After nearly 30 years as president and CEO of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, Art Brooks announced Friday that he is stepping down at the end of the year. Brooks led the way helping Arizona broadcasters make the 2008 award-winning documentary Crystal Darkness, one of several initiatives he was involved in to battle drug abuse.
The assault on Pirate Radio operators continues at The FCC. Five more warnings were issued by The Enforcement Bureau this month, including 3 in Miami, one in Brooklyn and a Pastor in Baton Rouge. Here are the details.
The entire editorial staff here at Radio Ink has been given Memorial Day Monday off, by their slave-driving Editor-in-Chief, so they can enjoy a nice holiday at the Beach. Your Radio Ink headlines will return bright and early at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Happy Memorial Day to all of our readers and subscribers.
Chris Forgy has been promoted to Senior VP of Operations for Saga. It's a newly created position for Forgy who had been managing Saga's cluster in Columbus. CEO Ed Christian said, "Chris is a world-class broadcaster whose contributions to Saga will be very important and strategic as he joins us in the corporate office."
Mark Boudreaux has been named Market President, iHeartMedia New Orleans, effective June 11. Boudreaux joins the company from South Central AV, where he most recently served as the Business Development Manager.
One day after Saga announced COO Warren Lada would be retiring at the end of June, the company announced Lada would be joining its Board of Directors. And to do that Saga had to increase the size of its board to seven.
Jeff Adams has been named GM for Hometown Broadcasting's Portsmouth, Ohio, stations WNXT-FM, WNXT-AM, and WZZZ-FM. Adams spent the past seven years with West Virginia Radio as operations manager of their seven-station cluster in Charleston, and most recently, station manager of their threestations in Martinsburg.
If you want to be a great leader, you know that, in addition to what you learn on the job and from your employer, you have to educate yourself. We’ve assembled a strong list of radio’s best leaders to help you reach your goal. We asked these great radio leaders to tell us — and you — what three books are must-reads to become a strong leader.
(By Chris Hoke) It’s about 7:15 on a typical weekday when WSIC morning host Harold Johnson delves into his new “Fifties Trivia” segment. His sidekick, who’s also the station’s GM, asks the 76-year-old host what fish became popular to eat live in the 1950s. Here is live and local radio at its finest.
COO Weezie Kramer said the promotions were a strategic move to position the company for long-term success. The senior management promotions are in digital, programming, events, sales, ad sales marketing, legal, and traffic. Here are the nine people who now have new titles and more responsibilities...