Convert Your Listeners Into Dollars

(By Charlie Sislen) Many stations have taken their weekly cume and converted that into dollars spent. Often called “Spending Power,” it can be acquired from Nielsen Audio software or Research Director, Inc.’s sales tools.

Longtime Twin Cities Host Gone

According to MPR News Brian Oake is no longer with The Current, a sister organization of MPR. Oake was co-host of Oake and Riley in the morning. No reason was given for his departure and The Current website has been wiped clean of him.

The iHeart Strategy

CEO Bob Pittman has been consistent for years. He wants iHeartMedia to be everywhere listeners are with the products and services they expect. And as of today, iHeart is on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices.

Which Advertisers Dominated Radio?

According to Media Monitors, through the first six months of the year, Home Depot, GEICO, Liberty Mutual and McDonald’s ran the most commercials on radio respectively. However, auto was also very dominant. Let's look at the details.

Bennett Moves To Afternoons In San Diego

Star 94.1 FM in San Diego has named Delana Bennett afternoon drive host and APD for the station. Bennett has been a familiar voice in San Diego for almost 20 years. She has served as an on-air personality on Jesse Lozano in the Morning on Star 94.1 since 2012.

Lee Brings All The Hollywood Gossip

Hollywood Unlocked with Jason Lee, a new two-hour weekend program syndicated by Premiere Networks, kicks off this weekend (August 17,18). Lee is a Hollywood insider.

iHeart Q2 Revenue Up Thanks To Digital

iHeartMedia executives held a quarterly earnings call for the first time since before the company filed for bankruptcy in early 2018. Q2 revenue was up $21.6 million, or 2.4%, over Q2 2018. Digital revenue jumped $22.5 million thanks to podcasting.

Baltimore Jocks Land TV Show

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that 98 Rock (WIYY) morning team — Justin Schlegel, Scott Reardon, and Josh Spiegel — will be featured in a limited-run, Saturday night TV show on WBAL-TV.

iHeart Is All In On Podcasting.

During iHeartMedia's Q2 earnings call, Thursday, CEO Bob Pittman spent a lot of time talking about podcasting. The company is all in on the podcasting craze and is certainly taking the lead in the radio industry when it comes to podcasting.

Who Are The Best Managers In Radio?

It's time to make your nomination for Radio Ink's 2019 Best Managers in Radio list. Nominees must be current General Managers, Market Managers, or Regional Vice Presidents. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 19 at 5 p.m. Make your nomination HERE.

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