RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast

RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast

Hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson

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May 24, 2022 15 min
Among the earliest entrants into the U.S. Hispanic podcast space is reVOLVER Podcasts. Dallas-based media sales pro Jack Hobbs has been at its helm for nearly seven years. Yet, podcasts en español are just gaining widespread attention today. In this conversation with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, abridged from an interview for Hispanic Market Overview 2022, Hobbs shares how he learned about the power of Audio, and h...
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It's a busy week for Hispanic media, with NewFronts and Upfronts being presented online and in New York. For SBS President/COO, he's in Manhattan, and took time to share with RBR+TVBR his insight on a particularly strong Q1 2022 for the company's radio stations. He also discusses the NewFront strategy for SBS, which owns MegaTV, and the launch of two new properties in Florida at a time when launching one FM could be...
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They're providing "the guts" to ATSC 3.0 for broadcast television stations across the U.S. But, what does that mean for those in the C-Suite? For one, new revenue opportunities are on the horizon. Second, monitoring of ATSC 3.0 signals is more important now that lighthouses, ahead of SFNs, are lighting up in market after market.

RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson interviewed Ralph Bachofen, VP of Sales and Mark...
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"We've got a lot of people who listen to a lot of radio, but what I always gravitate to are those who say, 'I listen under an hour a day," says Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media.

That group comprises about 9% of the respondent sample for Techsurvey 2022, the results of which were presented today in a Zoom webinar. Participation from 474 radio stations was seen this year, producing nearly 31,000 surveys from "core" ...
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It's earnings season once again, and conference calls from Urban One, Saga Communications, Entravision and iHeartMedia were on the calendar for Thursday, May 5.

For Saga, "spicing up" the earnings review it holds for investors such as Towerview LLC and Wall Street analysts was only part of what CEO Ed Christian and CFO Sam Bush had to share.

What did Christian and Bush have to add beyond the straight numbers, which the co...
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When it comes to progressive advertising shops, DiGo, a New York-based creative agency promoting better habits by building businesses using Positive Behavior Change marketing, has gained notice for its work with such clients as Hello Fresh, Weight Watchers and the Bronx Zoo.

For its founder and creative chief, Mark DiMassimo, ensuring these brands activate media campaigns across all consumer touchpoints — including broadcast televis...
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April 28, 2022 9 min
Byron Allen, the one-time comedian turned media mogul, is one of five recipients of a Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America.

Allen's acceptance of the honor will be remembered for a generation — he hammed it up on stage before delivering a poignant message to the industry VIPs in attendance.

RBR+TVBR was there, and we have the full audio of Allen's speech in the latest InFOCUS Podcast, presented b...
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The Connected Car and radio's place on the dashboard of vehicles today and tomorrow has turned out to be a hot topic at the 2022 NAB Show. 

Before RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson even got to the Las Vegas Convention Center to cover the show over four days, Radio was front and center — not from any out-of-home advertising, but rather from the in-dash radio in the blue Toyota Corolla driven by "Joseph" for Lyf...
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April 19, 2022 17 min
He first made a name for himself as a news anchor for Sunbeam Television's highly successful news-focused WSVN-7 in Miami. Later, he'd find international fame as a commentator and telejournalist on CNN.

Today, Rick Sanchez is paving a new path, one that involves entrepreneur Sol Trujillo and the growing area of on-demand audio — podcasting.

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.fm, Sanchez shares his philosophy behind wha...
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Radio broadcasting companies have something very valuable, and even a Silicon Valley media workflow software maker sees it: the relationships with local advertisers can't be beat.

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Frequence CEO Tom Cheli shares why he strongly believes Radio is in an enviable spot for advertising.

What does this mean about the power of programmatic for radio? Should a radio ad sales executive be apt a...
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April 12, 2022 10 min
The SVP of Broadcast at Xperi, parent to both DTS and HD Radio, offers his thoughts of what makes the 2022 NAB Show one of the most anticipated gatherings in years for the entire broadcast media and technology industries. Oh, and there’s this little Cocktails and Conversation gathering Xperi is a co-sponsor of, too. To get your invite, click here: https://corporatedigital.secondstreetapp.com/Cocktails--Conversations-Las-Vegas/
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The CEO of independent media planning and buying agency Mediastruction joins Adam R Jacobson on this latest podcast, presented by dot.FM. Mediastruction is in the process of a multi-market radio buy and is seeing some very sudden year-over-year changes. She shares her thoughts.
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"Collaboration is so important in today's world,' says Beasley Media Group CEO Caroline Beasley. That's why "FaceTime," not on an iPhone but IRL, is something she and so many other NAB Show attendees are looking forward to the conference and expo, scheduled for April 23-27 in Las Vegas.

What does Caroline hope to gain from attending this year? She shares in this exclusive InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM,...
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March 31, 2022 16 min
It's been quite an interesting week as we end the first quarter of 2022 for the transactions marketplace. Several radio and television deals have come to fruition. These include the biggest radio station purchase agreement seen in three years, thanks to Townsquare Media, and the somewhat surprising sale of some 18 TV stations by Cox Media Group.

What does Patrick Communications Managing Director Greg Guy think about this sudden ...
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Joining RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson once again on the InFOCUS Podcast is Dave “Chachi” Denes.  This time around, Denes, the President and co-founder of radio imaging, production library, programming and jingles company Benztown, is back to talk about the 2022 NAB Show, scheduled for April 23-27 In Las Vegas.

What is Denes looking forward to? What does Benztown have to share with attendees as it co-locates with ENCO ...
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March 22, 2022 12 min
In January, Steve Jones joined RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on the InFOCUS Podcast to offer some key takeaways from CES 2022.

Today, he’s here to offer a preview of sorts of the upcoming NAB Show, the first in three years. And, it marks an encore of a Cocktails and Conversation reception specifically for Radio industry moves in shakers.

What’s the biggest thing Jones, who was recently promoted to President/CEO of Skyv...
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March 15, 2022 15 min
Fred Jacobs, President and Founder of Jacobs Media Strategies, is very much looking forward to in-person conversation at the 2022 NAB Show with industry leaders who haven't perhaps seen each other in three years.

What can attendees expect to see in Las Vegas, and discuss at a special "Cocktails and Conversation" reception? Jacobs shares all in this fresh InFOCUS Podcast.
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March 10, 2022 8 min
Getting face-to-face with clients and industry leaders is emerging as one of the most-anticipated aspects of the 2022 NAB Show in Las Vegas. This sees vCreative serve as a sponsor for the Radio Reception, the April 27 Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast and a MIW Lobster and Lipstick Dinner … and men are allowed!

There’s also a Cocktails and Conversation gathering similar to that seen during CES 2022 in January, and vCreative is a spo...
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March 8, 2022 15 min
Sorry, but this isn't the Aguacate podcast and you won't be getting any avocado toast tips here. Rather, media industry executives have the chance to learn more about Advocado, a cross media data platform that connects online and offline audience insights to better inform marketers on the media they consume, and where to invest their ad dollars.

Brian Handrigan, co-founder and CEO of St. Louis-based Advocado, shares in this ...
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March 3, 2022 25 min
He serves as President of Networks for Nexstar Media Group, and in addition to his role with NewsNation, the cable TV news channel, he also has a hand in ensuring that the company’s lone radio station — heritage spoken-word WGN Radio at 720 on the AM dial across the Midwest — remains a success.

That it has, based on the latest ratings results from Nielsen Audio. Sean returns to the InFOCUS Podcast to share more about WGN’s resilienc...
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