Granting Hope to Fellow
Broadcast Professionals

Today’s blog post is courtesy of Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation of America

Radio broadcasters are a central part of everything that happens in our communities. Across all formats, radio reports on monumental events — both local and national.  Radio is there to share in the joy that emanates from parents and their teens when the high school football team wins a home game and the happiness that radiates from children when the playground in the town’s park is finally completed.  Radio is also there to express the sadness that strikes a community when disaster hits. Radio is a medium that connects emotionally like no other.  It is an industry that cares and, with its unique emotional and local connection, it is always there to help!

But what happens when something tragic occurs to someone in the radio or television industry?  When it is the general manager, the afternoon air talent, or even a retired broadcaster who falls on hard times? That’s when the Broadcasters Foundation of America steps in.

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The Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Thom Callahan of the
Southern California Broadcasters Assoc.

In this edition of Radio on Main Street, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Thom Callahan, President of the SCBA, the advocate for AM/FM Radio and its digital platforms in Southern California.

The SCBA and Nielsen Audio recently collaborated on an in-depth study showcasing broadcast radio’s ability to reach and motivate auto buyers, titled The Automotive Path to Purchase study.

In this podcast Thom and Erica discuss some interesting findings that are sure to help boost radio’s status with automotive clients and agencies and encourage them to make broadcast radio a larger part of their media plans.

Celebrate with Radio

July 4th.  On this day 271 years ago, the Declaration of Independence was signed. In commemorating the occasion, we celebrate our collective patriotism and most importantly, remember all those who have and continue to protect and serve our country.

During this holiday like so many others, radio stations across the country will celebrate, honor and recognize those who have served and continue to serve – both overseas and in our communities.   Radio as a live and local medium has the ability to bring listeners of like minds, passions, interests and lifestyles together.  Radio celebrates with its listeners every day.

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