Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Bill Lynch, General Manager of Momentum Broadcasting

One of radio’s greatest strengths is making a difference in the local marketplace.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Bill  Lynch, General Manager of Momentum Broadcasting which operates four radio stations in Visalia, California.  Ranked number 108 in market size, the cluster has a strong local presence and has recently been recognized for their direct involvement in the community.  As you will hear, they have “put the local back into local.”

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring David Halberstam Publisher of the Sports Broadcast Journal Website

On July 1, 1987, WFAN, the first sports talk radio station in the country, debuted in New York City. Thirty-two years later sports radio is alive and well and can be heard in cities across the U.S. The success of the format is centered around the facts that sports are live, they provide excitement, make listeners feel connected to the team and the team connected to the listeners.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President & CEO of the RAB speaks with David Halberstam, publisher of the Sports Broadcast Journal website.  They discuss the state of broadcast sports and why radio will always play an important role.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Jake Esposito at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3

Almost two years ago, one of Erica’s grandsons (OK, not her biological grandson, but truly a grandson in heart and spirit) said he wanted to attend E3 which happens every year in Los Angeles. First, she had to admit she had no idea what it was. When she investigated, however, she discovered one must be 17 to attend. Fast forward to this past week —  you guessed it — Erica attended E3 for the first time.

In this edition, Erica speaks with Jake Esposito, her 17-year-old “grandson” who lives in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is the world’s premiere event for computers, video games and products. It is attended by over 65,000 industry representatives and gaming enthusaists from over 100 countries. It was an incredible experience for Jake and a learning experience that opened Erica’s mind to a whole new world of possibilities.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Dr. John Owens, Professor at the Univ. of Cincinnati & Carolyn Gilbert, Founder & President at NuVoodoo Media Services

When you ask a college student and a radio broadcaster the same question, do you think you will get the same answer from both?  Well, the answer is not necessarily.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Dr. John Owens, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati, and Carolyn Gilbert, Founder and President at NuVoodoo Media Services. They collaborated on a study entitled “Building Radio’s Bench. ” They researched how current college students majoring in media and communications and radio professionals perceive the industry today.  This is a good reminder that Radio’s bench is literally in the backyard and how important it is to take advantage of being in a multimedia entertainment business that connects with the community.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring John Beck, Managing Partner, Stone Canyon Media Flagstaff LLC and Senior Vice President, Emmis Radio – St Louis

As a broadcaster, have you ever had a desire to own your own radio station? After spending 35 years with Emmis in St. Louis, John Beck has done just that.  A career broadcaster he teamed up with some others to fulfill a life long dream.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with John Beck, Managing Partner, Stone Canyon Media Flagstaff LLC and Senior Vice President, Emmis Radio – St Louis.  A strong believer in radio and the people in it, John is looking for opportunities to help build up and to point out that radio can also help build communities.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Judy Lakin, Cox Media Group Director of Sales – Retired

Retirement is the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work – not a concept on the radar for many of us. And interestingly only 33% of those who retire say goodbye to their jobs when they planned.

In this edition, Erica Farber, President and CEO of the RAB speaks with Judy Lakin, Cox Media Group Director of Sales – Retired. Having spent the last 18 years of her career with Cox, last September she announced she was retiring at the end of the year. With six months of “life after” she offers a fresh perspective for most of us still working and some practical advice as to how we should all be planning for retirement.