Your Radio Ink morning headlines return on Monday, November 30th, following the holiday break. If important radio news breaks we'll keep you up to date on social media and through our news alerts. All of us here at Radio Ink would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Entercom has teamed up with the Ad Council on a program called COPING-19, a national PSA campaign aimed at raising awareness and providing tips and resources to help people experiencing mental health challenges.
WKCI-FM in New Haven raised over $16,000 and collected 498 frozen turkeys, 164 pounds of meat and over 6, 600 pounds of non-perishable food items during the 30th annual KC101 Stuff-A-Bus food drive for the Connecticut Food Bank.
Beasley Media Group’s WMMR Philadelphia hosts Preston & Steve brought in $1.4 million during their Camp Out For Hunger event. Proceeds will go to hunger relief organization Philabundance, which acquires and distributes food to help feed those in need, while also advocating for policies that increase food access.
It's one of the biggest fundraisers we've reported on so far for the 2020 season. Armstrong & Getty's “Warrior Foundation Freedom Station Give-A-Thon” raised $1.2 million which will be used to help wounded vets recover both physically and mentally from service injuries.
The iHeartMedia Boston NBC10 “One Night Only” concert special featuring Kane Brown, Old Dominion, Kelsea Ballerini, Jon Pardi, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina and Jimmie Allen raised over $38,000 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
(By Gary Berkowitz) Format changes are nothing new to radio. But when three stations all change format in one market, on one day, now that’s news!
Like every business and industry, radio took a hit to the gut that decimated advertising revenue, strained resources, shut down studios, and had staff scrambling to set up remote office locations in 2020. Everyone was impacted, but to leaders fell the greatest responsibility any had ever faced, making decisions they never before had to make.
Before COVID-19 blanketed the United States, bringing most gatherings to an end, radio remotes were a vital tool in the arsenal of a radio sales rep. Today, as Cumulus Media's Pierre Bouvard points out in his latest blog, stations must get creative with virtual events to fill the remote void.
Westwood One will offer four distinct holiday specials designed for Adult Contemporary and Hot Adult Contemporary formats. Stations can air one of the Christmas specials or all four on Saturdays or Sundays from November 28th through December 20th.