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 13, 2021 19 min
Jay Meyers, the veteran broadcast media executive who today serves as President/CEO of Broadcast Management and Technology, was in the news this week for his role as the broker in the sale of two radio stations to the operators of "The Joy FM."

This gave RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson to connect with Meyers and discuss the state of the industry today from the eyes of a former PD, ex-Clear Channel and Jacor exec...
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Mike Woods joined Amagi right before the pandemic in February of 2020 as SVP of Product. In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Woods shares how the cloud-based automation, playout, and delivery tool company is working with broadcast media companies so they can benefit, not fret, over digital video delivery platform growth.
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News, in Spanish, credible news, has become essential to people’s lives.

How is CNN en Español meeting this challenge in the U.S. as a global news organization? SVP and Managing Director Cynthia Hudson shares all with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
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It’s that time of year again, and the IAB NewFronts are upon us already. Upfront presentations the week of May 17 already dotting the calendar.

Hispanic-targeted LATV is right in the thick of it, offering a platform self-described as “The Latino Voices Redefining Culture.”

Today's LATV is quite different than what existed a decade ago. How does one define what LATV is today, and its primary value proposition? It's a question ...
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In November 2013, a veteran of?Interep?with time at?Katz Radio Group?and?MacGavren Guild?was promoted after 3 1/2 years as GSM, of a group of stations serving New York's Mid-Hudson Valley.

Today,?Bruce Feniger?remains in command of the?Pamal Broadcasting?stations, including two 50kw heritage FMs that continue to command large audiences. In this exclusive conversation, Feniger shares on the latest?InFOCUS Podcast, presented by do...
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April 27, 2021 14 min
On the eve of RBR+TVBR's arrival as Editor-in-Chief, Adam R Jacobson met with Pacific Media Group CEO Chuck Bergson at the company's headquarters in Kahului, on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

In this InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, Jacobson catches up with Bergson, gaining insight into whether or not COVID-19 curbed rapid growth for the company, which today is the only radio station owner with properties across all o...
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As people’s habits continue to evolve, with the pandemic accelerating those changes, Broadbeam Media conducted research that reevaluates, in a way, assumptions about the lifestyles and media habits of U.S. consumers.

Among the key finds is that linear TV – a.k.a. broadcast and cable channels – remains the most-often watched media. But, social video is close behind, and just behind that is YouTube and Facebook Watch. What does this m...
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April 20, 2021 15 min
Cheryl McHenry, the veteran anchor and reporter at Cox Media Group’s CBS affiliate serving Ohio’s Miami Valley, WHIO-7 in Dayton, will soon celebrate 40 years at the dominant TV station.

She first covered the courts, and in June 1991 moved to the anchor desk. In the last two years, McHenry has covered COVID-19, social justice protests, devastating tornadoes and a mass shooting in the Oregon District of Dayton.

In this exclusive inter...
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April 15, 2021 15 min
Spanish Broadcasting System EVP/Programming Jesus Salas shares how the company's radio stations gained audience across the COVID-19 pandemic and has kept it, while also giving a preview as to what else SBS has in store for the rest of the year in this episode of the RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM.
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April 13, 2021 11 min
To be honest, if you send any info on embargo that will be presented on May 6, I will likely go with this, and then simply need the follow up with Jason -- the event itself, aside from photo captures, is an event due to deadlines for my work at RBR I may not be able to even attend. And, if history proves correct, I can get everything shared ahead of time.
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Search. Social. Mobile. Each has played their role in digital advertising and its evolution. Now there is the voice era. But, some brands may think of smart speakers in ways that don’t fully take advantage of the ways it can converse naturally with consumers, through a Voice AI platform.

Where are marketers on this opportunity, and where is linear media such as TV and radio? Andy Whatley, the senior vice president for global busines...
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The growth of iHeartRadio and the reboot of Radio.com as Audacy have certainly gathered the broadcasting world’s attention. What does this mean for TuneIn, which grabbed a significant share of the audio streaming consumer pot in the mid-2010s, only to see key U.S. radio broadcasting companies develop their own "walled gardens," if you will?

A recent RBR+TVBR column on audio streaming prompted recently arrived TuneIn CEO ...
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April 1, 2021 21 min
From the shore of Lake Erie to the tranquil beaches of Southwest Florida, Walt Tiburski’s seen a lot over the years, and he’s our guest on today’s RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by Dot.FM. What is this set-to-retire veteran have to share on the state of Radio today? Tune in now to hear this exclusive chat!
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Although podcasting has surged in popularity in recent years and is a major growth segment for the radio industry, television companies are just now tipping their toes into the audio arena.

With the dynamic insertion of ads along with podcast measurement and the podcast industry’s continuing consolidation all impacting radio and TV in some way, how added ears can translate to dollars for legacy linear media is at the heart of this I...
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PETER KATSINGRIS, SVP of AUDIENCE INSIGHTS at NIELSEN, joins RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson on a day when the Nielsen Total Audience Report’s March 2021 edition is now available for public consumption. And, it’s filled with informative new insights on advertising across today’s media. Learn more in this fresh podcast, presented by DOT.FM
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Impressions-based buying and selling in the television universe is an imperative for marketers today. And, broadcast TV is responding. But, what of the measurement needs for the media buyer and media planner putting the cross-platform mix together based on reliable data?

Comscore is devoting its short-term and long-term future to local cross-platform and says groups and agencies are shifting from talk to action.


EVP of Commercial Ste...
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At 89.1 FM on the dial in one of the most beautiful places in the world is “Jackson Hole Community Radio.” It’s fiercely independent – so much so that KHOL-FM seeks new members by asking listeners to “support independent media.”

To learn more about this unique station and the continued importance of local non-commercial radio in the U.S., RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson spoke with knewjack, a.k.a. Jack Catlin, KHOL'...
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Tonee Roper, an air talent and Promotions Director for Neuhoff Media’s radio stations serving Springfield, Ill., is one of four candidates selected for the MIW's 2021 Mildred Carter Mentoring Program. She shares more of her passion for radio, and what it's like to work at a woman-owned media company, in this new InFOCUS Podcast, presented by DOT.FM.
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As RBR+TVBR first reported on Wednesday (3/10), HyphaMetrics has just secured a U.S. patent for a cross-media measurement platform.

The co-founder and CEO of HyphaMetrics, Joanna Drews, chats with Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson to share a bit more about the patent, consumer privacy, buying in the 2021-2022 Upfront and scatter markets, and where audio media fits in to HyphaMetrics' business in this fresh podcast presented by...
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Believe it or not, we are just two months away from the 2021-2022 Upfronts. But, what’s different this year are presentations that reflect an internal reorganization that blends together sales, operations, content and distribution. This single organization approach has very much changed the selling process, and we’re wondering what the biggest change for TV as we prep for the next season.
Providing the answer, and more, in this podc...
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