Read about consumer technology trends that radio broadcasters should watch in 2018. Also, Dave Beasing examines whether Facebook’s newest News Feed algorithm will hurt radio stations. And Doug Irwin kicks off “Trends in Technology,” with an installment focused on AoIP codecs for remotes.
PROGRAMMING — KISW’s Live Day: No Safety Net Here!
In the earliest days of radio, every sound the listener heard was produced “live” including music, commercials, sound effects and the applause and laughter of a studio audience. In November, Entercom Seattle station KISW(FM) returned to those times with a modern spin at an annual event held at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
ROYALTIES — Are Higher Music Licensing Costs Cued Up?
Some legal experts say broadcasters could be on the brink of music licensing chaos. Or maybe not. As one said: “It’s complicated. So what else is new?” The issues at play are indeed far from new; yet fresh attention is being paid across a range of major developments in Washington and in the courts, changes that could affect how much stations pay in music royalties.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
- Does Facebook’s New Algorithm Add Up for Radio?
- TnT: AoIP Codecs for Remote Broadcasts
- Mark’s Main Street and For More Cafés: a Rebuttal