Friday, August 07, 2015

 

Talk Radio's Advertising Problem?




 Seems like Talk Radio is a shell of it's former self back in the 80's and 90's when we had the "best of the best".

The format has taken a lickin' from the PPM, the aging demographic, and the rapidsly aging technology of "AM Radio".

Add to that scenario the problem with advertisers shying away from anything that resembles a controversial environment....

The Wall Street Journal had this article.





Talk Radio’s Advertising Problem 
 "Audiences Still Tune In, but Social Media Scared Off Many Advertisers"




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 

Conservative Media in Liberal Massachusetts




Why do I always see mistakes and wrong assumptions in every news article about radio? Maybe it's me...you can reaad it and make your own opinion.

The Globe writes about some format changes in Boston, the new 1430AM, 1260AM's upcoming changes and others:



 Conservative media outlets see a market in Mass.  
At least three right-leaning outlets — two talk-radio stations and an online newspaper — are setting up shop in this bluest of blue states, knowing not everyone will listen or read but betting that the overlooked, red-tinged minority will form a loyal following.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

 

WEEI suspends morning show host Kirk Minihane....





WEEI suspends morning show host Kirk Minihane 



  Kirk Minihane, one of three hosts on WEEI’s “Dennis and Callahan” morning program, was suspended for Monday’s show as punishment for an on-air argument Friday with midday cohost Christian Fauria. Fauria, a former Patriots tight end, initiated the conflict on-air by reacting angrily to Minihane’s previous assertion that Fauria would not be on the radio had he not played professional football. It’s unclear why Minihane was punished while Fauria was not. 

  http://media.weei.com/audio-embed/106902484/embed.htm?width=600&height=350

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

The State of the Disc Jockey.....




This is an article that was written a couple of years ago by Jeff McKay for RadioInfo.


If you have vivid memories of favorite DJ's past and present, you might enjoy this article on the current role of jocks as radio moves into a world of Pandora, iTunes, Personal People Meters (PPM), and extended corporate control.


I found it fascinating.


The State of the Disc Jockey


Part 2:

http://www.radioinfo.com/2013/01/29/the-state-of-the-disc-jockey-part-2/

Part 3:

http://www.radioinfo.com/2013/01/30/the-state-of-the-disc-jockey-part-3/

Part 4:

http://www.radioinfo.com/2013/01/31/the-state-of-the-disc-jockey-part-4/

Part 5:

http://www.radioinfo.com/2013/02/01/the-state-of-the-disc-jockey-part-5/

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