Can Radio Benefit from Voter Fatigue?

Voters seem to be tired of politics as usual. Traditional candidates are not resonating with voters. That’s according to Garvey Schubert Barer’s Brad Deutsch. Radio’s political ad spend revenue is expected to be just under $1 billion this year. Nathaniel Kronisch of Buying Time told attendees at a session for NAB 2016 that while broadcast was dominating the political ad spend in 2012, now its big data. His company is using data to micro-target voters with custom messaging.

WTOP Bags Five Regional Murrow Awards

Washington, D.C.’s WTOP was honored with five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Tuesday, by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The WTOP news team was recognized in the Overall Excellence category for the fifth time in the past seven years for its coverage in the D.C. region.

CBS Wins Murrow Award Bounty

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the winners of the 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, and 11 CBS RADIO stations received a total of 25 of the awards.

Four Murrows For KPLU

Seattle’s KPLU reporters have garnered four 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTNDA.

NAFB Visiting FCC Commissioners

The National Association of Farm broadcasters will have an opportunity to visit the FCC Monday to meet Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly. NAFB President Brian Winnekins tells Radio Ink this is a great opportunity for members to talk to the Commissioners on a wide range of topics.

Radio Will Fight For Its Space In The Car

NAB CEO Gordon Smith opened up the NAB Convention in Las Vegas, Monday, with a speech that touched on issues concerning both TV and radio. Smith said radio’s future depends on it being available on every device and making choices that support its innovations. He said radio must continue to evolve to keep the Millenials engaged. He then discussed several other issues the NAB will be working on for radio.

The Best Ideas Come From The Local Markets

Culture changes and better communication were some of the topics discussed by three of radio's group heads at an NAB panel Monday, moderated by RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. The panel seemed to agree that the best ideas at a successful company come from the local people in the local markets.

Christian: No Dancing In The Streets

In a letter to shareholders filed with the company's annual report, Saga CEO Ed Christian gave a prediction like only Ed Christian could.

Cumulus Fires Hosts Then Sues Them Over Noncompetes

This one could turn out to be a lesson for managers on what they can and cannot do once they fires hosts who have noncompetes. And, we should find out if broadcasting over the Internet is considered competing with over-the-air. This battle comes from the Saginaw market where fired WHNN-FM hosts Johnny Burke and Blondie first filed a lawsuit against Cumulus, claiming age discrimination.

Forbes: Pandora Fails at Strategy Shift

Contributor Will Burns takes aim at a new TV ad Pandora is airing during the NBA playoffs. Burns says the company is ignoring its own strategy of "anticipation" and the ad falls flat.

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