A New Weapon For Salespeople

Advertisers want to know that the advertising money they spend is working. That's always been a challenge for radio salespeople. Relationships are important of course. To be able to add solid data to that strong relationship is critical.

Election 2020, Hispanic Radio View

Day one of Radio Ink Hispanic Radio LIVE includes a timely discussion of What's at Stake for Hispanics and Hispanic Radio in the upcoming election. The discussion is part of a full day October 1 for the virtual, month long essential broadcast event.

Allegations of Racism Force Out GM

Tim Eby is no longer the GM at St. Louis Public Radio. He was fired Thursday over allegations of a “legacy of structural racism” at the station. Former NPR Board Vice Chair Tom Livingston has taken over as interim GM.

(SPONSORED) Uplift Your Broadcast Advertising

The Veritone Uplift Study shared best practices that help generate maximum lift in broadcast advertising. The 15-month study analyzed 250 campaigns aired on nearly 100 stations with the goal of identifying what works and what doesn't. Access the study.

Podcast Radio?

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple purchased a startup company called Scout FM which makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations. Apple is in a podcast battle with Spotify and other apps trying to dominate the podcast listening landscape.

This Album Was Released 40 Years Ago

Benztown will present Blizzard of Ozz 40th Anniversary Special, a celebration of Ozzy Osbourne’s debut album produced for Rock/Classic Rock stations to air on Halloween weekend. KLOS-FM PD Keith Cunningham produced the show. Matt Pinfield hosts.

Biden Targeting Hispanics in Florida

Thanks to Michael Bloomberg's money Democrats are spending $6 million in the Sunshine State to criticize President Trump. $2 million will be spent on radio, $4 million on TV.

Radio’s 30 And Under Superstars

We're taking nominations for Radio Ink's 2nd annual 30 And Under Superstars list. It's a myth that young men and women looking for a rewarding career have no interest in radio. We received an overwhelming response when we debuted this list in 2019. If there's someone in your company 30 or under, taking the radio industry by storm, send all the details to [email protected]

Alpha Pulls In $52K For Law Enforcement Families

Alpha Media in North Dallas raised $52,000 from the 4th Annual Wheeler & Castellanos Back the Badge Memorial Golf Tournament. The money goes to the Texoma Back the Badge Foundation.

Small & Rural Public Stations Anchor America

(By Mike Savage) The business model for public radio is under pressure. A drop in sponsor revenue has led to layoffs and furloughs at public radio stations across the country. Small and rural stations operate on the thinnest of margins in the best of times.

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Nashville Sports Fans Get A New Voice

The former morning co-host of WPRT (102.5 The Game, Nashville), Branden Gall, has set up a new podcast network for Nashville sports fans. Taking its name from the interstate loop around Nashville, 440 Sports, has launched with four podcasts.

What Covid Changed

The latest edition of the NAB Compelling Conversations podcast series looks at how stations have had to change to deal with the pandemic. Julie Koehn is the GM of WLEN-FM in Adrian, MI. She discusses the changes she had to make.

iHeart Launches Hillary Podcast

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton is an interview style show hosted by the former Secretary of State and First Lady. The 26-part series premieres September 29. TRAILER

Samuelson Sets Retirement From WGN

Legendary agribusiness broadcaster Orion Samuelson will retire on December 31. The farewell will come shortly after he celebrates his 60th anniversary at the station.

CEO Stepping Down

American Public Media Group CEO Jon McTaggart was expected to slowly transition out of his position after being with APMG since 1983. That plan has been accelerated following a series of issues at the company regarding diversity and transparency.

Russell Leaving JAZZ-FM Toronto

After only 18 months, VP and Managing Director for JAZZ-FM in Toronto Lorie Russell (pictured) is leaving in December. The station is searching for a new GM. Russell has held the position since March 1, 2019.

More NFL For SiriusXM

The National Football League and SiriusXM have expanded their satellite broadcasting agreement. SiriusXM Premier Streaming subscribers will now be able to listen to the official radio broadcast for each NFL team.

Kevin Hart/SiriusXM Expand Partnership

SiriusXM has extended its collaboration with superstar Kevin Hart and his Laugh Out Loud brand. Hart will host new regular and live programs including radio shows, podcasts and on demand video.

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