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.

Birch Says Pesky Translator Situation Finally Over

It was a 13-month battle but Lakes Media President Tom Birch sounds confident he's finally won. Birch says he received a letter from the FCC that orders the immediate cessation of Arohi Media's translator W252DK and dismissal of the pending W252DK license. Birch says the Arohi translator was interfering with Lakes' WLUS in the Raleigh area causing the station to lose thousands of listeners that took 12 years to build up.

Bears Staying With CBS

The Chicago Bears and CBS Radio have signed a multi-year extension to keep the team’s radio broadcast rights on WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9FM. WBBM has been the radio home of the Bears since 2000.

Country Stars Lined Up For Veterans Benefit Show

Wednesday, November 15, is the date that's been set for the third annual Stars and Strings at The Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago. The show, which honors veterans, boasts an all-star lineup featuring Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, and Sam Hunt.

Why You Should Attend Forecast 2018

Media Services Group Managing Director Eddie Esserman will be on a panel at Radio Ink's Forecast 2018 (11/15) in New York City called "Prospects for Radio as an Investment in 2018: The Real Street Talk." As a preview, we asked Esserman to tell us why he encourages executives to attend Forecast and what attendees can expect from the panel he's sitting on.

Who’s Made The Biggest Impact Over The Last 25 Years?

We want to know who the 25 people that have had the biggest impact (good or bad) on the radio industry over the past 25 years are. And we want you to tell us. The results of our poll will be published in the November 13 issue of Radio Ink -- celebrating the 25th year of the magazine.

Employment Service Loving Radio

Commercials for the employment service Indeed.com 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).

Are You Truly LIVE & LOCAL?

(By Gary Berkowitz) By now, everybody knows the pain and devastation that was caused by Hurricane Irma. Since the beginning, coverage of storms like this have been radio’s strength. Radio people love emergency coverage and, if I must say so myself, nobody does it better.

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In This Issue: September 4, 2017
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