Experts Generally See Upside In Sirius Buy Into Pandora.

There’s much industry speculation regarding what SiriusXM Radio’s investment in Pandora Media will mean for both companies. Exactly what will spring from last Thursday’s (June 8) move by the satellite radio operator to make a $480 million cash investment in the web pureplay will start to play out in the coming days, but the talk […]
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Radio Stocks Don’t Feel The Pain Of Media Tech Tumble.

On a day when the titans of tech lost ground on Wall Street, many traditional media companies, including radio, had a bit of a rally. After a stock selloff on Friday, tech companies continued to tumble Monday, including the so-called FANG stocks: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Facebook dipped 1.2% to $148.44, Amazon fell 1.4% […]
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Pai In Big Sky Country Vows To ‘Go Big’ With FCC Changes.

In the big sky country of the Rockies, Federal Communications Commission chief Ajit Pia said he too is going big. Speaking to the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters over the weekend, Pai attributed the fast pace of change he’s bringing since being named chairman to where he sits. “I’m able to take a different approach to […]
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Apple Finally Delivers On Limited But Useful Podcast Data.

While the bulk of podcast listening—70%, by some estimates—occurs on the Apple podcasting app, up to now, Apple provided only the number of downloads and no additional numbers. But podcasters have finally received the word from Apple they’ve long been waiting for: The tech giant will dole out at least some hard data on podcast […]
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As Social Media Grows, So Must Methods To Reach All Demos.

For years social media has been very much the playground for Millennials and Generations X and Z. But as Baby Boomers have adapted to the various social platforms, radio stations that target the 25-54 money demo (and older) have had to adapt as well. The social media explosion can be traced back at least ten […]
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We’re only human, after all, and radio connects us

Hundreds of broadcasters and music executives from around the world recently united at the Worldwide Radio Summit in Hollywood, California. I was invited to speak with peers on the complicated relationship between science and art. The panel included key industry leaders including Kurt Johnson, senior VP of programming at Townsquare Media; Michael Martin, senior VP […]
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