The South Carolina Broadcasters Association awarded OTS Media with 12 statewide broadcasting awards, which were the most for any Radio station group. The awards were presented during a dinner at the Columbia Conference Center recognizing the state’s best Radio and TV broadcasters. WRHI has won an unprecedented total of one hundred SCBA awards, more than any other South Carolina Radio station group.
The government was out in full force airing 37,350 commercials about drunk driving on radio last week, moving from 29th on the Media Monitors chart to 2nd, just behind GEICO which aired 40,197 commercials. The Home Depot was third (36,393) followed by JC Penney (28,970) and McDonald's.
GLR Media Networks and international sports radio brand talkSPORT have launched a partnership for radio distribution and ad sales representation of the English Premier League in Spanish. Each week, GLR will deliver two to three EPL games and special programs, hosted by talkSPORT’s announcers and reporters, featuring play by play coverage, interviews and game highlights.
Are you working for one of radio's greatest managers? Make your nomination now for Radio Ink's 2017 Best Managers in Radio list. Nominees must be current General Managers, Market Managers, or Regional Vice Presidents. Your deadline to nominate is Friday, August 25. Make your nomination HERE.
The FCC's mission of shutting down pirate broadcasters continues. Anslo Alezy of Irvington and Lawrence Mason of East Orange were both warned to turn off their stations by the Commission on Friday. Alezy is accused of operating an illegal station at 88.1 from his home in Irvington and Mason is accused of operating his pirate radio station at 107.9 from his building in East Orange. Both have ten days to respond to the government and shut down the stations.
(by Bob McCurdy) Have you ever wondered how radio stacks up against other advertising options when it comes to positively influencing oft-stated ad campaign objectives such as “awareness”, “trial” and “consideration”? No need to wonder any more as Nielsen’s Commspoint, the widely embraced channel and communication planning tool has been updated with 2017 data.
(by Georgia Beasley) Most of the articles about Millennials in the workplace are about managing and getting the most out of your Millennial employees. While I believe that all GMs and managers should still be focused on attracting more Millennials to Radio, recently I’ve also seen a new trend in our industry… The Rise of The Millennial Manager in Radio. Is our industry just managing Millennials or creating Millennial Managers?
We all know that air checks are a standard yet critical tool in the radio industry. Whether it be for campaign verification or programming evaluation, the air check process has not changed very much in the last 50 years - it is still fairly laborious and time consuming. While emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology has been touted as game changing for variety of industries, the radio industry can also leverage this technology to their advantage.
Radio Ink is proud to announce that the 9th Hispanic Radio Conference is set for March 13-14 at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami. The Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference brings together leaders in the Hispanic radio community and experts in Hispanic advertising and media for a comprehensive overview of opportunities and strategies within this rapidly transforming sector.
Over $1 Million raised by the station for the "Eric & Kathy" annual fundraiser for the Ann and Robert Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. It was the 18th year the station has held the event to benefit the hospital. Pictured here is the entire staff of the radio station and the check for over $1 million.