How To Bridge The Gap Between Sales And Programming

(By Jon Quick) Whether it’s an advertiser remote or the content of the 12, 14, or 18 units an hour, there must be synergy between programming and sales to optimize the commercial parts of the station sound. If you’re a programmer who believes that there should still be a wall between programming and sales, think again.

WMMR – Still Rockin After 50 Years

Not many stations are left that can say they've carried the same format for 5 decades. Beasley's WMMR in Philadelphia will celebrate 50 years Sunday, April 29th. The station will begin celebrating its 50th birthday Monday as legendary host Pierre Robert, who's been with the station for 37 years, hosts daily 90 minute features focusing on the 5 decades of music and Philadelphia events.

Longtime Patriots Radio Voice Dies

Gill Santos passed away last week, on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary. Santos started working Patriots' games for WBZ in Boston in 1966 as an analyst. He took over play-by-play duties in 1971. Santos called 743 games in 36 seasons.

CBS Sunday Morning Coming To Radio

CBS Sunday Morning will be available to CBS News Radio listeners beginning April 22. Every Sunday, CBS Sunday Morning will be delivered to CBS News Radio affiliates for a 9:00 a.m. ET broadcast, though stations have the flexibility of offering it to their listeners throughout the day.

NABEF Announces Celebration Of Service Award Winners

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be honored at the Celebration of Service to America dinner, held Tuesday, June 12 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.

Iowa Stations Could Go Dark

According to Tri- States Public Radio Riverfront Broadcasting's two southeast Iowa stations KOKX-AM and WCEZ-FM could go off the air soon. Carolyn Becker purchased the stations in 2016. She says the stations will go dark unless new owners are found.

Who’s REALLY #1 In Boston Morning Drive?

Both WBZ's Toucher and Rich and WEEI's Kirk and Callahan claim they are number one in the men 25-54 demo. Boston.com's Chad Finn digs dip into the Nielsen dilemma in the city with two highly successful and entertaining sports morning shows, four very successful pro sports teams, and legions of fans to both.

YOUR DEADLINE IS TODAY!

Time is running out to cast your vote for one of our biggest lists of the year. Radio Ink's Most Influential Women in Radio list will appear in the June 18 issue of Radio Ink Magazine. If you would like to make a nomination CLICK HERE. YOUR DEADLINE IS TODAY!

ASCAP Hits $1 Billion For The First Time

ASCAP announced Thursday it had collected record-high revenues in 2017. Last year ASCAP collected $1.144 billion in revenue -- and for the first time ever ASCAP distributed $1 billion to songwriters, composers, and music publishers. Revenue was up 8 percent and distributions were up 10 percent over 2016.

Five More Show Love For Radio

The NAB says four members of the House and one Senator have added their support for the Local Radio Freedom Act, which is a resolution opposing "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge" on radio stations. Here are the new names from DC. that are showing their love for radio.

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ASCAP Recruits Lehman For Key Senior Roles

ASCAP has named Nick Lehman Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, reporting directly to ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews. Lehman most recently worked as Chief Strategy Officer for TEGNA.

Daily Jumps From iHeart to Beasley

Beasley Media Group has hired Travis Daily as Tampa Operations Manager and PD of WQYK 99.5FM. Daily spent the past 17 years at iHeartMedia, where he most recently served as Senior VP of Programming in Tampa and Sarasota.

Monticello Media Declares New General Manager

George Reed, owner on Monticello Media, has announced the appointment of Ralph Salierno to VP/GM of their Charlottesville, VA, stations (WCHV, WYCK, WHTE, WKAV & WZGN).

iHeart Creates A New Data Position

Justin Nesci has been named iHeartMedi's Executive VP of Advanced Audio and Data Revenue. Nesci will be responsible for developing data-driven audio strategies across iHeartMedia’s platforms. He will help steer SmartAudio, iHeart's cloud-based audio planning and buying platform.

Atlanta Radio Welcomes Back Lyndsey Marie

Lyndsey Marie returns to Atlanta as on-air host, middays, for Rock 100.5/WNNX-FM. Lyndsey, who moved from Atlanta to Chicago in 2014 to host middays on former Cumulus Classic Rock station WLUP-FM, has hosted Rock 100.5 middays remotely since that time.

A Podcast For All Weather Geeks

The Weather Channel TV Network is launching their first podcast, called Weather Geeks, debuting Tuesday, April 24. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a professor and former president of the American Meteorological Society.
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Beasley’s Buzz Knight Launches Podcast

Beasley Media Group's VP of Programming Buzz Knight is hosting a new monthly podcast called Healthy Paranoia. The podcast will focus on new innovation, new methods, new strategies, and new thinking.

SiriusXM, Nissan Extend Deal, Boost Benefits To Car Buyers

SiriusXM has extended its agreement with Nissan North America for five more years and through the 2023 model year. Nissan and Infiniti customers will continue to get a three-month introductory SiriusXM All Access subscription – SiriusXM's most expansive programming package.

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