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Bette Bailly

Bette Bailly, Owner/GM, KNAB-A/FM

Here’s an informative interview that takes a look at how local radio is done today, and how much small or unrated market listeners depend on their local stations for news, entertainment, sports, weather, emergency info and in this case, regional agricultural news. 1-kW KNAB (1140 AM “The Peoples Choice”) Burlington, Colorado, airs an Adult Standards music format and features programming and news from Cumulus Media Networks and Dial Global. KNAB-FM, at 51-kW, features Modern Country music. The station also has a website, www.knabradio.com. RBR-TVBR spoke to the owner and GM, Bette Bailly:
John Thune

Sen. Thune: Why The ‘Open Internet’ Needs Protection

With the FCC today launching an NPRM that would strip net neutrality regulations, South Dakota Republican John Thune has a suggestion. "My preference would be to begin bipartisan work on such legislation without any further delay." The Chairman of the powerful Senate Commerce Committee made the comment on the floor of the Senate today. Here's what else Sen. Thune had to say on what he believes is the restoration of an open internet.

The Global TV Demand Report: SVOD Demand, OTT Trends

There's a newly released, in-depth white paper from Parrot Analytics that's worth noting if you are among those broadcasters evermore concerned about the rapid growth of "over the top" (OTT) viewing not just here in the U.S., but on a global level. The report takes a comprehensive look at global television demand trends across 10 markets in 2018.

How The Media Fuels Terrorism … and What Can Be Done

This column, says Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner, is respectfully dedicated to the memory of the thousands of innocent worldwide terrorism victims and to those who will continue to suffer the same fate as these horrific practices continue to escalate.
David Schutz

Seven Questions with Dave Schutz

Dave Schutz has done it all – been on the air, made sure stations had the technical facilities to stay on the air, and made sure stations had the financial wherewithal to stay on the air. This varied background fuels his wide-ranging observations on the state of the industry, and he concludes with a full-throated sermon on what radio needs to do to thrive in future that you won’t want to miss.

The ‘Broadcast Deal Myths Debunked’ Podcast: ‘It’s Not Negotiable’

Doug Ferber of DEFcom Advisors LLC and Erwin Krasnow of Garvey Schubert Barer have created a special podcast series exclusively for RBR+TVBR members based on a series of articles centered on the topic "Broadcast Deal Myths Debunked." In this second episode, Ferber and Krasnow discuss the following topic: "It's Not Negotiable."

Paid Music Streaming: Radio’s ‘Squirrel!’ Menace

Music streaming continues its ascendance, and that's something the radio industry has grown to accept. But, just how many people are paying to hear what they chose not to hear on your radio stations? A new music market report offers up some sobering statistics on the power of paid audio accessibility.

The Top Brand Differentiator In 2020 Is …?

With considerable effort by all brands placed into luring and keeping customers, Amsterdam-based digital asset management vendor Bynder produced a report that looks at what brands think will help them stand apart from the competition in 2020. Guess what comes out on top?

Doug Banks: Turning up the heat on the ride home (audio)

Doug Banks, recently picked up by American Urban Radio Networks after 12 years at Citadel Media/ABC, began his radio career as an on-air personality...

Radio in for Darwinian shakeout?

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

Keys To Small-Market Success, From West Central Iowa

There's an AM/FM combo in West Central Iowa that has been singled out for its success, in many ways, by Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner. These stations have not only achieved perfect scores in alternative broadcast inspection program (ABIP) inspections, but are also fiscally fit and community leaders. Benner recently asked the stations' owner, Mike Dudding, what his secret of his success has been. Here's what Dudding had to say.

The Growth and Evolution of OTA TV, As Nielsen Sees It

What does Nielsen know about OTA households? Nielsen recently dived into the data to find out more about them—particularly, how many there are, what they look like and how they consume media. Here are the just-released findings.

Hispanic Lives, Livelihoods In the COVID-19 Recovery

Hispanics and Latinos are key to the nation's recovery. However, a trio of McKinsey researchers conclude, this important and growing population group has been "damaged disproportionately" by the COVID-19 pandemic. Their recommendation? Targeted interventions are required to improve their health and economic outcomes.

RBR-TVBR has received the information and wisdom of an impressive array of broadcast professionals in this space, and we thought it was time to shed a little light on one of the seekers of that wisdom. Here’s a look at broadcasting from the RBR-TVBR perspective.

Getting Back To Basics In The C-Suite

When there’s a lot going on, we often push the fundamentals aside and forget the basic skills that have been part of our success. Project management has been a central part of Michelle LaBrose's success from the beginning of her career. So, when the founder and "Chief Cheetah" of Cheetah Learning is faced with new challenges, she remembers one acronym: "IPEMC."

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