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.
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.
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.
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...
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."
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.