Author: Jay Mitchell

Etheridge headlines Marconis

Melissa Etheridge, the chart-topping singer-songwriter (“I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” “Falling Up”) will perform at the 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Banquet and Show at the Radio Show in Dallas next month. Click here for more information.

Joyner keynotes Radio Show Luncheon

The luncheon is where CBS Radio President/CEO Dan Mason is being honored with this year’s National Radio Award. The NAB’s Executive VP of Radio John David says syndicated morning show host Joyner “is a driving force in radio, and he…

Survey says: out-of-home listening dominates

A new survey from financial firm Coady Diemar Partners headlines, “Radio listening is gradually becoming more mobile.” Away-from-home listening is now 64% of all listening, up from 59% ten years ago. Coady Diemar analyst Chris Ensley notes that even though…

Commission nicks old owner

Debut Broadcasting, which used to own three stations in Greenville, MS, has been fined $15,000 by the FCC for not having an operating EAS system. The stations did have an EAS system, but the switching equipment which was to share…

FCC fines Georgia AM for unauthorized operation after hours

Okay, so daytimer WDGR/Dahlonega, GA stopped programming at sundown … but it left its carrier on, incurring a visit from friendly FCC inspectors, who also found a missing piece of fencing around the antenna base, and no perimeter fence at…

“The Pink Cadillac”

On September 1, 1956, Elvis Presley gave his mother a pink Cadillac. Depending on what you can do, you could give some Mom the genuine article (they’re out there), or a model car with a special Elvis prize package.

Fall: “Winter Survival Package”

You’ll want to start setting this up fairly soon. Sell each client a preset schedule with a preproduced commercial that will run only under certain weather conditions. Good prospects include travel agents, and stores that sell snow-blowers, snow tires, 4WD…

Fall: “Time for a Change”

The end of Daylight Savings Time is the first Sunday in November. Air messages reminding your listeners, sponsored by a challenger political candidate. The sell line: “It’s time for a change!”

A Truly New Idea

A new web client has found what is to me a new way of using “radio” in his domain name–just when we thought all the variants had been taken. He simply combined the word “radio” with his local area code–as…

Cyber security, take two

After the first legislation was roundly criticized by both parties, a new version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The new bill deals with immediate threats and attacks from foreign nations, criminals, and…