Radio Shines at Adweek 2012

Our medium took center stage as the kickoff panel at Advertising Week 2012 in New York. “How Radio Creates the Next Star” featured a keynote from Grammy award-winning music industry executive/songwriter/producer L.A. Reid, as well as Epic Records COO Mark…

Radio Closest to Shopping

According to a new Arbitron study, AM and FM radio shines among all media in important ways: it delivers the largest reach during the time periods immediately prior to peak shopping hours, it continues to dominate the audio entertainment landscape,…

WVBA Inducts Twelve

Even though this newsletter was born in Michigan, our founder, Bob Doll, drew many subscribers from his previous home base in West Virginia, and broadcasters in that state are strong SMRN supporters to this day. So we weren’t surprised to…

Anger Management

The three-day iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas was a huge success on every level. The event was programmed within a gnat’s eyelash, the sound was great, the crowd was enthusiastic to say the least as they saw and heard act…

A Night of Winners

Last Thursday night at the Radio show, during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, the 2012 Marconi Awards were given to a bunch of great stations and broadcasters. The highlights, from a small market radio perspective: Medium Market…

Radio Show Mood: Upbeat

A hallway survey of broadcasters attending the show gave the event generally high marks. The pros: Most radio folk were sharing good news with their peers. There was a prevalent feeling that business is finally turning around and stabilizing. People…