As Chief Marketing Officer at the Katz Media Group, Stacey Schulman is responsible for elevating the perception and currency of radio, and driving overall growth for Katz Media Group's station clients, of which there are many. The last time we interviewed Schulman, she was Executive VP of Strategy, Analytics and Research at Katz. She was promoted to CMO this past May.
Kay Olin's long and extremely successful radio career started by accident. She had just graduated from Agnes Scott College as a political science major and was working as a receptionist down the hall from RKO TV/Radio Reps in Atlanta. One day she asked what they did because they looked like they were having so much fun. The response was: “Do you want to work here?” She said yes and was hired.
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.
(By Gary Krantz) Lee Harris is an air talent on one of the country’s biggest stations, but his experience across other segments of the radio business have inspired a company and products that may just reshape the industry’s future. We got a look at his thought process.
In 2017, not only is Radio Ink celebrating its 25th birthday, our Radio Wayne Awards also turn 25. The Radio Wayne Awards recognize outstanding performance in radio leadership, management, and sales. In 1994, Skip Finley won the Radio Wayne for Broadcaster of the Year and we recently caught up with Finley to discuss the award he won and what he's working on.
Earlier this week we reported that JAM Media Solutions, lead by Jonathan Mason, joined the ranks of radio ownership with the $3 million purchase of six radio stations in Outer Banks, North Carolina, and Muscatine, Iowa. The owner of the company is Pastor Jonathan Mason
Radio Ink’s Lifetime Leadership Award is presented each year, in conjunction with our 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list, to a radio executive who has demonstrated over the course of his or her career a commitment to excellence and has set a standard in leadership for others to emulate. Previous recipients include Lowry Mays, Ralph Guild, Gary Fries, Eddie Fritts, Bill Burton, Gordon Hastings, Ed McLaughlin, Jerry Lee, Charles Warfield, Dan Mason, and Cathy Hughes.Our 2017 Lifetime Leadership Award recipient is Bruce Reese.
(Paul Rotella) Every Congress, a few well-meaning, but misinformed legislators appear to forget that they represent the people of their districts and not the foreign-owned record companies, and introduce, in one form or another, the toxic royalty fee legislation commonly known as the “Performance Tax.” It does no one any good at all, and helps stifle the creative growth and opportunities for success of emerging artists...
Steve Swick is all about local. He's about local when he's running his eight radio stations. He's about local when he's dealing with his clients at Local Radio Networks. And he's not a happy man when roadblocks are put in his way when he's trying to execute great local radio.
Jay Michaels is the Program Director for CBS Radio's JACK-FM (KJKK-FM) in Dallas. This 18-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 is out now. Here is our extended interview with one of Radio's Best PDs...Jay Michaels