Presidential Notice Of WBZ Anniversary

WBZ NewsRadio has received a letter from President Joe Biden, marking the station's 100th Anniversary. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker marked the centennial celebration of the Boston station with a citation.

Radio’s Clear + Present Danger

(By Loyd Ford) You heard it, didn’t you? On the podcast associated with Borrell Associates this week. They said there are so many local digital agencies being born. This is trending.

Techsurvey 2021 is Coming

Jacobs Media will present its 2021 Public Radio Techsurvey results during a webinar Thursday, September 30 at 2pm Eastern. This year’s study, “Public Radio in the COVID Era,” includes nearly 23,000 Public Radio listeners from 56 stations

Fiddling While Rome Burns

(By Mike McVay) Last week news broke that, according to a study by the research firm MoffetNathanson, radio revenues will rebound in 2021 by 12%. That is truly a positive sign, and significantly better than seeing the 25% loss in radio revenues from 2019-2020, driven by the pandemic.

Beasley Raises $354K For Kids

Beasley Media’s AC Station WJBR-FM in Wilmington, DE raised $354,456 with their two day “Help Our Kids Radiothon” for the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Children’s Hospital.

The Producer’s Checklist

(By Randy Lane) Radio show producers have gone full circle. They were a luxury position in the ‘80s, a must-have in the early 2000s and back to a luxury position today.

Marketron Hit With Cyberattack

In an e-mail to customers CEO Jim Howard said the cyberattack came from the Russian criminal organization BlackMatter.  All Marketron customers may experience an interruption in service. Howard says the company has not yet discovered how its network was exploited.

DuckDuck Won’t Go

For the second week in a row, privacy protecting search engine DuckDuckGo remains number one on the Media Monitors radio chart. The company aired more than 53,000 ads last week.

Corus Programmer Joins Webinar

Benztown and P1 Media Group will host a free webinar featuring Ronnie Stanton, National Director of Music and Regional PD for Corus Entertainment. The webinar is set for September 23.

Stop Pitching Spot-Only Proposals Now

(By Michelle Wilken) You’re aware that “radio is one of the most powerful mediums in the U.S., with a weekly reach of “around 82.5% among adults,” according to Statista. So, why am I telling you to stop pitching only spots to your advertisers?

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