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Radio Headlines For Monday 06-29-20
(Randy Lane) I used to try listening to Howard Stern during my ten-minute morning commute, but because of his egregiously long commercial breaks, I rarely heard his voice. Those days are over, but discussions over stop set lengths are not. In fact, they are heating up. [read more]
(By Deborah Parenti) For two months, Radio Ink conducted a series of coronavirus podcasts and Facebook Live interviews. We heard from a diverse cross section of the radio industry, along with voices from other media sectors. They shared concerns, challenges, and thoughts on the long-lasting impact the pandemic will have on the future of the industry.  [read more]
(By Charlie Sislen) If I hear the phrase “we are living in unprecedented times” again, I am going to scream. Yes, we all know we are experiencing something unprecedented. Instead of sitting around and fretting over a situation that we cannot control, a smart sales rep will... [read more]
(By Bob McCurdy) “Lean into” is a popular buzz phrase you hear a lot today but “leaning into” is not enough. “Leaning into” is to “commitment” what Lite beer is to beer. It is better than nothing but not the real thing. I prefer “lunge at” instead. [read more]
It's been reported for months that Will Cain would be leaving his regular ESPN gig to join Fox News. On Friday Cain said goodbye to his sports audience, noting on Twitter that Friday was his final day with ESPN after five years. All he mentions in the tweet is a new opportunity. [read more]
Art Vuolo tells us the news came down on Friday from longtime friend John Garabedian, that Arnie "Woo Woo" Ginsburg passed away at the age of 93. He died at the home of his life partner Carlos Alberto Vega in the Boston suburb of Framingham. [read more]
Chris Jones has been named SVP of Sales for the iHeartMedia Atlanta market. Jones, who has lived in Atlanta for 38 years, most recently served as the General Sales Manager for the cluster. [read more]
(By Loyd Ford) So many people feel like the best salespeople are those people who are outgoing, smile a lot, laugh and talk a lot. I’ve never believed it. The best salespeople are active listeners. [read more]
With the challenges that broadcasters are facing regarding employment and management of staff, remaining engaged while working remotely, this year’s survey includes specific questions about how COVID-19 is impacting sales teams at stations across America. [read more]
Cherry Martinez, founder of FMHipHop, is offering free radio commercials for minority-owned businesses. The NYC radio DJ hopes the offer will help the businesses negatively affected by COVID-19. [read more]
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93.9 The River in Northampton, MA is bringing the magic of the Green River Festival to the airwaves July 10,11,12. The annual festival became a COVID cancellation this year, but the Saga Communications station is keeping the three decades tradition alive. [read more]
First responders will be the focus of A Night of Inspiration event from Reach Media and Radio One. The Thursday, July 2 event will benefit first responders or their families adversely impacted by COVID-19. [read more]
Podcasting continues to be a big part of Entercom's game plan. The company reports its podcast network had more than 22.6 million downloads from May 11 through June 7. Entercom owns Cadence13 and Pineapple Street. Both put out a lot of original podcast content. [read more]
SiriusXM and Ford Motor Company have announced that SiriusXM with 360L will make its Ford debut in the 2021 F-150. SiriusXM with 360L is planned to be available on all future Ford models with its next generation SYNC® 4 communications and entertainment system. [read more]
This is Abby Goldstein at KVLU in Beaumont, Texas back in 1986 where she started her radio career. Here Abby is hosting Late Night Jazz. 91.3 KVLU is a non-com licensed to Lamar University and serves the eastern part of the Gulf Coast from Houston to Lake Charles. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [read more]

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