Ad agencies to discuss media needs.

The latest episode of the Business Unusual/Open for Business live streaming series from the RAB includes three agency heavyweights talking about “What Agencies Want from Their Media Partners,” moderated by the head of a rep firm. RAB members should circle…

IBA taps MSN to get radio people back to work.

The Independent Broadcasters Association is teaming with Media Staffing Network to address the issue of the gigantic job losses in radio right now, whether caused by the pandemic or by the seismic shifts in iHeartMedia’s business model. IBA President/Executive Director…

Now is the time to give.

Helping broadcasters in need is the focus of the Broadcasters Foundation of America, which has just launched its annual year-end campaign. Tax-deductible personal donations to the Guardian Fund, and corporate donations to the Angel Initiative, help broadcasters and their families…

NABLF launches scholarships for small markets.

Actually, the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Foundation is establishing a scholarship fund for small market people going into their first management roles, along with women and people of color doing the same. The so-called “First Time Manager Fellowship” is…

No grass grows here.

Earlier last week, the IBA announced another partnership, this one with AnalyticOwl, a purveyor of, in the words of Founder David Ballenger, “our industry- and advertiser-specific radio analytics.”

AES hooks up with NAB.

The Audio Engineering Society will hold its annual convention in association with the NAB, which will hold its 2021 convention as a live, in-person event in October. For more information on the NAB show, visit www.nabshow.com.

Broadcaster Number One favors orderly transition.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith, himself no stranger to the political arena, having served two terms as Senator from Oregon, has congratulated President-Elect Joe Biden and urged the soon-to-be-former president to acknowledge reality and concede the race. Senator Smith said in…

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.…