Trent Ferguson is living a dream. Ever since he started listening to satellite radio when he was very young he has wanted to be on the air. Now 20, Ferguson is the new morning sports anchor and high school football color commentator for WNZF-FM, 94.9 in Flagler County Florida. Ferguson prides himself on calling it like he sees it, even though he has been blind since birth.
(By Bob McCurdy) The following continues the education theme of the past several weeks. These snippets have been culled from various sources. All can help build on a “Why radio” story and are worth knowing and sharing with clients.
(By Randy Lane) When many of us started in radio, dead air was a cardinal sin. I still have the dreaded dream of being on air, the music runs out, I can’t speak, I can’t find a song or commercial, and I can’t find anything to fill the dead air. As it turns out, dead air is actually good!
(By Spike Santee) Business today is filled with so much pressure to focus on things that are both important and urgent, things that need to be addressed right now! We sometimes feel as if we just move from one emergency to the next, never finding enough time to catch our breath and plan for the future.
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Former CBS Radio Executive Dan Mason is eager for the new football season to start. The newly named Chairman of Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN) is looking forward to an August launch of a radio network featuring all the talent, numbers, and analytics that VSiN is known for on other platforms.
Barrett Sports Media has chosen New York City as the location of its 2020 BSM Summit. The two-day affair focuses on various aspects of the sports media business.
Employees at KCRW in Santa Monica voted to recognize SAG-AFTRA as their labor union. The online vote was conducted according to an election agreement reached between SAG-AFTRA and KCRW.
(By Ronald Robinson) All the canaries, once ensconced in radio’s coal mines, are gone. Talent was inserted instead. Even before the Great Deregulation Apocalypse of the mid-‘90s, radio’s ownership and leadership had stopped paying any attention to the canaries that were passing out.
iHeartMedia Des Moines’ 1040 WHO has just had Van Harden and Bonnie Lucas inducted into the Iowa Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. The Van and Bonnie Show has played an important role in the community for 24 years.