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Radio’s Outlook for 2017

What’s up for radio in 2017 and beyond? According to BIA/Kelsey’s CEO, Thomas Buono, the future for local radio stations in 2017 and beyond is determined by their ability to sell multi-platforms – both their over the air audiences and…

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$500 Million for a Radio Cluster?

In its recent report on CBS Radio, BIA/Kelsey provides a detailed analysis on the radio industry, the leading radio groups and the markets in which CBS Radio competes.One conclusion is that the CBS Radio cluster in New York City could be…

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LCR Bytes: Hubbard is TOP of the heap in DC Radio Revenues

Broadcast radio advertising revenues in Washington, DC reached $325.7 million in 2015, according to BIA/Kelsey’s new Local Competition Report on the Washington, DC market. This $325.7 million revenue estimate, which only includes over-the-air revenue, is broken down by owner in the pie chart above. Hubbard Radio's stations, including WTOP, were…

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BIA/Kelsey Vertical Reports: Turbulence Ahead in Financial Services

BIA/Kelsey has released its 2015 Insights into Local Advertising report for the Financial Vertical. The report provides BIA/Kelsey’s estimates of marketing and advertising spend in each of the major segments of the Financial Services industry.

One important takeaway is that financial services are undergoing rapid transformation due to automation, innovation in financial technology and changing consumer preferences that favor smaller more service-oriented banks.

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Vantage Points: “Legacy” Shouldn’t be a Bad Word

This is the first post in our new series, Vantage Points. On a semi-weekly basis, it will tap the perspectives of various lookout points from around the local media and tech sectors. Though the format, frequency and distribution will develop, please contact mbolandATbiakelsey if you have insights to share. The views expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of BIA/Kelsey.

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IAB Leadership Meeting: Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman

Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Bob Pittman, speaking today at IAB's Annual Leadership Meeting in Palm Desert, said that radio has been able to leverage its undiminished strength with digital providing a new channel and new listeners for the medium. Pittman,…

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