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Radio: There Will Be No More New Music Formats

If you’re waiting for a new music format – a knight in shining armor – to save your flagging ratings, then you will be waiting for the rest of your professional career. Because there never will be one ever again. What’s the next big new format? Radio has been asking that question forever. Most recently, […]

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Future of Music Radio: Today’s Hits and Less Variety

Have you noticed? There hasn’t been a significant new music radio format introduced in a decade. Sure, we’ve had Rhythm AC and Classic Hip Hop and perhaps other approaches that make nominal sense in a smattering of markets. But nothing big, nothing widespread, nothing popular across markets. Not since the so-called Adult Hits format. And that, you should remember, […]

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Posted in adult hits, chr, classic hip hop, country, formats, humans, itunes radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nielsen, oldies, pandora, ppm, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, ratings, rhythm ac, spotify, trends, urban

Go Big or Go Home

If you are in Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar, stop by my presentation at 11am on Thursday, February 20. The title: BUILDING A STRONG BRAND NO MATTER WHAT TECHNOLOGY DOES Here’s the description: Radio is suffering a crisis of attention. The time spent with radio is declining as attention scatters to sexy alternatives. The solution […]

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Posted in 2014, country, country radio, crs, Events, go big, go home, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, presentation, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, seminar

What I Like about NASH FM

I’m not talking about the radio station (which is New York’s newest Country station), I’m talking about the website. Yes, I know this is an “opening act” site and not the “final” one.  But in many ways this is a much better “final” site than whatever might be “final.” Consider what it provides: A clean, […]

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Posted in country, digital, Digital Strategy, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, nash fm, new york, radio, radio industry, RIU, strategy, website