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Current Vice President of Podcaster Relations for Voxnest and Spreaker Rob Greenlee (left) joined us Friday to talk about his many years in podcasing, including his original $20,000 home studio, his time with Podcast One and his thoughts on radio jumping into the podcasting pool in 2018. Greenlee is a podcasting Hall-of-Famer and considered to be one of the best minds in the podcasting space.

SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora

This morning Sirius XM and Pandora today announced an agreement under which SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.5 billion.

Grabbing Revenue From Your Local Government

Ray Carroll is an AE for Cumulus in Houston. Ray is also a 2018 Radio Ink Radio Wayne finalist and he'll be hearing his name announced with just a few others at the Radio Show this week in Orlando. Ray told us about one success he's been having with the City of Houston that continues to grow every year. (Our weekly Advertiser Success Stories are sponsored by Sun & Fun Media)

How To Maximize Advertising Reach

(By Bob McCurdy) I had a conversation with an extremely large national advertiser last week about the best way to maximize radio’s reach. He got me thinking. So what is the best way to schedule radio commercials to quickly generate the greatest reach? Let’s dig down.
Spike Santee - Radio

Go Get Your Market Share Back!

(By Spike Santee) The Magna Report indicates the advertising pie in America is growing faster than expected while radio’s slice of the advertising pie continues to shrink, falling 4.7% this year and expected to lose another 4.7% next year. With a little extra effort, we can fix that!

Try These Five Improvisation Games

(By Jeff McHugh) There are not many scripts for a drive-time entertainment radio show or podcast. Usually, one person leads and a partner or partners react to move the conversation forward, much like improvisational theatre. I recommend improvisation classes to build on your reacting skills. But until you find a group and get signed up, here are some games to play off-air with your team.

EMF Enters Panama City

Kalil & Company announced the latest purchase for Educational Media Foundation. WPFM-FM (107.) in Panama City is being sold to EMF by Powell Broadcasting. The Powell Group owns stations in Panama City and Sioux City, Iowa. How much EMF is paying for its latest signal was not announced.

AnalyticOwl Launches NumericOwl

Broadcast attribution platform AnalyticOwl has launched NumericOwl, a predictive attribution benchmark tool. It's hopeful this new tool will help advertisers and media companies predict response levels to commercials.

Meet One Of Radio’s Best National Sales Managers

At the Radio Show in Orlando next week, Matt Cowper's name will be announced following the Advertiser Breakfast, Thursday morning. Matt is a Radio Ink Radio Wayne finalist in the Stu Olds National Sales Manager category. The Beasley Media VP, based in Philadelphia, oversees Tampa, Vegas, Fort Myers, North Jersey, Boston, Fayetteville, Charlotte, Augusta, Detroit, and Boca.
Ron Robinson - Radio

A Radio Communication Combo

(By Ronald Robinson) In the past week I've "been to the coalface," so to speak, and gently debated some of the issues I've discussed in this blog with someone who has the hands-on experience to make a strong case for whatever his views are. Here is a portion of the discussion I have been enjoying with a former station owner.

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Savage Trying Something New

2019 will see Michael Savage launch a one-hour version of The Savage Nation radio show and a new original podcast. The Savage Nation podcast will also be available for radio broadcast.

SNL Podcast Should Lasso The Listeners

James Andrew Miller, in partnership with Cadence13, has released a new chapter of his popularly acclaimed Origins podcast titled, “Origins Chapter 4: Saturday Night Live: Behind the Scenes of Season 44.”

Discussing Lincoln’s Leadership

Beasley Media Group Vice President of Programming Buzz Knight, who has his own blog on, speaks with Award-Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin on the key messages in her new book, entitled Leadership in Turbulent Times.

Ben Shapiro Adding Hours

Shapiro is launching a nationally syndicated two-hour live radio show. The first live episode of The Ben Shapiro Show will air in January 2019. Earlier this year the podcast became a dedicated radio show in 60 markets.

Bob & Tom Live From The Radio Show

The nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show will be broadcast live from the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando on Wednesday, September 26 through Friday, September 28.

WHTY-FM Columbus, GA Debuts DeDe Today

iHeartMedia's Columbus/Albany Senior VP of Programming B Paiz said, “Columbus get ready!! The Queen is coming!! We are so excited to have DeDe in the Morning on Hot 100. She has great familiarity in the market and her show is perfect for us."

Radio’s “Shout Out” Has Been Reinvented

Slacker Radio debuted Shoudout, a new content monetization and social platform, on Slacker's Pop Remix channel. Slacker says Shoudout was inspired by the old radio "shout outs."

SoCast Has A New Product For Radio

Digital solutions provider SoCast has launched a new digital ad platform called SoCast Ads. The new product was created to help local sellers use data from their station’s website, app, and social media pages along with other digital products.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

September 17, 2018

Cover Q&A: Mary Berner

The 2018 Radio Wayne Finalists