Radio Keeps Us Connected

Those are the words of iHeart CEO Bob Pittman in a very positive report on the car radio from CBS TV. Radio Historian Donna Halper is also in the story and says, "When I was sitting in the car listening to those songs, it was the DJ that really spoke to me." The report also checks in with Cousin Brucie, now 83 years old, who's been on radio for over 50 years.

“Out Of Bounds” Is Over And Out

New York State public radio station WSKG is reporting on its website that Out of Bounds, hosted by Tish Pearlman, is going out of production in early June after 14 years due to a lack of funding.

KYMT Has Raiders Covered In Vegas

The NFL’s Oakland Raiders are Vegas bound in 2020. For their last year in Oakland, KYMT-FM/Las Vegas is getting in to cover the Raiders’ 2019 season. Under a new agreement, the station will broadcast pre-season, regular season, and post-season games.

Home Depot Bounces Back

GEICO broke The Home Depot’s long run atop the Media Monitors list of the top 100 radio advertisers last week. But it was just a blip on the radar, apparently.

Listen To Our Latest Episode of Podcasting For Radio Dummies

Longtime radio host Jon Gay was our guest Friday. Jon began his radio career in 2003 as a board op at WPRO-AM in Providence. His radio run included gigs in Burlington, New Orleans, and Detroit until 2018 when he founded JAG in Detroit, a company that creates, produces, edits, and syndicates podcasts for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Stereotyping Can Lose Sales

(By Bob McCurdy) This past week I had a conversation with a General Manager of an Audi dealership, suggesting to him that while his primary target was adults 25-54, he shouldn’t be content reaching only adults 25-54, as that was likely a short- and long-term recipe for declining sales.
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Improving Radio’s Attribution Scores

(By Spike Santee) Advertising attribution is the hot topic of the day. Instead of click-throughs and views, radio advertising can demonstrate attribution where it really counts -- at the cash register.

Spotify Has Created A Measurement Device

In a blog post Friday, Spotify let everyone in on the rumor about its in-car device. Turns out Spotify's "Car Thing" is not something users will be able to buy to listen to their music. It's more like Nielsen's Portable People Meter. It's a measurement device.

Seattle’s Ron & Don Returning As a Podcast

And they plan to spill the beans about their firing during their first show back on May 27. In January, KIRO-FM canceled the show by not renewing the contract for the popular Seattle morning team. The Ron & Don Show was heard on KIRO for 13 years before it was abruptly canceled 11 minutes after the show ended on January 10.

Another College Radio Station Sold

The selling of college radio stations all over the country continues. The latest is WUEV in Evansville, IN. The University of Evansville is selling WUEV to WAY-FM Media.

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Weiss Agency Launches Podcast Division

Radio talent agency The Weiss Agency has launched TWA Podcast Studio and its first show is GHOST MAGNET with Bridget Marquardt. Marquardt is a paranormal investigator.

iHeart CEO Bob Pittman’s Podcast Is Out

As we reported back on May 7, the iHeart CEO is hosting a podcast called Math & Magic. In the first episode, Pittman interviews entrepreneur, investor, and entertainment executive Scooter Braun who, among other things, explains how he got his name. Pittman also shoots a list of speed questions at Braun to start the podcast.

“Circle Round” Lining Up A Packed Summer

Boston's NPR station WBUR has announced that its podcast, Circle Round, will host a special summer pop-up series in partnership with the Grammy-winning Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Industry Awards For Dupree Documentary

Washington correspondent Jamie Dupree lost his voice in 2016 due to a rare neurological condition with no cure to date. Now, a new documentary, Voice of Reason tells his story, from diagnosis to comeback.

New Sports Duo For WZGC

WZGC-FM/Atlanta (92.9 The Game) — the home of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, and Atlanta United — has launched The Midday Show with Andy and Randy featuring co-hosts Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael.

Elliott Makes A Guaranty Move

Guaranty Media in Baton Rouge, LA, has hired Chris Elliott to be its Operations Manager. Elliot has has programmed a range of formats at stations across the country.

Your Connected Car Assistant Is “Automatic”

SiriusXM's Automatic Labs has released its Connected Car Assistant. It is available to drivers nationwide for $99.99 via Automatic.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy and BestBuy.com, Crutchfield.com, and CarToys.com, with more retailers scheduled to join.

Live365 Hooks Up With Alexa

Live365 can now be accessed on Amazon Alexa using the phrase "Play Live365!"

 To begin listening to Live365 on Alexa, the listener first needs to enable the Live365 Alexa Skill in the Alexa Skills Store.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink


May 6, 2019
Cover Story: Seven Mountains Media & CapCity Communications CEO Kristin Cantrell
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Small Market Radio Speaks Out
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Special Feature: WFAN's Gregg Giannotti

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