Radio Insight

  • The First All-Christmas Launch Of 2017 Is…

    The First All-Christmas Launch Of 2017 Is…

    From RadioInsightFor the third time this decade, Equity Communications Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WEZW Wildwood Crest NJ has become the first station nationally to make the move to Christmas Music. Making the change with temperatures in the mid-70’s,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Eastern NC's 99X Gives Way To Hot 99.5

    Eastern NC's 99X Gives Way To Hot 99.5

    From RadioInsightCurtis Media Group flipped Modern Rock “99X” 99.5 WXNR Grifton/New Bern/Kinston and 97.5 W248BS Jacksonville NC to CHR “Hot 99.5” at 3pm today. The move places WXNR in direct competition with Dick Broadcasting’s “Bob 93.…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 3:04pm -
  • Station Sales Week Of 10/20

    Station Sales Week Of 10/20

    From RadioInsightHearst News/Talk 1090 WBAL Baltimore has found its path to FM as the company purchases the CP for 101.5 W268BA Church Hill MD from Hope Christian Church of Marlton for $650,000. Educational Media Foundation sells 101.5 K268AH Palm S…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:40am -
  • Todd Schnitt Exits WOR New York

    Todd Schnitt Exits WOR New York

    From RadioInsightiHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR New York has lost half of its morning show as Todd Schnitt was unable to come to terms with the company on a new contract. Len Berman remains in place with guest co-hosts filling Schnitt’s place until a ne…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:24am -
  • What Top 40 Must Do Now

    What Top 40 Must Do Now

    From RadioInsight  Maybe it’s not fair to look at Top 40’s numbers during the fall. The time after back-to-school has, traditionally, been a bad time for the format. But have you seen the numbers? It’s been common for a while to look through…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 12:45pm -
  • Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

    Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

    From RadioInsightPaul Coates & Mike Huckabee’s New Directions Media Group LLC have announced their acquisition of Earls Family Broadcasting’s Branson MO stations for an undisclosed amount. The group had launched in 2015 with the debut of four st…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 8:18am -
  • Westword: Denver Radio Boss of KS-107.5, Alice and More Is Out
    From RadioInsightThe post Westword: Denver Radio Boss of KS-107.5, Alice and More Is Out appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:44pm -
  • Providence Journal: WBRU owner rejects last-ditch efforts to stop broadcast license sale
    From RadioInsightThe post Providence Journal: WBRU owner rejects last-ditch efforts to stop broadcast license sale appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:41pm -
  • Daily Domains 10/18: Univision Giving Five Markets Some Amor

    Daily Domains 10/18: Univision Giving Five Markets Some Amor

    From RadioInsightUnivision has registered domains for a rebranding at five of its "Más Variedad" Spanish AC stations.Also a possible frequency swap in St. Louis, new Rocker on the Gulf Coast, and rebranding in Grand Rapids.The post Daily Domains…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 7:03am -
  • Tom Joyner To Fly Into Retirement In 2019

    Tom Joyner To Fly Into Retirement In 2019

    From RadioInsightReach Media syndicated morning host Tom Joyner has announced his upcoming retirement in 2019. Joyner has hosted The Tom Joyner Morning Show in syndication since 1994. Previously he earned the nickname “The Fly Jock” as he would…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 8:06am -
  • Salem Brings Praise To St. Louis While Moving The Answer

    Salem Brings Praise To St. Louis While Moving The Answer

    From RadioInsightSalem Media is shuffling its St. Louis operations. Conservative Talk “1260 The Answer” WSDZ Belleville IL has moved to 1380 KXFN/105.3 K287BY St. Louis replacing Health/Wellness Talk “1380 The Pulse“. That move will clear th…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:50am -
  • KARZ & KNSG Swap Locations

    KARZ & KNSG Swap Locations

    From RadioInsightLinder Radio Group has shuffled brand locations in Marshall MN. The call letters of Rock 107.5 KARZ Marshall have moved over to Classic Hits 94.7 KNSG Springfield while retaining the existing format. The KNSG call letters slide to 1…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:36am -

All Access

  • ALL ACCESS ACTION
    SCOT FINCK, DAVID DYER, HOWIE PIVAR, JOHN IVEY, ORLANDO DAVIS, CHASE "WOOBIE" DANIELS, GENE SANDBLOOM, DOUG INGOLD, DAVID MCGILVRAY, GARY JAY, DAVE SLOAN, ED BRENNAN, SCOTT … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 8:19pm -
  • [Promo] All Access Mobile Apps Now Feature Net News Push Notifications
    Now ALL ACCESS iPHONE or IPAD and ALL ACCESS ANDROID users can stay on top of the latest breaking NET NEWS stories with the deployment of the latest versions of apps with NET NEWS … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:54pm -
  • 'Sessions With Randy Jackson' Debuts Via PodcastOne
    GRAMMY-winning producer and former AMERICAN IDOL judge RANDY JACKSON debuted his new podcast, "SESSIONS WITH RANDY JACKSON," TODAY (10/20) via PODCASTONE.  The debut episode … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:58pm -
  • [Promo] Cutting-Edge Podcasting Perspectives
    Catch up to the latest in the brave new world of podcasting with ALL ACCESS' new Podcasting section, courtesy of News-Talk-Sports Editor PERRY MICHAEL SIMON and Next Steps columnist SETH … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:58pm -
  • Halsey. Cheat Codes Join WWPW (Power 96.1)/Atlanta Jingle Ball
    iHEARTMEDIA Top 40 WWPW (POWER 96.1)/ATLANTA had added HALSEY and CHEAT CODES will join the bill for its annual holiday concert, POWER 96.1’s JINGLE BALL 2017, which will be held … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • WABC/New York's New Weekend Show: 'Go Big Or Go Home'
    CUMULUS News-Talk WABC-A/NEW YORK has added another show to its weekend lineup, a business talk hour called “GO BIG OR GO HOME,” hosted by businessman TOM MAOLI.  The show … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • Captain Jack Aponte Email Update
    RENEGADE RADIO NASHVILLE Founder "CAPTAIN JACK" APONTE has changed his primary email address to Jack@PRNash.com, effective immediately. All other contact information will remain the … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 5:04pm -
  • WXNR (New Rock 99X)/Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, NC Flips To Top 40/Rhythmic
    CURTIS MEDIA Rock WXNR (NEW ROCK 99X)GREENVILLE-NEW BERN-JACKSONVILLE, NC has flipped to Top 40/Rhythmic as THE NEW HOT 99.5.  Before flipping, NEW ROCK 99X stunted with REM  … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 5:01pm -
  • WZBA (100.7 The Bay)/Baltimore Names Joanna Campbell Midday Host
    TIMES-SHAMROCK Classic Rock WZBA (100.7 THE BAY)/BALTIMORE has named JOANNA CAMPBELL as the new midday host. Her first day at WZBA was OCTOBER 16th. Prior to joining WZBA, CAMPBELL held … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:18pm -
  • Summer Diary Ratings Wrap Today
    The final round of SUMMER 2017 rating books were delivered by NIELSEN AUDIO today (10/20), with these markets seeing results: CHATTANOOGA; MADISON; HUNTSVILLE, AL; SHREVEPORT, LA; and … more
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 3:40pm -

Radio Ink

  • Schnitt Out at WOR New York
    iHeart Media confirms that Todd Schnitt is no longer with WOR-AM in New York. After nearly three years, Schnitt could not work out a new contract with WOR. The station thanked Schnitt for his contributions and wished him the best. A search is underwa…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 11:32am -
  • Field Pleased With How Deal is Progressing
    CEO David Field said the CBS exchange offer was "another important step forward towards the completion of our transformational merger with CBS Radio." Field went on to tell his team how happy he was about what lies ahead.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 10:30pm -
  • How Much Will The New Townsquare CEOs Be Paid?
    Earlier this week, Townsquare announced Bill Wilson and Dhruv Prasad were promoted to Co-CEO's and Steven Price moved to Executive Chairman of the Board. Wilson was Townsquare's EVP and Chief Content & Digital Officer, and Prasad the company’s EVP…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 10:20pm -
  • From AE To RVP. Here’s How You Do It.
    With 28 years in the business, Donna Baker has been a manager for all but four of those years. Let's find out how she's been able to achieve such great success. Here's our extended interview with one of Radio's Best Managers.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 10:10pm -
  • Pittman Named Broadcaster Of The Year In New York
    On Thursday afternoon, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman accepted the Broadcaster of the Year award from the New York State Broadcasters Association in New York City. NYSBA President ​David Donovan said, “Bob Pittman is a true industry leader and perha…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 10:08pm -
  • Senators Want More Internet Transparency
    Two Senate Democrats have heard enough about Russia trying to influence U.S. elections by purchasing ads on popular websites such as Facebook and Google. Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Mark Warner of Virginia introduced The Honest Ads Act, T…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 10:00pm -
  • Why Smaller Can Be Better — & More Profitable
    Independents and smaller groups may seem to face a different set of challenges, especially when it comes to maintaining a competitive edge and commanding their due share of revenue against the bigger groups.But smaller can be more flexible, nimbler…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:50pm -
  • WABC Adds Sunday Night Business Show
    The show is called Go Big or Go Home, and it will be hosted by Tom Maoli. It's Maoli's first stab at broadcasting. Maoli is a successful New York-area business owner and real estate developer.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:50pm -
  • YOUR DEADLINE TO NOMINATE IS TODAY!
    On December 18, Radio Ink will release its 6th annual Top Local Sports Talkers in America for 2017. Make your nomination HERE. YOUR DEADLINE IS TODAY AT 5PM.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:40pm -
  • Cumulus Raises Big Bucks For Wildfire Victims
    Listeners to Cumulus' six stations in San Francisco (KFOG, KGO, KNBR, KSAN, KSFO, and KTCT) have pitched in to help raise over $250,000 for the Bay Area Fire Relief Fund. The stations partnered with local businesses to launch a two-week relief drive,…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:39pm -

Radio Online

  • Griesheimer Exits Entercom/Denver After 10 Years

    Griesheimer Exits Entercom/Denver After 10 Years

    Amy Griesheimer exits Entercom/Denver as VP/General Manager for the company's five-station cluster there after ten years in the post. Regional VP Doug Abernathy will reportedly serve as acting General Manager. Prior to joining the local group in Octo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:05am -
  • Friday Deadline for Country Radio HoF Nominations

    Friday Deadline for Country Radio HoF Nominations

    Next week marks the deadline for Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2018 nominations. Submissions are still being accepted and must be received by October 27. Interested parties can submit applications at countryradioseminar.com. The 2018 Hall of Fa…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 8:49am -
  • Inaugural neXt2rock 2017 Garners 1,800 Submissions

    Inaugural neXt2rock 2017 Garners 1,800 Submissions

    Cumulus Media's neXt2rock 2017 competition -- a national and local grassroots search for the nation's newest rock star -- has begun with over 1,800 submissions, and thousands of fans weighing in on their favorites thus far. The winner of this four-mo…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:29am -
  • Cumulus Raises $250K for North Bay Wildfire Victims

    Cumulus Raises $250K for North Bay Wildfire Victims

    Cumulus Media San Francisco and its six-station cluster there has raised over $250,000 for the Bay Area Fire Relief Fund since Friday, October 13, bringing much-needed relief to victims of the massive Northern California wildfires. The wildfires dest…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 6:54pm -
  • Brazelle Named PD at CD102.5/Columbus OH

    Brazelle Named PD at CD102.5/Columbus OH

    Alternative WWCD-FM (CD102.5)/Columbus, OH, elevates night talent Mason "Mase" Brazelle to Program Director. He replaces Lesley James, who relinquishes programming duties after eight years, but she'll remain in the CD102.5 afternoon slot. Mase previo…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 6:45pm -
  • CBS Launches Exchange Offer in Entercom Merger

    CBS Launches Exchange Offer in Entercom Merger

    CBS has launched its exchange offer to their shareholders in connection with the merger of CBS Radio and Entercom. Under the terms of the offer, CBS shareholders can exchange shares of CBS Class B common stock for shares of CBS Radio common stock (wh…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 1:25pm -
  • SiriusXM, Formula 1 Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Deal

    SiriusXM, Formula 1 Sign Multi-Year Broadcast Deal

    SiriusXM and Formula 1 ink a multi-year agreement that makes SiriusXM the North American radio broadcaster of all Formula 1 races, starting with this weekend's 2017 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in Austin on Sirius channel 132, XM channel 203 an…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 12:22pm -
  • iHeartMedia/Albany GA Names Travon Duhart as PD

    iHeartMedia/Albany GA Names Travon Duhart as PD

    iHeartMedia/Albany, GA, names Travon Duhart (aka DJ Tray) as Program Director and afternoon host. He'll oversee the programming of Urban WJIZ-FM (96.3) and Urban AC WMRZ-FM (98.1 Kiss). Duhart's previous radio stints include Urban WGOV-FM/Valdosta GA…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:10am -
  • Chairman Ajit Pai Announces FCC General Counsel

    Chairman Ajit Pai Announces FCC General Counsel

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai appoints Thomas M. Johnson Jr. as FCC General Counsel. Acting General Counsel Nick Degani will transition back to his role as senior counsel in the Office of Chairman Pai. Johnson joins the Commission from his position as deputy…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:00am -
  • Tom Joyner Inks 2-Year Extension with Reach Media

    Tom Joyner Inks 2-Year Extension with Reach Media

    Reach Media inks a two-year agreement that extends the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" in radio syndication through December 31, 2019. The renewed deal comes as he prepares to mark his 25th year in syndication. To commemorate the anniversary, Joyner plans…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 7:28pm -
  • Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap

    Radio Leads Music Discovery, On-demand Closes Gap

    Integr8 Research has published the third in a series exploring how changing technology impacts radio listening and new music consumption. The good news is that local FM radio stations remain the leading source for 15- to 39-year-old listeners to lear…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 6:05pm -
  • CMG Launches Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay

    CMG Launches Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay

    Cox Media Group (CMG) will launch its philanthropic initiative, Cox Media Group Cares Tampa Bay -- while the area was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Irma, many local businesses were still greatly impacted by the storm. Some were left without power,…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:14pm -
  • Jones Joins WPPZ/Philly to Host ''Your Voice''

    Jones Joins WPPZ/Philly to Host ''Your Voice''

    Radio One Philadelphia names Solomon Jones as host of WPPZ-FM's new show, "Your Voice," airing from 10am-noon, Monday through Saturday. Jones, a graduate of Temple University, is an Essence bestselling author and journalist who has been featured nati…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:05pm -
  • RTDNA Wants You to Know Your Reporting Rights

    RTDNA Wants You to Know Your Reporting Rights

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said Tuesday the agency does not have authority to revoke broadcast licenses over news story content, despite suggestions from President Donald Trump. He rejected Trump's tweet that the FCC could challenge the license of NBC aft…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 9:02am -
  • FOX Taps iHM for ''The Four: Battle For Stardom''

    FOX Taps iHM for ''The Four: Battle For Stardom''

    Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) will team up with iHeartMedia on the new music competition series "The Four: Battle For Stardom." FOX will work with iHM to support auditions, assist in the search for talent and boost the careers of artists throughout…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 8:52am -
  • Chris Cruise Heads to KAWO/Boise for Afternoons

    Chris Cruise Heads to KAWO/Boise for Afternoons

    CHR KSAS-FM (103.5 Kiss FM) Boise, ID, morning co-host Chris Cruise heads to Townsquare co-owned Country KAWO-FM (WOW 104.3) for afternoons, effective October 17. He takes over for KAWO Program Director Rich Summers, who'll now concentrate on program…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 8:01pm -
  • Tedesco Named Star 99.1/New York Sales Manager

    Tedesco Named Star 99.1/New York Sales Manager

    Michael Tedesco segues from Director of Business Development with Educational Media Foundation to Sales Manager at Pillar of Fire Christian CHR WAWZ-FM (Star 99.1) New York. Tedesco heads east and picks up the ball from Lorraine Shaw who is retiring…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:53pm -
  • CBS Sports Network to Televise Jim Rome Show

    CBS Sports Network to Televise Jim Rome Show

    CBS Sports Radio commentator Jim Rome's "The Jim Rome Show" will be simulcast for three hours a day on CBS Sports Network beginning January. Rome has hosted his radio program since the network's launch in January, 2013, airing live weekdays from noon…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:16pm -
  • Filing Reveals Combined Entercom Ownership Split

    Filing Reveals Combined Entercom Ownership Split

    In a schedule 14A filing with the SEC detailing a date for a shareholder meeting, Entercom revealed more details about its merger with CBS Radio. The filing explained that immediately following the merger, CBS Radio shareholders will own 72% and Ente…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:04pm -
  • Scripps Radio Tulsa Hires Dan Smith as GSM

    Scripps Radio Tulsa Hires Dan Smith as GSM

    Dan Smith joins Scripps Radio Tulsa as its new General Sales Manager. He'll oversee the sales team for KVOO, KHTT, KXBL, KBEZ and KFAQ. Smith is an Oklahoma radio veteran with over 23 years of sales leadership experience, including 11 years in Tulsa…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 1:18pm -
  • NAB Announces Broadcast Leadership Training Class

    NAB Announces Broadcast Leadership Training Class

    The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has announced the 2018 class of the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. The BLT program is the foremost executive training program for the broadcast industry, for which participants are selected through a…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 5:02am -
  • Boston's Country 102.5 To Be Renamed Kenny 102.5

    Boston's Country 102.5 To Be Renamed Kenny 102.5

    Beasley Broadcast Group plans to rename Boston's Country 102.5 to "Kenny 102.5" in honor of Country Recording Superstar Kenny Chesney visiting the studios on Friday, October 27th. The multi-platinum artist will be on air with Midday Personality Carol…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 4:37am -
  • iHM Launches iHeartRadio ALTer EGO

    iHM Launches iHeartRadio ALTer EGO

    iHeartMedia has announced the first-ever iHeartRadio ALTer EGO when the biggest names in Alternative Rock will come together at the historic, "Fabulous" Forum in Los Angeles on January 19, 2018 to celebrate everything Alternative Rock. The lineup inc…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 4:35am -
  • Marks to Run Editorial Content for Townsquare Media

    Marks to Run Editorial Content for Townsquare Media

    Townsquare Media has hired veteran editor and journalist Craig Marks as Editorial Director. In this role, Mr. Marks will oversee editorial content across web, social and video for eight of Townsquare's music and entertainment brands including Tasteof…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 4:33am -
  • Volara Brings iHeartRadio to Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

    Volara Brings iHeartRadio to Voice-Controlled Hotel Rooms

    Volara and iHeartMedia announced today that Volara-equipped hotels now offer guests voice-controlled access to iHeartRadio. The Westin Buffalo located within the company's headquarters will be the first hotel to implement the voice-control function f…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 4:29am -

FMQB

NTS Media

  • Welcome To The NTS MediaOnline Archives
    Welcome to the NTS MediaOnline website, an archive of news and events from the world of modern-day News/Talk/Sports radio. NTS MediaOnline, which was retired in December 2016, featured a daily email news update, and weekly and monthly feature article…
    - 1 Jan 17, 10:58am -
  • NTS MediaOnline Monthly (December)

    NTS MediaOnline Monthly (December)

    Hello, I Must Be Going     Is Talk Radio Dead?    Stop Fearing Change!  Editor’s Note: Over the past 20 years, I estimate I’ve written nearly 1,000 weekly and monthly feature columns about YOU.  So I trust for this final issue of NTS MediaO…
    - 16 Dec 16, 5:00pm -
  • Talk And Media News Notes

    Talk And Media News Notes

    Multi-media mogul Sean Hannity is apparently interested in expanding to the Hollywood film biz. The Hollywood Reporter says Hannity (left) is partnering with actor Kevin Sorbo to produce Let There Be Light, a film about a “world renowned atheist wh…
    - 16 Dec 16, 11:00am -
  • Figueredo Checks-In At WOKV/Jacksonville

    Figueredo Checks-In At WOKV/Jacksonville

    Cox Media Group/Jacksonville, FL has named Nick Figueredo Director of Branding and Programming for News 104.5 WOKV, effective immediately. Figueredo (left) has worked for CMG/Orlando for the past seven years, where he most recently served as Assist…
    - 16 Dec 16, 10:00am -
  • NTS MediaOnline Today ‘Gig Alerts’

    NTS MediaOnline Today ‘Gig Alerts’

    The Filter with Nomiki Konst has an immediate opening for a full-time Producer. The three hour/five nights a week show is heard on SiriusXM’s Progress channel. You’ll need strong guest-booking and organizational skills to produce the primarily po…
    - 16 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Step Down

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Step Down

    Answering the oft-asked, ‘will he stay, or will he go?’ question, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today in an open meeting of the agency that he will step down at the end of President Obama’s term next month. Wheeler’s tenure as Chairman o…
    - 15 Dec 16, 11:58am -
  • Dan Proft Re-Ups At Salem/Chicago

    Dan Proft Re-Ups At Salem/Chicago

    AM 560 The Answer (WIND/Chicago) and morning show host Dan Proft announce a multi-year contract extension that will keep Proft as co-host of Chicago’s Morning Answer, alongside Amy Jacobson. Prior to his career in Talk radio, Proft served in a nu…
    - 15 Dec 16, 11:45am -
  • Network/Syndication News

    Network/Syndication News

    ABC News Radio reports the network will offer a roster of long and short form year-end programs in the coming days. Among the special shows available are: Playback 2016 — a one hour special, anchored by ABCNR’s Cheri Preston (left) and Aaron Ka…
    - 15 Dec 16, 9:00am -
  • Condolences 2016

    Condolences 2016

    As we wrap up another year, NTS MediaOnline Today pauses to remember our industry friends and colleagues who ‘hung up their headphones’ for the final time in 2016: Former WPRO/Providence talk host and controversial two-time mayor of the city, B…
    - 15 Dec 16, 7:00am -
  • Rush And Cumulus Media Renew Vows

    Rush And Cumulus Media Renew Vows

    What a difference a few years makes. Back in 2013, then Cumulus Media CEO Lew Dickey openly feuded in the mainstream and industry press with Rush Limbaugh (left) during renewal talks between the company and Limbaugh’s syndicator Premiere Networks…
    - 14 Dec 16, 1:17pm -

Talkers

  • Friday, October 20, 2017

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Todd Schnitt Leaves WOR, New York Morning Show.  WOR, New York listeners woke up to morning personality Len Berman hosting the show solo after the departure of Todd Schnitt from the station yesterday (10/19).  Berman explained that Schnitt and iHea…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 8:05am -
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017

    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    The State and History of Presidential Radio Rows.  This week’s Donald Trump White House talk radio row (10/17) created a huge buzz in the industry, sparking an interesting broadcast conversation last night between RT America TV evening host E…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:06am -
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    Tax Reform Radio Row with the Trump Administration.  Pictured above is WMAL, Washington and Westwood One talk show host Chris Plante (left) interviewing President Trump (right) during yesterday’s radio row, organized by the Trump Administration t…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 8:14am -
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Big Executive Changes at Townsquare Media.  The biggest surprise about the news released by Townsquare Media late yesterday (10/16) is that company founder and CEO Steven Price is leaving the CEO role and will now be the executive chairman of the bo…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 8:18am -
  • September 2017 PPM Analysis: Adult Contemporary

    September 2017 PPM Analysis: Adult Contemporary

    By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor TALKERS LOS ANGELES — Our four-part series of September 2017 ratings overviews concludes with an in-depth examination of adult contemporary. Posted last week were similar ratings summaries for all-news operations (W…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 10:11am -
  • Monday, October 16, 2017

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Former FCC Chairman Wheeler Criticizes Ajit Pai on Silence Regarding Trump License Revocation Comments. During an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program yesterday (10/15), former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler cr…
    - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 8:19am -
  • September 2017 PPM Analysis: Classic Hits – Oldies

    September 2017 PPM Analysis: Classic Hits – Oldies

    By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor TALKERS LOS ANGELES — The first two installments of this four-part special feature series of September 2017 ratings overviews dealt with spoken-word formats. Specifically, our all-news overview was posted Wednesday…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:39am -
  • Friday, October 13, 2017

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    WPHT’s Chris Stigall Hosts Laura Ingraham. Philly morning drive personality Chris Stigall (left) is pictured above with conservative media figure Laura Ingraham (right) on stage at a live appearance last night (10/12).  Stigall hosts morning drive…
    - 9 days ago 13 Oct 17, 8:16am -
  • September 2017 PPM Analysis: News/Talk

    September 2017 PPM Analysis: News/Talk

    By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor TALKERS LOS ANGELES — As a follow-up to our special feature summary of all-news outlets which was posted yesterday (Wednesday, 10/11), we present the second in a four-part series of September 2017 ratings overviews…
    - 10 days ago 12 Oct 17, 8:28am -
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    Emmis Reports 2nd Fiscal Quarter Financials – Pro Forma Revenue Up 2%.  Today, Emmis Communications CEO Jeff Smulyan reports earnings for the company’s second fiscal quarter (ending August 31).  Year-over-year figures are not comparable due to…
    - 10 days ago 12 Oct 17, 8:14am -

Radio Business Report

  • CBS, Entercom Head In Opposite Directions To End Week

    CBS, Entercom Head In Opposite Directions To End Week

    U.S. financial markets ended the week on a largely positive note, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 165.32 points, to 23,328.36, and the Nasdaq composite index gained 23.99, to 6,629.05. Helping the overall market with a big gain was CBS C…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 3:08pm -
  • Another Ask From iHeart For Its Private Exchange Offers

    Another Ask From iHeart For Its Private Exchange Offers

    More than seven months ago, iHeartMedia's iHeartCommnications commenced private offers to eligible lenders under its Term Loan D and Term Loan E facilities to amend the existing term loans and exchange them for new securities of iHeartMedia and CC…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 2:43pm -
  • Would ‘Honest Ads Act’ Squelch Free Speech?

    Would ‘Honest Ads Act’ Squelch Free Speech?

    Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, along with Republican co-sponsor John McCain, introduced legislation Thursday that would extend the FEC and FCC’s disclosure rules for broadcasters and other media to online ads. Dubbed the "Hone…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 2:31pm -
  • Temporary Thaw For FCC TV Modification Applications

    Temporary Thaw For FCC TV Modification Applications

    The Media Bureau is temporarily lifting a freeze imposed on the filing and processing of full power and Class A station applications—a move that it says "will help ensure the utility of an upcoming application filing window for secondary stations d…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 2:30pm -
  • A Five-Dollar Deal In The Gorge

    A Five-Dollar Deal In The Gorge

    On Thursday, prosecutors announced that they have filed reckless burning charges in the Eagle Creek fire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge. The accused: A 15-year-old boy. High burns in the gorge were seen just to the west of Hood River and Parkdale,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 1:55pm -
  • Raycom-Run Hawaiian Station Sees DirecTV Disruption

    Raycom-Run Hawaiian Station Sees DirecTV Disruption

    For DirecTV subscribers across the Hawaiian islands seeking to view The Doctors at 7am or the 8am edition of Hawaii News Now Sunrise, there was nothing but darkness this morning. At midnight Eastern today, KFVE-9 in Honolulu — the MyNetwork T…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 12:30pm -
  • Verizon Fires Back With Pai Letter On Univision Impasse

    Verizon Fires Back With Pai Letter On Univision Impasse

    The company's SVP/Public Policy & Government Affairs, Kathleen Grillo, has fired back at Univision Communications some three days after its Spanish-language stations were yanked from all FiOs and Verizon mobile delivery systems. Grillo did so with a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 11:56am -
  • The ‘Broadcast Deal Myths Debunked’ Podcast: Episode 7

    The ‘Broadcast Deal Myths Debunked’ Podcast: Episode 7

    Doug Ferber of DEFcom Advisors LLC and Erwin Krasnow of Garvey Schubert Barer have created a special podcast series exclusively for RBR+TVBR members based on a series of articles centered on the topic “Broadcast Deal Myths Debunked.” In this…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Nielsen Declares A Healthy Cash Dividend

    Nielsen Declares A Healthy Cash Dividend

    There's a little year-end bonus on the way for Nielsen shareholders of record as of Nov. 21. The nation's dominant provider of audience estimates and consumer research saw its Board of Directors declare a quarterly cash dividend, payable in early D…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:49am -
  • How Technology Can Make You, And Your Clients, Happy

    How Technology Can Make You, And Your Clients, Happy

    Trying to understand the best way to invest in your media is what every advertiser still wants to know, and involves highly valuable insight. "Which ad resonated the best?" "Which station performed better?" "Was there a lift in demographic sales?" Un…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 1:29am -
  • What Are The Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates?

    What Are The Political Broadcasting Rules for Write-In Candidates?

    That's a question tackled today by David Oxenford, a partner at M Street law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer. In this column, Oxenford notes, "Under FCC precedent, all legally qualified candidates (including those running for state and local offices)…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 3:23pm -
  • CBS Radio Takes Another Step Toward Entercom

    CBS Radio Takes Another Step Toward Entercom

    CBS Corp. has commenced its exchange offer for the separation of its radio business. The exchange offer represents the next step in the planned combination of CBS Radio and Entercom, which will be effected through a "Reverse Morris Trust" transaction…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 3:18pm -
  • Wieser’s Weak Outlook For Network TV

    Wieser’s Weak Outlook For Network TV

    Prolific Pivotal Research Group advertising analyst Brian Wieser is hardly a fan of broadcast TV, with respect to its ability to continue growing ad dollars that can contribute to profits. In his latest assessment of the biggest cable and TV networks…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 3:15pm -
  • Entercom Dips, iHeart Rebounds In Thursday Trading

    Entercom Dips, iHeart Rebounds In Thursday Trading

    U.S. financial markets finished Thursday's trading on a mixed note, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched ahead 5.44, to 23,163.04, and the Nasdaq Composite index fell 19.15, to 6,605.07. Among the key gainers for broadcast media stocks was the…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 3:09pm -
  • AFR Denied For San Diego LPTV Owner

    AFR Denied For San Diego LPTV Owner

    In a 4-1 vote that saw FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn as the lone dissenter, the Commission has affirmed the dismissal of an application for a Class A license by the owner of a low-power TV station in San Diego. 
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 2:49pm -


Urban Insite

  • Summer ’17 Chattanooga, Huntsville, Jackson MS, Shreveport
    Nielsen Audio Summer 2017 quarterly results for Chattanooga, Huntsville, Jackson MS, and Shreveport. Chattanooga | Huntsville | Jackson MS | Shreveport
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:54pm -
  • iHeart Albany, Ga. Promotes Travon DuHart

    iHeart Albany, Ga. Promotes Travon DuHart

    iHeart WJIZ-FM Urban (96.3 WJIZ) and WMRZ-FM Urban AC (98.1 KISS) ALBANY, Ga has tapped Travon “DJ Tray” DuHart for PD of WJIZ-FM PM drive. Senior VP of Programming Derrick Greene said, “Tray brings the kind of attitude and programming knowledg…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:08am -
  • Keeping It Real With Al Sharpton

    Keeping It Real With Al Sharpton

    Al Sharpton interviews Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (Fl) on Syndicated Radio Show “Keeping it Real” re: Trumps’ conversation with the Widow of Sgt. LaDavid Johnson. Rep. Wilson was in the car with Mrs. Johnson when the call took place on a sp…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:08am -
  • Unsigned Artists, We Want Your Music

    Unsigned Artists, We Want Your Music

    We Want Your Music New Music Insite is an independent online station designed for unsigned artists. This is the place where you can promote your music! You can upload as many tracks to the New Music Insite “Submit” page as you want. We also wa…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:07am -
  • Power R&B Songs 10.20.17

    Power R&B Songs 10.20.17

    Childish Gambino – Redbone Ro James – Permission Khalid – Location Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like Demetria McKinney – Easy Tank – When We Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts Sevyn Streeter – Before I Do Bru…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:06am -
  • Power Hip Hop Songs 10.20.17

    Power Hip Hop Songs 10.20.17

    Cardi B – Bodak Yellow Kendrick Lamar – Loyality Goldlink – Crew Yo Gotti – Rake It Up Jacquees – B.E.D. 21 Savage – Bank Account DJ Khaled – Wild Thoughts SZA – Love Galore Post Malone – Rockstar Gucci Mane – I Get The Bag
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:06am -
  • Keya Smith Hits 10 Million Mark On Bodak Yellow Challenge Video

    Keya Smith Hits 10 Million Mark On Bodak Yellow Challenge Video

    Keya Smith, who has garnered more than 10.4 million views on her video release.  Keya, who has built a solid following, was also a fan favorite with last year’s “So Gone Challenge“.  Keya is an independent artist who has found her niche in hi…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:05am -
  • Summer ’17 Mobile

    Summer ’17 Mobile

    Nielsen Audio Summer 2017 quarterly results for Mobile. Mobile
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • CeCe Winans Named Gospel Artist Of The Year

    CeCe Winans Named Gospel Artist Of The Year

    Congratulations to one of the greatest Gospel singers CeCe Winans. LAF.com reports CeCe Winans continues to blaze the trail in the Gospel entertainment industry with heartfelt music that not only sounds good, but is empowering to those who love Gospe…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:05am -
  • On Demand Choices By Listeners

    On Demand Choices By Listeners

    Artist Title 1 Post Malone Rockstar 2 Cardi B Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) 3 21 Savage Bank Account 4 Lil Pump Gucci Gang 5 Gucci Mane Feat. Migos I Get The Bag 6 Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj Rake It Up 7 Lil Uzi Vert XO TOUR Llif3 8 French Montana Unfor…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:04am -
  • Position/Title: DJ Announcer (M-F Evenings PT)

    Position/Title: DJ Announcer (M-F Evenings PT)

    Position/Title: DJ Announcer (M-F Evenings PT) Details: Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by the Job Posting Title. iHeartMedia Stations Job Summary: Part-time Voice Track talent that creates, produces and annou…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:04am -
  • Kamal Howard “Love, Happiness And Soul

    Kamal Howard “Love, Happiness And Soul

    Kamal Howard commercial. “Love, Happiness and Soul!” For more information contact Kamal Howard management here.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:03am -
  • Position/Title: Part Time Street Team

    Position/Title: Part Time Street Team

    Position/Title: Part Time Street Team Details: Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by the Job Posting Title. iHeartMedia Stations Job Summary: iHeartMedia Minneapolis is seeking individuals for its Street Team.…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 11:03am -
  • Summer ’17 Columbia SC, Greenville-New Bern, Little Rock

    Summer ’17 Columbia SC, Greenville-New Bern, Little Rock

    Nielsen Audio Summer 2017 quarterly results for Columbia SC, Greenville-New Bern, and Little Rock.
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • The Mane Event: Gucci Mane Weds Keyshia Ka’oir

    The Mane Event: Gucci Mane Weds Keyshia Ka’oir

    Rapper Gucci Mane is a married man, after tying the knot with girlfriend Keyshia Ka’oir. According to People.com, the musician, real name Radric Davis, and his long-term girlfriend walked down the aisle at the Four Seasons hotel in Miami on Tuesday…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 10:34am -

All About Country

  • A-Z Nielsen Audio AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 10 /20/17 Subscribers Added:SU 17 ***Today's AAC News Below The Nielsen Audio***

    A-Z Nielsen Audio AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid 10 /20/17 Subscribers Added:SU 17 ***Today's AAC News Below The Nielsen Audio***

    CHATTANOOGA RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS       AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid    Data Released: …
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 11:57am -
  • Billboard Charts To Put More Weight on Paid Vs. Ad-Supported Streaming

    Billboard Charts To Put More Weight on Paid Vs. Ad-Supported Streaming

    In 2018 Billboard will put more weight on paid vs. ad-supported streaming subscription activity.  In the past it has been that 1,500 on-demand song streams from an album make up on one album sale (SEA). Beginning next year, plays happening on paid s…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:47am -
  • Bruce Kelly Joins Grenax Broadcasting/Flagstaff-Prescott AZ

    Bruce Kelly Joins Grenax Broadcasting/Flagstaff-Prescott AZ

    Bruce Kelly has joined Grenax Broadcasting II/Flagstaff-Prescott AZ and Director of Programmingand Operations for the four station cluster including Country KSED, 107.5 Kolt Country.   Other stations he will oversee including Classic Rock KWMX, 96…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:46am -
  • Buffet, Chesney and Keith To Appear At "Trying To Reason..."

    Buffet, Chesney and Keith To Appear At "Trying To Reason..."

    Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith have been slated to perform at the hurricane relief benefit concert, "Trying to Reason..." on Sunday, November 19th at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee.  All proceeds from the show will go…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:26am -
  • CBS Radio and Entercom Due To Merge In November

    CBS Radio and Entercom Due To Merge In November

    Barring any unexpected intervention by the DOJ or FCC, the CBS Radio/Entercom merger looks like it could close in mid to late November.  CBS Radio will be gone and Entercom will become one of the largest radio company in the industry, with 235 stati…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:26am -
  • Kix Brooks to Honor US Armed forces and Vets

    Kix Brooks to Honor US Armed forces and Vets

    Kix Brooks, host of "American Country Countdown" will honor U.S. armed forces and vets with his annual "A Salute To Our Military Veterans" radio spcial.  Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts and more will join to ch…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:07am -
  • Nominations for Country Radio Hall of Fame Deadline Looming

    Nominations for Country Radio Hall of Fame Deadline Looming

    Nominations for the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2018 are still being accepted but the deadline to submit candidates is Friday, October 27.  The process is quick and easy.  Find the nomination forms on the Country Radio Seminar website here.…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:57am -
  • Daily Exits

    Daily Exits

    iHeartMedia/Tampa and Sarasota SVPP and WFUS/Tampa PD Travis Daily has left after 17 years iwth the company.He joined then-Clear Channel at KCCY/Colorado Springs in 2000.  In 2005 he moved to WFUS and was promoted to SVPP last year.  No word on a…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:40am -
  • Hutton Hotel In Nashville To Debut New Writers' Rooms

    Hutton Hotel In Nashville To Debut New Writers' Rooms

    The Hutton Hotel in Nashville will debut two writers' rooms in December. Aptly named the Gibson and the Martin, these rooms will be available for booking by both hotel guests and non-guests. Dierks Bentley (left) and Ryan Tedder both contributed de…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:36am -
  • Bobby Bones To Host "Country Rising"

    Bobby Bones To Host "Country Rising"

    Bobby Bones, host of Premiere Networks syndicated "Bobby Bones Show" will host the "Country Rising" benefit concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, November 12.  "Country Rising" will support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in addition…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:02am -

MediaLife

  • Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia

    Coming, the collapse of radio’s iHeartMedia

    Industry giant is struggling under a massive debt and losing gobs of money. Creditors are closing in. It's a good bet it will be broken up and sold off in parts. Here's what went wrong.This article is part of our Radio Premium Newsletter.Click…
    - 29 Mar 17, 3:15am -
  • Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digital age

    Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digital age

    They've weathered the transition to digital by putting up paywalls and providing information people can't find elsewhere while maintaining strong community ties. But some worry about their future.
    - 28 Mar 17, 4:40am -
  • Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter

    Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter

    The struggling social media site has enjoyed renewed relevance with the president’s prolific tweeting. The challenge is translating that to ad dollars, which it hasn't done yet.
    - 28 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains

    Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains

    Commercial prices for 'SNL' and 'Rachel Maddow' have soared right along with their audiences. But also seeing a surge in advertising demand is his favorite network, Fox News.
    - 27 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up

    Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up

    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' is way ahead in viewers and in advertising. But beyond that, broadcast continues to draw the most consistent audiences among adults 18-49.
    - 27 Mar 17, 4:25am -
  • A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke

    A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke

    What looks like a poster at a bus stop is really a video ad that starts hacking when it detects cigarette smoke. Advertiser: A chain of Swedish pharmacies promoting healthier living.
    - 27 Mar 17, 4:25am -
  • The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent

    The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent

    The deal could be done as soon as this week, with Meredith remaining the favorite to win the parent of Sports Illustrated and Time. But three others remain in running.
    - 27 Mar 17, 4:20am -

Radio 411

FYI: The radio411 rss feed is broken. Hopefully the web admin will fix this some time in the future. RadioNx would like to include the radio411 content, but until they fix it, there is no new link love.

Radio Insight Boards

  • The First All-Christmas Launch Of 2017 Is…

    The First All-Christmas Launch Of 2017 Is…

    From RadioInsightFor the third time this decade, Equity Communications Soft AC “Easy 93.1” WEZW Wildwood Crest NJ has become the first station nationally to make the move to Christmas Music. Making the change with temperatures in the mid-70’s,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
  • Eastern NC's 99X Gives Way To Hot 99.5

    Eastern NC's 99X Gives Way To Hot 99.5

    From RadioInsightCurtis Media Group flipped Modern Rock “99X” 99.5 WXNR Grifton/New Bern/Kinston and 97.5 W248BS Jacksonville NC to CHR “Hot 99.5” at 3pm today. The move places WXNR in direct competition with Dick Broadcasting’s “Bob 93.…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 3:04pm -
  • Station Sales Week Of 10/20

    Station Sales Week Of 10/20

    From RadioInsightHearst News/Talk 1090 WBAL Baltimore has found its path to FM as the company purchases the CP for 101.5 W268BA Church Hill MD from Hope Christian Church of Marlton for $650,000. Educational Media Foundation sells 101.5 K268AH Palm S…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:40am -
  • Todd Schnitt Exits WOR New York

    Todd Schnitt Exits WOR New York

    From RadioInsightiHeartMedia Talk 710 WOR New York has lost half of its morning show as Todd Schnitt was unable to come to terms with the company on a new contract. Len Berman remains in place with guest co-hosts filling Schnitt’s place until a ne…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:24am -
  • What Top 40 Must Do Now

    What Top 40 Must Do Now

    From RadioInsight  Maybe it’s not fair to look at Top 40’s numbers during the fall. The time after back-to-school has, traditionally, been a bad time for the format. But have you seen the numbers? It’s been common for a while to look through…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 12:45pm -
  • Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

    Paul Coates & Mike Huckabee Take Branson Into New Directions

    From RadioInsightPaul Coates & Mike Huckabee’s New Directions Media Group LLC have announced their acquisition of Earls Family Broadcasting’s Branson MO stations for an undisclosed amount. The group had launched in 2015 with the debut of four st…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 8:18am -
  • Westword: Denver Radio Boss of KS-107.5, Alice and More Is Out
    From RadioInsightThe post Westword: Denver Radio Boss of KS-107.5, Alice and More Is Out appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:44pm -
  • Providence Journal: WBRU owner rejects last-ditch efforts to stop broadcast license sale
    From RadioInsightThe post Providence Journal: WBRU owner rejects last-ditch efforts to stop broadcast license sale appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:41pm -
  • Daily Domains 10/18: Univision Giving Five Markets Some Amor

    Daily Domains 10/18: Univision Giving Five Markets Some Amor

    From RadioInsightUnivision has registered domains for a rebranding at five of its "Más Variedad" Spanish AC stations.Also a possible frequency swap in St. Louis, new Rocker on the Gulf Coast, and rebranding in Grand Rapids.The post Daily Domains…
    - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 7:03am -
  • Tom Joyner To Fly Into Retirement In 2019

    Tom Joyner To Fly Into Retirement In 2019

    From RadioInsightReach Media syndicated morning host Tom Joyner has announced his upcoming retirement in 2019. Joyner has hosted The Tom Joyner Morning Show in syndication since 1994. Previously he earned the nickname “The Fly Jock” as he would…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 8:06am -
  • Salem Brings Praise To St. Louis While Moving The Answer

    Salem Brings Praise To St. Louis While Moving The Answer

    From RadioInsightSalem Media is shuffling its St. Louis operations. Conservative Talk “1260 The Answer” WSDZ Belleville IL has moved to 1380 KXFN/105.3 K287BY St. Louis replacing Health/Wellness Talk “1380 The Pulse“. That move will clear th…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:50am -
  • KARZ & KNSG Swap Locations

    KARZ & KNSG Swap Locations

    From RadioInsightLinder Radio Group has shuffled brand locations in Marshall MN. The call letters of Rock 107.5 KARZ Marshall have moved over to Classic Hits 94.7 KNSG Springfield while retaining the existing format. The KNSG call letters slide to 1…
    - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 7:36am -

Topix

  • The other half of America that the liberal media doesn't cover
    Most reporters and editors are liberal - a now dated Pew Research Center poll found that liberals outnumber conservatives in the media by some 5 to 1, and that comports with my own anecdotal experience at National Public Radio. When you are liberal,…
    - 18 hours ago 21 Oct 17, 5:51pm -
  • Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Cumulus Media Inc. (CMLS) to Hold
    According to Zacks, "Cumulus Media, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company focused on acquiring, operating and developing radio stations in mid-size radio markets in the United States. They provide sales and marketing services under local marketing, ma…
    - 22 hours ago 21 Oct 17, 1:46pm -
  • Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. (CCU) Reaches New 52-Week High at $28.37
    Shares of Compania Cervecerias Unidas, S.A. hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $28.37 and last traded at $28.35, with a volume of 198,326 shares trading hands.
    - 1 day ago 21 Oct 17, 5:07am -
  • Entercom to Participate in Wells Fargo Investor Conference
    A live audio webcast of the event along with the related slides will be available on the Company's website at www.Entercom.com in the Investors section on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:45 A.M. Eastern Time. An on-demand replay will be available shor…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 9:01pm -
  • People, Etc.
    At Gallery Books, Meagan Harris has been promoted to assistant director of publicity and Theresa Dooley has been promoted to Publicist. At Macmillan Children's, Mary Van Akin has been promoted to associate director of publicity; Morgan Dubin has been…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 4:38pm -
  • Speciality drug firm Concordia International seeks to cut debt by $2 billion
    Shares of Concordia International Corp. plunged below $1 on Friday after the Ontario-based drug company announced its intention to reduce its debt by more than $2 billion under a proposed recapitalization transaction. Concordia had traded above $100…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 12:21pm -
  • Speciality drug firm Concordia International seeks to cut debt by $2 billion
    Shares of Concordia International Corp. plunged below $1 on Friday after the Ontario-based drug company announced its intention to reduce its debt by more than $2 billion under a proposed recapitalization transaction. Concordia had traded above $100…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 12:21pm -
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank Of Canada
    's stock had its "hold" rating restated by equities research analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. They presently have a $6.00 price objective on the stock.
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 12:21pm -
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
    The flat glass market is projected to grow from USD 92.90 Billion... )--The "Global Automotive Engine Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The report forecasts the global automotive engine market to grow at... )-…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 10:09am -
  • Tokyo Governor Hopes Her New 'Party Of Hope' Will Shake Up Japanese Politics
    Yuriko Koike speaks at an election campaign rally in Tokyo on Oct. 10. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption Japanese voters have just days left to decide who they will support in a snap general election set for Sunday. Japanese politics…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 10:09am -
  • Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
    The flat glass market is projected to grow from USD 92.90 Billion... )--The "Global Automotive Engine Market 2017-2021" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The report forecasts the global automotive engine market to grow at... )-…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 10:09am -
  • Human Intuition Is the Future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Great opportunity awaits those who can 'teach' computers to process information more like a brain and less like a circuit board. Many venture capitalists and technologists talk about artificial intelligence, big data and how everything from systems t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 7:57am -
  • CBS launches exchange offer for radio spin-off
    CBS has launched an exchange offer as part of the separation of its radio business, which it set to combine with Entercom . CBS had elected to go with a "reverse Morris Trust" transaction to keep the spin-off tax-free for shareholders.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 7:15pm -
  • Entercom, CBS Move Closer to Closing
    Assuming the DOJ or FCC aren't waiting in the wings to derail this deal, it looks like mid to late November, CBS Radio will be gone and Entercom will become one of the largest radio companies in the industry, with 235 stations, including stations in…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 7:15pm -
  • CBS Common Stock Exchange Begins; Entercom Hopes To Close Merger As Early As November 17th
    In a filing of Form 425 with the SEC, ENTERCOM revealed that CBS has launched its exchange offer to its shareholders. Under the terms of the offer, CBS shareholders have until the evening of NOV.
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 7:15pm -
  • How Juergen Teller Broke the Rules of Traditional Fashion Photography
    When it comes to fashion photography, Juergen Teller 's work is pithy, unforgiving and NSFW. The evidence is in his decade-long, contentious imagery for Vivienne Westwood .
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 5:06pm -
  • WSHU celebrates 30 years of - Sunday Baroque'
    A musician as well as a WSHU radio host, Suzanne Bona will perform at an Oct. 29 event celebrating 30 years of "Sunday Baroque." A musician as well as a WSHU radio host, Suzanne Bona will perform at an Oct. 29 event celebrating 30 years of "Sunday Ba…
    - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 12:41pm -

Mark Ramsey Media

  • Inside the Exorcist is Top 10 on Apple Podcasts

    Inside the Exorcist is Top 10 on Apple Podcasts

    If you haven’t checked out Inside the Exorcist, now’s the time. The series is in the top 10 on Apple Podcasts (as of this writing). And it’s a solid #1 in the Movie/TV category. And it has been getting some glowing reviews, including this on…
    - 11 days ago 11 Oct 17, 1:35pm -
  • Hear “Inside The Exorcist” Today!

    Hear “Inside The Exorcist” Today!

    Today is the day. It’s the day that the first two episodes of my new series for Wondery, Inside the Exorcist are released. Drop whatever you’re doing and subscribe here. Why should you listen? Because the series is really, really good. And becau…
    - 12 days ago 10 Oct 17, 10:00am -
  • Media Unplugged: Apple’s TV Strategy Revealed

    Media Unplugged: Apple’s TV Strategy Revealed

    Apple’s TV strategy revealed! And… Video wins online – but where’s the money? Plus, rants and raves about Dyson’s move into electric vehicles, the scale of Amazon’s investment in Alexa, 12 questions that will change your life, and my own…
    - 13 days ago 9 Oct 17, 5:20pm -
  • AM Radio: With Friends Like This…

    AM Radio: With Friends Like This…

    Everybody loves AM radio, right? Everybody needs AM radio, right? Hmm. Maybe not. Imagine a world where a new auto model dispenses with AM radio, but even so experiences blockbuster consumer demand. Of course, I’m talking about Elon Musk’s forthc…
    - 25 days ago 27 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
  • Introducing The Amazing New Podcast: “Inside The Exorcist”

    Introducing The Amazing New Podcast: “Inside The Exorcist”

    I was floored by the amazing reception to Inside Psycho a few months ago, and I am now very proud to introduce to you my second collaboration with incomparable audio designer Jeff Schmidt and the terrific folks at Wondery: Inside The Exorcist. This…
    - 26 days ago 26 Sep 17, 9:00am -

Radio InkTank

  • Scientists Test and Refine “Theater of the Mind”
    We radio people love to talk about “Theater of the Mind.” Any of us can give you examples of it. Some of us can even create it. But none of us has ever been able to explain — step by...
    - 57 days ago 26 Aug 17, 12:07pm -
  • Go Big Or...?
    It is time for the radio industry to go big and do the unprecedented. The number one metric radio has been touting is its huge reach. But for the most part this figure has fallen on deaf ears at the...
    - 76 days ago 7 Aug 17, 1:05pm -
  • Are You Radio’s Next Messiah?

    Are You Radio’s Next Messiah?

    Kent Burkhart, Todd Storz the father of top 40 radio and legendary programmer Bill Stewart This is an industry littered with programming stories, but few have had the impact of Top 40, and it has been the basis of the...
    - 7 Apr 16, 12:30pm -
  • Radio: Disrupt Or Be Disrupted

    Radio: Disrupt Or Be Disrupted

    The world as we know it has been disrupted. Look at almost any industry, especially in technology, and you’ll see that new players have come into the space, offered the product or service in a new way, and left the...
    - 3 Mar 16, 11:33am -
  • A Quick 18 Years
    If you were to awaken me from a deep sleep and ask me how old HD Radio is, I’d probably say 5 to 7 years. So I was shocked when Bob Struble announced he would no longer be with the...
    - 21 Dec 15, 6:13pm -
  • A Plan To Eliminate Radio's Advertiser Turnover Forever
    Turnover among advertisers seems to be a disease within the radio industry. But what if we looked at advertisers differently? Could we stop the turnover? First, we have to address the causes of turnover. I think it boils down to...
    - 19 Nov 15, 10:35am -
  • Dancing On Cumulus' Grave
    As my plane landed in Atlanta for the Radio Show, I checked my e-mail and saw the breaking news from our own Radio Ink that Lew and John Dickey had been ousted from their positions at Cumulus, though Lew remains...
    - 1 Oct 15, 7:30am -
  • Embracing Technology Starts With Consumer Pressure
    An incredible thing is happening for radio. In July, AT&T agreed to allow FM chips to be activated in U.S. customers’ smartphones. Then, earlier this month, Paul Brenner of NextRadio created a video outside a T-Mobile store featuring a consumer...
    - 24 Aug 15, 7:15am -
  • Does Hubbard Know Something You Don't?

    Does Hubbard Know Something You Don't?

    Yesterday Hubbard announced that it had purchased 30 percent of Norm Pattiz’s PodcastOne network for a reported $10 million. Why would a traditional broadcaster buy into a podcast network? First, it is common knowledge that Hubbard owns the second…
    - 4 Aug 15, 1:29pm -
  • A New Voltair Revelation

    A New Voltair Revelation

    By now, everyone in the radio industry is probably sick of hearing about the controversy surrounding the Voltair unit, which supposedly boosts PPM recognition in Nielsen’s ratings technology. I’m a little sick of it myself, frankly, yet since Rad…
    - 28 Jul 15, 1:30pm -

Voice Over Austin

  • Connect to John Ford Voice Over Artist using ipDTL

    Connect to John Ford Voice Over Artist using ipDTL

    ipDTL is the bomb! It’s quickly replacing ISDN as the go-to tool of choice for Voice Over artists and producers. The whole shebang runs in Google Chrome and requires no additional software or plugins or installs. If you have Google Chrome, you can…
    - 25 May 16, 9:25am -
  • That Scary and Deep Voice Over Guy Probably isn’t the Best Choice for your Imaging
    One of the trends in voice over and voice acting has seen many clients calling for a more natural and conversational read. Radio and TV in America continues to buck this trend. The proliferation of that same old big, scary, deep and ravenous VO might…
    - 9 May 16, 3:15pm -
  • The Natural and Conversational Voice Over Conundrum
    I can remember after about three years in the radio biz, I had a Program Director stop the tape during an aircheck session and say to me, “You know it’s a damn shame jocks spend the first 5 years of their career and the rest of their life learnin…
    - 3 May 16, 12:04pm -
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    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
    - 1 May 16, 4:00pm -

Mark Ramsey Media Video

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Google

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RSS Feed Busted Again

Radio World

    AdWeek

    Atlanta Journal Constitution

    Holland Cook

    Survival Speech For Talkers

    - 9 Nov 11, 8:33am -
    Talk Radio -- Caller Technique

    - 9 Jul 10, 10:37am -
    What should NOT be said on the radio?

    - 30 Jun 10, 4:00pm -
    Is Sarah Palin over?

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    MSNBC The Ed Show: FM Talk Tsunami

    - 19 Apr 10, 10:42am -
    Talk Radio: Entertainment? Hate speech?

    - 2 Apr 10, 7:38pm -

    Jacobs Media

    • The Remaking Of The Concierge (Or DJ?)

      The Remaking Of The Concierge (Or DJ?)

      The number of hotel concierges in the U.S. is down 20% in the last three years as more and more guests use apps like Yelp and Open Table to navigate a new city. Today's post looks at what these savvy hotel guides are doing to reverse this trend. An…
      - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 5:10am -
    • Worldwide Radio Summit Podcast: Greg Strassell of Hubbard Radio

      Worldwide Radio Summit Podcast: Greg Strassell of Hubbard Radio

      Greg Strassell, Senior Vice President of Programming for Hubbard Radio, talks to Seth Resler backstage at the 2017 Worldwide Radio Summit.
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 2:37pm -
    • The Good NEW Days Of Radio

      The Good NEW Days Of Radio

      Radio reunions, chat boards, and social media often are filled with raves and rants about how being on the air in radio was so much better "back in the day." But an Australian blogger questions that conventional wisdom, suggesting that in the air stu…
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 5:10am -
    • Look Who Just Made The Case For Targeting Baby Boomers

      Look Who Just Made The Case For Targeting Baby Boomers

      Saying that Baby Boomers get not respect, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is going right after this $2 trillion generation with a full-fledged marketing assault. Can one corporate exec change the conventional wisdom of Madison Avenue? And radio?
      - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 5:10am -
    • A Cautionary Tale: You Don’t Own Your Images Forever

      A Cautionary Tale: You Don’t Own Your Images Forever

      In recent years, a fascinating story has emerged from the annals of car marketing. Subaru has systematically usurped VW as the auto brand that exudes the L-word: love. It's a cautionary tale for every broadcaster not to never take your core reputati…
      - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 5:10am -
    • 7 Common Mistakes Radio Stations Make With Their Email Marketing

      7 Common Mistakes Radio Stations Make With Their Email Marketing

      Email marketing can be an incredibly powerful tool for radio stations...but only if it's used correctly. Is your station making these mistakes?
      - 9 days ago 13 Oct 17, 3:03pm -
    • Heavy Metal News You Can Use

      Heavy Metal News You Can Use

      It's Friday - a reason to relax, kick back - and bang your head. That is, if you're a metal head. Today's post is about 3 amazing stories about Heavy Metal, guaranteed to be conversation starters over the weekend. They involve your brain, Nikki Si…
      - 9 days ago 13 Oct 17, 5:10am -
    • Memo To Radio: Treat Podcasting Like A Start-Up

      Memo To Radio: Treat Podcasting Like A Start-Up

      Yesterday's post talked about the need for radio to aggressively pursue the podcasting space. But there's no paint-by-numbers kit for broadcasters. Perhaps the best-in-class example of podcasting done right is WNYC Studios. As a 93 year-old radio…
      - 10 days ago 12 Oct 17, 5:10am -

    Holland Cooke Media

    • “IS Donald Trump the best thing that ever happened to Talk Radio?”

      “IS Donald Trump the best thing that ever happened to Talk Radio?”

      “From a purely business standpoint – getting ratings, giving us material to use, creating interest, keeping people tuned to their radios and TVs – he’s the best thing that’s happened in years. I don’t remember anything like it.” Talkers…
      - 14 days ago 8 Oct 17, 1:38pm -
    • “Best Radio Show ever…”

      “Best Radio Show ever…”

      …in the estimation of one station owner I work for, and he’s a tough grader! Couldn’t be there? Read my notes: Tuesday at RAIN Summit Austin Wednesday Radio Show sessions Thursday Radio Show sessions My September newsletter NAB has archived ……
      - 49 days ago 3 Sep 17, 6:16pm -
    • Listeners are “throwing darts” at your work.

      Listeners are “throwing darts” at your work.

      Think of it this way. Only we-inside-the-box hear our work in its entirety, unlike the mentally-busy in-car listener — or, worse, the podcast consumer whose attention span is near-zero. Think of them as “throwing darts.” At any given moment, th…
      - 68 days ago 15 Aug 17, 5:09pm -
    • Conclave42

      Conclave42

      As Elvis sang in “Viva Las Vegas,” We had a swingin’ time. APPLAUSE to Cumulus/Westwood One VP/Social Lori Lewis, Conference Chair, for a real worthwhile agenda. Read: my notes, in Talkers.
      - 85 days ago 29 Jul 17, 8:29pm -
    • DON’T Tweet like Trump.

      DON’T Tweet like Trump.

      I’m cautioning a local politician who apes The Donald’s Twitter style not to. And – because radio talent is, effectively, “running for election” non-stop – you shouldn’t either. 4 reasons why:Relentless negativity gets old quickly. We a…
      - 26 Jun 17, 8:31am -
    • Entercom/CBS merger WILL change your game.

      Entercom/CBS merger WILL change your game.

      You have options. That was my session at the TalkersNY2017 conference. As listeners’ media consumption continues to change — and radio braces for the next round of Consolidation — I recommend how you can exploit The New Normal. And this … Con…
      - 8 May 17, 10:39am -
    • 2017 NAB Show

      2017 NAB Show

      What a week in fabulous Las Vegas! And it was ALL business…honest… My convention notes from Talkers magazine: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday And in Thursday’s column I promised these interview tips from Jarle Leirpoll’s session “Smartpho…
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    • Promote, NOW.

      Promote, NOW.

      Ratings being measured right now will influence much of the Christmas 2017 buy, and 2018 planning. So do what you can, now to invite new cume. If you have to, blow the entire year’s budget NOW. OK, easy for me … Continue reading →
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    • Best Endorsement Spot of the Year?

      Best Endorsement Spot of the Year?

      Possibly! Unique technique: Hear for yourself how this copy produced instant results…for a retailer 100 miles from the radio station!
      - 6 Mar 17, 8:42am -
    • Say…what?

      Say…what?

      VIEWER WARNING: Your consultant is a former high school English teacher.
      - 13 Jan 17, 8:01am -

    Robert Feder

    • Robservations: Tribune Media deal with Sinclair in FCC’s hands
      Robservations on the media beat: The Chicago-based parent company of WGN-Channel 9 and WGN AM 720 moved closer to its takeover by Sinclair Broadcast Group Thursday when stockholders of Tribune Media voted overwhelmingly to approve the controversial $…
      - 2 days ago 20 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • Darrel Peters 1933-2017
      Darrel Peters, whose name was once synonymous with “beautiful music” on Chicago radio, died Tuesday in Barrington. He was 84. A Chicago native and prominent broadcast executive in the city and suburbs for more than 40 years, Peters was general ma…
      - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 8:30am -
    • Richard Roeper says goodbye to ‘Good Day Chicago’
      Veteran Chicago journalist Richard Roeper has signed off after two years as a co-host and featured contributor to “Good Day Chicago,” the weekday morning news show on Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32. Roeper and Fox 32 news director Matt Piacente met wi…
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 10:30am -
    • Robservations: Layoffs cut ‘half a dozen’ jobs at ABC 7
      Robservations on the media beat: Even Chicago’s No. 1 television station isn’t immune from industrywide pressures to cut costs. Sources said WLS-Channel 7 has eliminated “about half a dozen” jobs as part of a restructuring and reallocation of…
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • Robservations: Time may be up for Darlene Hill at Fox 32
      Robservations on the media beat: Darlene Hill, a well-liked news anchor and Peabody Award-winning reporter at WFLD-Channel 32, appears to be on a collision course with her bosses after 23 years at the Fox-owned station. Hill has been missing from “…
      - 5 days ago 17 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • Robservations: WBBM Newsradio to beam from Bloomingdale?
      Robservations on the media beat: Could Chicago’s top-rated AM radio station be giving up its 50,000-watt broadcasting power? That may be the result if CBS Radio moves the antenna of all-news WBBM AM 780 from its longtime site in Itasca a few miles…
      - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • Layoffs hit Chicago Tribune newsroom
      Citing “significant financial pressure,” the Chicago Tribune announced a round of layoffs Thursday designed to restructure its city and suburban newsroom operations. Bruce Dold, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Tribune, called the move “an…
      - 10 days ago 12 Oct 17, 4:00pm -
    • Robservations: ‘TVNewsStar’ Tia Ewing joins Fox 32
      Robservations on the media beat: The newest face on “Good Day Chicago” is Tia Ewing, who joined Fox-owned WFLD-Channel 32 this week as a freelance reporter. The Chicago native and Ohio State University graduate most recently worked as morning new…
      - 10 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • Robservations: Producer Tom Weinberg chronicles perilous journey
      Robservations on the media beat: Tom Weinberg, the veteran Chicago producer who created “Image Union” and founded the Media Burn Independent Video Archive, has a new book out about his life’s greatest adventure. Chasing the Lost City: Chronicle…
      - 12 days ago 10 Oct 17, 6:00am -
    • The Drive takes a turn for the better
      While all eyes were on hot adult-contemporary WTMX FM 101.9 and the strange saga of Kathy Hart that played out over the summer, another Hubbard Radio Chicago station was quietly on a roll. WDRV FM 97.1, the classic rock purveyor that’s been on the…
      - 13 days ago 9 Oct 17, 6:00am -

    Mi2N

    Chicago Radio and Media

    Nielsen Insights

    • As U.S. Retail Shifts Continue, E-commerce Thrives

      As U.S. Retail Shifts Continue, E-commerce Thrives

      There’s no denying the impact that e-commerce is having on overall FMCG sales. While e-commerce has driven 7% of all U.S. FMCG sales this year, it’s driven nearly all the growth.
      - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 9:30am -
    • Why Concepts Should Be Compared to Concepts, Not Products

      Why Concepts Should Be Compared to Concepts, Not Products

      When testing innovations, it’s risky to ask consumers to compare a new concept against an actual product that they currently purchase. This unbalances the entire evaluation by setting up an unfair comparison.
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • U.S. FMCG Dollars Aren't Vanishing; They're Shifting Across the Store

      U.S. FMCG Dollars Aren't Vanishing; They're Shifting Across the Store

      With retail channels like food, drug and mass merchandise experiencing declines in the first-half of 2017, FMCG manufacturers and retailers need to look more closely across the aisles of the store to determine how dollars are shifting, because dollar…
      - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • News Radio Reach Surges During September Hurricanes

      News Radio Reach Surges During September Hurricanes

      It’s not unusual to see spikes in News/Talk listening in the fall. In addition to being ripe for worsening weather, News/Talk radio audiences always grow in the lead up to U.S. presidential elections, as we’ve seen in recent cycles.
      - 11 days ago 11 Oct 17, 12:30pm -
    • Love of Listening: The Passion and Habits of Hispanic Music Consumers

      Love of Listening: The Passion and Habits of Hispanic Music Consumers

      According to our annual Music 360 report, 93% of the Hispanic population (age 13+) in the U.S. listened to music in the past year, and 59% consider music important, compared with 51% of the general population.
      - 11 days ago 11 Oct 17, 10:15am -
    • Latinas Are Breadwinners, Driving Growth and Influence for FMCG Categories

      Latinas Are Breadwinners, Driving Growth and Influence for FMCG Categories

      Latinas have increasingly become the breadwinners and purchase decision makers in their households. Retailers and marketers have an opportunity for growth if they are able to reach these powerful consumers.
      - 12 days ago 10 Oct 17, 10:00am -
    • Perspectives: Want a Successful Ad? Get Creative

      Perspectives: Want a Successful Ad? Get Creative

      Creative is the thing that drives what we engage with, share, talk about, debate, remember and buy. Creative has great power, regardless of where, when and how it runs.
      - 12 days ago 10 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • Holiday 2017: The Most Anticipated Video Games

      Holiday 2017: The Most Anticipated Video Games

      Regardless of which holidays gamers observe, this festive season has a way of uniting gamers with one common reason to celebrate—there are many great video games to play. While hit games aren’t exclusive to the latter months of the year, it is du…
      - 13 days ago 9 Oct 17, 12:00pm -
    • When it Comes to Advertising Effectiveness, What is Key?

      When it Comes to Advertising Effectiveness, What is Key?

      With the transformation of the advertising industry over the past several years, it’s important for advertisers to understand how the different levers of advertising affect sales so they can make better, more informed decisions about how to plan th…
      - 13 days ago 9 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • How Polarization and Digital are Disrupting the U.S. Retail Landscape

      How Polarization and Digital are Disrupting the U.S. Retail Landscape

      While several economic factors resulted in a retail contraction of nearly $3 billion in the first-quarter of 2017 (compared to first-quarter 2016), shifting consumption patterns are ultimately to blame for much of what we’re seeing across the retai…
      - 17 days ago 5 Oct 17, 10:30am -
    • Exploring the Effect of #BlackGirlMagic

      Exploring the Effect of #BlackGirlMagic

      Nielsen’s seventh installment in the Diverse Intelligence Series on Black consumers, African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic, uses our insights to quantify #BlackGirlMagic.
      - 17 days ago 5 Oct 17, 10:00am -
    • Power Up: How Brands are Getting their Game on in Esports

      Power Up: How Brands are Getting their Game on in Esports

      What do energy drinks, luxury automobiles and razors have in common? They’re all products prominently featured in esports tournaments, and they’re among the first non-endemic brand categories to get involved in competitive video gaming sponsorshi…
      - 20 days ago 2 Oct 17, 11:01pm -
    • Are Americans Still Falling for Pumpkin?

      Are Americans Still Falling for Pumpkin?

      With the relative ubiquity of pumpkin-inspired products in 2017, is the fall-famous orange gourd still gaining traction with consumers?
      - 20 days ago 2 Oct 17, 8:00am -
    • Playlisting: The 21st Century Mixtape

      Playlisting: The 21st Century Mixtape

      The premise of compiling a special collection of songs on a tape or CD and sharing with a friend or love interest hasn’t gone away in the digital age. Today, it’s playlisting—an increasingly important part of the music experience.
      - 24 days ago 28 Sep 17, 1:15pm -
    • Screen Time Dollar Signs

      Screen Time Dollar Signs

      While much focus will be on the shows themselves as the new TV season starts, we took a look at insights surrounding the advertising inventory—from how much money is spent on advertising over platforms to the commercial ratings lifts of ads beyond…
      - 24 days ago 28 Sep 17, 12:15pm -
    • Americans Get their Caffeine Kick on National Coffee Day

      Americans Get their Caffeine Kick on National Coffee Day

      In celebration of National Coffee Day, we looked at coffee sales across the U.S. FMCG realm. And the data clearly illustrates that Americans love a good cup of Joe.
      - 24 days ago 28 Sep 17, 9:00am -
    • Perspectives: Multicultural Shoppers Are Drug Stores' Growth Opportunity

      Perspectives: Multicultural Shoppers Are Drug Stores' Growth Opportunity

      Beyond in-store clinics and the traditional health care aisle of the store, a handful of departments should be top of mind for drug store retailers where more multicultural dollars are spent in comparison to non-Hispanic whites.
      - 24 days ago 28 Sep 17, 8:00am -
    • Branding and Sales: The Great Balancing Act

      Branding and Sales: The Great Balancing Act

      When data is used holistically, in proper context and as way to understand the brand itself through emotional resonance with consumers, results can skyrocket, and digital is a critical branding vehicle.
      - 25 days ago 27 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
    • Creating New Advertising Inventory Opportunities Through Branded Integration Measurement

      Creating New Advertising Inventory Opportunities Through Branded Integration Measurement

      During the 2016-17 TV season, 611 different brands engaged in on-screen branded integrations over the major English-language broadcast networks during primetime, up from 574 just three years prior.
      - 26 days ago 26 Sep 17, 12:00pm -
    • The Importance of Transparency in the Fresh Department

      The Importance of Transparency in the Fresh Department

      As people continue to shift their spend back to the basics, the perimeter departments lead the charge by accounting for 40.3% of all transparent dollar sales.
      - 26 days ago 26 Sep 17, 11:00am -
    • Demonstrating Differentiation With Data Proficiency and Storytelling

      Demonstrating Differentiation With Data Proficiency and Storytelling

      In addition to the tough macroeconomic conditions, agencies are facing consolidation and increased competition. Combined, these elements all make it that much more important that agencies demonstrate differentiation—the special sauce that sets them…
      - 27 days ago 25 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
    • Plant-Based Proteins Are Gaining Dollar Share Among North Americans

      Plant-Based Proteins Are Gaining Dollar Share Among North Americans

      In North America, consumers are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diets. This suggests that plant-based options appeal to significantly more people than just those who follow vegetarian and vegan diets.
      - 30 days ago 22 Sep 17, 9:30am -
    • The Growing Reach of Radio Among U.S. Ethnic Audiences

      The Growing Reach of Radio Among U.S. Ethnic Audiences

      In aggregate, the Hispanic and black radio audience totals 74.7 million people 12 and older, up 6.25% from 70.3 million just five years ago.
      - 33 days ago 19 Sep 17, 1:00pm -
    • Perspectives: Who Exactly is Africa's Consuming Class?

      Perspectives: Who Exactly is Africa's Consuming Class?

      Africa’s vast potential is the stuff of investors’ dreams, but capitalizing on that opportunity is less about identifying or quantifying prospects and more about execution stemming from knowledge, insights and data to enable on-the-ground success…
      - 33 days ago 19 Sep 17, 8:15am -
    • When It Comes to Protein, North Americans Still Flock to Meat

      When It Comes to Protein, North Americans Still Flock to Meat

      When it comes to protein, animal protein from meat, such as chicken, beef, turkey, pork and seafood, ranks first among North Americans, which aligns with the fact that consumers in both countries spend more than half of their protein dollars on anima…
      - 37 days ago 15 Sep 17, 9:30am -
    • Organic Products Are Showing Up in More Places—and for Less Money

      Organic Products Are Showing Up in More Places—and for Less Money

      In the last year, 88% of U.S. households have purchased organic food and beverages—a trend that’s growing in strength as consumers increasingly turn to more healthy and clean options in food, beverages and non-food categories like personal care.
      - 38 days ago 14 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
    • It's All About Local News

      It's All About Local News

      If you believe the misconception that local news has fallen out of favor, think again. In actuality, news viewing increased from 2015 to 2016 and has shown continued growth in early 2017.
      - 38 days ago 14 Sep 17, 7:00am -
    • Classic Rock Rocks Again in Summer 2017

      Classic Rock Rocks Again in Summer 2017

      Classic Rock, for the second straight year, saw the most growth in audience share when comparing tune-in during the first five months of the year to June, July and August, the dog days of summer.
      - 38 days ago 14 Sep 17, 3:00am -
    • Identifying Pockets of Opportunity Around the Globe

      Identifying Pockets of Opportunity Around the Globe

      Backed by improving global consumer confidence, many regions are seeing improved conditions for businesses and the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Here, we’ll look at trends in a few select countries.
      - 39 days ago 13 Sep 17, 9:15am -
    • Where Are Consumers Spending and Saving Around the World?

      Where Are Consumers Spending and Saving Around the World?

      Consumers globally were more confident in the second quarter of 2017 than at the end of 2016, but concerns remain. So where are consumers spending any extra cash and cutting back on expenses?
      - 40 days ago 12 Sep 17, 4:45pm -
    • Latinas Are Avid Tech Users, Voracious Video Consumers and Social Trendsetters

      Latinas Are Avid Tech Users, Voracious Video Consumers and Social Trendsetters

      Latinas are emerging as some of the most powerful and influential consumers in the U.S. Fortunately, there are few ways to reach this key audience utilizing up-to-date technology and social media.
      - 40 days ago 12 Sep 17, 10:00am -
    • Who's Buying Clean Label Products?

      Who's Buying Clean Label Products?

      Across the FMCG space, half of all shopping trips now include the purchase of a clean label product. That said, certain shoppers are more likely to gravitate to clean label products than others. So who’s driving this shift?
      - 41 days ago 11 Sep 17, 8:00am -
    • Animal or Plant? Understanding North American Protein Preferences

      Animal or Plant? Understanding North American Protein Preferences

      As consumers continue to focus on their overall health and wellness, food and beverage products that are rich in protein have a unique opportunity to resonate with today’s shoppers and the retailers that stock them on their shelves.
      - 45 days ago 7 Sep 17, 11:30am -
    • Perspectives: Your Latest Product is… an API?

      Perspectives: Your Latest Product is… an API?

      For a long time, no one outside IT showed much interest in APIs, but MIT research shows that the most successful digital companies make above-average investments in APIs; these companies know that APIs are fundamental to their strategic success. Why…
      - 45 days ago 7 Sep 17, 8:00am -
    • Sounds Like Teen Spirit

      Sounds Like Teen Spirit

      Back in spring of 2011, teens 12-17 spent an average of 9 hours and 15 minutes with AM/FM radio. Fast forward six years later, and these same consumers (now 18-to-24-year olds) spend an average of 10 hours and 15 minutes with radio each week.
      - 51 days ago 1 Sep 17, 11:30am -
    • How Package Design Attracts Today's Wine Consumer

      How Package Design Attracts Today's Wine Consumer

      In the wine category, where traditional media spending is low, a majority of 'advertising' happens at shelf. That’s why having the right packaging is critical.
      - 52 days ago 31 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • Getting Back to Basics for Back-to-School Lunchtime and Snacking Needs

      Getting Back to Basics for Back-to-School Lunchtime and Snacking Needs

      As the start of a new school year creeps up, parents and caregivers are enjoying the last days of summer while also wondering how they’re going to get back in the swing of preparing creative and healthy lunches for their kids every day.
      - 54 days ago 29 Aug 17, 2:00pm -
    • Nielsen Estimates 119.6 Million TV Homes in the U.S. for the 2017-18 TV Season

      Nielsen Estimates 119.6 Million TV Homes in the U.S. for the 2017-18 TV Season

      According to Nielsen’s National Television Household Universe Estimates, there are 119.6 million TV homes in the U.S. for the 2017-18 TV season.
      - 58 days ago 25 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • The Fast Lane to Vehicle Sales: Understanding the Paths to Purchase

      The Fast Lane to Vehicle Sales: Understanding the Paths to Purchase

      When it comes to large purchases, buying a new or used vehicle is near the top of the list. But before they drive their new purchase off the lot, consumers have a lot of decisions to make about the type of vehicle they plan to buy.
      - 59 days ago 24 Aug 17, 11:00am -
    • The State of Play in Home Entertainment

      The State of Play in Home Entertainment

      In the past year, digital video viewing is on the rise for both free and paid content. And more teens are willing to pay for digital content, with 63% saying they purchased digital video in the past year, up from just 45% in 2016.
      - 59 days ago 24 Aug 17, 8:00am -
    • The Back to School Lunch Meat Opportunity

      The Back to School Lunch Meat Opportunity

      As summer comes to a close, students across the U.S. are heading back to school and parents are once again facing the pressure of packing healthy lunches. For retailers looking to reach these shoppers, deli lunch meats could be a bright spot.
      - 60 days ago 23 Aug 17, 11:05am -
    • Making the Connection Between Podcast Fans and Their Purchase Behavior

      Making the Connection Between Podcast Fans and Their Purchase Behavior

      More than half of U.S. households are home to podcast fans. And while the reach of this up-and-coming medium grows, many marketers and advertisers have yet to see the connection between podcast engagement and consumer spending.
      - 61 days ago 22 Aug 17, 8:00am -
    • What it Means to be 'Clean' in Today's FMCG Market

      What it Means to be 'Clean' in Today's FMCG Market

      When it comes time to shop, consumers are making their selections carefully and for specific purposes. They’re also willing to pay for products that meet their specific needs, and for many, those needs revolve around knowing exactly what’s in—a…
      - 62 days ago 21 Aug 17, 11:00am -
    • Millennials on Millennials: Lots of Love, Lack of Loyalty

      Millennials on Millennials: Lots of Love, Lack of Loyalty

      Millennials now make up the second-largest generation group in the U.S. They also now have disposable incomes, making them attractive to marketers and brands who are so eager to reach them, as this group is highly engaged, using multiple platforms fo…
      - 62 days ago 21 Aug 17, 10:00am -
    • How to Innovate Smarter Without Sacrificing Speed

      How to Innovate Smarter Without Sacrificing Speed

      Today, FMCG manufacturers are under enormous pressure to innovate faster. As a result, manufacturers are cutting corners to be more agile, yet are doing so at the expense of valuable consumer feedback and opportunities for refinement.
      - 65 days ago 18 Aug 17, 8:30am -
    • Perspectives: The Easier Way to Drive Higher Marketing ROI

      Perspectives: The Easier Way to Drive Higher Marketing ROI

      With the advancements in big data, advertisers know more about consumers than ever before. And yet, they’re still challenged with how to drive the greatest return for their marketing budgets. And we all know what happens when executives don’t see…
      - 65 days ago 18 Aug 17, 8:00am -
    • Craving a Snack? Chances are High You’ll Reach for Something Salty

      Craving a Snack? Chances are High You’ll Reach for Something Salty

      Regardless of why consumers snack, knowing what they snack on is key to ensuring the right assortment of products is available to the right consumers in the store aisles.
      - 66 days ago 17 Aug 17, 9:00am -
    • Consumer Optimism Continues to Rise in Many Markets Around the Globe

      Consumer Optimism Continues to Rise in Many Markets Around the Globe

      In contrast to the ongoing market challenges facing global fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers and retailers, consumers are in better spirits than they were at the end of 2016. In fact, global consumer confidence has risen three index poi…
      - 67 days ago 16 Aug 17, 11:01pm -
    • Another Classic Feeling for Summer Radio

      Another Classic Feeling for Summer Radio

      Each year in the summer, audiences shift and certain formats surge during the dog days of the year. And with the release of Nielsen’s portable people meter (PPM) results for the July survey, a very similar story—as we’ve seen in past summers—…
      - 69 days ago 14 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
    • On-The-Go Produce Snacking: A Billion Dollar Industry and Growing

      On-The-Go Produce Snacking: A Billion Dollar Industry and Growing

      The “on-the-go” snacking sub-category is a $1.1 billion area, and while many areas of the store have struggled to find growth, it posted a compound annual growth rate of more than 10% every year between 2012 and 2016.
      - 73 days ago 10 Aug 17, 1:00pm -
    • Perspectives: 3 Things Big FMCG Marketers Need to Do to Win Again

      Perspectives: 3 Things Big FMCG Marketers Need to Do to Win Again

      Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last couple of years, you’re seeing the FMCG industry transform right in front of our eyes. That’s scary, but equally exciting. So here are three things big FMCG marketers need to do to win as the…
      - 73 days ago 10 Aug 17, 8:00am -
    • Content on the Go: A Look at Viewing Trends Among Out-of-Home Consumers

      Content on the Go: A Look at Viewing Trends Among Out-of-Home Consumers

      Walk into nearly any bar, gym, airport or office these days and you’re likely not only to find a television, but also viewers of all sorts with their eyes glued to the glass. These consumers, out of the confines of their homes, are no less importan…
      - 79 days ago 4 Aug 17, 11:45am -

    Talent Mechanic

    • Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

      Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

      Stand-up comedienne Amy Schumer’s new show debuts tonight on Comedy Central and, amidst the hype, I came across an interview she did for Esquire where she, in a manner of speaking, talked about how to be an effective airtalent. She talks about how…
      - 30 Apr 13, 3:16pm -
    • The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

      The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

      The best spot in the Super Bowl by far goes to Dodge for the Ram Truck commercial that featured the voice of Paul Harvey. It was interesting to watch an entire party come to a halt as that spot progressed both because curiosity was building about w…
      - 4 Feb 13, 9:45am -
    • Make Your Content Lead to Action

      Make Your Content Lead to Action

      “In any communication experience, the goal should be  to influence people to take action.” Kelly Decker, executive VP of Decker Communications I came across that quote in a recent edition of Business Insider’s Instant MBA and couldn’t get o…
      - 8 Aug 12, 10:15am -
    • Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

      Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

      The bells have rung. Times have changed. Listeners are smarter and more savvy about media than ever before. And therefore they are more skeptical too. Because of this, over and over again, the best hosts and programmers now say its important to conne…
      - 7 Aug 12, 9:46am -
    • Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

      Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

      One of the best parts of working with hosts is exploring and refining their individual creative process. It’s interesting to discover what gets their creative juices flowing and find a way to maximize it so that it results in consistently compe…
      - 2 Aug 12, 9:40am -
    • Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

      Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

      For last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I was lucky enough to interview two women who are redefining the concept of hosting nights at Top 40 radio. Traditionally a boy’s club of sorts these two ladies – Silly Jilly of KKHH in Houston and Nes…
      - 31 Jul 12, 9:43am -
    • Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

      Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

      I just watched the South Korea women’s archery team defeat China for the gold medal in team shooting. It was pretty dramatic. The two teams were separated by two points with six arrows left to go. For me the best part of the olympics is getting to…
      - 30 Jul 12, 10:16am -
    • You Are What You Read

      You Are What You Read

      In last week’s Billboard Top 40 Update I interviewed Roy Williams, the copy writing and advertising guru known to many people as The Wizard of Ads. When I asked him for suggestions on how to write better scripts for radio ads he had replied that be…
      - 26 Jul 12, 10:17am -
    • Time to Leave the Bitter Barn

      Time to Leave the Bitter Barn

      The panel I moderated at The Conclave last week in Minneapolis was supposed to be about maximizing local radio: how to make local radio the best in can be. Despite my best efforts it still contained an element of complaining about how syndication and…
      - 24 Jul 12, 10:03am -
    • Three Notable Quotes from the 2012 Conclave

      Three Notable Quotes from the 2012 Conclave

      Last week at The Conclave in Minneapolis I sat in on a panel discussions that yielded three really interesting quotes I wanted to share with you: 1) “Efficiency is the new brevity” (Mike McVay / Cumulus Media) Mike’s point is that a great talk…
      - 23 Jul 12, 9:51am -

    Rod Spots

    • A Modest Proposal for Radio

      A Modest Proposal for Radio

       Do Most Radio Ads Suck? Jeff Sexton is an ad writer, and a damn good one. He occasionally teaches ad writing at Wizard Academy and is himself one of the Wizard of Ads® Partners. I subscribe to Jeff’s blog and … Continue reading →
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 5:50pm -
    • Thoroughbred Radio Ad Campaign Races into Hall of Fame

      Thoroughbred Radio Ad Campaign Races into Hall of Fame

      One of my very favorite advertising campaigns of all time has to do with horse racing. And life, laughter, and modern culture. It’s DeVito/Verdi’s brilliant “And They’re Off…” campaign, winner of multiple advertising awards over the years…
      - 31 days ago 21 Sep 17, 9:41pm -
    • Testimonial Ads Earn High Marks from the Wizard of Ads®

      Testimonial Ads Earn High Marks from the Wizard of Ads®

      Most people reading this blog know who Roy H. Williams is. The Wizard of Ads®, founder of Wizard Academy and the American Small Business Institute, author of the best-selling Wizard of Ads® trilogy and co-author with partners Jeffrey and Bryan ……
      - 67 days ago 16 Aug 17, 12:23am -
    • Help Wanted: Have a Job to Fill? Attract More, Better Applicants with Radio Advertising

      Help Wanted:  Have a Job to Fill?  Attract More, Better Applicants with Radio Advertising

      What's the best way to attract your next superstar? Hire your local radio station. Continue reading →
      - 88 days ago 26 Jul 17, 1:57am -
    • For All Your [Fill-in-the-Blank] Needs

      For All Your [Fill-in-the-Blank] Needs

      cli·ché (noun) – a phrase that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought Just for fun sometime, make a mental note of all the ads you encounter that contain these five words: “for all your __________ needs.”   Every time … Conti…
      - 96 days ago 18 Jul 17, 3:41pm -
    • Tom Bodett, Still Kickin’ Butt for Motel 6

      Tom Bodett, Still Kickin’ Butt for Motel 6

      In 1992, Tom Bodett’s “Singing Phone Number” spot for Motel 6 took the $100,000 Grand Prize in that year’s Radio Mercury Awards. Since then, his radio spots have been Mercury finalists or winners 22 more times, with another Grand Prize … Co…
      - 9 Jun 17, 5:36pm -
    • How the New Business Landscape Is Challenging Tradition and Igniting Radio Advertising Sales

      How the New Business Landscape Is Challenging Tradition and Igniting Radio Advertising Sales

      How long before the rest of the matches in this photo will ignite? It’s a good way to think about an emerging trend in business, including radio advertising sales. A recent article in INSIDE RADIO talked about new and emerging prospect … Continu…
      - 4 May 17, 1:16pm -
    • Advertising to Make You Smile

      Advertising to Make You Smile

      - 10 Apr 17, 7:49pm -
    • Effective Advertising and the Law of Exclusion

      Effective Advertising and the Law of Exclusion

      Your business is defined principally by what-you-sell or what-you-do. Are these the only things you talk about in your advertising? May I suggest that you are also defined by what you won’t do or sell, by what you exclude. The principle … Contin…
      - 16 Mar 17, 8:40pm -
    • Advertising and the Two Gateways to the Brain

      Advertising and the Two Gateways to the Brain

      Which is more powerful, the eye or the ear?  If you could keep just one of these two senses, which would you choose? Strange questions to ask, but stay with me for a moment. We don’t give much thought to our … Continue reading →
      - 18 Feb 17, 5:13pm -


    George Reed

    • Buying Your First Radio Station?
      We have several radio station opportunities which are ideal for first-time-buyers looking for owner/operator situations.  Our Sellers have reasonable price expectations and some offer seller financing.The regions are Southeast, South Atlantic, and S…
      - 11 days ago 11 Oct 17, 8:40am -
    • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not: What Sinclair-Tribune Looks Like Is Massive
      By Adam Jacobson via RBR + TVBR INFOCUSSinclair Broadcast Group’s Talented Mr. Ripley — President/CEO Chris Ripley, that is — hosted an 11am conference call with financial analysts on Wall Street just two hours after an announcement confirming…
      - 10 May 17, 5:14pm -
    • 2017 NAB Show
      The Media Services Group Suite at the 2017 NAB Show at the Encore Las Vegas is: E-1605. Look forward to seeing you!
      - 22 Apr 17, 8:06pm -
    • FCC Announces TV Station Winners in the Spectrum Auction
      Click for the list: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0413/DA-17-314A2.pdf
      - 13 Apr 17, 9:48pm -
    • See you in Nashville
      Hoping to see all of our tower friends at the South Wireless Summit next week in Nashville.GeorgeMedia Services Group
      - 25 Mar 17, 9:45am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Sick Sigma?
      For the Reverse Auction portion of Stage 4 there has been a reassuringly green box and check mark around the First Component of the Final Stage Rule graphic on the Incentive Auction Dashboard. https://auctiondata.fcc.gov/public/projects/1000However,…
      - 17 Jan 17, 8:02am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: One Round with the Champ
      When the results of Stage 2 were published, I was considering the probability of validating the Incentive Auction if the Forward Auction continued to fail at advancing the Auction Proceeds. The chart above indicates the outcomes of some models I was…
      - 12 Jan 17, 10:09am -
    • The Dealmaker's Predictions: A Robust 2017 For TV Deals
      Can we just end 2016 today?That's a refrain many media brokers may be saying. "This was mostly portfolio tweaking," says George Reed, a media broker with Media Services Group based out of the Jacksonville, Fla., office. "Inventory is, and has been,…
      - 21 Dec 16, 10:19am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Contest Rules
      Few tournaments have rules for those no longer competing. The Incentive Auction does in the form of 47 C.F.R. § 1.2205(c), the Prohibited Communications Rule. For more than 800 stations not needed in Stage 1 the price of entering the tournament is t…
      - 20 Dec 16, 8:07am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Tournament Television
      The Incentive Auction is looking more like a tournament than an auction to me.In the early stages of the Incentive Auction the perception of winning this tournament, that is receiving more value for your television license than it was otherwise worth…
      - 19 Dec 16, 11:01am -
    • Alpha Media Sells Two Virginia Radio Stations to Educational Media Foundation (Press Release)
      Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has entered into an agreement to acquire WLFV-FM in Midlothian, VA and WARV-FM in Petersburg, VA, serving Richmond, VA from Alpha Media.The purchase price is $2,000,000.* George Reed of Media Services Group…
      - 7 Dec 16, 12:23pm -
    • 'Let's Make A Deal in 2017,' Radio Ink Special Broker Report
      They work the phones and their contacts every day, looking for deals, proposing transactions, hooking sellers up with buyers. Brokers who deal in radio have all the inside information on who has the capital, who wants to sell, and what the real multi…
      - 2 Dec 16, 9:48am -
    • Crown Castle to Buy FiberNet for $1.5B Adding 11,500 Miles of Fiber to Portfolio
      Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FPL FiberNet Holdings, LLC and certain other subsidiaries of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) (collectively, “FiberNet”) for approximately $1.5 bil…
      - 1 Nov 16, 11:18am -
    • Salina Radio Stations Acquired by Rocking M Media, LLC. (Press Release)
      Salina, KS: (Wednesday, October 12, 2016) Alpha Media LLC and Rocking M Media, LLC announced today their formal filing with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer five of Alpha Media’s radio stations in Salina, Abilene and Manhattan Kans…
      - 14 Oct 16, 10:54am -
    • RBR Article On My M&A Predictions
      By Leslie Stimson | RBR Asset sales for radio were slow in the first half of the year. Up until Beasley Broadcast Group's announced $240 million acquisition of Greater Media in July, the biggest transaction in radio this year was KSBJ Educational Fo…
      - 29 Sep 16, 11:26am -
    • WVJT, LLC To Purchase WVMP-FM From Community Media Group, LLC (Press Release)
      WVJT, LLC has entered into an agreement* to purchase WVMP (FM) in Roanoke, VA, from Community Media Group, LLC. The buyer is headed by Todd Robinson, who owns radio stations in Lynchburg, Bedford, Covington, Clifton Forge and Lewisburg West Virginia.…
      - 4 Aug 16, 11:17am -
    • InSite Wireless Group Announces Macquarie's $280M Investment (from Inside Towers)
      InSite Wireless Group today announced that Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, as part of an initial investment of approximately $280 million—has acquired a 42.5% equity interest in the company from Catalyst Investors II, L.P. and other minority inv…
      - 2 Aug 16, 11:00am -
    • Unlock the Value in Your Broadcast Towers
      Many of our broadcaster clients have chosen to monetize their tower assets at impressive prices.  This year alone, I have sold and closed over 200 broadcast towers to tower consolidators.  While radio stations continue to trade at 6.0x to 7.0x cash…
      - 27 Jul 16, 12:52pm -
    • Beasley Broadcast Group + Greater Media
      Thoughts on the $240 million deal. Read them here. 
      - 21 Jul 16, 2:42pm -
    • NJ Broadcasting, LLC Closes on WWRL-AM In New York City (Press Release)
      NJ Broadcasting, LLC, owned by Dr. Nimisha Shukla, closed on the purchase of WWRL-AM, New York City, from Access.1 Communications Corp. Access.1 is headed by Chesley Maddox-Dorsey. The station has been operated by NJ Broadcasting under an LMA since F…
      - 18 Jul 16, 9:50am -
    • Tweet of the Week
      Have a great 4th!George
      - 1 Jul 16, 3:15pm -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Bigger Than Big
      $86,422,558,704That looks like $2.71/MHz/Pop.I didn't have the optimism to model that there would be reserve price discipline of the middle and smaller TV station owners to support this. The message I see in this information is that the TV broadcast…
      - 29 Jun 16, 12:30pm -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: The Big Big Number
      I tipped my hand with my LinkedIn post on June 1st "The $40 Billion Blink" as to what sort of capital I thought would be required to clear 126 MHz in the Reverse Auction.George Box famously observed that all models are wrong but some are usefu…
      - 28 Jun 16, 8:02am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Moving Day
      This week's progress in the Reverse Auction includes the rounds in which stations will become frozen in much greater numbers than in the previous weeks' activity. I anticipate that somewhere around 300 television stations will be frozen in the auctio…
      - 22 Jun 16, 8:22am -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: What was that Noise?
      I found this announcement yesterday afternoon: Round 22 was delayed. Interesting. The FCC stated:"We are taking this step because bid processing for round 21 is still underway. We will post the results of round 21 when bid processing is complete." …
      - 15 Jun 16, 6:16pm -

    Broadcast Law Blog

    Jaye Albright

    • Do Dreams Come True?
      Find out and support this initiative by clicking here.  Let's all encourage them to look more broadly than just video and ultimately include audio measurement as well in this work!----------------------------------------------Website: http://www.a…
      - 27 Oct 15, 1:40pm -
    • This Will Make You Feel Better, Country Radio
      As a follow-up to yesterday's blog post, it must be noted that history indicates that country's shares shouldn't be jeopardized by updated encoding technologies as they come online over the coming months.© Nielsen PPM markets combined average person…
      - 21 Oct 15, 5:07am -
    • Nielsen’s Answer To Voltair
      In a presentation at the NAB Radio Show in Atlanta Nielsen tells us that the brand new generation PPM encoders, the first update to the technology in eight years, created in response to the proliferation of at least 500 Voltair units across both the…
      - 19 Oct 15, 5:03pm -
    • A Candid Admission
      Last week, Seth Ressler in his AllAccess column hit me right between the ears. Back when PPM first debuted, since I was long-schooled in the ways to get an unfair advantage to grab "just one more share point" that we all used in diary measurement,…
      - 10 Aug 15, 4:00am -
    • Keen On HD Radio
      I have been a fan of Robert Earl Keen's since he first attempted to promote me to play his music on a radio station named KEEN (San Jose) back in the 1980's, when I was PD.My experience was not unlike SXSW, which became a hugely successful entertainm…
      - 6 Aug 15, 8:25am -
    • Analysis Paralysis
      Numbers nerds (like me!) have been blogging almost daily on Voltair.Rather than getting smarter with each post, I feel like we all start to send contradicting and conflicting assertions.We all have been learning less, not more.Before I crunch anymore…
      - 27 Jul 15, 8:54pm -
    • #thefutureofradioisatstake‬
      Fred Jacobs' latest blog post, as usual, inspired me into action, especially after I read the response to it by legendary LA GM Roy Laughlin (click the link to read that too). I wrote: There’s no question that Roy Laughlin is a genius and built a…
      - 15 May 15, 4:03am -
    • The Best "Worst Job"
      You can't deny that it's true:Careercast is getting quite a bit of PR today on their annual best/worst jobs lists and as usual they make a good case for their reasons for putting "broadcaster" down at the bottom with newspaper reporter, lumberjack an…
      - 16 Apr 15, 10:59am -
    • Competition
      Each time a station I've worked with over the years has been directly attacked I have publicly said:  "Competition makes us better."For the listeners and the air staff, that's true.But, generally, from a business point of view I have to privately ad…
      - 21 Dec 14, 12:53pm -
    • “Woof, Woof, Woof. Bow, Wow, Wow. Arf, Bark, Arf, Bark, Woof!”
      Ever since dogs started barking “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” Christmas music has given country (and rock) format programmers and personalities a big headache.   Thanks to PPM panel measurement which can follow the…
      - 11 Dec 14, 6:04pm -
    • May Your Stuffing Be Tasty...
      May your turkey plump,May your potatoes and gravyHave nary a lump.May your yams be deliciousAnd your pies take the prize,And may your Thanksgiving dinnerStay off your thighs!-- Grandpa Jones----------------------------------------------Website: http…
      - 27 Nov 14, 11:11am -
    • Time For Programmers To Learn A New Language
      This development is not at all surprising.As usual, they want us to cut our inventories while refusing to pay anything more when we do it, in spite of considerable data proving radio's impact.If the only way they will pay more is when "cost per point…
      - 20 Nov 14, 6:38am -
    • It's That Wonderful (?) Time Of The Year
      If you're a small indie label or a new, emerging artist, you're coming upon potentially the best time of the year at radio for your needs.If you're a music director, it's the annual time of year to watch your mailbox for unknown names and labels you…
      - 19 Nov 14, 5:50am -
    • A Sense Of History
      As we all get ready the 39th annual Twin Cities radio meeting, I am reminded of an anonymous response back in 1996 to a "RadioIQ" (our client e-zene) report of CBS Radio President Dan Mason’s talk at the Upper Midwest Communications Conclave which…
      - 18 Nov 14, 5:35am -
    • Let Me Second That Motion
      The announcement from Country Radio Broadcasters that Jeff Smulyan will be given the 2015 Tom Rivers Humanitarian Award during the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar 2015 is another great decision from the seminar's board.If you want to per…
      - 17 Nov 14, 5:20am -
    • One A Day
      Yesterday's list of 16 metrics A&O&B encourages you to track consistently (Programming By The Numbers) is completely overwhelming.So, try this:  put a different one of them on your day planner every other workday.Give yourself 30 minutes the first d…
      - 11 Nov 14, 4:02am -
    • Programming By The Numbers
      Thanks to Radio Ink Magazine for being the impetus for this article by Mike, Becky and me.  They published it yesterday.  In case you missed it:  Nielsen’s recent report that for the first time in many years the country format national average s…
      - 8 Nov 14, 8:50am -
    • Why Consumers Enjoy Radio In LA
      Nielsen Harris Poll, October 15-23, 2014, wordcloud presented to SCBA:Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:Listen critically at all hours and every day of the week and ask yourself how well your station lives up to these listener expectati…
      - 6 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
    • From Borrell: Much More Than #4
      No doubt you've seen the trade press on a webinar last week anchored by researcher Gordon Borrell celebrating the 20th anniversary of the appearance of the first banner ad.The prognostication presentation came as a result of a survey of 2,102 Small a…
      - 4 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
    • (Not So) Smart
      It shouldn't take many words to make my point today.  Take a look at my inbox and ask yourself which one you'd move to spam before even reading:I normally read all of the "SmartBrief" messages, because they often carry great content.Not this time. …
      - 3 Nov 14, 5:45pm -
    • A Willing Buyer, A Willing Seller And A Clever Idea
      .. but I have a few concerns before we go too much farther down this road.Whether Colorado Broadcasters Association President/CEO Justin Sasso or a Nielsen researcher/affiliate rep came up with the concept, it's a brilliant win-win in any case, as 30…
      - 31 Oct 14, 3:09am -
    • Are You Still Programming Like It Was 2008?
      For eight years nearly a hundred A&O&B clients have participated in the annual online "Roadmap" study, tracking trends in music, tech, non-music elements and other aspects of usage and images.The attitudes change every year.  For example, just seven…
      - 30 Oct 14, 8:26am -
    • There Is No "Average Country Radio Station"
      It's never a good idea to program your radio station using "national average" research trends.A few years ago, A&O&B asked the listeners to almost all of our client stations:Just for fun, I went back to that study and pulled out the local data for th…
      - 28 Oct 14, 8:33am -
    • Is Country Radio Too Dependent On Music?
      NuVooDoo's strategic researchers have been sharing their radio format national perceptual trending on their blog for several years.  Recently, they've been probing the aspects of programming which "delight" the typical format listener.If you ask wha…
      - 27 Oct 14, 5:02am -
    • Thank You, Supreme Court
      There are two kinds of consulting clients and A&O&B has our share of both, thankfully.1.  Those who are aggressive and always want to know the latest tactics and strategies that will help them gain an "unfair/stealth" advantage over their competitio…
      - 16 Oct 14, 5:49pm -

    The Media Fix

    • Radio’s 5 Customers
      "Radio is at the tipping point, and it doesn’t want to know much about the way its customers are changing."
      - 16 Apr 09, 10:35am -
    • Apple Without Steve Jobs
      What is Apple without Steve Jobs? This unanswered question … caused their stock to take a hit (though it has since recovered a bit)… generated critical editorials, and… now the SEC is investigating whether the Company properly handled disclosu…
      - 11 Feb 09, 9:48am -
    • How to Price Content
      If content is king, how much is the king worth? And, how do you price him?
      - 24 Jan 09, 3:25pm -
    • Cover Story: John Parikhal on The Media Fix
      On the impact of radio’s innovation initiatives…Radio is being innovative but there’s often confusion between innovation and top down initiatives. Top down initiatives are seldom innovative. They are usually the result of a committee meeting an…
      - 8 Nov 08, 3:54pm -
    • The 6 Stages of a Project
      The first week of my very first media job, a friend sent me a short list called ‘The 6 Stages of a Project’.  It said that every project goes like this… Enthusiasm Disillusionment Panic Search for the Guilty Punishment of the Innocent Praise a…
      - 10 Sep 08, 7:50pm -
    • Everything Old is New Again
      It’s fashionable these days to ignore ‘history’ because it seems irrelevant to the ‘brand new’ world of the internet.   Google barely catalogs anything that is more than 10 years old.  Many web developers act as if their every action is o…
      - 4 Aug 08, 4:25pm -
    • Fans, Brands and Cultural Communities
       I just read a very smart analysis about how to be successful in the music business.  It was written by Terry McBride and Brent Muhle.  It’s called Meet The Millenials: Fans, Brands and Cultural Communities. Terry is one smart cookie. He underst…
      - 18 Jul 08, 7:46pm -
    • It’s Time to Monetize YouTube
      According to AC Neilsen, 119 million Americans watched video online in May. And, they watched a lot. In just one month, they watched 7.5 billion video streams.  The number is staggering.  Billions of streams in just one month. And, YouTube got most…
      - 16 Jul 08, 10:32am -
    • Tinkering
      In his brilliant book, The Black Swan, Nassim Taleb tells the story of the happy turkey just a few days before Thanksgiving. The turkey only knows happiness. Every day of its life, it has been fed, pampered and catered to by human beings. Based on th…
      - 10 Jul 08, 3:26pm -
    • YouTube is MTV
      On YouTube, the ‘most viewed’ videos of all time have huge audiences.  The Top 2, Evolution of Dance and Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend have each been viewed over 90 million times.  These numbers are amazing by themselves. But it doesn’t stop…
      - 8 Jul 08, 8:56am -

    Dan O'Day

    • Radio Station Voice “Endorsing” the Advertiser

      Radio Station Voice “Endorsing” the Advertiser

      A Loyal Reader Writes: “One of the account executives at my radio station group has a client that is determined to have us use 1st person (we, our, us) in their spot even though we’re using an in-house, on air voice. I’ve explained my position…
      - 6 days ago 16 Oct 17, 2:01am -
    • VOICE OVER CLASS SURVIVORS TELL ALL

      VOICE OVER CLASS SURVIVORS TELL ALL

      By now you might know Harlan Hogan and I are teaching our month-long teleseminar class, STARTING YOUR VOICEOVER BUSINESS: Everything You Need To Know To Turn Your Dream Or Your Sideline Into A Business, once more. The first class is on Monday, Octobe…
      - 13 days ago 9 Oct 17, 4:13am -
    • {video 3} REAL Voiceover Marketing Strategies
      This video about building a voice over business no longer is available. Here’s a list of valuable tools to help you build and grow your own voiceover career.The post {video 3} REAL Voiceover Marketing Strategies appeared first on DAN O’DAY TALKS…
      - 18 days ago 4 Oct 17, 2:01am -
    • Voiceover BUSINESS Tips – Harlan Hogan Video #2
      This video about building a voice over business no longer is available. Here’s a list of valuable tools to help you build and grow your own successful voiceover career.The post Voiceover BUSINESS Tips – Harlan Hogan Video #2 appeared first on DA…
      - 20 days ago 2 Oct 17, 2:03am -
    • Are You Making These Mistakes In Your Voiceover Business?
      This video about building a voice over business no longer is available. Here’s a list of valuable tools for your voiceover career.The post Are You Making These Mistakes In Your Voiceover Business? appeared first on DAN O’DAY TALKS ABOUT RADIO.
      - 27 days ago 25 Sep 17, 3:18am -

    VoiceOverTimes

    • Thesis Statement Cases for Research Papers
      The composition requires a place on the problem but doesn’t provide a context for discourse. It requires a place on the problem and may offer some context for discourse. The[...]
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    • The Early Bird……
      One question I receive frequently from aspiring voiceover talent is whether or not being early to submit an audition makes a substantial difference to your chances of booking a job.[...]
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    • Charter, Time Warner and the Future of Voice
      It’s being called one of the most significant deals in telecommunications history, and analysts are already saying that television will never be the same again. But the announcement that Charter[...]
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    • Gyllenhaal Comments Spark Age Debate in Voice World
      Comments by American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal that, at 37, she was deemed too old to play the love interest of an actor 18 years her senior have sent shock waves[...]
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    • Harry Shearer’s Simpsons Split: A Lesson for Voice Pros
      It’s a career inflection point of Simpsonian proportions. Will the actor who voices dozens of characters for one of television’s most iconic animated series be leaving the nest? As news[...]
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    • The Perils of Using Big-Name Voice Talent
      If you follow the movie industry even casually, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid the onslaught of Avengers-related headlines. The latest instalment of the superhero franchise, Avengers: Age of Ultron, has[...]
      - 8 May 15, 8:10am -
    • Voices.com is Growing – Fast
      Voices.com has announced that it has received a $2 million Cdn. working capital investment from BDC Capital. This subsidiary of the Business Development Bank of Canada provides both venture capital[...]
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    • Rakuten’s $410m OverDrive Buyout Drives Audiobook Growth
      Listen up: Audiobooks are hot. As if we needed any more proof that the audiobook market continues to expand, Rakuten just snapped up OverDrive, Inc. for $410 million in a[...]
      - 25 Mar 15, 1:17pm -
    • Frozen 2 Gets Green Light From Disney
      Do you want to build another snowman? Disney certainly does, and after the blockbuster box office and branding success of Frozen, the studio has confirmed that Frozen 2 is now[...]
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    • Apple Watch: Voice is the New Future of Mobile
      Today’s Apple Watch announcement will be remembered by a lot of people for a lot of things. Tech geeks will remember it as the day the smartwatch category became firmly[...]
      - 9 Mar 15, 11:54am -

    RAIN

    • Radio Disney launches three channels on Slacker

      Radio Disney launches three channels on Slacker

      Radio Disney has started its migration into the digital realm thanks to three new stations arriving on Slacker. The new additions are Radio Disney, Radio Disney Junior, and Radio Disney’s Top 30 Countdown. Disney shuttered 23 of its 24 terrestrial…
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    • YouTube Music Key already has enemies: Azoff questions service’s songwriter royalty rates

      YouTube Music Key already has enemies: Azoff questions service’s songwriter royalty rates

      The launch of YouTube Music Key is an exciting development for the streaming music sector, but it the new service already has a very vocal and powerful detractor. Irving Azoff, a music industry veteran and leader of the recent Global Music Rights ven…
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    • AdsWizz grabs Paul Brown from Bauer Media Group to head European Solutions division
      Ad-tech company AdsWizz announced the hire of Paul Brown as VP, European Solutions. Brown leaves Bauer Media, one of the U.K.'s largest radio groups, where he was Digital Development Director. He joined Bauer as part of the acquisition of Absolute Ra…
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    • Mark Mulligan: 10 Thoughts On YouTube Music Key

      Mark Mulligan: 10 Thoughts On YouTube Music Key

      by Mark MulliganThought leader and guest contributor Mark Mulligan looks at just-launched YouTube Music Key, and digs into a series of questions about artist response, the fate of music video service Vevo, the potentially changing price point of mus…
      - 13 Nov 14, 7:59am -
    • Nielsen Audio reportedly targeting mid-2015 for streaming ratings

      Nielsen Audio reportedly targeting mid-2015 for streaming ratings

      Nielsen Audio has reportedly set a target timeframe for introducing streaming audio measurement, according to Inside Radio. The launch target is mid-2015. That timeline was put forth at Nielsen's Audio Advisory Council meeting in Tampa. Continue Read…
      - 13 Nov 14, 7:44am -
    • YouTube Music Key launches (softly, partially, and finally)

      YouTube Music Key launches (softly, partially, and finally)

      Review by Brad HillAfter over a year of rumors, hints, announcements, delays, and public wrangles with labels, Google's YouTube platform has unveiled Music Key, the new music service. The launch is partial, and Music Key is more complicated than exp…
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    • Could the Taylor Swift publicity be good for Spotify?

      Could the Taylor Swift publicity be good for Spotify?

      When a global consumer service loses the most popular product in its catalog, it's pretty bad news on the face of it. The seriousness of Taylor Swift's much-publicized withdrawal from Spotify is perhaps reflected in the gravity and scope of founder D…
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    • David Oxenford: Noncommercial Webcasters Royalty Rate Proposals for 2016-2020

      David Oxenford: Noncommercial Webcasters Royalty Rate Proposals for 2016-2020

      Noncommercial webcasters are often forgotten in the discussion of the current proceeding to set Internet radio sound recording royalties. But, along with the royalties for commercial webcasters, the current Copyright Royalty Board proceeding will als…
      - 12 Nov 14, 11:08am -
    • Bandcamp announces formal launch of artist-based subscriptions

      Bandcamp announces formal launch of artist-based subscriptions

      Bandcamp has rolled out an artist subscription for all musicians on its platform. CEO Ethan Diamond spoke with The Guardian about the new feature prior to the official announcement at the SF MusicTech Summit. “The whole motivation here is that when…
      - 12 Nov 14, 10:59am -
    • Rhapsody posts record revenue, increased losses in Q3

      Rhapsody posts record revenue, increased losses in Q3

      Rhapsody posted a net loss of $7.97 million in the third quarter, according to the financial results filed by main investor RealNetworks. The streaming platform generated record-high revenue of $44.1 million, up 25% from the previous year’s figures…
      - 12 Nov 14, 10:13am -

    Mel Phillips

    • The Importance Of Social Nets To Radio...
      The importance of using social networks has been underscored once again. Although social networks have been around for less than five years, their impact as a traffic source has become a driving force for business and entertainment. Outbrain, a recom…
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    • Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace On Merger...
      (Weekend Edition)We've reached the part of the wedding ceremony where anyone objecting to the impending union of the couple getting married, may voice their concern. This wedding happens to be the joining in holy matrimony of Cumulus Media and Citade…
      - 15 Apr 11, 6:09am -
    • Radio's Conversion To Digital Shows Slow Growth...
      Will radio reach a point when digital signals will be required like television? The FCC will eventually make that requirement but radio better hope it doesn't come anytime soon. Radio is simply not prepared to go digital. To date, only 1,627 radio st…
      - 14 Apr 11, 8:22am -
    • NAB's Smith Calls Performance Tax Bill Dead
      All that was missing was the playing of Taps after National Association of Broadcasters President/CEO Gordon Smith proclaimed the Performance Tax Bill Dead. In his keynote address at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Smith claimed that NAB "stopped the legi…
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    • Majority Of Internet Listening Is Done At Home...
      The RAIN (The Radio And Internet Newsletter) Summit West, part of the NAB Radio Show in Las Vegas has produced some interesting information about listening habits. Yesterday, TargetSpot CEO Eyal Goldwerger announced that 79% of internet radio listeni…
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    • NPR Dodges A Bullet...
      NPR fans can exhale. Their favorite radio source is safe - for now. The six-month budget deal announced at the 11th hour Friday grants public radio a reprieve but it's a short one. Programmers at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National P…
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    • Webcast Metrics Methodology Is Hard To Beat...
      (Weekend Edition)The newly accredited Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics, formerly Ando Media, is a growing force that will be hard to match by Arbitron or any other measurement company. Webcast Metrics actually allow any broadcaster to measure its int…
      - 8 Apr 11, 5:50am -
    • Internet Enabled Dashboards Are Critical To In-Car Listening...
      (Third Year Anniversary Edition)Car manufacturers have gotten the message. CD's and DVD's are out and internet radio is in. The trend has now shifted toward internet dashboard radio and products that can play music directly from a Universal Serial Bu…
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    • Ten Years Of Growth For Online Radio...
      Online Radio listening made its entry 10 years ago (2001) with a paltry 5% of weekly listening. Five years later (2006) online weekly listening, which includes AM/FM streams, more than doubled with 12%. Playing double or nothing one more time, online…
      - 6 Apr 11, 6:04am -
    • Modest Gains Forecast For Radio In 2011...
      This probably wont come as shocking news to the radio station owners that find themselves barely surviving but signs are now pointing to a not-so-hot year for radio revenue. BIA/Kelsey is now predicting modest revenue gains in 2011. They predict a sm…
      - 5 Apr 11, 6:10am -
    • Radio Optimism Based On Wall Street Optimism...
      The first quarter of 2011 wasn't so hot for radio but optimism is filtering in from Wall Street about Q2. U.S. blue chips opened the second quarter Friday by reaching their highest level since June 2008 as investor optimism rose after an upbeat U.S.…
      - 4 Apr 11, 6:30am -
    • Arbitron Still Has A Long Way To Go For Full Accreditation...
      (Weekend Edition)It's been a long, hard struggle for Arbitron. They've had a tough time getting accreditation for their portable people meter (PPM) radio audience measurement services. Over the last several months accreditations have been trickling i…
      - 1 Apr 11, 6:01am -
    • Traditional Media Advertising Is Still Number One & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      A new nine-country study shows traditional media still packs a bigger punch than social media when it comes to advertising. Deloitte research and YouGov conducted the study in 6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Japan, U.K and the U.S.). They combi…
      - 31 Mar 11, 6:04am -
    • Is It Too Late For Bonneville To Change Its Mind? & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      So ya think Bonneville might like a do-over? Further proof that "timing is everything" has just reared its ugly head. What was Bonneville thinking when they included WTOP-FM in their sale of 17 radio stations to Hubbard Broadcasting for $505 million?…
      - 30 Mar 11, 6:10am -
    • Performance Royalty Opposition Grows & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      After the White House endorsed a performance fee on radio, the National Association of Broadcasters fired off its answer to Washington. The NAB issued this statement: "This is hardly a new policy position from the White House. NAB remains unalterably…
      - 29 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • ROI Still A Problem In Digital Ad Growth...
      Not having a tangible measurement for digital advertising remains the biggest obstacle to convincing local advertisers to pony up with digi-dollars. This has to have an effect on radio revenue growth. Advertisers are so used to ROI or return-on-inves…
      - 28 Mar 11, 6:08am -
    • Pandora Continues Its Online Dominance & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (Weekend Edition)The new Ando Media Audio Top 20 Ranker for January has been released and Pandora continues its dominance. In the Domestic Ranker, based on Average Active Sessions (AAS), Pandora quadruples second place CBS Radio Inc. 522,330 to 103,2…
      - 26 Mar 11, 3:41pm -
    • Radio Remains The Greatest Influence On Music Listening & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      A new music study shows that 82% of those polled identified radio as having the greatest single influence on their music listening. This good news will be welcomed by an industry labeled as part of the "old media" that's losing its influence. The res…
      - 24 Mar 11, 6:27am -
    • There's More Than Stern's Lawsuit Brewing At Sirius XM & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      The Wall Street Journal is all over the Howard Stern Sues Sirius story. Shira Ovide writes in her Deal Journal blog that Howard's "production company is suing, claiming the satellite radio company has refused to pay stock awards it owes to him based…
      - 23 Mar 11, 1:01pm -
    • Arbitron Trumpets Radio Increases & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      I took one look at the USA Today headline and said "From your lips to God's ears." Even 1010 WINS New York talked about radio's "dramatic" increases. David Lieberman's headline set the tone for all this enthusiasm: In a renaissance for radio, more li…
      - 22 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • Moving Radio Stations Online Is Not Working & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      Moving terrestrial radio stations online is not the answer as evidenced by the failure of KUSF, the University of San Francisco station that yanked the station off the air and on to the internet. When the station was sold, KUSF told their listeners t…
      - 21 Mar 11, 6:03am -
    • New Agency Head Says Radio Needs A Higher Profile & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (Weekend Edition)Kantar Media may claim that radio's rate of recovery outpaced the rest of the media world in 2010 but new Katz Radio President Mark Gray says radio can do a lot better in selling itself. Marketing Pilgrim has posted a chart showing l…
      - 18 Mar 11, 8:34am -
    • FCC Aids Earthquake Relief Effort & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      (St. Patrick's Day Edition)FCC rules don't prohibit commercial stations from any sort of fund raising. Commercial stations could raise money for public broadcasting if they chose, although my guess is they probably wouldn't. Non-commercial stations c…
      - 17 Mar 11, 5:52am -
    • HD Radio Loses The Zune & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      HD Radio just lost a device it counted on to gain respectability and acceptance in its fight to gain a foothold in the market. Microsoft has announced it's canning Zune HD. Zune HD was the last completely new hardware model and was released in 2009.…
      - 16 Mar 11, 5:45am -
    • Now's The Time For Radio To Act & "WRKO...The Launch"...
      Radio should act quickly when events warrant action. Case in point: offering help to the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The radio stations that jumped all over this quickly are the stations that are the leaders in their r…
      - 15 Mar 11, 5:55am -

    Video: California Aircheck

    KGB-FM San Diego Berger and Prescott (with Chainsaw) 1987 California Aircheck Video

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    WYAY Y-106 Atlanta Rhubarb Jones & Commander Dave California Aircheck Video 1987

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    KFRC San Francisco Mobile Sturgeon 1983 California Aircheck Video

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    KKLQ Q-106 San Diego Rumble & Murphy 1991 California Aircheck Video

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    KRMX San Diego Rich Brother Robbin 1991 California Aircheck Video

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    WENS Indianapolis Scott Fisher & Anne Craig 1994 California Aircheck Video

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    Radio Today UK

    MediaWeek UK

    The Guardian

    • Christiane Amanpour on hosting Today: 'I never feel I can just wing it'
      The renowned CNN journalist on the BBC gender pay gap, fake news and what to expect on Radio 4’s flagship current affairs show on FridayWhen the BBC has hundreds of talented women on staff, why would it ask an outsider to guest host the Today progr…
      - 3 days ago 19 Oct 17, 8:28am -
    • Geoffrey Boycott makes amends over Theresa May's missing Tupperware
      Cricket pundit sends PM new containers after she accused him of taking hers when she baked brownies for TMS teamGeoffrey Boycott has attempted to make amends with Theresa May after she accused him of taking her Tupperware when she baked brownies for…
      - 4 days ago 18 Oct 17, 1:44pm -

    Airchcker Canada

    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0203

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0203

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 8 Jul 13, 10:14am -
    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0202

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0202

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 1 Jul 13, 1:24pm -
    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0201

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0201

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 24 Jun 13, 11:21am -
    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0200

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0200

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 18 Jun 13, 12:28am -
    • The Stuph File Program Slide Show - Esther Williams

      The Stuph File Program Slide Show - Esther Williams

      Stuph File Program listeners, another video slide show is here. This one hails from June’s show #0199. It's a retro interview from my celebrity audio archives that features a talent who, sadly, is no long with us. This was one with the legendary s…
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    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0199

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0199

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 10 Jun 13, 2:33am -
    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0198

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0198

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 3 Jun 13, 3:03am -
    • What is the Q107 Classic Rock disCOVERy Series?

      What is the Q107 Classic Rock disCOVERy Series?

      Sometimes people ask me why I started the Classic Rock disCOVERy Series. The answer is that I love promoting bands and luckily I am in a position to do so. Since I am not working at a station that normally promotes said bands, I had to find a way to…
      - 28 May 13, 1:17pm -
    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0197

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0197

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 27 May 13, 3:41am -
    • Goodbye Blogger | The Last Post | Moving To Airchecker.ca

      Goodbye Blogger | The Last Post | Moving To  Airchecker.ca

      Airchecker is powered by the people of radio and those who have a great passion to have conversations about radio. As the voice of the Canadian radio industry since 2009. Airchecker has gained a loyal army of followers who say we are the best sour…
      - 22 May 13, 1:08am -
    • Jeff Agnew, General Manager Of Phresh FM
      What is Phresh FM?It’s a not-for-profit online radio station. We’re just a group of volunteers, a group of DJs that originally started it just to compete with the music we didn’t like being played on the radio. Originally we decided to comp…
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    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0196

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0196

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 20 May 13, 2:40am -
    • CBC keeps Kitchener Radio Costs Secret
      Taxpayer-funded CBC is keeping secret the cost of its new local radio station, while it spars with private stations that are upset to be competing with the public purse.“All of the financial data on what we spend on individual locations we consi…
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    • Howard Stern’s New Mansion Worth $52 Million
      Howard Stern’s new mansion in Palm Beach, Florida cost him a cool $52 million, though for someone who has two jobs paying out millions of dollars, the price tag on the luxurious estate seems more, well, normal.The shock jock dropped $52 million o…
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    • BREAKING: Jim Pattison Buys Three Radio Stations Calgary & Winnipeg
      KAMLOOPS, BC, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Bell Media, Astral Media Inc. (Astral) and the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group Limited Partnership (Pattison) today jointly announced Pattison's acquisition of three key FM radio stations located in Calgary and Winn…
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    • CBC's Stephen Quinn Top Dog Of Afternoon Vancouver Radio
      It probably also helped catapult CBC Radio One's On The Coast Show (88.1 FM, 690 AM) into the top-ranked spot in the April PPM ratings.For the first time, the show hosted by the often-amusing Stephen Quinn attracted the largest Vancouver audience b…
      - 16 May 13, 10:58am -
    • Vancouver's CISL 940 Picture

      Vancouver's CISL 940 Picture

      This picture submitted by Patrick V McClorey. CILS 940. Vancouver's CILS was launched May 01, 1980. Changed frequency in 1985 to 650.  Airchecker Canada
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    • UK: Virgin Radio Facts | 20 Years
      Virgin Radio is 20 years old, having been launched by Richard Branson at 12.15pm on April 30th, 1993. Since its birth the radio network has travelled to all corners of the earth and has seen some spectacular appointments and acquisitions.To celeb…
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    • Social Networking
      A social networking service is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections.…
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    • Vancouver Radio | Ross On Radio
      Is EDM still an exotic genre—one that programmers are still grappling with? Or has it long taken over mainstream top 40, one superstar producer at a time? Folk/acoustic product may make a surprise showing. Piano ballads may pile up. Turbo-pop is…
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    • AM Stations: Don’t Forget What You Have
      What we have is a medium that once was at the top of its game. In the 1960s we had AM only car radios. Then came FM, 8-track players, cassette players, CD changers, satellite radio, iPod and USB interface jacks. These are all competing to provide ent…
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    • CFNO Wants To Move Operations To Thunder Bay | Leave Our Sound In Our Hometowns
      CFNO bills itself as our Hometown Sound and for the past 30 years the radio station has played an important role in keeping the geographically distant communities of the North Shore connected. As community leaders, we have witnessed the work of ma…
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    • The Stuph File Program - Episode #0195

      The Stuph File Program - Episode #0195

      Welcome to the latest edition of the Stuph File Program.For a program list of the items included and all their accompanying links in this one hour show, you can find the information on my website in the Stuph File Program section, or just follow this…
      - 13 May 13, 11:30am -
    • Winners: Western Association Of Broadcasters Award. "As a Leader of Tomorrow"
      Carly Meyers of X 92.9#calgary Western Association of Broadcasters Award. "As a Leader of Tomorrow"Calgary's New Rock Alternative.— Airchecker (@Airchecker) May 13, 2013Katie Sarah AMP Radio #calgary got the nod.Western Association of Broadcasters…
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    Dan O'Day

    Funny T-Shirts Coffee Mugs for Radio Pros - Jocks - Programmers

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    EMBARRASSING MOMENT AT BBC RADIO 4 NEWS

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    RADIO LUXEMBOURG - Every Day Was Fun with Occasional Crises

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    (Great) Narrating Audiobooks vs. Voice Overs

    - 28 Sep 15, 8:42pm -
    Barbara Rosenblat Coaching Excellent New Audiobook Narrator

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    RADIO RANCH TOUR - INSIDE LOOK w/O’DAY, COYLE

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    AirCheckIt