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Townsquare Media Q2 earnings: Revenue gains, spiking stock, and digital initiatives

Townsquare Media’s Q2 earnings call was hosted this morning by CEO Bill Wilson and EVP/CFO Stuart Rosenstein. In it, the radio group reinforced its primary identity as a “premier local and digital marketing solutions company.” As in the Q1 report, Townsquare’s digital initiatives led the company’s business. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: The future of radio in 1972

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James reflects on the value (or lack of value) in music logs for radio presenters. Plus, an artistic look at the past future from the more distant past. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Radio – more than just AM/FM

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: James offers his own deep dive on radio ratings in Australia along with his usual collection of links with audio news and analysis. Continue Reading

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Sirius XM brings mobile app listening to all users, adds Pandora personalization for some plans

Sirius XM announced a new expansion to its streaming offerings. People on the Sirius XM Select subscriber plan now have access to the satellite radio company’s mobile app and connected devices at home as part of their package. That will add more options (at no extra cost) for about 30 million Sirius XM users. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: Upgrading DAB receivers for DAB+, and a panel from New Zealand

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: Transitioning from DAB to DAB+ in the UK. Two items out of New Zealand. More from around the audio universe. Continue Reading

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James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: New Heart Breakfast; the Global Player; and Rova

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A few big UK developments, including Heart launching a new breakfast show and ITV partnering with Global. Continue Reading

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Libsyn podcasts to appear in Radio.com under new partnership with Entercom

Libsyn has entered a partnership with Entercom that will see its library of podcasts added to Radio.com. All of Libsyn’s shows will have the choice to opt in to this distribution deal. Libsyn has more than 4.9 million episodes across about 62,000 active podcasts that will now be distributed to the Entercom digital platform. Continue Reading