(THURSDAY UPDATE) Without giving any details - or the reason why Brown left the studio - Reach Media says the co-host will return to the Tom Joyner Morning Show Monday morning. Joyner mentioned it briefly, with no details either on his show Thursday.
Program directors have enormous responsibilities these days. They must produce the best content in all of audio, because the competition for ears has never been greater. They have to find and teach and massage new local talent. And they surely must help produce a product the sales department can successfully sell so that fire-breathing GM can be calm, cool, and collected while sending that nice big piece of the cash-flow action back to corporate.
SONY Music Nashville and Radio Ink magazine honored the 2016 Radio Ink Top 30 Program Directors in Country Radio Tuesday night at an event in Nashville hosted by SONY. Here is the entire list of Best Program Directors in Country Radio.
It was less than two weeks ago many of you were part of a very lively discussion about how many commercials you should be playing on your radio station. We also debated just how successful an ad campaign could really be when a commercial is 6th or 7th in a long commercial pod. It appears Pandora has just been handed a wealth of data that contributes to the very real belief that you're playing way too many commercials.
iHeartMedia Seattle VP of Programming Rich Davis said, "It's no secret that Seattle is a competitive market and these changes align our brands in a way that capitalizes on each station's strengths and gives us the best opportunity to win while providing a fresh new experience for our audience. Here are the changes involving four of iHeart's seven stations in the Seattle market.
Before we allow the newspaper industry to control how strong radio is, how about this report to help pour a little positivity on their radio is dead narrative. And this data comes from outside the radio industry.
Our story of the passing of syndicated radio host Dr. Joy Browne yesterday was one of our biggest page visits of all time. We also received many comments from the industry - and her listeners - about how loved she was. Her sister, who was on the phone with Joy at the time she passed away, also sent along this message to us...
Radio station managers who receive letters from attorneys alleging they've used pictures on their website they have no right to, might want to tune in to the NAB's latest podcast. It's called "Navigating Photo Copyright Law: Protecting Your Station from a Lawsuit." NAB Senior VP Corporate Counsel Bart Stringham discusses the issue with Crowell and Moring Partner David Ervin. Listen HERE.