Alternative Rock Showcased In Chicago

Chicago’s Alternative Rock station 101 WKQX-FM has launched a companion podcast and Sunday music feature, both called The History of Alternative. The new podcast and weekend feature follows on the heels of a five-week Alt Rock anthology event on the station.

Report: Carton WFAN Return Imminent

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand is reporting that former WFAN morning show co-host could sign a contract to return to the station as early as today. Marchand is speculating that Carton will partner with Evan Roberts in afternoon drive and 67-year old Joe Benigno will retire.

How One Radio Company Took On The Pandemic And Won!

(By Gary Fisher) It was a chilly April 15 morning on the Black Horse Pike in Atlantic City. It should have been the start of another bustling summer season at the Jersey shore. We just finished chatting with the mailman, who left without delivering any checks for the fifth straight day.

Gratitude Leadership

(By Buzz Knight) Finding personal satisfaction and a sense of overall happiness can be an incredibly difficult thing. Even in a non-pandemic moment there are days that pass where this sense of well being is elusive.

Podcast Network Launches With Familiar Radio Voices

Quake Media is charging $4.99 per month which gets subscribers access to its content ad-free. The company has launched a political vertical with shows from Laura Ingraham, Soledad O’Brien, Mike Huckabee, Marc Lamont Hill, Gretchen Carlson, Buck Sexton, and Andrew Gillum.

ESPN Launches Investigative Podcast

ESPN is out with a new four-part series that tells the story podcast of an obscure former Olympian and alleged serial sexual predator, Conrad Avondale Mainwaring. This 13-month ESPN investigation by the “Outside the Lines” team brought him out of the shadows. 

Our Latest Issue is Out

Radio Ink's Best Managers in Radio list will be making its way to your mailboxes this week as our latest issue makes its way through the U.S. Postal Service delivery system. Our cover story interview is with Broadcast Attorney Frank Montero. And, as always, the issue is packed so many ideas to help you succeed you'll need a day off to read them all. Get your own subscription to Radio Ink HERE.

Edison: Podcast Listening Sees Big Jump

Edison Research is reporting that for the first time since its Share of Ear study began tracking audio consumption in 2014, podcasting’s share of all audio listening is now 6% of consumption. This marks an all-time high for podcasting.

Cavs Extend With iHeart

The NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and iHeartMedia Cleveland announced a multiyear agreement beginning with the 2020-21 season. The new deal will keep WTAM-AM/FM and WMMS-FM as the official flagship stations for the Cavs.

Chiang Takes On Expanded Role With CMG

He's a fixture at the top of Radio Ink's Best Country PD list (11 appearances) and now Johnny Chiang will take over Country Format Leader for Cox Media Group with the departure of Jeff Garrison. Chiang will continue in his role as Director of Operations for CMG Houston.

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