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The Future of Radio Talent – iHeartMedia’s Dennis Clark at hivio

So you think the future of radio is shutting up to play more songs? Think again. Dennis Clark is iHeartMedia’s secret weapon when it comes to talent development. In this rare appearance before a U.S. audience at hivio 2015, Dennis talks about the future of talent and how talent is at the heart of radio’s and audio’s […]

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Posted in Audio, clear channel, dennis clark, development, festival, future, hivio, iheartmedia, Interviews, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, talent

Why Nothing Changes in Talk Radio

Today, I’m taking a back seat to the inimitable Darryl Parks, a legend in the world of commercial radio spoken word. Darryl has an extraordinarily blunt and insightful perspective on what ails Talk Radio, and you can read it here. A few highlights: I guess I hit close to home with my prior blog post on […]

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Posted in clear channel, darryl parks, decline, disaster, general manager, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, podcasting, ppm, program director, Public Radio, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, ratings, Talk Radio

After that Radio Job….

It has been a day of dazzling conversations for me on behalf of one non-radio client. From emails and conversations with movie studios, a TV network, major entertainment blogs, and even a Hangout with the folks at Google, it’s all about drumming up action surrounding an event – a piece of content. It’s a reminder […]

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Posted in blogs, clear channel, entertainment, fired, firings, google, hangout, job, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, movie, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU, studios, tv

I’m Going to Stage a Secret Radio Meeting

…much like the one being staged in “secret” at the NAB Radio Show right now. And like that meeting, the purpose of mine is to plot radio’s digital future. Because, as we all know, the future of any industry is best mapped out by its leading executives, locked together in a private room with nary […]

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Posted in apple, arbitron, clear channel, cumulus, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, meeting, nab, pandora, radio, radio industry, radio show, Radio's Future, RIU, secret, slacker, spotify, triton

Pandora at 125 Million

No matter how many or how few listeners are tuned to Pandora at any given moment, 125 million registered users is a whole lot. Think of the registered user count as analogous to the number of people who own radios.  Owning a radio is being “registered to use” radio.  While the Pandora numbers fall far […]

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Posted in clear channel, iheartradio, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, RIU, streaming, tim westergren

Clear Channel’s Terrific New Name

Agita swept over the radio industry at the end of last week as Clear Channel announced that “Clear Channel Radio” is now “Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.” This is something that should surprise no one.  I first noticed this “new” name in the email signatures of several Clear Channel execs over the past year. And […]

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Posted in bob pittman, clear channel, entertainment, Insights, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, name, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU