MusicFirst

musicFIRST Calls On The FCC To Tighten Radio Ownership Caps

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With the American Music Fairness Act having no hope of being passed in the current session of Congress, the musicFIRST Coalition and the Future of Music Coalition have again taken their pleas to impose additional fees on radio broadcasters to the FCC.
Media Monitors

Radio’s Hot Summer For National Spot Revenue Continues

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Radio's national spot play may have been ice-cold last summer with all the economic uncertainty, but this year has seen a hot June, with competition continuing past Memorial Day. Media Monitors has released its weekly report covering June 10 to June 16.
iHeart Women’s Sports Audio Network

iHeart and Deep Blue Sports Debut Women’s Sports Audio Network

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iHeartMedia is giving a first look at programming and personalities on the Women’s Sports Audio Network. The network, launched in collaboration with Deep Blue Sports + Entertainment, is the first audio platform devoted entirely to women’s sports.
Bill Spadea

New Jersey Morning Host Bill Spadea To Run For Governor

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New Jersey 101.5 (WKXW) morning show host, Bill Spadea, has declared his candidacy for Governor of New Jersey. Spadea, known for his extensive background in media and real estate, as well as his role in local politics.
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Meet the 2024 Radio Hall of Fame Inductees

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The Museum of Broadcast Communications unveiled the eight figures who will be inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame for 2024. Selections were made by over 900 industry professionals, with two additional inductees chosen by the Nominating Committee.
HRC Agency Panel

Agency Experts Discuss Strategies for Swelling Radio Revenue

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As radio fights for its share of the proverbial ad revenue pie, Hispanic Radio Conference attendees got a peek behind the agency curtain with a panel of network experts offering a deep dive into the evolving dynamics between agency advertisers and the radio industry.
Pat Bryson

Do We Walk The Talk?

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(By Pat Bryson) I’m thinking of Les Boyle again. He recounted a story about having spent two weeks trying to place thousands of dollars’ worth of radio advertising. When he called the stations, he was greeted by voicemail.
Jeffrey Hedquist

Do Your Commercials Sound Like Real People?

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(By Jeffrey Hedquist) If they do, they have a greater chance of getting results. If they don’t, there’s a simple technique I use to bring a sense of reality to the script. Simple. My writing process varies, but it’s often a variation of the following steps:
Loyd Ford

Steps To Creating Motivation

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(By Loyd Ford) Motivation is a big factor in sales, and it should be simple. But is it? If you're in sales and honest with yourself, you know that self-excuses are everywhere. All sellers have rationalizations that follow them around like a bad cold if they allow it.
Lazer Media

Zeno Media and Lazer Media Ally For Hispanic Radio Reach

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Zeno Media has entered into an exclusive partnership with minority-owned broadcast group Lazer Media for radio streaming and adtech. This includes a new Lazer mobile app and live and on-demand content offerings via Zeno.FM and Zenoradio.

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Maurette Brown Clark

Maurette Brown Clark Takes Mornings On Baltimore Gospel Radio

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iHeartMedia Baltimore has appointed gospel artist Maurette Brown Clark as the new morning show host for Heaven 600 (WCAO-AM) starting in early July. Besides her decades as a singer, Brown Clark has spent seven years in Baltimore and Philadelphia broadcasting.
Eric Lonnquist

iHeart Minneapolis Adds Past Royal Eric Lonnquist as Sales SVP

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Eric Lonnquist has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for iHeartMedia Minneapolis, encompassing nine stations including of music, talk, and news formats. Lonnquist brings more than 20 years of sales experience in the Minneapolis Market.
Paul Brian

Former ‘Drive Chicago’ Radio Host Paul Brian Dead At 73

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Beloved Chicago radio personality Paul Brian passed away on June 11 at age 73 after a brief illness. Brian hosted Drive Chicago on WLS-AM every Saturday morning for more than twenty years, avoiding mechanical advice to focus on automotive history and culture.
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Spotify’s New In-House Agency To Incorporate Generative AI Tools

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As Spotify still significantly trails behind other digital platforms from Alphabet and Meta in ad revenue, it is introducing Creative Lab - its first in-house creative agency designed to assist brands in crafting customized marketing campaigns.
Chachi Loves Everybody Podcast

‘Chachi Loves Everybody’ Debuts Talks With Coles and Newberry

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Benztown President Dave "Chachi" Denes has released a pair of new episodes of Chachi Loves Everybody, featuring iHeartMedia President of Multi-Cultural Business and Development Tony Coles and Quu CEO Steve Newberry.
Podcast Pride

LGBTQ+ Podcast Listening Trends Reveal Crucial Ad Opportunities

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While brands recognize Pride Month throughout June, savvy advertisers would be wise to target LGBTQ+ audiences via audio during the rest of the year. New data on LGBTQ+ media consumption habits underscores the demographic's love of podcasts.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

June 10, 2024


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