(By Deborah Parenti) The raging California fires remind us that we are living in a time of extreme weather and record-breaking natural disasters -- and broadcasters are always there on the scene, risking life and limb.
A check of the Media Monitors report for last week’s leading radio advertisers shows that the big-box home improvement giant didn’t let GEICO back to the top of the chart. In fact, the gap was quite pronounced.
Jay Soderberg -- host of Next Fan Up -- was our guest on the podcast Friday. Jay started out at ESPN where he had a lot to do with launching their podcast strategy, which, by the way, is hugely successful today. And, of course, he's extremely knowledgeable on all things podcasting having been in the space for so many years.
Radio Ink conducted an interview with veteran auto dealer JT Gandolfo to pick his brain on how and why he advertises with radio so consistently, so you can take this success story to clients and prospects and push the power of radio. (Our weekly Advertiser Success Stories are sponsored by Sun & Fun Media)
(By Barry Cohen) While the consumer has more platforms than ever to choose from, the abundance of media channels has only minimally resulted in a dilution of each medium’s audience shares.
(By Bob McCurdy) Getting through to the decision-maker is simply everything. The challenge is that these individuals are sometimes difficult to identify and, once identified, are difficult to pin down.
(Jeff McHugh) Every on-air talent and every manager has a personal vision for their programming. But when you learn that your audience has a totally different preference, what will you compromise?
(Jon Quick for Radio Ink) In a newly released memoir, Permanently Suspended: The Rise and Fall... and Rise Again of Radio's Most Notorious Shock Jock, Anthony Cumia tells all about his storied and tumultuous radio career.
Popular Hip-Hop/R&B morning show The Breakfast Club raised over $200,000 to benefit PROJECT 375 — an organization whose mission is to raise awareness of mental health, ending the stigma, and raising funds for treatment — with their second annual #Change4Change radiothon.
As part of its bankruptcy proceeding, iHeartmedia filed a monthly operating report which showed the company revenue was $329.5 million for September. In August revenue was $299.4 million and in July it was $281.1 million.
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The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, New York’s all-Classical music station, announce Aria Code, a new 10-episode podcast series that pulls the curtain back on some of opera’s most legendary arias.
PodcastOne has added four new podcasts hosted by high-profile personalities. The programs are Chad’s World – new episodes every Thursday; Zane’s World – new episodes every Wednesday; Selfie Made – new episodes every Wednesday; and, Just Between Us – new episodes every Tuesday, beginning November 27.
ESPN Radio is airing a special presentation of three memorable editions of ESPN Audio’s 30 for 30 podcasts on Thanksgiving Day, starting at 1 p.m.
The Madison Square Garden Company has named Ami Patel VP of artist relations & VIP services for the Forum in Inglewood. Patel will oversee all ticketing, and on-site VIP and celebrity management for the arena. Prior to joining MSG, Patel was director of national entertainment for iHeartMedia.
Matt Siegel, host of Kiss 108’s Matty In The Morning, has received the Broadcaster of the Year award at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Sound Bites event, November 18, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, MA.
The Kuhner Report is returning to morning drive on WRKO-AM 680 in Boston, beginning November 26, weekday mornings from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. In addition, the debut of the new V.B. in the Middle with host Doug “V.B.” Goudie will air weekday afternoons from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., also beginning November 26.
iHeartMedia announced on Monday its purchasing the technology company Jelli. Jelli powers iHeart's SoundPoint programmatic platform and has been involved in the programmatic space from the very early days.
Marketwatch has a length piece on how the two streaming pure-plays are hoping their podcasting strategy will help them tap into more revenue. Both companies say they are well-positioned to help consumers with one of podcasting's biggest challenges...
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