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The NAB Podcast

The voice for America’s broadcasters goes behind the mic, covering the topics, issues and innovations that impact America’s broadcasters the most.

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Producing Podcasts at Local Television Stations

Patrick Paolini, vice president and general manager, WTTG FOX 5 Washington D.C., discusses why his station has delved into podcasting and what has led to their success. Learn what it took to launch the initiative, how it’s grown and how adding podcasts to their content portfolio benefits their audience, their newsroom and their bottom line.


26 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Making Your Morning Show Excel

Season finale! Renowned radio talent coach Steve Reynolds joins us from the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando to look back on his career, offer practical tips for program directors/air talent, detail social media taboos and discuss why communication is integral to the success and longevity of any radio show.


17 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Media Insights from Generation Z

Captured at the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas! Radio Show student scholars and Gen Z session speakers Amari Vann and Wilnir Louis, along with Heather Birks, executive director, Broadcast Education Association, discuss all things radio and describe how they navigate today’s crowded media landscape.


18 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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ATSC 3.0 – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Newly appointed chairman of the ATSC board of directors and NAB’s senior vice president of technology, Lynn Claudy discusses all things ATSC 3.0 including the current technical field tests and deployments, planned events for the 2019 NAB Show and the long term plans for bringing Next Generation TV to the public.


25 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Promoting Your Community Impact

NAB Senior Manager of Public Service Suzie Raven discusses the different ways NAB promotes broadcasters’ outstanding community service efforts to the public and policy makers. Learn more about opportunities to share important messages with your community, including the bi-annual Congressional PSA campaign.


9 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Creating Content and Brands that Super-serve Audiences

Captured at the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas! Tim Clarke, vice president of Content and Audience for Cox Media Group returns to the podcast to discuss audience engagement strategy, brand positioning and digital content integration in radio.


4 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Station Automation System Upgrades FAQ

Recorded on location at the 2018 Radio Show in Orlando! William "Dub" Irvin, vice president, Radio Automation, WideOrbit discusses the reasons for, intricacies of and financial benefits after making an upgrade to your radio station’s automation system.


12 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Inside Your NAB – A Look Ahead at 2019

Chris Ornelas, NAB’s chief operations and strategy officer, kicks off season four of the podcast by detailing all the advocacy, education and innovation NAB will champion throughout 2019.


28 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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OTT Opportunities for TV Broadcasters

Jack Perry, founder and CEO, Syncbak, joins us from the 2018 Small Market Television Exchange to discuss roll-out strategies, successful apps and monetization of over-the-top (OTT) content at television stations.


19 Nov 2018

Rank #9

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Meet the NAB Leadership Foundation

Meet the dedicated team working tirelessly to shape the future of broadcasting: the NAB Leadership Foundation staff. First, President Michelle Duke discusses the overall mission, guiding principles and primary goals of the Leadership Foundation. This is followed by a roundtable chat about the valuable programs and multiple initiatives produced by the Foundation with its staff, Tim Dotson, Paloma Johnson-Walker and Jessica Stevens.


15 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Spanning the Globe for Successful Podcast Strategies

Radio futurologist and Podnews.net editor James Cridland joins us from the 2019 NAB Show and offers an insightful tour of the global podcast marketplace. Learn how your international radio brethren deploy podcast business strategies, how content differs, which markets are largest and why adopting new production models may be beneficial.


3 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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Prioritizing Your Time to Crush Your Workload

Discover an innovative way to prioritize your time and become more efficient thanks to a program that’s been adopted by multiple successful businesses around the globe! This is The 12 Week Year! NAB’s Vice President of Education Anne Frenette talks with Brian Moran, author of the New York Times bestseller The 12 Week Year and Small Market Television Exchange premiere speaker.


29 Jul 2019

Rank #12

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NAB’s Auto Initiative Committee – Driving the In-Car Experience

NAB Radio Board Chair and President and CEO of Tri-State Communications Randy Gravley sits down with Jacobs Media president and NAB Auto Initiative Committee advisor Fred Jacobs to discuss the committee’s inception, goals and how it is deepening the long-standing relationship between radio and the automotive industry to drive the future of radio.


3 Dec 2018

Rank #13

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NAB State Leadership Conference and How you can Speak Up

NAB’s Sue Keenom and Michelle Lehman detail the importance of the upcoming State Leadership Conference and relay tangible tactics and tools for broadcasters to use when communicating with their elected officials, both in Washington, D.C. and in their hometowns.


10 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Mary Quass – Leader, Trailblazer, National Radio Award Recipient

Mary Quass, chairman and CEO, NRG Media and 2019 National Radio Award Recipient joins us just after receiving the award to reflect on her career, discuss radio’s vibrant future and describe how technology is reshaping the business. Plus, learn some fun facts about her home market, Cedar Rapids, Iowa!


28 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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NAB Podcast EXTRA - Check Out The Radio Show Podcast!

The 2019 Radio Show is almost here! Hear a snippet from The Radio Show Podcast as we all get ready for September 24-26 in Dallas. Visit radioshowweb.com to hear more great podcast content!


10 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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Hall of Famers Speak! Backstage at NAB Show’s Achievement in Broadcasting

NAB’s Vice President, Digital Marketing Gagan Nirula joins the podcast to discuss and present his conversations with 2019 NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees Cathy Hughes of Urban One and the entire on-air cast of FOX NFL Sunday. Plus, Digital Leadership Award recipient Wendy McMahon from ABC Owned Television Stations Group talks with Gagan as well.


17 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Exploring Developing Technologies and Amazon’s HQ

NAB and PILOT’s Brian Savoie recaps the recent NAB Futures conference, complete with details on a trip to Amazon’s headquarters, and looks forward to the Digital Futures Exchange at NAB Show. Hear insights for broadcasters on the emerging tech advancements in online gaming, 5G, the future of transportation and the smart speaker ecosystem.


11 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Marconi Royalty on Mic

Captured at the 2019 Radio Show in Dallas! Nationally syndicated and NAB Marconi Award winning on-air talents Delilah, Rickey Smiley, Tom Griswold and Kristi Lee sit down together to discuss entertaining millions of listeners daily, their beginnings in radio and to share a few laughs with host Josh Miely and special co-host BJ Corriveau.


7 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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Creating NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Awards with Marcellus Alexander

Immediate Past NAB Leadership Foundation President Marcellus Alexander discusses the success of the most recent Celebration of Service to America Awards and reflects on the 16 previous galas he’s produced. Learn why the Leadership Foundation produces the event, what takes place behind the scenes, how new awards are established and what’s next for the Foundation.


1 Jul 2019

Rank #20