Hubbard Talent Institute Begins In Washington

The inaugural Hubbard Radio Talent Institute debuted Monday on the campus of Central Washington University in Washington State. Hubbard CEO Ginny Morris opened the 10-day teaching event, followed by Alpha Media Chairman Larry Wilson (pictured here). Twenty-one students will learn about radio from attending nearly 40 sessions on every aspect of radio.
Buzz Knight 2016

The Psychology Of Coaching

(By Buzz Knight) Everyone is different. That's what makes us all special. What makes one talent tick positively can be the direct opposite from another talent. One person takes input in a meeting with the rigidity of an agenda while another may welcome a more freewheeling style. That's what makes the world go around and as coaches of talent we need to listen to and observe these nuances.

Bubba And Nielsen Will Try Mediation

You would think settling this fight in mediation would be a long shot, but both sides are set to give it a try next month. Both Nielsen and Todd Clem have already agreed, in court filings, that a settlement is unlikely. Nielsen accuses Clem of ratings tampering by contacting PPM panelists, and is asking Clem for $1 million in damages. The mediation session will take place July 5 at 1:30 in Tampa with attorney Dennis Alvarez sitting in as the mediator.

Salem Inks Atsinger Through 2019

The new employment agreement, filed with the SEC, for the Salem CEO includes a base salary of $980,000 from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017; $985,000 from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018; and $995,000 from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. Atsinger will also be eligible for bonus money which will be decided by the Salem Board of Directors and the company will pay 100% of his health insurance and provide him with a vehicle.

Two New Hires For Entravision

Entravision has appointed Angela Navarrete (pictured) to Senior VP of Integrated Marketing Solutions in McAllen, Texas, and Rene Morales to SP of Integrated Marketing Solutions in Las Vegas. Both will be responsible for selling Entravision’s media and marketing solutions across the company’s television, radio, and digital properties, in their respective markets.

Alpha Host Wins Award From Hospital

It’s John Riley, co-host of The Morning Drive with John & Nancy on 93.3 The Drive (WPBG), Peoria, and the award is the Bill Houlihan Professional Award from Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Fast Food Wars Benefit Radio

Burger King jumped from 15th place to 3rd last week on the Media Monitors weekly radio spot chart. The Home of the Whopper aired over 29,200 commercials to jump past 4th placed McDonald's, which aired 25,000 commercials on radio stations all across America.

Subway Ramping Up Digital To Reach Customers

Here's some interesting news from one of radio's best advertisers. According to Digiday, Subway is putting together a 150-person digital team to focus on technology development, loyalty programs, digital strategy, and consumer behavior.

SiriusXM Launching Red-Hot Channel

The new channel will be called Red Hot Chili Peppers Radio and will launch on Wednesday, June 15 in celebration of the band's new studio album, The Getaway, to be released June 17. Chris Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers super fan, will host the limited-run channel. Red Hot Chili Peppers Radio will feature music spanning the band's entire career.

Triton: Mobile Listening Skyrockets

In its April digital ranker, Triton is reporting that mobile listening made up 76.2% of total listening during the M-F 6A-8P daypart, which was an all-time high. When compared to March, the Urban AC format showed the largest listening gain with a 9.4 percent increase in Average Active Sessions.

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