Those were the words of David Field, Wednesday, after taking a question about the announced Shazam ratings service. Entercom and three other companies announced they were launching a new app-based ratings service with Shazam, although the details about the service were minimal, and when it will be ready is unknown.
The nice comments (and a few not so nice) from industry veterans about former RBR/TVBR Publisher Jim Carnegie are piling up following the announcement of his death, and Eric Rhoads' editorial about his friendship with Carnegie. We heard from Walter Sabo, Joe Bilotta, Katy Bachman, Dick Taylor, and Barry O'Brien, just to name a few. In cased you missed it yesterday, here's the link to the editorial and the comments.
The 2016 NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show will be hosted by WCBS-FM morning man Scott Shannon.
When consumers listen to local radio, the DJ's will tell them when a band or artist, in the format they're enjoying, come to town for a contest. Now, when you give an artist a thumbs up in Pandora, you'll get a notification when that artist is making a stop near your town. And one tap will send you to the ticket purchase page. Pandora purchased Ticketfly last year for $450 million.
Subscribers will start receiving our most popular issue of the year today as it makes its way around the country via snail mail and digital download. Our 2016 power issue is the most successful -- and thickest -- Top 40 issue in nearly a decade, packed with great support from radio's vendors, new Top 40 lists, interviews with radio's 40 Most Powerful, and a special feature on Radio One founder Cathy Hughes, who will be given the 2016 Radio Ink Lifetime Leadership Award later this year at Forecast.
Public Media Company PRX is opening a podcasting studio in Boston called the Podcast Garage. The plan is for the facility to serve as a recording space and educational center, dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling.
Steph Lova is joining morning host Joe Clair and News Director Guy Lambert as part of the Joe Clair Morning Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C., beginning August 15.
He becomes Senior VP of Programming for iHeartMedia's St. Louis cluster. AJ has been with iHeart since 2012, previously as Senior VP of Programming for Richmond and Norfolk.
Cliff Smithers is taking over as PD and morning host at Classic Hits WRQN-FM in Toledo. Smithers is heading home.