#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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#092 – Radio’s WILD Ride – Ryan Wild, HANK-FM, Indianapolis

By Kipper McGee | 03/18/2019 | Comments Off on #092 – Radio’s WILD Ride – Ryan Wild, HANK-FM, Indianapolis

Ryan Wild is the PD at Emmis Radio’s HANK-FM in Indy.  After an impressive run at Milwaukee’s KTI Country, and Omaha, where he served as operations manager for NRG Media’s Sweet 98, Power 106.9 and The Keg, Ryan shares his views on what ingredients make a winning brand in any size market. In this episode,…

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#091 – SOUND Advice for Branding…and Your Career – Guest Dave Beasing – Sound That Brands

By Kipper McGee | 02/25/2019 | Comments Off on #091 – SOUND Advice for Branding…and Your Career – Guest Dave Beasing – Sound That Brands

Dave Beasing has programmed some America’s most innovative radio stations including The Sound, and Star 98.7 in Los Angeles.  (He’s also the PD who gave Ryan Seacrest his first full-time radio job!) Dave advised hundreds of media properties – radio, TV, cable, web – as Senior Consultant at Jacobs Media Strategies. Now as technologies evolve,…

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#090 – Live, Local and Loving It! Summit VPP, VP/GM Beverlee Brannigan

By Kipper McGee | 02/18/2019 | Comments Off on #090 – Live, Local and Loving It! Summit VPP, VP/GM Beverlee Brannigan

Beverlee Brannigan exudes a passion for radio. Local radio. From on-air to PD to Group VPP to GM, she’s always worked hard to connect listeners and advertisers with the communities served by each brand. She has always demonstrated that it’s the job of each station brand to make a difference in its market. No surprise she’s assembled…

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#089 – Things they know NOW that they WISH they’d know THEN

By Kipper McGee | 02/13/2019 | Comments Off on #089 – Things they know NOW that they WISH they’d know THEN

Some of radio’s top performers share lessons they’ve learned along the way, that they WISH someone had told them when they were first starting out. Hear from top stars like  Cadillac Jack, Morning host – KICKS 101.5,Atlanta Dede McGuire, Nationally syndicated morning host – K104/Dallas & Compass Media Drew Lee, Morning co-host – KTLK, Twin…

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#088 – Inside MEdia Innovation – MeTV-FM’s Neal Sabin & Rick O’ Dell

By Kipper McGee | 12/10/2018 | Comments Off on #088 – Inside MEdia Innovation – MeTV-FM’s Neal Sabin & Rick O’ Dell

As we explored in Brandwidth, if you were to start a radio station today, you’d want it to be TECHNOLOGICALLY in synch with rapidly changing consumer capabilities.  You’d need to be CREATIVELY in synch with all co-branded platforms.  Importantly, Innovation is the only sustainable strategy for creating long-term value.  Neal Sabin and Rick O’Dell are…

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#087 – What Radio Evolution SOUNDS Like – Sean Ross | Ross on Radio

By Kipper McGee | 12/03/2018 | Comments Off on #087 – What Radio Evolution SOUNDS Like – Sean Ross | Ross on Radio

Sean Ross is a fan of radio programming and content in every form and on all platforms. He’s VP of music and programming for Edison Research, working on audience research in all formats and around the world. He also provides programming consulting and music scheduling to more than a dozen stations throughout North America. He’s…

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#086 – Part 2 with Heather Cohen – Radio Super Agent to the stars!

By Kipper McGee | 11/26/2018 | Comments Off on #086 – Part 2 with Heather Cohen – Radio Super Agent to the stars!

Last time, Heather Cohen of The Weiss Agency shared insights on what it takes to get the attention of an agent when going for ‘the big gig’. (If you missed it, we encourage you to click over to Episode #085 first.) This time Heather continues sharing insights with an episode focused primarily on The D.I.Y. Negotiator…

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#085 – Heather Cohen – Radio’s Agent to the Stars!

By Kipper McGee | 11/19/2018 | Comments Off on #085 – Heather Cohen – Radio’s Agent to the Stars!

Heather Cohen is Executive Vice President of The Weiss Agency, a broadcast talent agency which represents and develops the careers of many of the industry’s most successful local and syndicated personalities. Heather joined the Weiss Agency directly from GreenStone Media, LLC, where she was Vice President, Programming.  Previously she served as  Assistant Program Director for…

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