Mark Ramsey Media

  • Too Much Content Marketing, Not Enough Consumers?

    Too Much Content Marketing, Not Enough Consumers?

    When we all create content, nobody’s left to consume it! And… Will Facebook’s new Instant Articles wreck your favorite media brands? It’s episode 20 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 6:35pm -
  • How to Watch hivio STREAM LIVE

    How to Watch hivio STREAM LIVE

    hivio, the audio future festival, goes LIVE in about ONE WEEK. If you’re not in the room with us at the world-famous Hollywood Improv, you can join us online and watch live FOR FREE. Just click the image below and then click “add to calendar”:…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 1:36pm -
  • IMGR, a Cool New Tool that Makes your Audio Production Stronger

    IMGR, a Cool New Tool that Makes your Audio Production Stronger

    I’m always on the lookout for cool and effective new tools that can make the radio industry better, more productive, and entertaining and engaging to its listeners. This week I found a great one, IMGR. IMGR is an on-demand station branding solution…
    - 16 days ago 14 May 15, 12:00pm -
  • Apple Watch Fail?

    Apple Watch Fail?

    Apple Watch #fail? And Reese Witherspoon – Actress or Online Retail Brand? It’s episode 19 of Media Unplugged with branding authority Tom Asacker and media strategist Mark Ramsey. Plus rants and raves on topics like the puzzling logic of the…
    - 17 days ago 13 May 15, 12:58pm -
  • How to Make Your Online Audio Go Viral

    How to Make Your Online Audio Go Viral

    Video goes viral, but what about audio? I have never even heard the expression “viral audio,” have you? “Going viral” means “being shared.” So why is it so tough to share audio online? In some cases the sharing capability is clunky or non…
    - 17 days ago 12 May 15, 5:31pm -

Radio InkTank

  • 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…
    - 7 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...
    - 23 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...
    - 50 days ago 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....
    - 65 days ago 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...
    - 86 days ago 4 Mar 15, 6:04pm -
  • Lessons From Brian Williams

    Lessons From Brian Williams

    Yesterday's suspension of Brian Williams was an important move for NBC if it hopes to maintain its credibility as a responsible news organization. Though I would have preferred the network to suspend Williams sooner, pending investigation, it was a g…
    - 11 Feb 15, 5:20pm -
  • The Smartest Man I Ever Met

    The Smartest Man I Ever Met

    Though he was demanding and hard to work for, and legendary for his screaming outbursts (later attributed to chronic low blood sugar), he will be remembered as a man who changed radio forever. Few anticipated the results — positive and negative —…
    - 14 Jan 15, 1:15pm -
  • The Signals Sent By CES

    The Signals Sent By CES

    What happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas -- not this week, anyway. The largest technology convention in the world, the International Consumer Electronics Show, is always causing buzz in the tech world in the first weeks of the...
    - 6 Jan 15, 12:02pm -
  • Remembering Bill Burton

    Remembering Bill Burton

    It's never easy to write about the passing of a good radio soldier. However, for me, the passing of Bill Burton is especially difficult because of the depth of our friendship, his mentorship, and the now-empty spot in my heart...
    - 22 Dec 14, 9:47am -
  • The Connected Car Lives

    The Connected Car Lives

    Something unexpected can result in a sea change. That was the case when Radio Ink unintentionally focused on something that had been below the radar concerning the connected car. We had been monitoring the connected car, we knew it was...
    - 19 Oct 14, 6:43pm -

Radio NX

Jacobs Media

  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Rick Carroll’s Rock Of The ‘80s

    Radio’s Most Innovative: Rick Carroll’s Rock Of The ‘80s

    It’s not always possible to determine the true origin of a radio format. Many start with multiple stations trying variations on a theme until the ether coalesces into something tangible. Others, like Sports Talk, (which we wrote about in a previous…
    - 20 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:10am -
  • Rock, Rock on the Range (Deer and Antelope Not Included)

    Rock, Rock on the Range (Deer and Antelope Not Included)

    Mike Stern recently made the supreme sacrifice and attended Rock On The Range, a music festival devoted to ROCK that has been around since 2007. It takes place in both Winnipeg and Columbus, Ohio, and features non-stop Rock bands, covering the entir…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 5:10am -
  • Who Said That?

    Who Said That?

    In reading the news over the long holiday weekend on my laptop and phone, I ran across a fascinating series of quotes from important people in the media and technology space.  Each says a lot about where the puck is moving – or has already moved.…
    - 3 days ago 27 May 15, 5:10am -
  • I Second That Emoji

    I Second That Emoji

    As our Internet-based lives and the ways in which we communicate and engage with each other continue to undergo change, we increasingly see a form of shorthand taking place. It turns out that emojis – those little symbols we increasingly see in te…
    - 4 days ago 26 May 15, 5:17am -
  • Happy Innovation Weekend

    Happy Innovation Weekend

    Yes, I get it. It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time when we honor the amazing people in the military who have sacrificed for our country in the past and the present. Please take a moment over the weekend to remember why this holiday is so important to…
    - 8 days ago 22 May 15, 5:20am -
  • A PPM Lesson…From Howard Stern

    A PPM Lesson…From Howard Stern

    If you know your radio history, you probably recall that among his many wise career moves, Howard Stern got out of broadcast radio before the advent of PPM. His exodus to Sirius in 2005 was about a year before meters became the currency of radio rat…
    - 9 days ago 21 May 15, 5:10am -
  • Creatures of Habit

    Creatures of Habit

    A few years ago, we put a spin on our Techsurvey mission. In the early years, the guiding principle behind these massive nationwide web surveys was to determine what radio listeners are doing when they’re not listening to the radio. As satellite r…
    - 10 days ago 20 May 15, 5:10am -
  • What’s On TV

    What’s On TV

    At the recent re:publica15 conference in Berlin, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave some predictions about TV and technology – over the next two decades. Noting that just 10 years ago, there were no smartphones, Hastings did express confidence in this…
    - 11 days ago 19 May 15, 5:10am -
  • 10 Lessons We Can All Learn From B.B. King

    10 Lessons We Can All Learn From B.B. King

    The news of blues legend B.B. King’s passing last week brought back a torrent of memories for a music icon I have long admired. While I had always passively enjoyed his music, it wasn’t until I saw him live in 1979 at Chicago’s Park West with…
    - 12 days ago 18 May 15, 5:10am -
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Film House

    Radio’s Most Innovative: Film House

    Long, long ago in a radio industry far, far away, many broadcasters would make the semi-annual trip to Nashville, Tennessee, to produce their television creative with Film House. Curt Hahn, founder and CEO, and Senior VP Wayne Campbell are the forces…
    - 15 days ago 15 May 15, 5:20am -

Holland Cooke Media

  • 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.
    - 22 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 35 days ago 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…
    - 48 days ago 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…
    - 63 days ago 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.
    - 80 days ago 10 Mar 15, 4:14pm -
  • Weekend Talk Radio: Is THE DEAL doomed?

    Weekend Talk Radio: Is THE DEAL doomed?

    Plain talk: At too many stations – some with once-proud call letters – weekends are an embarrassment. See: It doesn’t have to be that way. Read: Through utter neglect, stations injure ratings and leave money on the table.
    - 96 days ago 23 Feb 15, 9:25am -
  • Talk Radio Shop Talk

    Talk Radio Shop Talk

    Every morning, he says “Good Day!” on hundreds of radio stations. Doug Stephan talks about…Talk Radio
    - 13 Feb 15, 10:08am -
  • THEEE 6-most-dreaded-words in Radio Sales…

    THEEE 6-most-dreaded-words in Radio Sales…

    - 27 Jan 15, 6:12pm -
  • 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

    2015 Consumer Electronics Show

    Couldn’t be there? Hear it here. Click here to hear my radio reports and read my CES notes.
    - 31 Dec 14, 1:15pm -

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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Links of interest for week ending 16 March 2014
    The Case for Radio in the Internet Age — nice read. Though the name of that SF station? Eurgh. (114 clicks)The Case for Radio in the Internet AgeOr, how Beats Audio, Spotify and Pandora miss serendipitySurround Sound happening in the browser on BBC…
    - 16 Mar 14, 6:00pm -
  • Why voicetracking is good for the radio industry
    Larry Rosin just posted a great blog post about "What nationalization will mean to American radio", where by nationalisation he means national brands, syndicated locally. In it, he says..."I went on record at Country Radio Seminar a few weeks ago a…
    - 14 Mar 14, 3:40am -

Nielsen Insights

  • The Hispanic Home Ownership Gap

    The Hispanic Home Ownership Gap

    After peaking at 50% in 2007, the Hispanic home ownership rate in the U.S. now stands at 45%—and it’s declining. While most Hispanics say they plan to buy in the next five years, less than one-fourth say they’re prepared to do so.
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 3:00pm -
  • Younger and Living Longer: Multicultural Consumers Offer Brand Loyalty Longevity

    Younger and Living Longer: Multicultural Consumers Offer Brand Loyalty Longevity

    Touted as the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, multicultural consumers have another advantage in the marketplace: They’re young and living longer. With a growing youthful and receptive audience, marketers can cultivate and build rela…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 2:43pm -
  • Green Shoots of Confidence Are Sprouting for Recession-Minded Europeans

    Green Shoots of Confidence Are Sprouting for Recession-Minded Europeans

    Recession-minded Europeans found a silver lining in the first quarter of 2015 for, despite the fact that the region remained the least optimistic globally with an overall consumer confidence index score of 77. And Nielsen’s Global Consumer Confiden…
    - 3 days ago 27 May 15, 9:24am -
  • The Expanding Lap of Luxury Among U.S. Consumers

    The Expanding Lap of Luxury Among U.S. Consumers

    In the U.S. retail market, the word luxury doesn’t have the same connotation that it once did. Or perhaps it’s just that the consumers who shop for luxury goods aren’t who they used to be. Either way you look at it, defining luxury today is no…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 3:33pm -
  • They Really Like Me! The Most-Liked Celebrity Endorsers of Q1

    They Really Like Me! The Most-Liked Celebrity Endorsers of Q1

    Despite the changing media environment, however, one such pre-placement decision is nothing new—whether to have someone endorse the product. Still, a celebrity endorser can be a major investment for some advertisers, so understanding how potential…
    - 4 days ago 26 May 15, 10:29am -
  • India Posts the Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Rising Consumer Confidence

    India Posts the Sixth Consecutive Quarter of Rising Consumer Confidence

    Consumer confidence in Asia-Pacific increased in nine of 14 markets measured by Nielsen in Q1, compared to only three that rose in Q4 2014. Nine markets in the region remained at or above the 100-baseline level of optimism. At 130, India reached its…
    - 4 days ago 26 May 15, 8:43am -
  • Saving Was Key for Most in Q1, but Millennials Outpaced the Global Averages for Spending Intentions

    Saving Was Key for Most in Q1, but Millennials Outpaced the Global Averages for Spending Intentions

    In Q1, Millennial respondents were more eager to spend—especially those in the 25-29 age range. In fact, their spending intent for holidays/vacations, new clothes and out-of-home entertainment exceeded the global averages by as much 10 percentage p…
    - 8 days ago 21 May 15, 3:39pm -
  • Tried and True or Adventurous? Most Consumers Stick to Their Favorite Alcohol Brands

    Tried and True or Adventurous? Most Consumers Stick to Their Favorite Alcohol Brands

    While some consumers like to stick with what they know, others are more adventurous—even in the alcoholic beverage aisle. In February 2015, Nielsen fielded an English-only survey of more than two thousand adults in an attempt to determine which alc…
    - 9 days ago 21 May 15, 8:13am -
  • Global Consumer Confidence Is More Upbeat in 2015, but Variation Exists Across Markets

    Global Consumer Confidence Is More Upbeat in 2015, but Variation Exists Across Markets

    Starting the year positively, global consumer confidence saw an increase of one point from fourth-quarter 2014, with an index score of 97. After a slight dip at the end of last year, when all regional confidence scores declined, it was a more upbeat…
    - 10 days ago 19 May 15, 4:25pm -
  • Radio Delivers Decision-Makers for American Family Insurance

    Radio Delivers Decision-Makers for American Family Insurance

    Perception is everything, and that couldn’t be truer for radio advertisers whose goal, like most marketers, is brand lift and increased profit. Measuring key brand metrics that affect perception is vital, and for American Family Insurance, the powe…
    - 11 days ago 19 May 15, 8:15am -
  • What Moves the Social TV Needle?

    What Moves the Social TV Needle?

    Social media can be a powerful tool for networks and agencies because it illuminates viewer engagement. Then there’s the connection between program buzz and tune-in. But can we identify what makes a program social? New research shows that we can.
    - 12 days ago 18 May 15, 6:34am -
  • Picking the PPM Ponies: The Race for Radio’s Summer Winner Is Shaping Up

    Picking the PPM Ponies: The Race for Radio’s Summer Winner Is Shaping Up

    With summer right around the corner, what format will jockey for the lead during this hot listening season? In March, we saw Pop Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) and Classic Rock bolt out of the gate strong, but with the release of Nielsen’s April port…
    - 15 days ago 15 May 15, 7:50am -
  • Nielsen TV: Making Sure Your Ads Resonate

    Nielsen TV: Making Sure Your Ads Resonate

    There’s not just one thing that drives good advertising. In a sense, there’s really three things: reach, resonance and reaction. And while it’s critical that advertising reach the right audience, it’s just as important for messages to mean so…
    - 16 days ago 14 May 15, 12:34pm -
  • Real-Time Data: How Mobile Surveys Give Voice to Factory Workers and Drive Better Working Conditions

    Real-Time Data: How Mobile Surveys Give Voice to Factory Workers and Drive Better Working Conditions

    With over two billion active mobile phones users in countries like India and China, nonprofits can poll workers directly to get real-time data on whether they feel safe at work and are treated with respect. But getting quality data starts with asking…
    - 17 days ago 13 May 15, 12:37pm -
  • It's Prime Time, Do you Know Where Your Buyers Are?

    It's Prime Time, Do you Know Where Your Buyers Are?

    In today’s world of growing content options across devices and platforms, reaching the audiences that matter most is paramount for both TV networks and advertisers. In an increasingly ROI-driven world, marketers are charged with generating revenue…
    - 17 days ago 13 May 15, 6:42am -
  • Uncommon Sense: Breaking the Cycle of Trade Promotion "Spend" in Europe

    Uncommon Sense: Breaking the Cycle of Trade Promotion "Spend" in Europe

    Spend more than a few minutes in a conversation with someone in the CPG industry and you’ll almost inevitably find yourself discussing the spiraling cost of trade promotion. In Europe, decent returns on trade promotion spend are increasingly hard t…
    - 17 days ago 12 May 15, 1:24pm -
  • Savvy In-Store Solutions Drive Digital-Minded Consumers

    Savvy In-Store Solutions Drive Digital-Minded Consumers

    For retailers, e-commerce is only one part of the digital picture. A complete digital strategy includes interaction at every point along the path to purchase. Digital touch points occur both in and out of stores, and consumers are increasingly using…
    - 19 days ago 11 May 15, 11:18am -
  • The Drink Up Campaign Is Improving America's Health, One Water Bottle at a Time

    The Drink Up Campaign Is Improving America's Health, One Water Bottle at a Time

    While water doesn’t have the flair of a beverage that’s infused with super fruit nectar, it is after all, the drink of life. And with the right marketing campaign, research shows that water can stand out and generate thirst-quenching sales.
    - 19 days ago 11 May 15, 8:28am -
  • The Opportunity for Brands in Myanmar

    The Opportunity for Brands in Myanmar

    Myanmar’s booming economy, young population and rising disposable incomes represent a significant opportunity for any company looking for new growth markets. In addition to appealing to local and Asian companies, Myanmar’s allure is ripe for glob…
    - 22 days ago 7 May 15, 1:42pm -
  • Digital Natives Feel Right At Home With Online Grocery Shopping

    Digital Natives Feel Right At Home With Online Grocery Shopping

    While the appetite for buying groceries online is at high levels around the world—more than half of global respondents are willing to give it a try—digital natives are leading the charge. These consumers have an unprecedented enthusiasm for—and…
    - 25 days ago 4 May 15, 1:15pm -
  • Put 'Em to the Test: How to Save Your Ads and Improve Their Resonance

    Put 'Em to the Test: How to Save Your Ads and Improve Their Resonance

    Creating an ad is a complex process. But continual refinement throughout the life of an ad guarantees it lives up to its greatest potential with the least waste and the highest ROI.
    - 30 days ago 30 Apr 15, 8:59am -
  • Where's the Beef? Why Consumers are Buying Less Fresh Meat

    Where's the Beef? Why Consumers are Buying Less Fresh Meat

    While fresh meat is still a vital component of retail store health, accounting for 11% of store sales, consumers are shifting their purchasing behaviors and attitudes about meat as they adjust to recent price pressures. So what does the shift mean fo…
    - 30 days ago 30 Apr 15, 6:32am -
  • Bricks and Clicks: Global Grocery Shoppers Want a Blended Experience

    Bricks and Clicks: Global Grocery Shoppers Want a Blended Experience

    Imagine a grocery store where you can receive personal recommendations and offers the moment you step in store, your checkout takes seconds and you can pay for groceries without ever taking out your wallet. Sound far-fetched? It’s closer than you t…
    - 31 days ago 29 Apr 15, 10:29am -
  • From X-Rays to MBAs: The Next Wave of Digital Opportunities

    From X-Rays to MBAs: The Next Wave of Digital Opportunities

    From search engines to social networks, people around the globe mostly use electronic devices for three primary purposes: relationship building/maintaining, information gathering and entertainment viewing. But what does the future use of electronic d…
    - 32 days ago 27 Apr 15, 2:15pm -
  • May Day: Will May 2 be the Next Big Day in Sports History?

    May Day: Will May 2 be the Next Big Day in Sports History?

    On May 2, 2015, six key sporting events will take place. And according to a recent study, over half (52%) of U.S. adults say they plan to watch, listen to or attend at least one of the events. We also looked at how they plan to celebrate—from the f…
    - 33 days ago 27 Apr 15, 9:09am -
  • When Engaging Canadian Consumers Online, Marketers Must Use the Right Tools

    When Engaging Canadian Consumers Online, Marketers Must Use the Right Tools

    Canadians are busy adjusting their shopping and buying habits as new channels and technologies emerge. And as they explore, they’re developing preferences about which products they want to buy and research online—preferences that will shape which…
    - 37 days ago 23 Apr 15, 12:49pm -
  • Uncommon Sense: The Case for Resonance

    Uncommon Sense: The Case for Resonance

    Advertisers try to make their ads hit home with audiences as much as possible—but there's room for improvement. Investing a little more heavily in determining how much ads resonate and working to improve campaigns accordingly have the potential to…
    - 37 days ago 23 Apr 15, 11:57am -
  • Age of Technology: Generational Video Viewing Preferences Vary By Device and Activity

    Age of Technology: Generational Video Viewing Preferences Vary By Device and Activity

    Globally, consumers largely favor TV as the device of choice for watching video programming. However, there are a few regional and generational differences in how we watch.
    - 38 days ago 22 Apr 15, 10:30am -
  • 10 Questions Every Marketer Should Ask Before Buying Audience Data

    10 Questions Every Marketer Should Ask Before Buying Audience Data

    There are literally thousands of data providers out there who will likely tell you that using their insights will help you to find the perfect audience. But which choice will make you a winner? Assuming you don't have enough time or money to do try t…
    - 39 days ago 21 Apr 15, 8:08am -
  • Earning Our Attention: How Paid Media Helped Microsoft Boost Earned Media

    Earning Our Attention: How Paid Media Helped Microsoft Boost Earned Media

    In today’s connected world, where consumers can use social media to immediately share their experiences and opinions with friends and followers, a key objective for advertisers can be to turn paid media into earned media. For Microsoft, this meant…
    - 39 days ago 20 Apr 15, 2:07pm -
  • Nielsen TV: Trends in U.S. SVOD Viewing

    Nielsen TV: Trends in U.S. SVOD Viewing

    More than 40% of U.S. TV homes have at least one SVOD service, clear evidence that consumers are taking advantage of burgeoning diversity of choice they have right at their fingertips. So who is the current SVOD consumer? Peter Katsingris offers some…
    - 40 days ago 20 Apr 15, 8:32am -
  • It's Puppy Love for U.S. Consumers in the Pet Aisle

    It's Puppy Love for U.S. Consumers in the Pet Aisle

    We love our pets—perhaps even more than we love some of our human family members. And as the U.S. pet product industry may eclipse $60 billion this year, retailers and manufacturers are purring over rising sales in hot categories like pet medicine,…
    - 40 days ago 20 Apr 15, 6:45am -
  • Uncommon Sense: India's Slow and Steady Plan for Growth

    Uncommon Sense: India's Slow and Steady Plan for Growth

    Any multinational looking for solid growth should be taking a hard look at India. In 2015, India’s economy will grow faster than China’s for the first time in 16 years. In fact, the IMF forecasts India’s GDP growth to expand by 7.5% this year a…
    - 42 days ago 17 Apr 15, 2:38pm -
  • Radio's Ear Candy of the Month: Pop, Rock(s)

    Radio's Ear Candy of the Month: Pop, Rock(s)

    With spring in full bloom across the U.S., radio listening habits are beginning to fall in line with summertime trends. As the weather warms up and winter snowdrifts fade to memories, Nielsen’s March portable people meter results show how Pop Conte…
    - 43 days ago 17 Apr 15, 10:19am -
  • Connectivity has Canadian Consumers Increasingly Plugged In

    Connectivity has Canadian Consumers Increasingly Plugged In

    If there are any doubts that connectivity is increasingly affecting consumer behaviors and beliefs, the data should quickly put them to rest. But how important is our growing digital dependence? According to respondents in a recent Nielsen/IAB Canada…
    - 43 days ago 16 Apr 15, 6:11pm -
  • Thanks to Strong Sales, Vinyl Albums Are Off and Spinning

    Thanks to Strong Sales, Vinyl Albums Are Off and Spinning

    First it was 8-track tapes, then cassettes, then compact discs and now, it’s digital. And for a long time, it looked like digital auditory advancements would ultimately kill off vinyl. But when we look at the music landscape, we see that vinyl is n…
    - 43 days ago 16 Apr 15, 2:22pm -
  • Gold Coasts: Streaming Services Are Making a Local Impact from the Outside In

    Gold Coasts: Streaming Services Are Making a Local Impact from the Outside In

    It’s easy to paint the U.S. media consumer with a broad brush. We know they enjoy hours of video content each day, but all the while more entertainment choices are seeping in—over the top, under the bottom and, really, from either side.
    - 44 days ago 15 Apr 15, 2:14pm -
  • For Music Fans, the Summer Is All a Stage

    For Music Fans, the Summer Is All a Stage

    For most of us, Memorial Day unofficially marks the start of summer. For music fans, summer starts when music festival season gets under way—and this year’s roster is chock-full of variety. So who goes to these grand events, and how do they facto…
    - 45 days ago 14 Apr 15, 1:15pm -
  • Devices Proliferate, but Viewing Preferences Depend on What and Where We Are Watching

    Devices Proliferate, but Viewing Preferences Depend on What and Where We Are Watching

    What’s your go-to device of choice for watching your favorite show? Device proliferation has afforded more choice than ever before, but TV remains the preferred device—and by a wide margin according to global online respondents in Nielsen’s Dig…
    - 46 days ago 14 Apr 15, 11:23am -
  • Game Consoles in 2015: One Stop Shop for Games and Entertainment

    Game Consoles in 2015: One Stop Shop for Games and Entertainment

    Gaming consoles are no longer just for gaming. In fact, console owners actively use their devices for a wide range of activities including viewing TV, streaming video, watching Blu-ray discs and exploring the Internet. In fact, gaming accounts for on…
    - 51 days ago 9 Apr 15, 12:26pm -
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Tax Day Is Coming, but Mobile Banking Is Helping Consumers Balance Their Books

    Don't Fear the Reaper: Tax Day Is Coming, but Mobile Banking Is Helping Consumers Balance Their Books

    Tax time is no picnic. It's also a time when consumers take stock of their personal finances, begin to plan budgets for the rest of the year, and often look to banking tools for guidance. And today’s digital age puts those tools right in the palm o…
    - 51 days ago 8 Apr 15, 4:48pm -
  • Nielsen TV: Pontificating Over Programmatic

    Nielsen TV: Pontificating Over Programmatic

    How long has it been since you’ve heard the term programmatic? Probably not that long. You might even be tired of hearing about it. Even so, programmatic is here to stay and will continue to broaden its reach across the ad landscape going forward.…
    - 52 days ago 7 Apr 15, 2:34pm -
  • Special Occasions Bring Sweet Sales

    Special Occasions Bring Sweet Sales

    Chocolate bunnies, candy hearts, candy canes or candy corns—confections quickly bring to mind some of Americans' favorite holidays. When we look at sales, there's a good reason for this association. While everyday candy purchases lead in dollar sal…
    - 54 days ago 6 Apr 15, 12:53pm -
  • Live TV + Social Media = Engaged Viewers

    Live TV + Social Media = Engaged Viewers

    From keeping tabs on friends via social media to skipping lines at the store by shopping online, technology continues to reshape our everyday habits. And it's changing when, where and how we watch video programming.
    - 54 days ago 6 Apr 15, 9:18am -
  • Cardinal Rule: 44% of Adults in Louisville, Kentucky, are Avid College Basketball Fans

    Cardinal Rule: 44% of Adults in Louisville, Kentucky, are Avid College Basketball Fans

    While the “big dance” in college basketball is winding down, even underdogs on the court can still win with fans. Knowing where engaged fans reside presents an opportunity for companies to show their own support—in the form of advertising, spon…
    - 57 days ago 3 Apr 15, 10:33am -
  • In the Total Store Bracket, Fresh Foods Lead the Pack

    In the Total Store Bracket, Fresh Foods Lead the Pack

    March is a basketball fan’s favorite month, but everyone is getting in on the madness. In your local grocery store, who are the reigning champions? Check out our Total Store Bracket for insights.
    - 57 days ago 3 Apr 15, 10:05am -
  • Radio Drives Return on Ad Spend and Moves the Needle for Telco Advertising

    Radio Drives Return on Ad Spend and Moves the Needle for Telco Advertising

    Advertisers have long believed in the power of radio advertising, but many struggle to justify their campaign metrics. The days of not being able to justify spending are over, however, and a top telco company recently garnered a $14 ROI for each doll…
    - 58 days ago 2 Apr 15, 11:44am -
  • What Future Talent Look for in the Companies They Keep

    What Future Talent Look for in the Companies They Keep

    What are today's Future Talent—students close to graduating or college-educated, newly working professionals—looking for when seeking employment or making purchases? A recent study on corporate reputation explores the factors these young future l…
    - 58 days ago 2 Apr 15, 11:05am -
  • Uncommon Sense: China - Rise of the Local Giants

    Uncommon Sense: China - Rise of the Local Giants

    As China began its meteoric rise, multinational companies from Europe and America established beachheads in the country, and did very well bringing Western products to the East.
    - 58 days ago 2 Apr 15, 6:33am -
  • VW 'Wings' Wins Nielsen's Top Auto Ad Award

    VW 'Wings' Wins Nielsen's Top Auto Ad Award

    TV advertising effectiveness is more important than ever. Advertisers must grab the viewer’s attention and give them a reason to watch the ad—as well as pay attention. Today, Nielsen announced the winners of its Ninth Annual Nielsen Automotive Ad…
    - 58 days ago 1 Apr 15, 1:37pm -

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…
    - 84 days ago 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

    - 28 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • 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 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 28 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.  
    - 48 days ago 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
    - 68 days ago 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…
    - 98 days ago 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…
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  • 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 -
  • Attending the Hispanic Radio Conference?
    If you're headed to the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference next week in San Diego and would like to get together, please let me know.GeorgeMedia Services Group
    - 5 Mar 14, 9:43am -
  • JVC expands into Gainesville-Ocala, FL
    JVC Media/JVC Broadcasting has expanded with JVC Media of Florida’s announcement to purchase a Gainesville/Ocala, FL cluster from Asterisk Communications. JVC has been operating the stations in an LMA since May. On January 17, JVC filed its formal…
    - 21 Jan 14, 1:50pm -
  • Tower database available
    Closed Circuit to tower owners:The Inside Towers database has been released and is now shipping.You can now lookup, plot, map sort and filter all of the tower information from the FCC’s tower registration database in one easy-to-use program.  Cust…
    - 9 Jan 14, 11:54am -
  • Wiley Rein's Media Practice Launches Law Blog
    Wiley Rein has announced the launch of a new blog, WileyonMedia.  It highlights the latest news and insights from the firm's top-ranked media attorneys.  Broadcast and multichannel video regulation, media transactions, program content, digital rig…
    - 11 Dec 13, 1:05pm -

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…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 8:57am -

Broadcast Law Blog

Jaye Albright

  • #thefutureofradioisatstake‬
    Fred Jacobs' latest blog post, as usual, inspired me into action, especially after I read the response to it by legendary LA GM Roy Laughlin (click the link to read that too). I wrote: There’s no question that Roy Laughlin is a genius and built a…
    - 15 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…
    - 44 days ago 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 -
  • "Brand" new? Nope
    In 50 words or less, here is an abbreviated history of brand identity on American and Canadian radio.Fibber McGee And MollyThe Jack Benny ShowNBCThe Mighty 69077 WABCColor Radio93 KHJWestinghouse Broadcasting, KDKAWCCO, Real RadioWSB, AtlantaPaul Har…
    - 26 Sep 14, 4:55am -

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

  • {video} Inside Look at Dick Orkin’s Famous Radio Ranch

    {video} Inside Look at Dick Orkin’s Famous Radio Ranch

    I believe this was the first video I ever attempted. I featured it once before on this blog, but that was shortly after I had launched the blog in 2008, and as I recall all 7 of my readers quite enjoyed it. In this video, Dick Orkin’s longtime Crea…
    - 8 days ago 22 May 15, 2:01am -
  • A SKEPTICAL AD COPYWRITING LESSON
    Here’s a radio commercial copywriting lesson taken from a direct mail piece. Recently I received a letter from the Skeptics Society, inviting me to attend a 3-day conference. Although the left third of the envelope has lots of stuff — return addr…
    - 10 days ago 20 May 15, 2:01am -
  • MEGHAN TRAINOR – RADIO JINGLE STAR
    Pop star Meghan Trainor certainly is generous — apparently licensing “All About That Bass” for so little money that even small market, small businesses can afford to use the song in their commercials. First it was a burger joint in Michigan. No…
    - 12 days ago 18 May 15, 2:04am -

VoiceOverTimes

  • 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[...]
    - 1 day 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[...]
    - 5 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[...]
    - 8 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[...]
    - 22 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[...]
    - 28 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[...]
    - 65 days ago 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[...]
    - 77 days ago 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[...]
    - 82 days ago 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 -
  • Mobile Innovation Summit Opens Doors to Voice Professionals
    While mobile technology has revolutionized the way most of us work, play, connect and live, its impact has been particularly strong in the voice-over community. On-the-go technologies give voice professionals[...]
    - 3 Feb 15, 10:44am -

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

  • May 29, 2015

    May 29, 2015

    On this day in 1975 "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender was the #1 song.How well do you know "The Greatest Music of All Time?"What’s the name of the former radio newscaster who became a movie actor, was best known for his roles in t…
    - 22 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:00am -
  • May 28, 2015

    May 28, 2015

    On this day in 1963 "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore was the #1 song.How well do you know "The Greatest Music of All Time?"Who are the two singers that began their music career working on Phil Spector hits such as “Be My Baby” and “You’ve Los…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 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…
    - 100 days ago 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

Chicagoland Radio and Media

  • Chicago Sun-Times Reverses Its Decision To Not Endorse Candidates; Endorses Investor In Newspaper
    In January 2012, the Chicago Sun-Times made the bold decision to no longer provide political endorsements, instead choosing to stay completely neutral in races. This decision included local, county, state and national elections. The ownership felt th…
    - 18 Oct 14, 5:00pm -
  • V103 Hosting 'R&B & Old School Fest'
    While plenty of Chicago radio stations this year are hosting holiday concert events, bringing the latest pop stars to town, WVAZ-FM/V103 is doing something similar... only for a slightly older generation. The "V103 R&B & Old School Fest" will be taki…
    - 18 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

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Format Change Archive

  • 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
    - 3 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
    - 4 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
    - 7 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
    - 14 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
    - 58 days ago 1 Apr 15, 5:07pm -
  • WAXY-FM Returns To Oldies
    Previous Format: AC “Mix 105.9” New Format: Oldies “WAXY 106” Date & Time Of Change: January 20, 1992 at 6:00am More Info: Wikipedia
    - 75 days ago 16 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • The Fringe Becomes Classic 105.3
    Previous Format: AAA “105.3 The Fringe” K287FG/KTXX-HD4 New Format: Classic Hits “Classic 105.3” Date & Time Of Change: March 2, 2015 at 9:00am More Info: RadioInsight Aircheck Contributed by Chris Stelly
    - 78 days ago 13 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Rev 105 Becomes X105
    Previous Format: Alternative “Rev 105” 105.1 KREV/105.3 WREV/105.7 KCFE-FM New Format: Active Rock “X105” 105.1 KXXP/105.3 KXXU/105.7 KXXR Date & Time Of Change: March 11, 1997 at 1:25pm More Info: Rev 105 Tribute, Wikipedia Aircheck Courtesy…
    - 80 days ago 11 Mar 15, 9:00am -
  • CFBT Becomes Virgin Radio
    Previous Format: CHR “The Beat 94.5” CFBT-FM New Format: CHR “94.5 Virgin Radio” Date & Time Of Change: March 5, 2015 at 8:57am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 86 days ago 5 Mar 15, 7:57am -
  • KHHT Becomes Real 92.3
    Previous Format: Rhythmic Oldies “Hot 92.3” KHHT New Format: Urban “Real 92.3” Date & Time Of Change: February 6, 2015 at 9:23am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 6 Feb 15, 8:23am -

The Randy Lane Company

  • 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…
    - 33 days ago 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…
    - 40 days ago 19 Apr 15, 1:55pm -
  • The Goal of Contesting
    It is almost a cliché, that radio stations do contests and give away stuff. Unless you work for an NPR affiliate or the CBC, you were probably indoctrinated into the philosophy of contesting on your first day at your first radio job. Have you ever w…
    - 47 days ago 12 Apr 15, 3:14pm -
  • The Search for Talent
    There are more places than ever to search for your next one-in-a-million on-air talent, and that makes finding and hiring them both easier and harder at the same time. Here are some places to look for candidates, and some things to look for as indica…
    - 54 days ago 5 Apr 15, 2:53pm -
  • Interview Best Practices: Part III
    This week, we are completing our series on best practices for winning interviews in PPM for radio, with these tips on how to plan and execute the guest’s big moment on the air.   THE TOP 7 PPM GUEST PRACTICES   Record the interview whenever possi…
    - 61 days ago 29 Mar 15, 6:13pm -
  • The Art of the Interview: Part II
    “Interviews are not Q&A sessions; they are conversations. The next question must not come from your notes. It must come from your guest’s answer to your last question. You’ll have an engaging conversation by being an active listener” – Larr…
    - 68 days ago 22 Mar 15, 5:57pm -
  • The Art of the Interview
    Interviews don’t work in PPM. That is conventional wisdom from many programmers. We disagree. Poor execution is the reason that interviews don’t hold the meters. The best interviews are natural conversations rather than a series of stiff question…
    - 75 days ago 15 Mar 15, 5:49pm -
  • Surprises
    You could have a new career as a Surprisologist. The latest issue of Psychology Today magazine profiles a Brooklyn woman named Tanya Luna and her company, Surprise Industries. Surprise Industries creates surprises. They began by selling mysterious ti…
    - 82 days ago 8 Mar 15, 5:10pm -
  • How To Monetize Your Podcast
    The word “radio” has an interesting origin. Around 1890, Marconi’s wireless invention was transmitting morse code messages which were converted into “radio-telegrams,” and consumers referred to the telegrams as “radios.” “Radio” has…
    - 90 days ago 1 Mar 15, 11:55am -
  • How Would You Replace Jon Stewart?
    Imagine that you are the head of Comedy Central and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart is going well, with great ratings, consistently great content and a solid place in the daily pop culture zeitgeist. Then Jon decides to leave. Or, imagine that you ar…
    - 15 Feb 15, 12:49pm -

Inside Music Media

  • Rush Limbaugh’s New Deal
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for the next year as well as all 3,039 pre…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 5:22pm -
  • Les Moonves & CBS the Sale
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. Monthly Starter -- $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. Unlimited Content -- An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one fo…
    - 2 days ago 27 May 15, 6:07pm -
  • Programmatic Radio Buying
    Who Will Adopt Programmatic Buying? What Will the Effect of Programmatic Buying be on the Average Radio Station? What Is Wrong With Programmatic Buying? Which Groups Will Hold Out? When Will Automated Buying Be Required? How Will Programmatic Buying…
    - 3 days ago 26 May 15, 6:30pm -
  • The Cumulus “Dead Cat Drop”
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. Starter Option -- $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. Unlimited Content -- An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for…
    - 4 days ago 25 May 15, 5:05pm -
  • iHeart Restraint of Trade Against Competitors
    Late last year iHeart plotted a secret unfair advantage to put a financial hurt on their competition. No one saw it coming – until now. And it’s starting to work big time. Access this story now.
    - 8 days ago 21 May 15, 5:54pm -
  • Expendable CBS Radio Managers
    Access this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for the next year as well as all 3,034 p…
    - 9 days ago 20 May 15, 5:26pm -
  • The Suddenly Aggressive FCC
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for the next year as well as all 3,033 pre…
    - 10 days ago 19 May 15, 4:51pm -
  • The Media Train Wreck
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for the next year as well as all 3,032 pre…
    - 11 days ago 18 May 15, 6:14pm -
  • Emmis vs. iHeart LA (Round 2)
    Read this story now. Choose from monthly or annual memberships. $9.99 a month gains access to this story and everything written in the next 30 days. An annual $99 membership accesses this story and every one for the next year as well as all 3,031 pre…
    - 12 days ago 17 May 15, 6:53pm -
  • American Idol
    Access this story now. If you’ve been thinking about subscribing all my stories are about the media industry, radio, TV, social, or music and are insightful, deadly honest, without the influence of corporate money and beholden only to subscribers.…
    - 15 days ago 14 May 15, 6:42pm -

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

  • !Milwaukee Radio: Variety Moves To 92.1 FM As The Lake

    Milwaukee Radio: Variety Moves To 92.1 FM As The Lake

    Just hours after Scripps launched KTI Country, Magnum Media has launched Variety AC WMKQ 92.1 FM The Lake, licensed to Racine, WI.The move comes less than three months after Magnum launched Country formatted Q92.  Earlier Friday. Scripps surprised t…
    - 4 hours ago 29 May 15, 8:35pm -
  • !Milwaukee Radio..Scripps Launches New Country FM

    Milwaukee Radio..Scripps Launches New Country FM

    The new KTI COUNTRY launched on 94.5 FM in Milwaukee at 10 a.m. today, according to Steve Wexler, vice president of radio for The E.W. Scripps Company.“We are thrilled to bring Wisconsin a fun, engaging local radio station that features today’s b…
    - 8 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:31pm -
  • Consultant Keith Hill Receiving Death Threats

    Consultant Keith Hill Receiving Death Threats

    Keith HillCountry consultant Keith Hill sparked a controversy on Music Row this week with his advice that radio stations not play female songs back-to-back has resulted in death threats and name-calling via social media.Earlier this week, the industr…
    - 10 hours ago 29 May 15, 3:30pm -
  • NYC Radio: Don Imus Ends FBN TV Simulcast

    NYC Radio: Don Imus Ends FBN TV Simulcast

    Don ImusDon Imus marked the end of his Fox Business Network gig Friday with a show that fell somewhere between a farewell wave and a Friars Club roast, according to The NY Daily News."Ordinarily when I leave these jobs, it's by police escort," said t…
    - 14 hours ago 29 May 15, 11:09am -
  • Orlando Radio: Jack Bradshaw Promoted To PD At WTKS

    Orlando Radio: Jack Bradshaw Promoted To PD At WTKS

    Jack BradshawiHeartMedia/Orlando has promoted Jack Bradhsaw to Program Director for its personality Talk WTKS 104.1 FM.He'll continue as cohost of the PM Drive Phillips Phile Show on Real Radio.Brakdshaw joined Real Radio as an intern in 1998, was hi…
    - 14 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:57am -
  • Austin Radio: KASE Sets Flood Relief Concert

    Austin Radio: KASE Sets Flood Relief Concert

    iHM's Country KASE 100.7 FM KASE 101 in Austin has announced "The Raging Idiots Flood Relief Concert," a fundraising event featuring syndicated iHeartMedia Country talent Bobby Bones, host of "The Bobby Bones Show" and his Raging Idiots band to help…
    - 15 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:47am -
  • Report: Legacy Acts Pacing Summer Tours

    Report: Legacy Acts Pacing Summer Tours

    Fans are flocking to US stadiums because, well, it really could be the last time.And the Stones and Mick Jagger aren’t the only mature folks rocking.The NY Post reports Statistics from ticket reseller StubHub reveal that so-called legacy acts will…
    - 15 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:38am -
  • NYC Radio: WPLJ, Jayde Donovan Effort Supports Kids With Cancer

    NYC Radio: WPLJ, Jayde Donovan Effort Supports Kids With Cancer

    Jayde Donovan, co-host of Todd & Jayde in the Morning on 95.5 PLJ, is the founder of the Apple-a-Day program. Jayde’s mission is to spread joy to pediatric cancer patients, and to honor the memory of her dear friend Brittany, who passed away from b…
    - 15 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:37am -
  • iHM To Acquire Two Radio Disney Stations

    iHM To Acquire Two Radio Disney Stations

    iHeartMedia plans to acquire Radio Disney's WRDZ 98.3 FM in Planfield, IN (close to Indianapolis) and KWDZ 910 AM in Salt Lake City.Both station sales are subject to FCC approval; but iHM plans to start operating WRDZ under an LMA agreement.  No sta…
    - 16 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:27am -
  • DC Reporter Dead After Being Used A Human Shield

    DC Reporter Dead After Being Used A Human Shield

    Charnice Milton27-year-old Charnice Milton, 27, was found suffering from a gunshot wound in the 2700 block of Good Hope Road in DC-Southeast around 9:40 p.m. She was taken to the hospital where she died, according to myfoxdc.com.Milton worked just a…
    - 16 hours ago 29 May 15, 9:04am -
  • Reports: Music Labels Want Bigger Piece Of Apple Fees

    Reports: Music Labels Want Bigger Piece Of Apple Fees

    Music labels are hoping to convince Apple to hand over an unusually large slice of the monthly subscription fees from its soon-to-arrive paid streaming service, The NY Post has learned.Music’s top negotiators are looking for anywhere between 60 per…
    - 17 hours ago 29 May 15, 7:54am -
  • Boston Radio: Talk WMEX To Import Afternoon Show

    Boston Radio: Talk WMEX To Import Afternoon Show

    Bill KeelerWIBX 950 AM Utica morning-show host Bill Keeler will soon be hosting an afternoon show on WMEX 1510 AM in Boston.  His new show starts Tuesday but he'll continue with his morning drive-time show in Utica.Boston WMEX operations manager and…
    - 19 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:45am -
  • iHM 2015 Vegas Pool Party Features Nick Jonas

    iHM 2015 Vegas Pool Party Features Nick Jonas

    iHeartMedia has announced that Nick Jonas will host the 2015 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party which for the first time ever will be at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on Saturday, May 30.This year's incredible lineup will feature live performances by Nick Jona…
    - 19 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:45am -
  • FCC Looks To Subsidize Internet Access for Poor

    FCC Looks To Subsidize Internet Access for Poor

    The federal government’s program that made telephone service affordable to low-income households, could soon be extended to broadband service.FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating Thursday a set of proposals to modify the 30-year Lifeline program…
    - 19 hours ago 29 May 15, 5:34am -
  • May 29 Radio History

    May 29 Radio History

    In 1939…The radio serial "When a Girl Marries" began its 18-year run, first on CBS, then on NBC starting in 1941, and switching to ABC in 1951.In 1942…Bing Crosby, backed by the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, recorded Irv…
    - 21 hours ago 29 May 15, 4:18am -
  • NYC Radio: NFL's Odell Beckham Jr. To Join ESPN

    NYC Radio: NFL's Odell Beckham Jr. To Join ESPN

    Odell Beckham Jr.This NFL season, Odell Beckham Jr. – the New York Giants’ star second-year receiver – will appear weekly on WEPN 98.7 FM ESPN's The Michael Kay Show.  Beginning September 3, Beckham will join Kay and co-host Don LaGreca,every…
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:11am -
  • NYC Radio: WNYM 970 AM Adds John & Leah Show

    NYC Radio: WNYM 970 AM Adds John & Leah Show

    Envision Networks has announced that Salem Media Group’s WNYM 970 AM is the newest affiliate of The John and Leah Show, a live Sunday night talk show offering a look at the week’s news focusing on media, politics, sports and pop culture.With AM 9…
    - 23 hours ago 29 May 15, 2:09am -
  • CT Radio: Zac Davis New iHM PD At WKSS, WKCI

    CT Radio: Zac Davis New iHM PD At WKSS, WKCI

    Zac DavisiHeartMedia/Connecticut has named Zac Davis Program Director for Top40s WKSS KISS 95.7 FM Hartford and WKCI KC101 FM New Haven."We heard from some of the best CHR programmers in the country, and Zac's successes in the format, coaching top-ti…
    - 1 day ago 28 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Providence Radio: Cumulus Names John Sutherland VP/MM

    Providence Radio: Cumulus Names John Sutherland VP/MM

    John SutherlandCumulus Media announces that longtime broadcasting and marketing professional John Sutherland has been promoted to Vice President/Market Manager for Cumulus’ five-station cluster in Providence, RI.Sutherland previously served the com…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 8:05am -
  • Hitch Radio Aims To Turn-Up The Dial

    Hitch Radio Aims To Turn-Up The Dial

    A new start-up aims to turn the dial on the radio industry.Hitch Radio founder Ayinde O. Alakoye said, "Radio's heard by 94 percent of the U.S., but its live nature makes it really hard to share, so we've created Hitch Radio, the world's first instan…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 8:05am -
  • Boston Radio: Talk WMEX Passes On Rush Limbaugh

    Boston Radio: Talk WMEX Passes On Rush Limbaugh

    The incoming owners of Talk WMEX 1510 AM said they will pass on Rush Limbaugh and go instead with a new programming lineup meant to bring more humor and local coverage to conservative talk radio in Boston.The Boston Globe calls it a surprise move by…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 7:21am -
  • Martina McBride Stands Up for Female Artists

    Martina McBride Stands Up for Female Artists

    Martina McBrideMartina McBride isn't taking Country un-consultant Keith Hill's talk of lettuce and tomatoes with a grain of salt."Trust me, I play great female records and we've got some right now; they're just not the lettuce in our salad," said rad…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 7:09am -
  • ASRP: AM Radio Is Done Sez Colin Cowherd

    ASRP: AM Radio Is Done Sez Colin Cowherd

    Colin Cowherd the  guest on the latest About Sports Radio podcast with Zach McCrite this week.During the podcast, Cowherd is bearish on the prospects of terrestrial radio. “In the next five to ten years, I don’t even think they will have radios…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 6:27am -
  • Judge Allows Class Action Suit Against SiriusXM

    Judge Allows Class Action Suit Against SiriusXM

    A U.S. judge in California allowed a class action lawsuit to proceed on Wednesday against satellite-radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc over the payment of royalties for songs produced before 1972, in a case that is being closely watched for its imp…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 5:45am -
  • Moonves Douses Speculation on CBS Purchase, Merger

    Moonves Douses Speculation on CBS Purchase, Merger

    Les Moonves“I would like to buy CBS. I’m not going to,” media mogul says onstage at ReCode Code Conference.CBS CEO Leslie Moonves once again downplayed rumors that he would buy the company he runs, during a conversation at ReCode’s Code Confe…
    - 2 days ago 28 May 15, 4:17am -

The Radio Agency

  • 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,…
    - 4 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…
    - 18 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 45 days ago 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…
    - 60 days ago 30 Mar 15, 11:00pm -
  • Spring Into Radio Advertising

    Spring Into Radio Advertising

    With the roses long since wilted in their Valentine’s vases and the last few unpopular pieces of chocolate eaten (was that a macadamia?), it is time, hopeful and ready advertiser, to place your spring radio advertising! Keep this one important thou…
    - 74 days ago 17 Mar 15, 6:05am -
  • Stop Doing That!

    Stop Doing That!

    I’m an agreeable guy; positive and upbeat by nature. But sometimes, bad radio ad copy and foolish mistakes make my blood pressure rise like an hour spent in a small, windowless room with Lewis Black sputtering 90-decibel agitations. Share my rant a…
    - 80 days ago 10 Mar 15, 2:37pm -
  • 50 Shades of Podcasting

    50 Shades of Podcasting

    Come here. You need to hear this. Slip into something comfortable. You know how podcasts deliver a very specific audience interested in a very specific topic? Uh huh. Well now you can sponsor podcasts in specific radio markets without letting the who…
    - 88 days ago 3 Mar 15, 5:55am -
  • The Secret to Timing Your Media Buy

    The Secret to Timing Your Media Buy

    A gallon of milk is a gallon of milk. Aside from the few pennies’ difference between competing supermarkets, the daily and weekly prices don’t fluctuate all that much. Knowing you’ll pay more at a convenience store is about the only price varia…
    - 95 days ago 24 Feb 15, 6:17am -
  • Listening Habits of a Media Buyer

    Listening Habits of a Media Buyer

    Ever wonder about the listening habits of a media professional – the person who decides where to best place a brand’s marketing dollars? Wonder no more, as I’m going to give you the insight into a day of listening habits. (NOTE: This is one man…
    - 17 Feb 15, 11:59am -

Music Row

Radio and Music

  • Anmol Malik and Ami Mishra signed under newly formed EMI Records India
    MUMBAI: With an aim to search new talent and promote them, Universal Music and Mohit Suri have joined hands to launch a new record label EMI Records India. The first batch of artistes signed under the newly formed label is Anmol Malik and Ami Mishra…
    - 14 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:49am -
  • Sonakshi's singing performance at IIFA a dream come true
    MUMBAI: Actress Sonakshi Sinha says she always dreamt of performing like a rockstar in front of a live audience, and her singing act at the forthcoming 16th edition of the three-day International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards in June…
    - 15 hours ago 29 May 15, 10:19am -