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Radio Headlines For Friday 06-12-20
500 more stations have shown interest in joining an Independent Broadcasters Association according to Adams Media Group CEO Ron Stone who's organizing the effort. That brings the total number of interested stations to 1,850 after only two weeks. [read more]
The NAB says The FCC has an obligation to collect $339 million in regulatory fees in 2020, the same amount as 2019. Radio's contribution to that total is approximately $30 million. However, The Commission is proposing an increase on broadcasters and that has the NAB up-in-arms.  [read more]
On Thursday Westwood One Executives Suzanne Grimes and Pierre Bouvard made a presentation called The State of Consumers, Audio and Media. It was an in-depth look at consumers behavior now that states are opening up, and, in the midst of protests over the murder of George Floyd. [read more]
Our special Facebook Live event Thursday featuring Angela Yee, Frank Ski and Kenny Smoov, Ending Racism in America, What is Radio's Role? was a smashing success. Radio Ink Publisher Deborah Parenti said, as a broadcaster and a trade publisher, I have never been involved in a conversation so important and meaningful - and during which I felt both privileged, humbled, and proud to participate." Watch it. [read more]
57 year old Tyra Womack was fatally shot outside her home Wednesday night. She worked for Gospel station WEAA-FM. Baltimore Police say it was a senseless, tragic murder, and may have resulted from a dispute with a neighbor. They are still searching for the shooter. [read more]
The NAB has announced results of its Executive Committee Board of Directors elections. Salem Media President David Santrella (pictured) was re-elected Radio Board chair. Townsquare CEO Bill Wilson was voted in as Radio Board first vice chair and Zimmer Radio Owner John Zimmer was elected second vice chair. [read more]
Phil Zachary is the new VP/MM for the Saga, Portland Radio Group. The quick turn around follows on the heels of Bob Adams being dismissed on Monday. [read more]
iHeartMedia Providence Rocker 94 HJY will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Paul and Al Morning Show” on July 15. During the celebration a compilation of show highlights throughout the three decades will air.  [read more]
The news broke this week that the host of The Holstein & Company Morning Show on WIXY-FM in Champaign, Illinois was let go. Steve Holstein was a morning fixture for 24 years at the station. Now with some extra time on his hands he talked with Radio Ink. [read more]
Ele Ellis is the new content manager of WUMW 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR. Ellis has spent nearly two decades working in public radio. Prior to joining WUWM, Ellis was PD for WKSU in Kent, Ohio. [read more]
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(By Buzz Knight) For this week's discussion about “The Future of Audio” I spoke to Charlene Li, Author of “The Disruption Mindset” and a senior fellow at Prophet which is part of Altimeter. For the past two decades Charlene has been helping people see the future as a respected advisor to Fortune 500 Companies. [read more]
On the latest episode of Math & Magic, the iHeartMedia CEO talks to Marisa Thalberg about how she continues to navigate and connect the dots throughout her career. From Estee Lauder to Taco Bell to now EVP, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer at Lowe’s, Thalberg has had quite a career. LISTEN [read more]
On the latest episode of Chachi Loves Everybody, Benztown President Dave "Chachi" Denes interviews Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan and consultant Ken Benson. LISTEN [read more]
For the 28th year, Radio Ink is proud to present radio's symbol of excellence and achievement in sales, marketing, and management, the 2020 Radio Wayne™ Awards. Your deadline is today. Make your nomination HERE. [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]
Missing your copy of Radio Ink because it's sitting in the mailbox back at the station and you're still working from home? We've made it easy for you to change your mailing address so you never miss another issue of your favorite magazine. GO HERE [read more]
Our latest Blast From The Past comes from Elliot Mass while working at KUSC-FM, the college radio station at The University of Southern California back in 1969. The station was in the old projecter room above the Bovard Hall auditorium and did not have air conditioning. Send your Blast From The Past photo to [read more]
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