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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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Why Isn’t There More Progressive Talk Radio?

It’s not about having a voice, it’s about being heard. This is the fundamental truth being lost on the tribe of progressive activists in Milwaukee who bemoan the lack of opinions from other-than-conservative voices on the local airwaves. As anyone familiar with the dynamics of radio (not to mention the history of progressive radio network Air America) […]

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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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Why Doesn’t Radio “Talk” to Women?

Radio is an industry that pioneered entertainment content by and for women. Soap operas began on radio, after all. And later, talk shows from the likes of Dr. Laura and Dr. Ruth and Sally Jesse Raphael spotlighted radio’s incomparable ability to be intimate and one-to-one even as it’s one-to-many. But does radio “talk” to women today? […]

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The Wisdom of Colliding Radio Genres

I was listening to an interview with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and a fan asked him what movies made an early influence on him. One of his answers was surprising – the movie was Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. I’m with you, Quentin – I have seen that movie hundreds of times (and yes, it still […]

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Posted in abbott, broadcasting, collisions, costello, django unchained, formats, frankenstein, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, movie, movies, quentin tarantino, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU