The Young, Affluent, Educated Listen to Podcasts

That's according to Nielsen's latest Audio Today Report which provides a snapshot of the listening landscape viewed through many different lenses - reach and audience growth, network radio, podcasting, localism and top formats and songs. The report says an average podcast listener is young, educated and affluent.

Is Tesla Creating a Music Streaming Service?

The answer is yes, according to recode. And the company is already having discussions with the labels about its own music service, which would be bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity.

My Life As A Millennial: The Dress Codes

(By Georgia Beasley) I began writing this column after engaging in a debate over what is considered an acceptable dress code for the workplace by our traditional industry standards. Per usual, I was the only Millennial, so my opinion was not exactly the fan favorite, but since that day I've continued to ask myself: Does success have a dress code?

Salespeople. YOU Are The Gatekeeper. Here’s Why.

(By Barry Cohen) It may sound like posturing, but unless you are selling in Death Valley, or a town with a population of only 40, you are in charge of who has access to your assets. Your audience is your product -- not your signal, not your talent, not your programming.

UX: Not Just Another Set Of Letters

(By Dick Kalt) While the new hot term UX, for “User Experience,” is mostly associated with online engagement on commercial websites, it has just as much relevance to radio — but nobody really thinks about that. Now more than ever, broadcasters must realize that user experience involves far more than just playing the music they think people want to hear.

FCC Wants To Add Blue Alerts To EAS

Blue Alerts can be used to warn the public with actionable information related to a law enforcement officer who's missing, injured, or killed in the line of duty, or when there's an imminent credible threat to an officer. The Blue Alert option would be used by authorities to notify the public through radio and TV of threats to law enforcement and to help apprehend dangerous suspects.

The Fight Over Casey Kasem Is Not Dead Yet

He's been dead for three years (6/15/14) yet the family feud over radio icon Casey Kasem rages on. The latest twist is a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Kasem's widow against his three children. Jean Kasem is accusing Kerri, Mike, and Julie Kasem (from a prior relationship) of participating in a “homicidal guardianship scam” that directly led to his death.

CKLW Jumps Into The Lead

Thursday was a big day for our friends up north. CKLW fans were out in force, pushing Buffalo's WKBW into the second spot. WING in Dayton rejoined the list and B100 in San Diego makes its first appearance. Cast your vote in the "20 Greatest Top 40 Stations of All Time" poll. Your top 10 choices will appear in the July 24 issue of Radio Ink, right next to the top picks from Lee Abrams and Randy Michaels. Here is the leader board as of 7 p.m. Thursday.

WCBS Celebrating 50th With Night Of Storytelling

WCBS Newsradio 880AM will present “Celebrating 50 Years of News: A Night of New York Stories” on Tuesday, August 8 at the PlayStation Theater in NYC’s Times Square. The famed station is bringing in some of NYC’s most notable celebrities in news, sports, politics, and entertainment to help celebrate. Tickets go on sale June 23.

Talk Radio Hosts Converging On Capitol Hill, June 28-29

The conservative talkers, numbering more than 60, will use the two days to pressure President Trump to stay the course with his immigration policies and Congress to follow suit. This will be 11th annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire radio row event.

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