Category: Radio

1430 AM ESPN Radio Fresno Maintains Airtime Amidst Storm

Most of the damage from floods in the Fresno area has been restricted to streets and other street-level structures. In light of this, government organizations are keeping an eye on the situation in real time and providing sandbags for the most rudimentary kind of flood mitigation.

Media outlets across the state advise residents to stay informed, having food and water emergency supply, as well as a battery-run or hand-crank radio, besides physical protection.

Radio stations in the area are making every effort to continue broadcasting despite the storm.

Jose Gonzalez, program director and host at 1430 ESPN Radio in Fresno, said, “My show is a sports morning show, so my job is to talk about sports, but I always open up every show talking about weather and talking about circumstances across the Central Valley. Radio is everyone’s primary tool for getting information; it’s in every automobile. It is all over.”

Due to the weather, the station had trouble broadcasting, with internet disruptions hurting streaming and broadcasting capabilities as well as a power loss at one of the transmitter sites.

The station is taking extra measures to ensure that it can broadcast throughout the storm.

Former KVPR broadcaster and current journalism professor Kathleen Schock discussed the value of radio and the obligation to disseminate news during emergencies.

“We faced a situation where the wildfires were threatening our tower.  The station’s efforts to maintain airtime speak to how important radio is in times of crisis or public emergency.”

Shock continued by pointing out that the Valley’s digital divide also emphasizes the value of radio, stating that for people without access to the internet at home, radio can deliver a trustworthy information source more swiftly than any other kind of media.

County and local officials advise being ready with a basic emergency supply kit while also continuing to monitor developments. The website ready.gov, which was created to provide advice on what to do in an emergency, lists suggestions for what to pack.


AccuRadio breaks the record for the most Christmas music stations available on any audio service

AccuRadio breaks the record for the most Christmas music stations available on any audio service with their Stuffed Santa Pack, which includes over 100 stations with more variety than ever.

AccuRadio, the top independent brand of personalized radio in the world, says that it will soon offer 105 unique and thrilling Christmas and holiday music channels, breaking the previous record AccuRadio achieved with its 100 Christmas channels during the previous holiday season. Since its debut in 2000, AccuRadio, a digital radio network based in Chicago, has elevated Christmas entertainment to a whole new level. It currently offers its more than 1 million global listeners more fun and variety than any other audio service. Through December 25th, the service will add even additional channels of festive music. Additionally, rather than being created by AI or computer algorithms, all AccuRadio stations are produced by individuals who enjoy music.

AccuRadio holiday channels cover virtually every genre, theme, and mood imaginable, from Christmas classics to R&B, Country, and Latin music to Rock, Jazz, and beyond. The holiday programming provides a nearly limitless selection of music to brighten the mood, as well as some extra channels that allow listeners to truly customise their holiday audio experience.

Kurt Hanson, CEO and Founder, AccuRadio, said:

“Holiday music programming at AccuRadio goes much deeper and wider than broadcast radio stations or other digital radio providers. Though AccuRadio’s most popular Christmas music channel is “Holidays Radio,” we offer our listeners a treasure trove of musical choices, guaranteed to set the perfect festive mood throughout the holidays and beyond.”  

Hanson added:

“AccuRadio’s special holiday music roster of over 100 channels features hundreds of new and classic songs, but there’s so much more – including channels for Smooth Christmas, Smooth Hanukkah, Swingin’ Little Christmas, Reggae Christmas, Brazilian Christmas, Celtic Christmas, Indie Rock Christmas and Gospel Christmas. Not to mention quirky listens like “Wait – THEY Made A Christmas Record?!?,” “The Jingle Channel,” and the holiday food-themed “Hungry For Christmas.” There are even seventeen “One-Song Radio” channels for those who might enjoy multiple cover versions of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Elvis’s “Blue Christmas,” and other uber-popular Christmas anthems. “There’s literally something on AccuRadio for everyone, every occasion, and every mood. We hope our listeners enjoy the treat of sampling as many of our holiday channels as they can over the next couple of weeks.” 

AccuRadio provides a one-of-a-kind audio experience with over 1,400 configurable radio channels that are all completely free and accessible via the AccuRadio app or at www.accuradio.com. AccuRadio boosts its creative programming skills for the holiday season, creating a special selection of holiday music channels that expands with each passing year.

AccuRadio’s growing list of stations, as well as AccuRadio’s holiday sounds, can be found at https://www.accuradio.com/christmas-music.

Cardigan Internet Radio’s Future Promising

Cardigan Internet Radio has great potential to expand’ 

Director Bobby Kelly, who stated in his annual report that the independent radio station’s development had surpassed all expectations. 

Bobby Kelly said that in 15 months they have accomplished a lot. 

“We’ve had a presence in the center of Cardigan, and we’re enthusiastic about the station’s expansion in 2023 thanks to a number of planned upgrades that will raise the caliber of our production and enhance the membership experience.”

“Cardigan Internet Radio is doing a great job of airing unique live programming from neighborhood presenters, but despite this success we can do a lot more,” the station said.

“I believe that Cardigan and the surrounding areas still have a ton of potential, and I want to inspire the community to become engaged and build Cardigan Internet Radio. 

You won’t pay anything to join, and in doing so, you’ll gain new knowledge, make friends, and support a rising Independent voice in the center of Cardigan’s community. 

Locals can broadcast on Internet radio and share their work online with the help of free training provided by Cardigan Internet Radio. 

Since September 2021, it has been broadcasting at 2 Pwllhai, and it presently has nine presenters who broadcast a variety of programming, including Country, Rock, Electronic, Lifestyle, Politics, D&B, and more. 

Visit www.cardiganinternetradio.wales to listen to Cardigan Internet Radio.

Radio Express Partners with Make-A-Wish UK

Radio Express is delighted to announce today a partnership with Make-A-Wish UK to help magical wishes come true this holiday season. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Radio Express’ “Christmas Day with Santa” syndicated program will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK to help grant wishes for children in the UK with critical and life-threatening illness. 

Christmas Day with Santa features 3 hours of festive classic Christmas favorites for holiday goers of any age to enjoy and lends itself nicely to the Make-A-Wish mission of creating life-changing experiences that revive the childhood of critically ill children.  


Jason Suckley, Chief Executive of Make-A-Wish UK, commented, “When a child like Isla is diagnosed with a critical condition, the joy of childhood is brought to an abrupt end with treatment plans, hospital appointments and worry taking over. The power of a wish brings light and joy to children and their loved ones. For more information please visit www.make-a-wish.org.uk/ today.”

Christmas Day With Santa was first launched in 2008 and is now entering its fourteenth year on-air. It is offered to radio stations at an affordable fee and aims to encourage young listeners to discover the magic of radio by imagining Santa hosting his very own show after a busy night delivering their presents.

“We are thrilled to support the amazing work of Make-A-Wish with our Christmas Day With Santa radio show,” added Radio Express CEO, Paul Hollins. “It seems the perfect way to share the spirit of the season and the generosity & goodwill of our client stations who support the show. This year we will be distributing proceeds raised by the show to this wonderful charity.”

For more information on Christmas Day With Santa contact radioexpress.com/holiday 

For more information on Make-A-Wish UK contact Holly McKenna, Brand & Communications Lead at holly.mckenna@makeawish.org.uk

Plymouth radio station provides warm meal to anyone in need

An internet radio station called Omnium Radio CIC is situated in Plymouth and is maintained entirely by volunteers.

Every day this month, a Plymouth community radio station is giving away free hot food. The meal is available to anyone through Omnium Radio, a Stonehouse-based community centric organization.

For the remainder of December, volunteers from the radio station—which also owns the candy store Omni-Yum—are offering the generous meals between 1 and 3 p.m. at their location on 26 Manor Street.

The gesture comes at a time when many are having difficulty as a result of increasing expenditures and the colder weather. According to research conducted by the nonprofit Food Foundation, roughly one in five families were food insecure in September.

Early this month, a new British Medical Association (BMA) research claimed that doctors are finding it difficult to keep up with the demand from people whose health concerns are being aggravated by deprivation, substandard housing, a lack of warmth, and dietary restrictions.

Omnium Radio shared this onto their Facebook page.

“Every day between 1-3 throughout December we will be giving out hot stew for those needing a bite to eat for lunch.” It is also asking for donations of veg, to enable them to have “enough to go around”.

Donations and other inquiries can be directed to studio@omniumradio.online.

Benztown, Envisionwise Launch StudioTexter; Sign Up Now To Get StudioTexter for FREE this 2022

Benztown, a global leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, podcasting and jingles, announces that it has partnered with Envisionwise, provider of digital revenue-generating products for local businesses and radio stations across the U.S., to launch a robust texting service and contesting and communications platform exclusively for radio stations called StudioTexter. StudioTexter is the only texting platform created especially for radio, by radio professionals and is available now to radio stations with no long-term contracts and will beat the price of any written quote from competitors. In addition, Benztown is offering StudioTexter to radio stations for FREE for the rest of 2022 to those who sign up for the service now through December 31, 2022.

StudioTexter provides stations with free incoming SMS messages and enables stations to schedule multiple contests, use templates, pick random winners, and send direct replies to listeners. StudioTexter’s Auto Responder also lets stations easily schedule automated messages and replies from on-air talent for incoming texts. 

Dave “Chachi” Denes, President, Benztown, said: “We’ve set out to create a texting service that’s built specifically for the industry we love at the most affordable price. StudioTexter is the real deal for stations looking for a new best-in-class texting partner.”   

Jackie Parks, President and CEO, Envisionwise, remarked: “We are very excited to partner with Benztown in bringing StudioTexter to radio, when stations need this seamless texting solution more than ever. StudioTexter is the only radio texting platform designed by radio professionals to meet the specific texting needs of radio stations – which sets us far apart from other texting services. StudioTexter enhances connections, builds trust, and strengthens communication between station brands and their communities, amplifying brand awareness and engagement while promoting loyalty.” To request a demo of StudioTexter and to get StudioTexter for your station NOW for free for the rest of 2022, contact Masa Patterson, VP, Sales & Operations, Benztown, at: mp@benztown.com or at (818) 842-4600. For further information, visit: https://studiotexter.com.

Top audio cos Apple, iHeartMedia, Spotify to see epic growth in online audio consumption within this decade

In the upcoming years, the market for online audio consumption and internet radio is projected to grow quickly due to the explosive adoption of 4G/5G networks and the declining cost of streaming.

The market for internet radio is predicted to increase as a result of rising demand for better streaming done more effectively and massive data storage capacity globally.

The need for such services is also anticipated to rise due to the increased acceptance of audio streaming across a number of industries, including media and entertainment, retail, travel, airlines, hotels and restaurants, and insurance.

A new research study on Internet Radios (online consumer audio services) sheds light on the key market players who are flourishing; it keeps tabs on their company plans, financial situation, and new products.

Several of the leading businesses in this market include: AOL Radio, DI.FM, Spotify Ltd., Google Inc., Amazon.com, Inc., Deezer, SomaFM.com, LLC, TuneIn, Pandora Media, Inc., 8tracks, AccuRadio, LLC, Napster, Slacker, Inc., Apple Inc., iHeartMedia, Inc.

Regions where companies will see increased growth are North America, South America, Asia and Pacific region, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

The top segments in online audio consumption are the following: Streaming, E-Radio and Online Radio.

The top categories in the market are the following: News, Sports, Music and Games.

Forecasts indicate that the industry will demonstrate high growth due to increased demand in many markets.
The market research study on Internet radios contains all relevant information. By providing its clients with accurate data, it provides the market outlook and aids in the making of crucial decisions. The market is described in general terms, along with its description, applications, advancements, and technology. This market research study on Internet radios keeps tabs on all new advancements and inventions. It provides information on the hurdles faced when starting a business and offers advice on how to deal with impending difficulties. And this report can be accessed via a2zmarketresearch.com.

From Taiwan to New Mexico, Veteran Radio Broadcaster Help Grew Radio Station to Survive COV19

In 2022, KTAL-LP will mark five years in business. Radio host and reporter Peter Goodman from the Las Cruces Sun News spoke about his journey at KTAL LP.

Kevin Bixby discovered that the FCC would issue a “low-power” radio license in Las Cruces more than seven years ago. Nan Rubin, a seasoned journalist and master of local radio, had relocated. To establish a legitimate radio station, Peter and his group applied for the license, disseminated the news, recruited and trained people who wanted to host radio shows, learned the regulations, purchased equipment, and secured studio and radio tower space.

In Taiwan from 1986 to 1988, Peter Goodman hosted an English-language radio program. In the middle of the 1970s, he hosted a weekly news-discussion program on KRWG-TV.

Peter believed they might meet a crucial need that would soon become even more critical: enabling Las Cruces to communicate with itself. In terms of politics, culture, society, music, the arts, and more. Peter and his friends recognized the need for a neutral, nonpartisan community radio station when other media outlets either went out of business or their local programming went stale.

They then continued. Not to contend with KRWG Radio, which the majority of his group usually tunes into, but rather to enhance KRWG’s regional programming. 

Peter and his group were ready to go on air, five years ago. Some believed they needed to raise more money to ensure their survival once they began broadcasting; others said they should get started right away and hope that new listeners would donate enough to keep the station running.

“Say Something, Las Cruces! “, the only two-hour news-focused program they have produced, was their first regular broadcast. Peter was soon joined by Walt Rubel as co-host, and Minerva Rivera stepped forward to serve as engineer so that he wouldn’t have to try to manage the board while interacting with guests and phone callers. Shirley Baca, who recently joined as a third co-host, brings her own local viewpoint and expertise.

Peter is delighted that KTAL has turned 5 — and determined to make the station better! 

The team produced a number of high-quality programs, each with a distinct theme and focus. Some hosts of shows were skilled and knowledgeable; some had always wanted to experience radio and seized the chance to do so. Everyone listened. Some gave financial support. Until they eventually employed a part-time station manager at the beginning of this year, the KTAL family persisted as volunteers.

They managed to survive COV19, according to Peter, despite mask disputes costing them one exceptional radio show and COV19 safety measures preventing them from meeting face-to-face for a considerable amount of time, let alone organizing another amazing Rio Grande Theatre fundraiser. Others left, and others joined them. They are unable to rave about all of the excellent KTAL employees who have impressed him both on-air and off-air due to space constraints.

If you have a show idea or questions, you can visit the website, http://www.lccommunityradio.org/.

Congratulations to Peter Goodman and the team at KTAL for believing in the power of radio.

Mark Hunter, Ross Winters to speak on Benztown/P1 Media Group Free Radio Webinar Sep 15, 2022

Benztown and P1 Media Group will host a free webinar on Thursday, September 15, 2022, for radio professionals around the globe, entitled “Join the Conversation: The Incredible NOW! Radio Success Story.” The webinar will be hosted by Andreas Sannemann, CEO, Benztown, and Ken Benson, Partner, P1 Media Group, and features Mark Hunter, VP of Programming, NOW! Radio, and Ross Winters, Director of Programming, Pattison Media, Canada’s largest western-based media companyThis is the 24th in the webinar series from top radio experts from around the world. 

Mark Hunter, VP of Programming, NOW! Radio, started his radio career in 1985, when he was hired on his 19th birthday to work with Rawlco in Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina. He was on-air, producer, creative director, and News/Talk producer before he got his dream job as Program Director in 2000. In 2009, Hunter was named Program Director of a new license in Edmonton, CKNO-FM, and eight months later, NOW! Radio was born. He programmed 102.3 NOW! Radio Edmonton for 10 years, driving huge ratings and billings success which continues today. Hunter is currently a Senior Programmer for Pattison Media, working mostly in Metro markets including Calgary, Winnipeg, and British Columbia. 

Ross Winters, Director of Programming, Pattison Media, began his radio career as a DJ at a Top 40 radio station in Victoria, British Columbia. He quickly moved into programming and worked as Program Director at legendary Canadian Rock stations in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Toronto. While programming Rock 101 in Vancouver, Winters also served as National PD for Corus Entertainment, one of the largest groups in Canada. He spent time as a researcher and consultant before joining Pattison Media as Director of Programming in 2015.  

In the 30-minute webinar, Hunter and Winters will share their thoughts on programming successful radio stations today, and the power of doing things differently, including: 

  • How a truly unique and different type of radio station became a runaway success  
  • What are their secrets for finding, developing, and retaining the best talent today? 
  • What has the response been to NOW! Radio’s music policy of allowing on-air talent to play the music that they want to play?  
  • How important is talk to the success of their music stations? 
  • Why do they refer to the NOW! Radio community as the NOW! Family? 
  • Why don’t traditional promotions work for NOW! Radio? 

The free webinar will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST/7:00pm CET.  

To register visit https://event.webinarjam.com/register/73/gqm95hzx

Is Radio Korea selling the radio towers in its 38-acre property posting?

Although there are no transmission towers included, the 38-acre property should intrigue developers.

Multiple radio broadcast structures that are part of the property are where the station’s transmitter is situated; nevertheless, the listing specifically states that the towers and the vicinity around them are not included in the sale.

The undeveloped site, which consists of two neighboring acres, is being offered by P&Y for slightly over $38 million. The listing, which delves heavily into the property’s clear potential attraction to speculators or other developers, went live on property websites on Thursday.

The listing exclaims, “An incredibly RARE OPPORTUNITY to construct one of the VERY few EXTREMELY extensive land accessible to DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES,” while highlighting the property’s views and vicinity to numerous significant freeways, parks, and medical facilities.

The listing’s broker, Wade Woodcock of Keller Williams, did not immediately reply to a request for a response.

The property is situated at 4600 Carter Drive in Los Angeles, in an Eastside neighborhood that is semi-rural and residential.

Since many years ago, various radio stations have owned the location. According to documents, P&Y paid $8 million for the bigger of the two properties, which is 22 acres, in 2007. The vendor was a radio station situated in Seattle.

The broadcasting company was established in 2007 and has its main office on Wilshire Boulevard, in the center of Koreatown. According to a 2007 media report, it paid $33 million for KMPC, the station that later became the home of Radio Korea and had previously broadcast on a separate channel.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long relationship with Radio Korea, one of the top Korean-language stations in the area.

The 24-acre site of Marymount California University, a local college on the Palos Verdes Peninsula that previously confirmed its imminent closure, also hit the market in June, sparking a frenzy of development interest. The 38-acre land block, which is currently designated for agricultural use, is among the largest possible development sites to have recently reached the market in Greater L.A.

Japanese Brand Asahi Ad Campaign on Radio, with VOD proven to be a success

Japanese Brand Asahi’s successful radio and VOD advertising campaign

Asahi, a Japanese beer company, is utilizing its domestic advantages in a new media campaign by using large-font Kanji characters.

Wavemaker and Mcgarrybowen pitch Asahi Super Dry as a drink that will take you to the land of the rising sun while aiming for authenticity.

The bespoke music and sounds for “Beyond Expected” were released this year and will be broadcast on radio, YouTube, out-of-home (OOH), and dynamic audio media activations for people to hear in big cities.

According to Kelly Parker, chief operating officer of Wavemaker UK, “Asahi Super Dry distinguishes out from the competitors as a modern and aspirational beer with its pleasantly dry, crisp flavour with modern Japanese characteristics.”

No other nation in the world accomplishes this better than contemporary Japan, according to Sam Rhodes, marketing director at Asahi UK. “As a brand, our view is that you get the most out of living not by following the trail, but by discovering and re-inventing the future,” he continued.

And this was made successful using its two-punch approach, placing ads on radio (traditional media) and new media.

Due to Wavemaker’s identification of local “hotspots” where the Asahi brand could have the biggest impact, the data-driven campaign ensures a tactical rather than random approach. Previous Asahi advertising campaigns focused on highlighting the alcoholic beverage’s distinctive “Karakuchi” flavor.

Wavemaker is a global media agency. Learn more about Wavemaker UK at http://www.wavemakerglobal.com/uk

Nashville Country Music Insider Joins Benztown’s AmeriCountry Radio Prep Service, Boosting Audio Library

The advanced Country radio show prep service AmeriCountry has teamed up with veteran Nashville-based Country radio host and correspondent Becca Walls to provide Country artist audio for AmeriCountry affiliates, according to Benztown, a world leader in radio imaging, voiceover, programming, and jingles. The brand-new AmeriCountry material from Walls include brand-new audio from backstage, award shows, and one-on-one interviews with the hottest Country singers and upcoming musicians alike, as well as topical audio, romance set-ups, and more.

Walls has been a well-known Country radio DJ and on-air correspondent at Cumulus Nashville’s 103.3 Country/WKDF-FM for 16 years. As in-house talent interviewer and director of audio content creation for Big Machine Radio and the BMLG Weekly Prep, she is currently employed by Nashville’s Big Machine Label Group. As “Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca,” Walls also contributes daily news reports from Nashville to the nationally syndicated radio program Bud and Broadway.

Jason Hillery and Mike Marino co-founded and co-produced AmeriCountry, which delivers stations new show content that is specifically targeted to and resonant with Country radio audiences. The platform is user-friendly, making Country show preparation simpler and more thorough than ever.

Working with Becca on anything—literally anything—is a home run, according to AmeriCountry Co-Founder and Producer Jason Hillery. “Having her on our production team at AmeriCountry is something we’re incredibly grateful for,” he added.

 AmeriCountry has assembled a bonus zip file with 100 topic starters, including caller audio for each, available to stations that sign up for AmeriCountry now. For more information, visit www.benztown.com/americountry.

Radio’s Key Impact During Economic Crisis

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, radio had a pivotal role in assisting with the inflation crisis. At the time, FM radio was increasing in popularity and demand for music led to record companies inflating the prices of their catalog. This lack of price competition caused the price of albums to increase sharply. In response, consumers turned to radio stations to listen to music for free instead. By doing so, they deprived record labels of sales but saved them money in the long run. As the price increases continued, the popularity of listening to free music on FM stations increased as well.

The popularity of radio grew in the mid-1980s as cassette tape players became more popular. Music lovers began taping their favorite songs from the FM airwaves so that they didn’t have to pay full price for them later. This trend eventually put many major record companies out of business. Radio played an important role during this era as it helped to sustain demand for music when record companies couldn’t compete with each other to provide competitive pricing for their albums.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was a severe inflation crisis that crippled the US economy and caused the unemployment rate to rise to over 10%. During this time, record companies were struggling to compete with each other and control the price of their products. In order to boost sales, some companies began selling pre-recorded cassettes of some of their older albums at reduced prices. These tapes were sold at a lower price than the regular album and allowed customers to listen to the music without buying the entire CD. As the price of CDs continued to increase, this and other price-cutting tactics used by record companies helped lead to the demise of several well-known labels in the 1990s. According to the Wall Street Journal, “By the late 1980s, 80 percent of US households owned a CD player.” By the early 1990s, the sales of CDs surpassed those of vinyl records for the first time in history.

Source:

Christian Science Monitor
Economic woes raise fear of 1970s rerun – CSMonitor.com

In the 1960s and 70s, the most popular music listening device was the record player, which was primarily used for playing vinyl records. Because these devices could not be played outside the home or in cars, it was generally considered to be a device only used for listening to audio recordings. However, as consumers became more concerned about audio quality and convenience, the popularity of vinyl began to decline. By the early 1980s, record players had fallen out of favor with consumers and many were starting to switch over to compact discs instead. Some experts estimate that there were as many as 60 million record players still in use in the US at the time.

Today, the rise of digital music streaming has relegated the role of radio to that of background music while people work or do other chores around the house. As a result, some radio stations have shut down and others have been forced to change their format in order to compete more effectively with the growing number of online streaming services available today. In the future, it is likely that some radio stations will continue to thrive while others will not as they adapt to the changing market. But if anything, the health emergency in the last 2 years and the worsening climate disturbances have made people realized that radio is still king when it comes to emergency.

Source

Pew Research Center
Online audio listenership | Pew Research Center

Chicago to Host 2022 Radio Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Museum of Broadcast Communications announced today the selection of the RADIO HALL OF FAME 2022 nominees. The 24 nominees were chosen by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee, with input from the radio industry and listeners.

Voting for inductees begins Tuesday, June 22nd and runs through July 8th. The top six vote recipients will gain induction as part of the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame Induction class. The two additional inductees that will make up the eight-person induction class will be selected by the Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee.

More than 600 industry members will receive a confidential ballot on Tuesday, June 22nd, to cast votes for up to six nominated individuals. The confidential ballot will be conducted by Votem.com, and overseen by Miller Kaplan‘s Andrew Rosen.

2022 Radio Hall of Fame inductees will be announced Monday, July 25th, and honored in-person at the 2022 Radio Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Chicago.

THE 2022 RADIO HALL OF FAME NOMINEES TO BE VOTED ON BY INDUSTRY VOTING PANEL ARE (ALPHABETICAL BY FIRST NAME):

Bob Stroud-WDRV-FM / Chicago
Bobby O’Jay-WDIA -AM /Memphis (posthumous)
Broadway Bill Lee-WCBS-FM /New York
Carol Miller-WAXQ – FM / New York
Charles Laquidera-Boston
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo-SiriusXM
Dave Ross-KIRO – FM / Seattle
Diane Rehm-WAMU – FM / Washington DC
Dyana Williams-Philadelphia
Ellen K-KOST- FM / Los Angeles
John & Ken-KFI – AM /Los Angeles
Johnny Magic WXXL FM /Orlando
Kevin Matthews-Chicago
Larry Elder-Los Angeles
Laurie DeYoung-WPOC-FM /Baltimore
Lon Helton-Country Countdown USA
Matt Siegel- Boston
Mojo in the Morning-WKQI- FM/ Detroit
Pat St. John-Sirius XM
Pierre Robert-WMMR – FM/Philadelphia
Raul Brindis-KLTN-FM /Houston
Steven Van Zandt-SiriusXM
Suzyn Waldman-New York Yankees Radio Network (WFAN – A/F New York)
Walt “Baby” Love-Gospel Traxx

Kraig T. Kitchin, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame, commented: “We’ve made changes in 2022, to allow voting participants to vote for up to six nominees for induction, and limit the voting process to knowledgeable industry members. Listeners and industry members alike contributed more than 2500 suggestions for the Nominating Committee to consider in addition to their own considerations”.  

Dennis Green, Co-Chairman, Radio Hall of Fame, added: “The 2022 list of nominees for induction to the Radio Hall of Fame this year represents some of the most talented individuals in the history of our medium. This year’s nominees made their mark in a variety of formats from coast-to-coast and town-to-town up and down the dial. All 24 nominees are deserving of Hall of Fame recognition. These amazing radio stars help make radio special to millions of listeners and pave the way for future Hall of Fame talent.”

The Radio Hall of Fame was founded by the Emerson Radio Corporation in 1988. The Museum of Broadcast Communications took over operations in 1991. 

Tokyo FM Celebrates Music of Haruki Murakami with new program Murakami Radio

TOKYO FM’s music program “Murakami RADIO” (last Sunday of every month from 19:00 to 19:55), in which the writer Haruki Murakami acts as a disc jockey.

Tokyo FM announced the success of its first broadcast of Murakami Radio, a new program celebrating the music of renowned artist Haruki Murakami, who also acts as the presenter. It airs every last Sunday of the month, 7 pm.

The show was piloted with the theme “The Haruki Murakami Library” from Makoto Wada Record Collection.

Murakami’s music has always been honored at the station as a live event, but this time Tokyo FM turned it into a regular program.

Mr. Murakami himself presents and talks about music at a studio built at the Waseda International House of Letters (commonly known as the Haruki Murakami Library), which opened in October last year.

The theme of this public recording is “From Makoto Wada Record Collection”. Makoto Wada, an illustrator who died in 2019, has a close relationship with Murakami and has worked on many bindings and illustrations for Murakami’s works.

This time, the station introduced the record collection that Mr. Murakami carefully selected from the huge number of records left by Mr. Wada and donated to Waseda University, along with valuable episodes and explanations

Listeners Send Appreciation for Inclusivity in Tokyo FM Radio Program

Tokyo FM’s mission transcends beyond entertainment and information, the station touches lives and the community. And this is even truer today, as radio host Takuya Kimura, shared a message from a teenage listener who was inspired by the program “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO”.

This month, a teenager who is suffering from stuttering, shared this message.

“The other day, I sent a message about stuttering. Thank you for reading the last time! I had a hard time living with stuttering, but Mr. Kimura’s words saved my heart and I decided to do more and more.”

“I hope I can overcome it. Thank you for giving me such kind words! “, says an 18 year old female listener who also suffers from the same disorder.

“I have had stuttering since I was a child, and like this person, I really love talking, but I can’t speak because I’m afraid of getting stuck (in words).” – from another listener.

“There are a lot of things that are painful, painful, and regrettable, so I can understand the feelings,” said another radio listener.

“Mr. Kimura’s encouragement touched my heart very much. Thank you! I hope that the program will encourage more people with stuttering all over the country,” said a 53 year old woman from Tokyo.

Kimura said, “I’m very happy that (listeners) are connected through this radio. I would be happy if you could make (this program) a place for exchanging opinions.

TOKYO FM “Takuya Kimura Flow supported by GYAO!” started airing this month and broadcasts everyday Saturday.

Tokyo FM, BMW Partner In New Virtual Reality Infused Radio Program Showcasing Sustainability and Future Radio Tech

In May of 2022, FM Tokyo started its partnership with BMW Japan in a brand radio program that aims to promote transportation sustainability. This is also a highlight time for the broadcast and automotive giant to showcase new technology in radio broadcasting.

The show aptly dubbed Drive Through The New World – Joy Moves Me is powered by Horizon Workrooms of Meta (the parent company of Facebook). Listeners and in this case viewers, will be able to participate and not just be a part of the audience, by providence their feedback instantly.

For BMW, this is also an opportunity not just to highlight the future and environmental sustainability efforts of their products but also to empower the listening community and the radio broadcasting industry in ushering in a new era of immersive and interactive media.

Tokyo FM’s Director of Digital Strategy, Yuji Shima, said, “you can experience the immersive feeling that the barrier between real and virtual disappears. Listen to the broadcast. I want you to enjoy it with your eyes and experience it with yourself .”

Kiss FM Kobe, Tokyo FM and more to bring in more ‘Smile’ on air with new radio program

Japan’s pop icon Suzuki Airi has a new FM radio program “Easy To Smile”, which covers various topics such as music, acting, and modeling and will start in October 2021.

The aim is to bring in a different kind radio programming that is light, entertaining and fun and will bring more smile to radio listeners in this day and age.

Suzuki came to stardom back in 2005, as part of the pop group “C-ute”.

The band’s most popular single came in 10th place on Japan’s Oricon weekly chart.

The group constantly made headlines with jam packed live performances both in Japan and overseas.

In 2018, Suzuki debuted as a solo artist with the single “Do Me A Favor” in June of 2018. She appeared in the Rock in Japan Festival 2019 and did exclusive modelling stint at the Tokyo Girls Collection.

The program “Easy To Smile by Airi Suzuki will start airing October 2021 on all JFN affiliated stations (Japan FM Network), including: FM Iwate, Date fm, Fukushima FM, Tokyo FM, FM GUNMA, Radio Berry, FM-NIIGATA, FM Nagano, FM Fukui, FM GIFU, FM Shiga, FM Osaka, Kiss FM KOBE, FM Sanin, FM Okayama, FM Yamaguchi, FM Kagawa, FM Kochi, FM Saga, FM Nagasaki, FM Kumamoto and FM Okinawa.

New South Korean Radio Station Receives Full Support from Community

Seodaemun Community Radio launched in Sep 1, 2021

Community radio is a low-power broadcast of less than 10W for small areas (si/gun/gu). Residents can directly share the news of the village and participate in content production. In Seoul, there are radios that have been with the region for nearly 20 years, such as Gwanak FM and Mapo FM, and there are radios that have been officially approved for business as a village media. Such is the case with Seodaemun Community Radio. 

Seodaemun Community Radio CEO Jang Su-jeong, who was busy preparing for the launch of the corporation, met on the afternoon of the 1st at the Bukgajwa-dong studio. Seodaemun Community Radio is the representative village media in Gajwa-dong. So, the original name was ‘Gajaeullanduo’. Gajaeul is the old name of Gajwa-dong. It is a pure Korean word for ‘a village away from a big village’. 

In Seoul, there are village media representing each autonomous district. This is the result of the Seoul village media support project in 2012. The same goes for Seodaemun Community Radio. At first, it was all about a small community space and recording facility. They held village meetings and supported small groups to grow the network. It continued to grow and solidified its position as a village media. 

At that time, Gajaeulla Duo (predecessor to Seodaemun Community Radio) operated the first mini FM (which receives a temporary frequency and broadcasts FM for a certain period of time) as the first town media in Seoul. So eight years have passed. The certificates that filled one of the studio showcases contain the time that has passed. There has been some good news recently. Seodaemun Community Radio was selected as one of 20 new operators of village community radio by the Korea Communications Commission in July. CEO Jang was humble. He cited ‘trust’ as the selection factor. 

CEO Jang said, “I think the selection was due to the fact that I have been working as a village media for 8 years. 

A signature campaign prepared in haste… There were many heartbreaking moments until 

the activists who wrote down the 9 lines of ‘great reward’ to the support of 600 people and the sponsors who came through the rain were all selected as ‘first-class contributors’ . Before I submitted my application, I got signatures in a hurry. More than 600 people signed it in a week. Among them, there was an activist who wrote a 9-line poem on ‘Seodaemun Community Radio’ with a prayer for selection. Another day, there was a housewife who broke through the rain and came to the studio to verify her identity by direct debit of sponsorship. 

CEO Jang said, “There is not much feedback on radio broadcasts, but it was rewarding to see more than 600 people signed in a short period of time.” He continued, “The concept of community radio is difficult, but the residents clearly understood it. He was proud of ‘the radio we make’,” he recalled. 

Seodaemun Community Radio is engaged in the development and dissemination of customized media technology. In order to operate the village media, the participation of residents is required. A bigger issue is cost. We need to create good content with limited support, but if the technology is difficult, there is a barrier to entry. We are focusing on finding technologies or equipment that can be broadcast live at low cost, sharing them with other media, and finding technologies that users can easily access. 

A local publishing business is also planned. I am about to compile contents such as ‘Gajaeul Music Hangout’ and ‘Seodaemun History Tour’ into a book. CEO Jang said, “There are not many contents that deal with local news meaningfully, and there is less movement to discover. 

Can community radio, an analog method, survive in the digital age? CEO Jang cited the advantage of being able to deliver information needed in real life at a short distance. 

CEO Jang said, “The role of community radio is to deliver local news to people who have no connection. 

“I want to have a good experience with community radio” 

Seodaemun Community Radio will open on September 13 next year. The national day was set according to the frequency (91.3 MHz). There is a lot of homework to complete during the remaining period of one year and a little more. Seodaemun Community Radio is currently exporting content through podcasts and YouTube. In order to broadcast 18 hours a day from now on, it is said that more than 200 people will be needed every week. You also need to provide space to accommodate them. The issue of housing for activists remains a challenge. 

CEO Jang conveyed a small wind. He hopes that community radio will tell more stories than before and give people a pleasant experience. 

CEO Jang said, “I have been thinking for a long time that I want to create a space that many people can share. said 

He added, “My biggest ambition is to create a broadcasting station, but I hope that people will have a better experience, communicate well, and accumulate a lot of that experience.”

The Sound of Z100 New York, Hot 97 NYC, Kiss 92 Singapore will now be yours

Radio Express, the world’s most extensive radio imaging, production and broadcast service provider, announced the success of its recent 5-day offer of its Buyout Imaging Libraries.

With emphasis on quality and expansiveness, Jessica D’agostin, President of Sales at Radio Express said the 5-day event generated positive feedback leading to interest in the company’s Premium Imaging Libraries. 

“Our Premium Imaging Libraries are for stations who want a unique, exclusive, and premium sound in their market that no other station else will have, guaranteed.

I know that won’t suit all stations, or be in budget for many, however, I can help make your station stand out in your market with exclusive imaging that is world-class.”

With this, Radio Express is now offering stations around the world the chance to sound big like the radio giants: Z100 New York, Hot 97 and Kiss 92 Singapore.

To avail of the Radio Express “Exclusive Imaging” for your station, get in touch now with Jessica, visit https://radioexpress.com/contact/ and send in your message.

This station launch on Apple Music is the first for its country

Radio Italia launched its curator profile on Apple Music, a platform to listen to streaming music with over 60 million songs without advertising.

Alessandro Volanti, Radio Italia marketing director: “We are really happy with this operation which we have been working on for a few months. We have waited for the launch of the new coordinated image to give further service to our listeners and our users who will be able to take advantage of different playlists that we will constantly update. Rap, indie, pop, charts and thematic playlists, will fill our profile which has the aim of becoming a reference point for anyone who loves Italian music in general. I thank Apple Music for giving us this unique opportunity, we are the first and only Italian radio on Apple Music, and I am sure it will only be the beginning of several collaborations between our brands “.

The day after the launch, explains a note, a great success for the pop and chart playlists, which debut in the top ten of the most listened to on the platform. Listeners will find thematic playlists on the curator profile of Apple Music ( https://apple.co/radioitalia ), periodically created and updated for all lovers of Italian music. The playlist dedicated to the chart, the one dedicated to pop, rap and indie.

More People Tune in to Radio During Sheltering Measure @RadioExpressInc

Radio stations all over the globe saw a massive increase in listeners.

In the UK and Australia, people are tuning in for an extra hour and 45 minutes.

In the US, 83% of consumers listen as much or more to radio as they were before the pandemic. In India, home listenership has increased by 22%.

Radio continues to be the most trusted and comforting medium out there.

Jessica D’Agostin, President of Sales at Radio Express, highlights the importance of entertaining listeners with high quality programming and shows.

Radio Express offers world class radio shows including The Official World Chat, The UK Chart Show, The Kim Wilde 80s Show, The Joe Elliott Show, Totally 80s, House of Hair, Totally 90s, The Ronnie Scotts Radio Show, American Top 40, Casey Kasem’s AT-40, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, The Remix Top 30 Countdown, Weekend Top 30 and Weekend Top 30 with Hollywood Hamilton.

Find out and contact the Radio Express at https://radioexpress.com/

Radio Express offers free 1 month access to The UK Chart Show

Radio Express, the global leader in radio programming and services, has announced it is offering free 1 month access to the popular syndicated radio show The UK Chart Show.

Here is the statement from Jessica D’Agostin, President of Sales, Radio Express:

With air-talent and producers now working remotely, we understand that creating consistent, high-quality shows is becoming more challenging.

Here at Radio Express, we want to do everything we can to help you get through these troubling times.

That’s why we want to offer you one-month free access to The UK Chart Show.

For one month, you can treat your listeners to the top 30 UK charts in this fast-paced, engaging show for FREE.

Email subscribers to Radio Express were given instruction on how to get free 1 month access to The UK Chart Show. To be an email subscriber to Radio Express, visit the page here https://radioexpress.com/contact/ or follow the instructions below in inquiring about The UK Chart Show.

Open this page https://radioexpress.com/programming/uk-chart-show/. Listen to the demo and then click the Yes! Send me more info button, type in your details, then hit Send button.

About The UK Chart Show.

Each week, the biggest celebrity guests in the world join in the studio for a catch up while Scott plays the hottest 30 songs in this fast-paced, 2-hour show. RadioMonitor compiles The UK Chart Show data from airplay on the UK’s most influential stations including BBC Radio 1, Heart, and Hits Radio.

Your listeners demand hit music and this show delivers the freshest hits each and every week. The UK Chart Show is produced by Blue Revolution in London and available exclusively from Radio Express.

The UK Chart Show Demo

Radio Express, this month has also launched a new radio show titled The Most Hated Songs.

Visit the Radio Express website now www.radioexpress.com