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Jim Rose Remembers Radio Monday May 09, 2016

May 09, 2016 [Monday] Issue #1510

ALAN FREED RETURNS HOME How many times do we hear Rock and Roll is here to stay? The radio DJ who comes up with Rock and Roll is radio DJ Albert James [Alan] Freed, also known as Moondog. According towww.cleveland.com/ on Saturday, May 7, 2016 more than 51 years after his passing, Alan Freed’s ashes receive a final resting place plus a granite monument for his memory at 1 pm at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, OH which is also home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum at 1100 East 9th Street.

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THE END IS NEAR FOR IHEARTMEDIA The dreaded Telecommunications Act of 1996 changes radio in a major way. The downfall of some radio giants in 2016 is a direct result of that landmark decision. iHeartMedia America’s largest radio station owner with over 850 radio stations teeters on the brink of bankruptcy since 2010. Media Life Magazine’s Court Stroud reflects: …the breakup of iHeartMedia would be a good thing — good for radio, good for the employees and good for all the divisions.

CUMULUS TURNAROUND MAY TAKE YEARS Cumulus Media has 454 O&O radio stations in 90 US markets that includes eight of the top 10. During Thursday, ‎May ‎5, ‎2016 earnings call, Cumulus Media CEO Mary Berner warns: Our continued underperformance highlights the challenges that we are addressing, but fixable with time. In Houston, TX we stand alone with KRBE FM (104.1). We’ve got a great product but we lack the ability to package with other assets in the market. Our Cumulus turnaround will take years

RYNO BRINGS MAGIC TO AUSTIN, TX Ryan [Ryno] Kliesch who recently is morning host on Bonneville Country KYGO FM (98.5) Denver, CO until he exits late last year fills in the morning spot on Entercom AC KKMJ FM (Majic 95.5) Austin, TX. Ryno previously is on Country WSIX FM (97.9) and CHR WRVW FM (107.5 The River) in Nashville, TN. While on Country KYGO FM, Ryno wins the 2015 Colorado Association of Broadcasters Awards of Excellence for Best Morning Show and Best Personality (Ryno and Tracy Morning Show).

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is America’s first licensed educational radio station? The answer appears below.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

•HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Lee Abrams April 29th. Catfish Jim Prewitt May 8th. Henry LaRocca May 9th. Ron Stone, Jr. May 11, 2016. •JAMIE PATRICK longtime MD/morning co-host on Mapleton Communications Country KDRK FM (93.7 The Mountain) Spokane, WA moves on up to Assistant Operations Manager for Mapleton six-station cluster. •CREEPY PETE MCNAIR who is with Lotus Alternative KFMA FM (Rock 102.1) Tucson, AZ for over a decade moves up from nights to MD/midday in January 2013 exits.

ENTERTAINMENT AND NEWS MILESTONES

•1950 TOM PETERSSON bassist with Rock band Cheap Trick born on May 9th in Rockford, IL. •1965 ROGER MILLER’s single King Of The Road brings home a Gold record on May 19th. •1977 PATTY HEARST busts of the brig on May 9th. •1986 HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s Greatest Hits, Volume 2 certifies Gold on May 13th.•1990 PAULINE FREDERICK 1st female to moderate Presidential debate dies at 84 on May 9th. •2005 KENNY CHESNEY marries actress Renee Zellweger on May 9th in the Virgin Islands.

EMAILS YES WE HAVE EMAIL

JACK PARNELL [ex WHBQ-560 PD/DJ] (Memphis, TN) Subject: TRHoF. Here in TN, we’re working hard planning for the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies…new members, old members, in-between members. We’re expecting sold out crowds Saturday evening May 14. Jack Parnell-former WHBQ morning man/PD from way back in the 50s & 60s.

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IRA [Eye] LIPSON {former PD of AOR KZEW FM The Zoo 97.9} (Dallas TX) Subject: Donating your voice. I’ve just finished recording 3500 sentences for VocaliD to donate my voice for people who are unable to speak. The organization takes phonics from my lines and turns them into speech when the user types on their keyboard. Perhaps you have seen Stephen Hawking or the late Roger Ebert doing something similar in order to talk. VocaliD is collecting voices in different ages, dialects and languages around the world. It’s a great feeling to know that your voice can give voice to people in need. It’s a volunteer activity that is very satisfying. You don’t need a full recording setup, you can even participate with a headset mike. They use a Google Chrome browser for recording. It’s a great way for broadcasters and ex-broadcasters to share their voices. For more info check out www.VocaliD.co. It is co, not com. Ira “Eye” Lipson; Certified Media Hotshot; Dallas Texas USA (www.Lipsonworks.com)

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FRANK HALEY [KDAZ-730 newscaster – ex KLIF-1190, KILT-610, KTRH-950, KVIL FM & KOB-770] (Albuquerque, NM) Subject: Jim Rose Remembers Radio May 06, 2016 [Friday] Issue #1509. Jim. Did you stay high and dry during the flooding? Frank

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S RADIO? WHERE IS RADIO HEADED? We want to know what is on your mind. Let’s start a radio revolution. Give us your opinion about today’s radio or whatever is on your mind at Rosekkkj@earthlink.net.

LIZ PATRANELLA [Liz Houston – KTSA-550, KBAT-680] (Austin, TX) Subject: SA Radio Hall of Fame Nominations Closing Soon. Reminder: Nominations For S.A. Radio Hall Of Fame Close On The 15th. Each member of SoSARB can nominate up to 3 people for induction. Nominees must have worked in radio in San Antonio during their career. We are seeking nominees living or deceased from a variety of station formats and from all broadcast areas: Jocks – News –Production – Sales – Management – Traffic – Engineering – etc. Nominations will be accepted via email to Liz. Maximum of 3 nominations per person. Nominations close on May 15, 2016. Send Yours In Today! You can nominate up to three (3) people for 2016 Induction. send names and information to Liz at liz.patranella@gmail.com. Nominations close on May 15, 2016. Thanks! Liz

TRIVIA ANSWER: On April 28, 1922, WOI-640, Ames, IA becomes America’s first licensed educational radio station.

CHARLES GEORGE [KC5RAI – ex KCHU FM] (Dallas, TX) Subject: Other News. Tuesday, Jack Keller passed away at the age of 88. Probably some your readers had hamburgers at his place. I use to go with friends to the Kellers on Samuell. Charles George

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY (November 4, 1969 – p) Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.

Jim Rose and Suzie
Houston, Texas – Laus Deo

After Downloads: When Apple Turns Off The iTunes Store

Untitled-1After The Download: When Apple Turns Off The iTunes Store

When new formats race to the fore its easy to make the mistake of taking an eye off the legacy formats

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musica-streamingThis is risky because they usually still account for very large portions of existing revenue. Now that the marketplace has finally accepted that streaming does in fact cannibalize download sales (indeed 27% of subscribers say they have stopped buying downloads) the attention has, understandably, simply shifted to figuring out how quickly streaming revenue will grow. At a macro level this is fine, in fact it even works at a big label and publisher level. But it is far more challenging for smaller labels and publishers, and also for artists and songwriters. Each of these constituencies still depends heavily on download sales. Of course the big labels and publishers do too, but their repertoire portfolios are so large that they can take the macro view. For the rest though, because the average royalty income per album per streaming user is just $0.21, download sales remain crucial to cash flow. So, what happens when the download dies?

The demise of legacy formats normally follows this pattern:

  1. An accelerated initial decline as early adopters abandon the technology in favour of the shiny new thing
  2. A steadier, slower, long term decline as the mainstream migrates away, leaving only the laggards
  3. A sudden death when the sales channel no longer supports the product (think black and white TVs, cassette decks, VHS recorders etc.)

Tlifae-1he CD is clearly following this trend but phase 3 will be long in coming because it is so easy for Amazon to continue stocking product, especially super high end box sets etc. Meanwhile discount retailers, petrol stations, convenience stores etc. will continue to find space for super low end cheap catalogue CDs. For downloads though, there is likely to be a near-sudden halt within the next 5 years. Although Amazon has made solid inroads into the music download business, Apple remains by far the dominant player. Thus the music industry is in effect dependent on the strategic whims on one partner for one of its most important revenue streams.

Subscriptions Are Key To Apple’s Services Narrative

image552d2481f18cd2.20990005Apple has historically been in the music business for one reason, to help sell more devices. That’s why Steve Jobs was happy to accept a 65% label revenue share model that ensured it was nigh on impossible to run a digital music business as a profit making venture i.e. he wanted to lock the market into a commercial model that neutered the competitive marketplace. We’re still feeling the effects of that now, with that 65% benchmark being the reference point against which streaming rates have been set.

No new news there. But what is new, is that Apple is trying to pivot its business towards a services based model. Apple is building a Wall Street narrative around monetizing its existing user base. It needs that narrative because device sales are slowing. Until it gets another hit device that can grow another new-ish marketplace (VR anyone?) Apple needs to focus on driving extra revenue from its base of device users. This has much to do with why Apple chose to enter the streaming market now as did any other factor. While the download business generated solid headline revenue it did not have the benefit of being predictable, on going spend in the way that subscriptions are.

So music is now more important to Apple because it is the entry point for its services based business model. Eventually music will lose importance to video, and potentially games too if Apple can build a subscription business around that. But for now Apple will be looking to migrate as many of its iTunes customers as possible to subscriptions, whatever it might actually be saying to record labels!

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Turning Off The iTunes Store

qnext_share_musicAnd this is where the download collapse comes in. Last year downloads declined by 16% in nominal terms. This year they are tracking to decline by between 25% and 30%. If we trend that forwards there will only be a modest download business of around $600 million by 2019, down from a high of $3.9 billion in 2012. For Apple, if it continues to grow its subscription business at its current rate, hitting 20 million subscribers by end 2016 and around 28 by end 2017 etc, by 2020 its download business would be tracking to be 10 times smaller than streaming revenue but, crucially, streaming revenue would nearly have reached the 2012 iTunes Store download revenue peak. This is the point at which Apple would chose to turn off the iTunes Store. The narrative of services based music business would be complete.

Smaller labels, publishers, artists and songwriters all better have a Plan B in place before this transpires. The download was a fantastic transition product to give the music industry its first steps into the digital era. But as we transition from transactional models to consumption based ones, its role diminishes every passing year. It has served the market well, but the end is now in sight.

– MusicIndustryBlog

Today’s Inspiration Station With Rhonnie Scheuerman

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Rhonnie Scheuerman’s Inspiration Station For All In Need This Morning

What Happens In The Aftermath Will Your Anger Force You to Sin

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Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry do not give the devil a foothold

A marriage and family expert writes: ‘It’s not the arguments that should worry married couples; it’s what happens when the battles are over. Almost all husbands and wives experience conflict from time to time, which is not necessarily unhealthy for the relationship. A verbal spat that stays within reasonable limits can open the windows and give a couple a chance to vent their frustrations and release some steam.

The important question, however, is what happens after an argument is over? In healthy relationships, confrontation ends in forgiveness, in drawing closer together, in deeper respect and understanding, and sometimes in greater physical intimacy. But in unstable marriages, conflict is never entirely resolved. This is a very dangerous situation where the consequences of one battle begin to overlap with a prelude to the next. It’s a good idea for couples to take a closer look at what happens in the aftermath of confrontation. Are there things that you’ve said or done that have grieved your spouse? Do you need to ask forgiveness for attacking the self-worth of your spouse instead of focusing on the issues that divided you? Are there substantive matters that haven’t yet been resolved? If so, deal with them quickly before they can fester and erode the relationship from within.’ The apostle Paul understood this principle clearly. ‘…don’t sin by letting anger control you. Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.’ He wrote these words two millennia ago, but they’re still great marital advice today.

Prayer Heavenly Father,

Help me when having an argument to have it end well!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

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