The annual report by eMarketer on Americans' media usage shows that time spent with radio fell by 2 percent this year, to one hour, 36 minutes, compared to a 3.9 percent reported decline in 2009. The big gainer this year was time spent with mobile, up 28.2 percent, but TV and video still lead in time spent overall.
Entercom Communications President/CEO David Field signs an amended and restated employment agreement with the company, with an initial term of three years and automatic one-year extensions. EVP/CFO Stephen Fisher also signs an employment agreement.
Clear Channel Hot AC WMVX (Mix 106.5) is stunting on the way to a post-New Year's format flip, playing a mix of everything from pop to polka to classical music. The station website has vanished in favor of a countdown clock.
The Minority Media & Telecom Council will present its second annual Broadband & Social Justice Policy Summit on January 20 and 21 in Washington, DC. Three FCC commissioners are among those scheduled to appear.
Radio Ink debuts the Mighty Red II, bringing back the little HD radio with mighty HD sound. New features on the Mighty Red II include Artist Experience -- cover art, artist info, and more -- onscreen ads that can be synced with audio, Live Pause, and song and ad Bookmarking. It's a great gift for clients to show them what's really possible with HD, and makes a perfect gift for station staff. Click the headline to order now, for delivery before the holiday.
PastBlast, the new iPad app from Radio Ink is available now in the Apple App Store. Historical audio, photos, and more from every era of radio's history, with navigation through a beautiful, fully equipped retro radio studio. Click the headline to see it, or get it here.
The economy is slowly turning around, and broadcasters are beginning to hire again. Put your name in front of the industry with a free listing in Radio Pros Available. And we'll be happy to post your aircheck or demo, or a link to your website. Click the headline to learn more.
January 3: Cover Q&A with Radio Ink Radio Executive of the Year Dan Mason
A special tribute to Stu Olds
Plus: Roy Williams' Wizard of Ads Deborah Parenti's Dialogue
Coming up in Radio Ink: January 17: Directory of Syndicated Music Programming
Plus: Small-Market Success Stories/GMs' Forum February 7: America's Top Formats and Format Trends