The Last Word

This Is What Winning Looks Like

I think the decision took a lot of people by surprise, especially those working on behalf of the people (whoever they are). But in the end, the right thing happened. Or is it the right thing? And is it the…

Who’d a Thunk It?

I was talking the other day with one of my favorite people, Shayna Sharp of Regional Reps. Usually the conversations between us result in someone’s head exploding, either from data overload or some “aha” revelation. For me, the “aha” revelation…

Now What?

Facebook is launching a morning show. Meanwhile, a recent blog post by consultant Fred Jacobs posits that with the inevitable advent of self-drive cars, the human in the driver’s seat is free to join his fellow passengers in watching video.…

Grading on a Curve

Without in any way taking away from the accomplishments of our larger-market brethren, over the past few years I have observed a steady decline in the number of small-market stations who win Crystal awards. This disturbs me. I don’t know…

Radio’s Best Bud

One of the reasons I look forward to industry confabs is that I have the opportunity to run into Bud Walters, who, besides being a great guy, has done more for AM radio—and small-market radio—than anyone except Guglielmo Marconi himself.…

Reflections on the Show

When we first hit Las Vegas, our first experience was with the ever-changing Westgate Resort (a.k.a. Las Vegas Hotel, a.k.a. Las Vegas Hilton). At the risk of having the welcome mat swept out from under me next year, I would…

Gender equality in 1968 2016.

Two stories this week captured my attention, and not in a positive way. I am a big fan of the X-Files, and I wondered how well this year’s reboot of the series did in the ratings. I found out that…

The teacher has passed.

I was sad to hear of the loss of Bob Elliott this week, not only because I always enjoyed Bob and Ray’s bits so much, but also because that duo taught all of us radio people an invaluable and much-needed…

Next Is Now

I have long been a supporter of NextRadio, encouraging readers at least to register with TagStation and submit their logos, at least to get on the field. But NextRadio offers so much more to radio stations who subscribe to the…

If the Suit Fits. . .

On this week’s front page we have news of a company that owns copyrights on photographs taking legal action against websites that use those photographs without compensation. This is something every broadcaster needs to pay close attention to, because no…