Several months ago former State Senator Jack Hatch, along with several other investors, created the Iowa Daily Democrat. We were interested in the rational and the business model behind such a communication so we asked Jack and writer Rick Smith from Urbandale to share with us the reason the online publications exists. We also took some time to talk about the Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act. Listen in...
Our friend Peter Tarpey is back in the studio! Today we're chatting about the Central Iowa Sports Network, how consumers digest news and sports and what the future may hold. It's a great "start-up" story.
We spent some time with Andy Hall the Music Director and afternoon personality for Lazer 103.3 of Des Moines (KAZR-FM) and talked about the music scene in the Metro, his job and the future of radio. We likey!
This is Part Two of our conversation with John and Terri Hale about the PBS screening of Caring for Mom and Day which will take place on June 25 at the Iowa Public Television Studios in Johnston and how you can get involved in this event.
She's sort of "family". Trista Hageman is the Digital Marketing Director for the Des Moines Radio Group. What does that mean? Hold on because we cover lots of ground in a very short period of time. What is digital, how is it different than traditional advertising, how can you market (electronically) within a "digital fence" and what the heck does that mean anyway? Have a listen...
Allen, a 17 year veteran of radio broadcasting, is joining us to talk about his
selection as one of the best program directors in the Nation…yeah…the
BEST. He is responsible for Star 102.5 and More 104 both FM Stations in Des Moines. We’re talking about the business
of radio, what goes on behind the scenes, how programming and sales works together and more. From the Des Moines Radio Group, here is that conversation:
Back in the 1960's teenager Ron Sorenson began his radio career. He's still at it today. Sorenson is the General Manager of low-power radio station KFMG an eclectic, non-profit broadcast facility that has an interesting history and an uncertain future. He took us through the KFMG story as only Ron can. Here is that conversation:
Local television news and reporting are getting a make-over at WOI-TV5 with the branding slogan of "We Are Iowa". If you read between the lines you realize that the station has a bigger picture of television journalism than simply the news. April Samp is the News Director for WOI-TV5 and we had an extended conversation about the business of new, the direction the station is going, the marketing of news and what we can expect when it comes to covering "real people".
Back in 2007 we were "pioneers" when it came to podcasting and when we moved from our television broadcast on Webcast One Live to 1350 KRNT for our daily business radio broadcast we took the podcast idea with us. Why? Have a quick listen to the "new radio" that you get to experience on...your time.
We were grateful that our scheduled guest is just fine but in the closing moments of the day, because of business, he couldn't make the trip across town. So we went hunting for a "replacement guest" and found Mary Sayre a veteran radio marketing professional, and the liaison between our advertising agency and the Des Moines Radio Group. Mary came in and we talked radio, being "sold out" during the "political season", rankings and radio sales in general. Some valuable tips here about...radio:
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