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(Advertiser Success Story) Necker's Jewelers opened in 1893. The owner was a German immigrant who sold the business to the parents of Dave and DJ Necker in 1952. It was then sold to Dave and DJ in 1990. There are now two Necker's Jewelry locations. The original location in DeWitt, Iowa, the other store is in Davenport, Iowa. (Our weekly Advertiser Success Stories are sponsored by Sun & Fun Media)
Skyview Networks was launched by Ken Thiele and Dave Chamberlain during the 1995-1996 NBA season. The goal was to get the games broadcast to markets outside Phoenix. They've come a long way since that idea was launched over 20 years ago.
It’s 3 a.m. ET and the crew for This Morning – America's First News is starting the day from Compass Media Networks’ news operation embedded within the walls of Dow Jones’ Princeton, New Jersey news center. For this team of dedicated broadcasters, it all nearly ended in November 2014 when the show almost shut down due to a downsizing. Here's the story of how it was saved.
As the NFL season comes flying up, Philadelphia’s SportsRadio 94WIP is set and ready to cover every minute for denizens of the city of the Steak & Cheese. As the team’s flagship station, every game will be aired on WIP with additional live pre- and postgame shows.
Radio Ink recruited two of the best programming minds in the business, Lee Abrams and Randy Michaels, to answer this question: "What are the greatest Top 40 stations of all time?” Here's how they stacked them up ... and your lively debate, comments and disagreements on how they did.
The radio industry's top leaders do not just fall into their positions of leadership. They work harder, they work smarter, and they find ways to put themselves into positions to advance their careers. We turned to four of radio's top leaders and asked them exactly how they do it. Why are they the ones leading people? What did they do to educate themselves? Here's what they had to say.
It all started with online voting. Our readers, the foot soldiers of the radio industry, chimed in with the managers and owners they love working for, the ones they learn the most from, the people that move this industry forward. The one rule we had was that these 20 leaders could not have been on Radio Ink's 40 Most Powerful People in Radio list in 2016.
(By Bob McCurdy) The benefit of a message broadcast is that it is broadly “cast.” It is inclusive, reaching all current and future users of any product/service. This is significant, as the future economic value of any consumer differs from their current economic value, due to the marketing “law of buyer moderation.”
In February, Jon Grayson resigned from the Overnight America show on KMOX in St. Louis. On Thursday, the station hired Ryan Wrecker to take over that shift. Wrecker moves to St. Louis from Fort Wayne, where he most recently served as PD for WOWO-AM. He's also been a regular writer for Radio Ink Magazine with a focus on digital.
Now in its fifth year, our Future African American Leaders in Radio list, as it has in previous years, includes people from every aspect of the business and from all over the country. On the 2017 list you’ll see several trends: Many of the people listed credit their success to having a mentor, many credit their success to a great team that works for them, and many talk about how blessed they are to have advanced in an industry they love.