iHeartMedia's Thea Mitchem is kicking you-know-what and taking names in a world dominated by men: programming radio stations. Mitchem is iHeart's Executive Vice President of Programming for the Northeast Division, and Program Director for the influential Power 105.1 in New York City. She's been in radio for 21 years, programming for 15. Mitchem will appear on Radio Ink's 2016 Best Program Directors in America list, which comes out on May 9.
In our ongoing effort to troll the country and find radio stations doing unique, out-of-the-box radio so we can share those ideas with you, we tripped upon what Cayuga Radio Group General Manager Chet Osadchey is doing in Ithaca, New York.
In this day and age of limited staffs, budget cuts, and failing all-news stations, 1010 WINS in New York City continues to do outstanding work. This most recent piece of news we're going to detail is especially strong, it's something only a handful of radio news operations would even attempt. It includes excellent reporting with very detailed news broadcasts, tackling an issue that has the local community by the jugular.
Jason Garte runs one of radio’s most successful imaging companies. But back when he first dipped his toe in the radio business, he had...