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Clean Up on Aisle 2011: Someone Spilled Your Social Media

December 27, 2011


It’s been a busy year. And let’s be honest, 2012 isn’t going to slow down any. So while you catch your breath this week it’s a good time to do some cleaning up and organizing so you can get off to a good start in 2012. Here’s a few suggestions that might help you get ready for a more productive year: […]

You Want Me to Blog? Tweet You Pal!

December 19, 2011


My last post featured some great thoughts from Cumulus Senior VP of Programming Jan Jeffries about what hosts need to do to be effective. He was kind enough to forward the post to a large number of Cumulus PD’s which resulted in a nice traffic spike for my blog. Today, in hopes of there being […]

CLEAR! Buzz. THWACK…flatline. The Sound of Creativity

December 6, 2011


I am in Baltimore at the 2011 Arbitron Client Conference and Jacobs Media Seminar which is full of great speakers and interesting presentations I’m confident will spark a number of great blog posts… next week. In the meantime, you can keep up with the biggest developments at the seminar by following @arbprogramming on Twitter.  While I travel I have engaged […]

Did You Ask Questions or Provide Answers After the Jerry Sandusky Interview?

November 22, 2011


Last week I posted a Team Coco video of TV news shows covering the announcement that Conan was planning to perform a gay wedding on his show. The video shows a multitude of stations all reading the exact same copy which probably came directly from the press release O’Brien’s team sent out. That was a fun example […]

Conan O’Brien Proves My Point

November 9, 2011


Sometimes I feel like the proverbial broken record when I talk about the importance of having your own unique views and observations about the topics you discuss on your show. I feel like I say it over and over again; the best way to build listener loyalty is to provide content they can’t find anywhere […]

Clear Channel’s New Vision: Deregulation Dreams Realized

October 27, 2011


Let’s take a second and put yesterday’s Clear Channel cutbacks and today’s National Programming Platforms Team announcement in historical perspective. It’s been 15 years since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and we may finally be seeing the vision of deregulation being fully realized. Here’s a history lesson for those of you who don’t remember: The Telecommunications […]

Need New Talent? Take a Cue from Silicon Valley

October 21, 2011


One of the reasons radio struggles so hard to find new talent is all the bright, shiny options for young creative people. We are in competition for talent with every new media platform out there, many of which are higher on young people’s radar screens than radio. Our situation is very similar to the challenge IGN […]

Messages From Jack Swanson and Alec Baldwin: Occupy Radio Anyone?

October 18, 2011


When I became the News/Talk/Sports Editor at Radio & Records I met a whole new group of radio folks and two of the best were at KGO in San Francisco; General Manager Mickey Luckoff and Program Director Jack Swanson. At the time KGO had an unbelievable streak of something like nine million straight books as the […]

Why Social Radio is Easier Than Social TV

October 14, 2011


In a short interview with iMedia Connection, NBC’s EVP of digital sales Peter Naylor describes the future of watching television as, “the marriage of old school television combined with tablets, mobile phones and social media.” He sees a day when television viewing is no longer a passive activity, “It’s voting, it’s polling, it’s Tweeting, it’s sharing, […]

Tivo Timewarp: How :08 Seconds Became a Lifetime

October 4, 2011


First Tivo revolutionized the way I watch television. Then it altered my perception of time. Seriously. Hear me out. Tivo has a back button that rewinds the show you are watching by eight seconds. Look down during the Lion’s miraculous comeback and miss a Tony Romo interception? Hit the back button. Didn’t quite hear the crucial admission from the murder suspect […]