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Report: Radio Time Down Slightly In 2010

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.
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Field Signs New Contract With Entercom

Field Signs New Contract With Entercom

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.

WMVX/Cleveland Goes Into Stunt Mode

WMVX/Cleveland Goes Into Stunt Mode

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.

Richardson Retires After 41 Years With IL Duo

Stan Richardson is due to retire Friday after a remarkable 41 years with Cromwell Group's WCRC & WCRA/Effingham, IL. Effingham Mayor John Lange declared Wednesday Stan Richardson Day in the city.

REALTORS®: Your Hottest New Prospects!

ADVERTISEMENT -- REALTORS® spend $1 billion annually to market their services and 30% are ready to buy radio! See the video from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Annual Conference. Read more.
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Ford Lets Parents Block Racy Sirius Channels

The new edition of Ford's MyKey parental-control system lets parents block satellite channels tagged by Sirius as containing explicit content, such as the Howard Stern and Playboy channels.
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MMTC Sets 2nd Annual Broadband Summit

MMTC Sets 2nd Annual Broadband Summit

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.
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Happy New Year From Radio Ink 

Happy New Year From Radio Ink

Radio Ink 's Daily Headlines and regular web updates will return Monday, January 3. Watch for breaking news as always at

All of us at Radio Ink wish you a safe, happy, and successful New Year!

Radio's Top Country PDs

Radio Ink is looking for the Top Country PDs -- the people who are keeping fans of this ever-popular music tuning in. And we'd like to get your input! Click the headline for more.
Mighty Red II: New Features Never Before On ANY Radio 

Mighty Red II: New Features Never Before On ANY Radio

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.
Get The PastBlast iPad App

Get The PastBlast iPad App

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.

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.

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

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