This Manager Creates A Winning Culture

Lisa Decker has been a manager for 31 of her 37 years in radio, the last two with Alpha Media in Portland, OR. This week she will appear in Radio Ink Magazine with 29 others who were chosen as Radio's Best Managers for 2018. Here is our extended interview with Lisa Decker.

Why Did Neal Schore Sell Triton To Scripps?

Yesterday, we had all the details about the $150 million sale of Triton to Scripps, from the Scripps perspective. They saw Triton as a target and went after it. Today we hear from Neal Schore, who launched the company back in 2006 and grew it into an international success, with a huge client base, in a space where others appear afraid to go.

Who Was On Our Podcast Friday?

Editor-in-Chief Ed Ryan hosts Podcasting For Dummies every Friday morning at 9 a.m., live on Spreaker, iHeartRadio, and the Apple Podcast App. This week, Ed's guest was "The Podcast Consultant" Mathew Passy, who's also worked for New Jersey 101.5 and The Wall Street Journal Radio Network.
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What’s Fueling America’s Podcast Ad Growth?

(by Renee Cassis) As podcasting attracts more advertising dollars, everyone in the space is trying to pinpoit exactly where opportunities for growth are the greatest. A panel of podcast executives discussed their views on the topic at the NAB Show New York, Thursday afternoon.
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Who Has The Rate Resistance Problem? Could It Be You?

(By Paul Weyland) Some of us met up at the Radio Show in Orlando and discussed rate resistance. Several people thought advertising agencies were becoming more demanding than ever. Others complained about local direct clients. “Especially in small and medium markets, they just don’t have the budgets anymore to buy broadcast.”

Free Webinar: AI-Driven Attribution For Radio

At the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando, attribution was the topic that had attendees talking. While top executives detailed the importance of attribution, data, and analytics for radio to remain relevant to advertisers, Veritone announced the release of its new AI-driven media attribution tool that tracks the efficacy of advertising in broadcast radio.


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Our thanks to Richard Bouchard, the treasurer of Bouchard Broadcasting, for sharing this classic. Bouchard, who just turned 80, is pictured here at WNRI in Woonsocket, RI, has been involved in professional broadcasting since age 17. Send your Blast to [email protected].

Your Deadline Is Tuesday

On December 17, Radio Ink will release its seventh annual Top Local Sports Talkers in America list. Every year our editorial board ranks the best of the best in local Sports Talk. Your deadline to nominate is 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 23. Make your nomination HERE.

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iHeart, Kevin Pollack Bring On The Laughter

Who couldn’t use a laugh these days? With that in mind, iHeartRadio has announced a new improv comedy podcast, hosted by award-winning comedian and actor Kevin Pollak.

The End Of The World Coming November 7

If you want to give your brain a good workout, check out iHeartMedia's The End of the World (in collaboration with HowStuffWorks). The new podcast will be hosted by Josh Clark, co-host of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know.

Ready For A Life Reboot?

If you are, this new 30-minute weekly podcast might be just what you need. PodcastOne debuts Life Reboot Thursday.

Co-Launcher Dibly Staying Put At KGMZ In San Fran

Dan Dibley has signed a long-term contract extension with Entercom. The co-host of the morning show on 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) in San Francisco will remain on Joe, Lo & Dibs, weekdays 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT.

WGAR Cleveland Launches New Morning Show

iHeart's Country outlet in Cleveland has announced The LeeAnn and Wazz Show will debut Monday. Steve Wazz is a Cleveland native originally from Parma. He will co-host morning drive with LeeAnn Sommers, who's been a part of the WGAR on-air staff since 2010.

Jeff Wilson Joins Nautel

Wilson has joined Nautel as Regional Sales Manager. Based in his home city of Quincy, IL, he will manage Nautel’s Western U.S. sales territory. Prior to joining Nautel, Wilson progressed through the ranks during his 20-year tenure at Broadcast Electronics.

Ad Revenue Moving to Mobile

According to eMarketer, by 2020, mobile will make up 43% of all ad spending. By 2022 eMarketer projects that mobile will double the amount of money spent on Television advertising which translates to $141.36 billion.

Spotify Gets An Upgrade

Spotify Premium subscribers will notice some changes to their service today. The popular streaming app has streamlined navigation, improved search and increased artist radio. Here are the details.

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October 15, 2018

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