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Industry leaders are optimistic radio will return to growth in 2021 as the COVID vaccine slowly rolls out and Americans begin to resume activities put on hold for most of 2020. But the pace and magnitude of the turnaround are the subject of debate among senior radio execs. In addition,
The FCC’s state-by-state license renewal cycle began in June 2019 for radio stations and in June 2020 for television stations. Radio and TV stations licensed to communities in the respective states listed above should be moving forward with their license renewal preparation. This includes familiarizing themselves with not only the
“We look forward to the stories that radio will continue to tell” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement on the centennial Monday of the famous KDKA broadcast. This is the text: “Today we celebrate the 100th anniversary of our nation’s first widely recognized commercial radio broadcast that took place on
Good news for radio: Drive-time audience continues to power forward in PPM markets. In the September PPM survey, reach is now 97% of March and average quarter-hour persons is 90% of March levels. The audience strength is powered by commuting increases and a return to school, according to Nielsen data
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