Jeff Warshaw's Connoisseur Media has sold a package of towers in Long Island, Norwalk, CT., Erie, Pa. and Billings, Montana, to CTI Towers. Here's why this deal is unique.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pandora has an eye on next month to start its new streaming service. It will include the free service now offered to users and two new monthly subscription options.
Adams Radio Group and Bravo Mic Communications have chosen Eastlan for the Las Cruces NM market. Adams Radio CEO Ron Stone said “We believe we will see more consistency from book to book versus what has been very unstable ratings in Las Cruces with the old service."
(by Bob McCurdy) We met with the President of a tier 2 auto association this week. Our goal for this first meeting was simple, to get an audience with the entire dealership group to present a “why Radio” rationale.
(By Roy Williams) I scribbled my original “Twelve Most Common Mistakes in Marketing” on a hotel bar napkin in Portland, OR in 1997, and then presented those mistakes to 800 people in a seminar the next day. The following year it became an important chapter in my first book, The Wizard of Ads.
(By Loyd Ford) With the use of radio and social media in tandem these days, growth is everywhere for radio if you’re willing to generate it beyond the standard expectations of talent at radio and radio itself.
It’s called Tuition Mission; a 3-day event in Greenville, NC, in which students compete for a $5,000 scholarship and $1,000 for books and supplies for a school of their choice. Hosted by Alpha Media’s Bob 93.3 WERO, the competition is comprised of a variety of challenges, beginning with a field of 15 and continuing until all but the winner have been voted out by the other students.
The radio industry has an impressive record when it comes to helping victims of natural disasters. This time it’s the recent floods that have devastated parts of Louisiana. Alpha Media is using its national reach to encourage listeners to give to the Red Cross relief effort.
In a letter to Emmis employees about his proposal to take Emmis private, CEO Jeff Smulyan said he's a firm believer in the power of radio and magazines. "Unfortunately, Wall Street does not share our strongly held view of these businesses. Investors have fled the radio and magazine industries."
If Smulyan's deal is approved, to reduce debt, he says he'll "explore alternatives for Emmis’s publishing division (other than Indianapolis Monthly magazine), WLIB-AM in New York and its radio stations in Terre Haute, Indiana.