(By Buzz Knight) Life is clearly too short. The news of the passing of Ron Tarsi is evidence of that fact. Ron was one of my first bosses in the real job world and although like many situations we had drifted apart.
Stacie Dupuy got into radio after meeting an on air personality during a remote. "You never know how your life will change with just one interaction," Stacie told Radio Ink. She was in retail sales at the time and didn’t know a thing about radio or outside sales.
While digital companies prosper, the government should not over-regulate broadcasters. That was the message from FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference in Miami Thursday. Simington produced some eye-popping revenue stats when he compared the big three digital platforms to radio.
That’s what Alicia Menendez said at the Radio Ink Hispanic Radio Conference this week. Menendez is the co-host of the Latina To Latina podcast. She’s also a weekend anchor for MSNBC. The Latina To Latina podcast recently went over 1 million downloads.
We want to send out a special thank you to Dan Spears and BMI for bringing in 2-time Grammy-nominated, BMI award-winning singer-songwriter Elsten Torres, who played a set of songs for Emilio Estefan, right in front of the superstar. Radio Ink presented its Medallas de Cortez Distinguished Leadership Award at the Hispanic Radio Conference. Torres was amazing. Thank you Dan.
WBUR’s Endless Thread podcast is launching a new series focusing on the origin, manipulation and cultural impact of memes. The series launches October 1.
WBQB, Fredericksburg VA has named Jeremy Grey as permanent morning drive host. Grey has been a fill-in host since Dee Daniels left to pursue other interests outside the industry.
Vinnie Medugno, a NYC DJ and cover artist has been added to the 77WABC music weekend lineup. 'My Cousin Vinnie' show will feature hits from the 60s to 70s Saturday nights.
Lee Hill is the first Executive Editor for GBH News. Hill is the executive producer for 'The Takeaway' at WNYC in New York. GBH News is a local news provider in Boston, using a multiplatform newsroom that includes GBH 89.7 Boston’s Local NPR station, TV and digial.