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!