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Skip Dillard poses with

WBLS/WLIB OM Skip Dillard takes the time to take a pic with singer Jaheim. Jaheim is promoting his new project.


iHeartRadio Launches New Mobile App Features for “Talk”

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, the nation’s leader in talk programming with more talk-format stations than any other media entity, today announced additional enhancements for the iHeartRadio Talk experience on iOS and Android mobile apps. The updated apps will feature a directory for Talk that now allows users the ability to browse and select from hundreds of programs. For the first time ever, segments from “The View” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will be available to coincide with ABC’s new season.. Launched in late July, iHeartRadio Talk is the first audio platform offering on-demand, -created talk content alongside popular news, celebrity and entertainment audiosodes.

Though still in beta, iHeartRadio Talk has already seen early success. The service is trending to be a more popular feature for men than women, though iHeartRadio’s demographic has traditionally skewed more female, allowing the digital service to attract a burgeoning audience.

“Since launching in July, iHeartRadio Talk has already demonstrated that it’s an important source of information for the on-the-go consumer, with 60 percent of Talk users accessing via their – and that has been with very limited mobile functionality,” said Brian Lakamp, President of Digital for iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment. “During beta, we have received a lot of feedback to make our Talk feature more accessible via mobile, and now we are able to provide that. Our users will also notice even more Talk functionality coming to our apps in the near future.”

The mobile app update will also feature a more user-friendly side navigation pull-out screen with an easily accessible “presets” section for quick access to the listener’s saved Live, Custom and Talk Station favorites. Additionally, users will be able to browse by category. The iOS mobile update is available today for the iPhone and iPod, with Android following on Sept. 12th for phones and tablets, including the Kindle.

and Suburban Noize Records to Partner on Digital and Broadcast Revenue-Sharing

iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, the leading media company with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, and indie music Suburban Noize Records today announced an agreement that will enable Suburban Noize artists to share in broadcast and digital revenue.

Suburban Noize was founded in 1995 in Los Angeles, CA, and has since worked to promote underground artists and their unique styles around the world. The label is now home to a catalogue of thousands of original songs by artists including Madchild — whose last release debuted #2 on the Canadian music charts — and Big B, who just released his new album, “Fool’s Gold,” featuring a song co-written by the Dirty Heads. Kevin Zinger, who currently serves as co-owner and CEO of Suburban Noize, also owns Regime Management and SRH clothing.

“Throughout my career I have worked to help break up-and-coming underground ,” said Zinger. “I want to do what I can to develop our ’ careers and to make their music accessible to their fans around the world, and this agreement with iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) helps me do that.”

Suburban Noize is dedicated to supporting and promoting its wide range of artists,” said Bob Pittman, CEO of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel). “We are proud to partner with them to help their musicians reach fans through broadcast and digital radio. This revenue-sharing model is the future of the and will benefit everyone from artists to labels to fans for years to come.”

The market-based agreement between iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) and Suburban Noize follows iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s landmark revenue-sharing agreement with Fleetwood Mac – the first direct performing rights partnership between a radio company and an artist. iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) has also formed similar partnerships with other , including Big Machine Label Group, Glassnote Entertainment Group, eOne, Dualtone, DashGo, rpm Entertainment, Robbins Entertainment, Naxos, Wind-up Records, Fearless Records, Dualtone Music Group and Zojak World Wide.

Radio Increases Its Reach Year-Over-Year by more than 500,000 listeners, According to the RADAR September 2013 Report

arbitron_570562512Radio now reaches 242.2 Million People aged Twelve and Over During an Average Week

CArbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today highlights from its September 2013 RADAR® 118 National Radio Listening Report.  The report shows radio’s audience again increased year over year, adding more than 500,000 weekly listeners.  Radio now reaches 242.2 million listeners, or 92 percent of persons, age 12 and older, on an average weekly basis.

Additionally, daily time spent listening to radio among persons age 12 and older held steady versus the September 2012 RADAR report.  People aged 12 and older who listen to the radio spend approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes a day with the medium.

Radio’s Reach Continues to Grow

Over the last year, radio continues grow its audience, adding  a half million more listeners on a weekly basis, according to a 5 year trend based on the latest September 2013 RADAR report.

Overall U.S. age 12+ Sept. ‘09

RADAR 102 Sept. ‘10

RADAR 106 Sept. ‘11

RADAR 110 Sept. ‘12

RADAR 114 Sept. ‘13


Weekly CUME (000) 235172 239711 241362 241611 242150

(All Radio Listening, P12+, Mon-Sun 6A-12M)

Radio’s Diversity

Radio continues to be a medium that reaches a diverse audience base.  According to the September  2013 RADAR report, radio saw gains in the Hispanic audience across all major demographic groups versus the September  2012 report, while the Black (non-Hispanic) audience remained steady year over year.

Radio’s Hispanic audience aged 12 and older added 468,000 weekly listeners versus the September  2012 RADAR report.  Radio reaches 94 percent of Hispanic listeners aged 12 and older in an average week.  Young Hispanic teens aged 12 to 17 showed impressive gains versus last year, adding 265,000 weekly listeners.  Radio now reaches 5.2 million Hispanic teens in an average week.    Radio now reaches nearly 31 million Black (non-Hispanic) listeners, age 12 and older, in an average week, or 92 percent of this demographic.


College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) is proud to announce that Dean McFlicker, Vice President and Creative Director of NBC Entertainment Marketing, will deliver the keynote address at the 2nd annual National Student Electronic Media Convention (NSEMC) on Nov. 2, 2013. McFlicker’s presentation is titled Secrets to Career Success: How to Market Yourself in an Increasingly
Broadcast Savvy Multi-media World. The presentation will personal branding, give attendees the inside scoop on broadcasting and teach real world tools and techniques for quick advancement in any field. Having produced for some of TV’s biggest shows (including “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent” and “Law & Order”) and worked with many of Hollywood’s biggest stars (including Carrie Underwood, Michael J. Fox, and Ryan Seacrest), McFlicker brings an unparalleled insight into the media industry.
A top Hollywood executive, McFlicker oversees radio, television and on all platforms for NBC Primetime. For more information on McFlicker, visit deanmcflicker.com or on
Twitter @deanmcflicker.

College Broadcasters Inc. represents students involved in radio, television, webcasting and other related media ventures; ensures a commitment to education and the student pursuit of excellence through active involvement in electronic media; promotes cooperative efforts between the association and other national, regional, and state media organizations; facilitates the discussion of issues related to student-operated electronic media; and other community oriented programs. CBI currently represents more than 250 active radio and television member stations.


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