(By Kelly Orchard) Congratulations, you’ve been named a market manager! Now what? You have a choice to make, right now. Do you want to be recognized and remembered by your team as the best manager they ever worked for — or the worst?
Last week, Alpha Media named Ernie Martinez National Director of Digital Content. Martinez has come a long way from his first gig in radio when he was 19 and a producer for Radio Disney. As the head of Alpha's Digital Division, Martinez is now responsible for the digital strategy for hundreds of Alpha's radio stations, and that includes finding ways to bring in digital revenue.
In our continuing search around the industry for millennials who love working in radio, it came as no surprise when we found one on the digital side of the business. Erin Nutter, 27, is the director of digital strategy for Max Media of Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach. Here's our interview with Erin.
(By Rob Dumke) Winning the hearts and minds of fans, and ultimately the market, is the challenge Sports PDs face daily. We have put together a panel of experts who understand the nuances of the format, the subtleties of how to select and motivate talent, and how to create product and content that enhances the bottom line. Here's what they had to say...
The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show is hosted by Gregg “Free Beer” Daniels, Chris “Hot Wings” Michels, Joe, Steve, and Justin. It started out as an afternoon show at noncommercial KIWR in Omaha back in 1997, when Daniels and Michaels were roommates at Central Michigan University. In 2017, The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show turns 20. Here’s our interview with the players who make up that syndicated team.
Serene and Pearl were born in New Zealand and raised in Australia. They now enjoy the country life in the United States, where they record and produce their podcast and new radio show from a cabin in the woods. Social media followers relate to the sisters because they lay out their day-to-day experiences for everyone to see.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that's been in radio for longer than a month that Mary Quass was voted one of radio's 20 best leaders. She's respected by every executive in the industry and loved by her employees, as we found out during the voting. Our Top 20 Leaders list is out this week and the NRG CEO did pretty well this year. Here are just some of the comments we received from the people Quass leads...
Part of Radio Ink's mission is to find radio's future stars and bring you their stories. Brandy “Beasy Baybie” Henshaw is the afternoon host on Alpha Media's Hot 103.9/93.9 in Columbia, SC. She's also featured in the upcoming Radio Ink issue "Future African American Leaders in Radio," which starts mailing across the country on March 19.
That's just one of the questions we asked Nielsen Audio Managing Director Brad Kelly in his May 22 Radio Ink cover story interview. A lot of industry revenue, and a lot of industry jobs, ride on the ratings. In the top 50 markets those ratings are determined by the Portable People Meter. What is Brad Kelly doing at Nielsen to make your radio life better?
Global Motorsports General Manager Larry Thorne tells Radio Ink that he has found his “niche” with the Cromwell Radio Group's Nashville cluster of stations — especially with Sports Talk. Here's our interview with Larry...