Thursday, October 20, 2022 | Magazine TALKERS
“CarPro” automotive industry expert Jerry Reynolds is this week’s guest on Harrison Podcast. Since its invention in the early 20e century, the impact of the automobile on society (not to mention radio) has been immeasurable…and it continues to be so today. The horseless carriage has shaped our culture and influenced us economically, architecturally, culturally and even psychologically. Jerry Reynolds is this week’s guest on the award-winning show Podcast One series, “The Michael Harrison Interview.” Reynolds is a giant in the world of automotive media. With over 40 years in the automotive industry, largely as a huge success Ford dealership in Dallas, he’s a trusted source for automotive news, insider information, and new car reviews. Over the past two decades, with co-host Kevin McCarthy, hosted a Saturday lunchtime radio show about cars called “CarPro”. He is heard for three hours locally on WBAP in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, where Reynolds is a household name, and then for an additional two hours nationally on news/talk stations across America via the CarPro radio network. It’s no wonder the show is such a hit – the automotive news ties directly into most of the topics covered in the news/talk format… the economy, the environment and the necessities of daily life . And a strong car show is a magnet for a wide range of potential advertisers. Reynolds’ stated mission is to educate consumers about the car buying process and provide them with the latest information, so listeners can make the best car buying decisions based on their needs and their budget. Harrison and Reynolds take a deep dive into how the automotive industry works today. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, click on here.
NAB Reveals 2022 Marconi Prize Winners; KTAR-FM Named Legendary Station of the Year. The National Association of Broadcasters presented the 2022 NAB Marconi Radio Awards at a celebration dinner held last night (10/19) at the Javits Center at the NAB Show New York. Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards are presented to outstanding radio stations and on-air personalities to recognize excellence in radio. Good city‘s news/talk KTAR-FM, Phoenix was named Legendary Station of the Year. Bonneville Phoenix SVP and Market Director Ryan Hatch states, “For over 100 years, KTAR has been built on the backs of broadcast legends. We are honored and thrilled to win one of broadcasting’s most coveted awards. I am so proud of our talented team at Bonneville Phoenix who continue to embody the legacy of building, connecting and informing the community we serve. Other NAB-recognized spoken word stations and personalities include: Joel Oxley of Hubbard BroadcastingWTOP-FM, Washington News Channel Honored as Legendary Radio Station Manager; The network/union personality of the year was awarded to First networks‘ Dan Patrick; The major market personality of the year is Greg Hill of Audacity‘s sports talk WEEI, Boston; The main market station of the year was awarded to Cox Media Groupnews/talk WSB-AM/WSBB-FM, Atlanta; Pathfinder Communications‘WOWO-AM, Fort Wayne was honored as Mid-Market Station of the Year; CMG’s KRMG-FM, Tulsa was named News/Talk Station of the Year; WXYT-FM of Audacy, Detroit won Sports Station of the Year; and College Station of the Year went to Hofstra University‘s WRHU-FM, Hempstead, NY See the full list of winners here.
Radio America will syndicate “The Todd Herman Show”. Former tech executive and current media personality Todd Hermann joined Radio America as the network strikes a new distribution and sales deal with its daily podcast and launches new weekend program, “The Todd Herman Show,” starting November 5. Herman hosted a regular show on KTTH-AM, Seattle for eight years and for six years of that time was a regular fill-in for Rush Limbaugh until Rush’s death in 2021. Chairman and CEO of Radio America Mike Paradise says, “Todd is a phenomenal talent who knows how to connect with listeners and advertisers. His daily podcast is a great addition to our podcast lineup and we love the opportunity to bring his show back to a national radio audience. Herman, CEO and founder of a start-up and executive with Microsoft, says, “I feel such gratitude to be welcomed to Radio America, where our divine right to speak freely is practiced by some of the greatest voices in radio and podcasting. I thank God, my team and my podcast family for bringing us here.
Triton Digital Releases Best American Podcast Report for September. This report ranks the top podcasts in the United States for the month of September 2022, based on average weekly downloads. There was a little jockey at the top of the standings while “NPR New Now” returns to position #1 and audio chuck“Crime Junkie” drops to second place. “Morbid” by Wondery climbs to #3 and Cumulus Podcast Network“The Ben Shapiro Show” dropped to No. 4. Other radio-related podcasts at the top of the rankings included “The Dan Bongino Show” stable at #7, Salem Podcast Network“The Charlie Kirk Show” goes up a notch to No. 14, and “The Marc Levin Podcast” is at #19. You can see the full table ranking the top 100 podcasts here.
PodcastOne partners with XG Productions for the “Talk to Me” podcast. A new partnership between Podcast One and XG Productions includes the new “Talk to Me” podcast series. In this program, listeners will be immersed in the thrilling story of the world’s first hostage negotiation team, which was created inside America largest police department, the NYPD in the early 1970s. The first episode of “Talk to Me” tells the story of the infamous Attica prison riots. Written and narrated by a veteran South Bronx detective and New York Times bestselling author Edward Conlon, “Talk to Me” tells the inside story of how and why the field of hostage negotiations was created. Following major 1970s tragedies such as the Attica prison riot, the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, and the Brooklyn bank robbery that inspired the film “Dog Day Afternoon”, the NYPD has recognized the urgent need to develop a protocol for handling hostage arson incidents. With news archives and first-hand accounts from the founders of the Hostage Team Frank Bolz and Harvey Schlossberg, the podcast brings cases big and small to life to explore what worked and what didn’t. The world’s first hostage negotiation team pioneered the use of psychology to save lives and created a model that is still used around the world today.
GBH, The planetand the Harvard Medical School team for a podcast and radio show in Spanish. Public media organization GBH announces that it is partnering with reporters from the local outlet The planet (and its national counterpart, El Tiempo Latino), to produce “Salud”, a 30-minute podcast and radio show focusing on health issues important to the Hispanic community. GBH News will lend its production facilities and distribution channels to the programme. Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership will provide expertise and guidance on medical issues. “Salud” will air on WGBH-FM at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, beginning October 22 for an eight-week first run. The show will be available on demand on YouTube and all major podcast platforms on the Thursday before each air date. GBH Managing Director for News Pam Johnson says: “Collaborate with The planet and Harvard Medical School’s Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership enables us to super serve local and national Hispanic communities with in-depth stories of meaningful importance to their health and well-being. Bringing these stories to audiences in their native language further reflects our deep commitment to engaging with a wide and growing range of listeners.
Economy/New Tax Brackets, Russo-Ukrainian War, Midterm Reviews, Donald Trump Legal Troubles, Farm on the Ropes, and Kanye West Controversy Among Top News/Debate yesterday (10/19). Inflation, financial market ups and downs and fears of a recession, combined with the IRS announcement of new lower tax brackets; Russian kamikaze drone strikes Ukrainian infrastructure; the debates ahead of the November midterm elections; the many legal problems that the former president donald trump; Liz Truss‘ tenuous grip on his role as Prime Minister with the British Conservative Party; and the anti-Semitic rants of the rapper and fashion mogul you were some of the most talked about stories on news radio yesterday, according to ongoing research by SPEAKERS magazine.
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