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Hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson
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Forty years ago, an FM radio station signed on the air for the first time, bringing local service to a small town many confuse for its namesakes in bordering Wisconsin and South Dakota — Madison, Minn.Today, KLQP "Q92" is a unique example of how radio can truly be live and local. In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, station owner, General Manager, Program Director, News Director, Chief Engineer and Morning DJ Maynard Meyer shares with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson how Q92 has remained a success.
The pandemic changed many things, and according to Borrell EVP of Local Market Intelligence Corey Elliott one of them was how businesses react to a downturn.With a "phenomenal" influx of new businesses created since 2020, and many businesses learning to do more marketing in a downturn, 2023 may actually be a boom year for media and advertising, Borrell believes.To illustrate just how that's possible, Elliott was joined by two key executives from AdCellerant in a webinar conducted Tuesday morning in which the three shared how companies can thrive during any impending recession. Some 500 participants were on the webinar, which we are pleased to offer excerpts from in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
This is a special version of our Afternoon Headlines E-mail, which we are dispatching so you may enjoy all of the stories we've prepared for you, available RIGHT NOW at RBR.com.
The Senior Broadcast Engineer at Hubbard Broadcasting, Dave Kolesar, has gained national attention for his pioneering of HD Radio on the AM radio band. Now, Kolesar is turning heads with the launch of a HD5 multichannel offering on a Hubbard-owned Northern Virginia simulcast partner of the nation's top-billing radio station, WTOP.Why HD5? It's about offering more to local radio listeners ... and a new revenue source for Hubbard in the National Capital Region. Learn more about the possibilities for your operation in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
The third FCC comment process authorized to help determine whether or not regulatory approval of Standard General's effort to acquire TEGNA, with the important non-voting equity investment of Apollo Global Management, is now closed.With rumors swirling that a February 22 must-close date for the deal will be extended for three weeks and high-profile Members of Congress questioning the transaction, Standard General Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Soohyung Kim offered a statement — and an interview opportunity — to the press as part of his latest effort to get the Commission to say yes.RBR+TVBR obliged, and asked Soo to share what he believes is the biggest sticking point at the FCC for the deal — the creation of a new No. 2 licensee of broadcast TV stations, retransmission consent "resets" at such stations as WFXT-25 in Boston, or perhaps the very involvement of Apollo as it is the majority shareholder of Cox Media Group?Soo answered the questions posed by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, and we're pleased to present them in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
The Chief Executive Officer of Veritonic, a company that’s become known for its marketing intelligence tools wrapped around digital audio marketing, has returned to the InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, to discuss "ASMR."No, his is not a discussion about Ancient Rome. Rather, we’re diving in to autonomous sensory meridian response and how audio is engaging consumers like never before via marketing that cuts through the clutter. Scott Simonelli chats with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson about how sounds gave Sport Clips an added lift with audio consumers with its latest campaign.What can Radio learn from the effort, produced by Cincinnati-based Gwynne Sounds with Veritonic's input? The answers could be right here, in this podcast!To listen to two examples of the creative using "ASMR," visit RBR.com!
Due to technical issues with our third-party provider, today's Afternoon Headlines Email could not be dispatched at its regular time. As such, this is an audio description of the stories available now at RBR.com, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
It's been an eventful start to 2023 on Capitol Hill. Aside from the Republican Party's struggle to name Kevin McCarthy the Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress, the House Energy & Commerce Committee has a new leader — one who contrasts sharply with former E&C Chair Frank Pallone Jr.Meanwhile, the FCC is still without a fifth Commissioner, and the White House has decided to try again with its nomination of polarizing figure Gigi Sohn.What does this all mean for broadcast media executives eager for positive policy moves and beneficial legislation from Congress? This InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, explores the topic in an exclusive conversation with Fletcher Heald & Hildreth Partner Francisco Montero.
Travel north of Harrisburg, Pa., just south of Williamsport or east of Penn State University and you’ll find Sunbury, where longtime Program Director and morning host Mark Lawrence has led independently owned WKOK "NewsRadio 1070" for 21 years come February.What's it like to lead an AM spoken word radio station in an era where the removal of kHz-band receivers from automobiles is a hot topic? How essential is AM radio's future in rural markets such as Lawrence's, and for stations like his that don't have a FM translator?Lawrence shares his thoughts and more in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, in an engaging conversation with Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
Andy Denemark, the EVP of Programming for United Stations Radio Networks, has held that role since May 1994. Before that, he was associated with Westwood One and NBC Radio Networks. As such, he's attune to the continued importance of syndicated programming for radio, even as it strives to be "live and local." What are the trends, however, for radio syndication in a world where podcasts attract listeners but may have plateaued as a money-generation platform? That's just one of the questions asked by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
CES 2023 begins January 3 with media presentations, and when it comes to Beasley Media Group, there's perhaps much to glean from the Consumer Electronics Show's annual mega-conference and expo in Las Vegas.Why? Beasley's diverse revenue streams — in particular its eSports investments — are perhaps a great way to overcome challenges tied to core advertising reliance. Yet, CEO Caroline Beasley believes attendance at CES is important for any broadcast media chief executive. She shares her thoughts on the new opportunities that await for Radio in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM and hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson."I'm going to be hyperfocused on AI," Caroline shares. Listen to this 10-minute podcast by clicking below or on the InFOCUS Podcast Player at the top of your web browser!
Visualization of radio is one of the top topics being discussed by broadcast technology leaders and those in the C-Suites of radio broadcasting companies across the U.S.With the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show scheduled to begin next week in Las Vegas, consumers are demanding a richer consumer experience. Seeing the album art, or the name of the artists, or even seeing weather information or that of an advertiser is more important than ever for Radio, and that's a subject Steve Newberry, CEO of Quu Inc., believes will be at the heart of his conversations at the annual CES affair.Xperi Corp.'s DTS AutoStage is one of the things that excites Newberry. Then, there are the other tech products and advancements he's looking forward to learning about for the very first time while exploring all that CES has to offer.Newberry chats about CES 2023 and what Radio has to gain from the technology expo and conference in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. He also offers listeners the details on how to score VIP entry into a special radio industry executive cocktail reception scheduled for January 5 at the Bellagio.
In the last year, advancements with the Connected Car have attracted the attention of such radio industry leaders as Joe D'Angelo, the Sr. Vice President of Broadcast and Digital Audio at Xperi Corp., the parent of Tivo, DTS and HD Radio.With autonomous vehicles in the public consciousness, expansion of HD Radio and the evolution of the user interface in the cars is one topic of conversation D'Angelo shares with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.Among the things D'Angelo shares in this podcast is also how you can gain access to a VIP radio industry cocktail reception at the Bellagio during CES 2023 in Las Vegas. Listen now to learn how you can get in the door!
In this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM — released just in time for CES 2023 attendees — Benztown's Dave "Chachi" Denes shares details on what he believes are the tech trends and gadgetry that will truly impact Radio in 2023 and beyond. He also shares how CES attendees can attend an exclusive VIP invitation-only reception expressly for radio industry leaders.
CES 2023 is scheduled for January 5-8, 2023, and a VIP invitation-only cocktail reception presented by Quu, Beasley Media Group, Benztown, vCreative, Xperi Corp., Skyview Networks and Streamline Publishing's Radio + Television Business Report and Radio Ink is on target for January 5 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.What's on the minds of radio industry leaders who plan on attending the biggest consumer electronics-focused event in the world? Witnessing fun new gadgetry is certainly on the agenda. But, for Steve Jones, celebrating his first year as President/CEO of Skyview Networks, keeping AM radio in the electric vehicle is also a topic he'd like to discuss at the affair.In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Jones speaks with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson about the hot topics for Radio at CES 2023, and how one can snag an invite to that special radio industry reception at this year's conference and expo.
The topic of AM radio in the automobile is a hot one. Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) wants AM radio to remain in the electric vehicle and has called on manufactuers to mitigate interference to kHz-based broadcasts. The New York Times has covered the subject. But, what are actual AM radio station leaders doing to ensure their survival?Marc Beaven, GM of WCBM-AM and WQLL-AM in Baltimore, shares his thoughts with Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
Convergent TV ad serving solutions are at the heart of what Beachfront provides its partners. What does this mean for broadcast television sales executives looking to maximize ROI for a client?Chris Maccaro, a media and ad tech veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading, transforming, and driving growth across a wide range of organizations who was named CEO of Beachfront in 2018, chats with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson about the power of programmatic and why a cross-platform approach remains key to any marketing campaign.
The broadcast media industry is abuzz over the availability from December 6 in the U.S. and Canada of "Never Ride a Rollercoaster Upside Down," a first-person tale from Emmis Communications Founder and CEO Jeff Smulyan that dives into deep detail about his experiences running a company that at one time owned radio and television stations across the country.Smulyan first offered an exclusive glimpse into what's in the book at Forecast 2023 in a conversation with Juliet Huddy. Now, he's shared more about his long and fascinating story with Media Insultant co-hosts Jackson Weaver and Keith Samuels.Weaver and Samuels offered excerpts of their chat for use in the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
If you can’t collect on a client, it creates a major headache and impacts the bottom line. Has debt collection increased in need since the start of the pandemic? That's just one of the questions posed to Randy Neff, the 26-year executive at Szabo Media Collection Professionals in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast.
What is the purpose of AM radio? Does it have much of a future, given the rise of the electric vehicle and the removal of AM radio accessibility in several EV models from the likes of Tesla to BMW?Those are just some of the questions RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson discussed with automotive technology expert Jim Motavalli in an interview airing on WPKN-FM 89.5 in Bridgeport, Conn., at 9:30pm Eastern on November 22.The full conversation can be heard on WPKN, either live or on demand through the end of 2022. We are pleased to offer excerpts of that conversation in today's InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
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