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Radio Headlines For Monday 09-25-23

Podcast Radio USBeasley Media Group is collaborating with Podcast Radio and KMG Networks to introduce a podcast-centric multiplatform radio format across four regions. This new format will be available on various Beasley stations in Detroit, Tampa, Charlotte, and Ft. Myers/Naples. [read more]

Financial ForecastWith all the financial headwinds of 2023, one of the first big forecasts for 2024 has good - but not great - news for radio. According to the latest predictions by Borrell Associates, radio is facing a projected 2.3% decline next year, improving from a 2.8% decline. [read more]

Radio Ink Logo 2023Do you know a young visionary whose work is already making waves? Someone 30 or younger who is redefining the norms, breaking barriers, and setting new benchmarks? Well, here's your chance to give them the recognition they truly deserve! [read more]

SBS LogoSpanish Broadcasting System has officially terminated its $64 million deal to sell Mega TV to Voz Media. The transaction was set to close on September 15. the decision to abort the sale was outlined in a "Material Change Report" filed with the SEC. [read more]

Pat Bryson(By Pat Bryson) In previous articles, we have discussed selling long-term agreements as a way to increase the effectiveness of our clients’ campaigns. Part of the process of selling long-term is managing our clients' expectations. [read more]

Marc Greenspan Radio Sales(By Marc Greenspan) Most of the aspects of profiling your listeners can be applied to analyzing your market via the “market totals” at the bottom of most reports from your audience data software - helping show the Power of Radio in your market. [read more]

Loyd Ford(By Loyd Ford) With so much attention being paid to the future of all jobs with AI and fast-moving technologies, it’s tempting to forget about the role that attitude and mindset play in a person's ability to sell effectively. [read more]

Mike McVay(By Mike McVay) During the past 12 months, I’ve been to many different conferences that support Radio, Podcasting, and Media Management. I’ve paid attention and it speaks volumes for those companies that are there and for those that aren’t. [read more]

John Shomby(By John Shomby) Taylor Swift, recently, became the first-ever billion-dollar concert performer. If any of you have ever had the privilege of meeting Taylor during her rise to stardom, this all probably comes as no surprise. [read more]

Buzz Knight(By Buzz Knight) I was fortunate to work for the great Mel Karmazin and once he told me, “Managing talent is like conducting an orchestra, your talent has to play the notes just as you want them played.” [read more]

Randy Lane(By Randy Lane) "94.1 WXXX, the ’90s to now with Jack and Jill. It's sunny and 63 at 7:25.” You’ve heard a script like this verbatim hundreds of times. Air talents are triggered to go on autopilot with this outdated convention. [read more]

KDHXSt. Louis community radio station KDHX has recently undergone a significant staff shakeup, dismissing 10 of its volunteer air-staff last week and announcing that an additional 12 would need to enter "mediated discussions" to keep their roles. [read more]

Radio Ink Sept 2023 Cover SquareThe September 2023 issue of Radio Ink is packed with content that educates and inspires, including an interview with Procter & Gamble’s John Fix, perspectives from the industry’s most respected brokers, and the full list of this year’s Radio Wayne Award nominees. [read more]
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Arizona Coyotes BonnevilleThe Arizona Coyotes have extended their broadcast partnership with Bonneville Phoenix Media and Marketing for another year. All Coyotes regular season and playoff games for the 2023-24 NHL season will be aired on Arizona Sports 98.7 or ESPN 620. [read more]

Todd FedorukFormer Philadelphia Flyers player Todd Fedoruk has been appointed as the new color commentator for the team's radio broadcasts, succeeding Steve Coates who retired after last season, on Beasley Media Group's 97.5 The Fanatic (WPEN) and 93.3 WMMR. [read more]

Are you hearing things about radio in your market? Tell Radio Ink. We've covered radio for more than 31 years as the most trusted name in the industry. Send news tips and station press releases to Radio Ink Online Editor Cameron Coats. [read more]

On Fire Survivor PodcastCBS and Paramount Audio's On Fire: The Official Survivor Podcast for its second season, set to debut on September 27. The podcast will air right after the 90-minute premiere of Survivor 45 on CBS and will also be available on Paramount+. [read more]

EarwitnessiHeartPodcasts and Lava For Good have released a limited true crime docuseries, Earwitness, that delves into the controversial case of Toforest Johnson. Accused of murdering an Alabama Deputy Sheriff, Johnson has been on death row for over a quarter-century. [read more]

reVolver LogoreVolver Podcasts is set to launch Camino Equivocado, the first in a lineup of five audio novellas, in collaboration with Mexico's Santa Rita. The novella is a tale of a young couple navigating personal and societal challenges. [read more]

Sarah Silverman PodcastLemonada Media, a prominent podcast network, is expanding its roster with the addition of The Sarah Silverman Podcast. Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning comedian Sarah Silverman, the new season is set to debut on October 19, featuring weekly episodes. [read more]
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