Nielsen's acquisition of Arbitron could be approved by the FTC as soon as today. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that government approval could happen any day now, but it may come with conditions such as ensuring the company still continues its relationship with comScore, a rival of Nielsen. Developing...
Oldies KOLW/Tri-Cities, WA flips to Rhythmic CHR as "Hot 97.5." Sister Townsquare Media Rocker KXRX PD AJ Brewster adds PD oversight of the new station.
BJ Murphy joins AC WQMG/Greensboro for afternoons.
NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith recognized radio host and programmer Mamie Shepherd as the winner of the NAB Education Foundation's (NABEF) inaugural Radio Personality Project. The announcement was made at the Opening event of the NAB/RAB Radio Show yesterday in Orlando. The Radio Personality Project is an initiative of NABEF to identify a creative and talented individual who has yet to be discovered by the Radio industry. Shepherd' currently coordinates programming and serves as on-air talent at the Levine Children's Hospital's Seacrest Studios broadcast media center in Charlotte, NC.
Independent marketing and consulting firm The Syndicate announces the addition of industry veteran Jerry Rubino to its radio promotion staff. Rubino will work alongside Rob Wilcox in The Syn's commercial alternative department.
Eight more members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act: Reps. Steve Daines (R-MT), Sean Duffy (R-WI), Tim Griffin (R-AR), Ann Kuster (D-NH), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Martha Roby (R-AL) and Tim Walz (D-MN), along with Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM).
TuneIn announces a strategic partnership with Radio Disney. "TuneIn strives to make the best content available to people regardless of where they are," says John Donham, CEO of TuneIn. "With Radio Disney on TuneIn, millions of people can enjoy some of the best family friendly programming available, for free."