Sunday, June 24, 2018

Episode # 073

Vince Benedetto | President & CEO. Bold Gold Media

Since this episode was released, congrats to BOLD GOLD MEDIA and Vince Benedetto who have now closed on station #13, with more on the way! We'll stay tuned!

Vince Benedetto is the president and CEO of the Bold Gold Media Group, which owns nine full-power stations and six FM Pennsylvania’s Catskill Mountains, Pocono Lake Region, and Wilkes Barre-Scranton. 

Before radio, Vince was appointed to the Air Force Academy and earned his “Jump Wings” for completing Air Force jump school. He did five freefalls and was commissioned as an officer. Realizing the importance of media dominance beyond radio, Vince is noted as a leader in understanding the power, beyond brand-building, of online platforms, help station brands carve out a larger share of digital ad revenue. 

He has also spearheaded the The Bold Gold Broadcast and Media Foundation ─ a not-for-profit, organization with a mission of supporting the education and training of tomorrow’s broadcast and media leaders.

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See how BOLD GOLD MEDIA incorporates video to promote their station brands, help community events, and through the BOLD GOLD MEDIA FOUNDATION, support young media professionals.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Episode #072

50 Shades of Kay | Elizabeth Kay - WMYX, Milwaukee

WMYX (99.1 the Mix) morning star Elizabeth Kay is living proof that a hometown girl can do well! Growing up as one of four girls in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, her Dad raised her to love sports. She's a Packer shareholder and tries to make as many Packer games as possible. Her love of sports doesn't end there; she lives an active lifestyle, frequents the gym and enjoys any outdoor activities. After graduating from UW-Milwaukee, and a four-year stint doing mornings in Green Bay radio, Elizabeth returned home to co-host mornings on 99.1 The Mix. Now, whether Milwaukeeans are commuting, shuffling the kids off to school or hitting the snooze button for the 17th time, Elizabeth & Radar are the perfect way to share a smile and get your day off to a great start, and today, Elizabeth shares some of her insights with us.

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WMYX morning host ELIZABETH KAY demonstrates how to implement VIDEO to advance HER brand, while becoming a leading spokesperson in her market.  Smart. VERY smart!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Episode #071

From ONE Big League to Another | JT the Brick, FOX Sports Radio & BEYOND!

You won’t find a more fast-paced, high-energy sports talk show than J .T. “The Brick".
     A former stockbroker, J.T. got his start in sports radio after becoming a frequent caller to The Jim Rome Show. After winning the inaugural "Smack-Off" in 1995, he was offered a job hosting a late-night Sunday show at KMAX-Los Angeles
     From there, J.T. moved his show to KFMB- San Diego, where he only spent a few weeks before being offered a show on the now-defunct Las Vegas-based Sports Fan Radio Network.  
     During this time, he also hosted an afternoon show on San Francisco-based based radio station KNBR. In June 2001, he landed at the upstart FOX Sports Radio, hosting a variety of shows. 

J.T. interviews NFL Hall of Famer
Emmitt Smith
With his outspoken, big, booming voice, J.T. hosts one of radio’s most interactive shows as he fields calls from listeners across the country. Joined each evening by co-host Tomm Looney (the voice of The Best Damn Sports Show Period, their outspoken dialogue is second to none as they bring a new attitude to nighttime sports talk radio on the FOX Sports Network

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Hear J.T. share a sample of his powerful book, "The Handoff".

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Episode 070 Remembering Nick Michaels: A Tribute

Memorial Day weekend brought news of the passing of another kind of veteran.  A veteran of the radio wars.  A guiding inspiration who helped many of us win -- and win BIG.

Celebrated voice talent and imaging conceptualist NICK MICHAELS passed away unexpectedly due to a massive heart attack.

Nick was a passionate media thought leader and innovator, who saw where much of the radio industry has headed, without ever losing his ever-evolving vision for what the audio experience could be.

This episode features Nick sharing his insights and observations for the state of radio, and where it CAN be, along with examples of some of his finest audio work.

There are many very good posts and tributes to Nick’s work which can be found on the internet.   Perhaps one of the most salient was a blog post by fellow Brandwidth On Demand guest Fred Jacobs.  The following is reprinted by permission of Jacobs Media.