Rush Hoping For Extra Innings

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After being off from his syndicated show last week Rush Limbaugh was back on the air yesterday and gave an update on his health. In February Rush announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and has been dealing with treatments ever since.

What’s Going On With Local Ad Revenue?

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In our final installment in our series on local ad revenue we talk with Ron Cohen from CRC Broadcasting in Arizona. The company owns three stations in Arizona and California.

Women In Radio: A Closer Look At Changing Roles

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Historically, radio has been an industry dominated by men. Ownership, management, and on-air talent are all areas where the male prevails. Two Central Michigan University Professors have started a conversation about women breaking barriers.

iHeartMedia Expects To Emerge In Early 2019

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On Monday, iHeart announced some good news regarding its bankruptcy proceeding. The company says it has received overwhelming creditor support for its plan to reorganize. iHeart filed for chapter 11 protection back in March and is expected to emerge in 2019 with 50% less debt, knocking off $10 billion.

Newspaper Builds Podcast Technology

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The Washington Post’s Research, Experimentation and Development team has developed a technology called Rhapsocord, which inserts ads automatically into podcasts. According to the website Ad Exchanger, Rhapsocord automatically identifies pre-roll, midroll and post-roll spots, inserts ads and updates the files.

How To Attract The Next Generation Of Radio Talent

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We hear it a lot. The biggest challenge for managers is hiring. We also hear how difficult it is to hire strong talent from the upcoming generation. Radio needs young blood oozing up and down the halls of its radio stations to keep things exciting, fresh and innovative. We turned to the 2018 MIW Group mentees for answers.
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The 2018 Best Program Directors In Country Radio

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You’ll see a lot of familiar faces on this list. There isn’t a lot of turnover in this group, which is one of the reasons the relationships with the record labels in Nashville and their artists has been so strong for so long. Not to mention the skills these individuals possess to make their stations the best in a format loved across the country, even with so much competition.
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Radio’s Future African American Leaders

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Now in its fifth year, our Future African American Leaders in Radio list, as it has in previous years, includes people from every aspect of the business and from all over the country. On the 2017 list you’ll see several trends: Many of the people listed credit their success to having a mentor, many credit their success to a great team that works for them, and many talk about how blessed they are to have advanced in an industry they love.

“HELLO HOWARD, THIS IS THE IRS …”

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(By John Garziglia) In a fact pattern worthy of a law school exam question, an IRS employee calls the Howard Stern Show and is put on hold. The IRS employee on a different line takes a call from a taxpayer while on hold with Howard. The Stern Show picks up, hears the IRS employee talking with the taxpayer and puts the conversation on the air live. The law school question is … in how many ways might the Howard Stern Show be civilly and criminally liable?

50 Years Of The CMAs And Radio Will Prime The Pump 

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The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 2, 8-11 p.m. on ABC. And radio will get things rolling in advance with a two-hour special on ABC Radio, October 28.


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