Galaxy Communications has been honored with three awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association. Galaxy is locally owned and operated with studios in downtown Syracuse and downtown Utica, NY.
Lee Hammer is the Operations Manager for four Cumulus AM stations in San Francisco (KNBR, KTCT, KGO, KSFO) and Program Director of KNBR and KTCT. He's been in radio for 36 years and 19 as a Program Director. While his focus is on all sports stations, because of his news background at KCBS the company added KGO and KSFO to his list of responsibilities.
(by Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti) Recently, I was invited by Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of ABC Radio News, to sit in on an editorial meeting at their New York headquarters. He didn't have to ask twice. And when he mentioned he would also give me a tour of the studios, I was ready to camp out in front of the Manhattan office until it opened in the morning.
(By Buzz Knight) There is no question that culture breeds excellence and that is the level of customer service all of our organizations seek to attain. The culture that we all seek to create, maintain, or improve is a fragile yet vital cog in our business process.
In his latest blog, Broadcast Attorney David Oxenford reminds the radio industry that this year is a big one for radio, represented by the RMLC, and performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
In Mark Ramsey's latest episode of Unplugged, he focuses on NPR's decision not to promote their podcasts on their radio broadcasts. So Ramsey asks, "Is NPR an organization mired in a decades-old bureaucracy, and doomed to die? Or is it smarter than the naysayers think? Ramsey and Tom Asacker also discuss Buzzfeed losing its buzz and the new Domino’s “Zero Click” ordering app. Listen to Unplugged HERE.
Although it appears he has little chance to become the Democratic nominee for President, radio stations around the country are happy Bernie Sanders is still in the race. According to Media Monitors, Sanders aired over 4,500 radio spots between April 15 and April 24 (he also ran over 8,500 TV ads). How did all the other candidates use radio?
An AP story, posted on CBS Sacramento, states Florida's economic development agency will run radio ads criticizing California’s decision to raise the minimum wage on stations in L.A. and San Francisco. Republican governor Rick Scott is heading to California Sunday to try to convince businesses to relocate to Florida. Picture courtesy CBS Sacramento
Mark Sturcken takes the new role with Beasley's Las Vegas cluster after serving in sales positions for Beasley since 2010, most recently as National Sales Manager. Beasley Media Group owns four FMs and one AM in Las Vegas. Sturken has 24 years experience working in the Las Vegas market.
Both companies are typically near the top of the Media Monitors weekly spot list and last week was no different. The Home Depot was, by far, number one, airing 68,834 commercials on radio stations across the country. GEICO ran 42,265. Rounding out the top five was Walgreens with 38,579, Burger King with 34,331, and JC Penney with 27,577.