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What Christmas Means for Radio

The title of the (somewhat cheeky) Washington Post piece said it all: “We can’t take any more of 2017, so we’ve turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation.” Most radio broadcasters seem to think that Christmas is about Christmas music, but it’s not. And while Christmas is ultimately about the birth of Christ, that’s not […]

Posted in channel, christian, Christian Radio, Christmas, countdown, hallmark, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, meaning, Media, music, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, washington post

How To Be Their Favorite Radio Station

From Nielsen (via All Access): Americans spend 87% of their AM/FM radio listening tuning into their three favorite stations (based on the amount of time spent with each). What’s more interesting is that 58% of all listening goes to just one station, the listener’s favorite (called the ‘1st Preference’ station, or P1) Let’s break this down. […]

Posted in favorite, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, station

How To Be Their Favorite Radio Station

From Nielsen (via All Access): Americans spend 87% of their AM/FM radio listening tuning into their three favorite stations (based on the amount of time spent with each). What’s more interesting is that 58% of all listening goes to just one station, the listener’s favorite (called the ‘1st Preference’ station, or P1) Let’s break this down. […]

Posted in favorite, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, station

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

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

Is The Radio Industry Too Selfish?

For years now, many in the radio industry have viewed the challenges they face from technology and consumer trends all wrong. They have seen it from the perspective of the radio industry, not the consumer. The latest example is illustrated in this article, titled: “As TuneIn Continues Subscription Push; Where Does AM/FM Go?” Setting up […]

Posted in future, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, netflix, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, radioinsight, ramsey-blog, shonda rhimes, subscription, tunein

Radio: How Good You Are Matters

FX Networks boss John Landgraf has never run a radio station so far as I know. But maybe he should. Faced with a withering onslaught of content from over-the-top providers like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and others, Landgraf is the guy who coined the term “peak TV,” and since then the glut of TV has gotten […]

Posted in amazon, digital, fx, good, hulu, landgraf, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, netflix, peak tv, quality, radio, radio broadcasting, radio station, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog

“Radio, Advertisers are Less Interested in an Audience and More Interested in a Buyer”

Gordon Borrell has issued his latest report benchmarking local media’s digital revenues. Required reading for anyone in the local media business. Yesterday I published a transcript of Part 1 and the full video interview. Today, Part 2: Whereas the emphasis in the radio industry seems to be “let’s communicate the value of the Nielsen numbers, let’s make […]

Posted in 2017, Advertising, associates, audience, borrell, buyer, gordon borrell, local advertising, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, sales, trends

“Radio is Shrinking, Give the Advertisers What They Want”

Gordon Borrell has issued his latest report benchmarking local media’s digital revenues, and it’s another eye-opener. Here’s my full conversation with Gordon about this report, the consequences for the radio industry, and what radio can learn from it. Part 1 publishes today, Part 2 tomorrow. What’s the biggest way this report is different from your previous […]

Posted in Advertising, clients, gordon borrell, local advertising, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, sales
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