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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 […]

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Posted in commercial radio, first, iheartmedia, iheartradio, Inside Psycho, mark ramsey, Media, national, podcast, podcasts, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, wondery

This is Research Steve Jobs Never Would Have Used

I have nothing against Mark Kassof, although I interviewed for a job with him at the very beginning of my career and he didn’t hire me. Of course, some would say he made the right decision there. Kassof just released a piece of research which aims to prove not only that radio is primarily “local” […]

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Posted in Audio Trends, droids, katy perry, local, mark kassof, mark ramsey, Media, national, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, research, steve jobs, trends

The FCC Needs to Have Its Head Examined

From Radio Ink: The FCC’s  detailed explanation why it’s not allowing more deregulation is very specific about what radio is expected to deliver. In rejecting the NAB’s increased competitive environment, the FCC points out that Satellite Radio and Internet Radio are “national platforms,” not likely to respond to competitive conditions in local markets. And, no […]

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Posted in deregulation, fcc, local, local market, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, national, pandora, public interest, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, ramsey-blog, siriusxm

Me, My Family, and My Neighborhood

“Local” or “not local” is the wrong way to think about news and entertainment on the radio. When it comes to information, for example, there are two flavors – one kind is relevant to me, my family, or my neighborhood. The other kind is entertainment. Here is an overview of consumers’ “circles of interest”: At […]

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Posted in city, information, Insights, international, local, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, me, Media, my family, my neighborhood, national, news, radio, radio industry, ramsey-blog, relevance, relevant, state