The Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Steve Newberry, EVP for Strategic Planning and Special Projects at the NAB

The FCC license of a radio or television station states it has the obligation to operate in the public interest. Fighting for policies that preserve and strengthen free, local broadcasting is the focus of the National Association of Broadcasters – the broadcasters’ voice in our nation’s capital.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Steve Newberry, EVP for Strategic Planning and Special Projects at the NAB. With a solid background in Radio and a true love for the industry he is focused on policy issues that affect local radio and television stations and on the NAB’s member benefits. One of their largest touchpoints for members is the upcoming NAB show where they will act as hosts to over 100,000 of their closest friends.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Megan Lazovick, Vice President at Edison Research

Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. recently released the results of a research project titled, Understanding Parents, Teens and Country Music, conducted by Edison Research. Although the focus of the study was based on country music users, the overall findings of the research are applicable for parents and teens who listen to any type of music format on the radio.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Megan Lazovick, Vice President at Edison Research. Radio by far is the most listened to form of audio among the parents of teens but the research suggests that due to the vast technology options available, it’s the teenagers that may be changing their parents listening habits.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Becky Brenner, Consulting Partner with Albright, O’Malley & Brenner, Country Radio Specialists

Of all commercially licensed radio stations in the US there are more country formatted stations than any other format. The actual format of a station is focused on appealing to specific demographics and lifestyles within a specific listening area.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Becky Brenner, Consulting Partner with Albright, O’Malley & Brenner, country radio specialists.  They work with stations in many capacities from increasing ratings and revenue, to branding, research, coaching and mentoring.

When it comes to the content of a radio station, listeners and advertisers want what they want. And as broadcasters you want your message to resonate and have a clear call to action.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Jacki Petersson, Senior Account Manager at Emmis in Indianapolis

The latest Borrell Associates Digital Report states that Radio’s digital sales are inching closely to $1 billion. More and more sellers across the country are literally “cracking the code” and sharing in the success of this growth.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with one of those local sellers having success utilizing all the assets available to help provide solutions for her local clients . Jacki Petersson is a Senior Account Manager for Emmis in Indianapolis. She absolutely loves what she does and believes strongly Radio is a great industry with great opportunities.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Tom Taylor, Former Radio Broadcaster and Respected Radio Trade Journalist

Keeping up with the business of our business, is no easy task. Fortunately in the Radio industry we have multiple outlets that continue to report and inform us every  day. Towards the end of last year one of Radio’s strong supporters for decades made the decision to retire and published his last words on December 21, 2018

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with the recently retired Tom Taylor, former radio broadcaster and respected radio trade journalist.

With much passion and infectious energy Tom reminds us what an amazing platform Radio is and the importance of having fun at our jobs.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Steve Passwaiter, VP & GM at Kantar Media/CMAG

A revenue category that continues to grow is Political advertising. Once considered an after-thought or even time consuming to service, the category is no longer based on specific elections and continues to be increasingly competitive for all media options.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Steve Passwaiter, VP & GM at Kantar Media/CMAG where he has oversight of the Political Ad Intelligence unit.

Political messages are looking to make connections with those “narrow slices of persuadables” in the most efficient manner possible. Radio has a strong case to make but our marching orders are clear that we need more “feet on the street”.