Are You Prepared For A Disaster?

Dave Siegler is Cox Media Group’s VP of Technical Operations. We reached out to Dave and asked him to give us his opinion on how every station should be prepared for any kind of major emergencies. We've seen our share of weather-related disasters over the past several months.

Remembering Gary Fries

Being in the role of RAB president is one no one in their right mind would want. (With respect to Erica Farber, current RAB president) because you not only have to be a visionary, you have to manage the politics of the needs of each member sector…. The big-market players like Clear Channel (now i-Heart Radio) as well as the small-market independent players and the needs of everyone in between. Gary handled them all masterfully.

Consumers Using Smart Speakers To Shop

That's according to details in a research report prepared by NPR and Edison Research. More than half the people surveyed say they use the device to make purchases. Fifty-seven percent of smart-speaker owners have ordered an item through their device. Households with children are even more likely to have purchased through the device.

Cooney Joins Fanatic Lineup

Bob Cooney has joined Anthony Gargano as co-host of the 97.5 FM/Philadelphia The Fanatic Morning Show. Cooney had been filling in for several months and officially began his new position on Monday, September 11.

Employment Service Loving Radio

Commercials for the employment service have been heard regularly for many weeks now on radio stations all across America. Media Monitors reports Indeed running over 34,000 spots last week which was good enough for second place on their weekly chart. GEICO ran the most commercials (40,484), The Home Depot was third (27,554) followed by McDonald's (24,675) and AutoZone (20,744).

Salem Promotes Brodsky to GM

He was the GSM in L.A. and now he's running the show in San Diego. Steve Brodsky has been promoted to GM for Salem's KPRZ-AM and KCBQ-AM in San Diego. Brodsky was the GSM at Salem’s KKLA-FM Los Angeles where he was for the past two years.

Retirement Ends For Dalessandro         

Scripps' 94.5 KTI-FM   has hired Milwaukee radio icon and Country Radio Hall of Famer Karen Dalessandro to host PM Drive and serve as music director. Dalessandro is a two-time CMA Personality of the Year and the former morning show host of crosstown iHeart Media Country station FM106. After 19 years on-air in Milwaukee, Dalessandro “retired” from FM106 in March.

Former RAB CEO Gary Fries Passes

Former RAB CEO Gary Fries had been battling cancer since his retirement. He died Friday morning at the age of 76. Here's what radio executives are saying about the man who did so much for the radio industry.

Dayton Sends Three to The Hall

The Dayton area Broadcasters Hall of Fame induction ceremony was recently held. Pictured here with Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti are the 2017 inductees Christopher Geisen, WTUE-FM, Jeff Stevens, SVP/Programming for iHeartMedia and John King, the recently retired SVP/Market Manager for Alpha Media.

Changes At Fox News Radio Fort Myers

Drew Steele is returning to Fort Myers, and to his seat as morning show host on WFSX. Steele hosted mornings from 2012 to 2016 before taking a job at KSL in Salt Lake City. Tray Radal (pictured) will move to afternoons (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

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