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Limbaugh Tops Talkers Heavy Hundred

Premiere Network’s Rush Limbaugh is still the most important talk personality in U.S. radio, according to the annual Talkers Heavy Hundred compiled by the talk radio business magazine Talkers.
Sean Hannity, also from Premiere Networks, stays as the runner-up in the list, while Dave Ramsey is up from number six to number three. Glenn Beck (Premiere) follows in fourth place and Michael Savage (Cumulus) is number five.

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SBS Radio Launches My Rock in Denmark

SBS Radio will launch a new rock station in Denmark. My Rock will be broadcast in more than half of Denmark, with transmitters in Copenhagen, Odense, Vejle, Esbjerg and Aarhus.

“There is currently no rock station in Denmark, but in Sweden a similar radio station has had great success. Our new station will focus on modern rock music and will have a young profile, so we’re sure that My Rock will find an audience” says Jim Receveur, managing director of SBS Radio in Denmark, in a press release.

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Emmis Sells Rádio Expres to Bauer

The market-leading Slovakian radio station Rádio Expres has been bought by Germany’s Bauer Media Group from Emmis.

Rádio Expres is the market leader in Slovakia since 2005, has a market share of 20% and 1.5 million listeners per week. The station uses a hot adult contemporary music format. The current owner is U.S. radio company Emmis.

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What 4G LTE Internet Access in your Car means for Radio

In the race to exploit new digital opportunities, Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker describes three “consumer Internet ‘white spaces’ yet to be re-imagined.” Two of them are the “ear” and the car. And she describes the latter as “largely untapped.” “Untapped” no more. Consider today’s automotive news headlines: General Motors Co. is expected to announce today a […]

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Posted in Automotive, chrysler, dashboard, detroit, ford, future, general motors, Internet Radio, kleiner perkins, mark ramsey, mary meeker, Media, online radio, radio, radio industry, Radio's Future, RIU, streaming

RTL Reaches Record Revenue

RTL Group, Europe’s largest commercial radio and television group, increased its revenue by 4% to €6.0 billion in 2012. The revenue is the largest yet for the company. Earnings were down 4.9% to €1.078 billion. 2012 is the third consecutive[…..]

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The Game-Changing Revenue Opportunities for Online Radio

Mike Agovino is COO of Triton Digital, the company at the leading edge of audio’s digital transformation and monetization. The digital audio space is changing fast, as is its relationship to advertisers. And nobody is closer to the action than Triton. So what’s new? And what does that mean for broadcasters in particular? This is […]

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Posted in a2x, Advertising, cm3, Internet Radio, interview, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, mike agovino, monetization, part 1, radio, radio industry, revenue, RIU, triton, wpp/groupm, x-axis

Check Out the Reach for Streaming Radio

When we talk about online radio, it’s easy to view that as a trivial component in the average station’s strategy because, for any given station, the number of folks listening to that station’s stream is, while growing, comparatively small. But that’s viewing the world through the broadcaster’s microscope.  What does it look like through the […]

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Posted in Advertising, Internet Radio, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, online radio, pandora, radio, radio industry, reach, RIU, streaming, trends

Is Radio Wasting Effort on Facebook?

Based on stats released by Facebook last year, only about 16% of Facebook fans receive the posts of the pages they “like.” This is Facebook’s effort to maintain the “quality” of the feed whether or not a consumer has opted-in to connect to it. While Facebook continues to send lots of traffic to lots of […]

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Posted in brands, digiday, facebook, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, radio, radio industry, RIU, social media, throttle

Radio: Is Anybody in Charge of your Fans?

It was my first visit to the Sundance Channel, and I was met with this visual: Not so much a “pop up” per se as in invitation to deepen a relationship which was at least strong enough to bring me to the page in the first place (and it didn’t “pop” during my second visit). […]

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Posted in branding, david siteman garland, email, facebook, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, Media, popup, relationship, rise to the top, RIU, seth godin, social, Twitter

Is Your Radio Brand a Commodity?

Commodities are the sad sacks of marketing. And brandSTOKE today has a great post on how to tell if your product – even your radio product – is a commodity. Do you emphasize price in your marketing? In the radio context, do you argue that radio is great because it’s “free”? Do you emphasize convenience? […]

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Posted in branding, brandstoke, commodity, mark ramsey, mark ramsey media, marketing, Marketing Strategy, Media, radio, radio industry, RIU