Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring John Morris, Instructor of Radio and TV at the University of Southern Indiana and Current President of College Broadcasters, Inc.

Educating the next generation of broadcasters is an important topic. And just as important is exposing them to hands on experience before they enter the workforce full time.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB, speaks with John Morris, Instructor of Radio and TV at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the college’s radio station 95.7 The Spin. In addition to his fulltime teaching responsibilities, John is the current President of College Broadcasters, Inc (CBI). CBI is a member driven organization serving students and advisors of college and high school electronic media outlets. Through events, programs and a network of expertise, it provides its members with educational and professional opportunities as well as facilitating advocacy.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Elaina Smith, Co-host of NASH Nights Live and Host of the Podcast “Women Want to Hear Women”

As the conversation continues to escalate, podcasting is proving to be a great brand extension for Radio’s on-air talent. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Elaina Smith, co-host of NASH Nights Live heard every day Monday through Sunday 7PM-Midnight. A hot topic in country radio is the lack of female artists being played on-air. Elaina has taken this topic and created the opportunity to change that conversation with her podcast, entitled “Women Want to Hear Women”.

By cross promoting between her daily radio show and her podcast audience, she also reaches out through social media to help extend her brand.  As she says, never underestimate the power of a hashtag.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Brad Deutsch, Principal with the Law Firm Garvey, Schubert, Barer

As more states begin to legalize the use and sale of marijuana, the options for marijuana advertisers are slim.  There is great complexity and confusion as to the opportunities for radio to tap into this new revenue stream.

During this edition, Annette Malave, SVP-Insights of the RAB, speaks with Brad Deutsch, principal with the law firm Garvey, Schubert, Barer about the legality and potential consequences of marijuana advertising on radio.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Darren Davis, President, iHeartMedia Networks Group and Mario Lopez, TV/Radio Personality Premiere Networks

Earlier this month we focused on one of the fastest growing segments of audio entertainment today – podcasting. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB continues the focus as she speaks with Darren Davis, President, iHeartMedia Networks Group, who oversees the company’s multi-platform assets.  In just one year iHeart has become the largest commercial broadcaster in podcasting.  And joining the conversation is one of iHeart’s successful podcasters – Mario Lopez.  An actor, singer, dancer and syndicated radio personality, he is also host for the entertainment news magazine show Extra.

Podcasting is a great way for personalities and brands to provide content when and where the listener wants it.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Jeff Schmidt, SVP of Professional Development at RAB, and a Panel From This Year’s Radio Show Consultant Series

It seems like every day there is a new challenge and a new opportunity for media sellers.  Selling has changed dramatically from the way we did just a few years ago – or has it?

In this edition of Radio on Main Street, Jeff Schmidt, who leads Professional Development at the RAB, gathered the six consultants from this year’s Radio Show Consultant Series to discuss the changes, the challenges, and the opportunities for media sellers.

Whether your brand new to media sales, or you’ve been doing it for years, the tips from these consultants can help you get better.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Paul Brenner, President of TagStation

In this edition, Annette Malave, SVP, Insights of the RAB speaks with Paul Brenner, President, TagStation.  Data collection and the ability to use it to attribute the impact of a digital media campaign on consumers is now a standard practice among advertisers. But what about traditional media, specifically radio? Via TagStation and Dial Report, radio’s impact can now be measured.

During this podcast, they discuss the results of the newly released RAB study, Radio Drives Store Traffic, done in partnership with TagStation’s Dial Report team.