Mobile bringing sexy back to radio, broadcasters say.
Apps are re-mobilizing radio and helping redefine the medium, broadcasters say. Even better for the industry, they say, are the double-digit mobile revenue gains that are being forecast for digitally aggressive stations.
FCC deals AMs a setback on translator moves.
Despite popular support among broadcasters, the FCC has rejected the so-called Tell City waiver request that would potentially have given AM operators more flexibility in buying FM translators and moving them into their markets.
Pai calls move 'temporary setback' for AM revitalization.
AM radio's champion inside the FCC, commissioner Ajit Pai, says he is "disappointed" with the Media Bureau decision denying the Tell City request, which he says would have given some "immediate relief" to AM broadcasters. He calls the outcome a "temporary setback" for station owners.
Forecast: 'Moderate' local ad growth through 2019.
Total local media revenues will grow 1.6% from $137 billion this year to $139.3 billion next year, according to a new forecast from BIA Kelsey.