Archive for May 2016

Want a Different Punchline? Wrecked ‘em? I Nearly Killed ‘em!

What would you be doing today if you’d been the one who’d paid 2.5 million dollars in 2013 for “mini-fleet” of two New York City taxi medallions? Three years later, a 2-medallion “mini-fleet” is listed on nycitycab.com for 1.2 million dollars. Uber and its imitators have put the hurt on the taxi business in NYC.…

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Music Research: What is it Good for?

If you filled in “Huh! Yeah!” you’re remembering a single from 1970 or a Seinfeld episode from 1994. But the response in this case is not, “Absolutely nothing!” While there are lots of tools available to programmers today to help them gain insight into which new songs are going to be hits in the near…

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Morning Radio and Millennials

We know that radio’s been losing ground in morning at-home usage for years. Many of us remember our moms having a radio on in the kitchen when we were getting ready for school. But, what if you’re a member of the more recent generation – the generation where the kitchen radio has been replaced by…

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Radio: Vibrant Brands or Music Appliance?

As PD’s and managers at radio stations we talk about how listeners connect with our stations. We strive to create programming that engenders long listening occasions. We worry about minimizing tuneout. In the study of over 2000 Millennials, ages 14-29, that NuVoodoo unveiled last month we asked these 14-29’s whether they rarely change stations or…

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Millennials & Music Discovery

In the radio business we talk regularly about how people use music radio to discover new music and new artists. Some major market PD’s are invited to talk to developing artists or sit in on recording sessions. It’s the dance between records and radio that’s been going on for over a half century. As teens…

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