It’t Time To Reboot Your Radio Station, Radio Ink Moves 2020 Top 40 to August
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Radio Headlines For Tuesday 06-30-20
In comments submitted to The FCC Monday, regarding a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to raise regulatory fees on broadcasters, the NAB says The Commission has failed to explain how and why they are raising those fees. [read more]
(By Mike McVay) When your computer, your WIFI, your TV, or your Cable service is disrupted and not working properly, you reboot. We all need a reboot as we wait for the Coronavirus Pandemic to become a thing of the past. [read more]
2020 marks the 24th year that Radio Ink will produce the annual list of the 40 Most Powerful People in Radio. Historically, the "Top 40" list has always appeared in the July issue of Radio Ink Magazine. [read more]
Media Monitors says The Home Depot ran just under 85,000 ads on radio stations across the country last week. Progressive was next with 80,863. Rounding out the top five were Lowe's (60,124), Babbel (51,412) and eBay (44,580) [read more]
That's what Westwood One/Cumulus Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard wants you to know. In his latest blog, Bouvard points out that many advertisers have brand-purpose initiatives with a goal at bettering the world. And, those companies can find consumers to preach their message to by using radio because radio is committed to those same issues. [read more]
NAB CEO Gordon Smith, Chris Lytle, Sean Luce and others will be part of the Rising Above Summit hosted by P1 Learning, the Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and The Swagger Institute July 22-23. [read more]
Borrell and Associates will unveil its revised 2020 projection for U.S. local advertising during aN 11:30 AM webinar today. The new forecast shows a 13% decline overall and Borrell says they are not expecting a bounceback in 2021. [read more]
Back on June 14, Ray Watkins was charged with killing Entercom Wichita host Don Hall (pictured) in a drunk driving crash. A police affidavit shows that Watkins had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. [read more]
William Kelly, host of the Citizen Kelly Show on WCGO-1590 AM and 95.9 FM, is a plaintiff in a suit naming Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. The suit alleges COVID-19 shutdown restrictions have harmed business owners and residents. [read more]
Former ESPN radio host and commentator Will Cain will co-host FOX & Friends Weekend starting August 15. Cain will join co-hosts Jedediah Bila and Pete Hegseth for the Saturday and Sunday morning shows. [read more]
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A #StopHateForProfit movement that started June 17 initially targeted Facebook and, specifically, sought to squelch online advertising on the platform in July. It appears marketers have responded a bit stronger and a wider boycott is being seen. Should Radio respond? Get the story by signing up for your FREE RBR+TVBR e-mail here!  
Eric “EJ” Johnson has been named Program Director at WJBR-FM in Wilmington, Delaware. The radio vet moves from PD at, 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia. [read more]
LeadsRx has launched a multi-touch, cross-channel attribution product that incorporates real-time podcast advertising data alongside other advertising mediums. It will give advertisers an opportunity to evaluate their return on investment when they buy ads in a podcast. [read more]
Mr. Master’s Automation Import Manager software will now automate the network audio and compliance process for all 424 Cumulus Media stations across 87 markets. [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]
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]
Are you hearing things about your market? Let us investigate. Radio Ink Magazine is the only 28-year-old trade magazine in the radio industry. That's the result of a lot of trust over those years. Send all news tips in total confidence, and any other station news to Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan at [read more]

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