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.

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.

COVID-Era Convention: Las Vegas Can-Do

Like most conventions a year ago, CES2021 settled for virtual. But this year, it was game-on. And it worked.

Your consultant was there, vax’d, boosted, tested, masked, and lugging a jug-handle-size bottle of hand sanitizer.

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What Happened? And What NEXT?

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.

Music Royalties: Inevitable?

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