Stories from the Past Week in Broadcasting

Last Week in America: August 13-17

Last week, broadcasters took to the air with tributes to the Queen of Soul, previews of the upcoming NFL Season and features on the biggest local news — from state fairs to primary elections.

Here are some of the top trends last week:




35,571 Airings

35,571 remembrances of the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who died August 16 at age 76.

Story from WDET »   Story from WASH FM »



12,927

12,927 broadcasts covering NFL preseason action.

Story from WGCL »   Story from WIP FM »



12,909 Airings

12,909 reports on and from state fairgrounds across the country.

Story from KRIV »   Story from WHAS »



5,038 Airings

5,038 segments on the latest state and local election results.

Story from WCCO »   Story from KDKA »



4,481 Airings

4,481 stories featuring the research efforts of local universities.

Story from KTVB »




The States of Addiction

Hearst Television gives viewers a sense of the severity of the opioid crisis.


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