As the EVP for Strategy & Analytics at the Katz Radio Group, Stacey Lynn Schulman gets to work with almost the entire radio industry, so she surely plays a vital role as an advocate and industry builder. Her job is also to make sure the Katz Radio Group sellers have the most current, persuasive, analytical resources at their fingertips to promote the value and efficacy of radio.
(By Rob Dumke) It’s been more than three decades since Nick Andrew opened the doors of his first restaurant, and from the beginning he has counted on radio to bring in the customers.
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."
That's what former WGN Chicago (and now Entercom Chicago Market Manager) Jimmy deCastro called Todd Manley when Manley worked for deCastro as WGN's VP of Content & Programming. Now Manley sits in the GM seat, running one of the most recognizable set of call letters in the country. What's his plan now that he has the keys?
Sue Wilson is the Vice President of Operations for Rubber City Radio in Akron. She has 36 years in the business, 30 of them as a programmer. Today Sue oversees the operations of Classic Rock WONE, News/Talk WAKR, Smooth Jazz WNWV and Country WQMX and programs WQMX. Her GM Thom Mandel tells Radio Ink, "Sue is an amazing leader who just keeps getting better. She hasn't just made us a great Country station. She has made us a great RADIO station."
(By Gary Krantz) From the 1940s through 1998, WALL-AM was the “go to” station for New York’s Hudson Valley. Yet for almost 20 years, its original home, Middletown, was without live, local programming. That is, until Bud Williamson of Neversink Media Group resurrected the heritage station.
Heather Monahan is the Chief Revenue Officer for The Beasley Media Group. Her main responsibility is increasing revenue. Period. She's been Beasley's CRO since January 2015 -- overseeing all sales of the company's core radio, digital, and non-traditional revenue opportunities.
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...
This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the January 8, 2018 issue of Radio Ink Magazine. (By Jon Quick for Radio Ink Magazine) I believe the best place to find future talent is the smaller and medium markets. Unfortunately, voicetracking has taken the place of so much real live talent, but they are still out there. If you look. And listen.
Keith Cunningham is the Program Director at Cumulus' 95/5 KLOS in Los Angeles. He's been a successful PD for two decades, building up quite a resume at some of the country's biggest brands including WXRK K-ROCK in New York, WKQX Q101 in Chicago, KSJO The Rock in San Francisco, WMMR in Philadelphia and WBOS in Boston, among many others.