Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation of America

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, RAB President and CEO, Erica Farber speaks with veteran broadcaster Jim Thompson. Jim now heads the Broadcasters Foundation of America, a charitable foundation whose mission is to be there when times get tough for radio and television professionals.

Jim and Erica talk about the history and mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America and look forward to some of the fundraising events that help the foundation help your fellow broadcasters. Who knows….maybe even you, someday.

Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Delilah, Nationally Known Radio Personality

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, RAB President and CEO Erica Farber talks with Delilah, Premiere Networks’ nationally syndicated personality about the relevance and power of radio to today’s media consumer.  Delilah also shares her secret for connecting with her radio audience across generations.

Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Mark Gross, Highdive Advertising

In this week’s episode, Erica Farber chats with newly appointed Chief Judge for the 2017 Radio Mercury Awards, Mark Gross, founder and creative director at Highdive Advertising.

Mark will share his plans for this year’s competition, what it took to win three Best in Show Radio Mercury Awards, and how anything is possible on the Radio.

Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Doug Levy, Univision Communications

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, RAB’s President and CEO Erica Farber talks with Doug Levy, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Univision Local Media Chicago.  In this week’s podcast, Erica visits with Doug regarding the Chicago Radio Town Hall, a collaborative effort on the part of Chicago’s radio broadcasters to demonstrate radio’s unique power to reach the massive Chicago listening audience.

Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Mark Gray, Katz Radio Group

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, RAB President and CEO Erica Farber visits with Mark Gray, President of Katz Radio Group.  Katz Radio Group has the largest reach of any radio representation company in America, representing more than 4000 radio stations and thousands of digital platforms.  In this week’s podcast, Mark talks about the role of a national rep. in today’s media world, radio’s end-of-year revenue story and his forecast for 2017.

Radio on Main Street Podcast featuring Gordon Borrell, Borrell Associates

In this episode of Radio on Main Street, RAB’s Senior Vice President of Professional Development Jeff Schmidt sits in for Erica Farber and visits with Borrell Associates CEO, Gordon Borrell. Borrell Associates is a research firm that tracks and analyzes trends in local advertising. In this week’s podcast, Gordon talks about the opportunities for radio in local online advertising, the forecast for local online in 2017 and emerging opportunities in the coming year for advertisers and broadcasters.