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Shop Talk – May 7
10:19 am
Tue May 7, 2013

The Future of Commercial Radio News

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a column by RTDNA Chairman Vincent Duffy, who said he is worried about the future of commercial radio news for three reasons:

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Shop Talk – March 5
6:06 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Media Jobs = Low Pay

The Shop Talk panelists discuss a recent item on the Forbes website that lists reporters and announcers among the 13 surprisingly low-paid jobs.

The magazine used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It found the mean annual income for reporters and correspondents is $43,640. The bottom 10% make $20,000.

The mean annual income for radio and television announcers is $40,510. The bottom 10% make $17,150.

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Shop Talk - August 21
2:55 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Finding a Niche for Local Radio Stations

The panelists talk about the trend toward hyperlocal coverage for small radio stations.

An article in the Naperville Sun highlighted several stations in the Fox River Valley that have succeeded by focusing on their own specific community rather than trying to attract the larger audience that's possible in the Chicago area.  Station personnel feel they know their listeners -- and their listeners know them.

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