musicFIRST Coalition President Chris Israel wrote an opinion piece for The Hill this week to champion the latest piece of legislation, "The Fair Play Fair Pay Act," which, if passed, would result in radio stations having to pay to play music.
(By Eric Rhoads) You’re a busy executive, running or operating a fast-paced radio cluster or group. You’re like the proverbial plate spinner on stage, with plates spinning off of each arm, leg, and from your head and your mouth. Most of my colleagues in the radio industry have been spinning at this pace for years.
(By Deborah Parenti) There’s nothing quite like going out on a high note, and Entercom’s Steve Fisher, who retires this month, has certainly achieved that. As EVP/CFO, he’s helped grow a well-respected company with a solid financial footing for almost 20 years.
(By James Robinson) I asked a good friend who deals with high-performing teams how he keeps everyone on his team happy. His answer: “Keeping everyone on your team happy is as simple as ensuring that each individual knows you are there to help them achieve their personal goals. It’s the small gestures that prove you’re motivated for them to win.
WHOP FM and AM (Forcht Broadcasting) in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, held their 67th Annual WHOP Rotary Auction on April 22 and helped raise $332,000 to benefit the Rotary Scholars Program. The Hopkinsville Rotary Auction is one of the most successful fundraisers for Rotary International.
Morning duo Dean Myers and Roger Beaty will celebrate 20 years on the air in Houston on Friday, April 28, and Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed Dean & Rog Day in Houston. The proclamation will be presented to Dean & Rog during their morning show on Friday.
This complaint involves radio station WJER-AM in Dover-New Philadelphia, OH. where a former County Commissioner wants to know why a station employee took it upon himself to air free commercials for a candidate for office he supported. Belle Everett filed the complaint with the FCC alleging improper handling of the matter by WJER. Here are the details.
Larry Patrick was the recipient of a Broadcasters Foundation's Ward L. Quall Leadership Award in recognition of his career contributions to the industry and community. Patrick and his wife Susan support two Native American orphanages and schools in South Dakota, among other support for youth and the needy. They have helped build schools in Kenya and the only orphanage in Swaziland for children of AIDS patients.
Jay Green has joined the company as Senior VP of Digital Strategy and Analytics. He'll lead analytics and audience development for the company. CEO Spencer Brown said, “The addition of Jay Green, one of the thought leaders in the podcast industry, is a further reflection of our commitment to leadership in on-demand audio."
No surprise here. Radio icon Delilah was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the Radio Luncheon at the NAB Show this week in Las Vegas. This is the third prestigious honor in the past year for the most-listened-to woman on radio, who celebrated the 30-year anniversary of her nighttime radio program last year.