Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Dr. Tony Alessandra,
Author and Sales Talent Consultant

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, Jeff Schmidt, SVP of Professional Development at the Radio Advertising Bureau, sits down with author and talent consultant Dr. Tony Alessandra to talk about what makes a great salesperson – Nurture or Nature?

Dr. Alessandra believes that with the right attitude and aptitude, successful salespeople can be nurtured and natural-born salespeople can be directed to greater success. With his simple and effective method companies can learn how to create a rewarding work atmosphere that effectively helps them retain good people.

Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Matt Scarano, iHeartmedia
Executive and Chairman of the Illinois Association of Broadcasters,
Chicago Committee

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Matt Scarano, President of the Chicago region for the iHeartmedia Markets Group. Matt is also chairman of the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Radio Broadcasters of Chicago committee.

Matt and Erica discuss how Chicago radio is working together as a group using their collective airwaves to spread the message that radio is the most effective medium for advertisers.

Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Ben Thomas of
The Buntin Group

When you hear the words; “Golden Age of Radio,” you might be thinking of the past.  Ben Thomas, Senior Vice President and Channel Engagement Director for the largest independent advertising agency in Tennessee – The Buntin Group – says that right now is radio’s golden opportunity.

Jeff Schmidt, who leads our professional development team at the RAB had a candid conversation with Ben Thomas regarding what agencies want in this ever-changing landscape.  In a provocative and direct way, Thomas tells us what radio does well, and how to gain more attention.  He also shares what not to do.

Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Abbie Korman of
Impact Marketing & Promotions

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, Erica Farber, President & CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau speaks with engagement, marketing and radio expert Abbie Korman, who is also head of her own company Impact Marketing & Promotions.

One of radio’s strengths is the connection air personalities have with their listeners, something of great interest to advertisers. During this podcast Abbie discusses the importance of DJ endorsement campaigns and provides some insight as to what works and, just as important, what doesn’t work.

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.

The Radio on Main Street Podcast
Featuring Thomas Hawing, Multicultural
Supervisor with MediaCom

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, Annette Malave, who leads RAB’s Insights team and its multicultural efforts,  speaks with Thomas Hawing, Multicultural Supervisor with MediaCom – the content and connections agency – a GroupM company.

Annette and Thomas discuss the nuances of reaching multicultural radio listeners.  Thomas also recalls some of the successes that he has experienced and touches on the importance of good marketing partnerships. You’ll also get some great advice on how radio can continue to help clients succeed with the medium.