RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast

RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast

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

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May 28, 2020 13 min
The COVID-19 pandemic has converted the Kagan Media Summit to a dual-webinar event that begins June 18 and concludes June 25. In this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, S&P Global Market Intelligence Robin Flynn offers a sneak peak at each of the hour-long webinars. What are three key broadcast TV industry executives seeing with respect to Q2 ad revenue? How are retransmission consent fees driving dollars for over-the-ai...
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May 27, 2020 11 min
How has Davis Broadcasting sailed through the tough waters caused by the novel coronavirus? What is it doing to compete against a reinvigorated iHeartLatino in Atlanta? Find out in this fresh RBR+TVBR CORONAVIRUS INFOCUS Podcast featuring longtime radio executive Brian Barber, hosted by Radio + Television Business Report Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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May 26, 2020 13 min
The COVID-19 pandemic created a truly unprecedented situation for broadcast media. Impairment charges are being seen for some publicly traded companies. For mom and pop broadcasters, keeping the station on the air could be a day-to-day struggles. In this podcast, NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith shares what's happening in Washington to help local media.
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May 22, 2020 16 min
Paul Rotella, as always, is actively working hard to bring New Jersey's broadcasters an arsenal of support from Washington.

The head of the New Jersey Broadcasters' Association has his ear on Capitol Hill, and is actively engaged with the FCC on key issues seen before the COVID-19 pandemic — and others that are bigger than ever due to the crisis.

How is Rotella lobbying for more Federal dollars for struggling radio and TV sta...
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For the past three years Marci Daniels has been in the Twin Tiers, overseeing Nexstar’s WETM-18 in Corning and Elmira. Now, she's leading Nexstar's WLNS-6 in Lansing while overseeing its Joint Operating Agreement for WLAJ-53 and The CW Network affiliate in this Michigan city. What are some of the biggest takeaways of leading the NBC affiliate through the ups and downs, including over the last eight weeks? We find out this a...
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May 20, 2020 10 min
Michael Carr has seen a lot during his time at KFSN-30 in Fresno. He began as an intern and this week was appointed President/GM of the station. What insights can he share about the evolution of TV news during his tenure at the ABC-owned station, in particular in the last eight weeks? This former Fresno State Bulldog tells all in the latest podcast.
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May 19, 2020 13 min
As a true believer in live and local radio, NRG Media's Omaha Market Manager believes his group of stations is poised to outperform as COVID-19 concerns start to fade. That said, an interesting sales story has emerged ... not to mention news that shower curtains are in place to protect on-air talent now back at work! Get the full scoop in this latest podcast.
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May 18, 2020 12 min
A ripple effect was seen with respect to year-over-year spending trends, and impressions, for restaurant advertisers. But, some interesting insights can be seen with respect to ad impressions. The SVP of Media Partnerships at iSpot.tv shares his company's latest research in this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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May 15, 2020 11 min
How has COVID-19 impacted second-generation Iowa family broadcaster Coloff Media's radio stations, which includes 2020 NAB Crystal Heritage Award winner KCVM-FM 93.5 "The Mix" in Waterloo, Iowa? We find out in this episode of the RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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May 14, 2020 14 min
Lotus Communications' properties include Rockers in Las Vegas and Boise, Idaho, and some of the nation's most unique multicultural properties, both serving the Los Angeles market. How did these stations move to cover the COVID-19 pandemic for its listeners in ways no other media outlet could? We find out in a fresh RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast.
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May 13, 2020 10 min
Has the COVID-19 pandemic squelched or scrapped transition budgets devoted to NEXT GEN TV? We get the details from Dielectric's Keith Pelletier in this episode of the RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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May 12, 2020 16 min
Some 27% consumers recently surveyed by Horowitz Research say they are watching more ads overall than before the pandemic. And, a third of respondents say they are paying attention to ads from local businesses more than they did before the COVID-19 crisis. How can broadcast TV stations capitalize on this? Horowitz SVP Adriana Waterston shares her thoughts.
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May 11, 2020 12 min
What's the current state of transactions, from his perspective? How are Kalil's brokers making up for the inability to meet with prospective buyers and sellers at the cancelled 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas? Lou McDermott, the longtime Vice President at Tucson-based media brokerage Kalil & Co., answers these questions in more in the latest RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast.
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May 8, 2020 15 min
In this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, Bill Christian, President/CEO of Vision Communications, shares how his station's news teams have adapted to working from home -- and how his Little Rock-based newshub acquired 11 months ago is fully producing local newscasts with all staff members working from home, even with broadband challenges.
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May 7, 2020 16 min
To get the latest insight into where broadcast TV's post-pandemic future path may go, Scott Schiller, the Global Chief Commercial Officer at global media and marketing services company ENGINE, participated in the latest RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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A small town AM started working with local farmers and creameries to donate unused milk normally served with school lunches. Local media is still hiring. These are some of the positive stories shared by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's President/CEO in this latest podcast, hosted by RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson.
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May 5, 2020 16 min
The State of New York has been impacted greater than any other U.S. state when it comes to the novel coronavirus. How have local radio and TV stations reacted through public service? How devastating have ad revenue drops been? Are small-town operators upstate in dire need of cash? We get the answers from New York State Broadcasters Association President and Executive Director David Donovan.
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May 4, 2020 16 min
Humboldt County, Calif., has always been a unique part of the Golden State. And, the local economy has long been fragile. With the COVID-19 pandemic, what has that meant for media companies serving communities here? RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson gets the answer in this Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast with Lost Coast Communications GM Bill Prescott.
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May 1, 2020 14 min
Less than one year ago, Nexstar sold the CW Network and MyNetwork TV affiliates in Indianapolis to a 30-year veteran who previously owned TV stations in Evansville, Ind. Now, he's faced with the challenge of running the stations in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic. How is DuJuan McCoy's Circle City Broadcasting handling all of the challenges? We find out in this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast hosted by Adam...
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As businesses start to reopen following weeks of restrictions designed to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, the need to share with consumers that they're open again has led many to Radio. But, are stations ready to write and produce ad copy? If not, Write Label may have a good solution, as we learn in this latest RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast from CEO Gideon Stein.
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