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Easy Peasey

October 30, 2014
Easy Peasey

Since our DASH Conference earlier in the month, there has been no shortage of conversation and buzz about all things “connected car.”  Some of the stories reinforce a great deal of activity from the automakers, while others are simply making wild and crazy statements about cars that equipped with digital connectivity. For example, the early numbers (including our own Techsurvey10) show that Boomers are most likely to purchase or lease one of these vehicles with Ford SYNC or AudiConnect.  So the theory goes that there won’t be a trickle down effect...

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Absolute(ly) Fabulous

October 29, 2014
Absolute(ly) Fabulous

When it comes to digital initiatives, I’m often asked, “But who’s doing it right?” And if you search the web hard enough, you’re likely to find an interesting idea here, or a clever application there. But in terms of big picture thinking, it’s scattershot at best.  This seems to...

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Free Investment Advice!

October 28, 2014
Free Investment Advice!

You know the value of free investment advice (or free radio consulting) – not much. So please read today’s blog post with two jaundiced eyes. I am not a professional stock picker, a day trader, or someone who has always made the best choices in real estate investments. But I have...

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Taylor Made

October 27, 2014
Taylor Made

You may have read about the big news out of Country radio that Taylor Swift’s new pop song, “Shake It Off,” is virtually formata non grata. Most programmers simply avoided it because it doesn’t fit the Country format. And the release of the entire album, 1989, is an obvious step...

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Radio’s Most Innovative: WTOP Digital

October 24, 2014
Radio’s Most Innovative:  WTOP Digital

There are many factors that have contributed to Hubbard Radio’s All-News WTOP in Washington, D.C., being the top billing station in the United States for the last four years running.  They were one of the first News/Talk stations to make the leap to FM, which significantly improved their market...

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The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves 2

October 23, 2014
The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves 2

Yesterday’s post about Pandora’s full frontal assault on broadcast radio via the “connected car” generated a lot of comments – as intended. But if you think the story is confined to the C-suites of major radio companies, automakers and their suppliers, think again. One of the major impetuses revolving around our second...

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The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves

October 22, 2014
The Fault Is Not In Our Cars…But In Ourselves

Today’s post title is the only possible conclusion I can reach about broadcast radio’s lack of strategic focus and apparent concern about what is happening with its present and future in “connected cars.” This became even clearer to me after DASH last week.  It was gratifying to see a large,...

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Classic Rock Marches On

October 21, 2014
Classic Rock Marches On

As if you needed any indication that the Classic Rock revolution is alive and well, look no further than the college campus. While it’s true that the core Classic Rock listener is, in fact, an aging Baby Boomer, the reality is that “the music that has stood the test of...

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So What Happened At DASH?

October 20, 2014
So What Happened At DASH?

Now that our second DASH conference is history, I heard from a number of people late last week and over this past weekend asking about what transpired at this year’s event. We’ll be recapping DASH, especially for those who were in attendance, but I can tell you that for...

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Radio’s Most Innovative: Radio Broadcasting

October 17, 2014
Radio’s Most Innovative: Radio Broadcasting

You may not have it marked on your calendar, but today is the 95th birthday of radio broadcasting, according to Rich Appel writing in BilllboardBiz.  As the story goes, it turns out that it was on this day 95 years ago when Westinghouse Electric engineer Frank Conrad sent music into...

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Long May You Run

October 16, 2014
Long May You Run

America’s love affair with cars is a relationship that is nearing the century mark.  The freedom to get behind the wheel and drive of with the radio blaring  – whether gas prices are at $4.00 a gallon on not – is something that all of us cherish and enjoy. As a...

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Movin’ On

October 15, 2014
Movin’ On

Now that we’re deep into the MLB Playoffs, here’s a trivia question for you: Q. Unlike Derek Jeter who spent his entire career with one team (the Yankees, of course), which Major League Player has spent time on the most number of different teams? A. The correct answer is...

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The Single Bullet Theory

October 14, 2014
The Single Bullet Theory

Jācapps COO Bob Kernen knows his way around an app store.  As a guy who understands the in’s out out’s of mobile strategies, his guest post today suggests a change in thinking about what makes a great app.  So stop multitasking for a second and check out his perspective. – FJ...

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