Berner Praises Grimes Again

Cumulus CEO Mary Berner said the over 6% revenue growth for the quarter at Westwood One didn't happen by accident. And while she did not mention Westwood One President Suzanne Grimes (pictured here) by name it was crystal clear she's very happy with Grimes' leadership at the network.

How Saga Covered Charlottesville

Jim Principi is the President/General Manager for Saga's Charlottesville Radio Group. We reached out to Jim and asked him how the community is holding up and how his team covered recent events. He told Radio Ink the residents in the community are shaken but resilient. "The community is determined to show that this past weekend's terrible events do not represent what the Charlottesville community believes or who we are." Here's how his team covered the news.

He Groped Her

That's what a federal jury decided on Monday in the Taylor Swift vs. David Mueller case. The six women and two men decided that former KYGO morning man David Mueller did exactly what Swift accused him of at a 2013 pre-concert meet and greet. She was awarded a symbolic $1 in damages. The jury also found that neither Swift’s mother nor her radio promotions manager Frank Bell caused Mueller to be fired by KYGO.

Rock Rules The Summer

According to the latest data released from Nielsen, Classic Hits and Classic Rock stations are battling to become the top format of the summer. From June to July, Classic Hits, benefited from an increase in share of audience across all three major demographics Nielsen monitors. And you may be surprised where the big gains came from...

Radio Show Panel to Focus on Dash, Podcasting

Jacobs Media/Jacapps President Fred Jacobs and Amplifi Media Founder/CEO Steven Goldstein will participate in a session called "Radio's New Strategies and New Platforms” Wednesday, September 6 at The Radio Show in Austin. Jacobs will discuss findings from a recent NAB study on the digital dash. Goldstein will detail podcasting strategies.

GEICO Takes The Top Spot

For two weeks now, The Home Depot has really backed off on the number of commercials its been running on radio stations all over the country. With only 24,336 spots running the big box home improvement store comes in at number five on the Media Monitors weekly chart. GEICO took the top spot with 42,198 spots. McDonald's was second (27,950) followed by JC Penney (27,164) and AutoZone (27,153).

Swift Justice

The judge in the Taylor Swift groping case has removed the superstar singer from the case stating that former KYGO Denver morning man David Mueller did not prove Swift has anything to do with him losing his job.

Nelly Furtado Blasts Radio

Pop artist Nelly Furtado chimed in regarding the Taylor Swift trial in Denver, and it wasn't something radio stations are going to like. Furtado tweeted the following, “Been in several meet n' greets where radio staff attempt to cross lines. Love @taylorswift13 for fighting 4 women's safety in the workplace.” She did not elaborate which station or market where any specific incidents took place.

The Monday Morning Programming Meeting

(By Gary Berkowitz) It’s Monday and time for our programing meeting. Here are 6 ideas that, if implemented will not only make you sound better but you’ll probably raise your numbers too! Your consultant will be checking back to make sure they’re all done by the end of the week (lol)!

Your Advertisers Need Frequency Too

(by Bob McCurdy) I once read an article titled, “Americans Read the Headlines. And Not Much Else”, that touted the fact that only about 40% of adults dig beyond the headlines, meaning 60% are largely headline gazers. This fact can be detrimental to our continued revenue health as headlines, particularly in media trades, are geared toward the “latest and greatest”, which can easily skew advertiser perception. Here are some stats you need to have handy and use them, use them, use them.

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