Radio Ink Coronavirus Daily Update

Radio Ink Coronavirus Daily Update

How is radio dealing with the coronavirus crisis? Every morning Radio Ink will have a short interview with a manager from around the country on how they're dealing with the issue, how advertisers are reacting and what listeners are saying.... Show More

Episodes

June 2, 2020 17 min
What's the most effective focus and tone your messaging should reflect now and post pandemic? Dave "Chachi" Denes, president of Benztown, offers insights on that and shares ideas on how stations are navigating the crisis across the country.
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Brian Mayfield, Executive Vice President of Ramsey Media, shares tips on steps they have taken in reopening their offices and how they continued to work with their affiliates and advertisers during the COVID 19 crisis.
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WBAL/98 Rock Baltimore General Manager Cary Pahigian tells us how his salespeople are calling on clients, what new categories have emerged for his stations, how the state of Maryland is slowly working toward recovery and much more.
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That's what we asked MacDonald Broadcasting Director of Sales John Bouwhuis in Lansing Michigan on episode #50 of our daily podcast. Michigan has extended it's stay-at-home order to the middle of June. We asked John how his team is working with clients, what those advertisers are telling him about the situation and how he's keep his people motivated.
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On Wednesday, Radio Ink Editor Ed Ryan hosted a webinar with D.J. Williams, Author of "soundBAIT: Creative Weapons of MASS Distraction." Clients are ready to get back on the air. How do you approach them and what should you pitch them? DJ shared his ideas and tips to help make what you have to say be received with enthusiasm when you make contact with clients in this new world we're living in.
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Amador Bustos, President and CEO of Portland-based Bustis Media, shares thoughts on how the pandemic will shape advertising revenues the balance of the year. What's in store for 3rd and 4th quarter? What category has been especially active during the quarantine on his stations and why? Listen and find out in today's Radio Ink Coronavirus Podcast.
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With stations in New York, South Carolina and Florida the folks at Community Broadcasters have seen it all. Community Broadcasters co-CEO Jim Leven fills us in on had bad the revenue hit was, how May and June are looking and whether the company plans to make any permanent changes as a result of lessons learned from the past two months.
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How has the Coronavirus impacted political advertising for radio? What markets will be hot, and when politicians can't "shake hands," will more dollars shake into radio coffers ? All this and more on Radio Ink's Coronavirus podcast with Katz Radio Group SVP/Political Strategies, Patrick McGee.
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Kevin Garrity, CEO of Gen Media Partners, reflects on radio's role during the COVID 19 crisis, how its ability to provide companionship to listeners and nimble adaptability to meeting advertiser needs have served it and its constituents well.
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Pamal Broadcasting Market Manager Bruce Feniger says business is down between 30% and 60%, depending on the month, since the pandemic hit. The good news is he's seeing signs of business returning in June. Bruce runs the Hudson Valley market for Pamal which is right near the hotspot of the virus. Check out how he's making the best of this horrible situation for his team and the company.
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Jesus Laura, President of Univision Radio, talks about the impact of COVID 19 on programming and serving the unique needs of Hispanic audiences during this time. He also shares his perspective about the impact of the crisis on radio moving forward.
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May 14, 2020 15 min
Educational Media Foundation CEO Bill Reeves tells us about how his team is dealing with the coronavirus crisis, and, he details the new launch of the EMF podcast network. Plus Bill shares a little breaking news.
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Dennis Wharton, EVP of the NAB, talks about how the organization's support of broadcasters in serving their local communities, especially in face of the COVID 19 crisis, continues to make a difference. And he shares some highlights of his 24 years as part of the NAB, which represents radio and television's interests in the nation's capitol.
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The impact of COVID 19 was not the same for all markets and formats. Find out which ones defied the law of averages for Salem Media Group along with Broadcast Media president Dave Santrella’s “Four V” steps to recovery from the crisis in today’s Radio Ink Coronavirus podcast.
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May 11, 2020 39 min
Today on the Radio Ink podcast....Former Citadel and Alpha CEO Larry Wilson talks about his new book, his thoughts on the radio industry during the COVID crisis and why he got fired from Alpha Media.
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As president of The Cromwell Group, Bud Walters has insights in both larger (Nashville) and small (Mattoon, Il, among others) radio stations. He shares how the COVID 19 crisis impact on ad revenues has been different based on market size - and why - in today's podcast.
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May 6, 2020 14 min
Consultant Rick Fink from Ens Media joins us to discuss what salespeople should be doing as states start to open up again. What about remotes? And, what do advertisers think about the number of commercials radio stations play every hour?
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According to Jeff Warshaw his company credo has always centered on three "C's" - community, clients, and colleagues. How those principles have guided their stations during the COVID 19 crisis as well as Jeff's thoughts on the future of the industry are the subjects of today's Coronavirus podcast update.
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May 4, 2020 14 min
Having faced hurricane disasters in the past, JVC Broadcasting's stations in Long Island and Florida were probably better prepared than many when COVID 19 hit. Even so, there have been new challenges in this situation. President/CEO John Caracciolo shares some of those, along with his optimism for the future and what categories, new and returning, he sees as potential prospects in the advertising pipeline.
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Steve Goldstein, Amplifi Media, pulls no punches with some frank perspective on radio, podcasting, and how both have handled the pandemic crisis. He also offers some smart speaker listening tips every radio station needs to consider to better compete on that platform.
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