(By Rob Dumke) In 1990 Joe O’Rourke was handling sales for a new radio station in town when an order for Ryan Imported Car Repair crossed his desk. The morning guy knew the owner, Joe Ryan, and he told O’Rourke, “Get to know Joe Ryan, he already knows your car.”
The station is WQNA in Springfield, IL. The students have set up a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to purchase the community station.
Over the next three months Radio Ink will be keeping a running tally of how much money stations across the country raise to help their local communities. Here are all the details....
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It was only a week ago that Kinglsey announced he had bladder cancer. The National Radio Hall of Famer and host of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 died Thursday at his home in Weatherford, Texas. He was 80 years old.
Westwood One has released the results from its latest podcast study. The network has been conducting what it calls the "Podcast Download" study for the last three years. The study found that more women are tuning in to podcasts, events are becoming bigger and listeners prefer host-read ads.
Border Media owner Ricki Lee is taking one of his recently purchased stations, in Saratoga Springs, NY, and flipping the entire day back to local programming.
More than a month ago, in the wilderness heart of the Colorado Rockies, lightening sparked a wildfire that continues to burn. The Decker Fire has consumed more than 8,000 acres and is now reportedly 30 percent contained.