Scripps Puts Focus On Acquisitions, Digital Growth In Q2.

At E.W. Scripps, television accounts for the bulk of revenue even though it owns about the same number of radio stations as TV. During its Thursday second quarter 2017 investor call, the company trained most of its focus on its acquisition this week of a new TV network asset, the shedding of its heritage comic […]
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Bridge Study: Big Growth In Podcast Listening, Ad Retention.

In a recent pair of studies, Bridge Ratings identified and placed podcast listeners into four user categories—Heavy, Occasional, Light and Very Light (Grazers). The resulting “Podcast Report” combines the two studies, held Aug. 2016 and June 1-14, 2017, to compare the distribution of the four groups across the two studies and provide feedback on how […]
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Conclave Report: Entercom-CBS Deal Seen As Good For Radio.

With Entercom’s CBS Radio merger inching toward the closing table, the epic deal naturally became a hot topic at the Conclave in Minneapolis. While group execs from competing companies generally agreed a new major player would be good for the industry as a whole, they also discussed how it might impact smaller companies, especially as […]
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Beasley Adds More Bulk To Vegas Cluster With Lite 101.5.

Beasley Media Group Las Vegas debuts “Lite 101.5,” rolling out 10,000 songs in a row of “Today’s Hits and Yesterday’s Favorites” commercial free. The new “Lite 101.5” launches under the direction of Beasley Vegas OM John Candelaria, positioning the station as “the perfect choice for the adult modern listener who feels variety is important in […]
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