Not too long ago, Charles Osgood retired from his role as host of CBS TV's Sunday Morning news program. However, he continues to be heard on the radio, the medium that got him into the broadcast business, as part of the Westwood One family. When he retired from his television show in September, Osgood said radio was his window on the world.
The Leader-Telegram in Wisconsin has the details about Mid-West Family morning man John Murphy who quit on the air last week. Murphy has been on the air in Eau Claire for 34 years, the last 14 as co-host of the “WAYY Morning Show, where local and national politics are discussed and debated. Murphy told the paper he was done putting up with all the ugliness of today's politics.
In a document filed with the SEC, CBS Corporation said it's changing the way it manages its television and radio operations. This is all in anticipation of the company spinning off its radio division.
(By Bob McCurdy) Radio brings a lot to the advertising table: unparalleled reach, powerful return-on-ad-spend, unique personalities, audio dominance, affordable presence, as well as onsite experiential and sampling opportunities, to name a few.
Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan gave the board three extensions, the third expired Friday, October 14, without another extension. Smulyan had offered Emmis shareholders $4.10 per share in his third attempt to take the company private. Here's what Smulyan's final letter, filed with the SEC stated...
Alpha Media is selling five Kansas stations to Rocking M Media. The five stations are in Salina, Abilene and Manhattan Kansas. The stations are; KSAL-AM 1150; KSAL-FM 104.9; KABI-AM 1560; KYEZ-FM 93.7 and KBLS-FM 102.5. No price was announced.
Dan Seeman is the Vice President and Market Manager for Hubbard Radio in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. He oversees KS95, myTalk 107.1, 1500 ESPN, and the 24-station Hubbard Radio Network. Seeman has led radio stations to four NAB Crystal Awards, multiple Marconi awards, a Service To America Award, and six AWRT Gracie Awards for community service. Here's why...
(A Message from Deborah Parenti, Publisher of Radio Ink) You’ve probably noticed that the U.S. economy, radio, media, and the world are in tremendous turmoil right now and that the future is uncertain. You’ve seen the headlines, and you recognize the broader implications.
In part two of our interview with retiring conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes we asked him a host of questions about the radio industry. Having been wildly successful at WTMJ in Milwaukee for over two decades, surely he has some advice for younger broadcasters looking to make a name for themselves. We also asked him which talk show hosts he respected the most, how he got into radio and what the industry needs to do better to build up the farm system. Here's what he had to say.
This could happen to any radio station, in any market, at any time. As a manager, are you prepared to deal with all the issues that come up if it does happen? Twenty-nine-year-old Thomas Hill, who was arrested for drunk driving, drove right into the studio of WNRI-AM in Woonsocket, Rhode Island early Wednesday morning, causing a whole lot of chaos.