Investor Confidence Being Restored in Entercom

Those are the words from respected Wall Street analyst Marci Ryvicker who hosted a luncheon for investors and Entercom management Wednesday. 35 investors attended, "which should tell you the level of interest investors have" in Entercom, according to Ryvicker. Let's get to the details...

How Smart Is Your Station?

If you have not created a way for your audience to listen to your radio station on a Smart Speaker you are living in the Dark Ages. According to the latest Jacobs Media Techsurvey, Smart Speaker ownership jumped from 11% to 21% in just one year. And if you're not telling your audience your radio station is available on Smart Speakers, you may be missing an opportunity to increase your listening base, or at the least maintain the listeners you have.

Your Radio Wayne Nomination Deadline Is TODAY!

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.

Salespeople: Don’t Be Quitters

(By Lisa Thal) Exceeding budget every month can be a daunting task. We all face account attrition, local business going national, rating dips, and roadblocks to new accounts. My advice to you is: don’t quit now. In a recent sales meeting, we discussed those words, “don’t quit now.” I asked the team what those words meant to them. The following are some of the thoughts they shared...

Four Common Traits That Equal Sales Success

(By Rick Fink) Advertising can’t make a bad business a good business. If you don’t already get repeat and referral business, you need to fix the inside of your business before spending money on advertising. If media reps can fit these two statements into their initial sales calls with potential clients, it can have a profound impact on their success. Why are these statements so powerful?

Free Webinar: How AI Impacts Programming And News

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

20/20 To Air Segment On Murdered Radio Host

Tonight ABC's 20/20 will air a segment on the 2012 murder of Atlantic County radio host April Kauffman. Investigators say Kauffman's death was connected to a prescription drug ring that involved her husband, Dr. James Kauffman, and members of the Pagans motorcycle gang. Authorities believe Kauffman was killed on orders from her husband after she threatened to tell police about the drug operation.

More Talk For Beasley In Vegas

Beasley Media is flipping formats on a translator in Las Vegas at 101.5. The station will now carry a Talk format (The New 101.5FM/720AM The Talk of Las Vegas), replacing AC (Lite 101.5 FM). The translator will be a simulcast of KDWN-AM. Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Levin are heard on the station along with Oakland Raiders games.

NAB Career Fair Great Doorway To Radio

The NAB Education Foundation, in partnership with the Broadcast Education Association, will host a career fair, September 27, Noon-3 p.m. at the 2018 Radio Show. The Radio Show will be held September 25-28 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek and the Waldorf-Astoria Orlando.

Conclave 43 To Look At Podcasting

How listeners use podcasts is different than broadcasts. So how do on-air skills translate to podcasts? With podcasting getting bigger, radio is dissecting the phenomenon and asking questions like this. To that end, Conclave 43 presents “Finding Your Place in the Podcasting Space.”

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Washington Post Profiles Bobby Bones

The iHeartRadio syndicated country host is pushing his new motivational book called Fail Until You Don't. The Post did an interview with Bones and rehashed a 2016 statement he made to Rolling Stone where he told the magazine that only Howard Stern was a better interviewer than he is because he (Bones) asks human questions.

Charlie Morgan Wins President’s Award At Country HOF Night

A highlight of the Country Radio Hall of Fame night, held June 20, was Charlie Morgan (pictured), Senior Vice President/Market Manager of Emmis New York, receiving the 2018 President’s Award.

WDVD Locks Down Crocker With Contract Extension

Cumulus heritage station WDVD-FM/Detroit has signed Lauren Crocker to a multi-year extension as co-host of The Blaine Fowler Morning Show, a position she's held since 2015.

JVC Sees Big Things For Orlando Cluster Under Kitchener

JVC Media of Florida has enlisted the services of sales veteran Lisa Kitchener for General Sales Manager duties at JVC’s Orlando cluster, including 103.1 The Wolf (WOTW — Country) and Bud 94.1 (WOTW-HD2/W231CT — Mainstream Rock). Kitchener has 25 years experience.

Four New Faces At Benztown

Benztown has added four people to its operations team with the hiring of Susan Aksu, Marketing Coordinator; Matt Anderson, Imaging Producer; Laura Keeney, Office Manager/Executive Assistant; and Teddy Shrader, Commercial Production Creative Director.

PodcastOne To The Bar Rescue

Award-winning hospitality legend, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and top-rated television personality, Jon Taffer, takes on his latest business venture in partnership with PodcastOne. His new podcast, Jon Taffer: No Excuses, premiered this week and is available now on, the PodcastOne app and Apple Podcasts.

Digital-Only Talent Agency Launches

Podcast and media company Cadence13 has announced a partnership with talent and entertainment company United Talent Agency to create Ramble, a podcast network dedicated to digital talent. The goal of the company is to expand how audiences connect with digital talent. 

Zeno Announces Acquisition, Global Rebranding

Streaming company ZenoRadio announced, Wednesday, the acquisition of AudioNow and a rebranding to Zeno Media. Zeno Media streams to 6 million-plus monthly active users .

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In This Issue: June 18, 2018
Cover Story: Entravision's Angie Balderas

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