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February 6th, 2019

Radio Ink Feb 6, 2019   Long-time radio industry owner Kerby Confer is still going strong with the Tuesday purchase of the Steinman Communications radio group. This brings the Forever total to 55 stations in 12 markets. The stations Forever Media is picking up are: WSTW-FM and WDEL-AM/FM in Wilmington, WXCY-FM in Havre De Grace,…

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February 5th, 2019

Radio Ink Feb 5, 2019   iHeartmedia’s WBZ NewsRadio in Boston has reported that legendary morning news anchor Gary LaPierre died peacefully on Monday, surrounded by his family. LaPierre was recently diagnosed with leukemia. He was 76. The station reported on its website that “for almost 44 years LaPierre’s calm and steady voice prepared New Englanders…

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January 11th, 2019

Radio Ink January 11, 2019 Photo credit: Buzzfeed   iHeart’s 106.1 The Breeze in Philadelphia is the latest station to pick up the ubiquitous Delilah. Philly listeners will be able to catch her show Monday through Saturday, 7 p.m. to midnight ET. “I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone in Philadelphia,” said Delilah. “We’re…

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January 4th, 2019

Dan O’Shea Retail Dive, 1/3/19 Dive Brief: About 41% of U.S. consumers owned a smart speaker by the end of 2018, almost twice the percentage of consumers who owned the voice-driven devices at the end of the previous year, according to a TechCrunch report that attributed the data to recent reports from RBC Capital Markets. The…

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November 6th, 2018

Bob Fernandez Philadelphia Inquirer 11/6/2018   Four years ago, the Supreme Court hammered nails into the coffin of the Aereo television service that captured local over-the-air TV stations on tiny antennas and streamed them to laptops and mobile phones for a subscription fee. The nation’s highest court said, in a 6-3 vote, that Aereo violated…

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