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Talkin’ Cars - On the Road with Ken Chester

Ken Chester is the founder and host of the nationally known broadcast Roadworthy Drive that deals with all forms of transportation and technology.  Here is a first: We're driving back from an event honoring the 80th Birthday of News/Talk 1540 KXEL (where we are both privileged to be carried) and I asked Ken if we could do the interview as we rolled down the road. Why not?  We're talking about transportation and vehicles and while there may be a law against texting and driving...we couldn't find one about driving and recording. Here is our "mobile conversation": 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Jeff Stein of News/Talk 1540 KXEL on Broadcasting, The Spoken Word and Birthdays

Each Sunday it's Insight on Business the News Hour, Week in Review that airs on News Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Recently we were asked to join that staff for an 80th Birthday Party for the station.  It was a great adventure being able to mingle with the many listeners who joined us for the afternoon. We went along with Ken Chester from Roadworthy Drive, and had a great time in an open mic conversation with fans of the station.  Here is a conversation with News Director Jeff Stein about the impact of radio, the spoken word, the future of news and a bit about the birthday.  Enjoy...we sure did! 

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

The Business News Headlines 20 May 2022

Some investors are telling younger people…”Go and buy on the dip”.  Will they…listen? It’s the business news headlines for Friday the 20th day of May…thanks everybody for being with us.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Go buy the dip they say and why;
  • A scary retail trend is shaping up;
  • Inflation hitting lower income families;
  • This is a WILD court order and the impact...
  • Target and retail miss-steps;
  • Housing prices increase yet again;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Yet another scandal at Wells Fargo

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The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

The Business News Headlines 15 April 2022

Welcome back and while it is April 15 relax, your Federal Income Tax filing date is Monday the 18th at Midnight. Hey, we're here to help and here's what we've got for the business news headlines from today:

  • Might the answer be apprenticeships;
  • Did you notice gas prices are headed down;
  • More Americans being locked out of vehicles;
  • A new report out about Long COVID;
  • Big union news out of California;
  • The latest EV company is from Vietnam;
  • No markets today, we're back on Monday;
  • Keep that camera on...or else...say bosses.

Thanks for coming by!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

 

The Business News Headlines 4 January 2021

Thanks for joining us for the business news headlines and stick around for a special two-part interview about the changing world of broadcasting. My guest is Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL, based in Waterloo, Iowa. It's really an amazing behind the scenes look at how the media, be it print or broadcasting, has had to adjust their methods of sharing the news.  But, first, here's what we've got for you today:

  • A stunning number of Americans quit their jobs;
  • Manufacturing in the U.S. has slowed down;
  • The new Omicron numbers are sobering;
  • But, the Blue Chips soared today;
  • Ford announces production changes for the F-150 Lightning;
  • Whoa, what? Meatless KFC chicken?
  • 4 at Google get massive pay increases. The rest?
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • WeWork CEO getting into the apartment game.

Those stories and a two-part conversation about the media business, knowing your customers, changing delivery methods and all that entails. My guest is Jeff Stein from News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa but heard in multiple Midwestern states as the sun goes down.  Here is Part One of that conversation and here is Part Two. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

The World of Broadcasting with Jeff Stein - Part One

So much has changed over the past decade when it comes to broadcasting. Here Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL sits with us to explain those changes. How audiences habits have been altered and how broadcasters today find ways to reach them. It's a great "insiders look" at how the media, be it print or electronic, has had to find new avenues to get the message out. Enjoy!

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

The World of Broadcasting in 2022 with Jeff Stein - Part Two

This is Part Two of our conversation with Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL We kick this segment off talking about "translators" and, no, they are not working at the United Nations. This is about an "FM Translator" for an AM radio station. Why would that be necessary. We also talk about the many ways broadcasters need to be able to present their content. The list gets...long in this changing world of broadcasting.

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

The Business News Headlines 6 August 2021

Welcome back and it's the end of a long week for many of us. Programing note: You can catch Insight on Business the News Hour - Week In Review each Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL and yes...they stream.  Here's what we've got for you today:

  • Black Workers and Unemployment;
  • No Shot...No Service is becoming a thing;
  • How do you prove you've gotten the shot;
  • The new chic thing to do if you are wealthy;
  • A meltdown at Spirit Airlines made the news;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • More vaccine news and some of it...good.

Those stories plus we've got Jeff Pitts from Cityview Magazine in to chat it up about Stuff to DO in the Greater Des Moines Metro this weekend into next week. To listen, just click here

Thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 

Talking Radio and 40 Years Behind the Mic with Jeff Stein

The business of radio broadcasting has changed greatly yet the reason why we do what we do...has never been  more important. Here is a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein the Program and News Director for News Talk 1540 KXEL who began his Iowa radio broadcasting career 40 years ago in Marshalltown. We'll share some stories talk about the importance of the media, transparency issues and how we deliver the news using technology and digital access that continues to change. In addition Jeff will be presenting a gripping Iowa Almanac history seminar for the Ames Public Library and YOU can join the event on Tuesday the 28th starting at 7PM.  Here is my friend Jeff Stein... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

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Iowa & The Economic Outlook

Since 2004 the Iowa Business Council surveys the business leaders of Iowa's 23 major employers as to their thoughts regarding the economy in the Hawkeye State. Here, Georgia Van Gundy the Executive Director for the Iowa Business Council discusses the results of this Third Quarter Economic Outlook Survey with our friend Jeff Stein the News and Program Director for News/Talk 1540 KXEL

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

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