Furloughs, Layoffs, CEO Pay Cuts Hit Radio

(By Ed Ryan) COVID-19 has now infected 785,000 people globally, claiming 37,686 lives. In the United States 3,000 people have died, 900 of them in New York. CNBC is reporting that the unemployment rate in the United States could top 30%. Commerce has come to a screeching halt, every industry is being impacted. Radio is no different.

Brand Impossible Campaign Launches

Digital agency Vista14 and Sun Broadcast Group announced the launch of the Brand Impossible Campaign. The goal is to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. The two companies are committing up to $200,000 to support business owners with a marketing makeover.

BIA Wants To Help Sellers

The Covid-19 pandemic will have a major effect on the local advertising landscape. BIA and SalesFuel are hosting a webinar for salespeople to discuss...

It’s All About Creating Great Ideas

The latest episode of Gordon Borrell and Corey Elliott's episode features Borrell Associates President Jim Brown. Episode #18 focuses on ideas. LISTEN

RAB Adds Another Webinar To Series

The RAB has added an additional webinar to its Business Unusual webinar series. Solution Selling Promotions - Even In Crisis featuring Second Street will be April 6th (11:00 a.m.- 12 p.m. C.S.T). The webinar will feature Second Street’s Ruth Presslaff, Liz Huff and Julie Foley.

VOA Moves Hundreds of its Journalists Home             

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to spread, Voice of America has moved its entire global newsroom remotely into the homes of hundreds of its journalists around the world in order to continue coverage of this worlwide crisis.

Radio Ink Coronavirus Ep. #11 – Dave Beck

MBC Grand Junction Broadcasting in Colorado has 11 stations. Dave Beck has some great advice for managers all across the country. We really want you to stay tuned to the end. His final answer is awesome. LISTEN

SBS Reports Strong Q4 Results

How about a little good news for the radio industry? Excluding political revenue, Spanish Broadcasting System reported net revenue growth of 24% for the 4th quarter of 2019.

Concert Raises Nearly $8 Million

The iHeartMedia/FOX concert this past Sunday, “Living Room Concert for America”, raised nearly $8 million for coronavirus relief. 8.7 million people tuned in to watch the concert while many others listened on iHeart radio stations.

Fundraising Telethon To Be Held Friday

Austin Radio Network - KOKE-FM (98.5/99.3-FM, The HORN (KTXX 104.9/101.9-FM/AM-1260) and 105.3 The BAT (KTXX-HD4) are joining with more than a dozen media outlets in Austin to host an all-day digital telethon Friday.

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iHeart Launches Podcast With Scrubs Friends

Scrubs co-stars Zach Braff and Donald Faison are teaming up with iHeartRadio to launch Fake Doctors, Real Friends with Zach + Donald.

NEW: Tape Club

Tape Club is claiming to be the "essential guide" to the podcast industry. Listen HERE to decide if that's true. The show is hosted by Pod People CEO Rachael King and UK producer Pete Naughton. 

Federated Media Launches Podcast Division

The company that owns 12 radio stations in Fort Wayne and South Bend Indiana is launching a podcast division which includes a podcast network and podcast production and marketing services.

New Host For WGN Business Show

WGN Radio AM 720 has announced a new host for the lunch hour business news program. Starting April 6, midday host John Williams takes over the Wintrust Business Lunch program.

Univision Miami Launches New Talk Shows

A couple of South Florida personalities are joining WQBA 1140 AM for two new shows. Jose Alfonson Almora, Journalist and Radio Host along with Father Alberto Cutie, Radio and TV Host, went on the air March 31.

Wells Joins Talk Media Network

Ark Midnight with John B. Wells is now part of the Talk Media Network family. The former Coast to Coast AM host discusses news, politics, unexplained mysteries and paranormal, science, religion, health, music and pop culture.

New From SiriusXM: She’s So Funny

Launching today from SiriusXM is She's So Funny, a full-time comedy channel showcasing female comedic talent, from newcomers to superstars.

Entercom Opens Content Vault

Entercom is launching a new 24/7 channel on RADIO.COM, March 24. The channel will stream and broadcast live events and never-before-seen archived performances.

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