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.
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.
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.
Seattle’s KPLU reporters have garnered four 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards from the RTNDA.
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.
PodcastOne announced Tuesday that international pet expert Warren Eckstein is launching a new weekly podcast. With a successful 30-year career in syndicated radio, Eckstein will provide original content about pet news and tips, along with inviting celebrity guests.
Steve Weed has been named Senior VP of Programming for Central California. Weed has been with iHeart since 2010 and will continue as Senior VP of the Fresno market. His experience includes past programming roles in New York City, Detroit, Seattle, and St. Louis. iHeartMedia Central California includes Fresno, Bakersfield, Modesto/Stockton, and Monterey.
Cumulus-owned KNBR in San Francisco has re-signed morning radio personalities Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffrey, co-hosts of The Murph and Mac Show on KNBR 680 San Francisco. The show will celebrate its 10th anniversary together on KNBR this year.
Todd Cavanah has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio Chicago. Cavanah most recently worked at WBBM-FM, where he began as an on-air personality in 1990, before being promoted to PD in 1993. Since 2011, he has also held a dual position as PD of WJMK-FM.
Alpha Media, Greenville-New Bern announced the appointment of three Senior Account Executives to sales management positions. Tori Ange and Paula Wood have been promoted...