RE-Humanizing Radio | Guests: Tracy Johnson & Mike Shepard

By Kipper McGee | 07/15/2019 | Comments Off on RE-Humanizing Radio | Guests: Tracy Johnson & Mike Shepard

You’ve just scored radio’s ‘Daily Double’!  Insights from two of radio’s top thought leaders!  Tracy Johnson is widely regarded as one of the industry’s best management and talent coaches, specializing in developing high profile personality radio shows. One of the newest additions to the Tracy Johnson Media Group is longtime PD, researcher and media strategist…

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#101 – MOM-inating Morning Radio | Guests: Two Men and a Mom, Mix 101.5/WRAL-FM, Raliegh

By Kipper McGee | 07/08/2019 | Comments Off on #101 – MOM-inating Morning Radio | Guests: Two Men and a Mom, Mix 101.5/WRAL-FM, Raliegh

MIX 101-5‘ s Two Men and a Mom (Kyle Smelser, Bryan Lord, and Sarah King) brings a whole new approach, attitude and energy to morning radio — and have the success to prove it. In this episode, they share not just the end result, but the HOW’s and WHY’s behind creating a leading morning show…

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#100 | Guest Fred Jacobs: The Media World is Changing – Are We Listening?

By Kipper McGee | 06/24/2019 | Comments Off on #100 | Guest Fred Jacobs: The Media World is Changing – Are We Listening?

If you’re paying attention to radio, and all things media, you probably know the name Fred Jacobs.  As President of Jacobs Media, he’s worked with clients like CBS Radio, Premiere Radio Networks, Greater Media, MTV, Amazon, Electronic Arts, and NPR, just to name a few. He’s also spearheaded the annual Jacobs Tech Survey, AQ – Radio’s…

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#099: The BRILLIANCE of Idiots – Guests: FREE BEER & HOT WINGS

By Kipper McGee | 06/03/2019 | Comments Off on #099: The BRILLIANCE of Idiots – Guests: FREE BEER & HOT WINGS

Free Beer & Hot Wings started as an afternoon show hosted by former college roommates Gregg Daniels and Chris Michels at a non-commercial station in Omaha. Soon, they moved to mornings before heading on to WBON in Knoxville, TN. Next stop was New Jersey, where they were simulcast on two stations. The Free Beer &…

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#098 – Radio’s NEXT Game-Changer: Guest: Tom Webster, SVP/Strategy, Edison Research

By Kipper McGee | 05/20/2019 | Comments Off on #098 – Radio’s NEXT Game-Changer: Guest: Tom Webster, SVP/Strategy, Edison Research

Tom Webster is SVP/Strategy for Edison Research. With over 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media and social networking, his insights could not come at a better time.  This year, their INFINITE DIAL STUDY reveals patterns that can mean tremendous opportunity for legacy radio brands OR present the biggest threats ever. It…

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#097 – KEEP (dot) CALM and EXCEL – Guest: Lori Lewis

By Kipper McGee | 05/06/2019 | Comments Off on #097 – KEEP (dot) CALM and EXCEL – Guest: Lori Lewis

Lori Lewis has been a force of radio for over 25 years. First, on-air ─ with the nationally syndicated “Bubba the Love Sponge” show, then as decorated Program Director in Baltimore. In a move to help radio grow digitally and socially, Lori left day to day programming in 2008 to become Director of Digital and…

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#096: STREAMING Consciousness..(literally!) | Guest: Kurt Hanson

By Kipper McGee | 04/29/2019 | Comments Off on #096: STREAMING Consciousness..(literally!) | Guest: Kurt Hanson

If you’re paying attention to where radio is headed, it’s very likely that you’ve encountered the work of Kurt Hanson. As Publisher and Founding Editor of RAIN ─ Radio And Internet News and the popular RAIN Summits ─ he is also the founder and CEO of the online streaming service Accuradio.com. If you’re not familiar, his…

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#095: Syndication’s Next Generation | Guest: Elaina Smith

By Kipper McGee | 04/22/2019 | Comments Off on #095: Syndication’s Next Generation | Guest: Elaina Smith

  Elaina Smith has become one of the strongest women performers in radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in L.A.,  Elaina found her true passion was radio when she got an opportunity to work with San Diego’s wildly popular Dave, Shelly & Chainsaw morning show. She caught the bug and never looked back. Since then, Elaina has hosted shows…

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#094: Keeping the PERSON in PERSONALITY Radio – Guest: Steve Reynolds

By Kipper McGee | 03/31/2019 | Comments Off on #094: Keeping the PERSON in PERSONALITY Radio – Guest: Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds spent most of his career doing morning radio. When the time came to transition professionally, he made the commitment to help talent stay relevant, real, and entertaining. Steve emphasizes the art of connecting with and entertaining the audience, focusing on what motivates the audience to return to a show each day, and the…

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#093: Future-proofing Your Media Brand – Guest: Rob Barnett

By Kipper McGee | 03/25/2019 | Comments Off on #093: Future-proofing Your Media Brand – Guest: Rob Barnett

You probably know the name Rob Barnett from his high─profile stint as President of Programming for CBS Radio, which is just the tip of the iceberg.  Rob Barnett Media is a strategic content partner delivering talent, development & audience to networks, producers & brands. He’s hired and developed A-list talent and launched original series at MTV, VH1, CBS,…

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