In our final installment of our three-part interview with the great Charles Osgood, we asked him about the evolving news business and what he thinks about how the news is being covered today, a much different world than when he first started. Although Osgood recently retired from Television he can still be heard on the radio as part of the Westwood One family. We also asked Osgood to share some advice for young broadcasters hoping to get into radio news and why he decided to stay in radio after retiring from Television.
There aren't too many broadcasters left that are as unique, creative and genuinely nice as Charles Osgood. The good news is that when Osgood retired from his position as host of CBS's Sunday morning news program, he decided he was going to continue his broadcasts on the radio as part of the Westwood One family. We were honored to be able to speak to Osgood recently where he gave us his view on radio, calling it his "window on the world." Today, in part two of our three-part series, Osgood talks about a few of the stories he covered early in his career and why he never went into management.
Not too long ago, Charles Osgood retired from his role as host of CBS TV's Sunday Morning news program. However, he continues to be heard on the radio, the medium that got him into the broadcast business, as part of the Westwood One family. When he retired from his television show in September, Osgood said radio was his window on the world.
Earlier this week Salem announced its Philadelphia Market Manager Russ Whitnah was retiring after 23 years leading that market for the company. Running a major market (Philadelphia is number 8) for more than two decades is an outstanding accomplishment. So, of course, we were intrigued about how Whitnah did it. And we know you always want to know more than what the press release says. So we asked him. Here's what he had to say...
On Thursday, September 22 at The Radio Show in Nashville, Radio Ink magazine will be introducing the industry to radio’s most successful Sales Managers, General Managers, Digital Sellers, and Account Executives. Thanks to the Radio Advertising Bureau, we are able to recognize these industry greats every year with awards named in honor of Wayne Cornils, who worked for the RAB for many years and was one of radio’s greatest ambassadors. Keith Lawless is also a great ambassador for radio and here are the reasons why...
Andy Alcosser is the D.O.S. for Connoisseur Media in Milford, CT. Tony Bellantoni is a senior AE in the cluster. Andy and Tony introduced us to Bill Keough from Keough’s Paint & Hardware, which has two locations in Connecticut. It's a family-owned business, started in 1972 by Bill’s mom and dad. Keough gives a lot of the credit for his success to his use of radio and the relationship he’s built up over the years with Andy and Tony.
iHeartMedia's Thea Mitchem is kicking you-know-what and taking names in a world dominated by men: programming radio stations. Mitchem is iHeart's Executive Vice President of Programming for the Northeast Division, and Program Director for the influential Power 105.1 in New York City. She's been in radio for 21 years, programming for 15. Mitchem will appear on Radio Ink's 2016 Best Program Directors in America list, which comes out on May 9.
In our ongoing effort to troll the country and find radio stations doing unique, out-of-the-box radio so we can share those ideas with you, we tripped upon what Cayuga Radio Group General Manager Chet Osadchey is doing in Ithaca, New York.
In this day and age of limited staffs, budget cuts, and failing all-news stations, 1010 WINS in New York City continues to do outstanding work. This most recent piece of news we're going to detail is especially strong, it's something only a handful of radio news operations would even attempt. It includes excellent reporting with very detailed news broadcasts, tackling an issue that has the local community by the jugular.
Jason Garte runs one of radio’s most successful imaging companies. But back when he first dipped his toe in the radio business, he had...