A post at SocialMedia.com reports on a recent study to help content marketers better understand who consumes what on social media and provide insights on their respective content preferences. Conducted by BuzzStream and Fractl with over 1,200 people from three generations — Millennials, Generation X’ers and Baby Boomers — some top line findings from the study include: Across all generations, 8pm-11:59pm are the hours that most people like to consume content, so seek to post new content to your platforms during those hours; Generation X uses Twitter as a primary content sharing platform 70.4% more than Baby Boomers, while Boomers use Google+ as a primary content sharing platform 92% more than Millennials; and Baby Boomers seek out content about world news 94.7% more than Millennials. Another important point to note is the need to optimize your content for mobile consumption, especially if you are targeting Millennials. The study reports that of those using a mobile device to consume content, over 52% are Millennials (people born between 1981-1997). Get additional facts and see info-graphs from the study HERE.
Show biz and celebrity news publication Variety reports that WABC/New York talk host and FOX News Channel personality Geraldo Rivera (right) and his wife Erica have put their riverfront property in Edgewater, NJ on the market. The mag says the two-residence compound offers “a wrap-around deck with an unobstructed and undeniably thrilling sweep from the George Washington Bridge, over the Hudson River and all the way down the west side of Manhattan to Battery Park City.” The Rivera’s also recently purchased a reported $5.6 million condo in a Manhattan high rise … WGMD/Rehoboth Beach, DE taps retired hedge fund manager and media personality Todd Schoenberger to host afternoon drive on ’92.7 The Talk of Delmarva’ … Joe Ligotti has been named morning talk host at WMEX/Boston. The local talker was last heard in the market on now defunct FM talker WTKK … Barbara Haynes abruptly exits Cumulus Media/Providence — home of News/Talker WPRO — where the longtime market broadcast veteran has been the cluster’s GM/Market Manager for the past 12 years. She previously spent 18 years with iHeartMedia’s crosstown stations as Director of Sales.
Cherry Creek Radio is looking for a regional Program Director for its two Washington state News and Information stations, Newsradio 610 KONA and NewsRadio 560 KPQ. Music Programmers are also welcome to apply. Your music clocks will now be news wheels and you have to make ‘em sizzle between elements and play the hits. Candidates must have the ability to write and create compelling imaging that tells our story in words and production. Your ability to creatively integrate our product with the various digital platforms is extremely important. If you want an opportunity of a lifetime and love the Northwest, send your resume & audio to Gabe Hobbs HERE. (EOE)
• Cherry Creek/Washington also has an immediate opening for a regional News Director. Duties include, but are not limited to, leading the news efforts of Cherry Creek Radio’s two powerhouse AM News Stations KPQ and KONA. This position requires strong leadership, organizational and news judgment skills and the ability to execute and teach news writing, editing and reporting. The News Director will also work with a full staff to collect and gather local news, to produce spot news reports and in-depth features. The ability to integrate our on-air product with digital platforms will put you near the top of the candidate list. If you want an opportunity of a lifetime and love the Northwest, send your resume & audio to Gabe Hobbs HERE. (EOE)
Are you ready to go back to school? Montclair State University Radio in beautiful, suburban Montclair, NJ, is looking for a new General Manager. Reporting to the Director of the School of Communication and Media, the General Manager is responsible for overseeing the 24/7 operation of WMSC-FM. The GM will work closely with students, administration, faculty, staff, and alumni to develop a presence for the university radio station, which serves campus and local communities as well as a more global audience through the Internet. S/he will teach courses and workshops for students, fostering a rich learning environment and enabling the development of skills in all key areas of radio programming and production. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining full FCC compliance for the university’s licensed radio station. Click HERE for more information and to apply online. (EOE)
• Salem Radio Group/Omaha is seeking a full-time Board Op/On-Air host for KOTK. You’ll need to be proficient with Windows operating systems, familiar with audio production skills and bi-lingual in English and Spanish. Good interpersonal and organizational skills, along with being a team-minded player, are a must. Email your resume and audio to Station Manager Alex Nunez HERE. (EOE)
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Hubbard/Minneapolis Digital Director Jeremy Sinon gets an upgrade, retaining his same title but expanding his duties to now take on nationwide responsibility for oversight of day-to-day corporate digital initiatives and strategy for the company’s stations across the country. Sinon joined Hubbard’s Twin Cities cluster nearly a decade ago, following a run at crosstown iHeartRadio (then Clear Channel). “Jeremy has been a great innovative thinker in the digital space for us in the Twin Cities over the last nine years,” said Hubbard Radio EVP/CFO Dave Bestler. “I really look forward to him helping Hubbard Radio continue to be leaders in the ever changing digital landscape.”
Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens (left) was a special co-host this week on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike show, filling-in for Mike Golic, alongside regular co-host Mike Greenberg and guest hosts Jemele Hill and Michael Smith.
Editor’s Note: On this Memorial Day holiday weekend, please fly ‘Old Glory’ proudly outside your home or place of work, and be sure to take time out to honor and remember our military men and women who gave all to protect the freedoms we enjoy this weekend — and everyday — in these United States of America. NTS MediaOnline Today will be offline on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, but we’ll be back on Tuesday with your regular afternoon news update from ‘The Daily Digest of Talk Media’.
Recent research from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) reports, not surprisingly, that digital technology is driving growth in newsgathering, editing and distribution at radio and television stations across the country. But, while overall adoption of digital technology continues to accelerate — especially in TV newsrooms — purchases of new digital equipment have slowed in radio. RTDNA reports that nearly 79% of radio operations that responded to the survey plan no new digital gear-buying this year. Digital audio recorders topped the list for those radio station newsrooms that do find themselves with a buying budget, with smartphones and tablets coming in far down that list. To see the numbers and learn more check out RTDNA’s latest annual newsroom survey HERE.
Veteran Talk radio host and news anchor Hilarie Barsky, with a career resume that includes stints with ABC News, WABC/New York, KLIF/Dallas, New Jersey 101.5, and WWDB and WPHT/Philadelphia, has debuted a new daily podcast. The Hilarie Barsky Show is available on numerous digital platforms including iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud. She’ll also be guest-hosting on WOR/New York and other stations around the country this summer … Cumulus Media has tapped 36-year Kansas City radio broadcast veteran Herndon Hasty as Vice President/Sales for its eight-station cluster in Kansas City, MO, including TalkRadio 710 KCMO. Hasty was most recently VP/Co-Market Manager for Entercom’s crosstown cluster, following 11 years with CBS Radio/KC, where he served as SVP/Market Manager.
San Diego-based Radioactive Broadcasting will offer a full slate of special programming for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, via the digital radio platform’s Military Appreciation Channel (MAC). Get a look at the full line-up of programming set to pay tribute to America’s military men and women HERE … WNIR/Akron, OH adds Envision Network’s syndicated John and Leah Show to the Media-Com News/Talker’s weekend lineup. Hosted by John Ziegler and Leah Brandon, the weekly program will air Sunday nights at 10pm (ET) … Life As You Own It, syndicated by Talk Shows USA, adds new affiliates KFPW/Ft. Smith, AR, WATT/Cadillac, MI, WNJE/Trenton, NJ, WJZM/Clarksville, TN and WRNR/Martinsburg, WV … Syndicated CBS Sports Radio personality Jim Rome recently broadcast his program live from Alpha Media/Portland, OR Sports/Talker KXTG (The Game). Pictured above are (l-r): Alpha/Portland SVP/GM Milt McConnell, Promotions director Derek House, Rome and Mike Ragz, KXTG Program Director.
Monday’s Memorial Day holiday (5/25) is also the 50th anniversary of the second meeting between then newly re-named Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) and the fighter he’d previously de-throned as the heavyweight champ, Sonny Liston. Westwood One News will mark the occasion with a re-airing of Westwood One/Mutual Radio’s original broadcast of the fight on Monday’s edition of the syndicated Jim Bohannon Show. Reports and excerpts will also air on America in the Morning and in Westwood One newscasts … ESPN Audio has debuted The Golf Podcast, a new bi-weekly offering with ESPN.com golf writers Michael Collins and Jason Sobel discussing the action on the course and everything surrounding the game and the athletes.
Jack and Suzy Welch recently visited the studios of SiriusXM, appearing on Knowledge@Wharton on the satcaster’s Business Radio channel. The former CEO of General Electric and his wife — a Harvard Business School graduate, business journalist and author — chatted up their co-authored book, The Real-Life MBA: Your No BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career.