A new "comprehensive study" by Borrell Associates projects that digital sales for radio will outpace last year's 11.4 percent growth and grow by 14 percent in 2016. The report, "Benchmarking: Local Radio Stations' Online Revenues," found that an average market cluster made $951,756 in digital sales in 2015, with the average station making $231,310. If the forecast of 14 percent growth holds true, digital advertising will account for 6.5 percent of station revenue this year, a full percentage point above the figure for 2015. The report was released by the Radio Advertising Bureau.
The new-look Country Radio Seminar began Monday afternoon in Nashville. The event, held at the Omni Hotel for the first time, kicked off with Keith Urban receiving the Artist Humanitarian Award for all his fundraising for charities and his efforts to spread the joy of music to kids all around the world. The award was presented to Urban by the 2015 winners, Lady Antebellum.
Envision Networks has unveiled the newly updated AmeriCountry, a multi-tasking content resource exclusively for country morning shows available 24/7 at AmeriCountry.com. The website retains...
The NAB Education Foundation is currently accepting applications for two leadership development programs: Broadcast Leadership Training and the Executive Development Seminar. The BLT program is designed to prepare senior-level broadcasters to advance into ownership or executive positions. EDS provides broadcast managers and professionals with tools to increase managerial effectiveness and advance career opportunities.
The winners of the third annual Westwood One Super Bowl Sound Awards were Motel 6 and Service King. Westwood asked listeners to vote on their favorite audio commercials airing in the Westwood One Super Bowl 50 broadcast. In addition, Westwood One commissioned a Nielsen study of 3,030 consumers who rated all 45 commercials on a series of key attributes.
In something of a dynasty shift, Walgreens held onto Media Monitors’ top spot this week with 48,150 radio ads nationwide, while perennial advertising titan The Home Depot plummeted from 7th position all the way to number 50.
John King has been a successful manager for many years. Aside from his skills as a great leader and manager, King (pictured here) oozes passion for radio. He's high-energy, enthusiastic about the business, and fun to be around. He's a great motivator. King, who now works for Alpha Media in Dayton, is a guest on our next Management Podcast.
And some are willing to hack AM radio's back into their vehicles, a clear sign listeners want radio to remain front and center in the console. You may recall that BMW was the first auto company to ditch AM radio in its i3 electric vehicle. Well, that has apparently is causing problems with the owners of those vehicles.
(by John Garziglia) A week ago Friday, on January 29, a small but significant slice of broadcast station owners, engineers, and lawyers went wild, filing some 416 or so FM translator modification applications on Day 1 of the 250-mile move filing window.
The story we ran last week about Bobbi Maxwell, who quit her job with Cumulus after her workload became unbearable, generated days of discussion among Radio Ink readers. This weekend Maxwell responded to all of those comments. Here's what she had to say...