IBA responds to the times.

The Independent Broadcasters Association is certainly not letting any grass grow underfoot, as it takes on project after project to help its members. The latest move, to answer the “job pandemic” situation, is to create an online “Situations Wanted” tool…

Local TV heavyweight now a radio guy.

Longtime Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois) television anchor Gary Metivier does a podcast called “The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier,” and now that podcast is part of the burgeoning radio/podcast network started by Fletcher Ford and his Regional Media group.…

Mr. Pillow, radio expert.

The “MyPillow Guy,” Mike Lindell, is set to do an upcoming session in the RAB “Business Unusual/Open for Business” video series, November 11 at Noon Central. The session is titled “MyPillow Sales Growth Using Personality Radio”; Erica Farber will host.…

Holiday cheer.

More and more stations across the country are going All-Christmas. In the past, Thanksgiving was more or less the official trigger point for such format flips. Now it’s become Halloween. We were already moving in that direction, but our current…

Radio reacts.

Across our industry, groups large and small that have to report, report revenue declines that range from alarming to catastrophic. As a result, pink slips are flying like a Christmas blizzard. Small market groups and stations, on the other hand,…

IBA Versus Nielsen.

As previously reported in these pages, Nielsen Audio has put a set of restrictions on its survey data, limiting access to a specific select few. Now, the Independent Broadcasters Association is pushing back on the new policy, citing Nielsen’s “enormous…