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Saturday, October 19th, 2019

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Talk Of ‘Tipping Points’ For Podcasting At NAB Show New York.

Podcast revenues hit $479 million last year and are forecast to surpass $1 billion by 2021. While the medium is on a steady growth curve, a pair of inflection points potentially looming on the horizon could dramatically accelerate its growth. “We are a medium still sitting at a couple of tipping points that can revise those projections and suddenly you’re a 2-3-5 billion dollar industry before you know it,” said Conal Byrne Thursday at NAB Show New York. Read more

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Lit Nights with Ed and Bre

Radio One urban gospel “Praise 102.5” WPZE Atlanta adds “Lit Nights with Ed and Bre,” featuring third generation minister, nationally recognized inspirational speaker and entrepreneur Edward Long. Read more

Headliners Announced For Entercom’s Seventh Annual ‘We Can Survive’ Concert.

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Marshmello and Becky G are headliners for Entercom’s “7th Annual We Can Survive” concert in Los Angeles Oct. 19, at the Hollywood Bowl. The Radio.com event is hosted by “97.1 Amp Radio” KAMP-FM. Read more

Former DJ Dain Schult Sentenced For Four Years After Fraud Scheme Conviction.

Dain Schult, who was an on-air talent at the former WQXI-FM Atlanta in the 1970s, has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding New Mexico investors in a pyramid scheme that promised to use investors’ money to promote “mom and pop” radio stations on the internet. His business partner, Joel Hixon, will be put away for 18 months. Read more

NAB Show New York: A ‘Tipping Point’ For Podcasting.

Podcast revenues hit $479 million last year and are forecast to surpass $1 billion by 2021. While the medium is on a steady growth curve, a pair of inflection points potentially looming on the horizon could dramatically accelerate its growth. “We are a medium still sitting at a couple of tipping points that can revise those projections and suddenly you’re a 2-3-5 billion dollar industry before you know it,” said Conal Byrne Thursday at NAB Show New York. Read more

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Pittman Talks Tequila With Business Partner In ‘Math & Magic’ Podcast.

When Bertha González Nieves called her parents to tell them she had decided to go into the tequila business, they rolled their eyes. “I’m the youngest of three and the only daughter. My parents were like, oh, please, maybe this is the flavor of the month,” she tells Bob Pittman in the latest episode of his podcast, “Math & Magic: Stories From the Frontiers of Marketing.” Read more

Cumulus Spinoff Trust Sells A Pair Of ‘Nash’ Branded FMs.

Mainstay Station Trust has found buyers for two of the stations that have been held in a spinoff trust by Cumulus Media since March 2018. Educational Media Foundation is purchasing country “Nash FM” WPCK (104.9) in the Green Bay, WI market for $512,000. And Pretoria Fields Collective Media is picking up country “Nash Icon” WNUQ (102.1) in the Albany, GA market for  $90,000. Read more

Rich Bailey

Market veteran Rich Bailey joins Cumulus Media country “The Frog” WIVK-FM Knoxville (107.7) as PD. Bailey joins Cumulus from SummitMedia crosstown CHR “Star 102.1” WWST, where he served as PD for 23 years. He succeeds Nikki Thomas, now PD Bristol Broadcasting country WXBQ-FM Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol (96.9). Read more

McLaughlin Group’ Radio Show, Podcast Coming Via Westwood One.

“The McLaughlin Group,” which returned to public TV in September, will now have an audio companion, with Westwood One distributing a weekend radio program and podcast. The radio show debuts the weekend of Dec. 7-8, while the podcast will premiere Nov. 1. Political writer and commentator Tom Rogan hosts the series, alongside original panel members Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift and Clarence Page. Read more

Urban One Honors Awards To Celebrate Radio One History And Founder Cathy Hughes.

The second annual Urban One Honors Awards show is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 5 at MGM National Harbor, just outside of Washington. The awards show will herald the accomplishments of individuals in entertainment, media, music, fashion, sports, education and the community. The event will also pay tribute to the 40-year history of Radio One and founder Cathy Hughes.  Read more

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