What Did Bob Pittman and David Field Say Yesterday?

iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman and Entercom CEO David Field believe data will move the revenue needle higher for radio. 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 (who are pictured here) 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 Radioink.com.

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…

It’s On To The White House

Last night The House passed the modified version of the Music Modernization Act, it received from the Senate, after that body approved the Act last week. All that’s left for it to become law is a presidential signature.

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.   

Alpha Media Pops Off

The first ever Alpha Media Programming Pop-Up popped off last night in Portland, Oregon with a rooftop cocktail party at The Porter Hotel's Xport Bar & Lounge. Fifty of Alpha’s Content Directors from around the country were joined by Mike Posner and Ocean Park Standoff. What is Alpha’s Programming Pop-Up?

It’s Time For A Media Innovation Hackathon

Here's something cool and innovative from Beasley Media. The company is collaborating with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to offer students the opportunity to innovate in the media space through a semester-long hackathon: the Media Innovation Hackathon.

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

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Sportsnet Adds Slew of New Podcasts

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 RadioInk.com, 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

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