Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates.

Election day 2018 is about eight weeks away and while it is not a presidential election there are many state and local races that will be decided.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates. Borrell Associates recently updated their forecast for political media spending by media choice with their forecast for radio showing modest growth from their original April forecast.

With less than one-third of the 8.9 billion of political dollars yet to be spent this year, Kip shares his advice as to how radio can compete for a larger share of the available dollars and how important it is for radio to make the case that radio is local.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Tina Murley, Director of Sales for the Beasley Media Group in Boston.

Having success in growing revenue all starts with relationships, being a true partner for your clients.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Tina Murley, Director of Sales for the Beasley Media Group in Boston. Tina is focused on creating a culture for her sales team of saying “yes” to their clients and potential clients. She empowers, provides the tools and helps her sellers find a way to just get it done.

She believes that digital is the future and because radio offers integrated local solutions, it’s is the perfect partner for advertisers.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Tim Weil, Partner at the Barrington Media Group

An important and ever growing category for revenue growth is direct response advertisers who focus almost of all of their marketing efforts on performance based media.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Tim Weil, Partner at the Barrington Media Group. As an agency, his company is in the business of helping their clients generate new customers, profitably and at scale.

With a robust in-house analytics team, he knows radio works, and he feels strongly that radio and audio will continue to grow if, as an industry, we keep working together in a unified effort to stay in front technologically.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Danny V, Producer of the BJ & Migs Show on Seattle’s KISW

One of radio’s greatest assets are the tremendously talented on-air personalities. And behind some of the greatest personalities and shows on the air today is someone with the title of producer.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Danny V,  the producer of the wildly successful BJ & Migs show heard every morning 6 to 10AM on KISW in Seattle. Danny V shares his philosophy on why it’s important to have a strong producer. The value they bring to act as a filter and subjectively provide content suggestions allows our hosts and talent to do what they do best – perform.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Tony Gray, President and CEO of Gray Communications

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Tony Gray, President and CEO of Gray Communications.   Tony is one of the longest tenured urban radio programming consultants and provides stations with personal consultation, research evaluations and market analysis as well as talent recruitment.

His single piece of advice to the industry is to never compromise the product.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Tom Webster, Senior VP for Edison Research

Smart speakers are quickly becoming commonplace in the homes. In fact, a recently released study by Edison Research done in partnership with NPR stated 18% of all Americans 18+ own a smart speaker. These audio playback devices feature voice activated digital tasks and can operate as home automation hubs. Serving as a central information source for users, these devices are most importantly providing easy access to listen to one’s favorite radio station.

Erica Farber is the President & CEO of the RAB and in this edition she speaks with Tom Webster, Senior VP for Edison Research. They discuss some interesting findings from the study covering such topics as ownership and usage data, media behavior interests and activities, and purchasing and advertising attitudes of smart speaker owners.