Bicoastal Media bulks up along the Oregon-California border. Also, a Spanish-language broadcaster expands from the Northeast into Texas. And after 10 years, a Charleston FM renter becomes the owner. Check out the details and a look at radio’s other transactions in this week’s Inside Radio Deal Digest.
Nielsen last month unveiled its Podcast Listener Buying Power Service, a qualitative measurement service that shows insights into podcast listeners’ buying habits. Just six months after the project was hatched inside Nielsen, five podcast companies are just weeks away from getting their hands on the first data. Podcast News Daily caught up with Nielsen’s Bruce Supovitz to get an inside look at the service and what may be next for Nielsen in the podcast business.
You by now saw the Inside Radio/Podcast News Daily list of the Top 10 Most Powerful People in Podcasting (read it HERE). At the top is Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartMedia Podcast Network. Podcast News Daily caught up with Byrne to talk about where he sees podcasting today and where it’s heading in the year to come. That includes nearly 100 new original shows in the iHeart podcast pipeline.
Deal-making in 2019 means maximizing your portfolio. In the case of iHeart and EMF, that’s led to a multistate swap of 13 translators, including several in big markets. Also this week, Bustos Media and Deer Creek Communications do some swapping of their own in Chico. Plus, Townsquare Media welcomes a new Tuscaloosa FM into the company. Check out the details and a look at radio’s other transactions in this week’s Inside Radio Deal Digest.
Immaculate Heart Media is making a big move into Florida with a deal to buy several stations from Salem in Miami and Tampa. Also this week, two St. Louis AMs are getting new owners. And a big-ticket translator deal in Delaware. Check out the details and a look at radio’s other transactions in this week’s Inside Radio Deal Digest.