CES 2018 Las Vegas

 

Among the biggest stars at CES 2018 were the newest smart speakers and the latest skills they offer. With it comes many new opportunities for radio as audio, and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices like Alexa are influencing the way consumers are tapping into their favorite stations using these skills. The machine learning is improving the way we interact with the technology. So it’s no surprise that this year’s CES theme was AI! Everything is getting smarter due to data. As the devices get smarter, audio will play a larger role.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Steve Koenig of the Consumer Technology Association and Shawn DuBravac of Astra Insights at CES 2018

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, Jeff Schmidt, SVP of Professional Development at the RAB, talks with Steve Koenig, Senior Director of Research for the Consumer Technology Association, following his “Tech Trends to Watch” presentation.

Jeff also speaks to Shawn DuBravac of Astra Insights about “smart speakers” and what the future holds for that technology.

Radio: Consumers’ Weekly Leader


2018 is now in full swing, and with so many retrospective articles across publications it is also a great time to take a new look at media comparisons. 2017 seemed to be the year for digital and social media as seen in so many articles.

However, figures in other research publications and newsletters painted a very different image.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring “Resolutions for 2018” From Some of America’s Top Radio Industry Leaders

In this episode of the Radio on Main Street Podcast, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB sits down with some of America’s top radio industry leaders.

Many of us will make personal resolutions to improve ourselves in the coming year. We wanted to find out how radio executives resolve to see their own companies improve in the coming year and what resolutions they would like to see come to pass for the entire radio industry.

Getting Fit with Radio

Now that the holiday eating and drinking events are behind, consumers will suddenly feel guilty about all of their indulgences.  One look at any talk show, home TV shopping program or even ads on the internet seems focused on one thing – getting fit.

While there are some adults (okay a lot) that will make health and fitness one of their resolutions, there are many who go to the gym or exercise on a regular basis.

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