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Hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson
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The 2020 Census is complete. The topline data is out. And ... are marketers doing anything yet to better reflect in their advertising campaigns the consumers that define the U.S.A. today?It's a tricky question. As Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts have swept through Corporate America and many media companies, some in the marketing and advertising world wonder if D&I has inadvertently become synonymous with marketing. In this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Ana Ceppi, a senior advisor on the U.S. Hispanic market at Edelman, shares how one can easily distinguish DEI from multicultural marketing and what broadcast TV and radio station management and ownership may wish to consider if the goal is connecting brands with all consumers — including key multicultural segments.
At Forecast 2022, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth attorney Francisco Montero will moderate a session that sees Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley take the stage as a panelist. Joining her: BIA Advisory Services Chief Economist Dr. Mark Fratrik.This podcast offers a great preview of what's to come on November 16 at Forecast 2022. Listen now, and then be sure to save your seat at Forecast 2022 in New York by visiting
The latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by, expands on the Radio + Television Business Report’s coverage on October 6 of how a radio or television company should act when one of its high-profile employees becomes the subject of allegations that not only harm the individual, but could also damage the station they are associated with.The topic is today a big one, largely due to claims offered by three women who once worked with a Chicago-based morning show host employed by Hubbard Broadcasting. One of the women is a former co-host who exited in December 2020.Allegations are just that, claims. But, a radio or TV station can’t just sit there while its employee is tarnished through social media and, quite frankly, the crosstown linear media competition.What’s the first best act a station’s management should take?Scott McIntyre, a partner in the labor and employment practice at the law firm of BakerHostetler, joins us from its Cincinnati office to answer this and other timely questions in an interview with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
Two weeks ago, the PR team working with Pearl TV distributed literature indicating that consumers are purchasing approximately 10,000 NEXTGEN TV sets per day.If that's not breathtaking enough, Pearl TV reports that more than three million total sets are anticipated to be sold by the end of 2021.Given the average price of a TV equipped with NEXTGEN TV capabilities, we just had to catch up with Pearl TV Managing Director Anne Schelle. Are chip shortages and supply chain issues a factor? Are consumers really coughing up more than $1,000 for a new set?Schelle shares all, along with what TV viewers in big Canadian markets with access to U.S. TV stations, can expect, in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
In mid-September, Sinclair Broadcast Group-owned Dielectric first shared how the company literally changed how FM broadcast antenna manufacturers validate directional pattern studies for new FM broadcast antennas.This led Dielectric to submit a Petition for Rulemaking with the FCC. And, if the FCC moves forward with a NPRM and subsequently approves the rules, a process that could take just months, a move from physical to AI-driven simulated modeling could come to fruition.The engineering guys may get this, but those in the C-Suite may already have eyes glazed over. In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Keith Pelleiter explains this so the only thing glazed in their office is a Krispy Kreme donut.
On September 17, RBR+TVBR readers first learned about some of the key findings in the just-released study, “The Future of Audience and Revenue,” produced by Futuri, with the assistance of SmithGeiger. On September 24, a White Paper with further details from the study was released.With many insights for radio and for television, we asked Daniel Anstandig, founder and CEO of Futuri Media, to summarize much of the 36-page report. He obliged and is our guest on the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
A much-publicized press briefing conducted Monday via Zoom saw Joe Crowley, the former New York House Democrat who lost his 2018 reelection bid to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who now serves as Chairman of musicFIRST, blast the NAB, iHeartMedia and Cumulus Media.Why? His group, along with such radio industry antagonists as Prometheus Radio Project and Common Frequency, insists that recording artists aren't getting their fair share from existing royalty fees that AM and FM radio pays each year.In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, we are pleased to bring excerpts from Crowley's press event. Following Crowley's prepared remarks, RBR+TVBR and co-owned publication Radio Ink were first to ask questions to Crowley. We have his responses.
The 2021 NAB Show is coming soon. While some big companies including Ross Video have opted not to move forward with attendance at this year's convention and expo, others including Marketron are excited about interacting with broadcast media executives for the first time since spring 2019.In this InFOCUS podcast, presented by dot.FM, SVP of Product Jimshade Chaudhari chats with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on what NAB Show attendees that swing by Marketron's booth can expect in the way of safety and interaction, and what products Marketron is ready to put the spotlight on -- including one new offering of interest to radio and TV.
Penthera offers a suite of streaming products to OTT providers designed to improve the video experience for their users. Its technology assists in the reduction or elimination of buffering and video quality issues, ensuring that stream abandonment doesn’t happen.The company has just released a study that looks at the habits and preferences of U.S. Hispanics toward streaming video. Given their role as first-adopters of technology, we believe the findings are important for all in the TV industry to understand.What’s the biggest takeaway Penthera can share? Its Chief Marketing Officer, Jodi Susman, offers details in this InFOCUS Podcast presented by dot.FM.
Innovation. It's a word not commonly used by an owner of radio stations. But, Capital Broadcasting Co. is unique, in many ways.In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Capital VP of Radio Brian Maloney offers an exclusive look inside a company that was first to embrace HD Radio and more recently helped bring NEXTGEN TV to fruition.What is it like being a leader for such an operation? Why are there THREE Sports Talk brands in Raleigh? Is Capital in it for the long-term, one of two independents in a market with few national media companies?The answers to those questions and more can be found in this fresh podcast. Listen now!
Is broadcast television's retransmission consent revenue growth trend, when compared to long-term advertising forecasts, a concern when it comes to station valuations, should a transaction be in the future?That's just one of the thoughts longtime broadcast station valuation and appraisal specialist David Schutz shares in an exclusive interview with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. It's a preview of what's to come in the Fall 2021 Special Report.
In February, the 12-year-old Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) took to Zoom and conducted the first of its two virtual sessions comprising the 10th annual Cross-Platform Video Measurement & Data Summit.Six months later, we’re pleased to be checking in with Managing Director and CEO Jane Clarke to get a new look on the state of measurement. Among Clarke's choice declarations: The panel just doesn't work anymore.For all of what Clarke has to say in just under 15 minutes, check out this must-listen RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM!
John Moesch, the Vice President and General Manager of the West Texas Radio Group, oversees a group of radio stations in a region known as Permian Basin — and it’s a place where his company competes against another local operator, and against Townsquare Media.What should media buyers and planners in places such as New York or Chicago know about locales including Midland and Odessa? How does local compare to national in a region of the country not widely known for its affluence?Moesch answers these questions and more in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
He's in charge of sales for a standalone station in Market No. 108, a city that is dominated by iHeartMedia, Cumulus Media and Southern Stone Communications.How is Adult Contemporary "Mix 96.9" in Huntsville, Ala., able to survive and thrive, in particular today?That's just one question GM and GSM Nate Adams tackles in this new InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM — hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
It's pronounced "E-VOCK-A," and it is the next-generation television service under development in Boise, Idaho, that deserves a closer look. Why? It is built on ATSC 3.0 and IP-based.With a Phoenix rollout in the works, ahead of additional markets, the individual behind Evoca, Edge Networks President/CEO Todd Achilles offers an exclusive update in this new InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
TEGNA on Monday presented its second quarter 2021 earnings in a conference call for analysts and investors, during which President/CEO Dave Lougee and CFO Victoria Harker offered commentary on two subjects getting close scrutiny from many industry observers: retransmission consent revenue, and the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, which just concluded.Retrans and subscription revenue matters for TEGNA. With advertising trends downbeat for broadcast TV over the next five years, did NBC's Olympic Games fall short not only on audience but also on ad dollars?This InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, puts a spotlight on those key questions.
It was an exceptionally busy day, again, for media companies on Wall Street. No less than eight fresh quarterly earnings reports were released, including the fiscal Q4 2021 report from Fox Corporation and a Q2 '21 report from Roku.MoffettNathanson Senior Analyst Michael Nathanson reviewed each of those companies' fiscal report cards, and RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson offers an audio summary of what he said in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.The podcast also offers a synopsis of the Q2 reports released August 5 by Beasley Media Group and Urban One, and comments about the use of "audio" vs. "radio" from Saga Communications CEO Ed Christian made during his company's Q2 earnings call for investors and analysts.
Gray Television just selected her to succeed the retiring Frank Brady, an individual at the helm of an NBC affiliate in West Virginia.She, like Brady, has been at the station — WVVA-6 in Beckley, W. Va. — for 15 years.What does the longevity of these tenures say about life at a small-market Big Four affiliate? Listen to this RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM and hosted by Adam R Jacobson, and you'll get the answer ... and more!
Given new face mask guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, what’s the first thing radio or TV station management should do in response to the update?That's just one of several questions Keith Wilkes, a Tulsa-based labor and employment partner at the law firm of Hall Estill, answers in this all-new InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM. When it comes to keeping employees safe from the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, consulting legal counsel may be top-of-mind for some HR executives. What Wilkes offers could very well assist your team in every market your company operates in.
Last week Xperi noted that it is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the launch in a U.S. vehicle of HD Radio. This came in 2006, with HD Radio available as an option in BMW 2006 7 Series and 6 Series models.Today, there is still a perception that HD Radio is a product not fully fulfilled, or just now finding its stride. Some may even deride HD Radio as a failure compared to DAB’s exceptional growth in the U.K. and in Norway, where FM radio was silenced for good.Where does HD Radio stands today? Jeff Jury, the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Connected Car division of Xperi, offers his thoughts in a fresh InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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