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Topic: Radio

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler May Tighten Media Ownership Rules

Expect strong opposition from TV broadcasters and newspapers

The FCC could be close to a long overdue review of media ownership rules come March, and there’s bad news for media owners: Early indications are that the new chairman…

Motel 6 Apparently Aired the Greatest Radio Ad of the 2014 Super Bowl

Take that, TV snobs

All this talk about the TV commercials on the Super Bowl, but who could forget about the radio commercials? Well, almost everyone. But not WestwoodOne, which aired the game on…

Paul Caine Leaves WestwoodOne

4 months after Cumulus Media acquisition

Paul Caine is leaving WestwoodOne as CEO, four months after the radio content syndicator company he joined in March was bought by Cumulus Media and changed its name from Dial…

MTV Founder Bob Pittman Is Our First Media Visionary

Clear Channel CEO's many incarnations make him a jack of all media

Bob Pittman had no intention of putting lipstick on a pig. The native Southerner and C-suite veteran, who was semi-retired a few years ago and overseeing private equity firm Pilot…

This Cincinnati Agency Doesn’t Shy Away From Traditional Work

Curiosity Advertising is expanding its digital disciplines

Specs Who Matt Fischer (l.), president and chief creative officer; Greg Livingston, partner and chief development officer What Full-service agency Where Cincinnati While agency startups typically showcase one or two digital specialties at their…

The Empire That Is Adam Carolla

Comic is quite the savvy businessman

Aspiring entertainers often pay the bills waiting tables or serving Starbucks. Adam Carolla used to punch the clock as a boxing trainer, carpet cleaner and rebuilder of earthquake-damaged homes. With…

Voice Actor Gives Himself a Shout-Out in Little Caesars Radio Ad

Tell 'em Alan Varner sent you

OK, Alan Varner, you probably think it's real cute that you broke through the "fourth wall" in this Little Caesars radio ad from Barton F. Graf 9000, inviting listeners who…

Dollar Shave Club Turns to Local Radio for Father's Day

'The guy I am pretty sure is my dad'

Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin is bringing his funnyman act—which spawned one of the more viral Web videos of recent lore (the clip included a shaving toddler, a bear…

Deutsch Produces Radio Ads for a Dollar to Promote Taco Bell's Dollar Cravings Menu

Bad robot voice is good fun

Taco Bell's Dollar Cravings Menu is a low-budget option, so naturally it needs low-budget advertising. Enter Deutsch/LA, which claims to have produced radio ads for a dollar promoting the menu.…

BBC's Experimental 'Perceptive Radio' Will Personalize Content

Uses light sensor, proximity sensor and mic to monitor noise

BBC has developed an experimental piece of hardware called Perceptive Radio that intelligently changes broadcasts based on the listener's location, weather, the level of background noise and other factors. The…

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