INSIDERADIO reports: A third of air personalities are now doing a podcast. That includes 13% who say they’ve been doing one “for years.” That’s according to Jacobs Media. But its Air Talent Questionnaire, an anonymous online survey of more than 1,000 on-air talent, found that the biggest hurdle to getting the other two-thirds of air personalities to become podcasters is simply a lack of time in their workday…
WHERE DO YOU TURN FOR VIEWING ENTERTAINMENT? Consumers are nearly as likely to turn to an online video source first when they decide to watch TV as they are to go to a traditional pay-TV provider, according to a new study from Hub Entertainment Research… BROADCASTING & CABLE
SPOILER ALERT: FORMAT CHANGE HAPPENING! After stunting for a couple days with a loop of REM’s “Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”, Stephens Media Group has flipped Active Rock “106.9 The X” K295BT Wapato/KKHK-HD3 Yakima, to Oldies “KRUZN 106.9 KTCR“. “Ageless Classics For the Yakima Valley”. (1950s through 70s). The new format is also airing on 980 KTCR Selah/Yakima. – RADIOINSIGHT
Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Walt Disney Company have closed their $9.6 billion deal for Sinclair to buy 21 Fox Regional Sports Networks and Fox College Sports. The deal was announced in May after Disney bought the networks as part of its acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox. The portfolio, which excludes the YES Network, is described as the largest collection of RSNs in the marketplace and includes exclusive local rights to 42 professional teams consisting of 14 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, 16 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, and 12 National Hockey League (NHL) teams. – VARIETY
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