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Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks

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Bruno Mars Stays Atop Hot 100, 'Glee' Premieres with Five Tracks
Bruno Mars likes things just the way they are atop the Billboard Hot 100, as "Just The Way You Are" holds at No. 1 on the chart  for a second week.

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Sept. 30: Deals on table at Radio Show; Chips too; Marketron + mSnap

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Radio Show Day One Closes With Execs Talking Rates, Deals

Radio Show Day One Closes With Execs Talking Rates, Deals

Dickstein Shapiro's Lew Paper moderated the closing panel on the first day of the NAB-RAB Radio Show, talking with Cumulus Media Chairman/CEO Lew Dickey, Entercom President/CEO David Field, NRG Media President/CEO Mary Quass, and Cherry Creek Radio President/CEO Joe Schwartz. Among the topics under discussion: Loans and equity for radio, station deals, and pricing problems. Dickey and Field agreed that more consolidation would be good for the industry; Dickey said he thinks radio would "improve dramatically with more consolidation," and doesn't need an FCC rules change to do it.
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Haley's Upbeat, Smith Talks Chips

Haley's Upbeat, Smith Talks Chips

RAB President/CEO Jeff Haley (right) and NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith took a similar tone in their remarks opening the first joint RAB-NAB-hosted Radio Show, with both positive about the future and citing some of the same stats. Haley said it's been "an amazing week, and we're just getting started with the Radio Show." Smith focused on the push to require an FM chip in mobile phones, separating the chip initiative from the performance royalties proposals put forth by the NAB over the summer. Smith said, "Beyond our advocacy efforts on the Performance Rights Act, it's clear that ensuring broadcast radio is available in mobile phones is important to America's public safety."

Radio Show: Radio's Place In Media Mix Modeling

At a Wednesday-afternoon panel at the Radio Show, Jim Spaeth and Alice Sylvester of Sequent Partners explained what radio needs to do to become a more effective part of Media Mix Modeling, which Sylvester noted is a "wildly popular" method of allocating advertising dollars. The key: Making sure radio data is provided quickly to modelers, in the most effective available forms.

Radio Wayne Awards Presented Today

The annual Radio Wayne Awards, for excellence in sales and management, are set to be presented today at the Advertiser Keynote and Luncheon at the Radio Show in Washington, DC. The finalists appeared in the September 20 issue of Radio Ink.
AOL Vet Wilson Joins Townsquare As EVP

AOL Vet Wilson Joins Townsquare As EVP

Former top AOL exec Bill Wilson has been named to Townsquare Media's newly created EVP/Chief Digital Officer post, responsible for digital media strategy and reporting to Chairman/CEO Steven Price.
Report: NY Bedbug Outbreak Hits Stern Studios

Report: NY Bedbug Outbreak Hits Stern Studios

New York has been dealing with a breakout of bedbugs for months now, and the pests have invaded Howard Stern's midtown Manhattan studio, Newsday reports. Stern said on his show Wednesday that his studio has been fumigated and "supposedly we're now 100 percent bedbug-free."

Russell Assumes MMG SVP Post

Jake Russell has been named SVP/Affiliate Sales & Relations for Media Management Group, working with "Doug Stephan's Good Day," "AARP Radio" and "Both Sides Now With Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin."

REALTORS®: Your Hottest New Prospects!

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Marketron Acquires mSnap

Marketron Acquires mSnap

Media-industry business software provider Marketron has acquired broadcast-based mobile advertising network mSnap in a deal that will offer audience-engagement tools, mobile content and an advertising network to clients.

Deal Brings 24/7 Comedy Radio To Canada

Donkey Comedy Network's new 24/7 Comedy Radio is moving into Canada as part of an agreement with Orbyt Media for affiliate and advertising sales representation.

MannGroup Signs 'Issues Today'

MannGroup Radio has signed an agreement with The Gourley Group to represent long-running feature "Issues Today," hosted by Bob Gourley, for national syndication.

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Edison Study: Radio Still Important To 12-24s

A followup to Edison Research's 2000 study on the media habits of 12-24-year-olds, presented at the Radio Show on Wednesday, reveals that 80.2% of 12-24s still listen to AM/FM radio to hear their favorite songs -- this despite living in today's gadget-filled world.

Court: Formula To Calculate Streaming Royalties Is 'Unreasonable'

A federal appeals court on Tuesday said that a lower court's 2008 decision to set a 2.5% streaming royalty rate for songwriters repped by ASCAP was "unreasonable" and "imprecise" and has ordered the lower court to formulate a new method for calculation.
Carey Named Deputy Chief Of FCC Media Bureau 

Carey Named Deputy Chief Of FCC Media Bureau

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made two appointments on Wednesday: Michelle Carey was named Deputy Chief of the Media Bureau, while Michael McKenzie becomes Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Senior Advisor on New Technology.
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Pandora Adds Ads On In-Home Connected Devices

Pandora Adds Ads On In-Home Connected Devices

Pandora is extending the lineup of devices to which it delivers advertisements to include televisions, Blu-Ray players, table-top radios and digital media players, and only six advertisers a month will be able to take advantage of the new sponsorship opportunity.

Emmis Interactive Debuts New Products This Week

At the Radio Show this week, Emmis Interactive is teaming with Broadcast Electronics to demonstrate its new TagStation technology. Emmis Interactive is also showing its new Guidable product.
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Who Are The Best Managers In Radio?

Radio Ink is ramping up for the annual Best Managers in Radio issue, and we're counting on our readers to tell us who should be included on this exclusive list. Click the headline to learn more.

Publisher Asking For Your Aircheck Collection

Eric Rhoads, publisher of Radio Ink is developing a new iPad application that will choose some historic audio clips of air personalities from throughout radio history. If you would like historic telescoped airchecks of you on the air to be included, or if you have an aircheck collection, please e-mail us your MP3s. Click the headline for more information.
Huffington To Keynote Forecast 2011

Huffington To Keynote Forecast 2011

Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the influential Huffington Post and co-host of public radio's Left, Right & Center, will provide the luncheon keynote at Radio Ink's Forecast 2011, to be held December 7, 2010 at the Harvard Club in New York. Huffington, the author of 13 books including most recently On Becoming Fearless in Love, Work, and Life and Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, launched the Huffington Post news and blog site in 2005.

Read Radio Ink On The iPad

Radio Ink magazine the first radio industry publication on the iPad and one of the first of all publications. With the iPad's touchscreen, you can flip through the digital edition just as you would a copy of the magazine, with live links, interactive ads, links to video, and with more interactive features on the way.

Updated: Radio Pros Available

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.

October 4: Premiere Radio Networks' Glenn Beck, on the cover of our fall News/Talk focus.
Gordon Borrell's Spam Filter: Don't offer news online, offer deals
Roy Williams' Wizard of Ads: The numbers do lie
Eric Rhoads: Talk radio's right to offend

Coming up in Radio Ink:
October 18: The Top PDs in Radio
November 1: Top Radio Advertisers and Clients
November 15: The Best Managers in Radio

December 6:
Forecast 2011/The annual Book of Lists

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