GM’s: How Important is Local to You?

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...

Superstar Profile: Alpha Media’s Valerie Sickles

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."

Millennial Spotlight – Neuhoff Media’s Andrew Harby

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...

1010 WINS Is At It Again – Making Great Radio

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...

What Is The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show?

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.

What Does Charles Osgood Think About News Coverage Today?

In our final installment of our three-part interview with the great Charles Osgood, we asked him about the evolving news business and what he thinks about how the news is being covered today, a much different world than when he first started. Although Osgood recently retired from Television he can still be heard on the radio as part of the Westwood One family. We also asked Osgood to share some advice for young broadcasters hoping to get into radio news and why he decided to stay in radio after retiring from Television.

Why Didn’t Charles Osgood Ever Become A Manager?

There aren't too many broadcasters left that are as unique, creative and genuinely nice as Charles Osgood. The good news is that when Osgood retired from his position as host of CBS's Sunday morning news program, he decided he was going to continue his broadcasts on the radio as part of the Westwood One family. We were honored to be able to speak to Osgood recently where he gave us his view on radio, calling it his "window on the world." Today, in part two of our three-part series, Osgood talks about a few of the stories he covered early in his career and why he never went into management.

Charles Osgood…Still Loving Radio

Not too long ago, Charles Osgood retired from his role as host of CBS TV's Sunday Morning news program. However, he continues to be heard on the radio, the medium that got him into the broadcast business, as part of the Westwood One family. When he retired from his television show in September, Osgood said radio was his window on the world.

23 Years Running Top 10 Market. How Did He Do That?

Earlier this week Salem announced its Philadelphia Market Manager Russ Whitnah was retiring after 23 years leading that market for the company. Running a major market (Philadelphia is number 8) for more than two decades is an outstanding accomplishment. So, of course, we were intrigued about how Whitnah did it. And we know you always want to know more than what the press release says. So we asked him. Here's what he had to say...

Why is Keith Lawless One of Radio’s Best Leaders?

On Thursday, September 22 at The Radio Show in Nashville, Radio Ink magazine will be introducing the industry to radio’s most successful Sales Managers, General Managers, Digital Sellers, and Account Executives. Thanks to the Radio Advertising Bureau, we are able to recognize these industry greats every year with awards named in honor of Wayne Cornils, who worked for the RAB for many years and was one of radio’s greatest ambassadors. Keith Lawless is also a great ambassador for radio and here are the reasons why...

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