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Hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson
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He's been a radio station Program Director since the age of 26 and spent a decade earning national recognition for his work at Country KYGO-FM in Denver, including finishing among Radio Ink's Top 15 Country PDs for six consecutive years. He would later enjoy an eight-year run, concluding in February 2021, as PD of Christian Contemporary KCBI-FM in Dallas.Now, Joel Burke is going home to the Texas Panhandle region, and he shares his latest radio industry adventure in an exclusive conversation with RBR+TVBR in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
Financial curveballs sent many American families reeling in 2023. Household budgets were squeezed by rising interest rates, surging prices on everyday goods, and a stagnating housing market. Consumers were feeling strapped. That sentiment, however, appears to be waning. The question is, to what extent?ThinkNow, a cross-cultural research firm based in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, sought out the answer. To share more about what was found and how this could impact marketers’ media spend in 2024, Multicultural Insights Leader Mario Xavier Carrasco joined RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
It’s been quite a start to 2024 for the radio industry when it comes to the FCC and Congress. From more calls for AM radio being accessible in every vehicle sold in the U.S. to FM “ZoneCasting,” there’s much to discuss and perhaps debate, too. Jeffrey Warshaw, founder and CEO of Connoisseur Media, joins RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.fm, to share his thoughts on the continued importance of AM radio in markets where his company owns kHz-band stations, and why GeoBroadcast Solutions' hyperlocal FM plan needs to be stopped.
The rollout of the new ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast television standard is poised to continue in a significant way across 2024, and a 17-year-old company just north of Chicago has been an active participant in the development of various TV standards around the world. Now, Anywave Communications Technologies is bringing what it calls a “complete” ATSC 3.0/1.0 signal chain package to market.What does this mean? Anywave General Manager Dave Neff explains the advancements in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
It's a big day in New Hampshire, as the 2024 U.S. presidential race sees its first primary event. How have radio and television stations benefitted, if at all, from political advertising thus far? What are New Hampshire's local broadcast media outlets doing to ensure the state's electorate has relevant and timely information they can't get anywhere else?In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, RBR+TVBR goes one-on-one with Nicole Romano, the Market Manager for Great Eastern Radio in West Lebanon-Hanover, N.H.; and with Tracy Caruso, the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. In a state with one "Big Four" broadcast TV station of note — WMUR-9 — and lots of local AMs and FMs, learn in this 20-minute audio interview conducted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson what could be in store for your state, and your stations, in the coming weeks.
Looking for research on the media habits of today's highly multicultural world? You've come to the right place, as this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM offers excerpts from a January 16 webinar featuring Nancy Tellet, the Research Chair of the Hispanic Marketing Council and a Spanish-language media veteran remembered for her years at MTV Tr3s.The session, "Media and Representation in the World of the Multicultural Majority," explores many themes of interest to broadcast radio and television industry executives eager to tap into the most fervent of over-the-air media consumers — the multicultural communities. Already, this is demonstrated in cities ranging from Los Angeles and New York to Chicago, Miami, Dallas and Houston.How are young Generation Z'ers navigating life in the public spotlight of a digital world where a misstep can impact their future ... yet also harness it for their own purposes?Tune in to this podcast to learn more.
“I’ve written a textbook unlike any other, where the focus is on what would prompt the reader to hit that record button, and consider what they have to say when they do,” says Rob Quicke, a one-time radio presenter in the UK who today is Professor and Director of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications at Marshall University. Quicke's new book, “Finding Your Voice in Radio, Audio, and Podcast Production,” seeks to provide a textbook designed to "teach Radio" to college students interested in a career in audio content creation and production. What can students learn from a textbook? RBR+TVBR's Adam R Jacobson finds out from Quicke in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
For decades, the art of dubbing has required the use of humans — professional voice actors who can deliver translated lines in ways designed to best captivate local audiences. But, what if generative artificial intelligence, or GenAI, could accomplish that task?Introducing Dubformer, an Amsterdam, Holland-based tech company led by Anton Dvorkovich. Is Dubformer a threat to the voice actors who have helped feature films, television shows and even U.S.-produced informercials reach consumers in distant lands?RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson finds out in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
For longtime radio broadcasting industry executives and those in the brokerage community, the name Scott Savage is likely a familiar one.Five years ago, he went on hiatus as a broker and consultant, opting to focus his efforts enjoying live in Sedona, Ariz., where he relocated to in 2017 following many years in Dallas. Now, Savage is relaunching Savage Media Group, and he's sharing the reasons why in an exclusive RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast conversation presented by dot.FM with Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
As 2024 begins, longtime media broker Greg Guy, the founder of recently launched Tideline Partners, is optimistic. With the year starting off with a deal involving the sale of low-power television stations in Los Angeles and Seattle, coming off a transaction that sees two Denver-market FMs being spun, Guy is perhaps in a strong position compared to his peers ... or is he?In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Guy shares his views on the deal-making landscape for both broadcast TV and radio in a conversation with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
To chat a little bit about her experience at CES and what she's looking forward to in January 2024, when other broadcast media leaders attend the gargantuan Las Vegas affair with a laser-focus on things that can help Radio, Caroline Beasley sits in with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM."It shows us what potential opportunities, and what potential threats are out there for our industry," Beasley shares.
Politicians in the U.S. are pouring dollars into social media, betting on likes and shares to capture the attention of younger voters. But, before broadcast radio sales executives should frown upon hearing that news, new data show that’s not where the most influential voters are consuming content. Where, prey tell, would that be? Why, linear television, says TV advertising specialist Ampersand.To learn more, Tim Kay, Ampersand’s VP of Political Strategy, joins the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, from Silver Spring, Md., to discuss how the fundamentals of political advertising have not changed, but politicians looking to pour campaign dollars into social or SVOD should consider “a mixed media approach” instead.
Local advertisers are already planning where they'll invest their marketing dollars next year. What will influence them most when making a buying decision next year? Which forms of media are seen as most effective? Are they interested in incorporating A.I. in their marketing?Borrell Associates Executive VP of Local Market Intelligence Corey Elliott and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Borrell offered a fast-paced review of Borrell's latest survey of 204 local agencies and 1,866 direct ad buyers during a December 12 webinar that saw more than 700 people participating live.In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, we are pleased to share the "big a-ha" takeaways, which reaffirm the forecasts that point to 2024 being a strong year — with traditional media performing well.This marks the 14th year Borrell conducted surveys of local businesses.
In just a matter of weeks, CES 2024 will be underway in Las Vegas. It's a bigger draw than ever for radio industry executives, and that's why RBR+TVBR is pleased to announce its January 8, 2024 distribution of its Winter 2024 magazine.Digital distribution to all RBR+TVBR Members means VIP access to a bevy of CES-focused content. And, in a preview of what's in the Winter 2024 magazine — with a limited print distribution at a "Cocktails and Conversation" invite-only affair in Las Vegas during CES — RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson chats with Joe D'Angelo, SVP of Broadcast Radio and Digital Audio for Xperi Corp.What excites D'Angelo about CES? What are his thoughts about the future of AM Radio in an age where HD Radio and streaming audio are more commonly discussed? Find out in this CES preview edition of the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. To RSVP for the Cocktails and Conversation event, please email your request to heidi.raphael@bbgi.com
In conjunction with Giving Tuesday, a celebration of giving around the world, the Broadcasters Foundation of America is asking radio and television professionals to consider a tax-deductible donation that will help their colleagues in need.The Broadcasters Foundation, a 501c3 charity, provides financial assistance to people in radio or television who are in need due to a debilitating disease, accident, or disaster.Donations in any amount can be made to https://secure.broadcastersfoundation.org/forms/2023yearendgiving“Giving Tuesday is a perfect day to think of our colleagues who have fallen on challenging times,” said Tim McCarthy, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “Every week we receive more requests for aid, and we cannot turn our backs on our hard-working colleagues who life has dealt a difficult hand, leaving them in need of our help.”To share more about the importance of the Broadcasters Foundation, which this year will award approximately $1.8 million, to broadcasters in need, McCarthy joined RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on the latest episode of the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.For more information about the Broadcasters Foundation, including how to make a donation or apply for aid, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, send an email to info@thebfoa.org or call 212-373-8250.
As the year draws to a close, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is reaching out to rally behind the mission of advancing women in media through educational programs and scholarships. With Giving Tuesday coming on November 28, AWM President Becky Brooks shares more about the group's mission, and how you can donate.
Forecast, presented by Streamline Publishing's Radio + Television Business Report and Radio Ink, is now a wrap. The capacity crowd enjoyed a full day's worth of informative and engaging panel discussions and keynote speakers, and among the participants is Vince Bodiford.Bodiford, who is based in Cheyenne, Wyo., is Chief Executive Officer and Head of Media for Bridge Media Network, the parent of NEWSnet, SportsNews Highlights, TravelHost TV networks, and some 84 owned-and-operated television stations.Bridge Media Network is based in the Detroit suburb of Farmington Hills, Mich. To learn more about its growth plans and the vision for both NEWSnet and its fledgling sports operation, RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson sat down with Bodiford for an exclusive one-on-one conversation at the Harvard Club.We're pleased to offer their chat in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.Bodiford has more than 35 years of experience in media and marketing. He has owned media outlets in Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming via his company, Golden Media, Inc. He has held leadership roles with Cabela’s, Inc., Gannett Co., CommunityMedia Corp., and GateHouse Media and is a noted expert in the automotive, retail, and media industries.
For more than three decades, Phil Williams has set the standard in Nashville for serious investigative journalism on the state and local level, earning him honors and praise from his peers and, now, the local community.At WTVF-5, the CBS affiliate owned by The E.W. Scripps Co., Williams attracted outsized attention for his coverage of a mayoral race in Franklin, Tenn., that drew national attention — and death threats. His on-air efforts exposing falsehoods and a candidate's link to white supremacists, which led to the defeat of the controversial aspiring Mayor, also resulted in a full-page ad in the city’s newspaper that directly saluted Williams for displaying “utmost professionalism, even when they encountered threats to their personal safety.”To discuss how Williams uncovered the sordid tales surrounding Gabrielle Hanson, which gained national attention and a lengthy story on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Williams joins RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
At 330 Market Street in Philadelphia, Fox Television Stations-owned WTXF “FOX 29” is a prominent fixture in the Old City, with a home just steps away from Independence Mall. It remains a highly popular over-the-air station in a market where it competes against owned-and-operated stations from CBS, ABC and NBC. But, if it were up to the Media and Democracy Project, FOX Television Stations would lose the station’s license.Why? Preston Padden, the former outspoken FOX executive who in recent months has teamed up with MAD, joins RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson for an exclusive 30-minute conversation that offers his views on why FOX shouldn’t be permitted to continue owning WTXF — something FOX through its attorneys at Covington & Burlington argues "would upend decades of established Commission precedent, put the Commission in a position fundamentally incompatible with the First Amendment, and threaten to deprive viewers in Philadelphia of a station that serves its community exceptionally well.”Padden and Jacobson chatted for 30 minutes, and this conversation can be heard in the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM
She knew she wanted to get into advertising. What type of advertising? At first, Karolyne Sprague thought it would be in the creative realm. Instead, she went into media. "It was a great place to start my career," says Sprague, today the SVP of Investment at Havas Media.Sprague on October 27 shared her thoughts on career development, mentorship, and leadership in a conversation with TVB Chief Communications Officer and TVB NEXT Women Executive Director Abby Auerbach, and this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, is pleased to offer excerpts from the latest "NEXT Women: Coffee With ..." series.
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