Can Data Drive Radio’s Revenue

iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman and Entercom CEO David Field seem to think so. Tuesday’s Radio Show opening session featuring the two CEOs was all about data. We heard much of the same from the two CEOs about radio’s effectiveness, about how it’s the least disruptive medium, and how radio is everyone’s companion. So how is data going to take radio to the next level?

Can Podcasting Increase Your Ratings?

Beasley’s Executive Vice President of Programming, Justin Chase, says that’s exactly what’s happening at his company. Chase was on a panel at Kurt Hanson’s RAIN Conference in Orlando. He used WMMR’s Preston & Steve as an example.

Coming Up Friday On Our Podcast

Our guests this Friday on Episode 8 of Podcasting for Radio Dummies will be Emily Prokop from E Podcast Productions and host of The Audacity to Podcast Daniel J. Lewis. We are live every Friday morning at 9 on Spreaker, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and the audio is immediately posted to Apple Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spreaker, and

Do College Kids Listen To Radio?

At the RAIN Conference in Orlando, Tuesday morning, four college students from the University of Central Florida took to the stage for “The Gen Z Panel.” They were asked if they ever listen to the radio. Here’s what they had to say…

Where Is Most Audio Consumption Happening?

We’re guessing you already know the answer to that question, but just in case you don’t, here’s what Edison Research is saying about where consumers listen to all types of audio most of the time.   

iHeart Partners Up To Launch Opioid Action Initiative

iHeartMedia and Fors Marsh Group have announced the launch of the National Opioid Action Coalition, an initiative focused on reducing stigma as a barrier to addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery. NOAC will hold a debut event during the annual New York City Advertising Week on October 3 which will be moderated by Bobby Bones.

Two New Music Series Will Feature Major Stars

ABC Radio, Skyview Networks, and Front and Center Entertainment are introducing two new programs exclusively for the Country and Rock formats: Front and Center Sessions and The Speakeasy Sessions. Both series will feature 12 two-hour programs

Central Valley’s Needy Families Get Big-Time Radio Support

Fresno’s NewsTalk 580/105.9 KMJ recently teamed with local agriculture company Gar Tootelian Inc. to raise money for the Central California Food Bank, and listeners responded magnificently.

Coalitions: Looser Ownership Rules Would Be “Disastrous”

In a filing related to the FCC's Communications Marketplace report and the Commission's upcoming quadrennial review of the local ownership rules, the MusicFirst Coalition and the Future of Music Coalition claim that large AM/FM clusters "already have substantial competitive advantages" in the marketplace, and that if the FCC were to loosen local radio ownership caps, would simply be "disastrous."

Why Bob Pittman Was Right

For years, and as far back as 2011, when Pandora was the shiny new toy for consumers, iHeartmedia CEO Bob Pittman was saying the Internet pure-play company was not a sustainable business model on its own. Pittman said Pandora was more like AOL's Instant Messenger, a feature to be offered by a larger company. Monday morning, Sirius XM announced it was buying Pandora for $3.5 billion. 

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Sportsnet Adds Nine

PodcastOne has partnered with Pro Football Focus and the Underdog Sports Network, as six podcasts join Sportsnet. Partnerships with RealGM and Collider add RealGM Radio Football and Collider Sports. And WWE and Total Divas star Natalie Eva Marie has joined forces with the network in her new, self-titled podcast.

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.

Popular Urban Pair Returning To The Fray

Westwood One is launching a new weekday morning show pairing the popular Urban voices of former Hot 105 FM/Miami personality Rick Party and former Kiss 104.1 FM/Atlanta personality Sasha the Diva.

New Multi-Year Deal For Hess

Bill Hess has signed a multi-year contract extension as Vice President, News/Talk, Cumulus Media and PD, WMAL-AM/FM.

Knight’s Promotion Is All The Buzz

Buzz Knight has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Beasley. Knight joined the company in November of 2016.

iHeart, Jelli, Foursquare Collaborating

The three companies are launching a new attribution product for radio that will offer marketers a combination of iHeartMedia’s reach and Jelli’s programmatic buying capabilities, with the attribution and insights tools from location technology company Foursquare.

USRN, SoCast Pushing Smart Speakers

United Stations Radio Networks and SoCast are teaming up to introduce a service for stations called SMART SPEAKER V.A.L.E.T.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

September 17, 2018

Cover Q&A: Mary Berner

The 2018 Radio Wayne Finalists