2017 “Heavy Hundred” Talkers: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same…

Talkers Magazine, the radio industry’s information source for Talk Radio, has released its “Heavy Hundred” talk personalities list for 2017 this week, and to call the Top 10 a list of “usual suspects” is indeed an understatement. There was not one, single change from the Top 10 list from 2016. Here they are, your Top 10 Heavy Hundred for 2017: Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Dave Ramsey Mark Levin Glenn Beck…

RADIO’S TOP TALKERS

Talkers Magazine has released its list of the Top 100 most important radio talk show hosts in America, known as The Heavy Hundred.”  With only 100 seats available, who will be left standing? Coming in at Number One for the 10th year in a row, it’s Rush Limbaugh.  That’s right, TEN YEARS!  Rush’s fellow Premiere Networks conservative talker Sean Hannity comes in a number two, followed by Dave Ramsey, Mark…

ART BELL MIGHT JUST RE-RE-INVENT RADIO

The man who redefined late night radio might once again change the way AM/FM radio stations receive programming – this time, from the Internet. Art Bell has just returned to radio, delivering the latest incarnation of his late night talk program via the Web at ArtBell.com and via radio apps like TuneIn. “Midnight in the Desert” airs live, weeknights from 9PM to Midnight Pacific Time (that’s a midnight start on…

Think Rock is Dead? Think Again.

Gene Simmons was recently quoted as saying “Rock is Dead” and as you can imagine, it’s caused quite a bit of controversy in the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal community. But just because some modern day bands don’t share the same level of success as veteran bands like KISS, Aerosmith, and Metallica, that doesn’t mean that the entire genre of music is dead. I see many parallels to that situation with Radio….

TEENS’ AUDIO STREAMING TOPS AM/FM

A new study by Edison Research shows that American Teens now spend more time with streaming audio services like Pandora and Spotify than they do with AM/FM radio.  For years, streaming audio consumption among teens has been climbing, leading to this year’s inevitable tipping point. This is a future trend indicator, however, not an immediate fire alarm to vacate the building.  AM/FM listening levels still lead streaming by a significant…

Here Comes Your Uber.  It’s Playing Your Spotify.

As of Friday, November 21st in select cities, Spotify Premium users are now able to stream their favorite playlists in enabled Uber cars, giving its radio competitors one more reason to say “Uh oh.” The rollout began internationally in 10 cities and includes New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Nashville; with more U.S. cities, no doubt, in queue. Here’s how it works: You, the Uber user, summon a car…

THE CAR IS THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY

We thank our friends at Nielsen for granting us permission to reprint this informative article on how technology on wheels is reshaping how we connect to information and entertainment on the road. Cars are big business, and as technology continues to permeate our lives, the auto industry is broadening its revenue base by tapping into consumers’ desire to stay connected from behind the wheel. The industry is also amplifying an…

How to Best Utilize Radio in your Media Campaigns

Nielsen, in conjunction with CBS TV and radio properties, recently released a large scale, five market study, melding their Radio and TV People Meter Data. The bottom line of the study is that the combination of radio and television reached between 84-93% of Adults 25-54 in a seven day period.