Who Are The Best Managers in Radio?

It's time to make your nomination for Radio Ink's 2020 Best Managers in Radio list. Nominees must be current General Managers, Market Managers, or Regional Vice Presidents. The deadline for nominations is today at 5 p.m. Make your nomination HERE.

Seattle Radio Legend Pat O’Day Passes

One of the most well know DJs of the 60's in Seattle, Pat O'Day has died, he was 85. O'Day is most remembered for ruling the afternoon airwaves at KJR-AM.

Saga’s July Was Only Down 29%

That's the world we live in these days, when being down under 30% is a win. Saga's the latest public radio company to confirm that April was the revenue bottom caused by the pandemic.

New Urban Alternative On The Way in Texas

KTSU Public Radio is launching Urban Alternative The Vibe this fall from the campus of Texas Southern University. The station will target Millennials and Gen-Z with a mix of Hip Hop, R&B and Neo-Soul. Funding for the station is from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Le Batard Apologies For Twitter Poll

ESPN's syndicated radio star Dan Le Batard has apologized for a Twitter poll that asked if it was funny that Orlando magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore his ACL after being the first NBA player to stand during the NBA season.

Sterling Returning to Yankee Booth

New York Yankee radio play-by-play man John Sterling is out of the hospital and feeling great after being treated for a blood infection (he tested negative for COVID-19). He's planning to be back calling games starting Wednesday. Neil Best spoke to the 82-year old broadcaster for an article in Newsday .

Salem Signs Deal With Tech Company QUU

QUU's technology enables stations to take control of the RDS/HD in-car stereo display with the ability to monetize it through ad augmentation. Earlier this year, Steve Newberry joined the company as CEO. Beasley Media Group is among the company’s investors.

Borneman Goes Jammin

Former Cumulus GM and Pamal Executive Steve Borneman has joined Jam Media Solutions as COO. Borneman will be responsible for JAM Media's seven radio stations and two online newspapers in North Carolina and Iowa.

Podcast Revenue Booming

While every other media is experiencing steep declines in revenue, it appears podcasting is doing quite well. According to a report in eMarketer today, podcast ad spending will reach $1.1 billion in 2021 and $1.3 billion in 2022.

CMG Raises Big Money For St. Jude

The Cox Media Group Tulsa cluster partnered with Fox-TV affiliate KOKI-TV and set two records in the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign.  The stations sold a record number of tickets and $1.2 million was raised for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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