet out this week asking a poll: "It's very controversial but do you think victims of sexual assaults share any blame for what happens?" Expectedly, reaction from tweeted responses and other corners was swift and pointed. Leaderpost.com described it as "fury" and "outrage" while edmontonjournal.com reported management "...said the poll was a clumsy attempt to gauge response to a news story..." After trying to reword the tweet, it was eventually pulled off Twitter completely. But, once something is on the Internet, it's almost impossible to erase instances of it.
  • 7-Second Delay Misses Ed Schultz on His Radio Show: Oops!

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Wow...and ouch. There is one thing everyone in radio has drilled into them over and over again: don't curse on the air! Often, radio shows or personalities have their own ...Read Full Post
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • Radio and the Future of Mobile Phones

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    In January, Google will reportedly release a “modular smartphone” in an attempt to disrupt market leaders Apple and Samsung.From Business Insider:Project Ara is Google’s attempt to make a mobile device where the major components, including the camera, speakers, GPS and other common features of modern smartphones, can be swapped out for new ones, mixing and matching modules to customise the phone to do what the user needs it to do.“Designed exclusively for 6 billion people,” says the project site.While the jury is out on the future of this particular gadget, the…
  • What Radio’s Changing Audience Demos Means for You

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    As you consider your target audience, don’t forget that target keeps moving.And it has profound implications for radio.Check out this chart from Business Insider via WSJ:This chart shows the changes in US demographics (age only) over the past six years.What you’re looking at is a slight decline in the overall number of 25-54′s (down 1.2%), a more sizable increase among 16-24′s (up 3.7%) and a massive increase among those 55 and over – the folks who are traditionally of little to no interest to commercial radio broadcasters (up a huge 19%).That’s just in the…
  • Radio’s REAL Problem on the New Auto Dashboard

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yesterday I wrote that some auto industry analysts believe radio needs to be easy to find and use on the new auto dashboard because ease of discovery and use will trump any discussion of how good or bad the actual content is. In other words, consumers are not likely to seek out great content they care about unless it’s first easy to find and use.While it’s certainly true that making anything easier to find and use promotes both discovery and use, is that even within radio’s power in the new dash (unless we pay for that prime access)?In the auto context, radio is only a…
  • Radio’s Spot on the New Dashboard – Time to Do a Deal?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    This past week I had a conversation with someone knowledgeable in the auto technology space:“The dash is getting crowded and complicated,” she argued, “and the harder to find a radio station is the less apt folks will be to listen to it.”“But if the content is compelling enough, they will seek it out,” I replied.“Ease of use trumps compelling content,” she argued back. “It has to be easy to find and use first, and some of these new dashboards don’t even have an FM/AM button.”Now this is abjectly true: You can’t listen to…
  • Social Media for Radio the #ChrisHardwick Way

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    What is this show @midnight that has exploded in ratings and social media buzz since its debut last October?And why should radio care?You should care because @midnight and its creator/host Chris Hardwick have cracked the code on how to use Twitter – and there’s much you can learn from their strategy.Writes The Wrap:Hardwick’s “@midnight” on Comedy Central – a half-hour comedy/talk/game show hybrid that, as its name suggests, deals with all things internet and social media – is arguably the best series currently on television when it comes to harnessing social media…
 
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    Audio4cast

  • Pandora Is a Top 5 Smartphone App

    Jennifer Lane
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Digital measurement firm comScore released new data on mobile and smartphone usage last week, showing that more than 163.2 million Americans own a smartphone. That number represents 68.2% of the mobile market and is up 7% over 3 months before. Apple ranked as the top smartphone manufacturer with 41.3 percent share, while Google Android led as the #1 smartphone platform with 52.1 percent platform market share. As the smartphone audience expands, streaming music apps continue to benefit. While the most widely used app is Facebook, two streaming apps – Youtube and Pandora – are in…
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    George Reed's Radio/TV Station Trading Views

  • 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…
  • Attending the Hispanic Radio Conference?

    George Reed
    5 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    If you're headed to the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference next week in San Diego and would like to get together, please let me know.GeorgeMedia Services Group
  • JVC expands into Gainesville-Ocala, FL

    George Reed
    21 Jan 2014 | 11:50 am
    JVC Media/JVC Broadcasting has expanded with JVC Media of Florida’s announcement to purchase a Gainesville/Ocala, FL cluster from Asterisk Communications. JVC has been operating the stations in an LMA since May. On January 17, JVC filed its formal application to acquire the stations for $3.5 Million.*The stations include Hot AC WMFQ-FM, Country WTRS-FM/WYGC-FM simulcast and Rhythmic CHR WXJZ (“Party 100.9”). The $3.5 million deal includes $350K down, $500,000 in a promissory note and $2,650,000 cash at closing.JVC will spin its CHR/Dance WBXY-FM (“Party 99.5) to RMA Media (Ricardo…
  • Tower database available

    George Reed
    9 Jan 2014 | 9:54 am
    Closed Circuit to tower owners:The Inside Towers database has been released and is now shipping.You can now lookup, plot, map sort and filter all of the tower information from the FCC’s tower registration database in one easy-to-use program.  Custom user information, including attaching local files and folders can be appended to any record.  Towers may be looked up by distance from a Zip Code, lat/long coordinates or an existing tower.  Column displays are customizable.  And the database may be updated (online) as often as you require.Google maps and Google Earth…
 
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    Radio NX

  • Crazy Radio Format Idea #1426 “The Flipper”

    radionx
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    So yea, flip the format every day at say midnight or 6am. Call the station “The Flipper.” With appropriate sfx (insert dolphin sfx here). Imaging: “The Flipper. We’re something new, every day!” Just think of the odd-ball format ideas, it’s endless. Why the hell not, it’s taking Bob to the ultimate extreme. I dare you!
  • Real Time Radio Search Engine.

    radionx
    16 Nov 2013 | 2:04 pm
    The industry will undoubtedly hate this one. The real-time radio search engine. There are literally thousands of worldwide stations indexed, all in real-time and users can search and play said streams from nearly any conceivable artist. What’s more, there is a link on main page that points to an API, just incase you want to roll you own and build mobile and web services.
  • Whoops! Another Bad Quarter for Streaming Radio

    radionx
    18 Sep 2013 | 7:00 am
    Uproxx More FUD for streaming radio: Pandora, Rhapsody woe and online radio’s iffy future
  • Somebody Hire This Clown

    radionx
    14 Aug 2013 | 1:42 pm
    Anyone … Anyone … Anyone
  • Further Rambling on Radio Pre Awareness

    radionx
    17 Jul 2013 | 1:25 pm
    Mark Ramsey is one of the smartest marketing guy’s in Radio. I do NOT agree with a lot of Marks’ presuppositions about Social Media and how it relates to Radio and its long-term importance in general, but that’s what makes horse races. All that being said, Mark recently posted on markramseymedia.com what I think is a spot-on article dealing with the concept of pre-awareness and how Radio is really, really missing the mark. I mean it, head over there now and read it. The bottom line is that Radio in general just doesn’t take advantage of and tap into the…
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    SiriusBuzz

  • SiriusXM Notes Get Upgrade

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    SiriusXM today announced that the ratings on the 5.25% Senior Notes due 2022 issued by its subsidiary, SiriusXM Radio Inc., have been upgraded to investment grade by both Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services and Moody’s Investors Service. “The upgrade of the ratings on the Notes to investment grade has the effect of eliminating many of the financial covenants contained in these Notes,” said David Frear, Chief Financial Officer, SiriusXM.  “Most importantly, the limitation on restricted payments contained in the indenture governing the Notes is no longer…
  • Ugly SiriusXM Technical Event

    Spencer Osborne
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    I know that many will not want to see, hear, or speak about this, but it has happened.  SiriusXM’s 100 day Exponential Moving Average (EMA) has crossed below the 200 day EMA.  This is a bearish event, and could not happen at a worse time for this equity.  I follow EMA’s for SiriusBuzz Premium members and discuss the issue in greater detail in premium articles. The last time that the 100 day crossed below the 200 day was back in 2006.  SiriusXM stock went from near $8 per share down to its all time lows.  The 100 day finally crossed back above the 200 day in 2010 and rose back…
  • March Auto Sales Show Upswing On Incentives

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    The auto sector showed a little life in March with the help of incentives.  For the month auto sales were 1,533,520.  This beat March of last year by about 80,000 units and even allowed Q1 of 2014 to better Q1 of the previous year.  Q1 2014 was about 48,000 units better than Q1 of the previous year.  Essentially this would present about the same number of subscribers if the metrics were now counted the same.  However, with the restructuring of how radios in GM vehicles are counted, the sub number in Q1 of 2014 should be less than we saw in 2013. In Q1 of 2013 the company added 452,890…
  • SiriusXM To Announce Q1 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    SiriusXM announced today that it plans to announce first quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  The company will hold a conference call at 8:00 am ET on Thursday, April 24, to discuss these results.  SiriusXM typically announces results prior to the market open.  This quarterly call is happening just a few weeks after the end of the quarter, which is also not unheard of for the satellite radio provider. Consensus of analysts put EPS expectations at 2 cents per share on revenue of $996 million.  Last year the company earned 2 cents in Q1.  The first…
  • Avis and Budget to Offer SiriusXM on Most Rentals

    Spencer Osborne
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Avis Budget Group, Inc. has announced that SiriusXM is now available to a majority of Avis Car Rental and Budget Car Rental customers via factory-installed satellite radios. The new offering will give customers easy access to satellite radio… for a price.   Previous to this development, Avis and Budget offered satellite radio via a plug and Play system that had the radio connected to the car through a cigarette lighter. Avis and Budget have carried cars with in-dash satellite radio systems for quite some time, but typically that was not the method used by the car rental company to…
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    It Matters Radio

  • From Barbedos to Ventura with Sonia Eden, Bill Chamberlain & Don Sinclair - Apr 18,2014

    It Matters Radio
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Sonia Eden is a Singer/Songwriter from Barbados who delights in crafting her own experience of Island Soul and Smooth Jazz. Within a week of the release of her debut EP ?Pieces of Me? instant requests were received from DJ's in Australia for regular rotation on their radio playlist. Music from the Pieces of Me EP has been featured on radio stations in Canada, Australia, Ireland and London. Her music has been included in the short film Sunshine Promises and Poker Face. Eden's second Album Truth, Love and Life has received International Air-play in the UK, Australia, Germany and the US. Sonias'…
  • Ben Bradlee talks of 'The Kid', Katelyn McCarter of Wondrous Music - Apr 11,2014

    It Matters Radio
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Katelyn McCarter, a Four-time Music Award Winner has captured the attention of the industry. From a young age, Katelyn has taken every opportunity to explore her natural musical impulses. Katelyn's love for performance and talent was apparent to her family who supported Katelyn's creative inclinations, encouraging her to study voice, piano and dance. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Music in 2012. Katelyn is much more than her stunning, unforgettable voice. She is an active member of her community, staying involved with anti bullying programs, non-profit concerts…
  • So Hot! Kim Cameron/SideFX & RockThizMagazine's Lisa M. Snyder - Apr 04,2014

    It Matters Radio
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Kim Cameron/Side FX is a high-energy, Billboard chart-topping dance band whose music is played in 2000+ stores & clubs, Pandora, 200+ radio stations across the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and has been placed in Bravo, CMTV, Fox Sports, MTV, Discovery, MUN2, and the Destination American TV Networks. Kim recently hit Kings of Spins #1 position and #4 on Billboard Breakouts for Hot Dance Club Play with her newest release, "Now You're Mine" in Dec. 2013. The new release is already at #18 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Play, #29 on Indie FM and #4 in Dj Times. Her previous single "Not Into You"…
  • The Spectacular Sound of Andy Pickford & Jay Hunter Morris - Mar 28,2014

    It Matters Radio
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Andy Pickford's musical associations began at the age of four emulating tunes on his grandmother's piano. Hearing synthesizer music fired Andy's imagination. In 1981, Andy got his first monophonic synthesizer. Coupled up with a cassette deck and a reel-to-reel, Andy started composing synth music. Around 1983, Andy set about recording a cassette album called Linear Functions under the name of Kris McKuen. In 1992 a demo of Andy's work was sent to Ashley Franklin at BBC Radio Derby where he got his first break on the now legendary ‘Soundscapes' programme. Early 1993, Replicant began. This…
  • Movie Magic with Ariel Levy & the Music of Simona Barbieri-McKenzie - Mar 21,2014

    It Matters Radio
    20 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Meet Simona Barbieri Mckenzie. This little Scottish-born songwriting top liner, art director and music therapist has been singing and arranging music since childhood. Although she also speaks English, Italian, Spanish, French and Norwegian her mother-tongue language is Music. Simona's constant research for music development brought her to Oslo, where she attended university while working and composing new songs with local artists, inspired by the unique northern lights and stunning landscapes. Over the last few years, this multi-talented artist has been working with a variety of producers and…
 
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    The Streema Blog

  • We. Humans. Fools.

    Streema Team
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    It's April 1st, but this is not an April Fools joke. The truth is that we really haven't written anything for the past few months and that's not funny. We feel bad, shame on us fools. We're fools for failing and forgetting. We've been busy, but that's no excuse. However, we're also fools for being so human, so human we smile, cry, enjoy, and even laugh at GIFs like these:   I want these two in my team!   Hi girls, please play the part that says... #not   That should be more than a quadruple, right?   We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did, us fools. :) Happy day!
  • Everyone Does Customer Support (at Streema)

    Streema Team
    31 Jan 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Today we wanted to share a practice with you that we started in mid-2013 and has been doing great at Streema. First, a short story that may sound familiar... There was once a young company that wanted to grow quickly. This company learned that, to build things fast, many times it was better to just focus on as few activities as possible. And with such a focus and lean operation, there was only a small amount of resources dedicated to things like Customer Support. As a matter of fact, the Customer Support team was a very thinly stretched operation (one person, very little time) that addressed…
  • Happy Holidays!

    Streema Team
    31 Dec 2013 | 2:22 pm
    This is just a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very (we cut it here because if not it wont be very) short message to wish all of you a... Happy Holidays! See you in 2014. :) The Streema Team PS: Yeah, we've written better "year end" blog posts, we know it: http://blog.streema.com/2011/12/24/happy-holidays-from-streema/
  • Our Mobile Website Keeps Improving!

    Streema Team
    30 Nov 2013 | 3:14 pm
    If you have a smartphone or tablet and have tried our mobile web in the last few weeks, you might have noticed some big improvements. To start off, we've finally added the same station playlists we had on our desktop app. Try it out! In addition to the Now Playing information we already had, you'll love seeing the station's recently played songs. :) You can also enjoy a more personalized experience. Now you can create a list of presets by favoriting any station you'd like. Additionally, we decided to add your recently played stations for ease of access. Yes! This means that there's a page…
  • Advertising & Streema

    Streema Team
    29 Oct 2013 | 11:07 am
    If you are a frequent user of Streema.com, you may have seen brands promoted on our website. Today we want to talk about that: Advertising. Streema's business model is based on advertising, that means we develop and maintain our application, content, infrastructure and support with the sponsorship of third-party products and services. That might not surprise you, after all, most of the web works that way, a few good examples are: YouTube, Google, Facebook and most of the newspapers. And that makes sense, since the Internet is a communication medium, and media connects people with people,…
 
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    Metro Radio 261MW and 97FM Tribute Site

  • KEEPING THE SHAREHOLDERS HAPPY WITH 3 BUMPER COMMERCIAL BREAKS!

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:13 pm
    ByANDY FLEMING, WebmasterOnce again, many thanks are due to Neil Siddaway who has contacted the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute website again with three mega montages of commercial breaks.So we're once again about to embark in our magical time travel machine on a journey of north east broadcasting history, and take another look at some snapshots of social and economic history from a late seventies perspective on Metro Radio. Neil of Middlesbrough in Teesside has lovingly taped programmes, jingles and commercial breaks from the station and most importantly has kept them all this time and has…
  • KEVIN ROWNTREE: A LISTENER'S TRIBUTE

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    The late Kevin Rowntree, Head of Metro Radio News.ByANDY FLEMINGIt is with great sadness that the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute website reports, via former Metro Radio presenter and Chief Announcer at Tyne Tees Television Bill Steel, the very sad news that Kevin Rowntree has passed away. Kevin worked at Tyne Tees Television and later became Head of News at Metro Radio in the 1970s. Visitors may also remember his always popular shows on BBC Radio Newcastle. His hobby was bee-keeping and apparently he was always arriving at Metro with a large throbbing nose where he'd been stung!Speaking…
  • MORE COMMERCIALS!

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:44 pm
    ByANDY FLEMING, WebmasterIt's time to have another nostalgia trip, this time back to 1975 and 1978 with four commercial breaks thanks again to Neil Siddaway of Middlesbrough, Teesside. Neil has lovingly taped programmes, jingles and commercial breaks from the station and most importantly has kept them all this time, and has indeed built up a superb audio archive!Enjoy these advertisements and if you have any material you would like to share via the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute Website, no matter what the quality (we have ways of digitally cleaning it up!), then please don't…
  • BACK TO 1977 FOR A COMMERCIAL BREAK!

    28 Mar 2014 | 5:59 pm
    ByANDY FLEMING, WebmasterFancy another trip back in time to the north east of England in 1977, and a whole tranche of advertisements carried by Metro Radio on 261MW and 97VHF around the time of the Queen's Silver Jubilee?Thanks go out once again to Neil Siddaway of Middlesbrough, Teesside who has lovingly taped programmes, jingles and commercial breaks from the station and most importantly has kept them all this time, and has indeed built up a superb audio archive!These fantastic recordings give a rare snapshot of the social and economic life of the region in the late seventies. As you…
  • UP NEXT, THE MID-DAY MUSIC EXPLOSION!

    22 Mar 2014 | 5:15 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGTime for another fix of nostalgia and a journey back through the decades to listen to Metro Radio in the late seventies, specifically to a time when the movie Grease had been released at the cinemas. Once again we are indebted to Neil Siddaway of Middlesbrough for these absolutely fantastic recordings. I'm sure Neil that I am not the only one who can a spend a happy couple of ours relaxing and reminiscing whilst listening to your superb archive.Steve King, presenter of theweekday programme, the  Mid Day Music Explosion.It's five minutes past twelve on Friday June…
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  • 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.
  • Podcast: 3/3 Nuela Charles Complete Interview

    Mondays with Marot
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:04 am
    Nuela Charles, Canadian-Swiss-and-Kenyan Soul Singer, joins me via Skype for the inaugural episode of Mondays with Marot and our first artist spotlight. Nuela is a rising star in the Soul and R&B world and was recently featured on Soul Train's blog, where she was called an "Artist to Watch" in 2014. Nuela spoke with me about her latest album, Aware, her musical inspiration and what's next. We discussed whether or not anything is really "new" in music in the 21st century and more. You will also hear two tracks off of Aware, including "Good in Me" which was just featured on VH1's Single Ladies…
  • Mondays with Marot March 3 Promo

    Mondays with Marot
    2 Mar 2014 | 4:42 am
    3/3: Interview with Nuela Charles, alternative Soul singer. Question of the Week: What's the greatest album of all time? Plus, our community calendar, weekly reads and great music! Check it out at mondayswithmarot.com or cascobayradio.com
  • Nuela Charles Preview

    Mondays with Marot
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:54 am
    Nuela Charles, Canadian-Swiss-and-Kenyan Soul Singer, joins Chris Marot for the inaugural episode of Mondays with Marot on March 3rd. Nuela is a rising star in the Soul and R&B world and was recently featured on Soul Train's blog, where she was called an "Artist to Watch" in 2014. Nuela joins Chris to talk about her latest album, Aware, her musical inspiration and what's next. Chris will also feature two tracks off of Aware, including "Good in Me" which was just featured on VH1's Single Ladies in February. Check out this preview of Chris' conversation with Nuela. The interview will air in…
  • Jesse Kurn: Music Therapy and Corey Road

    Mondays with Marot
    27 Jan 2013 | 5:05 pm
    Today is January 27, 2013. Speaking with me today by telephone is Jesse Kurn. By day, Jesse is a music therapist, but Jesse is also a musician himself. Jesse plays the violin and other instruments for the Boston-area band Corey Road.
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