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Borrell & Associates has updated its political revenue projections for the 2018 mid-term elections which are about to start kicking into gear. Borrell puts the new forecast at $8.9 billion, an increase of $400 million over its previous projection in December of 2017. R...

The world changed when Larry Page and Surgey Brin incorporated Google as a privately held company on this day, September 4, 1998.  Nearly 6 years later an initial public offering (IPO) took place on August 19, 2004, and Google moved to its headquarters in Mountain View...

The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million. While growth has plateaued, Facebook is still the most used social network among all age groups, except for teens.

Here’s how the top social networks rank among the following age groups...

With the rise of social media and texting, some saw email as a communication vehicle

that would eventually disappear. However, this mode of messaging is still an inescapable part of everyday life. 

In fact, usage is increasing (at least among white-collar workers). Accor...

Every political season, we get bombarded by messages that encourage us to vote. These messages come from local and state governments, celebrities and even MTV. The reason is simple - not enough people exercise their Constitutional right to vote!

As a radio talk show hos...

My 30 years in radio were fun and rewarding, however as we move farther into the new millennium the actions by the Big 3 Radio operators continue to amaze me.  In their third, joint amended Chapter 11 plan filed this week, iHeart's massive 400-page document said some c...

It was thirty years ago when Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" was recorded by Trinidadian-British sing Billy Ocean.  The song, based on a line in the Sherman Brothers' hit "You're Sixteen”,  was a favorite with top-40 & urban stations and peaked at #1 on the Billb...

Midwest Communications has appointed new Vice Presidents/Market Managers in Kalamazoo and Lansing MI.

Mark Jaycox joins the company from Lansing based Adams Outdoor Advertising to oversee the company’s stations in that market. He previously spent eleven years as General...

My name is Michael Westen, I used to be a spy… this line started the weekly one-hour odyssey of a burned CIA operative for 7 years on USA Network.  LA Weekly described Michael as "Jim Rockford and MacGyver filtered through Carl Hiaasen."  If you are a fan of the show,...

McDonald's is listening to its customers, will radio do the same?

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 17, 2018 – Ford is turning its iconic Dark Highland Green Mustang Bullitt Kona Blue to help benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and one lucky raffle participant will drive home in this one-of-a-kind Mustang.

Ford is revealing the Kona Bl...

Re-posted from Bloomberg

Researchers bemoan human unpredictability and back the kind of campaigns that helped Germany cut jaywalking fatalities.

You’re crossing the street wrong.

That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in t...

Re-posted from Automotive News

DETROIT — The Ford brand's U.S. lineup will grow to 23 nameplates — three more than today — in the next five years, despite plans to stop selling sedans in the region, a top company executive said Thursday.

Ford Motor Co. product chief Hau...

Re-posted from Inside Radio 

The E.W. Scripps Company’s radio sell-off picked up steam Tuesday with a two-market $8 million sale. The Cincinnati-based broadcaster says it has cut a deal to sell a total of eight radio stations in Boise and Tucson to Lotus Communications...

Re-posted from Radio Ink


The 19 stations in four markets Scripps still had in its portfolio will soon be gone, sold to Carl Parmer's SummitMedia for $47 million. 

This is the fourth and final transaction in the sale of Scripps’ radio assets. The sales of S...

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