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NAB Announces Contract Extension For President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt

“Curtis has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and an unwavering dedication to the future of broadcasting…”

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The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced a contract extension for President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt, keeping him with the organization through 2029.

“I am deeply honored to be entrusted with the leadership of NAB,” said LeGeyt. “Representing the broadcast television and radio stations that unite our communities during this transformative period in media is a privilege. The growing importance of our stations in delivering news and information Americans can trust drives my commitment to this vital industry.

“I am grateful for the faith placed in me by the NAB Board of Directors and our members, and I am committed to an innovation agenda that allows local TV and radio to thrive well into the future for the betterment of our communities.”

During his tenure as President and CEO, the organization has advocated for numerous policies that have enabled broadcasters to compete with big tech. The NAB has also overseen the reduction of broadcast regulatory fees for local stations during LeGeyt’s leadership.

NAB and its members are thrilled to have Curtis LeGeyt leading our advocacy efforts in Washington and delighted about his contract extension,” said NAB Join Board Chair and Chairman/CEO of Nexstar Media Group Perry Sook.

“Curtis has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic thinking, and an unwavering dedication to the future of broadcasting, ensuring NAB remains at the forefront of innovation. We are confident in his ability to drive continued success for NAB and its members.”

Curtis LeGeyt was elevated to the role of President and CEO in January 2022. He previously worked for the organization as its Chief Operating Officer and also served as the Executive Vice President of Government Relations for the association from 2015-2020.

In addition to his role with the National Association of Broadcasters, he also serves on the Board of Directors for the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

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Podcast Listening Reaches New Heights in Latest Edison Research Report

“Today’s insights, alongside industry metrics, are valuable tools for anyone looking connect with their audiences more effectively.”

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Edison Research has released the findings of a new Podcast Consumer report, and the findings show the medium continues to grow.

According to the findings presented by Edison Research Vice President Megan Lazovick shared that 67% of 12+ respondents had claimed they had ever listened to a podcast, while 47% of the same respondents said they are monthly podcast listeners, and 34% are weekly users.

In 2014, 2% of all time spent listening to audio by respondents 13+ was with podcasts. In 2024, that figure is now up to 11%. Currently, 23% of weekly podcast listeners say they spend 10 hours or more listening to podcasts per week.

59% of respondents in the 12-34 demographic say they are monthly listeners, with 55% in the 35-54 demo and 27% in the 55+ demo claiming to be monthly listeners.

“Every element in this report has been chosen with a single goal in mind: to support and advance the podcast industry. Because great content, and the creators behind it, need to be supported,” said Lazovick. “Today’s insights, alongside industry metrics, are valuable tools for anyone looking connect with their audiences more effectively.”

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Fox News Continues to Lead Cable News in Several Digital Metrics

Fox News led news networks in social media interactions with 24.8 million. That, according to Emplifi, marks the 116th consecutive month the network has been on top.

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For the 38th consecutive month, Fox News Digital finished April as the leader in multiplatform minutes.

During the month, the network saw 3 billion multiplatform minutes, 1.5 billion multiplatform views, and 105 million unique visitors, according to Comscore. The 105 million unique visitors figure is a growth of 2% compared to the same month last year.

An additional 5.6 million users utilized the Fox News app during the month.

The New York Times eclipsed the cable news giant in total multi-platform views with 1.55 billion, which represented a 28% jump in year-over-year results.

Fox News led news networks in social media interactions with 24.8 million. That, according to Emplifi, marks the 116th consecutive month the network has been on top. Its Facebook interactions were up 37% month-over-month, which also garnering more than 161 million view views on YouTube.

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Podcast Radio Expands to Alpha Media in Missouri

“While we are launching on one station in two Missouri markets, our goal is to expand the format to our other two Missouri markets.”

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The Podcast Radio brand is expanding to a pair of Alpha Media stations in Missouri.

On Monday, May 27th, KREI-AM in Farmington will debut the format. KWIX AM/FM in Moberly will launch the format on June 17th.

The format uses podcast clips and interviews with podcasters from across the globe with localized imaging and branding to create a unique format.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Alpha,” said Podcast Radio CEO Gerry Edwards. “The team has been great to work with in the build-up to launch. We cannot wait to hear more Missouri-based podcasters on these stations.”

“We are excited to expand Podcast Radio’s presence into Missouri with Alpha Media,” added Gary Krantz, CEO of Krantz Media Group — who oversees the syndication of the brand. “Together, we’re creating a new gateway for listeners to discover and enjoy the best in podcast content through the familiar and trusted medium of radio.”

The Podcast Radio format will be featured across dayparts on the two stations. It will primarily be the morning shows in both markets.

“We’re excited to partner with Podcast Radio to bring this innovative format to our listeners in Missouri. This partnership underscores our commitment to delivering fresh, engaging content that resonates with our communities,” said Alpha Media Executive Vice President of Content Phil Becker. “While we are launching on one station in two Missouri markets, our goal is to expand the format to our other two Missouri markets.”

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