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Radio Headlines For Thursday 01-20-22

Do your on-air hosts ever endorse products they've never even used? In a lawsuit filed Wednesday by Texas AG Ken Paxton, Google is accused of paying iHeartMedia on-air hosts in the state to endorse a Google phone that was not yet on the market. [read more]

Newspapers around the country have been dieing a slow painful death as advertisers jump ship to spend their money on Facebook, Google and other digital platforms. In Chicago, one radio station believes owning a newspaper will be good for both organizations. [read more]

Every Friday, Radio Ink crowns a new sales manager of the week. Our Sales Manager of the week winners receive a one year digital subscription to Radio Ink Magazine. Make your nomination HERE. Our Sales Manager of the Week feature is sponsored by the Center for Sales Strategy. [read more]

Bradford Caldwell has been hired by the National Association of Broadcasters as Vice President of Member Experience. Caldwell, a member of the NAB Board of Directors, starts his new job February 1, after serving as Chairman of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce. [read more]

SummitMedia Knoxville Market President Chris Protzman is retiring after 18 years on the job. His final day will be February 1st. Protzman said he started his retirement discussion with CEO Carl Parmer last Fall and he's delighted with how all the pieces came together. [read more]

Research Director Inc. is making some changes during the first quarter of 2022. The staff changes and promotions follow the retirement of Charlie Sislen in December. [read more]

Marci Stanley-Boger is the new Program Director for Classic Rocker WIXV-FM/I-95 in Savannah. Stanley-Boger, known on-air as Billie Marshall, joins Cumulus Savannah after 14 years as PM driver for Alpha's WFXH-FM in Savannah, GA/Hilton Head. [read more]

The fourth annual Product of the Year Awards will return to the 2022 NAB Show. The awards, recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies exhibited at the show. [read more]

TuneIn On Air is a new program that will provide content creators, educational, and non-profit broadcasters in the United States with access to distribution tools. The company say it wants to "reinvent radio for a connected world by bringing radio distribution into the digital age." [read more]

Audacy Insights Series this month will focus on CES 2022. A panel will discuss trends from the recently completed event in Las Vegas. [read more]
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iHeartRadio and Sports Illustrated Media are partnering on an original podcast series. 'Sports Illustrated Weekly' will be hosted by John Gonzalez, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. [read more]

Podcast analytics and advertising platform company Backtracks is using the technology called VAST, which stands for video ad serving template. The technology will allow podcasters to insert ads into pre-recorded and live audio. Details HERE. [read more]

StoryCorps, which is a non-profit dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds, hits the road this month with its MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer converted into a mobile recording studio. [read more]

It's time to improve your podcasting game. Stop sitting on the sidelines while your competitors grow their podcast listening and grab all the podcast cash sitting on the table. To learn from the very best you should be subscribing to our free Podcast Business Journal headlines HERE [read more]

Thanks to Rick Shideler for this 1976 gem. Rick says this is the WOCN-AM Miami studio. At the time the station was a 1,000 Watt Spanish language pop music station. [read more]

We get awesome feedback every time a manager posts a classified ad here at That's because they always find the best and the brightest employees in our industry. If you're looking for your next great employee CLICK HERE. If you need another great employee, let the world know now by clicking HERE. [read more]
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