Author: Jay Mitchell

“Unfair!”

The NAB has filed reply comments with the FCC regarding the proposed increase in regulatory fees for fiscal year 2020, and they are not kind. The NAB filing Says, “The Commission should not proceed with its proposed regulatory fee increases…

SMRP 71: Johnny Schad; Reopening Reactions

Johnny Schad, along with Debbie Kribell, is the second generation of leadership at SMARTS Broadcast Systems, probably the most popular traffic/billing/automation company among small-market broadcasters. Headquartered in Emmitsburg, IA, where the Schad family had the radio station that got John…

Next up in the “Open Business” series.

On May 27, Jacobs Media will discuss findings from their COVID-19 Listener Behavior Survey; then, on June 3, John Bates, the CEO of Executive Speaking Success, will conduct a session on effective management communication strategies. Both sessions will be streamed…

Small Market Radio Podcast now on iHeart.

The iHeartRadio app is now incrementally heavier with the addition of our podcast. You can also find us on Apple, Google, and pretty much wherever you get your podcasts – or you can just ask Alexa to “Play the Small…

A study we’re not sure we needed.

Breaking news from Coleman Insights reveals wide gaps in musical tastes between supporters of our current president and that of his opponent. Joe Biden fans get jiggy with Pop, Hip Hop, and R&B. Presidential partisans are overwhelmingly Country listeners. Color…

Giving “workforce” new meaning.

A 38-year veteran of Saga-owned WMGX-WCLZ/Portland, ME, Randi Kirschbaum has parted ways with the company, which, according to her, came about as a result of her declining to return to the studio because of health issues that put her at…

Public radio the victim of the virus.

Iowa Public Radio is losing about $875,000 in funding from the state’s university system, according to the Des Moines Register. That represents about 10% of the network’s funding. Editor’s $0.02: IPR has for decades been one of the most respected…

Congratulations to new NAB Radio Board members.

Three new members have been added to the NAB Radio Board of Directors, effective with the June board meeting. Joining the board will be Mike Hulvey, chief operating officer of Neuhoff Communications; Greg Davis, president/CEO of Davis Communications; and Jesus…