KMET and KLOS Have Big Weekend

KMET in Los Angeles jumped from 11th to 6th in our poll and KLOA is now number two. Here's how the standings look on Monday. Voting ends September 1 at 5PM. Tomorrow we reveal our three radio rock format superstars that will rank their 20 top stations of all time.

OTS Wins Big in South Carolina

The South Carolina Broadcasters Association awarded OTS Media with 12 statewide broadcasting awards, which were the most for any Radio station group. The awards were presented during a dinner at the Columbia Conference Center recognizing the state’s best Radio and TV broadcasters. WRHI has won an unprecedented total of one hundred SCBA awards, more than any other South Carolina Radio station group.

USDOT Makes Big Radio Play

The government was out in full force airing 37,350 commercials about drunk driving on radio last week, moving from 29th on the Media Monitors chart to 2nd, just behind GEICO which aired 40,197 commercials. The Home Depot was third (36,393) followed by JC Penney (28,970) and McDonald's.

Now Available: Soccer in Spanish

GLR Media Networks and international sports radio brand talkSPORT have launched a partnership for radio distribution and ad sales representation of the English Premier League in Spanish. Each week, GLR will deliver two to three EPL games and special programs, hosted by talkSPORT’s announcers and reporters, featuring play by play coverage, interviews and game highlights.

Who Are Radio’s Best Managers? YOUR DEADLINE IS FRIDAY

Are you working for one of radio's greatest managers? Make your nomination now for Radio Ink's 2017 Best Managers in Radio list. Nominees must be current General Managers, Market Managers, or Regional Vice Presidents. Your deadline to nominate is Friday, August 25. Make your nomination HERE.

Two New Jersey Pirates Warned

The FCC's mission of shutting down pirate broadcasters continues. Anslo Alezy of Irvington and Lawrence Mason of East Orange were both warned to turn off their stations by the Commission on Friday. Alezy is accused of operating an illegal station at 88.1 from his home in Irvington and Mason is accused of operating his pirate radio station at 107.9 from his building in East Orange. Both have ten days to respond to the government and shut down the stations.

How Does Radio Stack Up Against The Others?

(by Bob McCurdy) Have you ever wondered how radio stacks up against other advertising options when it comes to positively influencing oft-stated ad campaign objectives such as “awareness”, “trial” and “consideration”? No need to wonder any more as Nielsen’s Commspoint, the widely embraced channel and communication planning tool has been updated with 2017 data.

3 Ways To Become a Millennial Manager

(by Georgia Beasley) Most of the articles about Millennials in the workplace are about managing and getting the most out of your Millennial employees. While I believe that all GMs and managers should still be focused on attracting more Millennials to Radio, recently I’ve also seen a new trend in our industry… The Rise of The Millennial Manager in Radio. Is our industry just managing Millennials or creating Millennial Managers?

Free Webinar: Air-checking for the 21st Century

We all know that air checks are a standard yet critical tool in the radio industry. Whether it be for campaign verification or programming evaluation, the air check process has not changed very much in the last 50 years - it is still fairly laborious and time consuming. While emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been touted as game changing for variety of industries, the radio industry can also leverage this technology to their advantage.

Radio Ink Heading To Miami in 2018

Radio Ink is proud to announce that the 9th Hispanic Radio Conference is set for March 13-14 at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami. The Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference brings together leaders in the Hispanic radio community and experts in Hispanic advertising and media for a comprehensive overview of opportunities and strategies within this rapidly transforming sector.

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Goodwin Joins RadioU

Glenn Goodwin is the new Director of Promotions and Marketing for RadioU's network of FM radio stations. Based in Columbus, Ohio, RadioU operates 20 terrestrial FM stations throughout Ohio, California, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington state.

Shepperd Takes PM Drive at WBEB

Today’s 101.1 MORE-FM/WBEB Philadelphia has filled its vacant Afternoon Drive position with market veteran, Mark Shepperd. He replaces Logan, now doing Mornings at WINK-FM in Fort Myers. Shepperd’s career has also included WYXR, WIOQ, WIP, WXTU all in Philadelphia, WKXW Trenton and WLEV Allentown.

CMG Has a New Head of HR

Cox Media Group has named Mary Ellen Marcilliat-Falkner as its new Senior VP & Chief HR Officer, succeeding Karen Bennett, who was named as Cox Communications’ new Executive VP & Chief HR Officer last month.

Kevin Fennessy Dies at Age 63

The well known broadcaster suffered a stroke last week and died over the weekend. He had been having heart issues as well. Fennessey worked at WCAO in Baltimore, WPEN and WFIL in Philadelphia, WMCA in New York City and WHAM in Rochester, New York among other stations.

Univision CEO Speaks Out Against Hate

Randy Falco circulated a statement to the press on Friday expressing his concern about the events taking place around the country. Falco said there is too much hate being spread in communities all across the country. "Sadly, these events did not happen in a bubble but are endemic of a broader disease of anti-immigrant, racist, homophobic, and religious intolerance that is spreading and threatening to divide our country." Here's more from Falco's statement...

AirKast to Offer Free Alexa Skills to Clients

AirKast announced Thursday night that it has developed and will be providing free Alexa skills for all its customers -- including over 800 North American radio stations, syndicated radio hosts and podcasters.

Ballas Gets a Nice Promotion

PodcastOne has promoted Jim Ballas to VP of Technology and Operations. In Ballas’ expanded role, he will oversee network digital initiatives and sales operations, including the website, app, ad insertion, virtual reality and reporting metrics. He'll report to CEO, Jim Berk.

Omny Studio to Host CBS Radio’s Podcasts

Omny Studio has signed an agreement with CBS Radio giving CBS a license to the Omny Studio platform. CBS Radio will now be able to use Omny Studio’s podcast hosting, analytics and social sharing tools. CBS Radio has over 350 podcasts.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

In This Issue: August 14, 2017
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Special Report: More Digital Revenue Now!
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