Radio revenue steady in Q1.
Despite a weak pace of business in January and a so-so February and March, the industry's total revenue held steady in the first three months of the year. The Radio Advertising Bureau reports total revenue was $3.5 billion. The flat first quarter came despite a 2% drop in local and national spot billings.
Final goodbyes from FCC chair.
Friday was the last day in office for FCC chair Julius Genachowski, who became the first agency chief to say his final goodbye via Twitter. "It's been an honor to serve during this incredible time of transformation and innovation," he said, noting the FCC covers a "vibrant sector" of the economy.
Genachowski: FCC more than indecency cops.
There were no indecency fines issued during FCC chair Julius Genachowski's entire four-year term leading the agency. For much of the time the issue was tied up in federal court, and since last June the FCC has been clearing a backlog of complaints.
Adult alternative returns to Ft. Collins.
Colorado has long been an adult alternative stronghold but there's been a void for the format in the Ft. Collins market. An HD2-fed translator will fill the hole. "Radio 94.9" launched Friday, rebroadcasting "Colorado's finest rock" on translator K235BT fed by the HD2 channel of Clear Channel classic rock "107.9 The Bear" KPAW.