Talk Radio 101: Listen.
Talk radio isn’t just different than music radio. It’s better. Talk radio is never on in the background. And streaming has music radio on its heels, because The Sentence Never Spoken is “Alexa, please play six commercials.”

Yet talkers should avoid taking false comfort that we’re less vulnerable to digital competitors, because people are using social media to talk to each other without us. So joining the conversation there is now table stakes. But defending the towers remains Job One.

Are music royalties inevitable?
Video: Battle lines are drawn over performance payments FMs fear. And for Talk stations, how’s Life-after-Limbaugh?

To reach Mom, use smartphones, Alexa, Facebook, TikTok.
2022’s update on the annual Edison Research study defines “Mom” as having a child 18 or younger at home. Average age 41. And her media habits are changed since – and by – the pandemic.
Click here >>> to download the report and view the presentation video.
Click here >>> for my short-version notes.

Is Talk radio boring-listeners-away to podcasts?”
Parler aims to let users speak more-freely than other social media platforms; inviting content variety. I asked CEO George Farmer if Talk radio’s angry day-in-day-out political rant is contributing to the popularity of podcasts.

Are We The People now “the Mainstream Media?”
And the Oscar goes to…you!

WABCHear 9 Tips For YOUR Academy Awards Acceptance Speech,” on WABC’s Saturday Night Cafe with Laura Smith

Management 101: Is it “urgent?”
Or merely “important?”

Unless you sort accordingly, you’ll never accomplish your daily To-Do list.

President Eisenhower reckoned:
“The most urgent decisions are rarely the most important ones.”

Great formula for story-tellers…
…from one of the greats, Bob Dotson/NBC News.

After 3 years the NAB Show had some catching-up to do, and did. ICYMI, here are my day-by-day reports for Talkers magazine:


Talkers Magazine publisher Michael Harrison and I count-down the 10-most-talked-about topics of 2021, and squint into 2022. And we remember those we can never forget.