The Plan To Make Liberal Talk Radio Succeed

You've heard the story for years. Liberal talk radio has been tried over and over again with limited success, and certainly zero longevity when compared to conservative talk. Mike Crute would like to change all that with his "Resistance Radio" format in Madison.

Listen To Our Latest Episode of Podcasting For Radio Dummies

Longtime radio host Jon Gay was our guest Friday. Jon began his radio career in 2003 as a board op at WPRO-AM in Providence. His radio run included gigs in Burlington, New Orleans, and Detroit until 2018 when he founded JAG in Detroit, a company that creates, produces, edits, and syndicates podcasts for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Another College Radio Station Sold

The selling of college radio stations all over the country continues. The latest is WUEV in Evansville, IN. The University of Evansville is selling WUEV to WAY-FM Media. University officials said after reviewing the station for two years they've decided to sell. Selling the station will save the college $1 million over the next 10 years.  

Niche Media Moves To Second Street

Second Street — purveyors of the audience engagement software platform of the same name — announced the acquisition of Niche Media. Niche Media runs events dedicated to helping niche publishers generate new and additional revenue.

Ransomware. Should You Be Worried?

On May 10th Urban One reported it had lost over $500,000 in revenue due to a ransomware attack. Urban One did not pay any ransom but it paid the price in lost revenue. To help us understand the ransomware issue we turned to attorney Alysa Austin from the firm Womble Bond Dickinson.

How Radio Helped This Financial Company Succeed

(By Rob Dumke) Getting noticed in one of the top five banking markets in the country and the third-largest radio market in the U.S. is a daunting task. Matt Doubleday, CMO for Wintrust Financial Corp. of Chicago, does it every day... with radio.

Nielsen’s Local NMI Branching Out

News from Nielsen that Local Nielsen Media Impact, which provides local media planning and cross-channel optimization across local TV and radio, is expanding to include 19 additional markets.

MAKE YOUR RADIO WAYNE NOMINATION TODAY!

For the 27th year, Radio Ink is proud to present radio's symbol of excellence and achievement in sales, marketing, and management, -- the prestigious Radio Wayne Awards, honoring radio superstars whose hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm for radio separate them from the pack.

Entravision Strikes Radio Gold

Soccer is a big deal to many people. Latinos in particular have a passion for the game. Entravision will air the 15th biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament live on its radio stations, for the advantage of Latino Americans.

SEND US YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST

Thanks to our friends at djmastercontrol.com for this classic of Don Sherwood from KSFO San Francisco -- one of the greatest morning men in radio history. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [email protected].

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Weiss Agency Launches Podcast Division

Radio talent agency The Weiss Agency has launched TWA Podcast Studio and its first show is GHOST MAGNET with Bridget Marquardt. Marquardt is a paranormal investigator.

iHeart CEO Bob Pittman’s Podcast Is Out

As we reported back on May 7, the iHeart CEO is hosting a podcast called Math & Magic. In the first episode, Pittman interviews entrepreneur, investor, and entertainment executive Scooter Braun who, among other things, explains how he got his name. Pittman also shoots a list of speed questions at Braun to start the podcast.

“Circle Round” Lining Up A Packed Summer

Boston's NPR station WBUR has announced that its podcast, Circle Round, will host a special summer pop-up series in partnership with the Grammy-winning Boston Symphony Orchestra.

It’s Valentine’s Day In Nashville

Popular Nashville radio personality Phil Valentine has signed a new long-term contract as host of 99.7 SuperTalk WWTN-FM’s The Phil Valentine Show. The show debuted over 24 years ago.

Wingnut Starts A Stampede

Wingnut has been recruited by New Country 98.9 The Bull in Seattle, joining Fitz in the Morning and Corey Dillon in afternoons with added APD/MD duties at the station.

Cubby & Christine To Light Up NYC Mornings

iHeartMedia’s 106.7 Lite FM will debut the new Cubby & Christine in the Morning Show, Tuesday, May 28.  “Cubby is one of New York’s most entertaining and highly respected on-air personalities,” said Chris Conley, 106.7 Lite FM PD and AC Brand Manager at iHeartMedia New York.

Your Connected Car Assistant Is “Automatic”

SiriusXM's Automatic Labs has released its Connected Car Assistant. It is available to drivers nationwide for $99.99 via Automatic.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and BestBuy.com, Crutchfield.com, and CarToys.com, with more retailers scheduled to join.

Live365 Hooks Up With Alexa

Live365 can now be accessed on Amazon Alexa using the phrase "Play Live365!"

 To begin listening to Live365 on Alexa, the listener first needs to enable the Live365 Alexa Skill in the Alexa Skills Store.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink


May 6, 2019
Cover Story: Seven Mountains Media & CapCity Communications CEO Kristin Cantrell
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Small Market Radio Speaks Out
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Special Feature: WFAN's Gregg Giannotti

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