Meet Radio’s Top Ten PD’s Today, Univision Fires Host Over Slur
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Radio Headlines For Monday 06-22-20
The Independent Broadcasters Association is closer to its goal of landing 3,000 stations to launch with another 600 stations committing last week. Adams Radio Group CEO Ron Stone says 424 owners running 2,395 radio stations are now on the roster. [read more]
Today, during a Radio Ink Facebook Live event, Radio's Top Ten Program Directors will join us as we count them down. These 10 PD's top the list of 50 that will be unveiled in our June 22nd issue. Join us for this Facebook Live event today at 11:00 Eastern HERE, which will be hosted by Deborah Parenti and Mike McVay. [read more]
The Spanish-language broadcaster has fired one of Puerto Rico’s most popular hosts after he used the "N" word in an attempt to describe how African American people talk to one another. [read more]
After 42 years in radio Roger Neel worked his final day this past Friday. Neel worked mornings at Townsquare's all-news station WNBF. Neel was also PD (now Brand Manager) at the station since 1986. He writes about his time at the station HERE. [read more]
(By Mike McVay) To program a great radio station, you must have many different components working together harmoniously. The following are the components I strongly believe in given my experience as a major market PD and air-talent and 30 years as a conultant. [read more]
(Randy Lane) Last week, Fred Jacobs wrote a blog that referenced former Apple and Pepsi executive John Sculley’s article in The Drum. Sculley advises businesses during the pandemic to reward their loyal customers if they want to come out of this in a better position. [read more]
(By Bob McCurdy) You can learn a lot if you “ask” and just because you might not have a fancy title doesn’t mean you can’t “ask” people who happen to have one. The habit of “asking” was one of the best habits I developed early on. [read more]
Covid-19, police brutality, protests, riots, troubles with China, Russia and North Korea. What doesn’t cause worry or challenges for adults in 2020? In radio, we have seen our own revenue drop, rolling layoffs, rifs and more creative language focused on why radio can continue to cut employees. How can you focus on what hasn’t changed? [read more]
Benztown and P1 Media Group are hosting a webinar Thursday called Why Great Talent is Needed More Than Ever. The event will be hosted by Benztown CEO Andreas Sannemann and P1 Media Group's Ken Benson. Steve Reynolds of The Reynolds Group will be a guest. [read more]
Colorado Springs-based Way Media has announced a series of promotions at the Christian content ministry. CEO John Scaggs said, “We’ve spent the last few months setting new priorities and goals, as well as restructuring our executive leadership team to meet these challenges." [read more]
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After decades on Boston's WAAF Mistress Carrie made a lot of Rock and Roll contacts before the station was sold to EMF earlier this year. The Mistress Carrie podcast is a weekly interview show where she taps into those contacts including Brent Smith from Shinedown and Corey Taylor from Slipnot. [read more]
iHeartMedia Connecticut partnered with several local business to collect 10,500 pounds of food and $40,000 for the Connecticut Food Bank. In exchange for a donation, listeners received a free mask. [read more]
WQON in Grayling, MI is expanding coverage and playlist. Starting Monday, Q100 will simulcast an expanded playlist AOR format on WWMN and WYPV. [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]
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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