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- 2013 Word-O-Year: selfie What that means to #talkradio? And #RushLimbaugh demoted in LA From Ed Schultz' #radio show: getonthenet.com/Ed-120913.mp3 9 hours ago
- TV has Tivo and other DVRs. And #radio has…? Success templates for sponsorable on-demand audio… hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 10 hours ago
- RT @McConnellWTOP: the senate avoids a midnight deadline and extends a ban on plastic guns... but a move to require metal parts fails. … 11 hours ago
- CURIOUS 2013 #radio trend reversal: AMs discontinuing FM simulcast. Are they misreading their own ratings? hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 11 hours ago
- What "selfies" mean to #talkradio? And WAS #RushLimbaugh just demoted? From Ed Schultz' #radio show: getonthenet.com/Ed-120913.mp3 12 hours ago
- 2013 #radio Competitor-That-Impressed-Me-Most? Credit-where-credit-is-due, for a clever idea… hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 13 hours ago
- Most-promising #radio #advertising revenue source in 2014? (Ditto 2015, 2016, and beyond…): hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 14 hours ago
- Best #radio digital revenue idea I heard in 2013? Proof that some-of-the-best-ideas come-from-the-smallest-markets: hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 15 hours ago
- GOING LIVE NOW on Ed Schultz' #talkradio show: WeGotEd.com 15 hours ago
- Best book I read in 2013? MUST-read for #radio folk…and it won me a pile of lobster! hollandcookemedia.wordpress.com/newsletter/ 17 hours ago
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Big 2013 CES, big implications for radio:
"Innovation" defined: Consumer Electronics, $206.5 billion industry in 2012 the USA alone, forecast to hit $215.8B in 2013.
READ: my "BIG" CES wrap-up
HEAR: Why iPod is obsolete
HEAR: What is "television" now?
HEAR: Would YOU ride in robo-car?
HEAR: Is technology SAVING...or STEALING your time?
HEAR: Unclogging "The Wi-Fi Traffic Jam"
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A SLOGAN YOU — HOPEFULLY — WON’T HEAR IN A RADIO COMMERCIAL!IF YOU'RE ALONE, read this aloud:
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NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith — who served two terms in the United States Senate — admits that members of Congress ask him, “Isn’t broadcasting in decline?”
He grinned, “People keep coming back to us.”
Read my notes at Talkers.com.
You know you’re at an upscale event when they deploy birds-of-prey to shoo-away the gulls at the outdoor luncheon.
I’ve always wanted to attend this event, an invitation-only conference for radio & TV CEO types. So imagine how flattered I was to be invited to keynote it! Click to view.
On hand, my clients Neuhoff CEO Beth Neuhoff & COO Mike Hulvey, whose WSOY/Decatur is one success story you’ll see in the video.
“WHAT IS ‘televison’ now?”
We talk media trends on The Jim Bohannon Show.
Users AND Technology are fundamentally re-defining “media.”
Click to listen.
Hear how the consumer has taken control.
Do you know what they’re not letting you do?.
New local Talk Radio Jobs in 2014?
Maybe a bunch! And that’s more-than-a-hunch.
That was my presentation at Talkers/LA2013.
Couldn’t be there?
Radio’s newest talker Marilu Henner: “You don’t need ‘a face for radio,’ you need A BRAIN for radio.”
In “The State of Radio Advertising and Sales” session:
Bob Moore: “Network business as a whole sucks. “ONE area exploding is sports…no RushLimbaugh.””
Ron Hartenbaum: “Direct Response advertising is our lifeblood.”
Talk1300/Albany owner Paul Vandenburgh: “Business is as good as we make it. Knock on doors.”
These two alone were worth two days on airplanes!
Alpha/L&L principal Larry Wilson (L) and Westwood One founder — now Courtside Entertainment Group head honcho — Norm Pattiz (R) each did 20 RIVETING minutes.
Norm Pattiz offered a plainspoken industry overview, and an update on his visionary Podcast One venture:
In radio, “Things AREN’T ‘shitty’ today.”
“On-demand audio will have the same effect on the #radio business” that DVR has had on TV.
Podcasting: “P.O.D. = programming on-demand.”
Podcasters “can be anywhere, anytime;” don’t need big radio owners.
Consolidation has clobbered radio’s farm system.
Public ownership “takes a toll” on serving listeners well.
“We’re not doing music programming at Podcast One because the rights fees will kill you.”
“[On-demand] Audio has all the strengths of radio because IT IS ‘radio.’”
“The strength of local radio is that it IS local.” AM/FM is less-special if the programming “all comes from one place.”
Larry Wilson’s candor at the recent NAB/RAB Radio Show Leadership Breakfast had ‘em buzzin’ in Orlando. And he preached-it-out for Talkers/LA attendees:
You can make more money live & local radio than with syndication.
If a radio show isn’t local, “it’s GOTTA be good.”
When your radio station has success with a public service campaign “advertisers find out.”
“Let’s not ‘get buried’” doing apps, etc. “Let’s make great [live and local] content.”
Radio success formula: “Be informative, compassionate, and passionate…and have fun!”
Talkradio is “the oldest Social Media.”
“Radio: The Big Picture” session:
Harvey Nagler/CBS News Radio: Success key for radio programming: “unique, compelling, addictive.”
Shotgun Tom Kelly, Kearth101: “When I get off the air I listen to Talk Radio.”
Kraig Kitchin: Present radio ratings system delivers “abberations.”
There are fewer PPM meters in use in the LA market than TalkersLA attendees.
TomLeykis: “HD Radio is a joke.”
First 2016 election wager!
Dr. Gina Loudon and I WILL wolf-down a couple Palm lobsters.
But WHO will grab-the-check?
Sean Hannity Show executive Eric Stanger: Sean is “incredibly psyched” about new stations in markets he’s leaving Cumulus. “There are no losers” in coming Hannity/Michael Savage head-to-head battle.
KFI’s Bill Carroll: “I’m being told ‘Push people to the Internet, push people to iHeart Radio, but I get paid for [on-air] ratings. Until [other-platform listening] is being measured, what’s in it for me?”
Most under-reported story in Radio: Affordable Care Act = $$$
“There is a tremendous opportunity for radio broadcasters to develop and uncover new and evolving revenue streams from this legislation.”
Read: Some 500 broadcasters attended a sold-out Radio Advertising Bureau webinar, which you can see online.
Listen: We discuss it on The Ed Schultz Show
Couldn’t be there?
Click here for my Radio Show and RAIN Summit notes here.
It’s 5 O’clock somewhere!
Witty Sales consultant Paul Weyland says “Why wait?” and offers attendees a snort at his 10:15AM Radio Show session “Think Like an Ad Man, Sell Like a Mad Man: How to Make Ads That Work.”
My extensive Radio Show & RAIN Summit notes are here.
…in baseball’s tightest divisional race,
imaging your consultant crafted for client stations sounded like October, not April…
…compared to some of the commercials that continue to air in-game on many baseball stations. Yours?
Listen for copy-that’s-been-airing-all-season, like “SUMMER’S HERE!”
That sends advertisers the dangerous message that service ended when the sale was made. In September, lots of spots have been running since April…JUST-AS baseball climaxes…and when smart stations ask sponsors to re-up for next year.