There are still radio stations out there creating compelling, important, award-winning, original local news content. KCBS in San Francisco is certainly one of them, and behind the hard work of reporter Doug Sovern (pictured here), the station recently uncovered a big story in San Francisco and, in reporting it to its listeners, put radio's specialty, theatre-of-the-mind, on display.
The Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has announced that Yankees broadcasters John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman, and WDOE sports director and morning show host Dan Palmer will be going into their Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at a luncheon, Friday, June 10, at the Conrad Hotel in New York City. Here are more details on the three radio inductees.
The Detroit News is reporting that former state Rep. Todd Courser is getting a one-hour show on Superstation 910AM WFDF. Courser, who starts his show this Saturday, is attempting a political comeback. He had to resign from the Michigan House of Representatives after the Detroit News exposed his failed attempt to cover up an extramarital affair with former Rep. Cindy Gamrat. He's facing felony charges for the alleged cover-up. (Picture courtesy Detroit News)
Galaxy Communications has been honored with three awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association. Galaxy is locally owned and operated with studios in downtown Syracuse and downtown Utica, NY.
Lee Hammer is the Operations Manager for four Cumulus AM stations in San Francisco (KNBR, KTCT, KGO, KSFO) and Program Director of KNBR and KTCT. He's been in radio for 36 years and 19 as a Program Director. While his focus is on all sports stations, because of his news background at KCBS the company added KGO and KSFO to his list of responsibilities.
(by Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti) Recently, I was invited by Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC Radio News, to sit in on an editorial meeting at their New York headquarters. He didn't have to ask twice. And when he mentioned he would also give me a tour of the studios, I was ready to camp out in front of the Manhattan office until it opened in the morning.
(By Buzz Knight) There is no question that culture breeds excellence and that is the level of customer service all of our organizations seek to attain. The culture that we all seek to create, maintain, or improve is a fragile yet vital cog in our business process.
In his latest blog, Broadcast Attorney David Oxenford reminds the radio industry that this year is a big one for radio, represented by the RMLC, and performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
In Mark Ramsey's latest episode of Unplugged, he focuses on NPR's decision not to promote their podcasts on their radio broadcasts. So Ramsey asks, "Is NPR an organization mired in a decades-old bureaucracy, and doomed to die? Or is it smarter than the naysayers think? Ramsey and Tom Asacker also discuss Buzzfeed losing its buzz and the new Domino’s “Zero Click” ordering app. Listen to Unplugged HERE.
Although it appears he has little chance to become the Democratic nominee for President, radio stations around the country are happy Bernie Sanders is still in the race. According to Media Monitors, Sanders aired over 4,500 radio spots between April 15 and April 24 (he also ran over 8,500 TV ads). How did all the other candidates use radio?