Category: Social Media

3 Ways To Host a Radio Talk Show

We’re about four months until the presidential election and arguably our choice is between two turd candidates.  On November 8th, we’ll walk into the voting booth and there will sit two steamers.  One, our brain reasons, has whipped cream on top.  The other is just plain crap.  We’ll stick the ballot in our mouth and…

What Happens to Talk Radio in November?

Translation: If you’re going down, you might as well go down in a memorable way. Donald Trump sure is memorable and the same could have been said about talk radio some 20 years ago. Conservative talk radio and the Republican party are connected, once again trying to energize their common “base.”  Each are equally disconnected…

Black Radio Stations Matter

The immutable “Rule #1 – It’s about ratings and revenue.”  If you don’t accept this, you’re doomed. Each fall, the big media companies go through budgeting for the new year.  The companies look to see who they can fire even at their successful stations.  A standard exercise is being asked to “rank” employees.  Thinking managers…

AM Radio No Longer Has Time On Its Side

AM radio, the senior broadcast band, no longer has the luxury of time to correct its problems, if those problems can be corrected at all. This week there’s an assembly of “radio people” in Atlanta.  The annual NAB/RAB Fall Radio Show, where station owners get to have free drinks on the vendors gathered trying to…

Idea? “Local” Morning News from Another City. Brilliant!

I’m sure you’ve read the media trades where consultants and experts say listeners, viewers and readers want authenticity, they want “real.” The unbelievable claims of being “the best” or “the most” doesn’t cut it with media savvy consumers anymore. But, radio? It just keeps on keeping on, ignoring consumer needs, wants and demands and continues…

Net Neutrality – What It Means to You

The following is a repost of a column I recently wrote for the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber  Click Here for their latest newsletter. You’re to think of the recent “net neutrality” ruling as freedom through regulation. The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, a government regulatory agency regulated and regulators, as you know, will regulate. Yes.…

Brian Williams Needs a Wingman to Tell Him the Truth

The brilliant writers and the retiring Jon Stewart, the talented comedian and fake newsman who is so good at what he does that he became a real newsman, said it all, “Why Bri Lie?  Sigh.” Some are questioning the timing of fake news anchor Jon Stewart’s retirement announcement, concluding his announcement on the same day NBC…

Cheating Rewarded – Patriots are Champs* (note asterisk)

Is cheating rewarded in America?  YOU BETCHA! Whether one cheats at cards, on their taxes, when playing sports or on a test, we’ve all done it.  And if you deny it, you’re a liar too. By now, you all know about “Deflategate” and the Patriots playing the 2015 AFC Championship game with deflated balls.  The…

Seize the Power of Technology – Control Your Bright Future

This past weekend I was at a very classy wedding.  A wonderful venue in Covington, KY across the river from downtown Cincinnati.  Beautifully decorated.  Glowing chandeliers.  Wonderful food and the bar open. The pinot grigio was excellent.  Yes, I could have thrown back some Bud Light, but considering the location and guests, I thought I’d…

Darryl Receives His Invite to the Consumer Electronics Show – Radio at Least Mentioned

When it comes to electronic gadgets, it doesn’t get any bigger than the International Consumer Electronics Show, the CES, each January in Las Vegas.  In 2015, the event starts January 6th and runs until January 9th. The CES usually takes place right before the annual AVN or porno awards in Las Vegas, which this year…