Meet One Of Radio’s Most Influential Women

On June 16, Radio Ink will release the 2018 Most Influential Women in Radio list. We've been publishing the MIW list for over 20 years now. Over the next several weeks we'll be previewing that issue with extended interviews with many of the broadcasters who've made the list. And, of course, Broadcast Education Foundation Executive Director Heather Birks is on our list. 

Can Radio Regain A Valuable Lost Asset?

(By Radio Ink Chairman Eric Rhoads) A couple of decades ago I wrote a story about what the radio industry would look like in 20 or 30 years. We were beginning the process of local marketing agreements, which soon led to companies consolidating and buying up everything in sight.

Want To Increase Sales? Take A Vacation

(By Lisa Thal) Taking time off can not only help you, it can also help your team. Here are three reasons to encourage yourself and your employees to take full advantage of earned time and make it a priority to check “Vacation” off your to-do list.

Baseball Is Very Very Good For Radio

Nielsen says radio listeners love baseball. Nielsen’s PPM ratings for April confirm a seasonal increase in listening to sports radio stations when the major league season gets underway.

Hispanic Radio Podcast: Learning Lessons From Lotus

Lotus Communications is one of the few radio broadcasting companies that owns radio stations with Spanish-language and English-language programming. How is the company capitalizing on this? And, is there one thing that's particularly important when inking that contract with a client? Company President Jim Kalmenson shares all in this latest Hispanic Radio Podcast.


Bruce Mittman and Jim Leven are partners in Community Broadcasters. They met in 1986, when Mittman was visiting a station where Leven was working as the manager. Mittman eventually purchased that station in 1986 and the two have been friends ever since. Their radio careers wound around and back together again.

Coaches Vs. Cancer Raises Cool Million

NCAA basketball coaching came together May 20-22 for the American Cancer Society’s 11th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic. The event raised a total of over $1 million. FOX Sports Radio covered the event.

Tell Us Your Advertiser Success Story

In 2018, has been publishing advertiser success stories every Monday morning. We've found great local advertisers that are using radio to drive customers to their stores and dollars to their cash registers. We want to publicize your greatest advertiser success story of the year. 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT – It’s Time To Kill The AM Band

(By Robert Lee)“Elections have consequences,” and, “Someone moved the goalposts.” In reading the objections by a couple of LPFM advocacy groups about the recent deluge of FM translators-for-AM stations applications, I see two things going on: politics, first; and, second, misguided policy by a government agency, the FCC.

Where Radio Went Wrong With HD

Our good friend and programming consultant Gary Berkowitz recently purchased a new car. In the dashboard of Gary's shiny new GM vehicle was an HD radio. Here's what happened when the salesperson got around to explaining what HD radio was to her new customer. And you can bet this doesn't happen when the salesperson gets around to discussing -- or turning on -- SiriusXM.

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Another Job Lost Over Bad Behavior

Jack Lessenberry was Michigan Radio’s senior political analyst. That is until he resigned this week after being accused of sexual harassment. According to the Michigan Radio website the resignation comes as more and more women accuse Lessenberry of sexual harassment and other questionable behavior. 

Saga Announces Warren Lada Retiring

Chief Operating Officer Warren Lada will retire from Saga Communications at the end of June. CEO Ed Christian said, "Warren has been an integral part of Saga for the past 27 years and we will deeply miss his contributions to Saga and its radio stations across the U.S."

Young Out In Pittsburgh

Entercom has confirmed Michael Young (pictured) is no longer running its Pittsburgh cluster. Entercom picked up four CBS Radio stations when the two companies merged. Young was the Market Manager for CBS Radio and he was retained by Entercom until this week.

Sweet Promotion For Redberg

iHeartMedia Minneapolis has promoted Michelle Redberg to VP of Sales for the nine-station cluster. iHeart Minneapolis also has partnerships with the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, and University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Sports. Redberg joined iHeart in 2016 as a Senior AE and has 14 years of media experience in broadcast and cable television.

Radio Gets Some TV Time

Thanks to CBS News Radio Network GM Craig Swagler for sharing this photo. CBS News Radio hosted ad agencies at the CBS Upfront in New York at the Plaza Hotel recently. (L-R) Gabby Weil Senior Media Buyer/Horizon Media, Brigid Judge Associate Media Buyer National Media Horizon Media, Stephen Colbert Host of CBS' The Late Show, and Swagler.

AdLarge Gets Into Crime

AdLarge Media's digital audio division cabana has expanded its podcast portfolio into the true-crime genre with Crime Junkie, hosted by crime enthusiast Ashley Flowers. Flowers tells stories taken from crimes across the country, including new evidence on unsolved mysteries, current investigations, manhunts and captures.

NextRadio App Hits Mexico

The NextRadio app, which allows users to hear, see, and interact with live, local FM radio, has now been launched for smartphones in Mexico, including an iOS version for iPhone mobile device users.

Former Bankers’ Podcast Will Provide Daily Business Snack

Cadence13 and newsletter MarketSnacks have announced a new podcast series called MarketSnacks Daily. It will provide a daily take on key business stories happening from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, and in between, in a quick, digestible, entertaining format.

Our Print Magazine: Radio Ink

In This Issue: April 21, 2018
Cover Story: Community Broadcasters CEO Jim Leven & COO Bruce Mittman
Independent Operators Speak