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Lifelock Built Its Business On The Back Of Radio

It was the success story to top all success stories. The RAB hit a big-time home run bringing in two Lifelock executives who could not say enough great things about radio. The fact that they have a great product, they know how to use the frequency of radio, and they know how to tweak radio to make it work, certainly helps. But there's no doubt about it, Lifelock is "all in" on radio and every manager in America needs to hear their story.

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iHeart Announces On-Demand Functionality For Live Radio

In January, iHeartMedia will be offering listeners two new on-demand subscription services that will result in a product audio listeners have never experienced before. And it's just in time, as the race for consumers' ears has become very crowded of late. Just last week Pandora announced an upgrade to its Pandora One product that includes more skips, replays, and offline listening. And of course Spotify has been in this space for a while, and Amazon also wants in. But it's clear this new product from iHeart will have something all the others will never have.

Pai: FCC Exploring A Class C4 FM Allocation

After updating the Thursday afternoon Radio Show crowd on AM revitalization, Commissioner Ajit Pai let the audience in on an idea the Commission is working on that he says will improve the quality of the FM band.

Here Are The 2016 Radio Wayne Award Winners

In an annual tradition, the winners of the prestigious Radio Wayne Awards were presented by Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti at the Radio Show Thursday morning, with Emmis Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan taking honors as America's Best Broadcaster for 2016.

The 2016 Marconi Winners Are…

There was plenty happening at the Radio Show in Nashville, Thursday, but nothing bigger than the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards. It was the 27th year for the prestigious awards, which are given to radio stations and outstanding on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. Here are this year's winners...

What Is Radio’s Place In The Dash?

It's an issue radio has been struggling with for years. As technology continues to invade the automobile, specifically the dashboard, will radio continue to dominate that real estate? We talked to Scott Burnell, Global Lead for Ford's Business Development & Partner Management, about the audio-tech changes happening on the dash, and how radio is faring.

Radio Show Attendance Up

The NAB and the RAB reported that attendance for the 2016 show in Nashville was 2,272. That is 102 people more than the 2015 Radio Show in Atlanta. The 2,272 attendees this year is the largest attendance figure since the RAB and NAB started putting the event together back in 2010. The 2017 show will be held September 6-8 in Austin.

Southern Gospel Gets Its HD Wings

It’s America’s first Southern Gospel FM High-Definition (HD) radio station, and it’s just been launched by the LifeFM Network. LifeFM’s Southern Gospel format is now serving all of the East Central Indiana region, broadcasting from Muncie, Indiana, on WLBC 104.1 FM HD-3.

KMJ And Friends Raise $231K To Feed Families 

It seems radio stations can’t help breaking records when it comes to charity events. Fresno’s NewsTalk 580/105.9 KMJ – in conjunction with agriculture company Gar Tootelian Inc. and Fresno-Madera Farm Credit – just raised over $154K for Fresno’s Community Food Bank. A 50 cents-on-the-dollar matching donation brought the grand total to an amazing $231,000.

Nielsen To Measure Podcasts In 2017

In order for podcasting to seriously compete with all other forms of audio in the marketplace today, podcasters need to start generating serious revenue. To do that, there needs to be reliable third-party measurement that advertisers can rely on and trust. It needs to be more than, "Here's how many downloads we had this month."

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Q102 Brings In Box Kev For Nights

Bay Area air personality Box Kev has moved to “The Throwback Station” Q102 (KRBQ-FM 102.1) in San Francisco to host nights, 7 p.m. to Midnight. He starts Monday, October 10.

Nelson To Oversee Cumulus Cluster In Alabama

Ray Nelson has been named Vice President/Market Manager for the six-station cluster in Huntsville, AL. Nelson brings a wealth of experience to the position. He was previously VP/GM/Cluster Director of Sales for Cox Radio in Birmingham, AL.

94.7-FM WIAD Finds Fresh Waters

Britt Waters is to be the new nighttime host for 94.7 Fresh FM (WIAD) effective Wednesday, October 5. Her show will air weekdays, 7:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., in the Greater Washington, D.C./Baltimore, MD area. Waters started her career on the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show where she served as on-air talent and producer for three years.

Wnorowski Returns to Adams Radio Group

Larry (Big Red) Wnorowski has reunited with Adams Radio Group as the new PD and afternoon host for WKHI – Salisbury-Ocean City. Wnorowski most recently served as PD of Adams owned KGRT FM in Las Cruces, NM.

Ellison Given Director Role In Entercom’s Madison Cluster

Myra Ellison has been promoted to the role of Director of Marketing, Promotions & Web for the cluster. Ellison was most recently the Promotions Director for WNTR 107.9 THE MIX in Indianapolis.

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Roberts To Open Up About Life On Podcast

Rock’n Robin Productions and ABC Radio are releasing the first-ever podcast by Robin Roberts. It's called Robin Roberts: Everybody's Got Something, based on her best-selling book of the same name.

When Sports And Emotions Collide

AdLarge Media has signed an agreement with Media Management Group to rep the Tackling Life podcast, hosted by NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis and emotional management expert Dr. Christian Conte.

Futuri Recruits Four New Execs

Veteran executives Erin Callaghan, Jamie Moffat, Curtis Qualls, and Tina Segerstrom have joined the sales division of tech company Futuri Media. All will hold the title of Account Manager.

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Cover Q&A: Cumulus CEO Mary Berner
The 2015 Radio Wayne Finalists