Mark Ramsey Media

  • How to Master Social Media

    How to Master Social Media

    How can audio brands master social media? What are the best practices in social media for audio brands? How should audio brands be thinking about social media strategy and the importance of influencers? I was thrilled to have Jaclyn Johnson answer th…
    - 12 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 7:05pm -
  • Here’s What Radio Will Learn from This Week’s Republican Debates

    Here’s What Radio Will Learn from This Week’s Republican Debates

    So all the leading (and not so leading) Republican presidential contenders will be stretched across two stages at the end of this week in the first official debate of the election season. So what can radio learn from this political extravaganza? Well…
    - 2 days ago 3 Aug 15, 3:47pm -
  • Is the ESPN Bubble About to Burst?

    Is the ESPN Bubble About to Burst?

    How to make Buzzfeed-style videos – but SHOULD you? And… Is the ESPN bubble about to burst? It’s episode 24 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus, rants and raves about Staples’ sch…
    - 7 days ago 28 Jul 15, 11:10pm -
  • Whatever Happened to Radio Bumper Stickers?

    Whatever Happened to Radio Bumper Stickers?

    Once a radio industry – and radio station fan – mainstay, it’s hard for me to find a radio station bumper sticker on the road nowadays. “People won’t put bumper stickers on their cars anymore,” some say. That’s nonsense. People won’t…
    - 11 days ago 25 Jul 15, 2:19pm -
  • How Audio Advertising is Changing

    How Audio Advertising is Changing

    What is the future of audio advertising? That’s what I set out to learn from a true expert: Kirsten Wolf, VP Media Director of Starcom Worldwide. While Kirsten doesn’t speak for the entire advertising industry, Starcom is unquestionably at the fo…
    - 12 days ago 23 Jul 15, 7:20pm -

Radio InkTank

  • 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…
    - 18 hours ago 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…
    - 8 days ago 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...
    - 15 days ago 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…
    - 41 days ago 25 Jun 15, 4:42pm -
  • Is Cisco's Chambers Talking About Radio?

    Is Cisco's Chambers Talking About Radio?

    In a speech yesterday, retiring Cisco CEO John Chambers warned the audience that 40 percent of all companies will be dead in 10 years or less because they have not kept up with the digital frontier -- or because they'll...
    - 57 days ago 9 Jun 15, 2:46pm -
  • Programmatic & Radio: Radio's One Shot To Get It Right

    Programmatic & Radio: Radio's One Shot To Get It Right

    Today radio-industry vendor Marketron announced that it is leveraging its Marketplace automated-scheduling platform to allow for programmatic buying. Programmatic is THE buzz in the media industry, because advertisers want to do exactly what you do w…
    - 75 days ago 22 May 15, 3:20pm -
  • Why Nielsen Needs To Underwrite Voltair At Every Station In America

    Why Nielsen Needs To Underwrite Voltair At Every Station In America

    Controversy comes in all forms and sizes, and at this very moment a controversy is surrounding a technology that may help improve your station's ability to be picked up by PPM. According to its maker, Telos, incorporating the system "will...
    - 90 days ago 7 May 15, 7:00am -
  • Radio's Dire Situation With Automotive

    Radio's Dire Situation With Automotive

    There’s good news, and there’s bad news. First, the good. An article yesterday in Forbes said that consumers want AM and FM on their car radios.That is a strong indicator that radio continues to do a great job of compelling...
    - 10 Apr 15, 12:51pm -
  • Keeping Radio Front and Center

    Keeping Radio Front and Center

    Radio isn't always on every advertiser's radar. We all have a responsibility to change that, to keep radio front and center at all times. But, new advertising converts aside, it is critically important that we CELEBRATE the advertisers we have....
    - 25 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • Radio's Digital Divide

    Radio's Digital Divide

    The word "digital" remains on everyone's lips, and radio's struggle to get more of it is increasing as we see more and more advertisers jumping ship for digital strategies elsewhere. It's a fact few stations want to admit -- and...
    - 4 Mar 15, 6:04pm -

Radio NX

Jacobs Media

  • !5 Easy Pieces

    5 Easy Pieces

    You hear a lot about those amazing YouTubers – seemingly regular people who make videos that out-cume Z100 and Power 93. So what’s the secret? Adweek caught up with YouTube sensation, Rosanna Pansino, to learn the secrets of viral video success.…
    - 2 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 5:10am -
  • It’s A Movement

    It’s A Movement

    In May, when we hired Seth Resler – our Digital Dot Connector – he told us that his background, experience, and interest in podcasting would be of value to both Jacobs Media and jācapps clients. He was right. Seth has been deep into podcasting…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 5:10am -
  • Vada Grande O Vada A Casa (Go Big Or Go Home)

    Vada Grande O Vada A Casa (Go Big Or Go Home)

    It used to be that radio stations were in control, and their audiences reacted and behaved accordingly. A great example of this occurred more than 30 years ago, typifying how radio campaigns usually worked. Many rockers – especially those from Mil…
    - 2 days ago 3 Aug 15, 5:20am -
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo

    Radio’s Most Innovative: “Radio’s Best Friend” Art Vuolo

    One of the best parts of working in the radio industry is the truly unique people you meet. While there must be interesting CPAs and dentists, the number of real characters per capita at radio stations has to statistically be significantly higher tha…
    - 5 days ago 31 Jul 15, 5:10am -
  • Howdy Partner!

    Howdy Partner!

    Sometimes the best strategies and advice come from someone outside the business. In the case of a recent Fast Company article about identifying and managing two-person teams, Rich Karlgaard and Michael S. Malone unknowingly wrote a primer for radio p…
    - 6 days ago 30 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Stream)

    My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Stream)

    It’s been a crazy week for radio but that’s the world in which we live. You may have heard the recent news about Neil Young’s decision about how consumers will be able to listen to his music. Last week, he pulled his catalogue off all streaming…
    - 7 days ago 29 Jul 15, 5:10am -
  • That’s Billion With A “B”

    That’s Billion With A “B”

    While the radio industry is wringing its hands over measurement, encoding, black boxes, and number games, the rest of the world that calls itself “radio” is busily generating revenue.  And a lot of it. If you clicked past the Voltair news last w…
    - 8 days ago 28 Jul 15, 5:10am -
  • The Podcast’s The Thing

    The Podcast’s The Thing

    Amidst the Voltair madness last week, you may have missed the second biggest story in radio. It was about radio getting serious about podcasts and on-demand radio, and it’s an important one.  Because if “Voltair” is the word of the year in rad…
    - 9 days ago 27 Jul 15, 5:10am -
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: KCSN’s Remote Studio and Performance Space

    Radio’s Most Innovative: KCSN’s Remote Studio and Performance Space

    On this blog, the topic of radio stations getting out of their friendly confines and taking shows and personalities out to the community has been a frequent one. At Radiodays in Dublin back in 2014, I was especially impressed by the elaborate remote…
    - 12 days ago 24 Jul 15, 5:10am -
  • The End of Encode Gate?

    The End of Encode Gate?

    “When we hear news we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.” – Voltaire Many are referring to Nielsen’s PPM (aka Voltair) webinar on Tuesday as anti-climactic, a letdown, or simply inconclusive. For those of us looking for som…
    - 13 days ago 23 Jul 15, 5:10am -

Holland Cooke Media

  • TalkersNY2015

    TalkersNY2015

    Everybody-who’s-anybody in Talk Radio was there… …at Talkers magazine’s annual conference in New York. OK, ALMOST everybody. If you couldn’t be, scroll Tweets at #TalkersNY2015, and read my notes in what’ll be a meaty July HC newsletter.…
    - 55 days ago 11 Jun 15, 9:12am -
  • WHY Rush Limbaugh is in ratings trouble?

    WHY Rush Limbaugh is in ratings trouble?

    At this point, no minds are being changed. So “horizontal maintenance” is the ball game. Consultant-to-English translation: Get people-who-already-listen to listen same-time-of-day more-days-per-week. Make each day different-enough-than-yesterday…
    - 60 days ago 6 Jun 15, 6:35am -
  • Edison Research: “2015 Moms & Media”

    Edison Research: “2015 Moms & Media”

    Not a misprint: She spends $1.2 trillion retail. And how-she-consumes-media is changing, rapidly, even year-to-year. Read: My summary, what it means to radio. Download: the whole thing.
    - 89 days ago 8 May 15, 8:51am -
  • YES-YOU-CAN sell The Rush Limbaugh Show.

    YES-YOU-CAN sell The Rush Limbaugh Show.

    Since his Sandra Fluke faux pas, a relentless boycott effort has scared-off big national advertisers, seemingly for keeps. Motel 6 isn’t leaving-the-light-on for Rush. Many of these dollars fled to Sports Talk radio, regarded as “safe.” Lots of…
    - 92 days ago 5 May 15, 3:19pm -
  • 2 Questions Every Radio Station MUST Ask

    2 Questions Every Radio Station MUST Ask

    Who do you think you’re talking to? Yes-this-will seem like something-a-consultant-would-suggest. But DON’T believe me. Try it. As a group, profile your target listener, the shoppers your advertisers want to see pull-into the parking lot. Who are…
    - 24 Apr 15, 4:41pm -
  • Viva Las Vegas…

    Viva Las Vegas…

    …where it was THREE conventions in one week! The NAB Show, RAIN Summit West, and NMX. Why are these people smiling? APPLAUSE to 2-of-10 NAB Crystal Awards winners who are my clients. Accepting from NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith and Lincoln … Con…
    - 11 Apr 15, 8:27pm -
  • Sure-fire Talk Radio Phone-ringer?

    Sure-fire Talk Radio Phone-ringer?

    “Any ‘double-standard’ issue,” according to veteran talker Dan Gaffney Based on his 20+ years waking-up the region, Dan says “double standard” questions never fail. Examples: “Oh! So it’s OK for POLICE to talk on cell phones while dri…
    - 27 Mar 15, 5:52pm -
  • Talk Radio’s Unsung Heroes

    Talk Radio’s Unsung Heroes

    How call screeners can make a big difference? Video details specific techniques.
    - 10 Mar 15, 4:14pm -

James Cridland

  • Links of interest for week ending 6 July 2014
    Ouch - radio presenter 'let go' from Sydney's 2GB for offending entire religion, in an impressively thorough way. http://go.muk.fm/1r1J3EzMichael Smith learns the hard way: Truth is not Reality | radioinfo.com.au: Gideon Spanier: Flourishing LBC is p…
    - 6 Jul 14, 6:00pm -
  • Radio's Brave New World
    This morning I spoke at the Radiodays Johannesburg conference. The opening panel was intended to open questions, get ideas flowing, and kick off the conference. Here's the text of my speech.Good morning. It's wonderful to be back in Johannesburg. T…
    - 2 Jul 14, 7:33am -
  • Ignore the news; and a write-up of #Hivio. Links for week ending 29 June 2014
    Why we should all stop bothering with the news. Interesting piece. http://go.muk.fm/1lK2tM2 /cc Richard Horsman Andrew Bailey johnpickfordIgnore the news: Why I gave up listening to mainstream news so I could concentrate on things that matterFinancia…
    - 29 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • Long term review: Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio
    Regular readers will know that I regularly rant about the user interface on radio receivers. I recently started using one FM/DAB/Internet set for the first time in a few years, and once more find myself pushing random buttons, hoping against hope tha…
    - 24 Jun 14, 4:47am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 22 June 2014
    BREAKING: #ENG lost that match because it was on ITV. Proof here: http://go.muk.fm/UiVvC5 (no, genuinely)England 'do better at the World Cup when games are shown on the BBC': England fans look away now: the fact that “jinxed” broadcaster ITV is s…
    - 22 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • Broadcast radio accounts for two-thirds of all audio listening in US
    Some interesting figures today from Edison Research, who have looked at radio's total share of all audio consumption (above, or here if you're reading this via RSS or email).Linear, broadcast radio channels (through AM/FM, DTV or satellite) accounts…
    - 18 Jun 14, 5:14pm -
  • Spotify for sale, Alex Lester's removal: links for week ending 15 June 2014
    With the removal of Alex Lester, "Shennan’s shaping up to be the worst BBC radio controller in living memory" http://go.muk.fm/1qas2r3Radio Review: 13 June: The Shennan-igans continue at the BBCSpotify for sale? http://go.muk.fm/1lqZaYwThe Major La…
    - 15 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • How much radio listening is on-demand in the UK?
    RAJAR's main survey measures live radio listening on any platform: but it doesn't measure on-demand listening. However, RAJAR's MIDAS 2014 survey does look into usage of podcasts and other listen-again services.MIDAS is based on a significantly sma…
    - 9 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • How the BBC covered D-Day in 1944: links of interest for week ending 8 June 2014
    Diagram showing how the BBC covered D-Day. Fascinating. Wonder if they would have as many correspondents today? http://go.muk.fm/1hoUKBKReader shares a 1946 book: 'BBC War Report from D-Day': At the end of a week that marked the 70th anniversary of D…
    - 8 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • Links of interest for week ending 1 June 2014
    Good morning, US. BBC Radio Explorer was quietly launched yesterday. Here's the info you need. http://go.muk.fm/1pDcdGpBBC Radio Explorer: a new way to listen to radio: A prototype for discovering great radio that shows real potentialThe BBC Radio Ex…
    - 1 Jun 14, 6:00pm -
  • BBC Radio Explorer: a new way to listen to radio
    The BBC has quietly released a prototype service called BBC Radio Explorer.The service is the result of "10% time", a loose concept that allows the BBC's software engineers time to develop and play about with things. Unusually, this one is visible…
    - 30 May 14, 3:02am -
  • Radio's biggest threat?
    Radio is a unique medium. It's unique because - unlike anything else - it allows you to consume it while you're doing something else. Others call it a 'secondary medium', but I prefer 'multitasking medium', because there's nothing secondary about ra…
    - 28 May 14, 3:00am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 25 May 2014
    Absolute Radio: how their new playlist choice at breakfast works. Great to get detailed info about this clever trick http://go.muk.fm/ROn9p8Absolute Radio: how their new playlist choice at breakfast works: Exclusive: how do they play different songs…
    - 25 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • Next Radio Conference 2014
    I love working in radio. I love the fact that we all do something that entertains or informs nearly every person in the country. I love it as a medium. I love that it’s having to evolve to better look after our listeners. I love digital, I love the…
    - 22 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • Absolute Radio: how their new playlist choice at breakfast works
    In many of my speaking engagements, I talk about the opportunities that digital offers radio stations - particularly in terms of brand extensions. One of the examples I give is the Radio Academy Award-winning Absolute Radio, which, apart from the mai…
    - 19 May 14, 2:15am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 18 May 2014
    Iain Dale rightly castigates the BBC for sacking a presenter from BBC R Devon. Worst HR dept in the world, bar none. http://go.muk.fm/1uQeHFiIt Shouldn't Happen to a Radio Presenter 17: Avoiding The 'N' Word - Iain Dale: This web site uses cookies to…
    - 18 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • Tadah! Here's how to make your radio station sound better
    Turn onto Radio Jackie and you'll notice something strange. The same happens on a few other stations, like Heart North East or Metro. The local ads are actually... whisper it... quite good.I learnt my copywriting trade in the very early 1990s in Bra…
    - 14 May 14, 4:00am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 11 May 2014
    Great idea - Global Breakfast Radio, a radio station where it's always breakfast time! via Matthew Hawn http://go.muk.fm/1mxHyNfGlobal Breakfast Radio follows the sunrise around the world: Global Breakfast Radio is an online radio station that broadc…
    - 11 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • Links of interest for week ending 4 May 2014
    The Irish radio #JNLR figures are out. http://go.muk.fm/1mhIpxc contains all the figures you need, from Ireland's media information website.radio market share in Ireland: A list of the most popular stations in IrelandBreaking: Another company finds o…
    - 4 May 14, 6:00pm -
  • Dear car companies
    Dear car companies,In a few years’ time I’m hoping to replace my old car. I like to think I’ll be able to afford a model with Apple’s new CarPlay system. We like iPhones in our family, and it’d be great to use the maps, listen to our mus…
    - 29 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Links of interest for week ending 27 April 2014
    Bauer Media: the one to watch for innovation in UK radio. I've just blogged, excitedly, spurred on by Anthony Abbott's news: http://go.muk.fm/1jSsiEGBauer: the one to watch for UK radio innovation: Radio has a new innovation leader in the UK: one tha…
    - 27 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Bauer: the one to watch for UK radio innovation
    Bauer Media, the folks behind Kiss, Metro and Magic are probably not the first company you'd think of in terms of innovation.After all, Bauer remain the only group to have not totally grasped the UK Radioplayer. I criticised it at the time as not p…
    - 24 Apr 14, 2:46am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 20 April 2014
    The 'connected dash' might be coming: but radio has a lot to worry about right now. An uncomfortable realisation: http://go.muk.fm/1qDchGZDoes radio have something to fear from the connected dash?: I take a trip in a car with nothing more fancy than…
    - 20 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Does radio have something to fear from the connected dash?
    Much has been said about the 'connected dash' in recent weeks: the concern that radio has plenty to lose from forthcoming internet-connected cars, that'll offer internet radio, Spotify-like services, and plenty more. I produced a great session at Rad…
    - 15 Apr 14, 5:21am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 13 April 2014
    How to shake up the BBC - genius plans from Eddie Mair and all very sensible indeed. http://go.muk.fm/1gQxsxLEddie Mair’s ten-point plan to shake up the BBC: … and ensure the walls are carpetedMartin Kelner writes a message to a concerned listene…
    - 13 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • Links of interest for week ending 6 April 2014
    How not to digitally relaunch a radio station: http://go.muk.fm/1hTpeWI - bit negative, sorry. But the station - TX FM - is good.How not to digitally relaunch a radio station: The launch of new Dublin station TXFM is a lesson to us allI suspect most…
    - 6 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • How not to digitally relaunch a radio station
    (I love writing positive posts that we can all learn from. So this might start off a little negative, but I hope it gets more positive towards the end.)A few weeks ago, Communicorp's Phantom FM in Dublin ceased broadcasting. The plan was to make a n…
    - 31 Mar 14, 7:00am -
  • Links of interest for week ending 30 March 2014
    An interesting piece from Emma Barnett with a sexist, divisive, and irrelevant headline put there by a subeditor. http://go.muk.fm/1lYlMxL10 things no one tells you about being female radio presenter - Telegraph: Monkeys, Page 3 girls and hate mail:…
    - 30 Mar 14, 6:00pm -
  • Links of interest for week ending 23 March 2014
    New idea for radio - tell people what the song they just played was. (Seriously.) (119 clicks)MusicMaster SchedulingThe music recognition app is now a regular part of record label trade advertising.Farewell One Golden Square - lovely, passionate blog…
    - 23 Mar 14, 6:00pm -
  • Chromecast launches in UK: long-term review

    Chromecast launches in UK: long-term review

    This morning, the Google Chromecast launched in the UK - an HDMI media player with a difference, for the low price of just £30.I've had one since September, having been brought one back from a visitor to the US. So, here are my impressions from us…
    - 19 Mar 14, 4:15am -

Nielsen Insights

  • U.S. LGBT Shoppers Make More Trips, Spend More Than Average

    U.S. LGBT Shoppers Make More Trips, Spend More Than Average

    Not only do LGBT households make 10% more shopping trips in a year than the average U.S. household, they buy more at checkout. In aggregate, LGBT households spent an average of $4,135 at retail stores in 2014—7% more than non-LGBT households.
    - 18 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 1:31pm -
  • Mapping Radio’s Reach with Black and Hispanic Consumers

    Mapping Radio’s Reach with Black and Hispanic Consumers

    In each of the past two years, the national weekly radio audience has reached all-time highs according to Nielsen’s Audio Today report. And over the past five years, the weekly reach of radio among Blacks and Hispanics—two powerhouse demographics…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 9:24am -
  • Uncommon Sense: China's Transition to a Consumer-Led Economy – and how Businesses Can Help

    Uncommon Sense: China's Transition to a Consumer-Led Economy – and how Businesses Can Help

    The slowing pace of Chinese economic growth underscores the country’s need to transition from an investment- and export-led growth model to one powered by consumption. But how long will that transition take? The answer is crucial to companies looki…
    - 22 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 8:42am -
  • Brazil Posts Record Consumer Confidence Low in the Second Quarter

    Brazil Posts Record Consumer Confidence Low in the Second Quarter

    Consumer confidence declined in six of seven Latin American markets measured by Nielsen in the second quarter, with Brazil (81) reporting the steepest quarterly drop of seven index points from three months ago. The decline represents the third consec…
    - 2 days ago 3 Aug 15, 3:41pm -
  • European Consumer Confidence Reaches Highest Regional Score In Five Years

    European Consumer Confidence Reaches Highest Regional Score In Five Years

    Though global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter of 2015 to a score of 96, the European region increased two points to 79—the highest regional score in five years. In fact, 21 of 32 European markets (65%) were more o…
    - 5 days ago 31 Jul 15, 5:29pm -
  • Power Uncoupling: The Marketing Power of Celebrities Together and Apart

    Power Uncoupling: The Marketing Power of Celebrities Together and Apart

    To break down the power of Hollywood's power couples, a recent analysis using Nielsen Talent Analytics took a look at the influence of Ben Affleck as a standalone celeb, as well as the endorsement potential and marketing clout of his relationships wi…
    - 6 days ago 30 Jul 15, 8:55am -
  • Save or Spend? Global Consumers Played it Safe in the Second Quarter

    Save or Spend? Global Consumers Played it Safe in the Second Quarter

    The way we view the economy and what’s in our wallets can have a direct impact on our willingness to spend and save. As such, it’s no surprise that changes in consumer confidence can influence the actions consumers say they take to save on househ…
    - 7 days ago 29 Jul 15, 10:55am -
  • Saving, Spending and Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in America

    Saving, Spending and Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck in America

    While the U.S. economy continues to improve and consumer sentiment remains above a baseline level for optimism, many consumers are still searching for fiscal relief. In fact, 40% of respondents in a recent survey by Nielsen say they’re living paych…
    - 8 days ago 28 Jul 15, 3:52pm -
  • Nielsen TV: Using Disruption, Social Relevance to Get Your Messages Heard

    Nielsen TV: Using Disruption, Social Relevance to Get Your Messages Heard

    How many messages does the average person see in a day? The answer likely varies, but chances are high that we likely see thousands. So how should marketers step up their games to ensure their messages get heard in such a noisy world?
    - 8 days ago 28 Jul 15, 3:00pm -
  • Hip-Hop Nation: How the Genre Is Turning It Up in 2015

    Hip-Hop Nation: How the Genre Is Turning It Up in 2015

    Across music, TV, social media and radio, hip-hop is growing in popularity. But who are the fans of this growing genre and how can brands reach these eager fans?
    - 8 days ago 28 Jul 15, 1:38pm -
  • European Confidence Rises in Q2; Other Regions Decline or Stay Flat

    European Confidence Rises in Q2; Other Regions Decline or Stay Flat

    Global consumer confidence declined one index point in the second quarter to a score of 96. Regionally, confidence continued to rise in Europe, increasing two points to 79. Confidence held stead in Asia-Pacific, but fell in the three remaining region…
    - 9 days ago 27 Jul 15, 12:54pm -
  • Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities

    Quantifying the Market Power of Households With Intellectual Disabilities

    Demographics and buying behavior are critical for any company to understand consumer preferences and demand. But consumer purchasing data can also help nonprofit organizations looking to better understand, serve and reach their populations of interes…
    - 12 days ago 24 Jul 15, 1:09pm -
  • Talented Trailblazers: A Look at Influential and Trendsetting LGBT Entertainers

    Talented Trailblazers: A Look at Influential and Trendsetting LGBT Entertainers

    As evidenced by the critical acclaim for Laverne Cox in “Orange is the New Black” and cheers for soccer star Abby Wambach, entertainers who identify as LGBT are not only some of today’s most recognizable personalities—they’re highly influen…
    - 13 days ago 23 Jul 15, 8:07am -
  • Tools of the Trade: How to Put Mobile to Use for Brands

    Tools of the Trade: How to Put Mobile to Use for Brands

    With roughly three-quarters of Americans owning a smartphone, the ability to connect via mobile is now a necessity—for consumers looking to connect with content, as well as for marketers looking to connect to them.
    - 14 days ago 22 Jul 15, 5:05pm -
  • Launch It Like You Mean It: Best Practices for Long-Term Innovation Success

    Launch It Like You Mean It: Best Practices for Long-Term Innovation Success

    Long-term sales are what separate the winning innovations from those that fall short. However, sustaining growth is no easy feat, especially in a market where consumers are exposed to new experiences every day.
    - 14 days ago 22 Jul 15, 3:31pm -
  • New America. New Consumers.

    New America. New Consumers.

    From technology to the make up of the U.S. population, the country has seen many changes since the turn of the century. These trends raise the question: America is changing, is your brand?
    - 15 days ago 21 Jul 15, 9:46am -
  • How Shoppers Look, Watch and Listen for New Products

    How Shoppers Look, Watch and Listen for New Products

    As the media landscape evolves, so too do the sources consumers use to find out about new products. Globally, shoppers' reliance on earned media is growing while their attention toward some paid media sources are declining.
    - 16 days ago 20 Jul 15, 5:06pm -
  • Getting the Most from Your Digital Media Spend

    Getting the Most from Your Digital Media Spend

    How do companies, such as global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), make sure their creative efforts are noticed in today's fragmented world? They go where the beer drinkers (or their desired consumers) are—and across industries, that increasingly…
    - 16 days ago 20 Jul 15, 10:21am -
  • Nielsen TV: Where Digital Fits In to Today's Media Mix

    Nielsen TV: Where Digital Fits In to Today's Media Mix

    There’s no shortage of chatter in the media realm about the growth of digital, and the myriad conversations span everything from platform usage to consumption trends to advertising. While digital is a fluid and evolving arena, David Poltrack, chief…
    - 19 days ago 17 Jul 15, 7:06am -
  • Tapped In: Craft and Local Are Powerful Trends in the Beer Aisle

    Tapped In: Craft and Local Are Powerful Trends in the Beer Aisle

    Much like in any industry, growth is where you find it. And in many cases, trends across an entire category can overshadow individual pockets of opportunity. That’s what’s happening in the U.S. beer market: A couple of key sub-groups are killing…
    - 22 days ago 14 Jul 15, 1:11pm -
  • New Product Pioneers: Finding Early Adopters in Unexpected Areas

    New Product Pioneers: Finding Early Adopters in Unexpected Areas

    Globally, more than six-in-10 respondents (63%) say they like when manufacturers offer new products. But while consumers across the globe are enthusiastic about new products, their purchasing patterns vary widely.
    - 23 days ago 13 Jul 15, 3:32pm -
  • Radio's Summer Heat Wave Spreads Across the Country

    Radio's Summer Heat Wave Spreads Across the Country

    Although summer didn’t officially start until late June, the competition on the radio airwaves for annual summer bragging rights has been hot for several months now. Beginning with the Nielsen March PPM results, we’ve been eyeing a handful of maj…
    - 23 days ago 13 Jul 15, 11:23am -
  • How Companies are Putting Advertising Process Control to Work

    How Companies are Putting Advertising Process Control to Work

    While advertising is inherently a creative process, the implementation of ideas shouldn’t use a free-form approach. In fact, research shows that ad campaigns benefit greatly when marketers use a tightly controlled implementation process to help the…
    - 23 days ago 13 Jul 15, 6:06am -
  • Nielsen TV: The Road to Better Advertising ROI

    Nielsen TV: The Road to Better Advertising ROI

    In the ad measurement realm, ROI has always been the Holy Grail for marketers. That said, Nielsen’s Randall Beard notes that there’s more to the story than simply understanding if something looks like a good investment.
    - 26 days ago 10 Jul 15, 9:35am -
  • As Thermostats Get Smarter, Will Consumers Think More About Energy Efficiency?

    As Thermostats Get Smarter, Will Consumers Think More About Energy Efficiency?

    Traditionally, consumers haven’t been as engaged with the thermostats in their homes as they have been with their smartphones and tablets. After all, energy consumption isn’t nearly as entertaining as the latest online game or new shopping app. T…
    - 27 days ago 9 Jul 15, 11:59am -
  • I Second that Emotion: The Emotive Power of Music in Advertising

    I Second that Emotion: The Emotive Power of Music in Advertising

    Music is powerful. It can make us smile or cry, bring memories rushing back, and even inspire us to buy a product when it’s combined with the right advertisement.
    - 29 days ago 7 Jul 15, 3:55pm -
  • The Most Likely Candidate: Turning Non-Buyers Into Buyers

    The Most Likely Candidate: Turning Non-Buyers Into Buyers

    For most marketers, there are two types of shoppers: Those who have bought a brand's product before and those who haven't. Since buyers have already tried a product, marketers can use advertising to encourage additional buying. On the flip side, adve…
    - 29 days ago 7 Jul 15, 7:04am -
  • Understanding the Power of a Brand Name

    Understanding the Power of a Brand Name

    Brand building can be costly and time consuming, so the ability to grow via line extensions—the use of an established product brand for a new item in the same category–can be extremely advantageous. In fact, line extensions are approximately thre…
    - 30 days ago 6 Jul 15, 2:50pm -
  • Diving Into Digital: Nielsen Consumer 360 Panel Talks About the Big Marketing Leap

    Diving Into Digital: Nielsen Consumer 360 Panel Talks About the Big Marketing Leap

    Embracing today’s digital ecosystem brings both opportunity and challenge. It provides marketers with direct ways to engage with consumers, but the rapidly evolving landscape doesn’t come with clear sign posts to follow.
    - 30 days ago 6 Jul 15, 6:18am -
  • For U.S. Multicultural Consumers, Story Time Is Family Time

    For U.S. Multicultural Consumers, Story Time Is Family Time

    With an estimated buying power that now eclipses $1.4 trillion annually, the U.S. Hispanic market’s cultural and consumer impact can be felt across multiple industries—even at local bookstores. In fact, Hispanic families are more likely to buy bo…
    - 35 days ago 1 Jul 15, 2:50pm -
  • Uncommon Sense: Back to the Future: Perspectives on 'Thriving in 2020'

    Uncommon Sense: Back to the Future: Perspectives on 'Thriving in 2020'

    In about four months, we’ll have officially made it to "the future"—at least according to the time-stamp on Doc Brown's DeLorean in the "Back to the Future" movie series. So now that we’re there, what will 2020 look like?
    - 35 days ago 1 Jul 15, 12:04pm -
  • Activating Big Data for Big Outcomes

    Activating Big Data for Big Outcomes

    Betting on winners and never losing might sound as fictional as a time-traveling DeLorean, but a panel at the recent Consumer 360 conference discussed strategies for using big data as an almanac that can lead to big business outcomes.
    - 36 days ago 30 Jun 15, 2:24pm -
  • Family, Food and Culture are Asian-American Staples

    Family, Food and Culture are Asian-American Staples

    Asian-American consumers have strong cultural ties and family connections, and both are reflected in their shopping carts.
    - 36 days ago 30 Jun 15, 11:07am -
  • Closing The Gap Between Products that Appeal to Our Heart and Health

    Closing The Gap Between Products that Appeal to Our Heart and Health

    When it comes to taking a risk on a new product purchase, why do consumers choose one product over another? What needs and desires drive new product purchasing, and which attributes are most influential in the path to purchase?
    - 37 days ago 29 Jun 15, 1:48pm -
  • Localization: Mapping Out Hidden Pockets of Opportunity

    Localization: Mapping Out Hidden Pockets of Opportunity

    Over the past five years, 45% of consumer packaged goods categories had flat or declining sales. New, smaller retail formats, aggressive competition and consumer rejection of a “one size fits all” mentality are leading manufacturers and retailers…
    - 40 days ago 26 Jun 15, 3:31pm -
  • Alibaba's CEO Talks About Using Digital and Data to Excel in Business Today

    Alibaba's CEO Talks About Using Digital and Data to Excel in Business Today

    At Nielsen’s annual Consumer 360 Conference, Nielsen CEO Mitch Barns and Daniel Zhang, CEO of China-based Alibaba, sat down to discuss how global companies are leveraging digital and big data for commercial gains amid growing fragmentation, technol…
    - 41 days ago 25 Jun 15, 11:02am -
  • What's In Asian-Americans' Wallets?

    What's In Asian-Americans' Wallets?

    Will that be cash or credit? The way people pay for their purchases is a key component in their actual purchasing decisions. And for Asian-Americans, there is a strong affinity for credit cards.
    - 41 days ago 25 Jun 15, 10:46am -
  • Consumer Loyalty Is Not Much Deeper Than Our Pockets

    Consumer Loyalty Is Not Much Deeper Than Our Pockets

    Protecting and building store loyalty is no easy task. To keep customers coming back for more, you need to know what drives them to switch from one store to another.
    - 41 days ago 25 Jun 15, 9:43am -
  • What Does it Take to Measure the Total Audience?

    What Does it Take to Measure the Total Audience?

    When it comes to hot topics in the media realm, it doesn’t get much bigger than cross-platform audience measurement. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. To iron out the specifics, a distinguished panel of industry experts at this week’s Co…
    - 41 days ago 25 Jun 15, 6:40am -
  • Exploring the Science Behind Successful Innovation

    Exploring the Science Behind Successful Innovation

    Innovation is alive and growing. That’s not to say, however, that it is easy or always garners runaway success. But for the companies that persevere and strive to deliver on unmet consumer needs, the rewards can be brand-building and financially re…
    - 41 days ago 24 Jun 15, 8:09pm -
  • Paying it Forward: How Mobile Wallet Apps Are Changing Consumer Habits

    Paying it Forward: How Mobile Wallet Apps Are Changing Consumer Habits

    In an age of tap and go, mobile payments are providing increasing convenience for consumers as well as potential opportunities for marketers.
    - 42 days ago 24 Jun 15, 3:37pm -
  • New Product Innovation: The Why Behind The Try

    New Product Innovation: The Why Behind The Try

    Innovation matters. In the consumer product realm, it can drive profitability and growth, and it can help companies succeed—even during tough economic times. On the opposite side of the sales counter, consumers have a strong appetite for innovation…
    - 43 days ago 23 Jun 15, 2:46pm -
  • All Things Considered: Comparable Metrics Offer a Solid Line of Sight for the Industry

    All Things Considered: Comparable Metrics Offer a Solid Line of Sight for the Industry

    Measuring the value of users across different devices have not historically aligned. But our Q2 Total Audience report focuses on the reach of audiences on different devices, as well as how often consumers are utilizing these devices and how long they…
    - 43 days ago 23 Jun 15, 10:51am -
  • Old Sports: A Father’s Day Gift Guide for Health-Conscious Papas

    Old Sports: A Father’s Day Gift Guide for Health-Conscious Papas

    Today's dads know the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, and these new “fit fathers” are replacing old stereotypes of beer guts, sloppy shirts and ugly ties. With Father’s Day around the corner, recent analysis can help retailers and con…
    - 49 days ago 17 Jun 15, 1:02pm -
  • Think Small to Win Big at Retail

    Think Small to Win Big at Retail

    Despite the growth of digital, brick-and-mortar channels are still the predominant go-to-source for shopping around the globe. But when it comes to channel choice, bigger is not always better.
    - 49 days ago 17 Jun 15, 11:58am -
  • Can Grocery Retailers Fend Off the Discounters? Yes, Here’s How.

    Can Grocery Retailers Fend Off the Discounters? Yes, Here’s How.

    Does the lowest price always win? In Europe's sluggish economy, it can certainly seem that way. But a recent Nielsen study found the three things topping consumers' shopping lists were convenience, shopping experience and quality products.
    - 49 days ago 17 Jun 15, 8:28am -
  • At Your Service: TV Ads Focused on Services Appeal to Dads In 2015

    At Your Service: TV Ads Focused on Services Appeal to Dads In 2015

    To find out what dads are really paying attention to, Nielsen recently analyzed the top ads among dads in the U.S. over the first half of 2015. And one thing is certain—advertisements that promoted service-based companies were a big hit among fathe…
    - 49 days ago 17 Jun 15, 7:32am -
  • A Sound Opportunity: How Brands Connect With Consumers at Summer Music Fests

    A Sound Opportunity: How Brands Connect With Consumers at Summer Music Fests

    Music fests attract a large, youthful, audience: approximately 32 million people attend at least one U.S. music festival each year, 46% of whom are Millennials aged 18-34. So, which product categories do these festival fans favor, and what types of b…
    - 50 days ago 16 Jun 15, 3:02pm -
  • Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep for Asian-Americans

    Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep for Asian-Americans

    Asian-Americans take a holistic approach to beauty, spending more than average on fresh foods, as well as in the health and beauty department. In fact, Asian-Americans spend 70% more than the average share of the U.S. population on skin-care preparat…
    - 50 days ago 16 Jun 15, 12:18pm -
  • Nielsen TV: Ad Delivery in the Golden Age of Video

    Nielsen TV: Ad Delivery in the Golden Age of Video

    For video consumers, choice is rampant—in both content and platform. In fact, Tremor Video CEO Bill Day says the current environment has created what he deems the golden age of video. That choice, however, is a challenge for marketers. But it’s o…
    - 54 days ago 12 Jun 15, 10:31am -
  • Crowded Fields: Radio Formats vie for Summer Listeners

    Crowded Fields: Radio Formats vie for Summer Listeners

    Although American Pharoah’s Triple Crown win is now in the rearview mirror, the race for radio’s summer format winner is just entering the first turn. Last month we reported that Hot Adult Contemporary (AC) and Country were sticking their noses i…
    - 54 days ago 12 Jun 15, 9:14am -
  • Meet the Fastest-Growing Multicultural Segment in the U.S.: Asian-Americans

    Meet the Fastest-Growing Multicultural Segment in the U.S.: Asian-Americans

    Diverse and deeply rooted in their cultural traditions, today’s Asian-Americans value high-quality products and services and are brand loyal shoppers. And their unique consumption and media habits that are helping to redefine the American mainstrea…
    - 55 days ago 11 Jun 15, 4:16pm -

Talent Mechanic

  • Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

    Amy Schumer on Being a Great Airtalent

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

    The Best Super Bowl Spot Was From a Radio Guy

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

    Make Your Content Lead to Action

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

    Let’s Stop Playing the Name Game

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

    Inside Christopher Nolan’s Creative Process

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

    Gossip vs Real Life: A Contrast In Styles

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

    Never Assume You Hit the Bulls Eye with the Listeners

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

    You Are What You Read

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

    Time to Leave the Bitter Barn

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

    Three Notable Quotes from the 2012 Conclave

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

Rod Spots

  • Fishy Business: “Stop Running That Ad!”

    Fishy Business:  “Stop Running That Ad!”

    The customer was obviously upset.  She complained to the supermarket owner: I was listening to news talk 1150 and heard your advertisement for “Fresh Atlantic Salmon”.  I just wanted to let you know you are pushing a product that almost … Con…
    - 6 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • On Selling Soap (Meet My New Friend, Duke Cannon)

    On Selling Soap (Meet My New Friend, Duke Cannon)

    I made a new friend this past Christmas, thanks to my wife. His name is Duke Cannon. Duke sells soap, about which we’ll talk more in just a bit. Did you know that Soap-selling has a storied history? Andrew Pears (b. … Continue reading →
    - 18 Jan 15, 12:12am -
  • “If I don’t go, I don’t get”

    “If I don’t go, I don’t get”

    After an extensive Internet search, I’ve concluded that I may be in possession of the only extant copy of the Warner & Swasey Company’s remarkable collection of American Business Ads, published under the title: “1776-1976 What has really change…
    - 2 Jan 15, 2:37pm -
  • Make Up Your Mind to Be Happy

    Make Up Your Mind to Be Happy

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  • Best Steak Marinade Ever…Again (New Recipe!)

    Best Steak Marinade Ever…Again (New Recipe!)

    A couple years ago, I shared a steak marinade recipe that I picked up from a fellow Big Green Egg fan at a local Eggfest, that was especially good on cuts like tenderloin, sirloin, and anvil or flatiron steaks. In … Continue reading →
    - 24 Jul 14, 8:17pm -
  • Radio Is Dead. Long Live Radio.

    Radio Is Dead. Long Live Radio.

    CBC’s “Under The Influence” radio program, hosted by Terry O’Reilly, recently devoted an entire show to illustrate, in Mr. O’Reilly’s words: “…the incredible creativity happening in radio advertising around the world today.” First s…
    - 11 Feb 13, 6:27pm -
  • It’s Not What You Get, but What you Become

    It’s Not What You Get, but What you Become

    He said: “The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.” He also, more famously, said: “There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a … Continue reading →
    - 8 Feb 13, 11:46am -
  • A Tale of Two Lawyers

    A Tale of Two Lawyers

    It should not surprise you that my favorite business success stories are those having to do with the client’s skillful use of radio advertising. I never tire of these stories nor fail to learn something useful when reviewing them, whether … Conti…
    - 7 Feb 13, 4:40pm -
  • Professional Voice-over and Narration for…Five Bucks?

    Professional Voice-over and Narration for…Five Bucks?

    The post at Radio Sales Cafe, from a Chicago-area radio guy, read: “5 DOLLARS! Check me out on FIVERR” Intrigued and a bit skeptical, I clicked on the link. Sure enough, there he was. Chicago-area radio announcer will cut your … Continue readin…
    - 23 Jan 13, 8:22pm -
  • Expert Use of Radio Advertising by LASIK and Cataract Surgery Professional – Another Radio Advertising Success Story

    Expert Use of Radio Advertising by LASIK and Cataract Surgery Professional – Another Radio Advertising Success Story

    As radio advertising professionals, our job is to help businesses tell their stories in a way that engages the listener’s imagination. This is because the ultimate destination of any advertising message is the consumer’s brain, the seat of logic…
    - 6 Jan 13, 7:52pm -


George Reed

  • Alpha Buys Digity Stations
    Alpha Media has bought 116 stations in 26 markets from Digity LLC (subject to FCC approval).I represented Alpha. Read the press release HERE.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 11 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 7:55pm -
  • Great Radio article in Forbes
    Doug Schoen is a political strategist often seen on the cable news shows.  He recently published an article on radio which merits a read.  Click here: Radio: The All-But-Forgotten Medium With The Biggest Reach.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 4 days ago 1 Aug 15, 9:45am -
  • Nielsen TV Market Rankings
    Here is a handy chart of the Nielsen TV markets:  CLICK HEREGeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 17 days ago 19 Jul 15, 5:00pm -
  • It has been a busy six months for radio
    GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 43 days ago 23 Jun 15, 3:21pm -
  • Alpha Media to purchase Morris Communications Radio stations
    Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Morris Communications. Morris owns thirty-six radio stations in 8 markets including; Topeka, KS; Salina, KS; Amarillo, TX; P…
    - 79 days ago 18 May 15, 12:23pm -
  • Join Our LinkedIn Group for Radio and TV Station Buyers and Sellers
    If you are a LinkedIn user (and if not, why aren't you??!!), please consider joining our group: Radio/TV Station Buyers.  It is a group for station owners and prospective buyers. We have several thousand members, including many well known broadcast…
    - 81 days ago 16 May 15, 9:18am -
  • Alpha Media closes Fredericksburg, VA Cluster
    Alpha Media of Portland, OR has closed on its purchase of four radio stations in Fredericksburg, VA from Free Lance–Star Publishing LLC.Alpha purchased WFLS–FM, WNTX–AM, WVBX–FM and WWUZ–FM.I represented the seller.GeorgeMedia Services Grou…
    - 96 days ago 1 May 15, 6:00pm -
  • Media Services Group Suite at the NAB Show
    The Media Services Group suite at the NAB Show is in the Encore Tower: # 5505.  
    - 11 Apr 15, 8:00pm -
  • NAB Show Coming Soon
    The Media Services Group suite will be at the Encore for the 2015 NAB Show (April 11-16).  If you are interested in a confidential meeting, please get in touch.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 23 Mar 15, 9:14am -
  • Will you be in Nashville next week for the NRB or the CRS?
    If you plan to be in Nashville next week for the NRB (http://www.nrbconvention.org/) or the CRS (http://countryradioseminar.com/) and would like to get together, please let me know.  I plan to arrive on Tuesday.Looking forward to catching up,GeorgeM…
    - 21 Feb 15, 10:42am -
  • Link to Tom Taylor's story today on station trading
    Tom Taylor shared some views of the 2015 radio station trading market from Larry Patrick and me in this morning's "Tom Taylor Now."Inventory.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 5 Feb 15, 9:31am -
  • MSG Announces Sale of Free Lance-Star Radio Stations
    Here is the press release about the sale of the Free Lance-Star stations in Fredericksburg, VA.  We are please to have represented the seller in this transaction.FREE LANCE-STAR STATIONS TO BE SOLDFree Lance–Star Publishing LLC announced Friday th…
    - 23 Jan 15, 2:07pm -
  • Reed Bunzel Launches Radio 2015: The Year Ahead
    Veteran radio writer and analyst Reed Bunzel today launched Radio 2015: The Year Ahead, a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. radio Industry. Researched and published by Bunzel Media Resources, Radio 2015: The Year Ahead is designed to help radio br…
    - 5 Jan 15, 3:39pm -
  • Sale of WMUV and WSOS in Jacksonville closed yesterday
    Delmarva Educational Association has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio stations WSOS-FM and WMUV-FM, serving the Jacksonville, Florida market from Renda Broadcasting Corporation. Congrats to Stuart Epperson (for buyer) and Tony Renda…
    - 3 Jan 15, 12:24pm -
  • R.I.P. Bill Burton
    Eric Rhoads wrote a fitting tribute to Bill Burton for Radio Ink's Ink Tank.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 22 Dec 14, 2:07pm -
  • Alpha Media to purchase Access 1 Communications radio stations in Shreveport and Tyler-Longview
    For Immediate Release: December 22, 2014Portland, ORContact: Randi P’PoolDirect: 503-517-6376Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Access 1 Communications. Acce…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:45pm -
  • WEZV-FM, WYEZ-FM and WGTN-FM (Myrtle Beach) Sold
    PRESS RELEASEDecember 22, 2014WEZV-FM, WYEZ-FM and WGTN-FM (Myrtle Beach, SC) have been sold by Fidelity Broadcasting Corporation to Compass Radio Group LLC for $1,600,000. Fidelity is headed by Jerry Bresson and Compass by Bob Woodward (55%) and Joh…
    - 22 Dec 14, 1:36pm -
  • Entercom buys Lincoln Financial Media for $105 million
    Here is the Press Release.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 8 Dec 14, 10:24am -
  • Waterloo Closes
    NRG Media, LLC has completed the acquisition of the assets of radio stationsKFMW-FM, KOKZ-FM, KWLO-AM, and KXEL-AM, Waterloo, IA from Woodward Communications Inc. The purchase price is $3,550,000. Jody McCoy of Media Services Group’s Colorado Sprin…
    - 1 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • Welcoming Bill Cate to Media Services Group
    I got into the brokerage business in 1987 after working on the station side for many years.  Bill Cate hired me at Chapman Associates and provided great training on "how to be a broker."With that bit of history in mind, I am delighted to announce th…
    - 21 Nov 14, 11:14am -
  • See you at the Radio Show!
    The Media Services Group suite is number 325 at the Westin in Indy. #RadioShow2014
    - 9 Sep 14, 6:53pm -
  • NRG Media Acquires Waterloo, IA From Woodward Communications
    NRG Media, LLC  has agreed to purchase the assets of radio stations KFMW-FM, KOKZ-FM, KWLO-AM, and KXEL-AM, Waterloo, IA from Woodward Communications Inc. (subject to FCC approval).  The purchase price is $3,550,000.  Jody McCoy of Media Services…
    - 22 Aug 14, 3:16pm -
  • Will We See You At The Radio Show?
    The Radio Show in Indy is just weeks away. Media Services Group will be at the Westin. Let me know if you would like to get together. #RadioGeorge
    - 21 Aug 14, 5:01pm -
  • Let's meet at the NAB Show
    The Media Services Group suite is in the Encore tower, # 3806.  Please stop by and say hello.George
    - 6 Apr 14, 1:49pm -
  • Radio has turned the corner
    Radio revenues are reported up two months in a row in both New York and Los Angeles.  The broadcasters I am talking with are, for the most part, telling the same story.  The radio business is improving.The overhang of workouts and bankruptcy deals…
    - 29 Mar 14, 11:47am -

Audio4Cast

  • Meeker’s Mobile Message

    Meeker’s Mobile Message

    Mary Meeker updated her yearly Internet Trends report at the ReCode conference yesterday. Meeker’s a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and she’s an expert at seeing the next big thing. In 2011 she predicted that online audi…
    - 69 days ago 28 May 15, 8:57am -

Broadcast Law Blog

Jaye Albright

  • 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…
    - 8 days ago 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…
    - 82 days ago 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 -
  • This Changes Everything (Again For Yet Another Year)
    Just as Canada celebrates Thanksgiving before it comes to the U.S., Numeris and Stats Can bring something to Canadian broadcasters before Nielsen and the Census Bureau do to American media.On September 9th, A&O&B Canadian clients were reminded: The d…
    - 8 Oct 14, 8:25am -
  • I Completely Fell Apart
    Another true-life lesson, shared in hopes it teaches you something that you don't need to learn the hard way, like I did.I played trombone in my high school band and orchestra.It never felt like I was all that talented as a musician, but since I move…
    - 6 Oct 14, 8:26am -
  • No Words
    Sadness."Our plan may not have been the most elegantly or artfully executed of all possible plans, but we actually understand what it is we think we are trying to do and why we think we're trying to do it," Mr. Metheny told the Tribune in 2010.A To…
    - 4 Oct 14, 9:44am -
  • The Biggest PD Mistakes
    Forgets that the most important part of the job is to protect the station's license.Still thinks that it's a sales versus programming world and as long as (s)he gets ratings (s)he has done the job.Doesn't worry about heavy radio-users or passionate f…
    - 30 Sep 14, 7:47am -
  • Three Parts Of Prep
    The last in an enduring series written by my friend and hero, Jay Trachman:One of the nice things about teaching is that it helps one to organize his own thoughts. While explaining to a Jock Doc student recently about how to create Life Content, it o…
    - 28 Sep 14, 4:22pm -

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

  • !Ross Brittain – Rare Radio Jock Who Sounded Great from the Beginning

    Ross Brittain – Rare Radio Jock Who Sounded Great from the Beginning

    This has become my week for sharing rare, early radio airchecks of a couple of great jocks who — at least temporarily — hung up their headphones on Friday. One was John Landecker. The other was Ross Brittain  (Z93/Atlanta, WABC/New York, Z-100/N…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 3:12am -
  • John Landecker & What It Takes to Be A Radio Personality

    John Landecker & What It Takes to Be A Radio Personality

    On Friday, John Records Landecker worked his last day at WLS-FM/Chicago. During his stint at WLS-AM in the 1970s, John inspired more young people deciding to pursue radio careers than anyone else in America. Some people are just born to be radio peop…
    - 2 days ago 3 Aug 15, 2:34am -
  • First Radio Morning Show Success Strategy
    When you are launching, relaunching, or trying to fix a radio morning show, this is where you begin.The post First Radio Morning Show Success Strategy appeared first on DAN O’DAY TALKS ABOUT RADIO.
    - 6 days ago 30 Jul 15, 2:59am -
  • Radio Morning Show Host Spooked by a Critic

    Radio Morning Show Host Spooked by a Critic

    A Loyal Reader Writes: We recently built our morning show on our AC station with me as the “driver” and a fairly old female friend of mine. She and I have always razzed each other and have a sarcastic friendship. Although she had some radio exper…
    - 9 days ago 27 Jul 15, 3:36am -
  • RADIO SPEC SPOTS INSPIRED BY NEWSPAPER ADS

    RADIO SPEC SPOTS INSPIRED BY NEWSPAPER ADS

    A Loyal Reader Writes: “A new spec initiative with our radio group prompted me to go back and re-read your Radio Advertising Letter where you address the topic of ‘cold calling with spec spots.’ In general, I would agree that it’s a bad idea,…
    - 13 days ago 23 Jul 15, 2:19am -

VoiceOverTimes

  • 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.[...]
    - 65 days ago 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[...]
    - 69 days ago 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[...]
    - 72 days ago 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[...]
    - 76 days ago 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[...]
    - 89 days ago 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[...]
    - 95 days ago 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 -
  • Apple’s TV plans will impact voice
    The rumor mill is abuzz once again with speculation around possible plans by Apple to introduce a web-based television service. Apple is no stranger to rumors, of course, but these[...]
    - 11 Feb 15, 4:37pm -

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 -


AirCheckIt

  • WHAS AM Louisville Aircheck – Mandy Connell August 13th 2011
      WHAS AM LOUISVILE – MANDY CONNELL   (Break 1 – 00:00) Mandy seems pretty spot on starting her segment. First thing out of her mouth are the calls and immediately into more or less resetting the topic “we are talking about the embarrassment…
    - 17 Aug 12, 4:37pm -
  • Aircheck The Project Cincinnati 100.7 106.3 08-16-2012 2:30PM
      The Project 100.7/106.3 Cincinnati OK, here’s the new sign-on in Cincinnati, “The Project.” Kind of a cool name for an Alt station. I kind of like the music, but what the hell do I know about music. The entire hour scoped here is liners, swe…
    - 16 Aug 12, 5:12pm -

Olde Disk Jockey's Almanac

  • !August 5, 2015

    August 5, 2015

    On this day in 1971 "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" by the Bee Gees was the #1 song.How well do you know "The Greatest Music of All Time?"Who’s the late pianist/composer/arranger/conductor that won 20 Grammys and four Oscars but might be best r…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 3:00am -
  • August 4, 2015

    August 4, 2015

    On this day in 1980 "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John was the #1 song.How well do you know "The Greatest Music of All Time?"What’s the name of the late 1980s supergroup that masqueraded as brothers (Nelson, Lucky, Otis, Lefty and Charlie T. Jr.) and…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 3:00am -

Ron Jacobs Blog

  • GOING TO POT ... FINALLY?

    GOING TO POT ... FINALLY?

    Would you sign and support a petition demanding the legislature pass the proposed law (below) printed in today's Star-Advertiser? In 1964, federal judge Martin J. Pence sentenced me to five years in prison, suspended for 47 months, plus 30 days in t…
    - 19 Feb 15, 11:45am -
  • GOODBYE TO BLOGGER ... ALOHA FACEBOOK!

    GOODBYE TO BLOGGER ... ALOHA FACEBOOK!

    Brian von Ahsen photoSo … mucho, mega, mahalo to you commenting nahenahe on my Facebook posts. Overall, since writing and doing cartoons (!) for KA PUNAHOU in third grade, 1945 … I’ve reported, edited, journalized, ghost-written, scripted TV, p…
    - 4 Dec 14, 3:38pm -
  • ALOHA, DEAR KLOHS FRIEND

    ALOHA, DEAR KLOHS FRIEND

    My soul brother, RON KLOHS, at the controls.With “Old Age” come the many changes from which we were bulletproof in our younger, buoyant, fearless days.  Starting in radio I was usually the fledgling rookie on the crews in which I toiled starting…
    - 6 Nov 14, 6:42pm -
  • OBAMA TOO SMART TO T.C.B.? -- ELECTION STUFF

    OBAMA TOO SMART TO T.C.B.? -- ELECTION STUFF

    Aloha on a late Midterm 2014 Election Eve, Hawaiian Standard Time. It's late.  Kindly click to tonight's Facebook page: OBAMA FROM THE INSIDE, HAWAII   Can Barack Obama work with a Republican Congress to get ANYTHING accomplished that he promise…
    - 5 Nov 14, 4:05am -
  • USE IT ... OR LOSE IT: November 4, 2014

    USE IT ... OR LOSE IT: November 4, 2014

    - 3 Nov 14, 4:53pm -
  • GLOAT: "WILDEST FINISH OF NFL SEASON"

    GLOAT: "WILDEST FINISH OF NFL SEASON"

    Posted by Michael David Smith on November 2, 2014, Pro Football TalkAPThe Rams’ defense was all over 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick today. And in the end, the Rams ripped the ball — and the game — from Kaepernick’s hands.With just secon…
    - 2 Nov 14, 9:03pm -
  • RJ BACK ON FACEBOOK (v 2.0)

    RJ BACK ON FACEBOOK (v 2.0)

    CAN WE BE FRIENDS?LEAVING FACEBOOK 8 YEARS AGO!FRIENDS SINCE HOLLYWOOD, 1960s
    - 2 Nov 14, 3:39pm -
  • ERUPTION REPORT FROM HAWAII ISLAND NEWSPAPER

    ERUPTION REPORT FROM HAWAII ISLAND NEWSPAPER

    POLICE IN PUNAD. Varez, Volcano, Hawaii, 2012*Lohi'au Puna i ke akua wahinePuna is retarted by the goddess. Refers to Pele, ruler of volcanoes.The lava flow she pours into the districtretard the work and progress of the people.'Olelo No'eau (1983)Ma…
    - 31 Oct 14, 2:47pm -
  • LAVA 150 YARDS AWAY!

    LAVA 150 YARDS AWAY!

    From the Omni-Talented MILLICENT CUMMINGS in PahoaIt's definitely a trip around these here parts!  Went to get my mail today and here's what I was met with on Post Office Road:  (Pele is only about 150 yards away right now).  Meanwhile, today was…
    - 30 Oct 14, 6:53pm -
  • MADAM PELE'S TRICK, NOT A TREAT

    MADAM PELE'S TRICK, NOT A TREAT

    OCTOBER 30, 2014 KILAUEA ERUPTION REPORTFrom HAWAII NEWS NOWHôpoe, ka wahine lewa i ke kai."Hôpoe, the woman who dances in the sea.Hôpoe was a dancer of Kea`au, Puna, in that long ago day when gods mingled with men. Because of her dancing and her…
    - 30 Oct 14, 4:05pm -
  • THANKS SO MUCH FOR REMEMBERING 50 YEARS AGO!

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR REMEMBERING 50 YEARS AGO!

    Bill Drake's only KHJ interview, conducted by Ron Jacobs,Candy Canyon Lounge, Woodland Hills, CA, June 1999Amazon e-book transcript of entire interviewBefore being appointed Program Director of KHJ-Los Angeles in 1965 to kick off Boss Radio with Bill…
    - 29 Oct 14, 5:06pm -
  • USC ATHLETES NOT SCHOLARS OF FOOTBALL

    USC ATHLETES NOT SCHOLARS OF FOOTBALL

    USC: Weird start to lousy end in 24-21 loss “It started with the second play of the game,” (USC coach) Steve Sarkisian said.“I've never seen it happen before.”Los Angeles Times autopsy:U S C = UNLIMITED STUPID CHAOSSee the glorious USC che…
    - 26 Oct 14, 3:27pm -
  • I LOVE "MY" HAWAII

    I LOVE "MY" HAWAII

    Marilyn Monroe arrives at erstwhile Honolulu International Airport I was born and raised in Waikiki. (RJ bio)1954 was the year after I received my FCC Third Class operator’s license. I was a 16-year-old high school dropout.  I know much, much ab…
    - 20 Oct 14, 3:08pm -
  • R.I.P. DEAR BROTHER JULIAN ... HOʻOMAIKAʻI

    R.I.P. DEAR BROTHER JULIAN ... HOʻOMAIKAʻI

    Julian Matthew Kaonohiulaokalani Hakoekoekalani Napuaikahikinaakalaikumukahi Keonehaliiokalaninuikalani Kamehamehakanaiaupuniohawaii1950-2014 Julian was a classmate of my KKUA newsperson, the great Keala Kai (Judy Mugford), Kamehameha School c…
    - 2 Oct 14, 11:01am -
  • GONE FISHING ... WEEKEND TV BEST

    GONE FISHING ... WEEKEND TV BEST

    PLEASE CHECK BACK LATERWEEKEND BEST ON TV ...SATURDAY 9/27: GWEN STEFANI AND NO DOUBT AT THE GLOBAL CITIZENS FESTIVAL IN CENTRAL PARKSUNDAY 9/28: J. J. WATT'S 80 YARD PICK SIX IS MARGIN OF HOUSTON TEXAN'S VICTORY OVER BUFFALO 23-17 
    - 28 Sep 14, 4:55pm -
  • RAM'S COACH JEFF FISHER'S UNDERWEAR

    RAM'S COACH JEFF FISHER'S UNDERWEAR

    I BLAME RAMS COACH JEFF FISHER FOR ESCHEWING A FIELD GOAL THAT MIGHT HAVE RESULTED IN A TIE AND INTO OVERTIMEIT WAS A CALL MADE IN RESPONSE TO CRITICISMOF THE ST. LOUIS OFFENSE AS "PUSSIES"THE RAMS BLEW THE "MACHO" CALL IN LIEU OF AN EASY 3-POINT FI…
    - 22 Sep 14, 1:16am -
  • WHY HAWAII DESERVES AN NFL TEAM

    WHY HAWAII DESERVES AN NFL TEAM

    The following stories appeared in Honolulu's (only) daily newspaper ... Waikiki man charged in sexual assault of tourist Papakolea man charged with sexually assaulting girl, 13 Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Waikiki hotel Man charged wit…
    - 20 Sep 14, 12:11am -
  • "NEW" 93/KHJ BOSS RADIO STUFF

    "NEW" 93/KHJ BOSS RADIO STUFF

    IT STARTED 50 YEARS AGO, ALMOSThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CpAt-KgBCA&feature=youtu.be The man who named it BOSS ...http://tinyurl.com/oguvj9pFrom garbage to archival ... http://00individual.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/1960s-and-1970s-culture-arc…
    - 18 Sep 14, 5:24pm -
  • 49ERS WINLESS IN NEW STADIUM :)

    49ERS WINLESS IN NEW STADIUM :)

    NFC WESTARIZONA 2-0ST. LOUIS 1-1SEATTLE  1-1FRISCO     1-149ERS PLAY TIGHTER THAN NEW PAIR OF LEVIS ...http://tinyurl.com/obh2ocw
    - 15 Sep 14, 1:22am -
  • OBAMA'S FLIP-FLOPS

    OBAMA'S FLIP-FLOPS

    Obama flip-flops down Young Street, 2008For those who are unaware—which is the vast majority of you reading this—I was the first person, born and raised in Hawaii like Barack Obama, to publish a biography of him back in 2008.  It is OBAMALAND: W…
    - 14 Sep 14, 6:26pm -
  • FIGHT ON !!!

    FIGHT ON !!!

    Commander Chuck Street points to "My Seat" in the LA Memorial ColiseumCONGRATS TO MY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAFRIENDS AND TROJAN FANS.WAY TO SOCK IT TOSTANFORD 13-10THANKS TO THEIR DUMB MISTAKES.HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD !!!ALOHA, TODD !!!
    - 7 Sep 14, 3:19am -
  • A GENUINE "SULLIVAN O'CONNER" SPIFF

    A GENUINE "SULLIVAN O'CONNER" SPIFF

         ENCORES(For The Four Beeps & A Bop) Sully remembered hearing, on some place like Public Radio, that there have been merely three encores in the history of the Metropolitan Opera since it first began in with its debut performance, Gounod’s…
    - 6 Sep 14, 10:35am -
  • 2014 ANNUAL RAMS PRESEASON CONFESSIONAL

    2014 ANNUAL RAMS PRESEASON CONFESSIONAL

    Why Whodaguy's 49th Yearaddiction to the same NFL team?Click for many disquieting details ... http://tinyurl.com/o9pdtx6For Bill Kelly, Peter Gardiner, Cass Elliott, Chuck Stein, Ray Jacobs, Milo Perichitch & Mitch FisherSt. Louis QB Sam Bradford r…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:33am -
  • THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN ST. LOUIS?

    THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN ST. LOUIS?

      Get Away From Him! Saturday,  August 16, 2014  -  3:00 pmhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH-WEsjbFhAFINAL HAWAII U.S. SENATE ELECTION RESULTSTo be posted at 7:00 pm HST (estimated)http://www.staradvertiser.com
    - 15 Aug 14, 6:12am -
  • HOT LINKS: KEONEPOKO, KEITH OLBERMANN RANT, ROBIN WILLIAMS DOLPHINS

    HOT LINKS: KEONEPOKO, KEITH OLBERMANN RANT, ROBIN WILLIAMS DOLPHINS

     ISOLATED BY HURRICANE ISELLE,SMALL HAWAII ISLAND VILLAGE COULDDETERMINE 10% OF NEXT U.S. SENATE http://tinyurl.com/lbv9pfqFriday’s Primary Election will be held in Keonepoko. Residents of Punawill be voting - if the roads are clear of Hurricane…
    - 12 Aug 14, 3:18pm -

Broadcast Dialogue

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Format Change Archive

  • 96.7 Pride Radio Debuts
    Previous Format: New To Air New Format: LGBT/Dance “96.7 Pride Radio” Date & Time Of Change: June 12, 2015 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight
    - 54 days ago 12 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • KMCQ Signs Off
    Previous Format: Classic Hits “Q104.5” KMCQ New Format: Christian AC “K-Love” KLSW Date & Time Of Change: June 1, 2015 at 12:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by George Gucinski
    - 62 days ago 4 Jun 15, 12:00pm -
  • KTWN GOes Alternative
    Previous Format: AAA “96.3 K-Twin” New Format: Alternative “Go 96.3” Date & Time Of Change: January 5, 2015 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 64 days ago 2 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • KVGS Becomes Star 107.9
    Previous Format: Variety Hits “107.9 Bob-FM” New Format: Hot AC “Star 107.9″ Date & Time Of Change: January 12, 2015 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 68 days ago 29 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Wired 96.5 Becomes Amp Radio
    Previous Format: CHR “Wired 96.5” WRDW-FM New Format: CHR “96.5 Amp Radio” WZMP Date & Time Of Change: April 10, 2015 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by James Steele
    - 69 days ago 28 May 15, 10:00am -
  • WHBS Becomes Max 102
    Previous Format: Sports “102.3 The Sports Hub” WHBS New Format: Rock AC “Max 102” WMQX Date & Time Of Change: April 10, 2015 at 7:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 70 days ago 27 May 15, 10:00am -
  • KEZK Refreshes
    Previous Format: AC “Fresh 102.5” New Format: AC “102.5 KEZK” Date & Time Of Change: May 26, 2015 at 7:05am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 71 days ago 26 May 15, 6:05am -
  • KSZR Becomes 97.5 The Vibe
    Previous Format: CHR “i97.5” New Format: Classic Hip-Hop “97.5 The Vibe” Date & Time Of Change: May 22, 2015 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews
    - 75 days ago 22 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • CHAY Becomes Fresh Radio 93.1
    Previous Format: Hot AC “CHAY Today @ 93.1” New Format: Hot AC “Fresh Radio 93.1” Date & Time Of Change: May 15, 2015 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Mark David
    - 82 days ago 15 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • WLDB Becomes Trending Radio
    Previous Format: AC “B93.3” WLDB New Format: Hot AC “Trending Radio 93.3” Date & Time Of Change: April 1, 2015 at 6:07pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jeremy Andrews
    - 1 Apr 15, 5:07pm -

The Randy Lane Company

  • The Power of Three
    Three is a magic number. Why three? It resonates. It sticks. It feels right rhythmically. Stop, look and listen Blood, sweat and tears Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness We’ve been programmed to assimilate patterns of three from childhood.…
    - 45 days ago 21 Jun 15, 12:51pm -
  • Why Audio Matters
    Imagine that you are watching “The Today Show” on NBC. It is the morning of September 11, 2001. Matt Lauer mentions breaking news that a plane has hit the World Trade Center. Matt uses vivid language to describe the black smoke and flames. But th…
    - 53 days ago 13 Jun 15, 4:14pm -
  • How to Talk Yourself Into Success
    The most important conversation you’ll have today is the one you have with yourself. Negative self-talk, also referred to as your inner critic, is not only a buzz kill it’s a momentum changer. It can quickly fuel momentum in the wrong direction a…
    - 59 days ago 7 Jun 15, 4:05pm -
  • 40 Years, 40,000 Sales Calls
    By Barry Drake I met Barry Drake just after he rehired lightning rod personality Bruce Bond at the legendary WINK 104 Harrisburg, PA in 1993. Barry was the CEO of Keymarket Communications and later became CEO of Sinclair Television and Radio and then…
    - 66 days ago 31 May 15, 5:31pm -
  • Getting the Most out of a Radio Psychic
    Lots of morning shows have tried putting a psychic on their show, with mixed results. Sure, you’ll get a zillion callers jamming the lines wanting to ask fascinating questions like, “Should I move to Albuquerque?” or “When will I meet someone…
    - 73 days ago 24 May 15, 5:19pm -
  • Personal Appearances 101

    Personal Appearances 101

    By John Silliman Dodge, Stan Main, and Stephanie Winans Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Star Time-time! As Spring arrives, we are revisiting this topic as you have more dates on your calendar where you will get out of the studio and into the public to m…
    - 80 days ago 17 May 15, 1:39pm -
  • Are You Giving Away Four Million Dollars Per Year?
    It is impossible to over-image a morning show or a radio station. To get a new image or message out to 100% of your audience CUME in 30 days, the message needs to be repeated a lot. But it’s not enough to just run liners saying “We are the best m…
    - 87 days ago 10 May 15, 1:25pm -
  • Looking at What is Possible
    Flashback to 1995: I was the new program director at Star 98.7, which was the also-ran AC in Los Angeles behind KOST and KBIG. Female singer-songwriters like Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge were flourishing at that time. So we ma…
    - 94 days ago 2 May 15, 11:10pm -
  • What I Learned Doing Stand Up Comedy
    Even as a young boy, I was fascinated by stand up comedy. My dad and I would sit in front of our huge floor console Zenith color TV and howl with laughter at comics like George Carlin and Don Rickles. I’ve seen most of the big name comics today. I…
    - 26 Apr 15, 1:57pm -
  • What Is On the Air While You Are on Vacation?
    One morning a few years ago, Randy woke up in San Diego, tuned the hotel clock radio to KSON and began listening in preparation for his coaching session with morning hosts Tony and Kris. Randy was an hour or more into listening to the show, taking no…
    - 19 Apr 15, 1:55pm -

Inside Music Media

  • !Alpha + CBS Radio
    INSIDE … More markets so small no one ever heard of them – what the hell is Alpha’s Larry Wilson thinking? The likelihood that Alpha suddenly becomes a buyer for some CBS stations that Andre Fernandez can’t sell in one giant merger – detail…
    - 7 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 11:40pm -
  • Cumulus To Punish Employees For Massive Revenue Decline
    INSIDE … Read the full article now. How big the coming cuts at Cumulus will be in the wake of declining revenue and increasing debt. The new draconian sales commission plan in the works. How the company plans to handle routine maintenance of their…
    - 1 day ago 3 Aug 15, 10:53pm -
  • The Terminators Next Layoffs At CBS Radio
    INSIDE … If you want to be a market manager for CBS Radio now, here’s the job you need to be in for the best chance. For angry CBS employees who want their old company back, the one ray of hope that could bring The Terminator, Scott Herman, down.…
    - 2 days ago 2 Aug 15, 10:31pm -
  • Hubbard Said To Be Buying Again
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:28pm -
  • Dickey’s Done – What Cumulus’ 9% Drop In Revenue Means
    INSIDE … Read the full article now. What this worst performance even means for Lew Dickey – yes, this time there are implications. Details inside. Bad sign for anyone left working for Cumulus – what can they do next. The way this worst in the c…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:27pm -
  • Herman Turns the Knife Toward CBS’ Best Formats
    INSIDE … Read the full article now. The terminator is at it again, listen to what we’re hearing Scott Herman is planning to save money at radio stations that are doing great in the ratings. Two alternatives, both suck. You’ll agree. Those “fo…
    - 5 days ago 30 Jul 15, 10:25pm -
  • CBS Doing the “Black Hat” Work For the Dickeys
    INSIDE … Read the full article now. Why Cumulus cannot buy CBS as it is today – so these changes are going to be made to make it easier. Inside stuff from a Wall Street analyst who knows. The sale of CBS Radio is being fast-tracked for this speci…
    - 6 days ago 29 Jul 15, 11:01pm -
  • Cumulus Panics — Can’t Cover Westwood One Firings
    INSIDE … What Cumulus is now offering to pay local talent to do the full-time job of fired Westwood part-time talent. How Cumulus forgot to lineup talent to replace the fired Westwood people causing them to scramble now. Why proud Cumulus employees…
    - 7 days ago 28 Jul 15, 10:22pm -
  • Big Radio Ownership Changes Coming
    INSIDE … One radio group is under pressure to expand and it could be a perfect buyer for some of the CBS spinoffs. The three radio groups that will likely benefit most from buying spinoffs from the CBS-Cumulus sale. What business does Cumulus have…
    - 8 days ago 27 Jul 15, 10:25pm -
  • CBS Preparing For Massive Station Sale
    INSIDE … The continuing CBS layoff plan that sets up a massive station selloff. Where Cumulus now stands as eventual buyer of CBS stations. Could Hubbard be a buyer to the delight of some CBS employees – details. Why CBS is hell bent to eviscerat…
    - 9 days ago 26 Jul 15, 9:55pm -

Jim Walsh

  • Gimme A Ticket For An Aeroplane...
    R.I.P. Alex Chilton...
    - 18 Mar 10, 5:38am -
  • Books: Abe, Bennie, George and the (phony) Protocols
    For you pre-McLuhanites out there who still read books, here are a some recommendations: Lincoln's Melancholy, a study of how Honest Abe struggled with depression, and used it to his advantage; Voodoo Histories, an analysis of conspiracy theories; an…
    - 15 Mar 10, 9:56pm -
  • The Past and Future of Talk
    I continue to be amazed and delighted at some of the lively dialogue I read on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Meanwhile, talk radio continues to bore and disgust me (like those two talentless douchebags I heard tonight on a certain Detroit station) with th…
    - 20 Feb 10, 2:54am -
  • The Question Man
    If you want a reasonable idea of where spoken-word radio is headed, check out the All Access "Ten Questions" segment with my consultant pal Holland Cooke...
    - 19 Feb 10, 1:54pm -
  • Jim's Gratuitous Self-Promotion of the Week
    Talks are underway to put your humble and loving narrator back on the "air" (i.e. internet), at least on a part-time basis. Cross your fingers and stay tuned...
    - 18 Jan 10, 8:14pm -
  • Death of a DJ
    Another passing of significance (well, for me, anyway): George Michael (no relation to the Wham! guy). Among the last of the great night-time DJs of the "Boss Radio" era, George is best remembered in the radio biz for his work at WFIL in Philly. He…
    - 26 Dec 09, 7:58pm -
  • And Up Yours, Tiny Tim...
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!There, I've said it - Happy Holidays, not Merry Frickin' Christmas. God forbid we should acknowledge that not everyone is an enlightened Christian like some of you seem to think you are.So...HAPPY GODDAMN HOLIDAYS. Deal with it...
    - 6 Dec 09, 12:07am -
  • Dump The Hump
    Forget about politics. The real story here is how in today's economy, with the radio industry on life support, the best they can apparently offer is a guy like Rusty Humphries...
    - 4 Dec 09, 6:09am -
  • Spoiler Alert: he goes to hell...
    Last night on TCM (I think) it was Richard Burton, chewing the infernal scenery through his trippy sixties version of Faustus. Watching, I was struck by two thoughts: 1) How great Liz looked, given how little she actually had to do and 2) How in he…
    - 29 Nov 09, 10:16pm -
  • Another Reason I Get Hate Mail, dept.
    Do me a favor: if I'm ever murdered, do NOT let them put it on Americas Most Wanted. Surely I can't be the only person on the planet who thinks John Walsh is a self-aggrandizing asshole.(Actually, I know for a fact I'm not)...
    - 8 Nov 09, 2:05am -
  • It Is Ballooooooooooon!
    I think I know where that kid in Colorado got the idea...
    - 17 Oct 09, 7:31pm -
  • Radio: Back To The Future?
    Radio and New Media guy Jerry Del Colliano suggests in his latest e-column that the radio industry could, just maybe, be “saved” if the FCC would turn back to “increased and renewed involvement* by the FCC -- basic regulation”…They might as…
    - 14 Sep 09, 1:32am -
  • People Who Died, Redux
    R.I.P. Jim Carroll...
    - 13 Sep 09, 9:36pm -
  • The Man Who Fed The World
    R.I.P. Norman Borlaug...
    - 13 Sep 09, 12:41am -
  • Another (Not So) Modest Proposal...
    I propose we replace the term "czar" with "despot"; after all, it means the same thing (check your thesaurus), and it's a much more accurate description of the job: Drug despot, green jobs despot, etc...
    - 13 Sep 09, 12:39am -
  • Well dammit, I suppose I should say SOMETHING nice about the bastard, dept.
    Give credit where it's due: on two of my pet issues, immigration reform, and separation of church and state, Teddy Kennedy was on the side of the good guys...
    - 29 Aug 09, 5:10pm -
  • Hope That's Not An Oncoming Train...
    After a long, dry spell, I've recently received a number of inquiries from radio stations expressing interest in discussing "future employment possibilities." The latest, from a market in the Northwest, came Friday. Economically speaking, the worst…
    - 23 Aug 09, 11:46pm -
  • Oh, What A Night
    Sad to report John E. Carter of the Dells has passed on. Stylistically, the Dells were the "missing link" twixt doo-wop and Chicago soul. These guys were true groundbreakers.Here's a sampling of Carter with the Dells and the early Flamingos.
    - 22 Aug 09, 4:50pm -
  • Charging the Gates (down the highway of Good Intentions)
    Indiana attorney Joshua Claybourn (along with Reason's Jacob Sullum) make an excellent point about the Henry Louis Gates affair: it's not about race or abuse of power per se, but the dangers inherent in badly-written law.Gates conducted himself like…
    - 26 Jul 09, 12:03am -
  • Palin Rider, or: Shut Up, He Explained...
    More than ever before, David Letterman is my hero. The whole Bristol Palin flap is nothing less than a stroke of self-promotional genius. And make no mistake about it – the governor of Alaska and her wacky family are in on the fix.Letterman gets a…
    - 18 Jul 09, 12:53am -
  • Walter Cronkite, R.I.P.
    In honor of Uncle Walter's passing, here is what many consider his finest hour......and a somewhat curiouser take on his legacy...
    - 18 Jul 09, 12:40am -
  • Aaahhhhhhhhhhh Shad-aaaaaaaaaaaaap...
    I wonder what MJ's kids thought of Rep. Peter King's comments. Jacko is beyond reach; it's his kids who will suffer for this. King is a bully and a buffoon and should shove his self-promoting posturing where the proverbial sun don't shine...(Aside fr…
    - 11 Jul 09, 4:14pm -
  • Radio: The Last Moonwalk
    In the summer of 1977, I was a college student preparing for a career in broadcasting. One afternoon in August, I heard the news (through word-of-mouth) that iconic entertainer Elvis Presley had died. I immediately drove to my local Top-Forty radio s…
    - 29 Jun 09, 12:58am -
  • Back on the Air
    Your humble and loving narrator will be filling in on WDAY/Fargo Monday 5/8 noon to three, Central.It's my first time on the air in several years. Should be interesting...
    - 8 May 09, 9:28pm -
  • Bordering on Idiocy
    The Seal-the-Borders crowd is at it again; this time trying to tie in the Swine Flu scare with the little brown ones comin' over the border. For the straight story on this issue, go here and here...And if you think these clowns are not spewing race-…
    - 1 May 09, 7:40pm -

Media Confidential

  • !MLB Advance Media Acquiring NHL Streaming Rights

    MLB Advance Media Acquiring NHL Streaming Rights

    MLB Advanced Media, the company that streams video for Major League Baseball and many other clients, is getting ready to spin out its tech operations in a deal that would give the new company a value of at least $3 billion, according to Peter Kafka a…
    - 2 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 5:23am -
  • !R.I.P. Illinois Radio Personality Jim Lynam Was 42

    R.I.P. Illinois Radio Personality Jim Lynam Was 42

    Jim LynamJim Lynam, afternoon host on WFXF 103.9 FM The Fox  in Dundee, IL and former longtime personality on WKQX /Q101, passed away Tuesday morningHe had just turned 42 years old last month, according to Chicagoland Radio&Media.According to family…
    - 2 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 4:45am -
  • !Chicago Radio: CBS Radio GSM Gambles On Poker

    Chicago Radio: CBS Radio GSM Gambles On Poker

    Ben PonzioBen Ponzio quit his day job Tuesday as general sales manager of CBS Radio Top 40 WBBM 96.3 FM to pursue a full-time career as a professional poker player, reports Chicago Media writer Robert Feder.“It’s been a lifelong dream that I neve…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 4:26am -
  • !FM Radio "Comeback" Discussed On CNBC

    FM Radio "Comeback" Discussed On CNBC

    Music streaming and satellite services are becoming more popular, so what is the future for FM radio. Barton Crockett, FBR, provides perspective on AT&T's plans to activate FM chips in all Android phones.
    - 3 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 4:08am -
  • !Taylor Swift Slams Spotify

    Taylor Swift Slams Spotify

    Taylor Swift and Spotify may have broken up last year, but the two still have bad blood.The 25-year-old Swift earned a reputation as an advocate for artists, songwriters and producers when she removed her music catalog from the streaming service in l…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 4:00am -
  • !FOX News Channel, FOX Radio To Air First GOP Debate

    FOX News Channel, FOX Radio To Air First GOP Debate

    Fox News has announced the line-up for the prime-time Republican presidential debate this Thursday, and here's who qualified:Real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckab…
    - 3 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 3:52am -
  • !SiriusXM Launches "See the Pope" Contest

    SiriusXM Launches "See the Pope" Contest

    SiriusXM Tuesday announced that it will offer subscribers a chance to win two tickets to see Pope Francis celebrate mass at Madison Square Garden during his first visit to the United States in September.Pope Francis will visit Washington DC, New York…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 3:27am -
  • !Alpha Media To Acquire 116 Stations From Digity

    Alpha Media To Acquire 116 Stations From Digity

    Alpha Media of Portland, Oregon announced Tuesday they have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase radio stations from Digity, LLC. Digity owns or operates 116 stations in 26 markets.Larry Wilson, Chairman of Alpha Media will add the Digity…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 3:00am -
  • !Disney Beats Expectations, Iger Bullish On ESPN

    Disney Beats Expectations, Iger Bullish On ESPN

    Walt Disney Co. turned in a mixed report Tuesday, beating analysts' expectations on earnings but missing them on revenue for the third quarter.According to The Orlando Sentinel, the company reported profit of $2.5 billion, compared with $2.2 billion…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 2:59am -
  • !Saga Reports Q2 Profit, Increased Revenue

    Saga Reports Q2 Profit, Increased Revenue

    Saga Communications, Inc. Tuesday reported net revenue increased 1.6% to $34.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015. Free cash flow decreased $281 thousand to $5.7 million. Station operating expense increased $812 thousand to $24.3 million (st…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 2:58am -
  • !Nielsen: National Weekly Radio Audience Is At All-Time High

    Nielsen: National Weekly Radio Audience Is At All-Time High

    The national weekly radio audience has reached all-time highs according to Nielsen’s Audio Today report. In the second quarter of 2015, Nielsen found that 245 million Americans aged 12 and older are tuning to radio during an average week across mor…
    - 4 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 2:44am -
  • !R.I.P.: Legendary Country HOF Producer Billy Sherrill

    R.I.P.: Legendary Country HOF Producer Billy Sherrill

    Billy SherrillLegendary producer, songwriter, arranger and Country Music Hall of Famer Billy Sherrill died in his home late Tuesday morning after a short illness.He was 78, according to The Tennessean.Sherrill's contributions to country music were nu…
    - 5 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 2:00am -
  • !August 5 Radio History

    August 5 Radio History

    In 1921...the first Radio broadcast of a baseball game occurred. The Pirates beat the Phillies, 8-0 over KDKA-AM, Pittsburgh. Harold Arlin, a 25-year-old Westinghouse foreman and nighttime studio announcer, described the action from the Steel City's…
    - 5 hours ago 5 Aug 15, 1:59am -
  • NYC Radio: WCBS-FM Closes On WLTW

    NYC Radio: WCBS-FM Closes On WLTW

    iHeartMedia's AC WLTW 106.7 FM remains #1 (6+ AQH Total Week) in the July PPMs released Monday by Nielsen. LiteFM was off 7.0—6.9 (June—July), while Classic Hits WCBS 101.1 FM nudged 6.6—6.7. Obviously, the folks at CBS Radio eagerly area awai…
    - 23 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 8:15am -
  • Chicago Radio: All-News WBBM Is #1 With An Asterisk

    Chicago Radio: All-News WBBM Is #1 With An Asterisk

    CBS Radio's simulcast of News WBBM 780 AM and WCFS 105.9 FM maintained their #1 showing (6+ AQH Total Week) in the July PPMs released Monday by Nielsen. The simulcast edged upward 6.7—6.9 for the win. However, it must be noted the stations split f…
    - 23 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 8:13am -
  • The July PPMs Are Rolling Out

    The July PPMs Are Rolling Out

    - 23 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 8:12am -
  • L-A Radio: iHM Is The Big Winner

    L-A Radio:  iHM Is The Big Winner

    Ratings compression rules in L-A. But after the dust settles iHeartMedia's KOST 103.5 is atop the July PPM's (6+ AQH Total Week) as released Monday by Nielsen.The AC station had a healthy upward movement of 5.1—5.5 (KOST scored a 5.6 in Jan.2015).…
    - 23 hours ago 4 Aug 15, 8:04am -
  • Pandora Launches $20M Brand Marketing Campaign

    Pandora Launches $20M Brand Marketing Campaign

    On the heels of a new offering for advertisers—uninterrupted sponsored listening—Pandora Media Monday launched what it considers its biggest, boldest consumer brand campaign in its nearly 10 years of existence, according to Forbes.Highlighting th…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 5:25am -
  • WWOne Names Tasha Blasi NASH SVP/Marketing, Sales

    WWOne Names Tasha Blasi NASH SVP/Marketing, Sales

    Tasha BlasiWestwood One has announced that it has hired sales executive Tasha Blasi Pannuzzo as Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, NASH.In her newly-created role, Blasi, as she is known professionally, will oversee client relations, brand part…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 4:19am -
  • Candidate Sanders No Fan Of Talk Radio

    Candidate Sanders No Fan Of Talk Radio

    Bernie SandersDemocratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has again stated that he wants to censor talk radio programs.Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a Democratic presidential candidate, once again hinted at his displeasure with conservatives’…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 3:51am -
  • DC Radio: Donnie Simpson Returns

    DC Radio: Donnie Simpson Returns

    Donnie SimpsonDonnie Simpson, a fixture on Washington’s airwaves for decades, will return to radio later this month after more than five years in retirement under an agreement with Silver Spring, Md.-based Radio One.The Washington Post reports the…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 3:32am -
  • Houston Radio: KHMX-FM To Launch New Morning Show

    Houston Radio: KHMX-FM To Launch New Morning Show

    CBS RADIO’s HotAC KHMX Mix 96.5 FM has announced a new morning show will debut on Monday, Sept. 14 as the station celebrates its 25th anniversary broadcasting Hot Adult Contemporary music.The Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show joins the station from C…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 2:50am -
  • Tampa Radio: Orlando Davis Re-Ups With WLLD-FM

    Tampa Radio: Orlando Davis Re-Ups With WLLD-FM

    Orlando DavisTop40/R WLLD 94.1 FM WILD has announced that Morning Show Host and Program Director Orlando Davis has signed a five-year extension to his contractual agreement with Beasley Media Group Inc., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 2:46am -
  • NYC Radio: MJ Vetrano Gets Added Duties At Cumulus

    NYC Radio: MJ Vetrano Gets Added Duties At Cumulus

    MJ VetranoCumulus New York has announced that it has named New York broadcast veteran and current Cumulus New York General Sales Manager Mary Jo “MJ” Vetrano to General Sales Manager for Cumulus New York’s new R&B station, Radio 103.9 WNBM.Vetr…
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  • MSNBC To Cover Breaking News Daytime

    MSNBC To Cover Breaking News Daytime

    MSNBC's selling points when it launched in 1996 was the power of NBC News on cable and an up-and-coming anchor named Brian Williams.Nearly 20 years later, Williams will be at the forefront of an effort to make the channel a destination when news happ…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 2:40am -

The Radio Agency

  • ART BELL MIGHT JUST RE-RE-INVENT RADIO

    ART BELL MIGHT JUST RE-RE-INVENT RADIO

    The man who redefined late night radio might once again change the way AM/FM radio stations receive programming – this time, from the Internet. Art Bell has just returned to radio, delivering the latest incarnation of his late night talk program vi…
    - 1 day ago 4 Aug 15, 6:48am -
  • The Power of Personalities

    The Power of Personalities

    We contacted sales managers at radio stations all across America and asked for their secret weapons.  We asked, “What’s the one marketing tool that advertisers on your station underuse?”  Where are people having success that more advertisers…
    - 15 days ago 21 Jul 15, 6:31pm -
  • IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE AIR. COME IN OFF THE LEDGE.

    IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY ON THE AIR.   COME IN OFF THE LEDGE.

    Don’t panic.  Don’t jump.  Don’t freak out because the phones aren’t ringing, because your website didn’t blow up or that your friends haven’t stopped to tell you how great your commercial sounds. It’s your first day on the air.  Her…
    - 29 days ago 7 Jul 15, 4:07pm -
  • A 20-SOMETHING VIEW OF RADIO

    A 20-SOMETHING VIEW OF RADIO

    Hello world! My name is Jordan and I’m a rising college senior interning this summer at The Radio Agency. As someone who has grown up during the many different shifts that radio has gone through, I thought it would be interesting to see what others…
    - 43 days ago 23 Jun 15, 6:13am -
  • AUTO DEALERS WASTE MILLIONS TO BRAG

    AUTO DEALERS WASTE MILLIONS TO BRAG

          “We’re the tri-state area’s Number One sales leader” I’m very happy for you.  Now how does that benefit me? ”No one sells more Toyotas than we do!” Again, please stop chest-thumping and tell me why I should care. “We won’t…
    - 57 days ago 9 Jun 15, 6:34am -
  • All Roads Lead to Radio

    All Roads Lead to Radio

    Many still view radio advertising as an all or nothing proposition. They can’t figure out how to make it fit all their unique needs. Here’s a bit of a road map to help you navigate the audio landscape in 2015: • Myth #1: I’m a small business,…
    - 71 days ago 26 May 15, 5:55am -
  • GOODBYE GROOVESHARK. HELLO GROOVESHARK CLONE?

    GOODBYE GROOVESHARK.  HELLO GROOVESHARK CLONE?

    Before Internet music jukebox Grooveshark shut down on April 30th, many insiders who wondered how this “listen to whatever you want” music service could stay in business. The answer was they couldn’t. For years, Grooveshark visitors could simpl…
    - 85 days ago 12 May 15, 7:24am -
  • The Man Who Saved Radio

    The Man Who Saved Radio

    Chris McCoy is the morning man on WMGQ-FM in New Brunswick, NJ, a suburban New York City radio station 30 miles south of Manhattan.   He rises well before dawn and makes the 70-mile trek from his South Jersey home to the WMGQ control room through u…
    - 99 days ago 28 Apr 15, 4:39pm -
  • TALKERS MAGAZINE NAMES ITS HEAVY HUNDRED

    TALKERS MAGAZINE NAMES ITS HEAVY HUNDRED

    Hollywood has Variety. The music industry has Billboard. Talk Radio has Talkers Magazine. And there’s no issue of Talkers more eagerly awaited than the annual release of The Heavy Hundred, eight-dozen-and-four of Talk Radio’s most influential hos…
    - 14 Apr 15, 4:37pm -
  • Think Rock is Dead? Think Again.

    Think Rock is Dead?  Think Again.

    Gene Simmons was recently quoted as saying “Rock is Dead” and as you can imagine, it’s caused quite a bit of controversy in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal community. But just because some modern day bands don’t share the same level of success as v…
    - 30 Mar 15, 11:00pm -

Music Row

Radio and Music

  • !Home Ministry extends Adnan Sami’s stay in India indefinitely
    MUMBAI: Adnan Sami has all the reasons to celebrate today as he has been allowed to stay in India for an indefinite period on Humanitarian grounds. The singer’s Pakistani passport, issued on May 27, 2010, expired earlier this year on May 26, 2015,…
    - 24 mins ago 5 Aug 15, 6:38am -
  • !Gionee launches Marathon M4 in India
    MUMBAI: Gionee has announced the launch of its latest gadget- Marathon M4 in India. The new smartphone is available on Flipkart, and the USP of the gadget is its 5000mAh battery which can last up to 440 hours on standby. The smartphone also provides…
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