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The Pros and Cons of Pay-to-Play Voice-Over Sites - With the introduction of various Pay-to-Play (P2P) sites, such as voices.com and voice123.com, nonunion talent now have greater opportunities than ever before. Huffington Post
 
FCC Rejects Complaint That Saying “Redskins” on the Radio Is Obscene - The FCC on Thursday rejected a request by George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf that it deny a license renewal for radio station WWXX over its broadcast of the term “Redskins.” TechnoCRAT
 
Don’t Count AM/FM Radio Out Just Yet - Podcasts are big and getting bigger, but what are you gonna turn on when the zombie apocalypse comes? Slate
 
DJ Mister Cee Announces Move To Radio 103.9 - Less than a month after resigning from his post at Hot 97, DJ Mister Cee has announced that he will be taking a job at the recently reformatted Radio 103.9. HipHopDX
 
Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with 'Broadcasts' radio service - The WSJ reports that Grooveshark will launch a new service in January, called Broadcasts. Instead of offering on-demand songs, as Grooveshark's current service does, Broadcasts will have radio stations curated by users.  TechHive
 
Is radio dying or just evolving? - Dick Kernen of the Specs Howard School of Media Arts says he’s been hearing about the demise of radio most of his life — the first time from his dad. The Detroit News
 
Online with no bosses and no rules - Anthony Cumia has said goodbye to radio. Fans can now hear him—and see him—online. StreamingMedia
 
How Payola Laws Keep Independent Artists Off Mainstream Radio - There exists, in our country, a chasm between the perceived problems of payola (paying under-the-table for radio airplay) and the actual problems of payola. Forbes
 
Cumulus executive shakes up Toledo radio market -
It’s been a busy six months for personnel changes in Toledo radio, and the man behind it says it’s all part of his strategy for success.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2014/11/30/Cumulus-executive-shakes-up-Toledo-radio-market.html#8fRVEuJvIyukXu3G.99
It’s been a busy six months for personnel changes in Toledo radio, and the man behind it says it’s all part of his strategy for success.
Read more at http://www.toledoblade.com/TV-Radio/2014/11/30/Cumulus-executive-shakes-up-Toledo-radio-market.html#8fRVEuJvIyukXu3G.99
It’s been a busy six months for personnel changes in Toledo radio, and the man behind it says it’s all part of his strategy for success. Toledo Blade
 
Simulcasting: The Future of Metrics for the Radio Industry - According to Bill Freund, a growing number of radio operators are in favor of adding over-air, mobile and digital station listening together as a single line of listenership results. He discusses why this is a good idea and how it can be used to grow ad sales. RTBR
 
The Godfather of Right-Wing Radio - Talk Radio Network was the house that wingnuts built, with its on-air talent peddling radical views. It took over America’s airwaves—until it ran into trouble. Daily Beast

 

Billboard Will Change Their Charting Methodology To Include Streaming - Up until now, the Billboard 200—the tally that ranks albums—had been an entirely sales-based chart, placing albums above or below one another solely on how many copies were moved in a single week from both physical and digital retailers. Forbes
 
‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’ Off the Air in Dallas where it’s Based - Dallas area fans of radio legend Tom Joyner got a real shock this past Monday when they tuned to K-Soul 94.5. The “Tom Joyner Morning Show” wasn’t there! eurweb

 

Sirius XM Has Setback In Lawsuit - A federal judge in New York has ruled against Sirius XM over an obscure copyright issue that has galvanized the music industry: royalties for recordings made before 1972.  New York Times
 
 
Howie Carr breaks up with WRKO - The Boston Herald scribe and local talk radio fixture let his contract with the Entercom owned station expire so he could strike out on his own syndicated network.  Mass Live
 
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