Van Natta Podcast A New Move For ESPN

Award-winning journalist Don Van Natta Jr. will see his role expand across ESPN as the host of two new series slated to debut in 2019. One project that Van Natta and Dahl are developing is a new ESPN interview podcast.

Sell As If You’re Running Track

(By Charlie Sislen) Most sales people are relieved that 2020 is in the rearview mirror. It’s hard to imagine another sales year like that. 

Matheny Talks The Future

The NAB's head tech guy discusses the future of broadcast technology, including all-digital radio, Next Gen TV, and artificial intelligence in broadcasting.

Foundation Distributes Record Amount in 2017

More than $1 million was distributed to broadcasters in need by The broadcasters Foundation in 2017, a record amount. Chairman Dan Mason said what’s even more striking is that there are still broadcasters who need help.

Flashback Friday: Phil Boyce Fires Bob Grant

Radio Ink Magazine turns 25 in 2017. In every issue magazine we'll be looking back at some of our best issues, greatest quotes and top interviews. Every Friday, here at we'll also be taking a cool look through the Radio Ink time machine. Back in 2003 we interviewed Programming guru Phil Boyce (who is now with Salem). Boyce was working at WABC in New York City. He had just moved to WABC from WJR in Detroit to replace John Mainelli. His task -- to "blow up the station." Here's an excerpt from our 2003 interview....

Merilatt New Digital Sports Editor,

James Merilatt is a Mile High kind of guy. He joins Bonneville Denver after spending the past three years with Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, most recently serving as Director of Business Operations for indoor lacrosse team the Colorado Mammoth.

Skyview Scores Redskins Deal

Skyview Networks has signed a multi-year partnership with the NFL’s Washington Redskins for AdView Inventory Management software and Live Read Capture system.

Cumulus Q4 Revenue Declines 13.1%

And for the entire year, that will be remembered for a pandemic, more than anything else, Cumulus revenue was off by 26.7%. On the positive side, each quarter seems to be doing better than the previous quarter, digital revenue is up and podcasting is growing.

Valliere Gets PD Stripes

Jenny Valliere has been promoted to Program Director of KZIA/Cedar Rapids, IA (Z102.9), while also remaining the station's Music Director and afternoon host.

iHeart Returns LITE To Chicago

iHeartMedia Chicago is bringing back heritage station brand 93.9 LITE FM, when the station ends Christmas music after the holidays. The company is dumping the MYFM moniker, which it switched to in 2013. The format will stay the same (The Best Variety of the 80s, 90s and Now). Kristina Kage, Robin Rock, and Mick Lee will continue to host the station’s programming.

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