Our Executive Roundtable is This Thursday

Coming up Thursday in the closing session of Hispanic LIVE, NAB's CEO Gordon Smith sits down with three of Hispanic radio's top executives for a frank and insightful conversation on topics that will chart the course in the years ahead for Hispanic - and all of - radio.

Early Bird Registration For CRS 2021

Country Radio Seminar 2021: The Virtual Experience, is set for February 16 -19 2021. Registration for the streaming curated, schedule of educational panels, virtual networking, and workshops, opens October 28.

Creative Writing and Production

(By Mike McVay) There is no better Commercial Message on your radio station than the Promotional Message for your station. Promos that image the station, promote contests, events, and your product, need to be well written and well produced.

Get In The Companionship Business

(By Jeff McHugh) Personalities will be even more crucial to the success of AM/FM and podcasting in the future because of an increasing trend: social isolation.


Thanks to Susan Owensby for sharing her Blast From The Past from 1981. She was a host at KMFA- FM in Austin, which, at that time was the only non-commercial 100% listener-supported classical radio station in the country.


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Grab That Last Minute Political Revenue

A new blog post from Cumulus' Pierre Bouvard highlights how both TV and YouTube are flooded with political revenue, YouTube to the point where it cannot take any more ads. Bouvard points out why radio should be in line to catch that overflow revenue, not digital and social media. Read the post HERE.

Who Are The Best Country PD’s in Radio?

Nominations are now being accepted for Radio Ink's Best Country Program Directors list. Make your nomination today HERE. The deadline to nominate is Friday, November 6 at 5 p.m.

Kitchen Interviewed on WGN

Kitchen joined WGN's Dave Plier to discuss the 2020 Hall of Fame virtual induction ceremony. Kitchen is the chairman of the Hall of Fame which is located in Chicago. Listen to the interview HERE.

Need Capital?

The Access to Capital Working Group of the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment and the FCC’s Media Bureau will co-host a virtual symposium: Path to Media Ownership and Sustainability on November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Charlamagne/Hart Cut Deal With Audible

A multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing deal has been inked with comedian, actor and writer Kevin Hart and radio and television personality Charlamagne Tha God. The slate of episodic long-form Audible Originals will feature fiction and non-fiction scripted series from both stars.

Get The Latest News About Podcasting?

The podcasting industry is sizzling hot. To get the very latest podcasting news and new show releases subscribe to the FREE daily Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE .

iHeart Purchases Spreaker’s Parent Company Voxnest

iHeartMedia has entered into an agreement to acquire Voxnest, which is the parent company that owns podcast hosting company Spreaker.

Townsquare Promotes In Texas

Ishmael Johnson will take over the role and responsibilities of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer for its Killeen-Temple local media cluster. Johnson will stay in his current role of Market President and Chief Revenue Officer of Townsquare Lufkin

Ward Rises With Entercom

Emily Ward has been promoted to GSM for Entercom Atlanta. She will now oversee sales for WSTR-FM, WZGC-FM, WAOK-AM and WVEE-FM. Ward most recently held the same position with Entercom in Chattanooga.

Tulsa Radio Vet Joins KBEZ

Mel Myers is the new host of 92.9, The Drive's Morning Show. Myers takes over for Andy Barber, who retired earlier this year after 50+ years in the business.

iHeart Country Festival Is Virtual

The 2020 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One will stream and be presented as an on-air radio special on October 23. The 7th Annual event was originally set for May 2 in Austin, TX.

ABC Radio News Ready For Final debate

ABC News is providing special primetime coverage of the final 2020 presidential debate between President Trump and former VP Joe Biden tonight. ABC News Radio will offer 3 hours of live coverage, including a one-hour pre-show, followed by post-debate analysis.

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October 19, 2020

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