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Dear FCC: What is Radio in 2018?

So the FCC is contemplating the relaxation of radio ownership rules. Some broadcasters want to own more stations under one roof in order to compete with more platforms attacking radio from the fringes. Central to this issue is what radio “is” now. In order to regulate something you need to know what it is and […]

Posted in definition, fcc, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, ownership, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, regulation, rules. change, spotify, tower

Lessons for Radio from the Roseanne Revival

Well the ratings are in, and the revival of the classic sitcom Roseanne is a huge hit: The first two episodes of Roseanne, a full hour at the top of the ABC lineup, won the night by both adults 18-49 and total viewers. The show averaged a 5.1 rating in the key demo and 18.1 million […]

Posted in future, hit, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, roseanne

2 Minutes of Spots Per Hour – Radio’s Future?

By now you’re probably familiar with the recently announced initiative from FOX that will reduce commercial content to just two minutes per hour by 2020. This comes as audiences are spending less time on network TV and more time on OTT (over the top) platforms like Amazon and Netflix. While in some cases younger demographics […]

Posted in 2 minutes, Advertising, fox, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mediapost, ott, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, revenue, sales, spots, subscription, trends

Is This News/Talk Radio For A New Generation?

What happens when the future of News/Talk radio is not on the radio? #AM2DM happens. Good morning, Twitter! Today is the ONE HUNDREDTH #AM2DM and we’re celebrating with @NeNeLeakes. Bloop! https://t.co/lpjH3pLHQc — AM to DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) February 26, 2018 It’s not new. The show, a production of Buzzfeed News and found on a […]

Posted in #am2dm, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, morning show, news, news radio, news/talk, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, social media, Talk Radio

Can Analog Media Companies Drive Digital Revenue?

There isn’t a broadcasting company that doesn’t hope that answer is “yes,” and guess what: “Yes” is right. A recent New York Times piece outlines exactly how successful this can be – in television: Nielsen ratings, which measure the number of viewers who tune in for shows at the time of their broadcasts, are down […]

Posted in Advertising, Audio, digital, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, monetization, nbc, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, strategy

Did Smart Speakers Affect Radio Listening in 2017?

There’s lots of talk about the impact of smart speakers like Amazon’s Echo on usage for radio. Indeed, last year alone, some 25 million of these devices were sold, 11 million in the holiday quarter alone. The appeal to broadcasters is obvious: A device that’s all about listening – and it’s being embraced by millions […]

Posted in 2017, alexa, amazon echo, google home, impact, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, Smart Speaker, streaming, trends

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
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