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Christian AC Listeners Have Money to Spend


A new study from Tucson-based media research specialists FMR Associates reveals listeners of Christian AC radio have money to spend and are fans of radio. These listeners overwhelmingly choose radio as their primary audio medium over internet streams, podcasts and other varied media. They spend 33% more time with radio when compared to More

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Rosenworcel Proposes AI Disclosure for Political Ads
Jessica Rosenworcel
Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is proposing in a draft shared with the other four Commissioners whether the agency should require disclosure when there is AI-generated content in political ads on radio and TV. With the circulation of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the support of her colleagues, the More

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Edison Research Issues Top Podcast Genres in the U.S.
Edison Research
Edison Research
Edison Research has announced the Top Podcast Genres in the U.S. by reach for Q1 2024 among weekly podcast listeners age 13 . Nineteen genres have been identified as having at least one percent reach among weekly podcast listeners aged 13 and older in Q1 2024. Edison defines a podcast's genre using its More

WBEE's Billy Kidd Celebrates 40 Years in Rochester Radio
Billy Kidd
Billy Kidd
WBEE-FM afternoon host Billy Kidd is celebrating 40 years in Rochester radio, and the station is commemorating this milestone with a special morning show celebration on Friday, May 24 from 5:30-10am ET. During the show, Kidd will tell stories and experiences from his 40-year career and tenure at WBEE. Former More

Shaw Media Closes on Buy of Four Stations in Illinois
Shaw Media
Shaw Media
NRG Media has closed on its previously announced sale of four stations in Illinois to Shaw Local Radio Co. Included in the deal were 1kW WIXN-AM (1460), 6kW WRCV-FM (101.7) and 0.25kW W236DM (95.1) in Dixon, IL and 3.2kW WSEY-FM (95.7) in Oregon, IL. Shaw Media, is an Illinois-based company headed by John More

Jim Frey Retires from WALL in Middleton & Poughkeepsie
Jim Frey
Jim Frey
Neversink Media's WALL-AM/Middleton and WPDH-HD2 (WALL Radio)/Poughkeepsie have announced the retirement of afternoon drive host Jim Frey, effective Friday May 24. Chase Daniels assumes PM drive on May 27. With his radio career spanning back to 1969, Frey manned the mic at ten stations across the Hudson More

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Media Monitors Granted Continued MRC Accreditation
Media Monitors
Media Monitors
Media Monitors, recognized by the Media Rating Council (MRC) for its U.S. Radio spot data since 2008 and U.S. TV spot data since 2017, has announced the continuation of accreditation for both its Radio and TV spot services reporting pre-recorded advertising spots of at least 15 More

Apps for Rising Through the Ranks Open Until May 31
Radio Advertising Bureau
Radio Advertising Bureau
As previously announced, this year's Rising Through the Ranks program from the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), dedicated to support the advancement of women in radio, will begin online on August 13, followed by the in-person event on August 20-22 in Nashville. Applications are being accepted until 5pm on More

Ace & TJ to Move from WNKS-FM to WKQC-FM in Charlotte
Ace & TJ
Ace & TJ
Beasley Media Group officially will move syndicated Ace & TJ Show from WNKS to WKQC in Charlotte beginning Tuesday, May 28. The show currently airs Monday through Friday from 9am-noon on CHR WNKS-FM. Beginning on Tuesday, May 28, Ace & TJ will relocate to afternoons from 3-7pm on AC WKQC (K104.7). More

Veritonic Debuts Cross-Podcast Listener Measurement
Veritonic
Veritonic
Veritonic, an audio analytics and research platform, is enhancing Cross-Podcast Listenership Measurement within its platform. This offering empowers brands, platforms and advertisers with insights into their podcast audience measurement, changing the way they understand and engage More

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U.S. House Committee to Markup AM Radio Legislation
U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress
The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce will hold a markup of legislation to preserve access to AM in automobiles. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Innovation, Data and Commerce Subcommittee Chair Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) made More

Marie Tolson-Overton Named WDAS & WUSL Sales Manager
Marie Tolson-Overton
Marie Tolson-Overton
iHeartMedia appoints Marie Tolson-Overton as Sales Manager for WDAS-FM and WUSL-FM (Power 99) in Philadephia, effective immediately. Tolson-Overton is a 31-year veteran at iHeartMedia Philadephia where she most recently served as a senior account executive. Tolson-Overton previously served as Director of More

WOLX-FM/Madison WI Morning Host Jim McGaw Dies
Jim McGaw
Jim McGaw
Sad to report that WOLX-FM/Madison, WI morning host Jim McGaw has died. He helped so many people wake up every morning for the past 11 years on WOLX, but his voice was heard in the market for much longer. McGaw had been on the air in Madison for about 40 years. Before coming to WOLX, he was heard in More

99.9 KEZ/Phoenix Ups Andrew Babinski to Morning Co-Host
Andrew Babinski
Andrew Babinski
iHeartMedia's KESZ (99.9 KEZ) in Phoenix elevates Andrew Babinski to co-host on the long running "Beth and Friends Morning Show," effective immediately. Babinski has been with iHeartMedia Phoenix for 24 years, where he has most recently served as the Executive Producer for 99.9 KEZ, a title he will retain. More

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SiriusXM Announces Coverage of the Indianapolis 500
SiriusXM
SiriusXM
SiriusXM will air the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Listeners will have access to the live call of the race from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 26. Pre-race coverage begins at 11am ET on SiriusXM INDYCAR Nation and NBC Sports Audio. Both channels are available to More

''Throwback Nation Radio'' Adds Eight New Affiliates
Throwback Nation Radio
Throwback Nation Radio
The nightly program "Throwback Nation Radio," through its syndication partner Skyview Networks, adds eight affiliates to expand the program's footprint across over 75 total stations. In recent months, Throwback Nation Radio has welcomed KEZK-FM/St. Louis, KRQV-FM/Tulsa, More

CMN Offers Summer-Time Sublime Mix for Memorial Day Weekend
Compass Media Networks
Compass Media Networks
Compass Media Networks and Skratch N Sniff present the "Summer-Time Sublime Mix" for Memorial Day Weekend 2024 featuring guest host Jakob Nowell. He'll play the hits from Sublime and the new single "Feel Like That" with Figure Stick along with tunes from Jakob's Castle. Nowell will also keep your Memorial More

KDAY/Los Angeles Elevates Matthew Hernandez to APD
Matthew Hernandez
Matthew Hernandez
KDAY-FM/Los Angeles promotes Matthew "DJ ECTO1" Hernandez to Assistant Program Director. He'll also continue to closely collaborate with sister KPWR-FM (Power 106). Hernandez was previously the head of Hip-Hop and EDM programming for Dash Radio in Hollywood, American General Media's PD/MD for CHR & Rhythmic More

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Study: American Marketers Increase Days in Office
Cumulus Media and Westwood One
Cumulus Media and Westwood One
Marketers and agencies are increasing their commutes and spending more days at the office, according to a new Advertiser Perceptions study of 305 media agencies and brands commissioned by the Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group. Interviews took place April 2-12 and the results were compared to More

Podcast Radio, Alpha Media to Launch Podcast Radio Missouri
In a new partnership, Podcast Radio is collaborating with Alpha Media to bring a unique radio experience to Missouri. Podcast Radio Missouri will launch on KREI-AM in Farmington, MO on May 27 and KWIX-AM & FM in Moberly, MO on June 17. Podcast Radio Missouri will be featured across More

NPR, LAist Studios Partner to Launch ''Inheriting'' Podcast
''Inhertiting''
''Inhertiting''
"Inheriting," a new narrative podcast from LAist Studios launching May 23, is a journey through the lives of seven families reckoning with major moments in Asian American and Pacific Islander history. Through these stories, the show explores how the past is personal and how to live with the legacies we're More

The Podcast Consumer 2024 Released by Edison Research
Edison Research
Edison Research
Podcasts have established themselves as a mainstream media platform, attracting an ever-growing and highly engaged audience, as highlighted in The Podcast Consumer 2024 report by Edison Research. Vice President Megan Lazovick presented insights in a webinar, offering benchmark data on weekly and monthly U.S. More

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Changes & Moves
Andrew Babinski
Andrew Babinski
iHeartMedia's KESZ (99.9 KEZ) in Phoenix elevates Andrew Babinski to co-host on the long running "Beth and Friends Morning Show," effective More

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