Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring John Morris, Instructor of Radio and TV at the University of Southern Indiana and Current President of College Broadcasters, Inc.

Educating the next generation of broadcasters is an important topic. And just as important is exposing them to hands on experience before they enter the workforce full time.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB, speaks with John Morris, Instructor of Radio and TV at the University of Southern Indiana. He is also the Faculty Advisor for the college’s radio station 95.7 The Spin. In addition to his fulltime teaching responsibilities, John is the current President of College Broadcasters, Inc (CBI). CBI is a member driven organization serving students and advisors of college and high school electronic media outlets. Through events, programs and a network of expertise, it provides its members with educational and professional opportunities as well as facilitating advocacy.

Growing with Multicultural

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

According to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2045 50.3% of the U.S. population will be comprised of what is now considered racial minorities – Hispanic, Black/African-American, Asian, multiracial and others. While 2045 is more than two decades away, the shift is already impacting the marketing and advertising perspectives and strategies among many of today’s top national advertisers.

Last week, during the 2018 Association of National Advertisers (ANA) “Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference,” CMOs, marketing strategists, bloggers, TV hosts and even comedians spoke to the behavior and buying power of these consumer segments.

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Elaina Smith, Co-host of NASH Nights Live and Host of the Podcast “Women Want to Hear Women”

As the conversation continues to escalate, podcasting is proving to be a great brand extension for Radio’s on-air talent. In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Elaina Smith, co-host of NASH Nights Live heard every day Monday through Sunday 7PM-Midnight. A hot topic in country radio is the lack of female artists being played on-air. Elaina has taken this topic and created the opportunity to change that conversation with her podcast, entitled “Women Want to Hear Women”.

By cross promoting between her daily radio show and her podcast audience, she also reaches out through social media to help extend her brand.  As she says, never underestimate the power of a hashtag.

Radio Drives Auto Search

Author: Annette Malave, SVP/Insights, RAB

Consumers today, specifically auto-buying intenders, shop differently.  Reasons for differences in their shopping behavior are due to age, brand awareness and ad influence.  Thanks to data collection via technology, there are now ways to quantify the impact of advertising and more importantly, the specific impact that can be attributed directly to radio.

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