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  • Earnings fuel another good day on the Street

    Radio & Television Business Report
    RBR-TVBR
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Strong last-quarter results are making traders more confident about future results, evidently. (We reported about two such companies today.) Broadcast stocks went for the upward ride, especially on the TV side. The RBR Radio Index rose 5.101, or 0.7%, to 722.070. The TVBR Television Index rose 17.444, or 2.3%, to 784.537. Winners Radio One, up 6.1% Nexstar, up 3.8% Entercom, up 3.5% Losers SBS, down 4.9% Beasley, down 3.5%                      
  • 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
  • RAJAR: Around the stations for Q3, 2014

    Radio Today
    Radio Today UK
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Our regular roundup looks at the winners and losers around the radio industry for Q3, 2014 RAJAR.
  • Incentive auction delayed

    Radio & Television Business Report
    dseyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Gary Epstein is Chair of the FCC Incentive Auction Task Force, and he used a blog post on the FCC’s website to acknowledge that the challenges implementing the incredibly complex incentive auction will  move the auction itself into calendar year 2016. The current delay is being blamed on legal challenges. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Revived Cairo Film Festival Opens With Previously Banned ‘Wall of Heroism’

    Variety
    carolehorst
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The lineup and configuration of the revived Cairo Film Festival is starting to shape up with a mix international and Arab film, including the world premiere of “Wall of Heroism,” by Mohamed Rady, a war pic shot in 1998 but never released for political reasons. “Heroism” is about the lead-up to and the events of... 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

  • Incentive auction delayed

    dseyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    Gary Epstein is Chair of the FCC Incentive Auction Task Force, and he used a blog post on the FCC’s website to acknowledge that the challenges implementing the incredibly complex incentive auction will  move the auction itself into calendar year 2016. The current delay is being blamed on legal challenges. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Nexstar: Divide and prosper

    dseyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Shareholders at Nexstar will find a nice addition to their bank accounts just in time to consider its use in their possible Black Friday shopping plans. The addition will be in the form of a dividend payable to holders of Class A common stock. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Alternative owner for Roanoke FM

    dseyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    WVMP-FM Vinton VA is changing hands in a deal with a unique contract plank that addresses certain costs and expenses that are incurred in between announcement of the deal and its closing. The station is in the Roanoke-Lynchburg VA market. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our infamous RBR-TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)
  • Q3 was a downer at Beasley

    dseyler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    James Taylor famously reported that he was going to Carolina in his mind – and while he’s there, if he can, it would be helpful to Beasley Broadcasting if he could inject some cash into a pair of the group’s operations. According to the group, reverses in Wilmington and Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville in North Carolina were largely responsible for a $700K, 5% decrease in net revenue for its continuing operations (which do not factor in stations being swapped to CBS. Beasley said losses in those two markets overwhelmed gains in Las Vegas and Fort Myers-Naples. The revenue loss, coupled…
  • Earnings fuel another good day on the Street

    RBR-TVBR
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Strong last-quarter results are making traders more confident about future results, evidently. (We reported about two such companies today.) Broadcast stocks went for the upward ride, especially on the TV side. The RBR Radio Index rose 5.101, or 0.7%, to 722.070. The TVBR Television Index rose 17.444, or 2.3%, to 784.537. Winners Radio One, up 6.1% Nexstar, up 3.8% Entercom, up 3.5% Losers SBS, down 4.9% Beasley, down 3.5%                      
 
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    Variety

  • Revived Cairo Film Festival Opens With Previously Banned ‘Wall of Heroism’

    carolehorst
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The lineup and configuration of the revived Cairo Film Festival is starting to shape up with a mix international and Arab film, including the world premiere of “Wall of Heroism,” by Mohamed Rady, a war pic shot in 1998 but never released for political reasons. “Heroism” is about the lead-up to and the events of... Read more »
  • Abu Dhabi: Empire Will Release ‘From A to B’ in the Middle East

    carolehorst
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Pan-Arab film distributor Empire Intl. will release Abu Dhabi fest opener “From A to B,” by Ali Mostafa, in the Middle East, starting on Jan. 1. Empire has a close rapport with “A to B” co-financer Image Nation, having successfully released Image Nation-produced chiller “Djinn,” by Tobe Hooper, in 2013. The Lebanese company sub-distributes for... Read more »
  • Abu Dhabi: Image Nation Sets Doc Slate for Tyro Division

    carolehorst
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Abu Dhabi’s Image Nation is delving into documentary production with pics on strong societal topics, such as “Every Last Child,” pictured above, by U.K. director Tom Roberts, which examines efforts to fight the polio epidemic in Pakistan, where the Taliban have imposed a ban on the vaccine. “Child” is set to have its world premiere... Read more »
  • ABC Cancels ‘Manhattan Love Story’

    Whitney Friedlander
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    ABC has broken up with its new relationship comedy, “Manhattan Love Story,” canceling the sitcom created by Jeff Lowell after four episodes. The ABC Studios comedy, which focused on the inner monologues of characters who were embarking on a new relationship, is the first of the new fall shows to be canceled. “Love Story,” which aired... Read more »
  • Paul Greengrass Directing Berlin Wall Drama ‘The Tunnels’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Dave McNary
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:20 pm
    FilmNation Entertainment has acquired film rights to Greg Mitchell’s book proposal for Berlin Wall drama “The Tunnels” and attached “Captain Phillips” director Paul Greengrass to helm. Mark Gordon (“The Messenger,” “Saving Private Ryan”) will produce the escape drama with FilmNation, which is continuing to amplify its production and financing activity on high-profile projects. “The Tunnels”... Read more »
 
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    Mark Ramsey Media LLC

  • What Radio Needs to Know About Millennials

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you were born in the 80′s or 90′s, you’re in your late teens to early 30′s today. You are also a digital native and quite unlike older folks, including the older folks running the radio business. That explains why these older folks don’t know a lot about you – only what Nielsen tells them – only what radio their PPM devices are exposed to – and not much else. But oh, there’s much more to know. And it’s terribly important for the future of an industry that must maintain its relevance as generations come and go. That’s why I…
  • Surprise! Connected Car Users are Old and Rich!

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Nielsen recently released a study that was not representative of the entire population. I know, so what else is new, right? Actually, this was their intention this time. It was a study of 5,985 respondents 18+ years old who either use or are extremely, very, or somewhat interested in at least one of the three connected life technologies—connected home, car and/or wearable technology. It is, in other words, the low-hanging fruit of the connected car market. The Connected Car Audience And who is this low-hanging fruit? The study found the majority are men (58%), 42% are age 55+ and 62%…
  • Is There Love in your Audio Brand?

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    In her book Marketing: A Love Story: How to Matter to Your Customers, author Bernadette Jiwa tells of a visit to a restaurant. Everything was clean. It was easy to overlook the peeling corners of the laminated menu. The food was fine, the coffee was fine. As the bill was paid, the server asked “Was everything okay?” Yes, everything was okay. And if “just okay” is the bar you measure your performance by, then you can call that meal – that experience – a success. But when was the last time you heard anyone go on and on about an experience that was just…
  • The Future of Radio – According to Teens

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    A recent Piper Jaffray report focused on the behaviors of teenagers and the consequence of trends in those behaviors. One of the questions asked teens what percentage of their time was spent listening to music in the following categories: mp3′s, Pandora, local radio, other streaming radio (e.g., Spotify, Songza, etc.), CD’s, or SiriusXM. The result: About 16% of teen music listening time is spent with radio. Pandora’s share was slightly higher, while mp3′s were more than twice as high. It’s not great news to see Pandora ahead of radio in this category. And the…
  • Jerry Seinfeld Pokes Advertisers – Media Unplugged Ep. 5

    mramsey1@ix.netcom.com (Mark Ramsey)
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Author and branding strategist Tom Asacker and I have had well over a thousand listens to our new audio podcast, Media Unplugged - the twice-a-month show that unspins what’s going on in media in a fun and entertaining way. If you haven’t listened yet, what are you waiting for? And now we even have a cool new logo! In episode 5 of Media Unplugged, we get inside the love/hate relationship media brands have with Facebook. How should brands deal with this “frenemy”? Second, why are digital magazines all but dead? For plenty of good reasons it turns out. And we talk…
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    Audio4cast

  • Streaming Music Consumption Surges in the UK

    Jennifer Lane
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Music consumption by streaming is growing fast in the UK, according to a report released last week by the British Phonographic Industry. Listeners in the UK have streamed 1.2 billion tracks this year, and that’s a nearly 100% increase over the 5.4 billion tracks streamed last year, according to BPI. Musicians in the UK are contributing heavily to the growth — the report also notes that according to data provided by Spotify, UK artists represent 19% of all tracks streamed globally on the popular streaming service. Most popular UK artists are Coldplay, One Direction, Florence + the…
 
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    Radio NX

  • The Redskins Should Change Their Name to the Washington Redacted

    radionx
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    FCC Considers NFL Redskins Ban
  • Full Casey Kasem blooper compilation

    radionx
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
  • 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
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    SiriusBuzz

  • Halloween 2014 On SiriusXM

    Spencer Osborne
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Halloween is upon us and as tradition would have it, SiriusXM is offering up a myriad of content surrounding the October 31st holiday.  SiriusXM’s exclusive Halloween-themed programming will begin Friday, October 24 at 6:00 pm ET.  The extensive programming, which will include everything from scary stories for adults to party sounds for kids and families and more, will air across SiriusXM’s multiple talk, music, and comedy channels.  Here is a sampling of what you can hear: SiriusXM’s Scream Radio will provide the ultimate scary sound-effect soundtrack for fun and fright,…
  • SiriusXM Inks Deal With Maserati

    Spencer Osborne
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    SiriusXM announced today that buyers of Maserati cars will be able to receive 3 months of SiriusXM Satellite Radio included in the purchase of the car.  Buyers of  the Quattroporte or Ghibli vehicles will get advanced services which includes 4 years of traffic conditions, weather, fuel, scores, and movie listings. SiriusXM has been available in Maserati vehicles for quite some time, but there have also been issues in the past.  This year there was a class action lawsuit surrounding defective antennas in model year 2014 vehicles.  Maserati is expected to sell about 13,000 vehicles this…
  • SiriusXM To Report Q3 Results

    Spencer Osborne
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    File under….Thank God…. SiriusXM will announce its Q3 results on October 28, 2014 at 8:00 AM.  This news is welcomed because SiriusXM has been drifting downward for a couple of weeks now and perhaps the good quarter that the company will soon announce can be enough to apply the brakes on this slide.  SiriusXM already announced higher subscriber guidance, and the company likely had a very productive quarter with financials as well.  While the exponential type revenue growth we have seen in the past may be flattening a bit, the stability offered by SiriusXM is something that…
  • Liberty Media Would Love To Own SiriusXM But Wont Chase It

    Spencer Osborne
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    This week the subject of Liberty Media buying out SiriusXM raised itself again when Greg Maffei stated, “Sirius holders wish they took the deal”, referring to a proposed deal at the beginning of 2014 that had Liberty effectively paying about $3.86 per share to get the half of the company it does not own.  Since that offer SiriusXM has not seen that type of stock price, and the equity currently is trading in the $3.20’s. The initial deal made a great deal of sense but had same passionate opponents.  In most cases, those oppsed to the deal did not really understand the…
  • September Auto Sales Deliver 1.24 Million Vehicles

    Spencer Osborne
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    Auto sales in September came in at 1.24 million units.  This was up 9% from last year, but well below what we saw in August, which delivered 1.58 million in sales and a SAAR of 17.5 million.  The SAAR for September was 16.4 million.  Charts of the auto sales figures are available to SiriusBuzz Premium members. Analysts are expecting 2014 sales to come in at somewhere near 16.4 to 16.5 million.  This is possible if 4 million to 4.1 million in auto sales can happen in Q4.  Last year Q4 delivered 3.8 million units.  Year over year numbers we have experienced in 2014 have been such that…
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    The Streema Blog

  • Something New Is Coming at Streema…

    Streema Team
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi! We’re writing today because we wanted to give you a heads up that next week we’ll be announcing something new at Streema. It’s something that we’ve been wanting to do for a long time, but it was not until this year that we felt we could work on it. We can’t say more right now, but soon you’ll find out - and we know many of you Streema users will be happy about it. :) Stay tuned! The Streema Team
  • Streema in Multiple Languages

    Streema Team
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Hi there! Every day at Streema we have people from all over the world using our service, spanning over 200 countries. People speaking all of the major languages come to our site to listen to radio and watch tv and for a long time our site was only in English. The truth is that we’ve always thought of our site as a global service and to that end, not to long ago, we started translating our site to other languages. Back in the day, we initially started with German and French. We wanted to see what the uptake would be and, given the positive feedback, we decided this year to do Spanish and…
  • 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…
 
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    Metro Radio 261MW and 97FM Tribute Site

  • All OF THE FUN ON 261: METRO RADIO'S 40th BIRTHDAY PARTY

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:20 am
    A short video from YouTube by former presenter Richard Rudin recording the fortieth anniversary reunion for staff of Metro Radio on Friday October 17, 2014.The party was organised by former Metro Radio presenter and Group Programme Director Giles Squire and was held at the Tyne Wall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Appearing on the video are many of Metro Radio's former staff and presenters including Brian Clough, Steve Colman, Brian Lister, Paddy MacDee, Lyn Spencer, Dave Porter, Helen Porter and probably many more!The fortieth anniversary speech, which appears in the video was given by Giles…
  • HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY, METRO RADIO!

    14 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERForty years ago today the Metropolitan Broadcasting Company, otherwise known as MBC or simply Metro Radio took to the airwaves of north east England. It was the sixth Independent Local Radio (ILR) station to open in the United Kingdom, and part of the first tranche of nineteen of such stations that would commence broadcasting by April, 1976.Commercial radio back then was a new medium in a country that since the invention of radio in the early twentieth century had been allowed little choice when it came to listening to legal broadcasts. Domestically, there was just the…
  • BILL STEEL'S RADIO AND TV DAYS

    7 Jun 2014 | 5:06 pm
    ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERThursday morning proved much more interesting than usual for a couple of reasons for both myself and visitors to this website.One of the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute Website visitors, Matthew Gulliver of Rotherham asked whether I would be willing to take a listen to Radio Tyneside, a hospital radio service for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and surrounding areas. This radio station has been broadcasting to the hospital communities in the Tyneside area via closed circuit headphone and now via the internet and 1575kHz AM/medium wave since 1951.North East broadcasting legend Bill…
  • TWO SUPERB PROGRAMMES TO TAKE YOU BACK TO 1979!

    2 Jun 2014 | 4:48 pm
    It's 1979 and politically Britain ends the decade as it started with economic, political and industrial turmoil and a change of government. Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives are elected to power, while in Iran, their is an Islamic Revolution and the Shah is exiled. In the north east of England, listeners were kept fully informed by Metro's newsoom.ByANDY FLEMINGWEBMASTERAs the seventies gave way to the eighties, the north east, Britain and indeed the world were changing dramatically. It was one of history's turning points.In the United Kingdom, the Winter of Discontent marked by…
  • 70s INDEPENDENT LOCAL RADIO DIAL

    2 Jun 2014 | 1:36 am
    So you've enjoyed the sights and sounds of Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF in the seventies and eighties, the Independent Local Radio (ILR) service for the Tyne/Wear area, thanks to the North East Sound Tribute website.But Metro Radio was just one of the original tranche of nineteen ILR stations originally licenced by the Independent Broadcasting Authority. What about the rest of the network? Are there any similar 'independent' tribute websites for those other stations providing multimedia, artwork, jingles and programme downloads just like the Metro Radio 261MW 97VHF Tribute website.Well, the…
 
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