Talk Radio Shop Talk

Every morning, he says “Good Day!” on hundreds of radio stations. Doug Stephan talks about…Talk Radio

THEEE 6-most-dreaded-words in Radio Sales…

2015 Consumer Electronics Show

HCatCESCouldn’t be there?
Hear it here.

Click here to hear my radio reports and read my CES notes.

Remaining radio news people: TWO career tips…

…in my Talkers magazine column about WTOP/Washington reporter Neal Augenstein.
iphone-AugensteinIt’s not a stretch to call him a digital news gathering pioneer.
His first iPhone is in the Newseum!
Tip: DEVOUR Neal’s blog iPhoneReporting.com.

Research: Talk radio listeners are burning-out on Politics.

“Duh!” you say?
download_bubbleAs if poor ratings for so many major market stations hadn’t already made the point, Bridge Ratings’ recently-released “News/Talk Radio & The Oversaturated News Cycle” study concludes:
“Oversaturation, ever-shortening of news cycles and repetition of hard news with too-little updated information, is wearing thin on consumers who are seeking alternative sources for information that is fresh, entertaining and positive.”
Read: the report

Discover Your Next Game-Changing Idea

That was my standing-room-only session. Read my convention notes in what’ll be a meaty October newsletter.

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“Podcasting will be the savior of radio. There’s no showbiz now” on AM/FM.
Network pioneer and Westwood One founder Norm Pattiz, who says his Podcast One shows are now producing north-of 120 million downloads per month. Norm spoke at RAIN Summit Indianapolis, the-day-before Radio Show kicked off.
Hear: RAIN session audio

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Read: my Talkers magazine RAIN/Radio Show coverage, from Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Many radio stations are now robots…

…and others which are more diligent are more conspicuous.
Video: Two local broadcasters who get it.