Tag: los angeles

nielsenoopsbig
06/16

Radio Ratings are in a Heap of Trouble

If you can't trust the Nielsen ratings in America's largest radio market, then where can you trust them? A few days ago, Nielsen delayed the release of May ratings for Los Angeles when "inconsistencies" resulted in the need for more "quality control reviews." Since then, the problem has only deepened. From the LA Times: Nielsen has been attempting to verify that individuals who participated in its sample audience panel were truly independent and did not have ties to any radio stations or radio personalities that were being measured. The ratings agency said Wednesday that it needed to … [Read more...]

lapodcastfestival
09/26

The Future of Radio is at the LA Podcast Festival

Or at least it could be...if anyone from radio is paying attention. What is the LA Podcast Festival? It's a fan appreciation event packed with live performances from the biggest names in comedy podcasts, and it happens October 4-6 in Santa Monica. You're going, aren't you? Names you'll know, like Marc Maron, Dana Gould, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Pollak, Aisha Tyler, Greg Fitzsimmons, and many more - doing their podcast thing in front of live audiences over three days. I talked with comedian/actor/writer and festival co-founder Graham Elwood about the high powered lineup performing at the … [Read more...]

frustration
06/30

Things I Hate about Radio Station Websites

Some folks accuse me of being too negative in some of my posts. For you, this will be your "I told you so" moment. Are you like me? Do you browse to your local radio station site only to find yourself asking the cosmic question: Why in the world did I bother to come here? As a test, and to make sure I wasn't limiting my critique to those stations in markets where the resources are less than zero, I toured the list of station websites in Los Angeles. I hear there's lots of ad revenue there, and that means lots of investment in the digital platform, right? I came, I saw, and my … [Read more...]

jenniferferro
09/27

“We Don’t Feel Like We’re a Radio Station”

You can limit yourself by your delivery mechanism. That's the message from Jennifer Ferro, General Manager of LA's legendary non-commercial juggernaut KCRW. Quoting Jennifer: We have never thought of ourselves as a radio station. The radio is just the delivery device.  It's all the gooey stuff that we think up, create, and analyze that makes us what we are. And KCRW most recently illustrated this very concept in their groundbreaking iPad app, the Music Mine, developed in conjunction with PRX. Watch and listen to the way Jennifer describes the vision for KCRW, and recognize that she … [Read more...]

wwrs
04/19

Watch the Opening Session of the Worldwide Radio Summit LIVE Online

In a first for the radio industry, the opening session of an upcoming industry event is being streamed LIVE online and you can watch it from the comfort of your own desk - for free! I'm talking about the first annual Worldwide Radio Summit next week in LA.  It's brought to you by All Access. I am moderating the opening session, and you are invited to watch.  Here are the details: KEYNOTE PANEL: THE FUTURE OF "ALL THINGS RADIO" 9-10:30 am PT, Friday April 29, 2011 Our panel of experts will discuss the current trends and future forecast for "all things radio." Whether it be … [Read more...]

HEIDI_FRANK_FINAL-LR
01/24

Be Like Heidi and Frank – (Radio and) Internet Stars

Formerly top-rated LA radio stars Heidi and Frank have taken their show to the world via the Internet.  How's that working for them?  Quite well, thank you. Take a look at these statistics: After Hours, the weekly audio podcast starring them, was named to the "Rewind 2010: Best Podcasts" year-end showcase of the iTunes Store’s best podcasts of 2010. Last November, Heidi and Frank became the #1 paid subscriber-supported Internet TV show in America. With more than 6,500 paid subscribers viewing the show online a total of 200,000 hours over its first eight weeks, they are pioneering the … [Read more...]

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