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AM Radio: With Friends Like This…

Everybody loves AM radio, right? Everybody needs AM radio, right? Hmm. Maybe not. Imagine a world where a new auto model dispenses with AM radio, but even so experiences blockbuster consumer demand. Of course, I’m talking about Elon Musk’s forthcoming Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk, during a conference call hosted by Goldman Sachs a few […]

Posted in am, am radio, association, broadcasters, california, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, scba, southern, tesla

It’s Time For Rush Limbaugh To Go

Rush Limbaugh’s contract is up and it’s decision time – not only for Rush but for the industry which awakens to a 2016 where, for better or worse, Rush is the most famous name in radio. And it’s time for Rush Limbaugh to go. Now this is nothing personal. Rush has had an amazing symbiotic […]

Posted in am radio, contract, facebook, future, hivio, iphone, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, red seat ventures, renewal, rush limgaugh, Satellite Radio, trends, Twitter, youtube

No AM Radio? Automakers Should Listen To Their Customers

Now I am as pro-technology as anyone you’ll find in the audio space, but the reason to be pro-technology is to be pro-consumer. Because any technology that doesn’t serve the interests and desires of consumers is a solution that, by definition, nobody wants. And the only thing worse than not being wanted is being UNwanted. So […]

Posted in am, am radio, auto, Automotive, bmw, car, consumers, ev, expectation, fm, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, tesla, trends, value, vehicle

Surprise! Radio Disney Doesn’t Need Radio!

So Disney sells of all of its Radio Disney station assets – 23 AM and 1 FM –  save for its LA flagship, which is evidently a content creation hub and not simply a means of distribution. …and the radio industry goes wild! What does this mean? What is Disney signaling? Does this even matter? These […]

Posted in am radio, assets, bob iger, content, distribution, Insights, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, radio, radio disney, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, sale

What Should AM Radio Do?

In this short video, I spell out what AM should do to continue to thrive. Hint: The answer’s not going to come from our friends in Washington D.C. What does it mean to be in the “AM Radio Business” – and is that even the one you’re in? I think we’re asking ourselves the wrong […]

Posted in am, am radio, business, future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, model, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, trend, washington

The Future of AM Radio

Radio Ink made a classic mistake last week when it celebrated the strength of AM radio by trumpeting the financial success of the top radio brands, many of which happen to be on AM. Why is this a mistake?  Because it confuses the band with the brand. AM radio is not what makes stations like […]

Posted in am, am radio, arbitron, distribution, edison, fm, fm radio, infinite dial, living social, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU

The end of Sports Radio as we know it

Conversation about sports makes great radio because sports is all about sharp, informed opinions.  And God knows there is no shortage of those among fans of whatever game we happen to be talking about. Sports is, after all, an obsession.  It’s why ESPN is the jewel in Disney’s crown. It’s why Sports stations are generally […]

Posted in am radio, disney, espn, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, onsports, radio, radio industry, RIU, social media, sports, sports talk, tv
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