Friday March 7, 2014
I'm sure you've noticed by now that radio stations adopt cute names that usually help to promote the formats they offer. For instance: a Country music radio station might decide to call itself "102.7 The Bear." It's rural, woodsy, outdoorsy, and when we think of bears, most of us think of country music. Or whatever. You get the point.
The imaging gives the radio station more character and is generally more appealing to listeners than whatever the station's legal call letters might be.
But, all is not always well in the land of marketing and imaging. Some ideas are just bad ones. Read more. (Satire)
Wednesday March 5, 2014
It's Women's History Month and with that as a backdrop, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is being featured on the latest episode of the SiriusXM Leading Ladies
series. (Right: Nancy Pelosi on SiriusXM, Photo credit: Paul Morigi/Getty for SiriusXM)
SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. Host Julie Mason interviews Pelosi from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
The program repeats on March 7 at 4:00 p.m., March 8th at 12:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., and March 9th at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. (ET)
You can hear it on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States) which broadcasts on channel 124 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.
Monday March 3, 2014
Here are a few selected highlights from this week in radio history. Click linked dated for more from that particular day.
03/02 - On this day in 1897, Guglielmo Marconi was granted the first wireless patent.
03/03 - On this day in In 1922, WWJ-AM, Detroit, Michigan began broadcasting.
03/04 - On this day in 1910, Lee DeForest conducted an experimental Radio broadcast from New York City.
03/05 - On this day in 1907, the first radio broadcast of a musical composition aired occurred.
03/06 - On this day in 1995, the Howard Stern Radio Show debuted in Phoenix, Arizona on KEDJ-FM.
03/07 - On this day in 1933, the CBS Radio Network premiered the first daytime radio serial, "Marie The Little French Princess."
Friday February 28, 2014
Actually, listenership has surpassed 250 million according to a post at business-standard.com
. Digest this: the first 100 million users took six years but the next 100 million users were acquired in just two years. Now, the streaming service is growing at about 50 million-a-year and users have created 6 billion personal radio stations!
According to Pandora:
Listener hours for Pandora during the month of January 2014 were 1.58 billion, an increase of 13% from 1.39 billion during the same period last year.
Share of total U.S. radio listening for Pandora in January 2014 was 8.57%, an increase from 7.68% at the same time last year.
Active listeners were 73.4 million at the end of January 2014, an increase of 12% from 65.6 million during the same time period last year.