What Is The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show?

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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.

1010 WINS Is At It Again – Making Great Radio

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Something we love to do here at Radio Ink is to find and highlight stations that produce great content. 1010 WINS in New York City is a station that makes our job easy. A year ago the station produced a series addressing the growing heroin epidemic that's gripping the nation. Here's what Director of News and Programming Ben Mevorach and his team are up to now...

Millennial Spotlight – Neuhoff Media’s Andrew Harby

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Over the past few years there has been a growing perception that most millennials only want to work in Silicon Valley — and that they have no desire to work in radio. We’ve found that not to be the case. Andrew Harby is the local sales manager for Neuhoff Media in Springfield, IL. He’s 27 and says he started in radio when he was 12...

Superstar Profile: Alpha Media’s Valerie Sickles

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Valerie Sickles is in her 16th year in radio. She says radio was her destiny. "I never intended radio as a career path. As a matter of fact, my career path has included TV, public affairs, event planning, and even working for a theatre company. Little did I know, I was being prepared for this beast we call radio and I wouldn’t have it any other way."

GM’s: How Important is Local to You?

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Local, local, local. We hear that a lot when asking managers about making a radio station successful. We also hear that as long as content is entertaining, it doesn’t matter where it comes from. So which is it? We turned to a panel of managers who were on Radio Ink’s 2016 Best Managers list for the answer to this question: How important is local autonomy in making a station successful today? Here's what these top managers had to say...

Davis Broadcasting: Celebrating 30 Years, And Still Going Strong

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Greg Davis and his wife, Cheryl, started the Davis Broadcasting 30 years ago, with Greg as the CEO and GM and Cheryl as the operations manager. They are still running the company together today, along with their son Greg, Jr. and daughter Geniece Granville. Radio Ink was very honored to interview one of the nicest and most humble radio broadcasting families in America.

How To Market Yourself For Success

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Tim Leary has been in radio since the age of 18. That includes doing weekend overnights for Loren (Loren and Wally) in Boston, tech producing for Steve Dahl, and writing and doing on-air characters for Mancow. He's worked in Boston, Chicago, Sacramento, Reno, Providence, Cleveland, and Savannah/Hilton Head, where he's settled in working for Alpha.

Debunking The Lie That Millenials Hate Radio

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We’ve heard it over and over: Radio is not a home for the young, the college graduates, the millennials. Radio Ink took that as a challenge and set out to find happy millenials at radio stations all over the country. We'll be spotlighting those millennials, asking why they’ve chosen this career and why they love working in radio. The first is Galaxy Communications star Katelyn Pray.

Radio Performance Tax Does More Harm Than Good

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(Paul Rotella) Every Congress, a few well-meaning, but misinformed legislators appear to forget that they represent the people of their districts and not the foreign-owned record companies, and introduce, in one form or another, the toxic royalty fee legislation commonly known as the “Performance Tax.” It does no one any good at all, and helps stifle the creative growth and opportunities for success of emerging artists...

Why These Two Millenials Love Working in Radio

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Radio Ink is on a mission to debunk the theory that Millennials do not want to work in radio. Phylicia Cahill and Amanda Latorraca are both 29 years old, and work for Connoisseur in Connecticut. Phylicia got her start in radio as an intern and moved into sales. Amanda started in Television and made the switch to radio. Here's what they say about working in the radio industry.


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