What Happened To The Shock Jock Format?

With Howard Stern making the rounds to promote his book (and telling everyone he regrets how he behaved during his popular radio years), and Bubba losing his last Florida radio affiliate, it got us wondering -- what happened to radio's shock jock format?

BONUS EPISODE: Talker Phil Valentine And His Son Campbell

In this bonus episode of Podcasting For Radio Dummies, Radio Ink Editor-in-Chief Ed Ryan interviews WWTN-FM Nashville talker Phil Valentine and his son Campbell.

Blue Ridge Grows In NC

Blue Ridge Broadcasting, a listener-supported broadcast radio ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is purchasing WSMX-AM and its FM translator in Winston-Salem from Truth Broadcasting Corporation.


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.


Thanks to Jerry Long Photography for sharing this classic of Dave Hull on KRLA in Los Angeles. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [email protected].


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 [email protected].

Finding Your Place In The Podcast Space

At the upcoming Conclave conference in Minneapolis there will be a panel discussion around the question: “How do we find our place in the podcast space?” And here's who will be on that panel...

Get In The Companionship Business

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

Kudos For KIRO

Theatre of the mind came alive courtesy of Bonneville's KIRO-FM in Seattle. A standing room only crowd packed The Triple Door Theatre in downtown Seattle for "Another Special Very Special Evening With Tom and Curley," KIRO's 9a-Noon hosts.

Jamie Dupree Documentary A Smashing Success

Washington correspondent Jamie Dupree lost his voice in 2016 due to a rare neurological condition with no cure to date. Now, a new documentary, Voice of Reason tells his story, from diagnosis to comeback.

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Nielsen, Neuroscience, & Commercials

The Nielsen Audio Podcast looks at using neuroscience to make better radio. In two new episodes titled "Your Brain on Audio,” the podcast welcomes communications professor Dr. Rob Potter from Indiana University.

Country Star Launches Diabetes Podcast

Country music star Eric Paslay's show will feature people with diabetes from across the country. Paslay has Type 1 diabetes so he understands the challenges in managing the chronic auto-immune disease.

iHeartRadio Loaded With Podcasts

On Monday iHeartRadio announced that its database of podcasts has gone over the 250,000 mark. The iHeartRadio podcast listening library includes partnerships with Will Ferrell, Joe Rogan, Anna Farris, Dax Shepherd, Chelsea Handler and others.

iHeart Recruits Chin For Senior Financial Role

Media industry veteran Kareem Chin has been named Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations for iHeartMedia. He will be based in New York and report to President, COO & CFO Rich Bressler.

Ralston Moving Up In Boston

Adam Ralston has been named VP of Marketing for iHeartMedia Boston. Ralston is a Boston radio marketing veteran with more than a decade of experience. A majority of his 17-plus-year career has been spent in Boston.

Legacy Inductees Named To Georgia HOF

The Georgia Radio Hall of Fame has announced the Legacy (no longer living) honorees and inductees for 2019, made up of four outstanding Atlanta broadcasters.

Canadian Study Now Available

Infinite Dial Canada 2019, which was presented at Canadian Music Week, is now available for download. Edison's Tom Webster and Triton's Stephanie Donovan presented the findings to attendees at the Radio Summit portion of Canadian Music Week in Toronto.

A Hallmark Moment For SiriusXM

Hallmark Channel Radio, voiced by Candace Cameron Bure and Lacey Chabert, returns on May 31 in conjunction with Hallmark Channel's annual “June Weddings” programming event.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

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