Why May 9th Is A Big Day

In his latest blog post, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, following up on his NAB Las Vegas speech, announced that on May 9th the agency will be doing more to help AM Broadcasters survive.

Candidate Booker Hires Radio Identity

South Carolina radio vet Rhonda Rawlings has joined the campaign staff of Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker, according to The State. Rawlings is well known in the Greenville area.

Steelers Staying Home

iHeartMedia Pittsburgh has extended its agreement with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL, through the 2023 season. The Steelers Radio Network originates from WDVE-102.5 FM and WBGG-970 AM & 106.3 FM.

How To Get An Unfair Share of Government Ad Revenue

(By Harmony Tenney) Radio is specially-suited for meeting local government departmental objectives. Thankfully, these departments are given annual budgets, MUST use all dollars assigned to them, and face LOSS of those dollars the next fiscal year if they are NOT spent.

Talks Begin Thursday In Philadelphia

According to a statement put out by SAG-AFTRA, bargaining between the union and Entercom begins Thursday at KYW-AM in Philadelphia. Thursday’s talks are being overseen by a federal mediator.

Engage Your Clients’ Consumers

(By James Bahm) When creating advertising solutions for your clients, it's essential to keep your clients' customers in mind because everything in the creative must be from the target consumer's perspective. Here are three things to keep in mind...

Podcasting For Radio Dummies Returns Tomorrow

Season 2 kicks off Friday at 9 a.m. Our goal with the show is to pick the brains of as many podcasting experts as we can, to help you develop a winning podcasting strategy. Our first guest will be Tom Webster from Edison Research. Check out Season 1 HERE.

The Top Podcast Advertisers In March Were…

The folks at Magellan identified 1,197 brands or products that advertised on the top 2,000 podcasts (in Apple) during the month of March. Here are the top 15...

KOA To Remember Columbine 20 Years On

KOA NewsRadio in Denver will broadcast a special one-hour program, “Columbine 20 Years Later: The Healing Continues,” hosted by KOA NewsRadio Managing Editor Jerry Bell and KOA News Director Kathy Walker to mark the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

Who Are The Best Program Directors In America?

It's time for you to make your nomination for Radio Ink's Best Program Directors in America list. In 2018, Jim Ryan (WCBS/WNEW), John Ivey (iHeart CHR President), Chris Conley (WLTW), Mark Chernoff (WFAN), and Thea Mitchem (WWPR) were some of the great programmers near the top of our list. Will we see new names in the mix this year? Make your nomination HERE.

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Take A Ride Home

Ride Home Media, the daily news podcast company, has launched Primary Ride Home, a new daily podcast covering the developments in the 2020 U.S. presidential primary elections.

Wondery, UMG To Develop Podcasts Together

Universal Music Group and Wondery have signed an agreement to develop premium original podcasts that will draw on UMG’s deep music catalog as well as its hefty roster of artists and labels.

Podcast To Feature A-Listers

The Kanye West-founded music label G.O.O.D. Music’s Head of A&R, Ricky Anderson, and social activist and music executive Mir Harris, co-host the new weekly podcast, Off Beat, produced in partnership with The Direct Message Network and PodcastOne.

Rasberry Wins Airblazer Award

Kellie Rasberry, longtime co-host of The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show, is this year's winner of the award, presented by the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group.

Former CBS Radio Exec Lands In Nashville

Nashville Public Radio has named former CBS Radio executive Steve Swenson as its new President and CEO. Swenson succeeds Rob Gordon who announced his retirement after 24 years as CEO.

Cage Gets A Sweet Promotion

After all his hard work in Little Rock, iHeartMedia is promoting Jeff Cage to Region Senior VP of Programming for St. Louis. Cage spent 15 years in Little Rock working for iHeart.

Cher Channel Is Something Special

One of the legends of American popular music is getting her own SiriusXM channel, for a limited run. The Cher Channel will launch Wednesday, April 17 to coincide with the release of the original cast album from Broadway’s The Cher Show.

Netflix Goes For Laughs With SiriusXM Comedy Station

The Wrap reports that Netflix is launching a radio station on SiriusXM that will repurpose much of their vast supply of comedy for a new audience in an audio format. The station will be called Netflix Is A Joke Radio and feature highlights from many of Netflix’s original stand-up specials.

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