Wondering what the value of a Phoenix area Class “C” FM (107.3) is these days?

Now we’re not talking about Scottsdale, Tempe or even Apache Junction but still consider the value IF you can find a savvy Engineer who could cozy it in closer to the BIG city.

A bankruptcy court in Texas has set March 18 for the auction of Ace Radio’s Aguila, AZ construction permit for a Class C at 107.3 FM.

So far two bidders – veteran radio and TV owner Brian Brady and Robert Walker — have submitted a $140,000 offer for the stations, so broker Gerald Proctor says that’s where the bidding will begin.

140K? Pocket change for the right kind of deal.

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When doing long distance driving we tend to flip on the Sirius/XM receiver.,,BUT not everyone agrees with our choice –

The traditional FM/AM car radio, long a fixture of the dashboard, remains the king of the road.

That’s according to new Ipsos research being released today. It reveals 84% of Americans still regularly listen to broadcast radio while driving, showing FM/AM remains firmly in place as the most-used in-car medium.

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Just a few days ago we tipped you to the tough Q4 period for radio… now, a new forecast predicts brighter days ahead.

Strategy Analytics predicts radio revenue will grow 1.8% in 2015, faster than both TV (1.7%) and print (-7.9%).

Even better, the report calls for radio to capture 10% of U.S. media spending this year, hauling in $17.6 billion.

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Question – what is the strength of NewsTalk Radio these days? Well, we see a fair amount of activity for our favorite format (that has been our bread and butter) for a LOT of years.

Talk doesn’t get the job entirely done nor does all-news… you really need a savvy combination of the two. And, here is the important part – it really needs to be done right!!!

CBS Radio’s WNEW-FM, Washington (99.1) has shifted to news/talk in nights and overnights, becoming the last of five FMs that launched all-news formats in 2011 and 2012 to exit the format.

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, Cumulus Media’s news/talk “NewsRadio 106.7” WYAY today dropped its morning news program for a news/talk show hosted by veteran Atlanta morning man Steve McCoy.

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OK, here’s what you need to begin your day!

The quickest way to ‘read-in’ – every day – ‘The Daily Beast’ and the ‘The Cheat Sheet’ will get you up to speed ASAP with the day’s most importanttop talk topics‘.

Also, remember to click on the ‘LINKS’ tab above and go to the Links Page with many more newsworthy web sources –

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Other Must Reads – ‘TIME’MSNBCFOX – and, The Daily Mail

GO HERE For CNN News –

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The Insider’s Guide to DC Political Activities - ‘The HILL’

Talking Points Memo

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For POLITICO go HERE

THE WIRE

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What’s the world talking about?

BBC’s World Service is one way to find out –

After all, it’s known as ‘The World’s Radio Station’ –

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For the June-November 6 month Hurricane season -

GO HERE for the National Hurricane Center –

Or, GO HERE for the Weather Underground hurricane forecasting –

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From the World of Sport – go HERE for the Top Story’s from ‘‘The Sporting News’‘ – with the day’s ‘Top Ten Trending Sports Topics’ –

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Need More? How about Social Media – the top trending items – the “Hey, didja know items…etc.” your listeners want to know about.

CELEBUZZ -

From the NBC/TODAY Morning Show – pushing their ‘Orange Room’ – Go HERE for their take on trending items.

Go here for BuzzFeed -

Go Here for Gawker – -or-

Catch up with the National Enquirer Go HERE

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Need a quick LINK to the MOST POPULAR web-sites being viewed today?

Go HERE

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When you need to scan the morning newspaper front pages – Click HERE.

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Finally, make sure you have the FACTS! Check the latest polling figures to see how Americans (your audience) are reacting to people, events and trends.

Go HERE to check the latest Gallup survey information.

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