Major Garrett has been a familiar face in television news for years, first with Fox and now with CBS as its chief White House correspondent. Takeout is Garrett’s weekly podcast that covers politics, policy, and pop culture. Each episode is actually recorded over a meal at a Washington, D.C. restaurant.
Heather Birks started working for the Broadcast Education Association in 2006, after working for the NAB for four years and NABEF for six. BEA is an academic media organization for educators, students, and professionals. BEA hired Birks, because in the six years she worked at NABEF, she helped build, manage and produce the Service to America Awards, and helped launch and run the Broadcast Leadership Training Program.
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.
Chris Kroeger (pictured) hosts PrimeTime with Chris Kroeger weekday afternoons on Entercom’s WFNZ in Charlotte. OrthoCarolina, a physician-owned private company, is one of the nation’s leading independent academic orthopedics practices, serving North Carolina and the Southeast. And it’s one of WFNZ’s best clients. (Our weekly Advertiser Success Stories are sponsored by Sun & Fun Media)
Bruce Demps started his radio career in sales with WIVY Y103 in Jacksonville back in 1983, when it was one of four stations in the market owned by Infinity Broadcasting. He went on to work for Clear Channel and Radio One, among other companies. He told us about his long and winding road through the radio industry and beyond, and we wanted to share his story with you because we know so many of you can relate.
Bruce Mittman and Jim Leven are partners in Community Broadcasters. They met in 1986, when Mittman was visiting a station where Leven was working as the manager. Mittman eventually purchased that station in 1986 and the two have been friends ever since. Their radio careers wound around and back together again.
Twenty-seven-year old Jud Heussler is the program director for Curtis Media’s WPLW & WWPL in Raleigh, NC. He started his life in radio as an intern with WGR-AM in Buffalo when he was a senior in high school. In late 2016 he was hired by Curtis Media as the program director at WPLW & WWPL. Let’s find out why this millennial chose radio as a career.
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.
Tom Barnard may be remembered as the most successful host in the history of Minneapolis-St. Paul. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017 and has a Marconi on his shelf. He’s also become one of the most successful podcasters in radio. We talked to him about his life, career, and what he's doing now.
Jeff Catlin is the Program Director for Cumulus Media's KTCK FM/AM The Ticket and KESN FM ESPN Radio 103.3 in Dallas. The 17-year PD has a radio career spanning 25 years and he is, of course, on Radio Ink's 2017 Best PDs in America list which comes out in four days. Here's what one of Cumulus' Dallas salespeople said about Jeff...