Salem's conservative talker is joining the left-leaning network's Saturday morning lineup. Hewitt's half-hour show will air on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m starting June 24. Salem Radio Network syndicates Hewitt, who is heard nationally in more than 120 cities across the United States every weekday afternoon. Salem has been syndicating Hewitt since 2000.
(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?
Country station Kicks 101.5 (WKHX-FM) debuted its new morning show, Caddy, CJ and Ali, Thursday. The hosts are Cadillac Jack, CJ, and Ali Mac. Mac formerly hosted middays on Kicks 101.5, while CJ moves to mornings from his previous Kicks 101.5 PM Drive show (3-7 p.m.).
His signature tag line was “This is Neil Chayet – Looking at the Law.” This month will mark the retirement of Neil Chayet’s popular “Looking at the Law” radio feature after a nearly 42-year broadcast career on radio stations all across the country. WBZ NewsRadio in Boston and Chayet created more than 10,000 episodes of the daily radio feature.
The ceremony was held by the Country Radio Broadcasters, Tuesday, at the Marriott Nashville. This year’s Country Radio Hall of Fame inductees in radio are Tim Closson, Charlie Ochs, and Mel Owens, and in the on-air category Joe Wade Formicola (posthumously), Linda Lee (posthumously), Jim Mantel, and The Good Morning Guys (Todd Harding, Susan Moore, Brian Gary).
(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.
(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.
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.
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 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.