Join Us Thursday For an Executive Roundtable

Coming up Thursday in the closing session of Hispanic LIVE, NAB's CEO Gordon Smith sits down with three of Hispanic radio's top executives for a frank and insightful conversation on topics that will chart the course in the years ahead for Hispanic - and all of - radio.

FCC To Consider All Digital AM Today

As part of its mission to save AM radio, today The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would authorize AM stations to transition to all-digital voluntarily. The Commission is also looking at adopting technical specs for those stations. The meeting is at 10:30. Watch Live.

Entercom, SiriusXM Help To Fight Hunger

It's all part of WhyHunger’s 35th Hungerthon drive. WhyHunger’s fundraising campaign launched Monday and runs through the holiday season. Here are the events the two audio companies are partnering on to help the organization.

CRS Goes Virtual in 2021

The Country Radio Seminar in 2020 was one of the last live conferences held before COVID-19 shut large meetings down. There was hope it might also be the first one back, but it is not to be just yet. Country Radio Seminar 2021: The Virtual Experience, is set for February 16 -19 2021.

Flipping to Christmas Music Soon? Here’s What to Play

P1 Media Group and MRC Entertainment tested the appeal of the 40 most-played and 40 most-streamed Christmas songs from the 2019 Holiday Season, according to BDSradio.

United Health Care, GEICO Swap Places

For airing 58,937 commercials on radio stations across America, United Health Care was radio's number one national advertiser last week, according to Media Monitors. GEICO (47,448) was pushed down to number two.

Digital Seller Series From Marketron

Marketron has launched the Digital Seller Series. The eight-week series of educational emails is designed to empower radio sales professionals with proven digital advertising tactics.

Creative Writing and Production

(By Mike McVay) There is no better Commercial Message on your radio station than the Promotional Message for your station. Promos that image the station, promote contests, events, and your product, need to be well written and well produced.

Get In The Companionship Business

(By Jeff McHugh) Personalities will be even more crucial to the success of AM/FM and podcasting in the future because of an increasing trend: social isolation.


Thanks to Susan Owensby for sharing her Blast From The Past from 1981. She was a host at KMFA- FM in Austin, which, at that time was the only non-commercial 100% listener-supported classical radio station in the country.

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Bob Barry Marks Milestone

Bob Barry is marking more than one year’s worth of episodes. Bob Barry's Unearthed Interviews podcast highlights his historic interviews with musicians and celebrities.

Charlamagne/Hart Cut Deal With Audible

A multi-year, multi-project development, production, and audio licensing deal has been singed with radio star Charlamagne Tha God and comedian Kevin Hart. The slate of episodic long-form Audible Originals will feature fiction and non-fiction scripted series from both performers.

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The podcasting industry is sizzling hot. To get the very latest podcasting news and new show releases subscribe to the FREE daily Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE .

iHM Adds Jubal In San Antonio

The Jubal Showhas been added to mornings 96.1 Now (KXXM-FM) in San Antonio. The show from the iHeartMedia stable will air 9 AM - 12N weekdays.

Worley Leaves Entercom Miami

RAMP is reporting that Keriann Worley has resigned from her position as Market Manager for Entercom’s South Florida cluster. Worley was promoted from D.O.S. to Market Manager in 2017 after the CBS merger. Orlando Market Manager Claudia Menegus fills in until a new manager is hired.

Ron Britain Dies Days After His Wife

The 50-year broadcaster spent most of career in Chicago. In all, Britain worked in 11 cities and 21 different radio stations. Robert Feder is reporting the 86-year old was inconsolable after losing his wife of 62 years, on October 19, and took his own life. Art Vuolo has a video tribute HERE

iHeart Country Festival Is Virtual

The 2020 iHeartCountry Festival Presented by Capital One will stream and be presented as an on-air radio special on October 23. The 7th Annual event was originally set for May 2 in Austin, TX.

ABC Radio News Ready For Final debate

ABC News is providing special primetime coverage of the final 2020 presidential debate between President Trump and former VP Joe Biden tonight. ABC News Radio will offer 3 hours of live coverage, including a one-hour pre-show, followed by post-debate analysis.

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