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Topic: Radio

Advertisers Move to Drop Radio Host

20 reported to have pulled the promo plug as Rush Limbaugh’s scandal persists

More than 20 advertisers have now reportedly run from Rush Limbaugh after his apology to Georgetown student Sandra Fluke failed to quell the media firestorm that was sparked by the…

Information Diet: Carson Daly

The 'Voice' host gets in a New York state of mind with the 'Post,' the 'Times' and Howard Stern

Specs Who Carson Daly Age 38 Accomplishments Host Last call With Carson Daly and The Voice (returns Feb. 5 after the Super Bowl), both on NBC; DJs morning show on Los Angeles' AMP Radio…

New York Lottery Rolls Out New Campaign

Powerball ticket prices double as jackpot grows

Win Powerball, and you can hire Cyndi Lauper to serve as your personal house musician. So says a 2012 New York Lottery campaign running under the new tagline, “Yeah, that kind…

iHeartRadio Opens Its API

Third-party developers may expand availability, attract brands

Digital streaming services are expanding their self-definition by turning themselves into platforms. Last fall, Clear Channel revamped its iHeartRadio streaming site to include customization features on top of the its 800…

Streaming Music Has a Problem—It's a Huge Success

Pandora, Spotify and others need revenue—and where they want to get it from is ruffling feathers

In late September, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek was the first guest Mark Zuckerberg introduced on stage during his keynote speech at the f8 developer conference, which introduced the network’s new…

Clear Channel, Cumulus Partnership Aims Crosshairs at Pandora, Groupon

Will cross-publish content from iHeartRadio, SweetJack

Clear Channel's three-year-old digital streaming service, iHeartRadio, will now stream content from 570 terrestrial radio stations owned by competitor Cumulus Media, the companies announced today. iHeartRadio launched several years ago as…

MOG Challenges Spotify With Free Music

No-cost streaming comes in exchange for brand pitches

It’s cloud-based. It’s on-demand. It’s all-you-can-eat. Or listen, rather. It’s customizable, “intelligent,” browser-based, built in HTML5, and curated. It’s a music service that competes with Spotify, Rdio, Rhapsody, and Pandora.…

Conservative Groups Paying Up for Talk Show Endorsements

Politico investigates the business of subtle promotions

For the past few years, conservative radio hosts like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin have been preaching the messages of prominent conservative advocacy groups—and encouraging their…

Pandora Revenue Doubles in Q1

But so do losses in advance of IPO

Even as Pandora Media reports soaring first-quarter revenue, the streaming radio service said losses more than doubled in the period. Pandora, gearing up for an IPO next month, incurred losses…

Ratings Drop for Limbaugh, Hannity Radio Shows

Numbers have been down since the 2010 elections

The popularity of right-wing radio shows—including Rush Limbaugh's and Sean Hannity's afternoon programs—has declined steeply in recent months, according to a new report from Arbitron. Limbaugh’s and Hannity’s WABC shows have…

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