Former FCC Commissioner Touts Geo-Targeting

Andrew Barrett was an FCC Commissioner from 1989-1996. Barrett has written an op-ed piece for Chicago Defender touting the importance of geo-targeting stating it's the solution to the continued inequities minority broadcasters face.

How Much Money Are Your Sellers Making?

There have been so many changes to sales teams over the past year due to the pandemic. Many stations have downsized, more companies are using part-time sellers and embracing remote work, and compensation has been all over the place.

Audio Content Runs Amok

(By Buzz Knight) There is excellent news if you're a provider or creator of audio content. Audio is cool and it is not only available on-demand but it is in demand.

Remember When Remotes Actually Worked?

Thanks to Joe Willie Souse for this classic when he was the evening host at Country 1440 WGIG in Brunswick, Ga. This was Joe's very first remote. It was from Kings Colonial Ford on June 19, 1981. Joe gives us all the details...

Time is Running Out

It's time to make your nomination for Radio Ink's 2021 Best Managers in Radio list. Nominees must be current General Managers, Market Managers, or Regional Vice Presidents. Make your nomination HERE.

Wanted: Partners For On-Line Gift Card Auction Events

We’re looking for radio partners to promote hyper-local Community Gift Card Auction events in their local markets. We offer market exclusivity, a fully managed program and a marketing budget with revenue guarantees. See more HERE.

Are You Ready to Make Money Podcasting?

Are you ready to make money podcasting? Radio Ink and The Podcast Business Journal are teaming up to help you maximize the revenue potential from your podcasting strategy. Our keynote interview is The Podfather himself Adam Curry.

Will This Nielsen Change Lead to More Listening?

Nielsen announced that the hardware stations use to encode their signals, which sits in a station's equipment rack, will now be available in equipment stations typically purchase from vendors.

Audacy Morning Team Helping Vets

This is what radio does better than any other medium or platform or fancy digital thing. KRSK-FM Portland morning team Liz & Mike are partnering with Northwest Battle Buddies to raise money for the purchase and training of a service dog for a local veteran in need.

SMG Takes On Cancel Culture

Salem Media Group is partnering with film director Dinesh D’Souza on a new documentary that shines light on attempts by left wing social media giants to silence the views they disagree with on the right.

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Podcasting ad revenue is expected to see huge growth over the next few years. Are you getting your piece of the action? To get the very latest podcasting news, expert interviews and tips on how to make money, subscribe to the Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE .

Michael Kay Talks Ratings Fight With WFAN

On the Richard Deitsch's Sports Media podcast, ESPN New York host Michael Kay talks about his battle to beat former WFAN host Mike Francesa. He said he was so invested in beating Francesa in the ratings. "It made my career that we beat him before he left. That was my goal. It put a smile on my face." The conversation is about 30 minutes in HERE.

Fox News/Apple Launch Subscription Content

Fox News Media’s radio and podcast division is working with Apple Podcasts to launch a new subscription-based content channel. Fox News Podcasts+ will offer exclusive content along with commercial-free episodes of the Fox News Podcasts portfolio.

Big Nat Returns to Richmond Monday

Radio One welcomes back veteran radio personality, BIG Nat to its urban format, WCDX, iPower 921.1/104.1. The Big Nat Show will debut Monday at 7 p.m.

Salazar Takes Mornings in Pittsburgh

Steel City Media’s Hot AC WLTJ (Q92.9)/Pittsburgh has hired Monica Salazar to host mornings. Salazar has over 20 years experience, and comes to Pittsburgh from Radio United in Laredo where she was PD/MD and on-air personality for Top 40 KNEX-FM.

Blue Ridge CEO Retiring

David Feingold, GM and CEO for Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville, N.C., will retire from the station later this year. BPR’s board of directors has begun a search for his successor.

Pandora Launches Seasonal Station

Sounds of Summer Pandora station will feature summertime songs that will take listeners on a sonic roadtrip across the United States. The various modes will feature music and personalities from various cities and regions playing the music and talking about summer time.

Live365 Unwraps New Website

The website, has been completely redesigned and upgraded. The new webspace for internet radio and broadcasting will provide more editorial space for stations and other upgrades.

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June 7, 2021

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