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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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October 17th, 2018

Inside Radio October 17, 2018   Supporters of a performance royalty on AM/FM radio have said they’ll work to make life difficult for broadcasters until the industry begins paying the fee. The latest evidence that strategy is still part of the playbook comes from the Federal Communications Commission, where the musicFirst Coalition and the Future…

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