Radio in for Darwinian shakeout?

It is beyond doubt that the times they are a-changin’ -- especially for radio...

Counting the Cash with Evan Masyr

Salem Communication’s CFO discusses his company’s multi-pronged approach to amassing

Playing Monopoly with Larry Patrick

A look at broadcasting from a man who gets to play Monopoly for a living.

Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir

Rich Redmond serves as Chief Product Officer for GatesAir, responsible for product engineering

Lee Davis: Univision Radio EVP/Sales

Davis oversees all ad sales for Univision Radio—70 stations in 16 of the top U.S. Hispanic markets including five stations in Puerto Rico. Davis spent most of his career at CBS Radio, initially at WFAN-AM and most recently at 1010 WINS in NYC. While GSM at CBS Radio’s highest-billing all-news radio station from 2009 to 2011, he led its sales organization to be among the top ranked revenue producers in America, with oversight of all of the station’s revenue platforms. Prior to his return to CBS Radio, Davis worked for Cox Radio from 2006 to 2009 as VP/GM of its Southern Connecticut cluster of stations, where in his first year he led them to their highest cash flow year ever. Early in his career, Davis was a key member of the team that built WFAN into a sports radio powerhouse. He was promoted from account executive in 1990 to local sales manager in 1992, GSM in 1993, and VP/GM in 1998. With all of the changes and new deals going on in Hispanic Radio of late--and with Univision Radio being no exception--RBR-TVBR asked Lee for his thoughts:
Gordon Smith

Post-NAB Interview: Gordon Smith

Certainly we’re all very proud of the job NAB CEO Gordon Smith is doing for broadcasters with all of the

Interview: DJ A-OH, PD of 103.5 The Beat

The flip from CCME’s WSHE Adult Hits “Variety 103.5” Miami was made 10/11/13 to “The Beat—Miami’s
Jack Hobbs

Six Questions with Jack Hobbs

Jack Hobbs is one of the key executives making it happen for Spanish Broadcasting Systems, a company which just reported a nice surge in Q3 revenue. He discusses what SBS has in the works, the particular challenges it faces as an Hispanic group and the challenges it shares with all broadcasters.
Gregg Skall

Seven Questions with Gregg Skall

Veteran Washington communications attorney Gregg Skall has seen it all, and his wealth of experience positions him well to project current events into the future. Click through for his thoughts on station trading, retransmission consent, performance royalties and more, including his take on where we are today on these issues, and where we’ll be tomorrow.
Paul Rotella

Seven Questions with Paul Rotella

Paul Rotella is the President/CEO of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association, and he has a lot to say about the unique challenges facing broadcasters in the Garden State, and the challenges facing broadcasters in general. IN the course of discussing his own organization’s members he makes the case for broadcasting everywhere. Check it out.
John Brooks

Seven Questions with John Brooks

Many people have noted a minor renaissance in station trading, but according to broadcast financial expert John Brooks it still is not a great market and financing is still extremely hard to come by. As to the general health of the radio business, it could be better but some might be surprised it’s still even around. Strap in and click through for a financial reality check.
Glenn Serafin

Seven Questions with Glenn Serafin

Veteran media broker Glenn Serafin has a lot to say about the current state of station trading and as well as analysis of where it is headed in the near future. But he has more than that to share – general financial and operational advice based on years in the biz, as well as a cordial invitation to entrepreneurs who would love to break into broadcast ownership. Check it out.

Six Questions with: Billy McEntee

I got started in the media business 25 years ago with a firm that provided financial services to several broadcast groups and learned so much about what it takes to run a successful business.
Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner: “Life, Love, Laughter”

Sun Broadcast Group launched the entertainment and lifestyle oriented “The Marilu Henner Show,” hosted by Marilu Henner
Carl Salas

Six Questions with Carl Salas

Moody’s Corporation analyst Carl Salas has been calling balls and strikes for publicly-traded companies for some time now, and in this fascinating interview, he discusses in some depth the criteria he uses when determining whether deem an outlook positive, stable or negative. If you want know what Moody’s is looking for in order to better provide it, this interview is both newsworthy and a must-read.

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