Author: Jay Mitchell

The historic drop of Facebook stock.

The social medium saw its share value drop nearly 20% in a 24-hour period late last week—that’s over $100 billion, the most severe one-day loss in stock market history. The apparent reason: a decelerating rate of new active users and…

Inaugural Conclave Radio Award winners named.

The honorees of the first round of awards include Entercom COO Weezie Kramer (the Rockwell Award, the top honor); KQRS/Minneapolis (Iconic Station of the Year); KRBE/Houston (Major Market Station of the Year); KSTP/Minneapolis (Large Market Station of the Year); WMAS/Springfield,…

It should be noted in passing that rock icon Mick Jagger recently turned 75 years old. Have you seen this guy on stage recently? He may not be turning in the manic, nonstop moves that he did when he was,…

Will SESAC gum up the works?

According to an article in the Tennessean last week, “An 11th-hour proposal by the music licensing company SESAC to change the Music Modernization Act (MMA) could torpedo the landmark copyright legislation that is on the brink of becoming law.” In…

FCC seeks competition comments.

The Repack Airwaves Using Better Access for Users of Modern Services (RAY BAUM’S) Act of 2018 requires the Commission to conduct a biennial survey assessing the state of competition in broadcast, satellite, and Internet audio services. Accordingly, the Media Bureau…

PIRATE Act passes the House.

The full House of Representatives has passed the Preventing Illegal Use of Radio Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act, which increases fines for illegal radio operators from $10,000 per violation to $100,000 per day per violation, up to a maximum of $2…

SMRP 41: Valerie Geller Pt. 2 | Handling Objections

This week, we conclude our interview with super-consultant Valerie Geller, who reveals the key to the transformation from average jock to powerful communicator. (Hint: it’s all about storytelling.) Jay’s Sales Tip this week is all about objections — how to handle them without…

End of an era.

Ever since, well, forever, the call letters WBEB have been associated with industry icon Jerry Lee. But all that will change in the near future, as Entercom will be acquiring “101.1 MORE FM” for $57.5 million—not a bad payday for…

Survey says: over-the-air listening still rules.

According to the 2018 Dimension Report from Kantar Media, 25% of respondents listen to terrestrial radio several times a day, compared to 15% who listen to radio online. The results vary with demographic, of course, with older listeners favoring terrestrial…

He’s Howard Stern and you’re not.

Once again, Forbes magazine has compiled its list of the highest-paid celebrities, and—bad news for Howard—the King of All Media had to scrape by on $90 million last year, a demotion from number seven on the list to number 13.…