The three panels are called: "Victory in the Hallways: Creating a Positive Work Culture," "Embracing the Data to Predict Hits," and "Coaching the Coaches: Top Talent Tell How to Motivate them Best." The Country Radio Seminar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville.
Tribune Executive Larry Wert has been elected Interim Chairman of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. The position has been vacant since 1995 when Arthur Nielsen stepped down after leading the museum board since 1984. Wert will also serve as Chairman of the Museum's seven-member Executive Committee that is expected to see some changes. He'll serve until the end of 2017.
It didn't take former Philadelphia sports talker Josh Innes long to throw some verbal jabs at a few people from his new home in Houston. Innes replaced long-time SportsTalk 790 KBME host Charlie Pallilo and said this about him...
Anyone looking to better understand the importance of the $1 trillion African-American consumer market, and the best way to connect with African-American consumers, might want to attend the 16th Annual Power of Urban Radio Forum in Washington, D.C. being held Thursday.
It would be fair to say that the station’s 15th Annual Food Drive was a success. The food (1,400,000 pounds, to be exact) was raised over a 12-hour event, and will go to 10 pantries in the Decatur/Macon County area.
Eric Mastel has taken what we are told was a struggling cluster for Cumulus and turned it into one of the company's top performers. You cannot do that without getting people to follow you into battle.
In the latest Nielsen report, in the Hispanic 18-and-over demo, radio runs away with the audience. Approximately 96.7% of the Hispanic population is reached by radio on a weekly basis, 7 percentage points higher than television. The smartphone is a distant third at 81.5%. That 96.7% number, according to Nielsen, translates to just under 35 million Hispanics reached every week by radio.
eMarketer reports that US marketers will allocate an average of 11.6% of their ad budget and inventory to digital audio by mid-2017, doubling what they spent two years earlier. The research suggests the money will go to streaming music services and podcasts, and most likely be done through programmatic buying.
Talk show host Jerry Springer has a weekly podcast called Tales, Tunes & Tomfoolery. He has joined Westwood One’s Podcast & On-Demand platform via audioBoom and Westwood will now provide exclusive ad sales representation for the show.
The RTDNA handed out its prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards last night in Washington, DC. ABC News Radio won the top honor for Overall Excellence in Radio, Breaking News- Radio and Hard News- Radio. VP for ABC Radio Steve Jones accepted the award and here's what he had to say.