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Inside JAWS Nominated for iHeartRadio Podcast Award

Today iHeartRadio announced their first-ever podcast awards to take place before a live audience in LA next January. And I’m proud to announce that our series – Inside JAWS – has been nominated! Hooray, team! What a pleasure and an honor to be on such a short list of great series! The way the winner […]

Posted in awards, iheartradio, Inside JAWS, jeff schmidt, mark ramsey, nomination, podcast, podcasts, ramsey-blog, wondery

Inside Psycho is a First ON Commercial Radio Nationwide

I’m proud to announce that a special version of my podcast with Wondery Inside Psycho, is breaking new ground in radio – yes, radio. Beginning this weekend it will be the first ever native podcast to be broadcast nationwide on commercial radio. See the news here and here and in lots of other places. It will […]

Posted in commercial radio, first, iheartmedia, iheartradio, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, Media, national, podcast, podcasts, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, wondery

Inside Psycho is a First ON Commercial Radio Nationwide

I’m proud to announce that a special version of my podcast with Wondery Inside Psycho, is breaking new ground in radio – yes, radio. Beginning this weekend it will be the first ever native podcast to be broadcast nationwide on commercial radio. See the news here and here and in lots of other places. It will […]

Posted in commercial radio, first, iheartmedia, iheartradio, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, Media, national, podcast, podcasts, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, wondery

Is Streaming Momentum Stuck? Really?

There’s been lots of attention in the radio industry trades lately about the lack of audience momentum for many broadcasters in the streaming space, even as so-called pure-plays like Pandora and Spotify grow by leaps and bounds. Tom Taylor writes: iHeart’s not the only terrestrial operator with flat or negative growth over the period from […]

Posted in cbs, dan patrick, Digital Strategy, emf, espn, iheartmedia, iheartradio, Insights, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, news, npr, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, sports, spotify, streaming, triton

Radio is Still Tops, But…

In a November survey by Morgan Stanley (released this week and reported in Quartz), more than 2,000 American adults were asked what audio platforms they used. Their answers: Now this question is roughly analogous to what broadcasters would call “reach.” It does not really address frequency of usage or “time spent listening.” Radio tops the […]

Posted in am, fm, iheartradio, itunes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, morgan stanley, pandora, podcasts, quartz, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, youtube

What Radio Looks Like on Ford’s New Sync 3 for 2016

Never let it be said that the automakers don’t listen to feedback, because when it comes to Ford’s clunky Sync platform, they got an earful. And guess what? Ford responded. This week the automaker introduced the latest and greatest version of its Sync infotainment system, and it looks great. It will make its debut on […]

Posted in 2015, connected car, dash, dashboard, Digital Strategy, ford, iheartradio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm, spotify, sync, sync 3, technology, tunein

Amazon Just Reimagined the Table Radio – Amazon Echo

It’s called Amazon Echo, and like so many tech gadgets made by Amazon it’s more of an interesting idea than something which is necessarily likely to leap off the virtual shelves. Writes Amazon: Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s always on—just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Echo begins working as […]

Posted in amazon, amazon echo, amazon music, echo, iheartradio, itunes, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, music, pandora, prime, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, spotify, technology, tunein

The New Auto Dashboard: Is Radio Screwed?

Last week, Google announced Android Auto, which – like Apple’s CarPlay – aims to fully fulfill the promise of the so-called connected car. Watch this video to see an illustration of how the platform integrates music, both from Google Play and from third party apps like Pandora or iHeartRadio: So what does this mean for […]

Posted in Advertising, android auto, apple, Audio, Automotive, carplay, chelsea handler, family ties, future, google, google play, howard stern, iheartradio, infotainment, Internet Radio, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, Moble Audio, nielsen, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, refresher, sean hannity, spotify, starbucks, stitcher, tunein

The “Eventizing” of Radio

Here’s what radio can learn from Fox TV, courtesy of The Wrap: Fox’s emphasis next season is on “eventizing,” entertainment chief Kevin Reilly said at the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers Monday….“American Idol,” like sports shows, benefitted from fans who felt they had to watch for fear of missing a big television event. Now Reilly […]

Posted in branding, eventizing, Events, evil knievel, family guy, fox, grease, iheartradio, kevin reilly, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, network, radio, radio broadcasting, radio industry, ramsey-blog, simpsons, the wrap, tv

Stop Picking on Pandora, Radio

So is Pandora “radio” or isn’t it? I have (correctly) argued “yes” here and here and here. “Radio” is a menu of value propositions – “jobs”, combinations of which consumers “hire your brand for” every time they choose to tune in. Many of those “jobs” are clearly shared with Pandora, thus making Pandora a substitute […]

Posted in Audio, category, definition, Digital Strategy, iheartradio, Insights, Internet Radio, job, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog
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