Radio Ink’s Forecast Begins Today in New York City

Radio’s biggest names will gather today at The Harvard Club in New York City to devise their plan to tackle 2020 and bring more revenue to radio. David Field, Mary Berner, Bob Liodice from the ANA, Gordon Borrell, Randy Micaels, Erica Farber and many others will take the stage throughout the day, sharing their knowledge, research and insights about the year ahead.

Study: Radio Ads Sell Cars

iHeartMedia is again taking the lead in finding ways to do a better job telling radio's story. The latest data iHeart has come up with, and is sharing with the industry, involves radio's largest ad category...automotive.

Who Are The Best Country PDs In Radio?

The Country Radio Seminar is right around the corner and that means it's time for Radio Ink's Best Country PD list. Nominations are now open HERE. The deadline to nominate is December 6 at 5 p.m.

Radio’s Herb McCord Passes

Herb McCord, President and CEO of Granum Communications, has died. McCord had been dealing with heart and kidney issues over the past year which progressively got worse. Here's what the radio industry is saying about their long-time friend.

NAB Has “Broad Essentials” For Industry Newbies

The National Association of Broadcasters is introducing “Broadcast Essentials,” a new online educational program for stations designed to help new employees in small and medium markets navigate the industry.

KPAM Jocks Raise Money For Vets

Last Friday, Nov. 15, Eric Goranson, host of Around The House With Eric G., and Jeff Tracy (JT), host of Barbecue Nation, participated in a live radiothon on KPAM-AM in Portland that raised $51,225 for Operation Helping Our Heroes.

KRMG Aiming To Raise $300K

KRMG/Tulsa has launched its 14th annual Stories of Light fundraiser to benefit Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma. The event is set to raise $300,000 during the three-day radiothon.

WVOC Expands Reach With FM

iHeartMedia Columbia news/talk/sports station WVOC, is expanding its reach by adding an FM frequency and will broadcast on 103.5 FM. The station will continue to simulcast on 560 AM.

WE WANT YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST

Thanks to Scott Thompson for this beauty from the early 1980's at 99-Rock WPLR in New Haven where Scott was the News Director and Morning Show personality. Today you can check him out at Allaboutjazz.com or e-mail him at sthompson1954@gmail.com. Send your Blast From The Past photo to edryantheeditor@gmail.com.

IS RADIO NEWS HAPPENING IN YOUR MARKET?

Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 27-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other station news to Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan at edryantheeditor@gmail.com.

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“Pawcast” Is A Treat For Animal Lovers

Celebrity Pawcast is hosted by award-winning radio personality Chris Scheetz, and features famous animal owners, athletes, actors, musicians, and other celebrities with deep-dive interviews about their four-legged friends.

Rosenworcel Welcomes FTC Commissioner To Her Show

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel's latest episode of Broadband Conversations, features Federal Trade Commissioner Rebecca Kelly Slaughter. Commissioner Slaughter was sworn in as an FTC Commissioner in 2018.

ESPN Says October Was Big For Podcasts

The sports network says October was the third straight record month for podcasts and the 10th consecutive month of year-over-year audience growth. 46.1 million podcast downloads in October was 6% higher than October 2018.

Sook Appointed To BMI Board

BMI has appointed Perry Sook, Chairman, President and CEO, Nexstar Media Group, to the BMI Board of Directors, beginning January 1, 2020.

Wojtusiak Returns Home To VP Role

Vanessa Wojtusiak has been named VP of Marketing for iHeartMedia in Hartford and New Haven. Wojtusiak joins iHeartMedia Connecticut from WTNH-TV.

Veteran Media Broker Cate Moves To Appraising

After 41 years as a media broker, and 50 years in the industry, Bill Cate is leaving Media Services Group and will specialize in radio appraisals under his longtime company name of Sunbelt Media.

Radio.com Local News To Be Featured On Google Assistant

Entercom is set to integrate Radio.com local news content on Google Assistant. Through this partnership, local content from Entercom news stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Philadelphia, San Francisco and St. Louis will be featured as part of the Your News Update platform.

SiriusXM Archives Available Through Alexa, Echo

SiriusXM and Amazon have join forces to make SiriusXM's On Demand library available to subscribers with Amazon Alexa and Echo devices, as well as several third-party devices with Alexa built in.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

November 11, 2019


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