Hot News:- Saga Launches ‘Pure Oldies 97.3’ In Asheville.

Saga Communications has launched a new oldies station in Asheville, NC as “Pure Oldies 97.3,” which debuted Monday on the Asheville, NC-licensed translator W247BV at 97.3.
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Well Entercom Adds AM Simulcast For ‘The Game’ In San Francisco.

Entercom has launched a new sports outlet, “1550 The Game” KGMZ San Francisco, which will simulcast programming content from “95.7 The Game” KGMZ-FM. The new “Game” in town will also air Oakland A’s baseball when there is a conflict with Golden State Warriors basketball on KGMZ-FM.
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Well Triton Digital Integrates DynAdmic Into A2x Marketplace.

Triton Digital announced the integration of its a2x programmatic audio marketplace with DynAdmic, a content-targeted video ad network whose technology analyzes spoken-word audio for targeted ad placement.

DynAdmic’s audio recognition technology analyzes spoken-word inventory in podcasts and talk radio ………..
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The IHeart Music Festival Dates And Daytime Stage Acts Announced.

The iHeartRadio Music Festival returns to Las Vegas Sept. 21 and 22, with the first acts for its Saturday Daytime Stage announced on Monday. Headlining will be Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch, Bazzi, Belly, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, and Greta Van Fleet. The main stage performance lineup for the 2018 event will be announced in the coming months.
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HOT NEWS:- Entercom Recruits Digital Publishing Execs To Radio.Com.

Entercom has recruited a pair of digital publishing vets in new executive roles at Radio.com as it prepares to make a strategic shift at the streaming audio platform it acquired last November from CBS Radio.

Pamela Russo, most recently with Meredith Corp., will join as senior VP and general manager on April 30, while Entertainment Weekly executive editor of digital Christopher Rosen comes on board as editorial director.
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State Lawmaker Asks FCC To Revoke St. Louis Station’s License.

A Missouri state lawmaker is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to revoke the license of a St. Louis radio station for racist and offensive comments made by one of its hosts. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) has sent a letter to FCC chair Ajit Pai accusing Entertainment Media Trust classic country/talk KQQZ (1190) of violating the FCC’s rules against obscenity, indecency and profanity.
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Well Looking Back At Hurricane Maria: The Importance Of AM Radio.

When the power goes out, a $5 transistor radio is more valuable than a $500 smartphone. That is certainly a lesson learned from last September’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, which left residents with a single source of information: AM radio. Just how valuable it became is the subject of an in-depth feature in Columbia Journalism Review, titled “After Hurricane Maria, AM radio makes a comeback in Puerto Rico.”
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Brad Kelly: Advertisers Having ‘Light Bulb Moment’ With Radio.

Radio’s ability to reach more consumers on a weekly basis than TV or smartphones has major brand marketers rediscovering its ability to connect with consumers. Advertisers are having a “light bulb moment” with radio, says Nielsen Audio managing director Brad Kelly in an interview with MediaVillage.

“Now, the pendulum is swinging towards radio and audio as a whole,” Kelly tells journalist Alli Romano, ……
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Close Tribune Buy, Sinclair Will Sell 23 Stations In 18 Markets.

Aiming to appease regulators and accelerate the closing of its $3.9 purchase of Tribune Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group says it will sell 23 TV stations in 18 markets to six different buyers. The spinoffs add seven new markets to the original 11 the company had earmarked for sale back in February.

Tribune Media CEO Peter Kern said Sinclair’s latest move was intended to “pave the way for regulatory approval” of the blockbuster deal.
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A Mass Appeal Monoliths AC, Classic Hits Reach New Ratings Peaks.

Christmas brings AC radio a huge cume infusion – the tricky part is trying to retain some of that ratings rocket boost, while luring back listeners that found a new favorite station when the Yule music was playing 24/7. Based on a new analysis of first quarter listening data, AC programmers have cracked the ratings code, delivering the format’s best numbers in seven years.
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