Category Archives: Radio

Radio: Don’t Get Burned By Playing “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

This story actually starts about a year ago, when I was monitoring one of my radio station clients that had started playing Christmas music full-time. It was a Saturday afternoon, and the station was playing in my office. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble came up just as my wife walked… Read More »

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Is Radio Dying A Slow Death? It CAN Be Avoided

Thoughts and perceptions on the state of the radio industry on the eve of the NAB Radio Show I started my career in the radio business and had a great run before the industry began to go through a number of fundamental changes over the last decade or so. I’ll always cherish the memories of… Read More »

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Get The Best Severe Weather Updates With These Apps And Services

Spring is here, and for many Americans, it’s the start of the severe weather season. Time was when the thunder started and the skies turned dark that people would grab their trusty transistor radio to get the latest information on what was happening with the weather. It was pretty much the only way to know… Read More »

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Radio Again Marginalized By New Technology

Two things happened last week that made me realize again that the advantages local radio stations traditionally had in serving their communities are being marginalized by technology. Listeners can get the critical news and information they once could only get from their hometown radio station in a multitude of places and platforms and they’re using… Read More »

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Radio Continues To Have A “Missing Link” To Listeners

I spend a lot of time listening to the radio. All kinds of radio, from AM and FM stations to Pandora, Stitcher, Beats Audio, and a plethora of other streaming services.  And to be clear, if it’s sound coming our of a speaker, it’s radio.  Period. After having spent more than three decades programming radio stations,… Read More »

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Media Jobs Vaporize In Last Ten Years

It’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog because of all my activities for the Tesh Media Group, but I thought this post belonged here because it so dramatically shows the state of the media industry, and it isn’t pretty.  Thanks to Business Insider for the post.   How Jobs In The Media… Read More »

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John Tesh (of all people) erasing the line between streaming service and radio station

The following post is from The Music Meeting, my blog about music for grown ups. I’m a huge believer that the future of music is mobile, whether it be listening in the car, on a smartphone, or on some kind of device that we haven’t even thought of yet. That being said, I’m very intrigued… Read More »

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Jacobs Media Techsurvey 8 Infographic Of Doom

Highly regarded radio consultant Jacobs Media released their annual Techsurvey over the weekend, this one being the eighth installment in the series and looking at over 57,000 radio listeners listening to 170 stations in 12 different radio formats.  That’s a LOT of data to wade through. In order to get the “top line” information out quickly,… Read More »

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