Radio Ink's very popular Most Influential Women in Radio issue is now available. This massively thick issue not only includes 30 pages of success secrets from radio's most successful women, it also features Entravision's Angie Balderas on the cover. Our 2018 MIW list will only be published in our print and digital issue; it will not be posted online. If you’re in management, sales, or any leadership position, and you don't subscribe to Radio Ink, that's a big mistake -- if you’re interested in advancing your career, increasing your closing sales average, or growing your revenue, that is. Subscribe today!
Cumulus Media's SVP of Development and Strategy Collin Jones did a wide ranging interview with Rodney Ho from The Atlanta Journal Constitution this week, covering everything from emerging from bankruptcy to whether or not Cumulus stations will be coming off the iHeartRadio music app. Here are the highlights from that interview.
Scott Lilly has owned an advertising agency for the past 14 years, the last three years with a company called Hatch130 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He's worked with big brands such as the NBA, the NFL, Steward Health Care, The University of Bridgeport and smaller businesses as well. Our thanks to Connoisseur Media's Kristin Okesson for introducing us to Lilly who we've interviewed as part of our ongoing series about the relationship radio has was advertising agencies.
These are the best of the best when it comes to broadcast journalism, and there were more than 4,400 entries submitted for 16 categories. Hubbard's WTOP-FM in Washington DC, and New Hampshire Public Radio repeat their 2017 wins for Overall Excellence in large market radio and small market radio, respectively.
The Radio Ink Radio Wayne Awards recognize those hard-working people out on the street making the radio industry run like a well-oiled machine every day. Make your nomination for the 2018 Radio Ink Radio Wayne Awards HERE. The awards will be presented at the Radio Show in Orlando.
The Phoenix Suns are the first NBA franchise to partner with Skyview Networks for its SkyCap system at Talking Stick Resort Arena. With SkyCap, the Suns can provide marketing partners the ability to review the full impact of their partnership, proving contract fulfillment and the effectiveness of in-arena promotion.
Artificial intelligence is no longer a buzzword. It's reality. AI has now made its way into broadcast radio -- from the studio to the traffic department. From sales enablement, airchecks, and sponsorship optimization to everything in between. For Program and News Directors, AI is being leveraged for content curation, news gathering, fact checking, show prep, and even talent coaching. REGISTER HERE
Chaz and AJ, the morning team at 99.1 (WPLM-FM/Plymouth, MA), hosted their annual Veterans Gala at Fantasia Banquet Facility and were able to raise $18,000 for the Connecticut-based Homes for the Brave.
Westwood One News was honored with five awards from the New York International Radio Festival, Monday night, including a Gold Medal Award for its Pain & Pride: Remembering Vietnam – 50 Years Later news retrospective, which aired during Veterans Day weekend November, 2017.
Who will be Radio's 40 Most Powerful People? Will iHeartMedia's Bob Pittman still be number one? Who are radio's new power players? Find out July 23 in Radio Ink's biggest issue of the year. 2018 will be the 23rd year for our power list and the only way you'll be able to see who made the list is by being a subscriber to Radio Ink Magazine. This list will not be posted online. SUBSCRIBE HERE.
He's been the Senior Vice President of Programming at Radio One since 2007. Last night Stevens confirmed he's leaving the company at the end of July. He told Radio Ink he'll be taking a break.
Bo Brown is the new Market Manager for Cumulus' Beaumont, TX, cluster. Brown will manage KAYD-FM (NASH); KIKR-AM and KBED-AM (Sports); KQXY-FM (Q94); and KTCX-FM (Magic 102.5). It's a return to Beaumont for Brown, who started his radio career in 1992 as an AE for Petracom Broadcasting and was D.O.S. for Cumulus from 1997 to 1999.
WQDR-FM/Raleigh, NC, Account Executive Catherine Bond has won the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Sales Superstar of the Year award for 2018. She received the award at the annual station awards luncheon held in Durham on Thursday, June 14.
Former Chicago Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk (pictured left with Dave Kaplan) is joining ESPN1000 Chicago starting this week. Olczyk will co-host twice a week, Mondays and Fridays, alongside David Kaplan from 9 a.m. to noon.
Big Jim O’Brien has signed a new multi-year deal to continue hosting Big Jim’s House, mornings on Detroit Classic Rocker 94.7 WCSX-FM. O’Brien has been with the station since 2002.
Matty Staudt is joining the iHeartRadio podcast team as Vice President of Podcast Programming. Staudt moves over to iHeartRadio from his role as Digital PD for iHeart in San Francisco, where he launched more than 30 original podcasts and developed a local branded podcast strategy.
A new podcast from Wondery, Inside Jaws, delivers groundbreaking details on Hollywood’s most iconic director and the movie Jaws – real-life victims, Steven Spielberg’s crippling trauma, stuntmen evading death, and an unsolved murder.
Amazon’s new Alexa for Hospitality is now available for hotel owners and iHeartRadio is the default music selection. Guests can just say, “Alexa, play music,” and the Echo devices will automatically launch iHeartRadio.