Mark Ramsey Media

  • A Halloween Story for Broadcasters

    A Halloween Story for Broadcasters

    This is something of a tradition for me – to post one particular spooky video I produced about three years ago. Every year on Halloween I share it again. If you’ve seen it before please forgive the indulgence. The truth is that my list has swelle…
    - 18 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:27pm -
  • Will Half of Terrestrial Radio Stations Disappear?

    Will Half of Terrestrial Radio Stations Disappear?

    A recent Borrell report provided a slew of predictions for the media space over the next ten years, but none was more alarming to radio broadcasters than Prediction No. 4: The prediction: Car-dashboard options diminish AM/FM radio listening. Half the…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 12:11pm -
  • Look Out: Big TV is Eating the Internet – Media Unplugged Ep 6

    Look Out: Big TV is Eating the Internet – Media Unplugged Ep 6

    We have about two thousand listens to the new twice-monthly podcast I produce with branding strategist Tom Asacker. It’s called Media Unplugged. Have you listened yet? This week Tom and I ask whether the Internet is disrupting the TV industry or…
    - 3 days ago 28 Oct 14, 11:21pm -
  • What Radio Needs to Know About Millennials

    What Radio Needs to Know About Millennials

    If you were born in the 80′s or 90′s, you’re in your late teens to early 30′s today. You are also a digital native and quite unlike older folks, including the older folks running the radio business. That explains why these older folks don’…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 12:41pm -
  • Surprise! Connected Car Users are Old and Rich!

    Surprise! Connected Car Users are Old and Rich!

    Nielsen recently released a study that was not representative of the entire population. I know, so what else is new, right? Actually, this was their intention this time. It was a study of 5,985 respondents 18+ years old who either use or are extrem…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:37pm -

Radio InkTank

  • 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...
    - 13 days ago 19 Oct 14, 6:43pm -
  • Two Giant Stories For Radio

    Two Giant Stories For Radio

    Radio could use a shot in the arm, a boost, something to shout about to our advertisers -- and, frankly, a story to keep us psyched up. (How's that for a '70s term?) Two stories broke this week. Each from...
    - 24 days ago 8 Oct 14, 11:18am -
  • The Battle of My Life

    The Battle of My Life

    Chances are, you and I have had a relationship for a number of years in this industry. I got into radio at age 14, so now, 45 years later, I've gotten to know lots of people. I spent a decade...
    - 25 days ago 7 Oct 14, 11:57am -
  • A Lifeline For AM Radio?

    A Lifeline For AM Radio?

    An Open Letter To FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Dear Commissioner: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai As a child, I was thrilled with AM radio. The stations and air personalities in my hometown got me so excited about radio that I am...
    - 65 days ago 28 Aug 14, 3:14pm -
  • Connecting The Dots

    Connecting The Dots

    Perhaps you recall a moment when I leapt from my chair to challenge the panel of automotive experts at our Radio Ink Convergence conference, when they stated that AM/FM radio could potentially disappear from the auto dashboard. That was followed...
    - 66 days ago 27 Aug 14, 5:34pm -
  • No, Radio Is Not Dead. Digging Deeper into the Disney Discussion
    Eric Rhoads takes his Radio Disney discussion further and explains why radio is not dead.
    - 78 days ago 15 Aug 14, 9:39am -
  • Disney's Devastating Signal About Radio

    Disney's Devastating Signal About Radio

    Radio Disney has announced it is selling off it's AM and FM properties because they are only making up 18% of listening, the balance of which is digital and satellite distribution. What signal does this giant media company Disney send about radio wit…
    - 79 days ago 14 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • Why The 40 Most Powerful List Matters

    Why The 40 Most Powerful List Matters

    In 1996, I launched the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio issue because I was constantly getting the question, "Who are the most powerful people or most influential people in radio?" It seemed to me that if it worked for...
    - 14 Jul 14, 3:32pm -
  • A Radical Vision To Change The Way Radio Advertising Is Sold Locally

    A Radical Vision To Change The Way Radio Advertising Is Sold Locally

    Will People Laugh This Time? Think about radio's selling challenges for a minute. Do any of these issues sound familiar? - Hiring great sellers is one of your most difficult tasks. You're up against pharmaceutical companies and others offering great.…
    - 20 May 14, 4:02pm -
  • A Message to Casey Kasem and His Family

    A  Message to Casey Kasem and His Family

    As I walked in the door, my wife was white as a ghost. "You got a call from Casey Kasem. I may have made him mad." She explained that when she answered the phone, the voice on the other end...
    - 15 May 14, 9:28am -

Radio NX

  • Crazy Radio Format Idea #1426 “The Flipper”

    Crazy Radio Format Idea #1426 “The Flipper”

    So yea, flip the format every day at say midnight or 6am. Call the station “The Flipper.” With appropriate sfx (insert dolphin sfx here). Imaging: “The Flipper. We’re something new, every day!” Just think of the odd-ball format ideas, it’…
    - 27 Mar 14, 10:12am -
  • Real Time Radio Search Engine.
    The industry will undoubtedly hate this one. The real-time radio search engine. There are literally thousands of worldwide stations indexed, all in real-time and users can search and play said streams from nearly any conceivable artist. What’s mor…
    - 16 Nov 13, 4:04pm -
  • Whoops! Another Bad Quarter for Streaming Radio
    Uproxx More FUD for streaming radio: Pandora, Rhapsody woe and online radio’s iffy future
    - 18 Sep 13, 9:00am -

Jacobs Media

  • Radio’s Most Innovative: Dr. Demento

    Radio’s Most Innovative: Dr. Demento

    With this edition of Radio’s Most Innovative falling on Halloween, it only seemed appropriate to look for an innovation that’s a bit out of the ordinary. So today we’re shining the light on Barry Hansen, a musicologist with a Master’s degree…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • Easy Peasey

    Easy Peasey

    Since our DASH Conference earlier in the month, there has been no shortage of conversation and buzz about all things “connected car.”  Some of the stories reinforce a great deal of activity from the automakers, while others are simply making wil…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 5:15am -
  • Absolute(ly) Fabulous

    Absolute(ly) Fabulous

    When it comes to digital initiatives, I’m often asked, “But who’s doing it right?” And if you search the web hard enough, you’re likely to find an interesting idea here, or a clever application there. But in terms of big picture thinking, i…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • Free Investment Advice!

    Free Investment Advice!

    You know the value of free investment advice (or free radio consulting) – not much. So please read today’s blog post with two jaundiced eyes. I am not a professional stock picker, a day trader, or someone who has always made the best choices in …
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • Taylor Made

    Taylor Made

    You may have read about the big news out of Country radio that Taylor Swift’s new pop song, “Shake It Off,” is virtually formata non grata. Most programmers simply avoided it because it doesn’t fit the Country format. And the release of the…
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • Radio’s Most Innovative: WTOP Digital

    Radio’s Most Innovative:  WTOP Digital

    There are many factors that have contributed to Hubbard Radio’s All-News WTOP in Washington, D.C., being the top billing station in the United States for the last four years running.  They were one of the first News/Talk stations to make the leap…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves 2

    The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves 2

    Yesterday’s post about Pandora’s full frontal assault on broadcast radio via the “connected car” generated a lot of comments – as intended. But if you think the story is confined to the C-suites of major radio companies, automakers and t…
    - 9 days ago 23 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves

    The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves

    Today’s post title is the only possible conclusion I can reach about broadcast radio’s lack of strategic focus and apparent concern about what is happening with its present and future in “connected cars.” This became even clearer to me after…
    - 10 days ago 22 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • Classic Rock Marches On

    Classic Rock Marches On

    As if you needed any indication that the Classic Rock revolution is alive and well, look no further than the college campus. While it’s true that the core Classic Rock listener is, in fact, an aging Baby Boomer, the reality is that “the music th…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 5:10am -
  • So What Happened At DASH?

    So What Happened At DASH?

    Now that our second DASH conference is history, I heard from a number of people late last week and over this past weekend asking about what transpired at this year’s event. We’ll be recapping DASH, especially for those who were in attendance, but…
    - 12 days ago 20 Oct 14, 5:10am -

Holland Cooke Media

  • Remaining radio news people: TWO career tips…

    Remaining radio news people: TWO career tips…

    …in my Talkers magazine column about WTOP/Washington reporter Neal Augenstein. It’s not a stretch to call him a digital news gathering pioneer. His first iPhone is in the Newseum! Tip: DEVOUR Neal’s blog iPhoneReporting.com.
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 8:35am -
  • Weekend Talk: 2 Problems, 2 Solutions

    Weekend Talk: 2 Problems, 2 Solutions

    2 reasons brokered hosts cancel? 2 ways to save the business, and pump-up tune-in (and digital)… Weekend ask-the-experts shows CAN be a gold mine, and pay-for-play hours CAN be solid, habit-forming radio. Too bad too few stations accomplish both. L…
    - 12 days ago 20 Oct 14, 5:29am -
  • Research: Talk radio listeners are burning-out on Politics.

    Research: Talk radio listeners are burning-out on Politics.

    “Duh!” you say? As if poor ratings for so many major market stations hadn’t already made the point, Bridge Ratings’ recently-released “News/Talk Radio & The Oversaturated News Cycle” study concludes: “Oversaturation, ever-shortening of…
    - 16 days ago 16 Oct 14, 4:07pm -
  • “Blacklist;” and Blacklisting

    “Blacklist;” and Blacklisting

    2014: Year of The Selfie. 2015: Year of The Podcast? In-step-with an undeniable media consumption trend, Ed Schultz joined other prominent broadcasters who walked-the-talk, from on-air to on-demand. Hear in Ed’s podcast we discuss: My Top 2 Talk Ra…
    - 21 days ago 11 Oct 14, 5:57pm -
  • Demographic Freight Train: Is radio snoozing on the tracks?

    Demographic Freight Train: Is radio snoozing on the tracks?

    Many are still signing-checks-on the back. Soon, they’ll be signing-on-the-front. Literally! 63% of young adults cite “care for parents in old age” among their chief concerns. Who are “Millennials?” And why is radio business-as-usual not fo…
    - 34 days ago 28 Sep 14, 12:10pm -
  • Discover Your Next Game-Changing Idea

    Discover Your Next Game-Changing Idea

    That was my standing-room-only session. Read my convention notes in what’ll be a meaty October newsletter. “Podcasting will be the savior of radio. There’s no showbiz now” on AM/FM. Network pioneer and Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz, who sa…
    - 58 days ago 3 Sep 14, 8:56pm -
  • Rush Limbaugh: Losing, but doing the right thing.

    Rush Limbaugh: Losing, but doing the right thing.

    You’ve seen the ratings. Still big-in-small-markets, Rush Limbaugh is now small-in-big-markets. In New York, his affiliate is trailing several non-English-language stations. Ditto a bunch of ‘em in LA, where his station also trails several colleg…
    - 69 days ago 24 Aug 14, 1:00pm -
  • “Thank you, Don Pardo!”

    “Thank you, Don Pardo!”

    - 74 days ago 19 Aug 14, 6:26am -
  • Many radio stations are now robots…

    Many radio stations are now robots…

    …and others which are more diligent are more conspicuous. Video: Two local broadcasters who get it.
    - 84 days ago 9 Aug 14, 12:57pm -
  • Howdy from the Texas Broadcasters’ convention.

    Howdy from the Texas Broadcasters’ convention.

    Video, ICYMI: My session here was “Remarkable + Resourceful: 21st Century Success Templates.” Follow my real-time Tweets from TAB2014 @HollandCooke And look for my convention notes in what’ll be one darn-meaty September issue of my monthly news…
    - 87 days ago 6 Aug 14, 12:07pm -

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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 8:33am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 5:47am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 6:14pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 4:02am -
  • 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, 4:00am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 3:15am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 5:00am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 3:46am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 6:21am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 8:00am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 5:15am -
  • 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, 7:00pm -
  • 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, 4:40am -

Arbitron Programming

  • A New Home For the Best Audio Insights for Programmers

    A New Home For the Best Audio Insights for Programmers

    In this week to pause and give thanks, the Programming Services Team would like to thank all of our devoted readers to ‘Not Your Average Quarter-Hour’ where over the past two years we’ve had a blast sharing insights, advice and programming stra…
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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

  • 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 →
    - 99 days ago 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 -
  • “If I Don’t Go, I Don’t Get”

    “If I Don’t Go, I Don’t Get”

    “If I Don’t Go, I Don’t Get” This ad was written in 1975 for The Warner & Swasey Company of Cleveland, Ohio, manufacturer of heavy industrial equipment and machinery, the latest installment (at that time) in a series of 1000 … Continue read…
    - 13 Dec 12, 3:28am -
  • Ed Van Nuland on Procrastination

    Ed Van Nuland on Procrastination

    My buddy Ed Van Nuland never fails to impress with his witty one-offs. A favorite of mine is the term he invented to describe the state of being temporarily short of funds: Coinus Interruptus. This morning, out of the blue, … Continue reading →
    - 4 Dec 12, 5:08pm -
  • Dazzling Them With Brilliance in Moscow, ID

    Dazzling Them With Brilliance in Moscow, ID

    You can’t drive by this thing without noticing it.  And that, of course, was the whole idea: make it BIG, COLORFUL, and IN YOUR FACE!!  The first time I saw it, I thought, “WOW! Brilliant marketing, Tri-State!!” Each side of … Continue read…
    - 5 Sep 12, 9:44pm -
  • The Man with One Leg (Guest Blog)

    The Man with One Leg (Guest Blog)

    Marcus Sheridan, an inbound marketing specialist and consultant, blogs at his website, The Sales Lion.  My daughter Rebecca subscribes to his feeds (as do I now) and passed this post along to me in an email. I was impressed with … Continue reading…
    - 4 Sep 12, 8:25pm -


George Reed

  • See you at the Radio Show!
    The Media Services Group suite is number 325 at the Westin in Indy. #RadioShow2014
    - 53 days ago 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…
    - 71 days ago 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
    - 72 days ago 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 -
  • Gary Hess's story on his leap from broadcasting to forming American Tower
    Our sister publication, Inside Towers, wrote an interesting piece on Gary Hess and his jump with Steve Dodge and Jimmy Eisenstein from broadcasting to towers, launching American Tower.  It all started with one broadcast tower (and an attempt to keep…
    - 9 Dec 13, 1:52pm -
  • Lew Dickey, Sr. passes
    Broadcasters lost one of our legends last week.  Lew Dickey, Sr. passed away.  He had a great run in radio and TV and will be missed.  My condolences to Lew Jr., John, and their family.Here is the story from "Radio World:"Fifty-year broadcaster Le…
    - 3 Dec 13, 9:18am -
  • What was the multiple?
    Broadcast cash flow multiples have always been the top discussion topic with radio and television station buyers, sellers, bankers and brokers.  Particularly in the convention bars.  But, “caveat emptor!”  There are a myriad of ways to cause a…
    - 29 Oct 13, 5:04pm -
  • A few words about last week’s 2013 Radio Show in Orlando . . .
    Things were a lot more upbeat this year; the “buzz” was good.  And the venue (Rosen Shingle Creek) was comfortable and convenient.  Here is a link to Radio Ink’s“10 Reasons The NAB Radio Show Rocked!”Media Services Group gathered for a me…
    - 24 Sep 13, 1:07pm -
  • Stop by the Media Services Group suite at the Radio Show
    The Media Services Group suite at the Radio Show is # 11423 (Rosen Shingle Creek).  Come by and see us!George
    - 18 Sep 13, 7:27am -
  • Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Honors Night Highlight Reel
    The Georgia Association of Broadcasters put together a great video from their GABBY Honors night, including the Annual GABBY Awards for Broadcast Excellence. Honors night took place June 7, 2013 at Georgia Public Broadcasting Headquarters in Atlanta.…
    - 31 Aug 13, 5:00am -
  • When You’re Hot, You’re Hot!
    The television station trading market is on fire. It is a great time to be a buyer…or a seller.  Supply and demand are at work and all the stars are aligning to make this the perfect opportunity to own a TV station. TV station consolidation is bei…
    - 27 Aug 13, 3:27pm -
  • Interested in the tower business?
    A number of our readers own towers or are otherwise involved in the tower industry.  If you fit that description, you might enjoy our sister publication, Inside Towers.  Please click to check it out:Inside TowersLink to Inside Towers LinkedIn group…
    - 27 Aug 13, 1:21pm -
  • Join us at the Radio Show in Orlando!
    The Radio Show is just around the corner, September 18 - 20, to be exact.  Media Services Group will have a suite at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and will co-sponsor the Leadership Breakfast on Thursday morning (presented by Lew Paper of Pillsbury)…
    - 23 Aug 13, 10:22am -
  • New York Times article on WBAI
    Good article on the plight of WBAI, New York.  Thanks for the "ink!"http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/business/media/democracy-may-prove-the-doom-of-wbai.html?smid=tw-shareGeorge
    - 22 Aug 13, 6:51pm -
  • Sinclair Buying Allbritton Stations For $985M
    Sinclair Buying Allbritton Stations For $985M
    - 29 Jul 13, 8:42am -
  • Another FAQ: What is “stick” value?
    Q:  "What is “stick” value?" A:  “Stick” value refers to the value of the station absent any revenue or cash flow. Think “franchise value” of the facility. It is often calculated by the population covered by the station’s signal. We t…
    - 8 Jul 13, 5:00am -
  • Tribune Grabs Local TV Group for $2.7 B
    Tribune Grabs Local TV Group for $2.7 B: Gannett's acquisition of Belo didn't last long as deal of the year, as ...
    - 1 Jul 13, 7:11am -
  • Another FAQ: How long does the sale process take?
    Q:  "How long does the station sale process take?" A:  Often, preparing the due diligence information prior to the marketing of the station(s) is one of the most time-consuming steps of a sale.Most station marketing agreements with media brokers ca…
    - 1 Jul 13, 5:00am -
  • Another FAQ: What is MSG’s online due diligence room?
    Q:  "What is MSG’s online due diligence room?" A:  MSG uses a password-protected, online, due diligence room. You will be provided with a username and password after signing the appropriate NDA.  ALL OF OUR TRANSACTIONS ARE CONFIDENTIAL unless n…
    - 28 Jun 13, 5:00am -
  • Preparing your radio or TV station for sale
    "New carpet and fresh paint" may work in real estate transactions, but more is required to effectively sell radio and television stations.We have prepared a white paper entitled, "Preparing Your Broadcast Property For Sale."  It is available (free o…
    - 27 Jun 13, 10:54am -

Audio4Cast

  • Streaming Music Consumption Surges in the UK

    Streaming Music Consumption Surges in the UK

    Music consumption by streaming is growing fast in the UK, according to a report released last week by the British Phonographic Industry. Listeners in the UK have streamed 1.2 billion tracks this year, and that’s a nearly 100% increase over the 5.4…
    - 16 days ago 16 Oct 14, 9:07am -

Broadcast Law Blog

Jaye Albright

  • 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…
    - 1 day ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 4 days ago 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…
    - 5 days ago 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 days ago 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…
    - 24 days ago 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…
    - 26 days ago 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…
    - 28 days ago 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…
    - 32 days ago 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…
    - 34 days ago 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…
    - 36 days ago 26 Sep 14, 4:55am -
  • Opening Your Promotional Tool Kit
    An Example Of Each Implement:Build awareness.  Million dollar cash grab.Force listening.  $1,000 song of the day.Create sampling.  Premiums:  t shirts, stickers, refer magnets.Packaging.  Thousand song weekend, lunchtime requests.Loyalty/regular…
    - 37 days ago 25 Sep 14, 10:47am -
  • You're Not Ready
    ... until you ask:Does Nielsen/Numeris have all current facilities information?  Have we reviewed the market slogan file?  Are any stations in the market reporting a slogan that they are not using on-air as per frequency standards?  How might this…
    - 38 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:29am -
  • Learning From The Students
    On April 28, 1949, WGRE-FM was the very first ten watt educational radio station licensed by the FCC.  Its first official broadcast was a tribute to the President of DePauw University at the time, Clyde Wildman, who was unable to attend the inaugura…
    - 38 days ago 24 Sep 14, 10:29am -
  • A Pre-Book Competitive Overview
    It's never too soon to audit yourself these days, since there's always "the nest book" just around the corner:           Evaluate key competitors’ positioning statements, claims, benchmarks and stationality.  Is there anything we need to…
    - 41 days ago 21 Sep 14, 7:51pm -
  • Lou Dickey On Evaluating Your Morning Show And Its Competition
    In cleaning out some old files, I came across some information and a worksheet for monitoring morning radio from two decades ago that was created by Lou Dickey back when he was a radio researcher.  It holds up pretty well:Stratford Research worked f…
    - 43 days ago 19 Sep 14, 9:00am -
  • Life Lessons (A Never Ending Series)
    Back in the mid-70's when I did mornings at Owens Enterprises' KUZZ/Bakersfield, I heard "you're good, but you're no Johnny Kaye" at almost every appearance I made.I made a lot of appearances, so I heard it a lot and I have to admit that the competit…
    - 44 days ago 17 Sep 14, 9:12pm -
  • Becoming More Memorable
    Use all available media to the utmost of your ability, but before deciding which to make use of, choose your message.Promote who you are and what you stand for.Start by using your own airwaves and digital tools.Give away lifestyle prizes as your rewa…
    - 45 days ago 17 Sep 14, 6:44am -
  • Tomorrow: 16 Ways To Be More Memorable
    .. but first, I want you to look in the mirror and ask yourself "is my content consistently WORTH remembering?"If you can't honestly answer that question with a resounding "yes," you can skip my post tomorrow because it won't work no matter how much…
    - 46 days ago 16 Sep 14, 9:27am -
  • Radio 2015: Perspective From A Very Savvy Friend
    I want to turn on the echo chamber today:Reed Bunzel is a veteran media executive with over 30 years of service in the radio, music, and digital media industries. He is president of Bunzel Media Strategies, a full service consulting and analytics f…
    - 47 days ago 15 Sep 14, 5:59am -
  • This Is Not A Test, It's An Actual Emergency
    Blaine Thompson has been writing "Indiana RadioWatch" specifically for Hoosier Broadcasters since 1998.   He sent this email last night from the NAB Radio Show in Indianapolis:In one session, I kept hearing that "Content is Key." If your radio stat…
    - 51 days ago 11 Sep 14, 8:13am -
  • 30 To 39
    Visualization by Martin De Wulf (@madewulf) Today’s Gen Xer is the parent of Millenials, making at first glance what statistically is the smallest age cohort in our population a poor target for marketers.Look again.When it comes to how someone feel…
    - 51 days ago 11 Sep 14, 7:49am -
  • The Best Salespeople
    The most successful salespeople tend to exhibit:1.  Strong character, with an ability to dominate others2.  High persistence3.  Debating ability, playing judo with the prospect’s own objections to land an order4.  Patience to question prospects…
    - 52 days ago 10 Sep 14, 6:08am -
  • "What’s Happening?" Still Works
    Reduce the clutter generated by sales value-added by making use of a weekly promo from sales inventory to group together a lot of smaller sales promotions on air.These promos are :30 seconds in length, have a standard music bed behind them, run as a…
    - 53 days ago 9 Sep 14, 8:50am -
  • “Selling Low-commercial Load Station Time Is Easy”
    That’s what Bill Moyes, Dan Vallie, Mike McVay, Jerry Lee and others started exemplifying when strategic research dominated major market radio in the 80’s and early 90’s.“In this era of increasing clutter, the only way for an advertiser to st…
    - 54 days ago 8 Sep 14, 12:35pm -

The Media Fix

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

Dan O'Day

  • RADIO COMMERCIAL FOR ARMY RESERVE – Not Bad

    RADIO COMMERCIAL FOR ARMY RESERVE – Not Bad

    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 2:07am -
  • RADIO PERSONALITY POP QUIZ

    RADIO PERSONALITY POP QUIZ

    This week I’m sharing advice, inspiration, and “the radio vibe” from my sorely missed friend, Terry Moss. I don’t have any photos of Terry. His sister, Mary, was kind enough to scan a few of her personal pictures and send them to me. I don’…
    - 8 days ago 24 Oct 14, 2:01am -
  • RADIO PERSONALITY EXPLAINS “SATELLITE RADIO”

    RADIO PERSONALITY EXPLAINS “SATELLITE RADIO”

    This week I’ve been paying tribute to one of radio’s all-time greats, Terry Moss. I remember visiting Terry at the new, eerily quiet Hollywood studios of Transtar. It was a radical new idea: providing 24-hour live, “local-sounding” music prog…
    - 9 days ago 23 Oct 14, 2:11am -
  • RADIO JINGLE THAT UPSET THE F.C.C.
    This week I’m sharing stories about and paying tribute to one of the all-time great radio people, the late Terry Moss. Yesterday’s true story was pretty dramatic and little known. Today’s true story is legendary. Terry’s best-known contribut…
    - 10 days ago 22 Oct 14, 2:01am -
  • TERRY MOSS RADIO SHOW PREP SECRET and…

    TERRY MOSS RADIO SHOW PREP SECRET and…

    Yesterday Terry Moss teased “one of the greatest secrets” of show prep, revealed to him by “an old Italian morning man.” Here, Terry reveals the secret. I believe it was this moment that caused me to adopt a habit that people who know me inst…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 2:01am -

VoiceOverTimes

  • 8 Steps To Becoming A Professional Voice Over Actor
    We’ve all been there. We’ve all listened to radio commercials for car dealerships and movie trailers for blockbusters and indie films alike and seen ourselves in the voice actor’s shoes.[...]
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 3:50pm -
  • Fred Savage Pitches A Different Kind Of Ad

    Fred Savage Pitches A Different Kind Of Ad

    In television lore, Fred Savage will forever be the small-for-his-age teen who for six seasons starred as Kevin Arnold in the classic television series, The Wonder Years. But time marches[...]
    - 10 days ago 22 Oct 14, 6:13pm -
  • Harry Shearer: A Legend Teaches The Next Generation
    He may be virtually unrecognizable if you walk past him on the street. But there’s no denying that Harry Shearer is quite likely one of the most influential voice actors[...]
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 1:02pm -
  • The Case Against Profanity
    Language, like most things in today’s frenetically-paced modern world, is a constant work-in-progress. Words, phrases and meanings that seem perfectly normal and mainstream today will, in short order, be shoved[...]
    - 12 days ago 20 Oct 14, 4:42pm -
  • How The Toronto Maple Leafs Win Every Time
    I’ll confess now: I’m a fan of the Montreal Canadiens. I was born and raised in hockey-mad Montreal, and part of the deal was a DNA-based devotion to the Habs,[...]
    - 15 days ago 17 Oct 14, 7:10am -
  • 8 Tips To Overcome Stage Fright
    We’ve all been there: Standing on a stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone. We’re alone up there, but we know that outside the single light that[...]
    - 16 days ago 16 Oct 14, 3:45pm -
  • Nominees Announced for Voice Arts Awards
    The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for its first annual Voice Arts Awards. The VAAs will be awarded November 9 at THAT’S VOICEOVER! in New[...]
    - 23 days ago 8 Oct 14, 9:18pm -
  • NBA Deal With Disney & Time Warner Opens New Doors

    NBA Deal With Disney & Time Warner Opens New Doors

    There’s a superpower arms race in the sports broadcasting world, and with each successive deal the stakes continue to rise. The latest evidence comes from the deal that The Walt Disney[...]
    - 24 days ago 8 Oct 14, 10:13am -
  • Netflix/Adam Sandler Deal Changes The Game For Talent
    The Hollywood power balance shifted a bit more with last week’s announcement by Netflix that it had signed a deal with Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, to produce four[...]
    - 26 days ago 6 Oct 14, 5:03pm -
  • Angry Birds Movie Cast Announced Before 2016 Debut
    Can a top-selling video game become a top-selling movie? Columbia Pictures believes it can, and its casting for its Angry Birds project suggests, strongly, that millions of avid, bird-throwing fans[...]
    - 29 days ago 3 Oct 14, 3:42pm -

RAIN

  • SoundExchange ear candy: Harrowing Halloween hits

    SoundExchange ear candy: Harrowing Halloween hits

    What song best evokes the spooks and scares of the Halloween season? SoundExchange has posted a graphic of the top ten scary songs of digital radio. The list is based on data collected for October 2013 from non-interactive digital radio sources, incl…
    - 20 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 12:00pm -
  • Survey details digital music dominance in Nordic nations

    Survey details digital music dominance in Nordic nations

    Nordic nations have 8 million streaming music users. That's one of the takeaways from a survey conducted by the Polaris Nordic Alliance, a coalition of music collecting societies. The poll covered the roughly 17.8 million Internet users between the a…
    - 21 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 11:11am -
  • WideOrbit announces Brian Burdick as new EVP of digital and programmatic

    WideOrbit announces Brian Burdick as new EVP of digital and programmatic

    Media technology company WideOrbit announced the hiring of Brian Burdick as EVP of Digital and Programmatic. Burdick will step in as head of WO Central, the company's buying and selling platform, as well as recent acquisitions Fivia, Abacast, and Adm…
    - 21 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 10:37am -
  • Spotify launches UK television ad campaign

    Spotify launches UK television ad campaign

    Spotify is launching a television ad campaign in the UK that ties in with talent competition X Factor. There will be two spots airing each week until the end of November. The first will tell a story about people listening to music, and the second wil…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 9:07am -
  • Triton Digital announces first-mover compliance with DAAST audio ad standard

    Triton Digital announces first-mover compliance with DAAST audio ad standard

    Triton Digital announed today that it is DAAST-compliant, among the first technology providers to fully adopt the proposed audio advertising standard. DAAST was developed by the IAB and its Digital Audio Ad Serving Template Working Group. Triton's an…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 1:24pm -
  • The Future of Audio at RAIN Summit Europe

    The Future of Audio at RAIN Summit Europe

    Will the Future of Audio panel at RAIN Summit Europe, Nov. 4 in London, answer every question facing the industry? Possibly! For sure, it will be a fascinating discussion with an expert panel representing different dimensions of audio. We reached out…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 1:07pm -
  • App Annie unveils new Index for Music

    App Annie unveils new Index for Music

    App Annie has launched a new Index for Music that tracks statistics for musical mobile software. The index combines data from both the iOS App Store and the Android Google Play marketplace for a look at the programs that are most downloaded and gener…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 11:41am -
  • Pureplay of the Day: Blue North Radio

    Pureplay of the Day: Blue North Radio

    Always on the lookout for good pureplay music represented by an easily usable interface, we are delighted to recommend Blue North Radio on both counts. Why north? The station features Canadian blues artists in the playlist, alongside standards. We're…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 11:26am -
  • Azoff PRO challenges ASCAP/BMI, seeks better rates for songwriters

    Azoff PRO challenges ASCAP/BMI, seeks better rates for songwriters

    Copyright has been the hot-button topic of this year, and the role of performing rights organizations has been a central topic of debate. While some of the top publishers like Sony and Universal Music Group are looking for a chance to break from the…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 10:17am -
  • Try Mad Genius Radio, more interactive lean-back listening

    Try Mad Genius Radio, more interactive lean-back listening

    Review by Brad HillA new online radio service launched this week: Mad Genius Radio. It is technically and legally a non-interactive online radio platform (like Pandora). But the interface invites much more customization than other lean-back services…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 9:32am -
  • STRATA re-positions Pandora in its media buying platform

    STRATA re-positions Pandora in its media buying platform

    STRATA, a media buying platform that connects advertisers with media publishers, has re-positioned Pandora's ratings profile on its dashboard, separating it from radio stations, according to Inside Radio and RAIN News sources. The action represents…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 1:35pm -
  • Napster to arrive in select Audi models this fall

    Napster to arrive in select Audi models this fall

    Napster has entered into a partnership with Audi and will be appearing in select car models starting this fall. “Connectivity has become more and more important in daily life,” said Patric Niederländer, Rhapsody International’s vice president…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 11:24am -

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

  • !November 1, 2014

    November 1, 2014

    On this day in 1977 "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone was the #1 song. 1977 Average U.S. PricesBread: $0.32/loaf Milk: $1.44/gal Eggs: $1.30/doz Car: $5,814 Gasoline: $0.64/gal House: $54,200 Stamp: $0.13/ea Average Income: $18,264/yr Minimum…
    - 5 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 3:00am -
  • October 31, 2014

    October 31, 2014

    On this day in 1980 "Woman In Love" by Barbra Streisand was the #1 song.How well do you know "The Greatest Music of All Time?"Who’s the singer-songwriter with six Top 40 hits in the 1970s and early ‘80s, the biggest of which was almost 8½ minu…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 3:00am -

Ron Jacobs Blog

  • 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…
    - 17 hours ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 2 days ago 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…
    - 3 days ago 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…
    - 6 days ago 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…
    - 12 days ago 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…
    - 30 days ago 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 
    - 34 days ago 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…
    - 40 days ago 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…
    - 42 days ago 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…
    - 44 days ago 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
    - 47 days ago 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…
    - 48 days ago 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 !!!
    - 55 days ago 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…
    - 56 days ago 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…
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  • 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
    - 78 days ago 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…
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  • THE NEW GOVERNOR OF HAWAII :: DAVID IGE

    THE NEW GOVERNOR OF HAWAII :: DAVID IGE

    STATE’S FIRST SITTING GOVERNOR TO BE WIPED OUT IN A PRIMARY.THE 7th GOVERNOR OF HAWAII, NEIL ABERCROMBIE (D), RAN INTO A PERFECT STORM OF HURRICANE ISLAND POLITICS. HE BLEW A CHANCE WITH BONUS “DISASTER COVERAGE,” APPEARING BEWILDERED 48 HOURS…
    - 82 days ago 11 Aug 14, 2:12am -
  • "GREATER STORMS IN POLITICS THAN THOSE FOUND AT SEA"

    "GREATER STORMS IN POLITICS THAN THOSE FOUND AT SEA"

    There once was Hurricane IselleAnd another, named Julio, as well.Predictions of calamityTurned out not to beTwo monster storms from Hell.http://tinyurl.com/qgs4bvmFarewell Governor Neil Abercrombie, loser of today's electionRon Jacobs, Primary Electi…
    - 84 days ago 9 Aug 14, 2:28pm -
  • HAWAII HURRICANE HEADLINES; PRIMARY ELECTION 2014

    HAWAII HURRICANE HEADLINES; PRIMARY ELECTION 2014

    http://www.staradvertiser.comRAMS-SAINTS, 6PM EST#2 RAMS QB STARTSRAMS D ALERTS SEASON'S OPPONENTSJEFF FISHER BACK IN PLAYOFFSSAM BRADFORD, COMEBACK PLAYER OF YEAR5:55 PM EST. 8/8/14
    - 85 days ago 8 Aug 14, 6:56pm -
  • HAWAII HURICANES LIVE STREAM

    HAWAII HURICANES LIVE STREAM

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/category/198303/livestream
    - 85 days ago 8 Aug 14, 4:37pm -
  • HAWAII HURICANE NEWS, DIRECT FROM OAHU

    HAWAII HURICANE NEWS, DIRECT FROM OAHU

    RJ update: 3:30 pm, 7 November 2014ISELLE WEAKENS, BUT IS STILL A STRONG STORMBy STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF"Conditions will steadily deteriorate over the Big Island this afternoon, with tropical storm conditions expected to arrive well before dark. Hurric…
    - 85 days ago 7 Aug 14, 8:25pm -
  • IGE FOR GOVERNOR, HANABUSA FOR SENATE

    IGE FOR GOVERNOR, HANABUSA FOR SENATE

    "We can definitely feel the momentum."DAVID IGE If Hurricane Iselle visits Hawaii later this week as forecast, hopefully it will blow some incumbent policitians out of office while bringing in some fresh blood, brains and balls.Most folks I know hav…
    - 88 days ago 5 Aug 14, 3:37am -
  • BACK ONLINE - BUT STILL NO EMAIL TEN DAYS!

    BACK ONLINE - BUT STILL NO EMAIL TEN DAYS!

    Yours truly, Nancy and Assistant. Kaneo’he, October 2013MAHALO & ALOHA NUI LOATo New and Longtime Browsers480,000 hits this volumeYou kept coming. To test if I’m alive?Hey, praise the Lord and pass the resolutionof the hi-definition mission we be…
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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…
    - 14 days ago 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…
    - 14 days ago 18 Oct 14, 2:00pm -

airchexx

Format Change Archive

  • Energy 102.3 Debuts
    Previous Format: Rock “102.3 Max-FM” WDQX New Format: CHR “Energy 102.3” Date & Time Of Change: October 16, 2014 at 9:00am More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 16 days ago 16 Oct 14, 9:43am -
  • KROI Becomes Boom 92
    Previous Format: News “News 92” (Stunting As All-Beyonce “B92″) New Format: Classic Hip-Hop “Boom 92” Date & Time Of Change: October 13, 2014 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 19 days ago 13 Oct 14, 5:27pm -
  • WFLZ Becomes The Power Pig
    Previous Format: Oldies “Z93” WFLZ New Format: CHR “93.3 The Power Pig” Date & Time Of Change: Aircheck And Summary Contributed By Brian Holmes’ ThePowerPig.com: Fifteen years ago, in September 1989, Jacor Broadcasting and a very talented g…
    - 37 days ago 25 Sep 14, 7:15am -
  • KDKB Becomes Alt AZ 93.3
    Previous Format: Rock “93.3 KDKB” New Format: Alternative “Alt AZ 93.3” Date & Time Of Change: September 17, 2014 at 12pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by FMAirchecks.com Note: End of KDKB Rock format at 10:00am, lau…
    - 45 days ago 17 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • WODX Becomes 107.3 The Bull
    Previous Format: Classic Hits “Oldies 107.3” WODX New Format: Country “107.3 The Bull” WNBL Date & Time Of Change: September 11, 2014 at 12:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 51 days ago 11 Sep 14, 11:00am -
  • KRSE Becomes The Hawk
    Previous Format: Variety Hits “105.7 Bob-FM” New Format: Classic Rock “105.7 The Hawk” Date & Time Of Change: August 29, 2014 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Jake Bechtold
    - 56 days ago 6 Sep 14, 10:00am -
  • WUJM Becomes 96.7 The Bull
    Previous Format: Sports “96.7 The Champ” WUJM New Format: Country “96.7 The Bull” WGBL Date & Time Of Change: September 5, 2014 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Tic Tak
    - 57 days ago 5 Sep 14, 5:00pm -
  • CJSS Becomes Boom 101.9
    Previous Format: Classic Hits “Greatest Hits 101.9” New Format: Classic Hits “Boom 101.9” Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 2014 at 3:00pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia
    - 67 days ago 26 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Alt 98.3 Launches
    Previous Format: New Signal New Format: Alternative “Alt 98.3” Date & Time Of Change: August 25, 2014 at 5:00pm More Info: RadioInsight
    - 68 days ago 25 Aug 14, 4:00pm -
  • 102.5 Nash Icon Debuts
    Previous Format: Sports “102.5 The Fan” New Format: Country “102.5 Nash Icon” Date & Time Of Change: August 15, 2014 at 3:07pm More Info: RadioInsight, Wikipedia Aircheck Contributed by Rob Zerwehk
    - 68 days ago 25 Aug 14, 10:00am -

Inside Music Media

  • Country Radio Fail
    A third major radio format is starting to crumble. Talk is near dead. CBS is neglecting all-news to death. And now here is documented evidence that the most popular music format is now in jeopardy. If you’ve been thinking about subscribing and woul…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 6:34pm -
  • iHeartMedia Layoffs Just Weeks Away
    Layoffs weeks away. Each and every year in recent memory, the evil empire formerly known as Clear Channel has wasted employees right around holiday time. Sometimes over 500 layoffs at a clip. This year will be the same – and very different. Here’…
    - 3 days ago 29 Oct 14, 5:44pm -
  • The Truth About iHeart’s 3rd Quarter Meltdown
    When is a loss actually a profit? When Bob Pittman sells snake oil as part of Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show. This happens quarter after quarter. Enough already. How does iHeart get away with it? If you are already a subscriber, thank you…
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 6:35pm -
  • Shitstorm Coming At Cumulus
    - 5 days ago 27 Oct 14, 5:10pm -
  • New Record – 31 Minutes of Commercials An Hour
    In a very major market. We’re not talking about some shitty little Townsquare station in Nowhere. More commercials than music. Why would anyone go this far? One competitor has lambasted them on-air and in social media. Did they do the right thing?…
    - 6 days ago 26 Oct 14, 6:40pm -
  • 7 Things You Never Knew About Nielsen Ratings
    Nielsen conducts your market’s ratings. Nielsen advises on how to beat their own methodology – or at least get the most listeners you can. For that, they charge a lot of money. Here are 7 things you never knew about Nielsen ratings – and none o…
    - 9 days ago 23 Oct 14, 6:14pm -
  • Solutions To Radio’s Most Urgent Problems
    Honest yes or no answers with solutions for the 5 most critical issues killing radio right now. If you’ve been thinking about subscribing and would like to access this story, let me tell you what you will get. Do 2-minute commercial breaks instead…
    - 10 days ago 22 Oct 14, 6:29pm -
  • iHeart Screwing Family of Employee With Terminal Cancer
    Clear Channel changed the wrong name. There was nothing wrong with Clear Channel. It’s The Evil Empire that needed changing but sad to report iHeart still has no heart and they’re apparently still up to their old tricks. If you’ve been thinking…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 6:20pm -
  • Comcast and Blackout Rules
    Most people don’t realize that the blackout rules Congress is threatening to lift don’t mean anything. Cable companies have their own rules and they are worse then you may know. Traditional media is getting it all wrong. What a great time to take…
    - 11 days ago 21 Oct 14, 6:18pm -
  • iHeart Fibbing About Revenue Projections
    Pittman and Bressler better hope no one does a document dump on their financials. Publicly, they are saying iHeart is making money hand over first. And a mysterious $800 million stash Bressler recently bragged about. No one calls them out. But source…
    - 12 days ago 20 Oct 14, 7:26pm -

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

  • !November 1, 2 In Radio History

    November 1, 2 In Radio History

    On the 1st in 1894…Billboard Advertising, a 10-cent trade publication dealing with billboard advertising, began publication. After a few years, it started to focus on the entertainment shows advertised by billboards, and by the 1930s Billboard, as…
    - 55 mins ago 1 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • !San Diego Radio: Jack Murphy Joins MAX-FM For Mornings

    San Diego Radio: Jack Murphy Joins MAX-FM For Mornings

    Jack MurphyBroadcast Company of the Americas is excited to welcome legendary morning personality Jack Murphy to the Brand New XHPRS 105.7 MAX-FM morning show. Murphy joins San Diego market veteran Kim Morrison for the new “MAX Morning Show with Mur…
    - 3 hours ago 1 Nov 14, 5:05am -
  • Cumulus Launches More NASH and NASH Icon Stations

    Cumulus Launches More NASH and NASH Icon Stations

    Cumulus announces that three of its existing Country-formatted stations will rebrand today as NASH stations and three additional stations will launch today as NASH Icon stations. These changes bring the number of NASH branded stations to 40 and the n…
    - 17 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 2:40pm -
  • Nielsen Releases October PPMs For Remaining 12 Markets
    Nielsen has released the final batch of October PPMs for subscribing stations:  Markets released Thursday are:35 Austin 38 Milwaukee-Racine 40 Indianapaolis 42 Raleigh-Durham NC 43 Norfolk-Viriginia Beach-Newport News 44 Providence-Warwick-Pawt…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Younger Demos Continue To Drive Country Format

    Younger Demos Continue To Drive Country Format

    Country’s cross-over appeal isn’t exactly new—country twang has found its way to the pop charts many times over the past 50 years. These days, however, Nielsen reports hybrid country-pop music reflects a new generation of fans influenced by oth…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Happy Halloween From America's Morning Show

    Happy Halloween From America's Morning Show

    Chuck Wicks, Blair Garner, Terri Clark, Rick PrinceAmerica’s Morning Show had professional TV/Film makeup artist and SyFy Channel's Rick Prince on the show this morning for Halloween.  Rick was on the 5th season of SyFy’s reality special-effects…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 9:30am -
  • Nielsen: Sports Headlines October Format Performances

    Nielsen: Sports Headlines October Format Performances

    In looking at U.S. radio listening trends in October, it’s clear that Americans were, indeed, ready for some football—and some baseball in select pennant-chasing markets. Sports radio, already on the uptick last month, shot upward in October, set…
    - 23 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 9:25am -
  • Salem Announces Two Manager Appointments

    Salem Announces Two Manager Appointments

    Dale HendrySalem Communications Corporation has announced that Dale Hendry will be relocating to San Diego to lead the team as General Manager. Dale has been in radio for 32 years in several capacities, including station ownership.He joined Salem sev…
    - 24 hours ago 31 Oct 14, 8:23am -
  • Chicago Radio: Steve Dahl Returns To WLS-AM Monday

    Chicago Radio: Steve Dahl Returns To WLS-AM Monday

    Chicago radio's original bad boy is returning to the airwaves.Steve Dahl left radio several years ago and has been openly critical of the medium while he does a subscription podcast.As announced earlier this month (see posting), the 60-year-old Dahl…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 6:00am -
  • SiriusXM Unveils Holiday Music Channels

    SiriusXM Unveils Holiday Music Channels

    SiriusXM has announced its holiday music lineup featuring eight commercial-free channels celebrating the festive season.SiriusXM's holiday music channels will offer listeners a variety of traditional holiday songs, classical Christmas carols, country…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:28am -
  • FCC Chair Wants to Expand Political Disclosures

    FCC Chair Wants to Expand Political Disclosures

    Tom WheelerBack in 2012, the FCC passed a rule requiring that broadcast stations post online publicly available files detailing agreements for sales of political ads. Now, according to Variety,  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing that that requir…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:28am -
  • Atlanta Radio: Star 94 Adds Donny Michaels To Nights

    Atlanta Radio: Star 94 Adds Donny Michaels To Nights

    Donny MichaelsLincoln financial Media has announced that Donny Michaels is the new evening personality on WSTR 94.1 FM StarFM.He starts Nov. 10 and will be on air from 7 p.m. to midnight.Michaels comes to Atlanta from WQSH 105.7 FM Albany, NY, where…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:27am -
  • SF Radio: KKSF Adds Ed Baxter As Midday Talker

    SF Radio: KKSF Adds Ed Baxter As Midday Talker

    Ed BaxteriHeartMedia San Francisco announced Thursday that talk radio host Ed Baxter has joined Talk 910 KKSF 910 AM as Midday Host from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., effective immediately.“We are thrilled to add Ed Baxter to the Talk 910 line up.  Ed has a…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:27am -
  • Boston Radio: WKLB Honored At Tufts Pediatric Hospital

    Boston Radio: WKLB Honored At Tufts Pediatric Hospital

    Greater Media’s Country WKLB 102.5 FM’s was recently recognized for the station’s on-going support of Tufts Floating Hospital for Children in Boston when an outside area called The Healing Garden was officially opened and named in honor of the…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:04am -
  • Country Consultants AOandB Set Pre-CRS Seminar

    Country Consultants AOandB Set Pre-CRS Seminar

    Mike O'MalleyCountry Radio Consultants Jaye Albright, Mike O'Malley and Becky Brenner have announced that their 21st annual Pre-CRS seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 25 at the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame from 9am-12:30…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 5:00am -
  • Cumulus Appoints Mary Giesen VP/Sales Planning

    Cumulus Appoints Mary Giesen VP/Sales Planning

    Mary GiesenWestwood One announces that Mary Giesen has been hired as Vice-President, Sales Planning.   It is a homecoming for Giesen, who previously worked at Westwood One in several sales planning capacities. Her responsibilities will include strat…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 4:31am -
  • Journal Reports 5.1 Percent Increase In Radio Revenue

    Journal Reports 5.1 Percent Increase In Radio Revenue

    Stephen J. SmithJournal Communications, Inc. Thursday announced results for its third quarter ended September 28, 2014.“We are pleased to report that Journal Communications third quarter revenue of $105 million grew more than 8%, driving an operati…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 4:03am -
  • NY Times Reports 3Q Loss of $12.9M

    NY Times Reports 3Q Loss of $12.9M

    The New York Times Company said on Thursday that its third-quarter revenue increased by less than 1 percent from a year ago, as growth in its digital business offset declines in print circulation and advertising.The Times planned to spur revenue grow…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 4:03am -
  • Chicago Radio: Jack Diamond "Dream Comes True"

    Chicago Radio: Jack Diamond "Dream Comes True"

    Jan Jeffries, Jack DiamondCumulus has officially announced that Jack Diamond joins WLS 94.7 FM as host of its morning show, debuting on Monday, November 3, from 5:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m.See Original Posting: Click HereJack’s radio career includes positio…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 3:27am -
  • October 31 In Radio History

    October 31 In Radio History

    In 1942..."White Christmas" by Bing Crosby hit No. 1 on the pop singles chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks.In 1968..The War of the Worlds was a radio drama, originally aired by Buffalo, New York radio station WKBW 1520 AM on October 31, 1968. It was…
    - 1 day ago 31 Oct 14, 3:18am -
  • Chicago Radio: Report..Jack Diamond To Mornings At WLS-FM

    Chicago Radio: Report..Jack Diamond To Mornings At WLS-FM

    Jack Diamond (photo)Jack Diamond, the  longtime Washington, DC, radio personality at WRQX 107.3 FM, is expected to be named morning host at WLS 94.7 FM.Insiders tell Chicago Media writer Robert Feder that Diamond will start Monday on the Cumulus Med…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 11:30am -
  • Orlando Radio: 'Positive Hits' Again Claims #1

    Orlando Radio: 'Positive Hits' Again Claims #1

    For the second straight month Central Florida Educational's non-com WPOZ 88.3 FM Z88-3 is #1 (6+ AQH) in the October PPMs released Wednesday by Nielsen. The Contemporary Christian station was done a bit 7.0—6.7, but that was enough to grab the top…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 9:34am -
  • Café Mocha Radio Gets Support From President Obama
    Westwood One announces that President Barack Obama will join its syndicated Café Mocha Radio Show this Saturday, November 1, 2014, to discuss the importance of making ‘smarter’ decisions by voting to better our communities. The President has an…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:44am -
  • ABC News Takes Charge Of "The View"

    ABC News Takes Charge Of "The View"

    For 18 seasons, “The View” has been one of the crown jewels of ABC Daytime programming block. But in a significant restructuring that could foreshadow the management style of incoming president Ben Sherwood, ABC’s daytime executives are losing…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 8:34am -
  • Pandora's Slowing Growth: Speed-Bump Or Wall?

    Pandora's Slowing Growth: Speed-Bump Or Wall?

    Pandora’s earnings results beat expectations; however, the slowing and possibly dead growth has severely wounded the stock.Pandora swears by its unique service and industry-leading algorithms, but is it any special?Pandora was defenseless as it sho…
    - 2 days ago 30 Oct 14, 6:01am -

The Radio Agency

  • Deezer is coming.

    Deezer is coming.

    Ask any audiophile and they’ll tell you the tragedy of digital audio is that the glorious spectrum of sound is compressed to fit in a small space. Kind of like the way psychotropic drugs flatten life’s highs and lows so users can muddle in the mi…
    - 4 days ago 28 Oct 14, 6:43am -
  • The Car is the Information Superhigway

    The Car is the Information Superhigway

        We thank our friends at Nielsen for granting us permission to reprint this informative article on how technology on wheels is reshaping how we connect to information and entertainment on the road. Cars are big business, and as technology contin…
    - 13 days ago 19 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • Your Words. Their Voice.

    Your Words.  Their Voice.

    You’ve carefully crafted your marketing plan. You’ve diligently planned and placed your media buy to support your objectives. Radio is an integral part of your mix. It’s where your relationship with your customer can really take hold. The succe…
    - 19 days ago 13 Oct 14, 3:30pm -
  • 242,000,000 Creatures of Habit

    242,000,000 Creatures of Habit

    I’m willing to bet that you know exactly where you’ll be at 7:45 tomorrow morning.  What you’ll be doing.  And, if you’re listening to the radio, what station or platform you’ll be listening to. The fact is we humans are creatures of habi…
    - 25 days ago 7 Oct 14, 8:24am -
  • Drive the Future

    Drive the Future

    Did you know that the US is home to the largest passenger vehicle market of any country in the world? A study by the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that nearly256,000,000 vehicles were registered in the US alone. And just about every…
    - 32 days ago 30 Sep 14, 7:29am -
  • Local Market Radio –BIG Picture Planning

    Local Market Radio –BIG Picture Planning

      Planning a radio buy in local markets should be easy, right? Buy the top-ranked stations and call it a day. What if you’re not McDonald’s or GEICO and your budgets are not nearly as robust? Your agency must look closer at the numbers in each m…
    - 39 days ago 23 Sep 14, 5:49am -
  • Let Local Radio Take Advantage of You

    Let Local Radio Take Advantage of You

    Before joining the great team of passionate pros here at The Radio Agency, I most recently worked in local radio sales. It was a very forward-looking organization with a formidable roster of stations. In fact, I maintain they were the top radio brand…
    - 46 days ago 16 Sep 14, 5:38am -
  • Skipping Past Commercials

    Skipping Past Commercials

    You may have paid for five million TV advertising impressions, but you certainly didn’t get them. With over 700,000 sources listed from a Google search for “How do I skip the commercials with my DVR?” it’s clear that TV ad budgets are deliver…
    - 53 days ago 9 Sep 14, 11:03am -
  • The Death of Direct Response and Branding

    The Death of Direct Response and Branding

    There’s been a subtle shift these past few decades.  Branding advertisers now demand accountability and performance from their advertising.  Direct response marketers wish to put a face on their brand so the public perceives their apples as havin…
    - 60 days ago 2 Sep 14, 11:34am -
  • When Radio Stations Change Format

    When Radio Stations Change Format

    Janie fell asleep listening to Love Songs on her favorite radio station. She awoke to hear “Vinnie and The Coach,” grumbling about the local ball club’s loss last night and asking listeners who should be fired. What the heck just happened? Jani…
    - 68 days ago 25 Aug 14, 9:55am -

Music Row