Sunday, December 9, 2018

#088: 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 doing just that.

Neal serves as Vice-Chairman and President of Content of Weigel Broadcasting. There, he’s been instrumental in creating numerous networks including Decades, ME-TV and ME-Too, and now MeTV-FM radio, which has taken Chicago by storm and is now available as a syndicated format. He also oversees the company’s TV stations in multiple markets

Rick O’Dell is the consummate Chicago radio veteran, perhaps best known for as Chicago’s pre-eminent authority on smooth jazz programming, as the longtime Program Director of WNUA. Previous stops included soft-AC WCLR, and he now oversees programming on the soft rock/oldies station branded as Me-TV FM


Together, they join us to share the power of creating in the now, to be poised for tomorrow by offering insights into the multimedia phenomenon that is “ME”!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

#087: Sean Ross | Ross on Radio





Sean Ross leads at least three lives. As Executive Editor/Music & Programming of leading radio industry site Radio-Info.com, he’s author of the influential twice-weeky Ross On Radio newsletter. As VP of Music and Programming for Edison Research, he works with radio and music industry clients on their listener/consumer research projects and has been a key part of the development of the Oldies/Greatest Hits formats on FM in Canada, particularly Calgary’s XL103. And he works with radio stations, record labels, and other clients directly on programming/non-research related projects.

In this episode, Sean shares observations on recent industry developments, where radio is likely to be headed in the future, and what it means for YOUR CAREER!








Sunday, November 18, 2018

#085 & #086: Heather Cohen






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 New York’s legendary WOR. Among her many awards, she’s been named radio’s “Woman of the Year” by Talker’s and is consistently among Radio Ink Magazine’s Most Influential Women and was featured on the cover last year. Heather also judged the Tony Awards for eight seasons, so she clearly KNOWS talent!










Monday, November 12, 2018

#084 - Scott Innes




Let there be no doubt, Scott Innes is a radio guy through and through. After working at stations in various markets, his hallmark became an uncanny knack to do character voices. 

Then, Hollywood noticed. Scott became the official voice of Hanna-Barbera’s famous cartoon character, Scooby-Doo, and eventually other characters. Scott has also provided the voice for Popeye, Snagglepuss, and most recently, the world-famous stone-age characters from that famous town of Bedrock, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble both in cartoons and animated motion pictures. He’s also given voice to over 1,000 talking Scooby-Doo items such as toys and video games and has appeared on countless TV shows like The Tonight Show, Fox and Friends, and others. 

Now as afternoon drive host on Classic Hits 103.3 in Baton Rouge, Scott’s catchphrase of “Hug them babies when you get home” has become a staple of the Baton Rouge airways, where he’s been voted “favorite On-Air Personality” for three years running Parents Magazine, and he won Air Personality of the Year by the CRB in Nashville and was voted the Academy of Country Music’s Air Personality of the Year!






Bonus Content:
No surprise that a radio guy who also works in TV and movies, that Scott has adopted social video over the years to promote his voice work, radio show and station events.  His passion is doing good for the community.  Here are just a few samples:









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Sunday, October 28, 2018

#083: Chris Baker






Chris Baker started coming to Omaha as a comic in the early 90's working at The Funny Bone Comedy Club. The great audiences and experiences quickly made Omaha his favorite stop on tour. Later Chris's career moved into Talk Radio starting at WIOD/Miami and including stops in Kansas City, Houston and Minneapolis.  He was nominated “Major Market Talk Host Of The Year" 3 times in a row. Then his dream opportunity opened up at Omaha’s regional powerhouse KFAB. During his afternoon drive show, Chris likes to mix the serious with the absurd or as he “… a mix of the salt and the sugar" sometimes known as "Road Rage Relief".  His expertise on-air, on-stage, and online make him the perfect guest.








Sunday, September 30, 2018

#081 - DeDe McGuire






Many consider DeDe McGuire the hardest working woman in radio…and with good cause!  A trailblazer and industry leader who has been entertaining radio audiences for years, DeDe is famous for her entertaining, empowering, and enlightening approach. 

After co-hosting the nationally syndicated “Doug Banks Show”, DeDe is one of only a few women in America to host her own major market morning show, based at K104/Dallas, and syndicated by Compass Media.  After hearing her, you’ll wonder how she gets it all done ─ but she does!  




Visit DeDe's website

Dede on Facebook

Dede on Instagram

BONUS CONTENT:


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Episode #080 - Michelle McKormick







If the idea of changing positions or even stations makes you hyperventilate, we’ve got PROOF that it can be done…done well, and certainly lead to better things...IF you take control!
     Michelle McKormick began her radio career at Grand Rapids rock station WGRD holding a variety of positions there, including music director and morning co-host. Then she moved to JERSEY 101.5 the legendary FM Talker...before returning to Grand Rapids and what is now WMAX. In 2002 she made her way to Detroit to work at WKRK before returning to Grand Rapids for a stint at WOOD-AM.
     Michelle now stars at WLAV-FM mornings on the Tony Gates Show with Michelle McKormick!




Michelle on Twitter

Michelle on Facebook

Tony Gates Show with Michelle McKormick

BONUS CONTENT:

(a sample of Michelle in studio)




(GREAT TIP: Not ALL video on your show page need be YOUR creation.  
Here, a "Jim Cantore Moment" during Hurricane Florence launched a great on-air bit!
Post the video so listeners can easily catch on!)




Sunday, September 9, 2018

Episode #079 RYAN JENKINS




Ryan Jenkins knows Millennials.

He’s been speaking professionally as a Millennial and Generation Z keynote speaker for hundreds of clients such as Coca-Cola, John Deere, Salesforce.com, Johnson & Johnson and many others. His top-ranked generational insights have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., and SUCCESS Magazine.

His internationally recognized blog, podcast, and Inc.com column inspire and equip thousands of people every week. We link to all of these resources and his best-selling book, The Millennial Manual: the Complete How-to Guide To Manage, Develop, and Engage Millennials below.

Ryan speaks to us as “THEE” expert on Millennials, not only because he studies them tirelessly…he IS one! 


links:





Bonus Content:
Click for Ryan's podcast


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Episode #78: Guest TERRY PATRICK







Anyone in radio more than a few quarter-hours in radio has likely heard the name TERRY PATRICK.

After a 13-year career as a successful Air Personality and Program Director at well-known stations in Southern Florida, Atlanta, and Cleveland, Terry was recruited by the famous Research Group, rising to the position of Senior Vice President and Partner.
As a consultant and coach to the coaches, Terry has offered insights to most of America’s most noteworthy broadcasters…including: The Disney Family, Entercom, IHeartRadio, Viacom, Cox Broadcasting and CBS. He’s helped to propel nearly 60 different radio stations to Number One in the coveted 25-54 demo. This includes the iconic WBEB in Philadelphia …12-time Marconi award winner for "Radio Station of the Year.






Bonus Content:

These examples from longtime Terry Patrick client WBEB-FM, Philadelphia illustrate how an innovative and inspirational owner (then, Jerry Lee) maintained top ratings and revenue, by marketing to consumers and advertisers alike. 











Monday, August 20, 2018

Episode #077: Matt Cundhill






This time, Brandwidth On Demand heads for the border…the NORTHERN border, as we hear from Canadian broadcast pro Matt Cundill. Professionally, he started while still in college in Nova Scotia. His station stops include CHOM 97.7 in Montreal, The Bear in Edmonton, then was hired by one of the biggest companies in Canada, Corus Entertainment, where he wore a number of hats including his ‘real job’, Programming Power 97 in Winnipeg. Since 2014, Matt has been operating a successful consulting firm, coaching stations, talent and their online efforts. He also hosts two podcasts, which you can visit by clicking the banners below.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Episode #076: Andrew Lee




Andrew ("Drew") Lee is the APD and morning co-host for KTLK, Minneapolis, branded as the Twin Cities News-Talk 1130.  

After leading WSKY in the Gainesville market to dominance as one of Florida’s first talk FM stations, he was next tapped as PD for then-Journal Broadcasting’s KQTH “The Truth” ─ and turn it into another successful FM talker. 

Next stop, the Twin Cities where Andrew is now reunited with his popular Tuscon morning host Jon Justice for the Justice & Drew morning show.  In his ‘spare time’, and Andrew also co-hosts 'The Minnesota Beercast' with Andrew Schmitt



Drew on Facebook

Drew on Twitter

Visit KTLK online

Justice & Drew podcasts


Bonus Content:


Drew's Podcast and 'Hobby" radio show







Sunday, July 15, 2018

Episode #75:

Holland Cooke

Special Notice:

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Now, on with the show!






Holland Cooke has advised radio and TV stations in the USA, Canada, and New Zealand. Previously, he survived a variety of on-air and management positions, including 7 storied years as Operations Manager of WTOP/Washington, during which time the station scored its highest ratings to-date in the all-news format. When he’s not busy writing columns and reports for leading trade publications, his tireless work includes programming and marketing strategies for radio stations, career counseling for radio talent and podcasters, and Internet development for entrepreneurs, companies, and radio personalities. An avid trend-spotter, wait’ll you hear where he sees radio headed NEXT!






Bonus Content:


A sample of Holland's wit, wisdom and insightful observations!