Weekend Changes Coming For Boston NPR WBUR
Boston's NPR member, WBUR, is introducing a new weekend programming lineup starting June 3. In changing the schedule, WBUR hopes to accommodate changing listener wants and enhance storytelling connections. A long-time station tradition also moves to streaming.
Silverfish Fills Two Roles Ahead Of Thomas Departure
Silverfish Media, the Nashville production company behind The Big D and Bubba Show, has announced a promotion and a new addition ahead of the departure of President Patrick Thomas. The first involves raising Jessica "Carsen" Humphreville to Director of Operations.
Audible Exclusive Keeps Audiences ‘Brutally Informed’
Digital media company Brut. and podcast studio Paradiso Media have launched a new weekly podcast series called Brutally Informed, exclusively on Audible. The show provides insights on a wide range of topics, including current affairs, culture, and societal issues.
PodX Adds Listen Production Studios To Brand
UK-based podcast and radio production company Listen has been acquired by global podcast group PodX. The acquisition is the latest in PodX's portfolio of podcast studios worldwide. Listen will continue to be managed by its existing team.
Adam McKay Follows Celeb Deaths To Podcast Sequel
Academy Award-winner Adam McKay has announced a new sequel podcast series called Death on the Lot. Hosted by McKay, the eight-episode series will explore the untimely deaths of major stars in 1940s and 1950s Hollywood.
Iovine Leaves iHeart, Rebrands To ‘Live From Bed’
Jade Iovine has independently relaunched her podcast, formerly known as Tell Me About It, now called Live From Bed. The podcast had formerly been a part of the iHeartPodcasts network. New episodes are released every Tuesday.
Forbes: ‘AM Must Be Preserved’
Noted radio fan and defender Steve Forbes, the editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, has once again used his publication to come to the aid of AM radio. In a Tuesday editorial, "Don't Muzzle AM Radio," Forbes emphasized AM's role in cars to millions of listeners.
Another AM Radio Detractor Steps Forward
"Automakers are far better attuned to the wishes of car buyers than Congress will ever be." Or so says an opinion piece in the Boston Globe from Tuesday. The piece took sharp aim at the bipartisan AM For Every Vehicle Act.
Is Radio Being Fabulous?
(By Deborah Parenti) Radio could use another Bill Burton — or two. Some reading this may not be familiar with Bill Burton. For decades, he was one of radio’s biggest cheerleaders and a truly fabulous, passionate, and attention-getting presenter.
Ad Spend Continues Up As A Summer Genre Returns
The unofficial start of summer continues to give radio a boost, especially with the boon of Memorial Day sales. According to the latest update from Media Monitors for the week of May 22-28 the total spot play of the top five national advertisers on radio has increased.