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2022 Smart Speaker Sales to Exceed 64M


Parks Associates research estimates that U.S. households will buy more than 64 million smart speakers with voice assistants in 2022, as part of the smart home trend driving widespread adoption of voice control. Strategies for Integrating Voice in the Smart Home finds adoption of these devices increased by 800% from 2016 to 2018 More

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ShareBuilders Founder and COO Don Locke Dead at Age 65
ShareBuilders
ShareBuilders
Don Locke, founder of ShareBuilders, died Monday, February 11, 2019 after a hard-fought long illness. Prior to ShareBuilders, which he founded in 1999 to help sales managers with difficult decisions, Locke spent 24 years running radio and tv sales departments and stations. He graduated from More

Triton Digital Releases the October 2018 Top 20 Ranker
Triton Digital
Triton Digital
Triton Digital has released its monthly Top 20 Ranker for October. The Ranker is a listing of the top-performing digital audio stations and networks measured by the Webcast Metrics audience measurement platform, accredited by the MRC. Total listening for clients More

Entercom Announces Broadcast Team for Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
Entercom announces the new broadcast team for pregame and postgame coverage of the Pittsburgh Pirates on KDKA-FM (93.7 The Fan), the flagship station for the team. Dan Zangrilli will return to host the station's pregame and postgame broadcasts, a role he More

Gingrich Launches New Original Podcast on Westwood One
Newt's World
Newt's World
Westwood One and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich have partnered to create "Newt's World," a weekly, original podcast. Launching on Sunday, February 17, this show will offer stories, conversations and context on a different topic each week, from history to health, More

Chadd and Kristi Join 987 The Breeze Detroit for Mornings
Chadd and Kristi Thomas
Chadd and Kristi Thomas
Chadd and Kristi Thomas join for WDZH-FM (987 The Breeze) Detroit as morning co-hosts of "The Chadd & Kristi Morning Show." The husband and wife duo will be heard weekdays from 6-10am ET, beginning February 18. Chadd and Kristi began their 18-year morning program career in 2001, holding on-air More

CRS Reveals 2019 Country Radio Hall of Fame Inductees
CRS
CRS
Six broadcasters will join the Country Radio Hall of Fame in 2019, as recording artists Dan + Shay revealed this year's inductees during the opening ceremonies for Country Radio Seminar (CRS). Two on-air personalities and four off-air broadcasters will be honored. More

FCC Eliminates Broadcast EEO Mid-Term Report Filings
FCC
FCC
The FCC has voted to eliminate the Broadcast Mid-Term Report (Form 397) filing requirement, concluding that this paperwork has become redundant and unnecessary. The Commission has used Form 397 in its mid-term reviews of broadcasters' equal employment opportunity More

iHM's Wild Country 99.9/Albany Signs Agreement with NASCAR
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia's W260CH-FM (Wild Country 99.9)/Albany, NY, inks a broadcast agreement with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR.) Beginning February 17, each Monster Energy Cup Series race, including Daytona 500, FireKeepers Casino 400 and Food City 500, will broadcast live on More

WEEI Reveals All-Star 2019 Boston Red Sox Broadcast Team
Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox
Entercom has announced the new all-star team of play-by-play sportscasters for 2019 Boston Red Sox games on WEEI in Boston, the team's flagship station. Veteran broadcasters participating this season will include Sean McDonough, Josh Lewin and Mario Impemba, who will rotate in the radio booth More

Spoke Media Signs Former Panoply Podcast ''Family Ghosts''
Spoke Media
Spoke Media
Podcast content studio Spoke Media has partnered with former Panoply podcast "Family Ghosts" to co-produce and distribute the show's second and third seasons. The partnership includes a podcast that boasts a loyal fanbase and has reached the Top Ten of the Apple More

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announce 2019 Board
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has announced that the 2019 call for entries for the annual Gracie Awards was the most successful in the program's history. The Gracies, the largest fundraising event by AWM/F, is the philanthropic arm of AWM that More

Cumulus Sells Six to EMF for $103M, Swaps with Entercom
Cumulus Media has agreed to sell six radio outlets to Educational Media Foundation (EMF) for $103.5 million in cash. Included in the deal are WYAY-FM/Atlanta, WPLJ-FM/New York, KFFG-FM/San Francisco, WZAT-FM/Savannah GA, WXTL-FM/Syracuse and WRQX-FM/Washington, DC. Cumulus also announced that it More

Study: Smart Speaker Penetration is Up 43% Among 14-54
NuVoodoo Media Services' latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of 3,084 respondents, ages 14-54, across all PPM markets revealed that Smart Speaker penetration is up to 43% among Persons 14-54. The study is conducted twice a year and this is the 13th that More

Mediabase, BuzzAngle Ink Partnership with Townsquare Media
Mediabase and BuzzAngle
Mediabase and BuzzAngle
Mediabase, an airplay monitoring firm, and BuzzAngle Music, ink a new, long-term partnership with Townsquare Media. As part of the agreement, Mediabase and BuzzAngle Music will provide Townsquare with music listening and consumption data for more than 320 radio More

Salem Media Announces Promotion of Three Executives
Chris Gould
Chris Gould
Salem Media Group elevates Chris Gould (pictured) from VP/National Programming to Senior VP/National Programming overseeing the placement of national ministry programs on Salem's 48 Teach and Talk radio outlets. Gould is a 16-year Salem veteran, beginning as the General Manager for its Tampa More

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Chadd and Kristi Thomas
Chadd and Kristi Thomas
Chadd and Kristi Thomas join for WDZH-FM (987 The Breeze) Detroit as morning co-hosts of "The Chadd & Kristi Morning More

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Westwood One News: It was a ruff day for Westwood One News. On eve of his coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club ''Best in Show'' award, which will be announced Tuesday night February 12, WWON's New York Bureau Chief Steve Kastenbaum gets in some interviews at Madison Square Garden.