Insight On Business the News Hour

Iowa Broadcast News Association Award Recognition

Insight on Business the News Hour was honored this past week with three awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association. Radio and television stations from across the state submit their work to be judged by a panel of their peers. For 2016 The Business News Hour received, once again, three state-wide awards for our daily business news broadcast. Here, during the program, the news is interrupted by our producer, Tyler Hackenmiller and our Des Moines Radio Group representative Mary Sayer....  Thank you all.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Sue Danielson, Trent Rice and the Jack Shelley Award from IBNA

When the Iowa Broadcast News Association holds their annual meeting it's capped with an awards event where the best television and radio broadcasters and broadcasts are feted. The pinicle of the evening is the Jack Shelley Award. We sat down with Sue Danielson of WHO Radio the 2016 winner to learn more about who Jack Shelley was and then chat with the 2017 winner Trent Rice from KASI Radio of Ames. Listen in...

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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The Legendary Jim Bohannon on Broadcasting

If the name sounds familiar it will be the voice that will jog your memory. Jim Bohannon came to Central Iowa for the Annual Iowa Broadcast News Association Convention to teach and to, of course, talk. We sat down with Jim at the end of a very long day to ask some questions...about interviewing, broadcasting, fake news and the future of radio.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:00pm on AM-940. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Jack Lashier On the Iowa Hall of Pride and Next Steps

The Business News Hour has hosted Jack Lashier the director of the Iowa Hall of Pride several times over the past three plus years and he's always so positive. Each time Jack shares some great stories about his passion and what he calls his "lifes work". Today we talked about some of his favorite experiences as winds down his work there. But, he's not "toast" just yet. Jack has plans beyond the Hall of Pride and he shares them with us...and you.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour

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Radio, Family, Dreams and Detours - Mike Pace

It's always fun to share the studio microphone with my friend Mike Pace. Here we chat for a moment about radio, some friends, family and his book Dreams and Detours something special for the holidays. You'll know the voice right away...enjoy.

Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5:05pm on AM-940, FM-104.5 and in HD at 103.3 HD2. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications through a business relationship with The Des Moines Radio Group. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Media Advice for Non-Profits with Bob Leonard

Every non-profit group has a great story but far too often they can't get the media coverage to tell it. Meet Dr. Bob Leonard a media savvy educator who has a passion for non-profits. He has written a book "Sticky & Easy PR - How to Market Your Non-Profit to the News Media". Here we talk about some of the tips he share with non-profit boards and workers on how to get more exposure for their mission.


 Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.  
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Radio and Format Changes with the Des Moines Radio Group

Recently the Des Moines Radio Group switched formats for FM-104.5 from "music of your life" to News/Talk. We asked Jeff "Del" Delvaux to join us and explain why the change was made, what factors are considered when making changes in formats and more. Here is that conversation:



Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page. 
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Radio Broadcasting and Media Growth with Jeff Stein

What happens when you get a couple of radio broadcasters in a room? We talk...radio. Jeff Stein is the Executive Director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association and is also the Program Director/News Director for News-Talk 1540 KXEL in Waterloo.  Join our conversation about why radio remains the leading source of news, information and entertainment for the majority of citizens in spite of other technology.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch us at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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DJ T.Hack Mixing Business and Music

We turn the Insight on Business microphone over to our producer Tyler Hackenmiller who, when he is not working the controls for the News Hour, is on the air at the Des Moines Radio Group as well as mixing music for his traveling DJ business where he goes by DJ T.Hack. We talk about how and what he does in his start-up entertainment business.


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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How to Create a Thankful Business - Jeff Garrison

We start this interview with a couple of personal stories about our Fathers' and how their work not only defined them but how proud they were. It starts a discussion on how employers might want to create a culture where there is thanksgiving on the part of the employee and employer. But, how do you get there? Here's Jeff Garrison from Merit Resources with some thoughts:  


Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only business broadcast in the Des Moines Metro and a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising agency based in Des Moines.  Connect with us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is our Facebook Page.
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