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Is Radio Serious about the Internet?

I’m not so sure. And I’m not talking about streaming here. It’s already clear that radio is not necessarily serious about that, or we wouldn’t suffer endless debates about whether or not we should create a business model native to the Internet that leverages all the wonderful advantages of technology to offer up targeting and […]

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News/Talking about the Wrong Things

Republican soul-searching followed the demographic slam to the gut from younger voters, African Americans, and Hispanics in the election earlier this month. And the reverberations from that punch have resonated through the ranks of News/Talk programmers and talent nationwide. While I can’t be specific about the research I have done in that area (it’s both […]

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NPR’s New Ability to Power Streaming Monetization

NPR’s recent deal with Triton Digital is more than a means of measuring webcast metrics.  It’s also an important step in the direction of monetizing NPR’s streaming content and sharing that revenue potential and that power with affiliate stations. Listen as I talk with Jay Sterin, Triton’s VP Digital, about what the new capabilities of […]

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Posted in Audio, digital, Internet Radio, Interviews, jay sterin, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, monetization, monetizing, national public radio, npr, online, Public Radio, RIU, streaming, triton digital, triton media

The Upside-Down World of Public Radio Funding

Once upon a time “NPR” stood for “National Public Radio,” and the “radio” in NPR was the exclusive means of distributing the network’s content. This was an era when stations would solicit funds from listeners to support this and other programming and send a big chunk of those funds back to the network. That was […]

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