What It Takes To Win FIVE Crystal Awards

Alpha Media's KFOR in Lincoln is 95 years old. To say, over the years, KFOR has served its community quite well, would be a massive understatetment. Last Week in Vegas, Market Manager Julie Gade and her team accepted their fifth NAB Crystal Radio Award for exceptional year-round community service.

The Home Depot Stays Number 1

This is the third week running that the big-box home improvement chain has topped the pile of national radio advertisers, according to Media Monitors. The Depot ran an impressive 83,638 spots last week, just a shade down on the previous week.

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.

Radio Mercury Awards Deadline Is Tonight

If you want to enter the 28th Annual Radio Mercury Awards, you have until midnight EDT tonight. Enter radio commercials and campaigns, promotional spots, jingles, podcasts, PSAs, integrated campaigns, audio branding and more, in English or Spanish.

Francesa Is Done With Ratings Debate.

The WFAN afternoon host has been in a ratings battle with ESPN's Michael Kay in the highly competitive New York City market. Both hosts declared victory in the latest ratings and there has been some discussion about how the ratings are determined, because of online listening.

This Week on Podcasting For Radio Dummies…

Season 2 of Podcasting For Radio Dummies is underway. If you missed our show last Friday with Edison Research's Tom Webster, GO HERE. This Friday, Fred Jacobs is our guest, live at 9 a.m.

Are You Sure You’re Talking To The Right Person?

(By James Bahm) Selling is sometimes being in the right place at the right time. However, in order to be super successful at selling radio, you need to make sure you're meeting with the right person.

KMOX Reporter Facing Very Disturbing Charges

77-year-old Harry Hamm was charged with second-degree statutory sodomy, incest, and possession of child pornography. Hamm is the entertainment editor at Entercom's KMOX in St. Louis and has been with the station since 1975. What follows in this story are very disturbing allegations.

Why One Person Is Stronger Than Many

(By Jeff McHugh) People relate to individuals and connect with them more emotionally than groups. Focusing on one person is a good principle to keep in mind for content on your podcast or radio show.

Viewing/Listening Habits & Advertising

(By Bob McCurdy) The following takes Charlie Sislen’s “heavy/light TV viewer” blog from last Monday a step further. There are terrific stories to be discovered using Scarborough and other data sources that not only need to be unmasked but effectively communicated.

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New App Hopes To Help With Podcast Discovery

The product is called Swoot and the goal of the new app is to make it easy for podcast listeners to recommend shows to friends. Users can link to their followers on Facebook and Twitter then choose to follow friends already using the app.

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.

Big Promotion For Roderick

Kristin Roderick has been promoted to Vice President Partnership Sales for Townsquare New Jersey. Roderick joined Townsquare in November of 2017 as their Director of Regional Partnerships.

Rush Plays Golf With Trump

Rush Limbaugh was off the air Friday and that could have been because it was Good Friday. It could also have been because he was out golfing with President Trump. The White House released this picture of the President and Limbaugh Friday afternoon at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm.

Chester Pulliam Passes

Chester was an Arkansas radio legend who will be missed by his many fans, who knew him as Chester P. He passed away April 16, 2019, and was a staple on Northwest Arkansas radio for over 20 years.

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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