Delilah Headed To The Hall

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.

Novosad Gets A Long-Term Deal With Cumulus

Bobby Novosad has a new deal as Brand Manager and morning show host at KSMB-FM in Lafayette, LA. Novosad joined KSMB in 1984. Market Manager Scott Chiasson said he's excited to be able to keep Novosad for years to come.

Bobby Blaze Getting HOT In Beantown

Rhythmic AC WBQT (HOT 96.9 FM) has landed the Blaze Man for afternoons. He joins the station Thursday, April 27, and will be heard weekdays 3-7 p.m. Born in Springfield, in Western Massachusetts, Blaze has been on the air in Boston for over 14 years.

He Thought Radio Didn’t Work. Boy Was He Wrong.

David Ballinger is the founder of a 2-year-old company called AnalyticOwl, which helps advertisers evaluate just how much traffic is being delivered to an advertiser’s website when that advertiser runs an over-the-air radio campaign. Yesterday we reported that CBS Radio was rolling out a new product called Airtime Analytics which is powered by AnalyticOwl. What you probably didn't know was that Ballinger was a radio non-believer. He actually set out to prove radio didn't work. What he discovered surprised him so much he joined the team. Here's our exclusive interview...

Chargers Sign Multi-Year Radio Deals

The NFL’s Chargers have made the trek up the Pacific Coast Highway, moving from San Diego to Los Angeles for the 2017 season – and that means new radio alliances. The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed in principle to multi-year radio agreements that will make iHeartMedia Los Angeles and KFWB 980 AM the team’s official flagship radio partners. 

The Axe Fell At ESPN Wednesday

The expected 100 layoffs at ESPN began Wednesday as TV and radio hosts were notified of their dismissal. Ed Werder, Danny Kanell, Jayson Stark, and Trent Dilfer took to Twitter to post the news. Kanell tweeted, "Poured my heart and soul into ESPN for last 8 years. Moved my wife and 3 kids to CT to go 'all in' 5 years ago. Bummed it ended in 3 minutes." Here's what company President John Skipper had to say...

Host Thought Man Was In His Car Before Assault

This dates back to our April 12 story when we reported iHeart Hartford morning man Joseph Aguiar was accused of assaulting a man at a gas station. According to The Hartford Courant, the 105.9 The River host told police when he left the gas station he thought the man was in his 2006 Honda Accord. Turns out the victim was sitting in his own 2008 Toyota Avalon.

Smulyan Receives Yet Another Trophy

At the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast, Wednesday, in Las Vegas, Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan accepted the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The award is given to a broadcaster whose work exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.
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Why You Need Long-Term Local Direct Business

(By Paul Weyland) Provided that you are on the same page as your client demographically and provided the client’s business isn’t seasonal (Christmas trees), you should be asking for long-term (annual) business in every case. Here are four reasons why.

Building & Communicating Organizational Culture

(By Heidi Raphael) Today, as multimedia broadcasters, we often compete with other tech companies for great content producers and storytellers. How do we create a workplace environment that not only attracts top talent but also retains the top talent we already have in place? Here are some thoughts as you begin to develop your workplace culture...

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