Radio Insight

  • !Newsday: Mike Francesa’s replacement(s): What’s the plan for the FAN?
    From RadioInsightThe post Newsday: Mike Francesa’s replacement(s): What’s the plan for the FAN? appeared first on RadioInsight.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 6:48pm -
  • !KOUL Flips To CHR Power 103.3

    KOUL Flips To CHR Power 103.3

    From RadioInsightLerma Communications and Easton-Mark Media have flipped Country “Young Country 107.7/93.5” KOUL Agua Dulce TX to CHR “Power 103.3“. The move comes with a change in translators as KOUL ends its rebroadcast on 93.5 K228XM Corp…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 5:46pm -

All Access

Radio Ink

  • !FCC Wants To Add Blue Alerts To EAS
    Blue Alerts can be used to warn the public with actionable information related to a law enforcement officer who's missing, injured, or killed in the line of duty, or when there's an imminent credible threat to an officer. The Blue Alert option would…
    - 30 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 9:40pm -
  • !The Fight Over Casey Kasem Is Not Dead Yet
    He's been dead for three years (6/15/14) yet the family feud over radio icon Casey Kasem rages on. The latest twist is a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kasem's widow against his three children. Jean Kasem is accusing Kerri, Mike, and Julie Kasem (fr…
    - 32 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 9:38pm -
  • !CKLW Jumps Into The Lead
    Thursday was a big day for our friends up north. CKLW fans were out in force, pushing Buffalo's WKBW into the second spot. WING in Dayton rejoined the list and B100 in San Diego makes its first appearance. Cast your vote in the "20 Greatest Top 40 St…
    - 40 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 9:30pm -
  • !WCBS Celebrating 50th Anniversary With Night Of Storytelling
    WCBS Newsradio 880AM will present “Celebrating 50 Years of News: A Night of New York Stories” on Tuesday, August 8 at the PlayStation Theater in NYC’s Times Square. The famed station is bringing in some of NYC’s most notable celebrities in ne…
    - 50 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 9:20pm -
  • !YOU Are The Gatekeeper
    (By Barry Cohen) It may sound like posturing, but unless you are selling in Death Valley, or a town with a population of only 40, you are in charge of who has access to your assets. Your audience is your product -- not your signal, not your talent, n…
    - 60 mins ago 22 Jun 17, 9:10pm -
  • !Urban Leaders Meet P&G Execs
    The meeting was arranged by Kizart Media Partners and included the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters, who met with P&G executives at their Cincinnati headquarters. The initiatives discussed have not yet been announced publicly, however…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 6:44pm -
  • !Neil Chayet Retiring From WBZ
    His signature tag line was “This is Neil Chayet – Looking at the Law.” This month will mark the retirement of Neil Chayet’s popular “Looking at the Law” radio feature after a nearly 42-year broadcast career on radio stations all across th…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 6:36pm -
  • Hewitt Gets MSNBC Gig
    Salem's conservative talker is joining the left-leaning networks Saturday morning lineup. Hewitt's half hour show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m starting June 24. Salem Radio Network syndicates Hewitt who is heard nationally in more than 120…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 1:26pm -
  • Class Of 2017 Enters Country Radio Hall Of Fame
    The ceremony was held by the Country Radio Broadcasters, Tuesday, at the Marriott Nashville. This year’s Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees in radio are Tim Closson, Charlie Ochs, and Mel Owens, and in the on-air category Joe Wade Formicola (post…
    - 9 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 1:22pm -
  • Trio To Boost Marketing, Finance, & Content At Midroll
    Podcast outfit Midroll Media has brought in Amy Fitzgibbons as Vice President of Marketing; Laura Mayer joins as Executive Producer for Midroll; and David Murray becomes Vice President of Finance and Strategy. Fitzgibbons comes to Midroll from Photo…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 10:13am -

Radio Online

  • FCC Proposes to Add Blue Alerts to EAS System

    FCC Proposes to Add Blue Alerts to EAS System

    The FCC has proposed to add an alert option to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect the nation's law enforcement officers. Called a "Blue Alert," the option would be used by authorities in states across the country to notify the public th…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 10:26am -
  • Study: Public Radio Doesn't Have High Awareness

    Study: Public Radio Doesn't Have High Awareness

    A new study of Public Radio from Coleman Insights finds that radio listeners don't have a high level of awareness of the category. Low awareness, combined with listeners' inability to distinguish Public Radio from commercial radio, seems to impede Pu…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 7:22pm -
  • Pai Picks Harold to Lead FCC Enforcement Bureau

    Pai Picks Harold to Lead FCC Enforcement Bureau

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai intends to appoint Rosemary C. Harold to serve as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. Harold -- an attorney with considerable experience within the agency, as well as a former journalist, rejoins the agency from Wilkinson Barker Kn…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 7:04pm -
  • Tom Kent Radio Network Aligns with SAG-AFTRA

    Tom Kent Radio Network Aligns with SAG-AFTRA

    The Tom Kent Radio Network inks a multi-year deal with SAG-AFTRA, becoming the first major independent American music syndication network to ratify such an agreement. In a release, TKRN said, "The network was built on the premise of talent first and…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 6:54pm -
  • Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting

    Trio Sells Interests in Baraboo Broadcasting

    Jeffrey A. Smith, Gregory J. Buchwald and Anne M. Smith have sold all of their ownership interests in Baraboo Broadcasting Corp. to Kelly Martinson for $380,000. The Corporation is the licensee of 250w AC WRPQ-AM (740) and FM translator station W259B…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 1:35pm -
  • Bott Radio Expands in Arkansas, South Dakota

    Bott Radio Expands in Arkansas, South Dakota

    Bott Radio Network (BRN) expands its nationwide Christian Talk Radio network with the launch of two new radio outlets, one serving Rapid City, SD, on 1kW KASD-FM at 90.3 FM, and another serving Fort Smith, AR, on 1.3kW KAOW-FM at 88.9 FM. Building on…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 1:29pm -
  • Hudson Named GM for SRN's ''Mike Gallagher Show''

    Hudson Named GM for SRN's ''Mike Gallagher Show''

    SRN's "Mike Gallagher Show" taps longtime Gallagher team member Joey Hudson as General Manager of the syndicated talk program, effective Monday, June 26. Hudson, who is currently the Executive Director of Gallagher's non-profit foundation, "Gallagher…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 1:19pm -
  • FOX News Radio Reveals New Weekday Talk Lineup

    FOX News Radio Reveals New Weekday Talk Lineup

    FOX News Radio (FNR) has announced that its opinion arm, FOX News Talk, will add "The Todd Starnes Show" to its weekday lineup beginning Wednesday, July 5 from 12-3pm and "The Tom Shillue Show" on Monday, July 10 from 3-6pm. Both programs are syndica…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 9:02am -
  • Caroline Beasley Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair

    Caroline Beasley Elected as NAB Joint Board Chair

    Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley has been unanimously elected as NAB joint board chair. She replaces Dave Lougee, President and CEO of TEGNA Media, whose term expired. Tri State Communications President and CEO Randy D. Gravley was elected Ra…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:03am -
  • Cumulus Names Peter Thiele as KARN/Little Rock PD

    Cumulus Names Peter Thiele as KARN/Little Rock PD

    Cumulus Little Rock names veteran radio programmer Peter Thiele as Program Director for KARN-FM (Newsradio 102.9). Thiele previously served as PD of Salem's Talk WNYM-AM (AM 970 The Answer) and Religious WMCA-AM/New York. He joined the New York duo i…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 3:15am -
  • Long to Program 98.9 Magic FM/Colorado Springs

    Long to Program 98.9 Magic FM/Colorado Springs

    Cumulus Media has appointed Rex Long as Program Director and On-Air Talent for 98.9 Magic FM in Colorado Springs. Long was previously with Cumulus Media-Montgomery, AL, where he served as Program Director for the past seven years at Y-102 WHHY-FM. He…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 3:14am -
  • iHM Houston Debuts New SportsTalk 790 Lineup

    iHM Houston Debuts New SportsTalk 790 Lineup

    iHeartMedia Houston announced its new weekday lineup for KBME-AM (SportsTalk 790), effective July 17. The new schedule begins at 6am with "The Josh Innes Show," which has aired in afternoons since October, 2016. Innes (pictured) is a veteran sports r…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 1:55pm -
  • SiriusXM Available to Subscribers with Amazon Alexa

    SiriusXM Available to Subscribers with Amazon Alexa

    SiriusXM has announced that its some 200 channels -- including Howard Stern -- are now available to subscribers with Amazon Alexa. With the SiriusXM skill for Amazon Alexa, the company's trial or paid subscribers will receive access to music and ente…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 1:42pm -
  • CBS Radio New York Launches New Daily e-Newsletter

    CBS Radio New York Launches New Daily e-Newsletter

    CBS Radio New York launches FOMO New York City, a new daily e-newsletter that delivers the latest New York-centric news and updates to a subscriber's inbox. The e-newsletter features stories from CBS Radio New York's radio stations and websites as we…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 1:34pm -
  • Erin Vermeulen Joins the WCSX/Detroit Morning Show

    Erin Vermeulen Joins the WCSX/Detroit Morning Show

    Erin Vermeulen joins Big Jim O'Brien as the newest member of the Classic Rock WCSX-FM morning team in the Motor City. She'll begin her new post with Beasley outlet on Monday, July 10. Vermeulen, who began her career at the former WYUR (1310) in Detro…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 1:29pm -
  • RTDNA Announces 2017 Natl. Murrow Awards Winners

    RTDNA Announces 2017 Natl. Murrow Awards Winners

    The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2017 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, which recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world. This year, t…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 8:07am -
  • Longtime Host Wendy Rice to Exit WXRT Chicago

    Longtime Host Wendy Rice to Exit WXRT Chicago

    WXRT-FM Chicago will bid farewell to longtime host Wendy Rice as she retires from weekly hosting duties of her Saturday Morning Flashback program. Rice will host her final show on Saturday, June 24 with the show's content devoted to the music and mem…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:58am -
  • WYMS Launches First All-Milwaukee Music Channel

    WYMS Launches First All-Milwaukee Music Channel

    All-Milwaukee music began broadcasting and streaming around the clock on Tuesday at 6am with the launch of "414Music.fm," WYMS-FM (88Nine Radio) Milwaukee's new HD2 radio channel and mobile and online stream. The new channel and stream is the first t…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:44am -
  • Sun Broadcast Group, Julio Aponte Ink Extension

    Sun Broadcast Group, Julio Aponte Ink Extension

    Sun Broadcast Group inks a multi-year extension with Chief Operating Officer (COO) Julio Aponte. Under the agreement Aponte will continue to head the daily operations of Sun's New York City and Boca Raton offices as well as oversee the company's sale…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:31am -
  • Cumulus Launches ''ALT 92.3 FM'' in New Orleans

    Cumulus Launches ''ALT 92.3 FM'' in New Orleans

    Cumulus Media/New Orleans moves its NASH Country format from WRKN-FM (92.3) to its new home at WZRH-FM (106.1) and launches new Alternative "ALT 92.3 FM" on WRKN. The frequency flip brings Alternative to two-thirds of Louisiana's total population, an…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 5:57pm -
  • WAY-FM Adds Dean Sims as Chief Technology Officer

    WAY-FM Adds Dean Sims as Chief Technology Officer

    Dean Sims joins the executive team at Christian radio networks WAY-FM as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Dean comes to WAY Media after serving the ministry as a technical consultant for five months. Before that, he spent seven years as the Director o…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 2:21pm -
  • AdLarge Announces Touchdown Radio Games Lineup

    AdLarge Announces Touchdown Radio Games Lineup

    AdLarge Media announces the 2017 Schedule of NCAA College Football Games from Touchdown Radio, a sports radio network founded and led by former University of Miami quarterback and CEO Gino Torretta. Touchdown Radio is entering its 10th year and AdLar…
    - 3 days ago 19 Jun 17, 1:31pm -
  • Smiley to Host 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards

    Smiley to Host 2017 NAB Marconi Radio Awards

    Syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley will host the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show on September 7 at the 2017 Radio Show. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), the Radio Show…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 9:52am -
  • Beasley Media Launches ''94.7 Smoke'' in Charlotte

    Beasley Media Launches ''94.7 Smoke'' in Charlotte

    Beasley Media Group announces the debut of "94.7 Smoke" on W234BY-FM in Charlotte. The core of the playlist will be southern rock, however, the new outlet will also play anything deemed "Southern," including both local and new artists. In addition, t…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 8:43am -
  • iHeartMedia and FOX Create ''Smart A/V Audiences''

    iHeartMedia and FOX Create ''Smart A/V Audiences''

    iHeartMedia and FOX Networks Group (FNG) announces the launch of Smart A/V Audiences, the first suite of data-driven advertising products available to the marketplace offering campaigns including both Audio and Video creative units integrated onto on…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 8:10am -

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

  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Hugh Hewitt to Host Weekend Show on MSNBC. TVNewser is first with the report that Salem Radio Network talk show host Hugh Hewitt will begin hosting a Saturday morning show on MSNBC on Saturday (6/24).   The program will air live at 8:00 am ET.  Ob…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 8:23am -
  • May 2017 PPM Analysis: Sports Talk

    May 2017 PPM Analysis: Sports Talk

    By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor TALKERS LOS ANGELES — The second of our four-part series of thorough May 2017 PPM overviews deals with sports talk and it is comprised of such facilities that rank in the top 20 (6+, May 2017) in any of the 48 PPM-m…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 8:07am -
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2017

    Wednesday, May 21, 2017

    Fox News Radio Unveils New Shows Featuring Todd Starnes and Tom Shillue.  The two new talk radio programs fill the afternoon daypart – the Todd Starnes show airing from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm ET (7/5) and the Tom Shillue show following from 3:00 pm…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 7:29am -
  • May 2017 PPM Analysis: News

    May 2017 PPM Analysis: News

    By Mike Kinosian Managing Editor TALKERS LOS ANGELES — The first in our series of May 2017 ratings recaps begins with the all-news format, where our qualifying panel did far better year-to-year (May 2016 – May 2017), versus month-to-month (April…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 7:22am -
  • Keeping Up with Every Word

    Keeping Up with Every Word

    By Richard Neer WFAN, New York Talk Show Host   NEW YORK — They say any publicity is good publicity, but I’m sure my WFAN, New York colleague Mike Francesa can do without the tabloid coverage he’s received recently. The latest issue is his us…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:41am -
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    WFAN, New York Celebrates 30 Years. On July 1, CBS RADIO is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the birth of sports talk radio outlet WFAN, New York.  In honor of the 1987 launch of the station, WFAN is celebrating with a special day of live broadca…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:21am -
  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    Monday, June 19, 2017

    Bill O’Reilly Touts New Operation; Promises ‘Grisly’ News About His Fox Ouster. At a performance at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury (Long Island) on Saturday, former Fox News Channel personality Bill O’Reilly told attendees, “In the weeks to c…
    - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 8:36am -
  • Open a Mall

    Open a Mall

    By Walter Sabo Sabo Media CEO   NEW YORK — The forbidden topic about the future of AM talk radio is infomercials. Infomercials, rather than the subtleties of topic selection, harm AM talk cume more than any other single station element. Most sta…
    - 7 days ago 16 Jun 17, 8:10am -
  • Friday, June 16, 2017

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Jurecki Joins Daily Roster at ‘Arizona Sports.’ At KMVP-FM, Phoenix “Arizona Sports,” veteran sports talk show host and Arizona Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki now serves as a talk show host and multimedia reporter.  Bonneville International…
    - 7 days ago 16 Jun 17, 2:29am -
  • “There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Car”

    “There’s Never Been a Better Time to Buy a Car”

    By Holland Cooke Media Consultant   BLOCK ISLAND, RI — That has gotta be THE – repeat, THE – most worn-out auto copy cliché.  In-one-ear-and-out-the-other. A dealer who advertises 52 weeks on one of my client stations – and didn’t stop…
    - 7 days ago 15 Jun 17, 11:26am -

Radio Business Report

  • !Is Cumulus Closer To A Victory Over Michael Baisden?

    Is Cumulus Closer To A Victory Over Michael Baisden?

    A popular syndicated radio air personality self-described as "one of the most influential, engaging radio personalities" may be one step closer to defeat as a jury will ultimately decide a more than three-year-old lawsuit filed in a Texas Federal cou…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:33pm -
  • !A Mild Thursday For Media Stocks

    A Mild Thursday For Media Stocks

    U.S. financial markets experienced a rather tepid trading session on Thursday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 12.74, to 21,397.29, and Nasdaq inched ahead 2.73, to 6,236.69. Among the highlights in the media sector was another move in th…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:29pm -
  • !The FCC Chairman’s Good Faith Efforts

    The FCC Chairman’s Good Faith Efforts

    On Saturday, June 10, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai stopped by a Wyoming Broadcasters meeting and said, in part, “Last month, the FCC launched a comprehensive review of our media regulations. Our goal is clear: We want to figure out how to update our rules…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:25pm -
  • !News Editor
    Lynchburg, VA – Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:18pm -
  • !News Producer
    Richmond, VA – NBC12, Richmond’s No. 1 news organization has immediate opening for creative, dynamic news producer. Successful candidate must be strong writer, energetic, self motivated and strong leader. No show stackers…just experienced leade…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:17pm -
  • !Master Control Operator
    Richmond, VA – Part Time Master Control Operator – WWBT in Richmond, VA seeks part time Master Control Operator responsible for operation of all systems within a multi station master control. Duties include, but are not limited to, operation of s…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:17pm -
  • !Technical Media Producer P/T
    Spokane, WA – KHQ-TV, the Inland Northwest’s Local News Leader has an immediate opening for a part-time Technical Media Producer. TMP’s as we call them are the true Swiss Army Knives of the KHQ newsroom. TMP’s do everything from edit video, o…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:16pm -
  • !Multi-Media Journalist
    Pocatello, ID – KPVI-6, the NBC station in Pocatello-Idaho Falls, has a full time opening for a Multi-Media Journalist who has a desire to learn more about their craft. Our reporters are very engaged in the community and able to enterprise compelli…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • !Pay-TV Satisfaction Still High, Despite Long-Term Dip

    Pay-TV Satisfaction Still High, Despite Long-Term Dip

    For all of the chatter regarding dissatisfaction with MVPDs, the percentage of consumers who are "very satisfied" with their pay-TV service is still much higher than those who are fed up with cable.
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:15pm -
  • !Floor Director/Production Assistant Part-Time
    Chicago, IL – WGN-TV is currently seeking a Part-Time Floor Director/Production Assistant. Responsible for providing support to the director in the production of live broadcasts and live to tape programs. This includes the preparation and distribut…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:14pm -
  • !Studio Technician, Req. #13183
    Phoenix, AZ – ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for a Studio Technician I to join the team. Qualified candidate will be able to operate studio television cameras during live and taped productions, act as floor director and teleprompter operator…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:13pm -
  • !Traffic Assistant
    Spokane, WA – KHQ has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Traffic Assistant. Must be detail oriented, reliable, computer savvy and must be able to work under strict deadlines. WideOrbit experience Ideal. Prior broadcast or media experience in sale…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:12pm -
  • !NPRM On ‘Blue Alerts’ Gets FCC Go-Ahead

    NPRM On ‘Blue Alerts’ Gets FCC Go-Ahead

    At its June Open Meeting today, the FCC proposed to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System to help protect the nation’s law enforcement officers. Called a “Blue Alert,” the option would be used by authorities in states acr…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:12pm -
  • !Is This Aerospace Company A Lone Star Pirate?

    Is This Aerospace Company A Lone Star Pirate?

    The fight against unlicensed radio stations has undoubtedly received newfound vigor at the FCC thanks in large part to Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly, who has made the abolition of pirate operators a top priority.Who knew that a major…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:10pm -
  • !On-Air Announcer/Production/Multimedia
    Havre, MT – Announcers are the Radio station’s voice and often the people with whom the public identifies by introducing programs and music, delivering news, sports, weather, commercial copy and community service with an emphasis on local involve…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:08pm -


Urban Insite

  • Young Thug, Big Boi And 2 Chainz Channel Atlanta’s History Of Transmutation

    Young Thug, Big Boi And 2 Chainz Channel Atlanta’s History Of Transmutation

    There was time when Atlanta rappers were totally ignored by local radio. But, not anymore as the music is the most popular today and all over the world. Don’t ask radio, talk to Spotify, and other music sources and they will tell you how popular Hi…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 10:05am -
  • NABOB & P&G Cincy Discuss Media Campaign

    NABOB & P&G Cincy Discuss Media Campaign

      Representatives of NABOB and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) were invited to Cincinnati last week to meet with a marketing team at P&G to discuss a major new initiative being developed by P&G.  P&G has not announced the initi…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 9:50am -
  • Looking For Voice Track Talent

    Looking For Voice Track Talent

    We have a couple of clients seeking on-air help. If you can voice track and relate one-to-one with a friendly style (meaning be yourself) and communicate making every talk break count this may be for you. Talent who understand and can do a little bit…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 9:49am -
  • On-Demand Top 30

    On-Demand Top 30

    Artist Title 1 DJ Khaled I’m The One 2 Lamar, Kendrick HUMBLE. 3 Future Mask Off 4 Lil Uzi Vert XO TOUR Llif3 5 Post Malone Feat. Quavo Congratulations 6 Mars, Bruno That’s What I Like 7 French Montana Feat. Swae Lee Unforgettable 8 Sheeran, Ed S…
    - 12 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 9:49am -
  • Is Community Service A Part Of Urban Radio?

    Is Community Service A Part Of Urban Radio?

    Urban Insite received some emails yesterday with regards to the local 6th District special election in Georgia, and lack of radio talk to the community. The email’s sender claimed some local black stations didn’t know a very important and special…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 11:41am -
  • Nielsen Marketing Cloud Connects Radio Listening To Purchase Data

    Nielsen Marketing Cloud Connects Radio Listening To Purchase Data

    Pierre Bouvard and Westwood One is the first radio company to launch a data management platform with the Nielsen Marketing Cloud. More insite here.
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 9:31am -
  • We Want Your Music!

    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 21 Jun 17, 9:19am -
  • Andre Iguodala On-Air @ 102.9 KBLX Dream Team

    Andre Iguodala On-Air @ 102.9 KBLX Dream Team

    On Tuesday, June 20th the KBLX Morning Dream Team (Tony Sco., Tony Roberts, and Kimmie Tee) & guest host, Zahrah Farmer from Days with Zahrah on ABC Bay Area, were surprised on the telephone by NBA Forward and member of the 2017 World Champion Golden…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:24am -
  • NABOB Delegation Meets U.S. Army Cadet Command

    NABOB Delegation Meets U.S. Army Cadet Command

    Twenty representatives of NABOB met with Major General Chris Hughes, the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The NABOB delegation was in Fort Knox as guests of Cadet Command.  In a two-day meeting with the NABO…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:24am -
  • Digital Marketing Strategist

    Digital Marketing Strategist

     Raleigh NC Description:  CBC New Media Group is seeking a Digital Marketing Strategist to develop customized digital solutions for businesses in the Raleigh area. This individual will work closely with our Account Executives to establish and mana…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 8:23am -
  • Spring ’17 Phase 2 Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, Richmond

    Spring ’17 Phase 2 Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, Richmond

    Nielsen Audio Spring 2017 Phase 2 results for Birmingham, Greenville-Spartanburg, and Richmond.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 4:31pm -
  • Atl: Election Day For 6th District, But Where’s Local Black Radio

    Atl: Election Day For 6th District, But Where’s Local Black Radio

    There is an election in Atlanta’s 6th District today, but in listening to local Black radio you would never know it. The main mission for Black radio is to be where local listeners are each and every day. It seems that local Atlanta Black radio has…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 1:10pm -
  • Urban Director of Programming, Detroit Region

    Urban Director of Programming, Detroit Region

    This is a big f-ing deal. iHeartMedia Detroit is seeking a new Director of Urban Programming for the Detroit. That would include WJLB and WMXD (Mix 92.3). Help iHeartMedia become better in Detroit for the Black Community. For those of interest click…
    - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 9:00am -

All About Country

  • A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribers 6/22/17 AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17

    A-Z Nielsen Audio For Subscribers 6/22/17  AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17

    DAYTON RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS       AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid    Data Released: …
    - 10 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 11:57am -
  • Class of 2017 Country Radio Hall of Famers Inducted

    Class of 2017 Country Radio Hall of Famers Inducted

    Pictured L to R: 2017 Class of Country Radio Hall ofFame inductees: Mel Owens, Charlie Ochs, ToddHarding (The Good Morning Guys), Susan Moore (The Good Morning Guys), Brian Gary (The GoodMorning Guys), Tim Closson, and Jim Mantel.…
    - 14 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 8:17am -
  • WWYZ, Country 92.5/Hartford Debuts New Morning Show

    WWYZ, Country 92.5/Hartford Debuts New Morning Show

    Country WWYZ, Country 92.5/Hartford debuts its new morning show "Damon & Cory," effective July 5th hosted by Connecticut radio vet Damon Scott and long-time morning host Cory Myers."We are excited that a well-known local personality like Damon Scot…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 7:30am -
  • Jacobs Media: Satellite May Be On To Conquering In-Home Listening

    Jacobs Media: Satellite May Be On To Conquering In-Home Listening

    As was reported here yesterday (6/21), SiriusXM is now available through Alexa.  According to Jacobs Media, with this move, SiriusXM may be on its was to increasing in-home listening.  Until now, Sirius XM has been confined to the car.  They have…
    - 15 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 7:10am -
  • Bobby Bones Named Host of WPOC/Baltimore

    Bobby Bones Named Host of WPOC/Baltimore

    Bobby Bones, nationally syndicated "Bobby Bones Show" host has been named WPOC/Baltimore's newest night host.The shift had previously been handled by MD/morning co-host Jeff St. Pierre.  Bones take over nights iwth new content as well as bits from…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 6:32am -
  • Big D & Bubba Adds KWNO, Country 99/Winona, MN

    Big D & Bubba Adds KWNO, Country 99/Winona, MN

    Silverfish Media nationally syndicated "The Big D & Bubba" morning show has added Leighton Broadcasting Country KWNO, Country 99/Winona, MN as their sixth new affiliate this year.Other affiliates include WEIO/Huntingdon, TN; KAJE/Corpus Christi, TX…
    - 16 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 6:27am -
  • WKHX, Kicks 101.5/Atlanta Debuts New Morning Show

    WKHX, Kicks 101.5/Atlanta Debuts New Morning Show


    - 17 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 5:39am -
  • Don Brake Adds Afternoons

    Don Brake Adds Afternoons

    WKKW afternoons host Don Brake has added afternoons for West Virginia Radio Corp. WVMD, 100.1 The Wolf/Cumberland, MD.  Brake will begin this new role immediately and will continue afternoons with WKKW.Brake is also now the music contact for the st…
    - 17 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 5:16am -
  • A-Z Nielsen Audio 6/21/17 For Subscribing Statrions AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17

    A-Z Nielsen Audio 6/21/17 For Subscribing Statrions  AQH Share for P12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid PHASE 2 SP 17

    ALBANY-SCHENECTADY-TROY RADIO RATINGS FOR SUBSCRIBING STATIONS       AQH Share for Persons 12+, Mon-Sun 6AM-Mid    Data…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 11:57am -
  • Turner Celebrates Fifth #1

    Turner Celebrates Fifth #1

    JPictured (L-R): ASCAP songwriter MarcBeeson, BMI artist Josh Turner and BMIsongwriter Daniel Tashian.osh Turner held a No. 1 party at Nashville venue South, to celebrate Josh Turner's fifth chart-topper, "Hometown Girl." This is BMI writer Dan…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 7:52am -

MediaLife

  • After nearly 18 years, it’s time to say good-bye
    Media Life Magazine is closing down. This short note is to thank our readers and advertisers for their wonderful support through the years. It's been a great experience for all of us.The post After nearly 18 years, it’s time to say good-bye appea…
    - 85 days ago 29 Mar 17, 1:56pm -
  • Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work

    Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work

    Only a third of advertisers renew their campaigns, finds a new study, and more than a third of publishers aren't following FTC guidelines on labeling, deceiving readersThe post Yet more evidence native advertising doesn’t work appeared first on Me…
    - 86 days ago 29 Mar 17, 4:30am -
  • A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband

    A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband

    People are starting to chop their subscriptions to save money, just as they do with cable. Smartphones and wifi make the internet accessible without broadband.The post A new type of cord-cutting: Snipping broadband appeared first on Media Life Magaz…
    - 86 days ago 29 Mar 17, 3:30am -
  • 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 Her…
    - 86 days ago 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.The post Weeklies: Surviving if not thriving in digi…
    - 87 days ago 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.The post Tweeter in chief: How Trump could save Twitter appeared first…
    - 87 days ago 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.The post Shows Trump hates are seeing big ad gains appeared first on Media…
    - 88 days ago 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.The post Broadcast vs. cable: How the top shows stack up appeared first on Media Life…
    - 88 days ago 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.The post A sign that coughs at your cigarette smoke appeared first…
    - 88 days ago 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.The post The word: Time Inc. sale is imminent appeared first on Media Life Magazin…
    - 88 days ago 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

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  • !Diageo Buys George Clooney's Tequila Company for Up to $1 Billion
    National Public Radio is reporting that Diageo has agreed to purchase Casamigos, the tequila company co-founded by actor-director George Clooney, in a deal that values the company at as much as $1 billion. Clooney founded the company four years ago w…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 4:24pm -
  • Hedwig' is a high-octane rock and roll journey
    "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," now tearing up Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater, is the wildly uproarious and deeply moving musical about an outspoken East German glam-rock singer. Since its off-Broadway birth in the late 1990s, "Hedwig and the Angry…
    - 23 hours ago 21 Jun 17, 11:06pm -
  • Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) Shares Sold by 10 15 Associates Inc.
    The firm owned 26,992 shares of the company's stock after selling 801 shares during the period. 10 15 Associates Inc.'s holdings in Sirius XM Holdings were worth $139,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 6:47pm -
  • Democrats: The Losing Party
    Yes, people who are 10 shades lighter than me run all of the committees. So are their consultants who receive big bucks to lose pivotal races like Tuesday's special elections in Georgia and South Carolina.
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 6:47pm -
  • Cumulus Media (CMLS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports
    Press coverage about Cumulus Media has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time.
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 6:47pm -
  • Apple Seeds Second Beta of New watchOS 4 Operating System to Developers
    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers, a little over two weeks after its introduction at the 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Deve…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 4:43pm -
  • Concordia Provides Update On Development Of Long-Term Growth Strategy
    Further to previous communications, the Company's development of a long-term growth strategy is nearing completion. Once finalized, the Company intends to communicate its details with stakeholders in the second half of 2017.
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 2:40pm -
  • Kamala Harris creates playlist for African-American Music...
    Sen. Kamala Harris questions former FBI Director James Comey during a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. June not only marks Pride Month .
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • Nash Next Winner Todd Oa Neill Is Ready to a oeLove Againa in New Video
    After besting hundreds of other contestants in a four-month-long competition, Todd O'Neill was named the Nash Next champion in October 2016. The title earned Todd national radio airplay on Cumulus Media radio stations, a recording contract with Big M…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • Pianist shares 'Keys to the Classics'
    American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. In presenting his "concerts with lively commentary" Siegel offers comments on the work, the…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • Continue reading Distracted driving fuels 'alarming' rise in auto accidents
    America's roads are increasingly dangerous, with the number of car crashes increasing every year and reaching nearly 6.3 million in 2015, the latest year for which data is available, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That's up from…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:51am -
  • Minority Report' and 18 More Movies That Accurately...
    Today is the 15th anniversary of the release of "Minority Report," one of the most innovative and prescient sci-fi movies to grace the big screen. And in honor of the Steven Spielberg- Tom Cruise masterpiece, we wanted to run through 20 movies that p…
    - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 3:45am -
  • U2 'so grateful' Steve Scalise and others survived shooting
    Bono of U2, performing here at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 9 in Manchester, Tenn, offered encouragement to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise in a video shared to the wounded congressman's account Tuesday. "You been through some troub…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 11:45pm -
  • ValuEngine Upgrades Salem Media Group, Inc. (SALM) to Buy
    Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Salem Media Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Salem Media Group traded up 0.70% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.15.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 11:45pm -
  • Lubbock Christian University President Perrin reflects on 5 years at helm
    After five years as president of Lubbock Christian University, Tim Perrin is reflective on the university's past and seeing what he said is "strong progress" while looking forward to its future. The best accomplishment he has personally made at the u…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 9:46pm -
  • Senator Sherrod Brown loses friendly bet on NBA Finals
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is following through on a promise he made, one that wasn't a campaign promise, but a friendly bet with a colleague. Clad in Golden State Warriors gear, Brown made good on his bet with California Senator Kamala Harris over t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 9:46pm -
  • Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM) Chairman Acquires $47,690.35 in Stock
    Entercom Communications Corporation Chairman Joseph M. Field bought 4,793 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.95 per share, with a total value of $47,690.35.
    - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 7:30pm -

Mark Ramsey Media

  • Access To Your Radio Station Is Not Enough

    Access To Your Radio Station Is Not Enough

    This one is going to upset some of you, so get ready…. Recently I did some research where listeners were asked what platforms they listened to and where they listened to them. One respondent, a 40’ish woman with a teenaged son, indicated that her…
    - 11 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 11:07am -
  • Audio Advertisers: It’s Time To Make Spots Much Shorter

    Audio Advertisers: It’s Time To Make Spots Much Shorter

    This was the headline: “Fox adopting YouTube’s Six Second Ad Format.” “This is the first time that a broadcast television company has committed to the ad format, which YouTube introduced last year,” the companies said. That means Fox TV wil…
    - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 2:03pm -
  • Let’s Face It: Your Advertising Sucks

    Let’s Face It: Your Advertising Sucks

    So I’m reading a headline predicting a 4% decline in radio advertising over the next year and another 4% decline the year after. Meanwhile we are constantly reminded about clients pushing for lower rates or for tech-enabled solutions which risk com…
    - 6 days ago 16 Jun 17, 11:53am -
  • Media Unplugged: Will the Curtain Come Down on Movie Theaters?

    Media Unplugged: Will the Curtain Come Down on Movie Theaters?

    Will the curtain come down on movie theaters? And… The New York Times can’t save the newspaper industry. Plus, rants and raves about why bad movies fail at the box office: It’s the critics’ fault, of course, the NFL’s peculiar standards on…
    - 8 days ago 14 Jun 17, 11:26am -
  • Will There Be A Netflix Of Podcasts?

    Will There Be A Netflix Of Podcasts?

    What upfronts reveal about the TV business. And… Will there be a Netflix of Podcasts? Plus, rants and raves about the return of Biz Stone to Twitter and what happens when your date texts during a movie and the Justice System intercedes. It’s epis…
    - 23 days ago 30 May 17, 2:43pm -

Radio InkTank

  • 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 -
  • The Voltair Call: Anti-Climactic

    The Voltair Call: Anti-Climactic

    Nielsen clients got on a conference call today with the company to address the Voltair controversy — and Nielsen addressed it by saying it doesn’t support the Voltair unit. Company reps even went so far as to say they think...
    - 21 Jul 15, 5:15pm -
  • Ignoring Apple Music: Should Terrestrial Radio React?

    Ignoring Apple Music:  Should Terrestrial Radio React?

    A screen shot from the new Apple Music campaign. Should you ignore Apple Music? Or should your station react? History shows that established companies with first-mover advantage ignored Apple. Phone manufacturers did it before the iPhone, MP3 players…
    - 25 Jun 15, 4:42pm -

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 -
  • Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
    - 1 May 16, 4:00pm -

Mark Ramsey Media Video

hivio 2016 - Glenn McQuaid and "Tales from Beyond the Pale"

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hivio 2016 - Jesse Thorn on Leveraging Podcasting and Radio

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hivio 2016: How Radio Can Make a Real Difference in Local Communities

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hivio 2016 - How to Transform Personalities into Digital Brands

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hivio 2016 - How Radio Can Do Social Media Right

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hivio 2016 - Panoply's Andy Bowers on the Future of Podcasting as a Business

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Aircheckit

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Google

NAB News

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?

    - 7 Jun 10, 10:22pm -
    MSNBC The Ed Show: FM Talk Tsunami

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

    - 2 Apr 10, 7:38pm -

    Jacobs Media

    • Satellite Radio Invades The Homefront

      Satellite Radio Invades The Homefront

      SiriusXM's new partnership with Amazon means their 200+ channels are now just a shout-out away. Echo devices - better known as "Alexa" - are now in millions of homes, making satellite radio readily available where people live and work - not just in…
      - 17 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • What We Learned from the “Podcast Makeover” Panel at Podcast Movement

      What We Learned from the “Podcast Makeover” Panel at Podcast Movement

      Last year, we brought some of the brightest minds in broadcasting together to critique podcasters at the Podcast Movement conference. It was like an aircheck session and "Shark Tank" rolled into one session. It went so well, we're reprising it this…
      - 2 days ago 21 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • What Would YOU Do In An Autonomous Car?

      What Would YOU Do In An Autonomous Car?

      Like them or not, autonomous cars are coming. In Techsurvey13, we asked our 51,000+ respondents what they would do when self-driving cars become commonplace and safe. Their answers may surprise you. Or maybe not.
      - 3 days ago 20 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • Radio: A Century Head Start

      Radio: A Century Head Start

      The CEO of a startup streaming video company notes the difficulty in chasing after 10-year incumbents, Netflix and YouTube. And that's why it's important to remember that at nearly 100 years young, broadcast radio's edge over its digital competition…
      - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • 5 Website Stats Every Radio Program Director Should Track

      5 Website Stats Every Radio Program Director Should Track

      Here are five website data points found in Google Analytics that every radio station program director should keep an eye on.
      - 6 days ago 16 Jun 17, 2:00pm -
    • For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto, The Report Card Is In

      For Apple CarPlay And Android Auto, The Report Card Is In

      New research shows that drivers not only use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their new cars, they highly recommend these dashboard platforms. Their impact on in-car radio listening is like a dashboard warning light - a signal that broadcasters nee…
      - 7 days ago 16 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • Is DJ : Station like Band : Brand?

      Is DJ : Station like Band : Brand?

      This summer, many iconic rock brands will be touring - often without some of the stars that were part of the original lineups. And it's the same for legendary radio stations, where the brands transcend DJs, programmers, and others. It's all about th…
      - 8 days ago 15 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • How Much Money Radio’s CEOs Make Is NOT The Question

      How Much Money Radio’s CEOs Make Is NOT The Question

      The industry trade publications never hesitate to publish the salaries of radio CEOs (and other corporate officers). But the more important conversation about the people running radio's major companies revolves around their ability to lead and inspi…
      - 9 days ago 14 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • My Dad Won Guns N’ Roses Tickets!!!!

      My Dad Won Guns N’ Roses Tickets!!!!

      An amazing 60-second video of an over-the-top contest winner is a reminder to everyone in radio not just about the value of prizes, but the impact stations can have on people's lives. Even a correct caller ticket giveaway that looks like just anothe…
      - 10 days ago 13 Jun 17, 5:10am -
    • Has Apple Solved Podcasting’s Analytics Challenge?

      Has Apple Solved Podcasting’s Analytics Challenge?

      One of the limitations of podcasting has been a lack of user metrics that would encourage advertisers and marketers to jump on board. At its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference last week, Apple introduced a potential breakthrough - Podcast Analytic…
      - 11 days ago 12 Jun 17, 5:11am -

    Holland Cooke Media

    • 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…
      - 45 days ago 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…
      - 60 days ago 23 Apr 17, 12:18pm -
    • 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 →
      - 76 days ago 7 Apr 17, 6:20pm -
    • Radio’s biggest star returns.

      Radio’s biggest star returns.

      Do the math. For 6 months when habitual listening dips as listeners vacation and otherwise alter their lives, baseball brings tune-in (“vertical maintenance” in ratings speak), to… 162 three+ hour shows (“horizontal maintenance”), by… peo…
      - 82 days ago 1 Apr 17, 10:36am -
    • 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 -
    • CES2017

      CES2017

      It’s massive…it’s mind-boggling…it’s the 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show.Read/see/hear: my week-long coverage from fabulous Las Vegas.
      - 2 Jan 17, 12:10pm -
    • Voices Radio Will Miss in 2017

      Voices Radio Will Miss in 2017

      Some sang, others played their hits. Some called play-by-play, others called-it-quits. Read: Our annual tribute, and 2017 Talk Radio format forecast.
      - 11 Dec 16, 4:34pm -
    • If Trump’s win teaches Talk Radio ONE THING…

      If Trump’s win teaches Talk Radio ONE THING…

      …it’s this: Video: Social Media demonstrate appetite for dialogue. Will monologue prone talkers take the hint?
      - 20 Nov 16, 4:22pm -
    • NAB Show/New York

      NAB Show/New York

      - 12 Nov 16, 8:23am -

    Robert Feder

    • !WTTW CEO Dan Schmidt announces retirement
      Dan Schmidt, the controversial president and CEO of the parent company of public television WTTW-Channel 11 and classical radio WFMT FM 98.7, will retire at the end of the year, Window to the World Communications announced Thursday. Schmidt, 62, join…
      - 7 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 3:30pm -
    • WBEZ brings back Steve Edwards as chief content officer
      Steve Edwards, one of the brightest stars to have guided WBEZ FM 91.5 in a generation, is returning to the public radio station as vice president and chief content officer, parent company Chicago Public Media announced Thursday. Edwards is stepping d…
      - 11 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 11:00am -

    Mi2N

    Chicago Radio and Media

    • A Goodbye Note From CRM & Larz
      Effective immediately, Chicagoland Radio and Media (CRM) is going on an extended hiatus.
      - 23 days ago 30 May 17, 8:00pm -
    • News & Notes: Linda MacLennan; Spiegel & Parkins; Julie DiCaro; Tom Waddle; Byron Miranda; CSN; More
      Today's News & Notes features a handful of local media news items, including: Linda MacLennan returns to anchoring newscasts; Spiegel & Parkins hit the bleachers; Julie DiCaro launches a new podcast; Tom Waddle visits with fans at a grocery store; By…
      - 41 days ago 12 May 17, 1:30pm -
    • WCGO Being Purchased By William Pollack
      Kovas Communications, the Fort Wayne, IN-based parent company of WCGO-AM 1590, has agreed to sell the radio station to William (Bill) Pollack, based out of Memphis, TN. This will become Pollack's third suburban Chicago radio station in the last year,…
      - 42 days ago 11 May 17, 8:30pm -
    • News & Notes: Tribune Media; FOX 32; Steve Harvey; MeTV; Mike North; Jimmy Mac; W276BM; Ebony/Jet; More
      Today's News & Notes features 11 news items with local media ties, including: Tribune Media's suitor Nexstar explains why they didn't purchase the company; FOX 32 unveils its exciting new news sets; Steve Harvey exits Chicago for good; MeTV reveals i…
      - 43 days ago 10 May 17, 1:00pm -
    • Tribune Media Sold To Sinclair Broadcasting
      The day that most Tribune Media employees have been dreading for weeks finally arrived. Chicago-based Tribune Media has agreed to sell all of its properties to Maryland-based Sinclair Broadcasting Group. The sale includes 42 television stations (incl…
      - 45 days ago 8 May 17, 10:00pm -
    • Chicago Carpenters Union's 'Built To Last' Series Returns To ABC 7
      WLS-TV/ABC 7 will again be the television home for the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Labor Management Committee's television series "Built To Last." The fourth season of "Built To Last" will consist of 12 episodes that will explore the work…
      - 47 days ago 6 May 17, 8:00pm -
    • Arlington Racecourse Launching New TV Show On CSN Chicago
      Live horse racing begins once again at Arlington International Racecourse in suburban Arlington Heights on Friday, May 5th. The 2017 racing season will run through September 23rd. To commemorate the new racing season, Arlington International Racecour…
      - 48 days ago 5 May 17, 12:00pm -
    • News & Notes: Kathy Hart; Steve Dahl; Steve Cochran; Lisa Greene; Jeff Davis; WSCR; Tribune Media; Vincent Sollecito
      Today's News & Notes column features eight local media news items, including: Kathy Hart may be exiting WTMX-FM; Steve Dahl is back in the hospital; Steve Cochran talks about himself; Lisa Greene is gone from WEBG-FM; Jeff Davis is mostly gone from W…
      - 49 days ago 4 May 17, 10:00pm -
    • Jill Egan Joins 97.1 The Drive As Morning Show Producer
      WDRV-FM/97.1 The Drive has been searching for a new producer for their morning drive program "The Sherman & Tingle Show" for months. The search is finally over with the hiring of Chicago radio veteran Jill Egan, who takes over as morning show Executi…
      - 50 days ago 3 May 17, 9:25pm -
    • WDCB Adds WFMT's 'Sunday Jazz With Dee Alexander' Show
      WDCB-FM 90.9/90.7 is adding a new two-hour jazz program to its weekend lineup: "Sunday Jazz with Dee Alexander." The new show, which is produced by the WFMT Radio Network in Chicago, will air Sundays from 8:00pm-10:00pm on WDCB-FM, with the debut hap…
      - 52 days ago 1 May 17, 10:00pm -

    Nielsen Insights

    • Do You Know Your Podcast Listener?

      Do You Know Your Podcast Listener?

      We’ve never had more options to hear our favorite music, stories, sports and commentary, and few media prove this the way podcasts do, as this is one realm where there is literally something for everyone.
      - 13 hours ago 22 Jun 17, 9:30am -
    • Getting to Know Latin America's Premium Product Consumers

      Getting to Know Latin America's Premium Product Consumers

      Despite tight economic conditions in Latin America, consumers are still seeking out the best products for their money, which highlights opportunity in the premium and health and wellness categories.
      - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 1:00pm -
    • A Flavorful Fourth of July

      A Flavorful Fourth of July

      For consumers across the U.S., the Fourth of July is an annual holiday to celebrate American pride and enjoy traditions both old and new. With the country’s increasingly diverse population, new flavors are being added to the holiday table.
      - 1 day ago 21 Jun 17, 11:30am -
    • Reading the Tea Leaves of Summer Radio Listening

      Reading the Tea Leaves of Summer Radio Listening

      Each year during the summer, radio habits change and certain formats see a seasonal increase in audience that’s unique to the warm weather months. And each year, Nielsen tracks these developments by naming the format that grows its audience the mos…
      - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 11:53am -
    • The Sales Buzz on Craft Beer Terminology

      The Sales Buzz on Craft Beer Terminology

      The craft beer category has enough buzzwords to confuse even the biggest enthusiast. But attaching catchy words to beer labels can be a double-edged sword. That’s because brewing companies need to know which ones offer clarity and which ones add co…
      - 2 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:15am -
    • Perspectives: Algorithms May Have Developed Your Favorite Coffee Drink

      Perspectives: Algorithms May Have Developed Your Favorite Coffee Drink

      Unbeknownst to most consumers, tremendous thought goes into developing even the most commonplace products. As a result, product development in the FMCG industry is anything but fast-moving. But what if algorithms could help streamline the process and…
      - 7 days ago 16 Jun 17, 7:00am -
    • Deep Discount Grocery Stores Are Gaining Share with Store Brands

      Deep Discount Grocery Stores Are Gaining Share with Store Brands

      To understand where pockets of growth exist across the U.S. grocery retail landscape, retailers must first understand the dynamics of consumers’ shifting shopping habits in recent years across channels.
      - 9 days ago 14 Jun 17, 10:00am -
    • Nearly 19.5 Million Americans Watched Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony

      Nearly 19.5 Million Americans Watched Former FBI Director James Comey’s Testimony

      Nearly 19.5 million Americans watched former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before U.S. Congress on June 8, 2017.
      - 13 days ago 9 Jun 17, 4:00pm -
    • Virtual Reality Has Real Appeal Among U.S. Gamers

      Virtual Reality Has Real Appeal Among U.S. Gamers

      With the success of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, VR devices are proving to offer more immersive experiences as well as entertainment for onlookers—as proven by the countless online videos of VR reactions being shared on social media.
      - 14 days ago 8 Jun 17, 11:00am -
    • Young Listeners Are Driving the Surge in News Radio Listening

      Young Listeners Are Driving the Surge in News Radio Listening

      News remains a hot topic across the radio airwaves this year, building on the strong results of last year’s perpetual political news cycle. And young listeners are driving much of the audience growth.
      - 15 days ago 8 Jun 17, 2:00am -
    • TV Season In Review: The Top Social Moments of the 2016-17 Season

      TV Season In Review: The Top Social Moments of the 2016-17 Season

      Americans sent a whopping 2.9 billion social interactions about programs across Facebook and Twitter during the recently ended 2016-17 TV season. So which shows and programs generated the most buzz?
      - 16 days ago 7 Jun 17, 5:00am -
    • Amid the FMCG Downturn, Small Manufacturers Are Tapping Big Growth

      Amid the FMCG Downturn, Small Manufacturers Are Tapping Big Growth

      Despite the nearly $3 billion in declines across U.S. retail in the first quarter due to a shift in Easter timing and changing consumer preferences, growth is not completely elusive. In fact, some food and beverage manufacturers are finding pockets o…
      - 21 days ago 1 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
    • Perspectives: The Case for Unified Sports Sponsorship Measurement

      Perspectives: The Case for Unified Sports Sponsorship Measurement

      Global sports are thriving, but media consumption is changing before our eyes. And as the media world grapples with these issues, so too must the sports industry. But these challenges aren’t the only obstacles facing the sports realm.
      - 22 days ago 1 Jun 17, 2:00am -
    • Over 92% of All Adult Viewing In The U.S. Is Done On the TV Screen

      Over 92% of All Adult Viewing In The U.S. Is Done On the TV Screen

      A new analysis of insights from our fourth-quarter 2016 Comparable Metrics Report found that over 92% of all viewing among U.S. adults (18+) happens on the TV screen.
      - 28 days ago 25 May 17, 12:00pm -
    • Craft Beer Drinkers Often Judge a Beer by its Packaging

      Craft Beer Drinkers Often Judge a Beer by its Packaging

      In the crowded craft beer space, brewers need every edge they can get when they want their products to land in consumers’ baskets. That’s where product packaging can help, especially when you consider that 70% of beer purchase decisions are made…
      - 29 days ago 25 May 17, 9:00am -
    • How Asian-American Media Consumption Could Be a Glimpse Into The Future

      How Asian-American Media Consumption Could Be a Glimpse Into The Future

      In honor of Asian-American Heritage Month, Nielsen looked at how this group consumes media. After all, Asian-Americans are the fastest-growing population segment in the U.S. and represent about 20.5 million people, or roughly 6% of the U.S. populatio…
      - 29 days ago 24 May 17, 1:00pm -
    • Representation Matters: Engagement, Awareness and Likability of Asian American Content

      Representation Matters: Engagement, Awareness and Likability of Asian American Content

      In an ever-changing environment in which Asian Americans are having a greater influence in the marketplace, a recent study by Nielsen examined the engagement and impact of Asian American actors among Asian Americans as well as the general population.
      - 29 days ago 24 May 17, 11:14am -
    • Revved Up: One Day, Three Races, $300 Million in Multimedia Sponsorship Exposure

      Revved Up: One Day, Three Races, $300 Million in Multimedia Sponsorship Exposure

      The Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most valuable days of the year in global motorsports. Sponsors appearing in the races stand to garner more than $300 million in exposure on just one day.
      - 30 days ago 23 May 17, 12:00pm -
    • Grilling and Chilling During Memorial Day Weekend

      Grilling and Chilling During Memorial Day Weekend

      On Monday, May 29, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. From beef, shrimp or vegetables on the grill to beer, wine or spirits in cups, there is something on the Memorial Day menu for everyone.
      - 31 days ago 23 May 17, 9:30am -
    • Summer is Near, and Radio Habits are Changing

      Summer is Near, and Radio Habits are Changing

      When it comes to listening to the radio, summer brings a seasonal shift in tuning behavior that matches the lifestyle of warm weather days, trips to the shore and vacation mindsets.
      - 32 days ago 22 May 17, 4:00am -
    • Asian American Women Influence Mainstream Shopping and Beauty Trends

      Asian American Women Influence Mainstream Shopping and Beauty Trends

      Asian American influences are having a profound and recognizable impact on mainstream U.S. culture. At the helm of this influence, are Asian American women.
      - 35 days ago 18 May 17, 2:30pm -
    • How Food Trends Translate in the Chip Aisle

      How Food Trends Translate in the Chip Aisle

      Given the depth of the salty snack category, we put a few modern food trends to the test in the chip aisle to see how consumers would react to flavor innovations like southern biscuits and gravy, brown sugar and kimchi.
      - 35 days ago 18 May 17, 2:00pm -
    • Perspectives: A Small Change Makes a Big Difference

      Perspectives: A Small Change Makes a Big Difference

      Measuring an ad’s ability to communicate trust is a tricky business: perceptions of trust can be non-conscious, formed almost immediately and biased by subtle factors. Given these nuances, explicit research methods aren’t sufficient.
      - 36 days ago 18 May 17, 8:00am -
    • How U.S. Convenience Stores Can Stay Ahead of the Retail Pack

      How U.S. Convenience Stores Can Stay Ahead of the Retail Pack

      While Nielsen research suggests that the strength of convenience stores will continue, it’s not guaranteed, particularly as consumer shopping trips decline, competing channels diversify and e-commerce grows.
      - 37 days ago 17 May 17, 8:00am -
    • In the U.S. Beer Market, Above-Premium Brews Have the Most Froth

      In the U.S. Beer Market, Above-Premium Brews Have the Most Froth

      When it comes to popular craft beers, IPAs and seasonal offerings have been vying for the top spot over the past three years. While seasonal beers held the top spot in 2014 and 2015, IPAs racked up more than $1 billion in sales for the year ended Jan…
      - 37 days ago 16 May 17, 3:30pm -
    • Dissecting the Decline: Factors That Shifted the U.S. Grocery Landscape in First-Quarter 2017

      Dissecting the Decline: Factors That Shifted the U.S. Grocery Landscape in First-Quarter 2017

      The year has gotten off to a rocky start for U.S. grocers and FMCG manufacturers. Growth in the first three months of 2017 was slow across the store, and many are asking why. So what drove the declines?
      - 37 days ago 16 May 17, 12:30pm -
    • Flowers for Mother's Day Are a Win for Retailers

      Flowers for Mother's Day Are a Win for Retailers

      A stop at the local grocery, convenience or drug store provides a vast array of beautiful flower bouquets, floral arrangements, potted plants and outdoor plants for those looking to express their love and admiration for their moms this Mother's Day.
      - 43 days ago 11 May 17, 9:00am -
    • 8.5 Generation Consoles Level Up the U.S Video Game Industry

      8.5 Generation Consoles Level Up the U.S Video Game Industry

      From a content perspective, the storylines from the U.S. video game industry were nothing short of compelling last year, with subjects ranging from the first-person shooter excitement of Overwatch to the location-based augmented reality phenomenon Po…
      - 43 days ago 10 May 17, 6:08pm -
    • Virtual Empathy: How 360-Degree Video Can Boost the Efforts of Non-Profits

      Virtual Empathy: How 360-Degree Video Can Boost the Efforts of Non-Profits

      On the heels of Nielsen’s Global Impact Day, an annual cross-company annual day of service, Nielsen conducted a pro bono analysis to help non-profit organizations make better use of virtual reality as they engage audiences.
      - 44 days ago 10 May 17, 8:00am -
    • Connecting—and Protecting—the Big Investment: How Consumers Use Technology to Secure Their Homes

      Connecting—and Protecting—the Big Investment: How Consumers Use Technology to Secure Their Homes

      Across the connected home landscape, the most-used technologies include home automation, wireless home security, smart wireless sound system/speakers and connected appliances. The most used daily home automation features include lighting control, gar…
      - 45 days ago 9 May 17, 10:00am -
    • The Alcoholic Beverage Opportunity: Understanding Boomer and Millennial Shopping Behavior

      The Alcoholic Beverage Opportunity: Understanding Boomer and Millennial Shopping Behavior

      A recent category shopping fundamentals study delved into how impulsive Millennial shopping behaviors are when it comes to alcoholic beverages. And possibly surprising to some, the study found that Millennials aren’t the most impulsive shopper grou…
      - 45 days ago 8 May 17, 11:00am -
    • One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: the Adult Beverage Choices of Kentucky Derby Fans

      One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer: the Adult Beverage Choices of Kentucky Derby Fans

      With bourbon whiskey being a key ingredient of the mint julep, the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby, it should come as no surprise that race viewers’ consumption of whiskey rises in May. But what other adult beverages do Kentucky Derby fa…
      - 49 days ago 4 May 17, 10:45am -
    • Perspectives: Drug Stores Need to Make Healthy Living Habitual

      Perspectives: Drug Stores Need to Make Healthy Living Habitual

      As retailers ramp up their health and wellness offerings, and the lines between channels blurs, it’s interesting to think about the role that drug stores will play in an increasingly crowded, wellness-oriented marketplace.
      - 50 days ago 4 May 17, 8:00am -
    • Americans Spice Up Flavor Palates and Beverages for Cinco de Mayo

      Americans Spice Up Flavor Palates and Beverages for Cinco de Mayo

      Cinco de Mayo is just days away, and when it comes to fresh and packaged food, as well as alcoholic beverages (for legal-aged drinkers, 21+), Mexican-inspired spices, flavors and drinks dominate.
      - 50 days ago 3 May 17, 11:45am -
    • E-commerce is Fueling U.S. Retail Growth and Omni-Shopper Opportunities

      E-commerce is Fueling U.S. Retail Growth and Omni-Shopper Opportunities

      Through the first three quarters of last year, e-commerce represented an average of 8.1% of total U.S. retail sales. The pace of growth is increasing, however, and Nielsen projects that grocery e-commerce will grow at a combined average growth rate o…
      - 56 days ago 27 Apr 17, 1:00pm -
    • Reflecting on the U.S. Radio Listening Trends of the First Quarter

      Reflecting on the U.S. Radio Listening Trends of the First Quarter

      A quarter of the year is now complete for radio measurement in larger U.S. markets—and Nielsen’s March portable people meter (PPM) ratings present the opportunity to take stock of the changes shaping the radio landscape as the middle of the year…
      - 59 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:00pm -
    • Spring Superpower, Brought to You by Superfoods Across the Store

      Spring Superpower, Brought to You by Superfoods Across the Store

      For retailers, spring is the perfect time to bring in-store attention to superfoods in the produce aisle. But did you know that consumers can find superfoods outside the fresh perimeter of the store?
      - 59 days ago 24 Apr 17, 11:00am -
    • New Media Scores Big Returns for El Clásico Sponsors

      New Media Scores Big Returns for El Clásico Sponsors

      El Clásico—any match between rivals Real Madrid and FC Barcelona—is consumed on smartphones, tablets, computers and televisions in more than 90 countries around the world, allowing the teams’ rivalry and value to grow.
      - 62 days ago 21 Apr 17, 1:49pm -
    • Perspectives: Accelerating Connected Home Adoption

      Perspectives: Accelerating Connected Home Adoption

      It’s no surprise that more and more items are being outfitted with built-in connectivity. Consumers’ adoption of internet-enabled devices isn’t a given, however, and it’s worth exploring why acceptance has been so fragmented across categories…
      - 63 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:00am -
    • Record Store Day Puts the Focus on Music

      Record Store Day Puts the Focus on Music

      While streaming is now the most popular way to access music, Record Store Day has added significant fuel to the resurgence of the vinyl LP—a format that is oddly defying an increasingly digital landscape.
      - 64 days ago 20 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Beyond the Bunny: Easter Drives Growth in the Candy Category

      Beyond the Bunny: Easter Drives Growth in the Candy Category

      For retailers and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers, Easter marks an important time to ensure that they’re offering consumers the right assortment of candy where they shop.
      - 70 days ago 14 Apr 17, 9:55am -
    • Getting to Know Today's Meal Kit Shoppers

      Getting to Know Today's Meal Kit Shoppers

      Popular among Millennial men, families with children at home and households that earn more than $70,000 in annual income, meal kits provide a practical option for consumers looking for healthy meal options without having to manage the preparation the…
      - 71 days ago 13 Apr 17, 9:00am -
    • Perspectives: The Sweet Song of Precision Marketing

      Perspectives: The Sweet Song of Precision Marketing

      Different consumer needs demand varied experiences. Enter precision marketing. The good news for marketers is that the fundamentals (and tools) remain the same across industries.
      - 71 days ago 12 Apr 17, 3:15pm -
    • Fore: Where Brands Are Finding Value at this Year's Masters Tourney

      Fore: Where Brands Are Finding Value at this Year's Masters Tourney

      The quest for the coveted green jacket is on, as the best golfers from around the world head to Augusta, Ga., to compete in the Masters tournament. But it’s not just the players vying for exposure during the historic tourney: companies are eager to…
      - 78 days ago 6 Apr 17, 10:00am -
    • National Beer Day is a True Hopportunity for Retailers

      National Beer Day is a True Hopportunity for Retailers

      April 7 is National Beer Day in the U.S., and as if they needed any more reason to do so, adults across the country will be raising a glass of their favorite malt beverage to celebrate.
      - 78 days ago 5 Apr 17, 11:30am -
    • Perspectives: Lessons from the Auto Show – for All Marketers

      Perspectives: Lessons from the Auto Show – for All Marketers

      How many things can you say for certain that you're paying attention to, or even seeing, at any given moment? Our brains just aren’t good at recalling the kinds of details marketers need to evaluate their efforts in a complex world. That’s where…
      - 79 days ago 5 Apr 17, 7:15am -
    • Information Inspiration: Technology and a Global Pool of Intel Has Given a Rise to the News Genre

      Information Inspiration: Technology and a Global Pool of Intel Has Given a Rise to the News Genre

      Technology advances allow consumers to quickly get up to speed on everything from world events to Wall Street to a recently wrapped Presidential election. And U.S. consumers have taken full advantage of news content, as weekly consumption increased 1…
      - 81 days ago 2 Apr 17, 11:01pm -
    • Where's the Beef? Check the Snack Aisle

      Where's the Beef? Check the Snack Aisle

      In looking across the salty snack realm, opportunity has been a little brighter outside the realm of traditional chips and pretzels. In fact, the meat snack category has posted compound annual sales growth of more than 7% over the past four years.
      - 84 days ago 30 Mar 17, 11:00am -
    • Diving Deeper into PPM's News/Talk Surge

      Diving Deeper into PPM's News/Talk Surge

      In February, News/Talk listening again remained strong, so we’re exploring this trend in more depth by breaking out the public, non-commercial stations from this group, along with some of the some of the less obvious storylines taking shape two sur…
      - 91 days ago 24 Mar 17, 5:00am -
    • Understanding the Meal Kit Landscape and Consumer Preferences

      Understanding the Meal Kit Landscape and Consumer Preferences

      Delivered directly to households or picked up from grocery stores in prepacked portions, meal kits include portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, allowing consumers to skip extensive meal prep and dive right into preparing their meals…
      - 94 days ago 20 Mar 17, 12:15pm -
    • Method Behind March Madness: Why and How Americans Engage With the NCAA Basketball Tournament

      Method Behind March Madness: Why and How Americans Engage With the NCAA Basketball Tournament

      The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament grabs the attention of the most casual sports fans who have invested time and strategy filling out a 64-team single elimination bracket. Why and how do Americans engage with this tournament?
      - 98 days ago 16 Mar 17, 12:31pm -
    • The Final Four of the Total Store

      The Final Four of the Total Store

      Each spring, college teams compete in the single-elimination NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, also known as “March Madness.” In the same spirit, we’ve designed Nielsen’s Total Store Final Four to discover retail’s sales champi…
      - 99 days ago 15 Mar 17, 12:45pm -

    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…
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    • 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

    • 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…
      - 13 days ago 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…
      - 49 days ago 4 May 17, 1:16pm -
    • Advertising to Make You Smile

      Advertising to Make You Smile

      - 73 days ago 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…
      - 98 days ago 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 -
    • On Radio Anything’s Possible

      On Radio Anything’s Possible

      It’s well established that sounds enter the brain faster than visuals, and the memory of those sounds fades more slowly. Which is why, as Paul Harvey once pointed out, as a kid in the classroom, you could answer the teacher’s … Continue reading…
      - 13 Jan 17, 12:05pm -
    • Political Advertising: Radio Wins the Vote

      Political Advertising: Radio Wins the Vote

      This is the story of how one political candidate harnessed the power of radio advertising to win a competitive election. Following the death of Washington State Representative Steve Hailey, a former state legislator, Don Cox, was appointed to fill hi…
      - 27 Sep 16, 8:10pm -
    • DON’T Use That Song in Your Commercial

      DON’T Use That Song in Your Commercial

      I was recently asked for a favor: to provide a short voice-over for a video intended for presentation at an upcoming trade show, in exchange for dinner and wine for four at a swanky restaurant, worth around $200-250. We live in … Continue reading…
      - 18 Aug 16, 3:43pm -
    • What You Don’t Know About Millennials

      What You Don’t Know About Millennials

      I was working on a post on this very theme when the weekly Small Market Radio Newsletter appeared in my inbox and I read my friend Jay Mitchell’s summary of the most recent research into the media consumption habits of Millennials. … Continue re…
      - 5 Aug 16, 1:38pm -
    • Speaking of “Word of Mouth…”

      Speaking of “Word of Mouth…”

      “Word-of-mouth” is not advertising.  It’s a personal recommendation.  It starts with someone being deeply impressed by a product or service, so much so that when an opportunity arises, he or she tells another person about it. With this in…
      - 1 Aug 16, 6:13pm -


    George Reed

    • 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…
      - 43 days ago 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!
      - 61 days ago 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
      - 70 days ago 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
      - 90 days ago 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 -
    • Guest Blogger Stephan Sloan: Out of the Doldrums
      I believe the Reverse Auction's relative doldrums of the past week will ease this week. As is the way with doldrums though, it's almost assured that the change will be incremental. Don't expect any thunder claps; I do not believe that's the way of th…
      - 15 Jun 16, 10:43am -

    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

    • “Should Our Country Music Radio Station Cross-Promote on Classic Hits, Too?”

      “Should Our Country Music Radio Station Cross-Promote on Classic Hits, Too?”

      A Loyal Reader writes: “I work at small market group of radio stations, doing afternoon drive on the country station. “We (the country station) organized a party bus to a country music festival. We had moderate success, but our bus could of been…
      - 4 days ago 19 Jun 17, 2:00am -
    • ACX AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR Q&A VIDEO REPLAY

      ACX AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR Q&A VIDEO REPLAY

      David H. Lawrence XVII and Dan O’Day, from the ACX Master Class, answer questions live from audiobook narrators in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and the UK.The post ACX AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR Q&A VIDEO REPLAY appeared first on DAN O’DAY TALKS ABOUT RADI…
      - 10 days ago 13 Jun 17, 12:00am -

    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[...]
      - 12 Dec 16, 7:13am -
    • 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.[...]
      - 1 Jun 15, 6:19am -
    • 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[...]
      - 28 May 15, 2:41pm -
    • 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[...]
      - 25 May 15, 8:49am -
    • 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[...]
      - 21 May 15, 2:06pm -
    • 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[...]
      - 2 May 15, 11:01am -
    • 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[...]
      - 13 Mar 15, 1:55pm -
    • 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…
      - 13 Nov 14, 9:47am -
    • 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…
      - 13 Nov 14, 9:00am -
    • 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…
      - 13 Nov 14, 8:39am -
    • 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…
      - 13 Nov 14, 12:39am -
    • 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…
      - 12 Nov 14, 12:17pm -
    • 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…
      - 18 Apr 11, 6:15am -
    • 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…
      - 13 Apr 11, 5:45am -
    • 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…
      - 12 Apr 11, 6:11am -
    • 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…
      - 11 Apr 11, 6:09am -
    • 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…
      - 7 Apr 11, 12:10pm -
    • 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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    Radio Today UK

    Broadcast Now UK

    Broadcaster Canada

    • Rogers EnRoute Launches in New Brunswick
      Today in New Brunswick, Rogers Communications launched Rogers EnRoute a new tool that saves customers time by giving them the ability to track on their phone when a technician will arrive for an installation or service call. Every year Rogers recei…
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    • The Weather Network Launches Severe Weather Outlook
      The Weather Network has launched the Severe Weather Outlook tool, a supplementary information resource for local forecasts on desktop and mobile web. This product will help users prepare for significant or severe weather, such as thunderstorms, heavy…
      - 15 Dec 16, 10:15am -
    • CSA Announces 2017 Host
      Toronto native Howie Mandel is returning home to host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. The show, which will air live on CBC -TV on March 12, 2017, honours the best in Canadian film and television. On the film side, last…The post CSA Announces 2017…
      - 15 Dec 16, 10:05am -
    • Bell Media Radio Appoints Head of IHeartRadio
        Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media announced the appointment today of Rob Farina to the role of Head of iHeartRadio, Syndication, and Strategic Initiatives, Bell Media Radio. After joining Bell Media seven months ago as…
      - 15 Dec 16, 9:43am -
    • BravoFACTUAL Award Recipients from December 9 Jury Meeting
          Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced today the 11 BravoFACTUAL award recipients from the December 9 jury meeting. Selected from 65 applications, a total of $501,341 was awarded to Canadian filmmakers for the…
      - 14 Dec 16, 1:13pm -
    • CTV Saskatoon Launches 26th Annual Tree of Plenty
      CTV Saskatoon proudly partners with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre to help make the season brighter for local families this year with the launch of its 26th Annual Tree of Plenty campaign. From now through Saturday, December 31st,…The…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:39am -
    • Amazon Prime Video Launches in Canada
      Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries,  including Canada. Customers around the world can now enjoy popular new original series like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammon…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:36am -
    • CHFI Announces New Co-Host for Morning Show
      Beginning January 9,  Maureen Holloway signs on to wake Torontonians up each weekday morning with the launch of the all-new morning show Darren and Mo on 98.1 CHFI, alongside co-host Darren B. Lamb. With her infectious laugh, relatable humour, and…
      - 14 Dec 16, 9:18am -
    • Blue Ant Media Appoints New CEO of Omnia Media
      Blue Ant Media  announced today the appointment of David Brown to CEO of Omnia Media. The announcement arrives after Blue Ant Media’s 100% acquisition of the digital video network earlier in 2016. Brown is a former YouTube executive, who served……
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:34am -
    • Roland Canada Announces Streaming Presentation by Uvision
      Learn to mix HD video, record high quality files, and stream live to YouTube, Facebook, or to 3rd party streaming providers. Join us December 14th between 1 – 4 PM ET for a hands-on session in Roland’s new Toronto offices.…The post Roland Cana…
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:24am -
    • OBITUARY — ALAN THICKE
      Veteran Canadian actor Alan Thicke has died at the age of 69.   Thicke was playing hockey with his youngest son Carter when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Thicke was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1947.    After graduating from Western……
      - 14 Dec 16, 8:10am -
    • ‘The Vinyl Cafe’ Host Suspends Show to Focus on Melanoma Treatment
      “The Vinyl Cafe” host and writer Stuart McLean is suspending his popular radio show to focus on his cancer treatment. In an online post on his website, the bestselling author, journalist and humorist says that he had figured treatment would…Th…
      - 13 Dec 16, 2:41pm -
    • Petition to Support Community Media Presented in House of Commons
      Canadians in five federal ridings have so far petitioned Parliament for support for community-operated TV and media centres. The petition was presented first by Rodger Cuzner of Cape-Breton-Canso on December 2nd, and then last week by two other Liber…
      - 13 Dec 16, 9:56am -
    • CTV Winnipeg Announces New Co-Host of Morning Show
      CTV Winnipeg today announced that Rahim Ladhani has been named Co-Host of Winnipeg’s local morning show CTV Morning Live, joining Gabby Marchand who is currently filling in for Nicole Dubé during her maternity leave. Already a familiar face to v…
      - 13 Dec 16, 9:44am -
    • AES Toronto Announces December Meeting
      Peter McBoyle: New Technology in the world of Musical Theatre Sound Design Creativity, Collaboration and Compromise or “Why I Hate Hats!” When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Time: 7:00pm Where: Humber College 3199 Lakeshore Boulevard West, Toronto…
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    • Evertz Receives Emmy Award for Technology & Engineering
      Evertz today announced that they have earned an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering from the The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award acknowledges Evertz’s work in Live Production Beyond HD to Achieve Non-Interpolated V…
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    • DHX Launches Telemagino App
      DHX Television, home to Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino, announced today the expansion of its multiplatform offering to French-language viewers with the release of The Télémagino App, available now. Delivering more than…
      - 12 Dec 16, 11:46am -
    • Lionsgate Receives 17 Golden Globe Nominations
      Lionsgate  earned 17 Golden Globe nominations, spanning its feature film and television businesses this morning, led by an industry-best seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, for Damien Chazelle’scritically-acclai…
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    • SOCAN Launches Merchandise Campaign for Charity
      “Music ♥’s Everybody” is the intriguing message of a new merchandise campaign unveiled by SOCAN today, with all proceeds going to the Unison Benevolent Fund, a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief serv…
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    • New Streaming Service Offers Content for Visually Impaired
        “They kiss; we tell.”  That’s the cheeky motto behind TellMe TV, a new streaming service aimed at providing Described Video on-demand to visually impaired Canadians.  The service, which costs $6.99 a month, launched in November and is curr…
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    MediaWeek UK

    The Guardian

    • Turning the air blue (and red): Iain Duncan Smith and Ed Miliband take to Radio 2
      The Conservative and Labour politicians might not be obvious stand-ins for Jeremy Vine show, but the BBC is excited by their ‘unique perspectives’Name: The Not the Jeremy Vine Show.Jeremy! No, it’s not Jeremy, actually. Continue reading...
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    • Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark: can stealth podcasts make classical cool?
      Radio 3 is considering removing BBC branding from its new podcasts to trick young people into listening. Bravo!It’s the age-old question in classical music (and elsewhere): how to appeal to more young people? At BBC Radio 3, where audiences have fa…
      - 10 days ago 12 Jun 17, 10:25am -
    • Nick Grimshaw: ‘I hate it when people say it’s time for bed’
      The DJ and presenter on a memorable wedding day kiss, David Bowie’s table and his abiding love for Snickers barsLancashire-born Nick Grimshaw, 32, moved to London at 21, where he worked as a DJ and interned at MTV. In 2007, he got his break present…
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    • John Muir obituary
      My friend John Muir, who has died aged 80, was a producer at BBC Radio 1 during the seminal years of the 1960s. He created the DJ John Peel’s strand of the late-night show Night Ride in 1968, and worked with many of the originals of UK rock: John L…
      - 17 days ago 6 Jun 17, 10:06am -
    • This week’s best radio: the woman who ran away to Mexico
      The remarkable life of the artist Leonora Carrington is the subject of Radio 4’s book of the week. Plus: the faces of the Sgt Pepper artwork discuss the albumThe Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington (Weekdays, 9.45am, Radio 4) is Joanna Moorhead’s…
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    • Julian Assange considers offer to guest host Sean Hannity radio show
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    • The week in radio: Phil Williams; PM; Late Night with Iain Lee; Alex Edelman’s Peer Group; I was Billie Holliday’s Replacement
      The BBC was at its best covering the terrible events in Manchester, while Iain Lee provided some welcome respitePhil Williams (BBC Radio 5 Live) | iPlayerPM (BBC Radio 4) | iPlayerLate Nights with Iain Lee (talkRADIO) | talkradio.co.ukAlex Edelman’…
      - 26 days ago 28 May 17, 1:00am -
    • Katie Hopkins leaves LBC radio show after 'final solution' tweet
      Broadcaster and columnist will no longer host weekly show, after causing outrage with response to Manchester attackThe broadcaster Katie Hopkins and LBC have agreed she will leave her job at the radio station with immediate effect. The news comes aft…
      - 28 days ago 26 May 17, 5:59am -
    • Wow in the World: a kids' podcast with plenty for parents, too
      This half-hour dose of science and technology has endless energy and a whole lot of fact-based funIt’s not often a podcast opens with the smashing of a piñata, particularly one that spills out seaweed, pandas and a brain, but Wow in the World (NPR…
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    • Today programme team at odds over all-male line-up on day after election
      Sarah Montague is one of two hosts of Radio 4 show said to have complained as Nick Robinson is lined up for 9 June slot with John HumphrysA decision to allow Nick Robinson to host Radio 4’s Today programme the morning after the general election alo…
      - 38 days ago 15 May 17, 1:57pm -
    • The week in radio: Global News Podcast; The Daily; John Cleese Presents
      World Service and New York Times podcasts show off their grasp of events in different ways, but John Cleese seemed to have lost his wayGlobal News Podcast (BBC World Service) | iPlayerThe Daily (New York Times podcasts) | nytimes.comJohn Cleese Prese…
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    • Don't apologise for classical music's complexity – that's its strength
      Naysayers argue classical music is being chased to extinction by technology. But young audiences in search of authentic experiences are embracing it more than ever before, says Alan Davey, controller of Radio 3Earlier this year John Adams read classi…
      - 45 days ago 8 May 17, 11:26am -
    • The week in radio: S-Town; The Shock; Yeah, But It’s Not As Simple As That
      S-Town is even better second time round. Plus, Jude Rogers’s fascinating investigation of traumaS-Town | stownpodcast.orgThe Shock (Radio 4) | iPlayerYeah, But It’s Not As Simple As That (Vice) | vice.comA lot of post-S-Town discussion among frie…
      - 61 days ago 23 Apr 17, 1:00am -
    • Nick Robinson: ‘The BBC gets a lot of public money – we have to take criticism’
      The broadcaster on his comeback from cancer, his new podcast, ‘lying politicians’ and his love affair with Manchester UnitedNick Robinson was born in 1963 and is a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme, which he joined in November 2015. That y…
      - 68 days ago 16 Apr 17, 3:00am -
    • Melbourne's sports talk radio boom: is anyone actually listening? | Russell Jackson
      Like all traditional mediums, radio is starting to feel ‘disruption’, with audiences increasingly fragmented across live streams, apps and podcastsIt’s 10:13am on Tuesday and a caller has something to say about missing Fremantle Docker Harley B…
      - 70 days ago 13 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
    • Brian Matthew: the real voice of the 60s
      Matthew, who has died aged 88, entertained generations: he was a tangible connection with the 1960s, a charismatic storyteller – and generous companyWhen Brian Matthew got his first broadcasting job for forces radio in Hamburg in the late 1940s, th…
      - 73 days ago 11 Apr 17, 3:01am -
    • BBC radio broadcaster Brian Matthew dies, aged 88
      The corporation wrongly reported the long-standing Sounds of the 60s DJ’s last weekBBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew died on Saturday morning at the age of 88, the BBC has said. Matthew, once dubbed Britain’s oldest DJ, stepped down from the…
      - 74 days ago 9 Apr 17, 10:17am -
    • Brian Matthew obituary
      Radio and TV presenter of a pop music soundtrack for 1960s teens – and chronicler of their memories in Sounds of the SixtiesIn 1957, two years into a job as a BBC producer-cum-announcer, Brian Matthew, who has died aged 88, was invited to present t…
      - 75 days ago 8 Apr 17, 3:33pm -

    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…
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    • 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…
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    • 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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