Smith: The Time is Now For More Dereg.

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith is on the cover of the current issue of Radio Ink Magazine. Smith is the 2019 Radio Executive of The Year. In our interview we asked Smith about the controversial subject of deregulation. Here's an excerpt from that interview.

iHeartMedia Announces Confirmation of Plan of Reorganization

Today iHeartMedia announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization. The Company expects to complete its restructuring process in the first half of 2019.

GEICO Leapfrogs The Home Depot

After just one week back at number one on the Media Monitors listing of radio advertisers, The Home Depot has seen GEICO bump it down to second. The insurance giant ran 52,637 spots nationally last week, to Home Depot's 46,142.

Broadcasters Want New House To Crush Pirates

Broadcaster Associations from all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer urging Congress to keep the pressure on illegal broadcasters and pass the PIRATE Act.

Beasley Renews Contract With Veritone

Veritone has renewed and expanded its multi-market licensing agreement with Beasley Media Group. The new deal doubles the number of stations using Veritone's aiWARE platform to 28, across six markets.

It’s Time To Brag About Your New Facility

Radio Ink is once again on the hunt for the best radio facilities in America. We will feature radio's best newly built studios in our February 25 issue. It's a great way to recognize the hard work your engineering team, and others, put in to construct radio's state-of-the-art workplaces. If you've built new studios send all the details to [email protected]. Deadline is 2/4.

Will You Survive Or Thrive This Year?

(By Lisa Thal) The holidays are over, and the new year has arrived. This can be a very stressful time for many of us. For those who are building on the prior year of success, congratulations! For those who fell short of expectations last year, I hope this article helps you build a successful 2019!
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4 Elements Of Emotionally Engaging Commercials

(By Spike Santee) You’re telling the customer about your business. The story is from your point of view. They're is waiting to hear, “What’s in it for me?” To help you create a better message, here are the Four Key Elements of an Emotionally Engaging Commercial. 

Retired From Radio…& Never Listening!

(By Jonathan Green) I was made for a career in radio. It just clicked for me. I am now 74.5 and comfortably retired and finally in a warm climate. I don’t listen to radio anymore. I look back at the industry’s transitions over 40 years and lament its path. Here's what I mean...

Spotify Wants More Dashboard Real Estate

According to several reports out Monday, Spotify is close to launching an in-car music streamer. The Financial Times says the $100 device would connect via Bluetooth to existing car stereo systems and include voice commands.

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Financial Whiz Orman Will Interact With Listeners

Season two of Suze Orman's Women & Money podcast has launched with interactive features. Each week Orman mixes practical advice with her unique perspective on the emotional obstacles that prevent women from becoming powerful in their lives and over their money.

ABC Gearing Up For 6-Part Podcast

Tomorrow night “Nightline” will air a special preview of the documentary and ABC Radio will launch a six-part podcast called "The Dropout." The show tells the story of Elizabeth Holmes and her technology company Theranos

Podcast Takes A Look At Prison

A new six part podcast called Forgotten Prison launches this week. The new show was created in collaboration between and Washington State History Museum and will also be airing on KNKX in Seattle starting Tuesday.

Kris Daniels Moves To Disney

Daniels has been named to the new role of Senior Manager - Music Programming for the Radio Disney Network. She will report to Phil Guerini, VP Music Strategy Disney Channels Worldwide & GM Radio Disney Network.

KItchin First To Receive Smulyan Award

Former Premiere Radio Networks Co-Founder, President and COO Kraig Kitchin has been named the inaugural winner of the Jeff Smulyan Award — named for the Emmis CEO and founder of the all-sports format.

Houston Host Has No Plans To Apologize

Conservative iHeart talker Jesse Kelly is standing his ground after a tweet received some backlash on social media. Kelly was attending his son's Lego robotics tournament when he fired this tweet: "you've never seen this many depressed father's in one place."

TuneIn Says December Was Strong

The streamer says more than half a billion listening hours had been generated on the platform during the month of December, closing out a record year for the company. It also saw a 31 percent year-over-year increase in overall listening hours.

Spotify To Launch Blocking Feature

The streaming app is getting ready to enable a block feature to mute artists listeners don’t want to listen to. According to The Verge, after rejecting the feature back in 2017, the company is now testing the “don’t play this artist” feature.

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January 14, 2019

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