Category: Interviews

network1024
03/21

Why Talk Radio is “Mad as Hell”

Why is Talk Radio so angry?And does it remind you of anything? Particularly a certain classic film, released in 1976 and called Network?You know the one. With the scene featuring a waterlogged anchorman played by Peter Finch, desperately imploring his frustrated viewers to go to their windows, throw them open, and shout at the top of their lungs: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"How is it that the satirical vision of screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky has so effectively "meddled with the primal forces of nature" not only in the TV and cable news business, but … [Read more...]

druckerquote
02/22

The Future of Radio In a Nutshell

Want to hear some great ideas on the future of radio and the role of what we sometimes call "podcasting" in it?Then watch this video. It's the New Media Show from Geek News Central with Todd Cochrane and Rob Greenlee, and I am their featured guest this week.We cover a TON of ground in this conversation, including...How should Apple's iTunes Radio and Podcast app evolve? Why radio should consider podcasters to be their "farm team" A strategy for radio to monetize the most popular podcasts The unfortunate truth about radio's obsession with "local" Why "podcasting" is a … [Read more...]

clip1024
02/10

Clip Interactive: Making Your Radio Mobile App Better

If you’re like me you get an empty feeling from too many radio mobile apps. The addition of podcasts and social links can’t mask the fact that the app is often little more than the audio stream with a fresh face. But is that all radio mobile apps should be? Clip Interactive doesn’t think so. Bill Freund is Clip’s EVP Chief Revenue Officer.What follows is an abbreviated transcript. For the full Q&A click the video image below.Prefer audio? Try this:[jwplayer mediaid="10561"]Download Audio(You can subscribe to all the MRM video and audio via iTunes and get the goodies … [Read more...]

lovemyradio
01/20

LIVE Q&A with Gordon Borrell and Mark Ramsey on Radio’s Future

So what's ahead for the radio industry and the folks who work in it?That's one of the subjects of Borrell Associates' new report: The Future of Legacy Media.TUNE IN LIVE and watch Mark Ramsey talk with Gordon Borrell about this new report and its implications for the industry.It's Tuesday, January 21 at 10am PT / 1pm ET.Want to jump in and ask questions while the Q&A is LIVE? Go here to view and interact with us in Facebook in real time.Missed the live event or just want to sit back and watch? Then tune in during or after the live event and watch this … [Read more...]

hungergames2
01/13

And Radio’s Best Chance for the Future is…

If there's one book this year that best sums up what the radio industry has to do to compete in a world of infinite choice, it's this one: Blockbusters: Hit-making, Risk-taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment. It's a heavily researched and highly readable book by Harvard professor Anita Elberse.I talked with Anita to test some of my own theories about radio's future in the presence of her research. The result is a clear strategy and plan of action. Now the rest is up to you.Click here to listen to my interview:[jwplayer mediaid="10455"] Download AudioOr here for the … [Read more...]

garykramer1024
09/10

What Radio Talent Can Learn from Improv

What can radio talent learn from the masters of comic improv? A lot, it turns out.In one of the most enjoyable conversations from hivio 2013, the radio ideas festival, I talked with Gary Kramer, Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre in New York and San Diego.Over the past two decades, the NCT has presented almost 7000 performances. As a performer, Gary has appeared throughout the country, as well as internationally in places such as Iraq, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Spain. In addition to NCT, Gary has directed and performed with ComedySportz in Santa Barbara … [Read more...]

agogo
08/07

The Best New Audio App of 2013? It’s AGOGO

One of the great pleasures of this job at this time in this industry is being near ground zero when an entrepreneur sees the world in a new way and brings that new world to life. I am proud to have done a tiny bit of work with a great new startup called AGOGO. But what is AGOGO and why should you care?Well, for starters, your content is in it.But not just yours.Podcast content too. But more than that: Content that is not audio is made audio. And your music (through Rdio or Spotify) is integrated with content that relates to your music to create a seamless and frictionless listening … [Read more...]

warburton
07/30

Lessons for Radio from a World-Class Brand: The San Diego Zoo

What could radio broadcasters possibly learn from a Zoo?Ask the folks at hivio, the first inaugural radio ideas festival, because this conversation between me and San Diego Zoo Global Brand Manager Michael Warburton turned out to be one of the "hits" of the event, and it had the room buzzing.Some highlights:How legendary brands can keep fresh Why bother to go beyond "good enough" in all the actions of your brand (hint: Because the extra effort matters to fans and they appreciate it) Why "radio" means something very specific and might be the wrong name for something like … [Read more...]

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