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Audio is a Feature, Not an Industry

So what does it mean when the radio industry headlines lead with debt-burdened iHeartMedia and this: iHeartMedia Battles Angry Creditors as Bankruptcy Looms. What does it mean when the next headline is about Cumulus, and this quotation: “Q4 and 2015 results dismal as radio’s decline shows no signs of stabilization.” What does it mean when CBS announces their […]

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Posted in apple, apple music, Audio, cbs, cumulus, debt, feature, future, iheartmedia, industry, mark ramsey, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, rdio, spotify, startup, streaming, trends

Radio Revenue: You Get What You Ask For

You get what you ask for. Last week Townsquare Media reported that about 30% of its revenue derived from non-spot sources in 2014 – 42% if you exclude recent acquisitions. And Townsquare isn’t alone. Check out how CBS (the entire company, not just radio) is shedding its dependence on advertising: CBS, which in addition to the CBS […]

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Posted in 40%, Advertising, cbs, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, measurement, Media, nielsen, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, revenue, sales, strategy, tom taylor, townsquare, trends

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 […]

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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

Look Out: Big TV is Eating the Internet – Media Unplugged Ep 6

We have about two thousand listens to the new twice-monthly podcast I produce with branding strategist Tom Asacker. It’s called Media Unplugged. Have you listened yet? This week Tom and I ask whether the Internet is disrupting the TV industry or – after decisions by HBO and CBS to provide streaming-only subscription services – is Big Media eating […]

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Posted in Advertising, cable, cbs, digital, facebook, hbo, Internet, mark ramsey, Media, Media Unplugged, pinterest, podcasts, ramsey-blog, streaming, subscription, tom asacker, tv, Twitter, unplugged

Who Says Radio Talent Can’t Compete with Hollywood?

I’ve watched with some bemusement a debate in broadcasting circles: Does it makes sense for broadcasters to embrace an abundance of digital tools – including video – to tell their stories and reach their audiences across platforms? Or should radio folks simply do better radio? After all, can you really compete with Hollywood? With ABC […]

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Posted in abc, branding, broadcasting, cbs, content marketing, guitar center, mark ramsey, Media, michelle phan, nbc, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, strategy, talent, youtube

Lessons for Radio from Time Warner Cable

Earlier this year, CBS was blacked out on Time Warner Cable in several major markets due to a dispute over content rights fees. CBS wanted more and Time Warner didn’t want to pay it. More than 3 million Time Warner Cable customers lost access to CBS-owned stations, Showtime, and three other cable nets for a […]

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Posted in broadcasting, cable, cbs, content, dexter, distribution, lesson, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, showtime, time warner

Dan Mason – “What Differentiates Radio is what Personalities Bring to the Table”

So is radio’s future something that happens “between the songs” or across a variety of traditional and digital platforms? Dan Mason thinks the answer is “both,” and of course, he’s right. Dan is the president and CEO of CBS Radio and has great advice for any broadcaster trying to strike the balance between their on-air […]

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Posted in Audio, audio roadshow, cbs, dan mason, digital, Digital Strategy, featured, interview, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, RIU, strategy, video, Videos, yourday

CBS Sports Radio gets Interactive (and so should you)

From Inside Radio: Aiming to bring talk radio fans closer to the studio, CBS Radio is beta testing a new iPhone app that enables faster, more spontaneous ways for listeners to get involved with its shows. Sports “The Fan” WFAN, New York (660) afternoon host Mike Francesa is the guinea pig for AudioRoadShow, which went […]

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Posted in app, audience, audioroadshow, cbs, cbs local, cbs radio, community, Digital Strategy, future, industry, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mobile, radio, radio future, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU, trends, wfan