Sales Manager of The Week – Forever’s Roger Vestal

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Roger Vestal tells Radio Ink he got into radio as a child. The 25-year vet is now working for Forever Communications where he oversees 4 stations. Here's his story and why he was chosen as Radio Ink's Sales Manager of The Week. Our Sales Manager of The Week Feature is sponsored by The Center For Sales Strategy.

It’s Ridiculous Radio Isn’t paying

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That's what Rep. Ted Deutch told the House Judiciary Committee Friday. Deutch wants the American Music Fairness Act passed which would require radio stations to pay artists to air their music.

KHTK-AM/Bonneville Sued

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Former Sacramento Kings announcer and sports talk radio host Grant Napear has filed suit against KHTK-AM and parent company Bonneville International for wrong termination, discrimination and retaliation. He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages.

Throwing Back In NYC

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Audacy has flipped WNSH-FM 94.7 from Country to Throwbacks. The station will feature classic hip-hop hits and throwbacks.

The Path To More Revenue In 2022

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(By Loyd Ford) Nobody likes to lose revenue. You might be losing out every day until your sellers begin to arm themselves with the story of success.

iHeart Employees Will Never “Return To The Office”

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iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman and CFO Richard Bressler sent a memo to employees on Thursday outlining a flexible work environment at the radio giant. They say the "new work environment," will enable greater productivity and be more responsive to the way employees live their life.

Urban One Unveils “Millions. Billions. Trillions.”

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Urban One's Radio One and Reach Media have announced a virtual upfront called Millions. Billions. Trillions. in partnership with Dream Currency, a small Black-owned business. The upfront focuses on a movement to promote the importance and buying power of the African American consumer.

WFAN’s Steve Somers Retiring

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The 74-year old said on his show Thursday he'll be leaving the sports station which he's been with for all 34 years its been in existence "sooner rather than later." Right now Somers hosts the 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot.

Nominate Your Sales Manager Today

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Every Friday, Radio Ink crowns a new sales manager of the week. Our Sales Manager of the week winners receive a one year digital subscription to Radio Ink Magazine. Make your nomination HERE. Our Sales Manager of the Week feature is sponsored by the Center for Sales Strategy.

SEND US YOUR BLAST FROM THE PAST

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Thanks to Rick Shideler for this 1976 gem. Rick says this is the WOCN-AM Miami studio. At the time the station was a 1,000 Watt Spanish language pop music station.

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The Facebook Interview

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In June Facebook entered the podcast space by allowing podcasters to use the platform to share their show. On The New Media Show Wednesday Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee interviewed Chelsea White and Irena Lam from Facebook to discuss what they are hoping to achieve by getting into the podcast space. Here's what Rob and Todd took away from that interview...

CNN Audio Drops New Podcast

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The first episode of Tug of War is now out, hosted by CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward. Ward travels to some of the most volatile corners of the world to document the greatest power struggles of our time. LISTEN

More Data For Strata

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FreeWheel has signed a deal with Cumulus and Triton Digital to bring Cumulus Podcast Network’s podcast inventory into the Strata media platform. The partnership gives 1,100 agencies using Strata’s platform the ability to automate the podcast buying process within their existing platform workflow.

CPB Names DEI SVP

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has named Dr. Stephen Wilkins as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. For the past several years, Dr. Wilkins served as Chief Human Resources Officer and later as Chief of Staff at Alexandria City Public Schools in Alexandria, Virginia.

Richer Returns To iHeartMedia D.C.

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Jen Richer has been named Assistant Program Director, iHeartMedia Washington D.C., effective November 1. Richer is no stranger to iHeartMedia, working in various capacities at other company stations.

Florida Sports Network Launches

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Marty Booher, the president of the Michigan Sports Network, is launching a new sports network in Florida. He's announced the morning show of Mark Miller and David Moulton as the first show on the new network.

DJ Barbie

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Mattel, Warner Music Group and iHeartMedia are bringing the iconic American doll, Barbie, to the digital bitstream. Barbie Radio, the first branded radio channel from Mattel, is a 24-hour digital only iHeartRadio station.

Pandora Opens Happy Place

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Pandora research has found the search term 'happy' has gone up 111%. In response, Pandora has added eight new stations to its' 'Happy Place'.

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