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...
Marc Rayfield has been in radio since 1990, more than half his life. His first job as a manager was as the Local Sales Manager for WIP in Philadelphia shortly after it launched as the second sports radio station in America (behind WFAN in New York). His last two positions with CBS Radio were running the New York and Philadelphia markets. A huge responsibility.
Leslie Whittles' job for Cumulus in Houston is to grow the KRBE product and brand with a focus on how the station can best serve the community. That, of course, includes all facets of what comes out of the speakers as well as the overall image of the station. The most important part of her responsibility is to make sure her entire team understands and is focused on the goals.
What’s the best way to make sure you and everyone working for you are on the same page? Radio Ink reached out to a handful of managers who made our Best Managers in Radio list in 2017 and asked them this question: What do you expect from the people you manage?
Kim Komando was 9 when she first sat at a computer, helping her mother locate software “bugs” while she coded software. She graduated high school at age 16 and went to Arizona State University where she started helping people using computers. Kim graduated top of her class from ASU’s School of Business at 19 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.
(By Rob Dumke) Getting noticed in one of the top five banking markets in the country and the third-largest radio market in the U.S. is a daunting task. Matt Doubleday, CMO for Wintrust Financial Corp. of Chicago, does it every day... with radio.
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...
Joan Mestres is a senior marketing consultant for Hubbard Interactive in St. Louis. Mestres decided running PSAs for a local charity just wasn’t enough. She got creative, stayed persistent, and created several ideas for the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Not only did her ideas raise funds for the organization, they produced revenue for the station.
Keith Hastings is the Director of Branding & Programming for Cox Media Group's KISS-FM and KTKX-FM in San Antonio, and he's CMG's Rock and Classic Rock Format Leader. He's been in radio for 40 years and 31 as a programmer. On May 8, Hastings will be featured in Radio Ink Magazine as one of Radio’s Best Program Directors in America. Here's why...
How many times do salespeople drive by a big chain franchise and say to themselves 'I'm not calling on them, all their advertising is probably handled by corporate.' Here's one big reason why that should never happen. (Our weekly Advertiser Success Stories are sponsored by Sun & Fun Media)