Lollapawoodstockeryy … wait, what? Oh BOTH Woodstock and Lollapalooza announced their lineups? Are there any bands left to perform anywhere else? We’ll run down those announcements.
A podcast is literally broadcasting live on social media when a guy with a gun wanders into the studio and attempts to rob them. It didn’t end well. For the robber!
A bunch and I mean a TON of industry moves to report on…
And from Radio Joe to Voiceover Pro… how to go six figures plus from your guest room. Our guest Drew Carpenter has done it and tells you how.
That and more in the RadioDaily… for March 21, 2019.
P R E S E N T I N G S P O N S O R S
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S E G M E N T O N E
Where were you 50 years ago, when the original Woodstock took place? I was minus 8 ½ years old myself… meaning, not born, but what’s old is new and guess what… the lineup has been released for the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and the massive concert this August. <audio> That’s Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang in a conversation with iheartMedia New York’s Q104-3 morning man, Jim Kerr… that “big task” Kerr referred to is filling the shoes of the original artists at the festival 50 years ago. And that task will fall upon the likes of The Killers, Miley Cyrus, The Lumineers, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Sturgill Simpson, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Cage the Elephant, Brandi Carlisle in addition to original Woodstock arists returning like Santana, Dead & Company, Robert Plant, David Crosby, John Fogerty and a handful of others. All told, more than EIGHTY total artists and bands will be performing at the festival, taking place August 16th thru 18th. You can see the full massive lineup, and get all the details, online at Woodstock dot com.
Not to be outdone, Lollapalooza also announced their 2018 lineup for August 1st thru 4th at Grant Park in Chicago. Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Kacey Musgraves and more are among more than 170 acts on eight different stages for the four day festival. The entire lineup, ticket info and more are online at Lollapalooza dot com.
From the “what the hell were you people thinking” file comes the story about a lawsuit filed by the National Music Publishers Association against exercise equipment giant Peleton. Somehow, Peleton thought it’d be ok to host streaming classes for their customers using more than 1,000 unlicensed songs from artists like Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, etc., and oh yeah, charge people to participate. How nobody at Peleton thought about clearing the music in advance is pretty remarkable.
Lastly, police in LA were called on Sunday when the live taping of the hip hop podcast called “No Jumper” hosted by Adam Grandmaison, was robbed at gunpoint while broadcasting live on social media. <audio> A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed the suspect was arrested for attempted robbery, but that the gun was a movie prop. People of course now are saying this was all a setup, but the podcast host told TMZ it was 100% serious and real.
Still to come… voiceover artist Drew Carpenter tells his story, of how he’s accomplished what many radio people dream about, a handful pursue and an even smaller handful succeed. I’m talking about making the transition from radio to VO, and even more unique in Drew’s case he didn’t set out to be the next HUGE station VO… he set out to fly under the radar and succeed without you really even knowing it. From average Radio Joe to Voiceover Hero … coming up in minutes… But first, we take a stroll across the radio and records landscape to see who’s moving where, who’s doing what, and who’s bragging about all of it. Industry Moves next in the Radio Daily.
S E G M E N T T W O
In tomorrow’s episode of the RadioDaily, Ryan Kramer lays out what’s been happening on the record side of the business this week and gives you a sneak preview of some things that should porbably make it onto your weekend mix tape… that’s tomorrow… But first…
Brian Thomas is out as PD at Cumulus Country KICKS 101-5 in Atlanta after a bit more than a year there and five years with the company overall. Prior to Atlanta he was at WLS in Chicago and VP of Classic Hits for Cumulus.
RAMP reported that Shay Lewis, aka Shay Shay has resigned from the midday show at Beasley’s Throwback hip hop & R&B 105-1 The Bounce in Detroit. She was originally brought in to do mornings in 2017 with Evan Rose, before he left last year. She then moved to middays at the station, but will now be taking on a role outside of radio, soon to be announced.
They say Gravy is good on everything… in this case, that’s Kevin “Gravy” Canup, officially, as he’s been named Ops Manager for SummitMedia Knoxville’s four stations and as day to day PD and afternoons at CHR Star 102 point 1. He takes over for OM/PD Rich Bailey who’d been at the station for 23 years.
Steve Jones is departing his post as VP/General Manager of ABC Radio to join Skyview Networks as President and COO effective April 9th. That comes after more than 30 years with Disney and ABC, and he’ll oversee Skyview’s expansion from distribution and sales to content creation as well.
Entercom Philly has promoted Angel Donato from overnights on AC B101 to more human hours, doing the night show on classic hits sister station WOGL. We reported last week that market vet Frank Lario is incoming for morning show as part of this lineup overhaul.
Laura Hostelley has been promoted at Triple Tiger Records to Director of Marketing. She’ll lead marketing efforts for the likes of artists Russell Dickerson and Scott McCreery, in addition to other projects as they come along. She’s been at the label since 2016.
Max Media country 97.3 The Eagle Virginia Beach has announced the addition of the new Eagle Mornings with Cash and Carly. That’s Cash Warren and Carly Quinn. They’re a blind date, of sorts, incoming from Amarillo TX and Youngstown OH respectively.
Rick Daniels segues from Boise Idaho, where he did afternoons for Cumulus Country Kissin 93-3 to Bowling Green KY. He announced he’s headed to Heritage Bropadcasting Country Goober 95 point 1… That’s WGGC-FM, by the way. Yes… it’s Goober 95.1. And it will now feature Big Rick in the morning!
Sad news to round out the segment… from Cumulus sports station 1700 The Champ in Des Moines, Iowa … afternoon host Gantry Wolfgang Miller was tragically killed on Tuesday when he stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 80 and was struck by a passing semi-truck when he stepped out of his vehicle. Our condoloences to his family, friends and co-workers. Miller was 44 years old.
F E A T U R E I N T R O
Nearly 20 years ago, a kid walks into a radio station to start an internship as a promotions assistant. He takes on every task he’s asked to do, and takes advantage of every opportunity to do more. As time goes on, he gets a shot at being on the air, first voicetracking an overnight throwaway shift, then bit by bit, he climbs the ladder to find some success as an air talent in a medium sized market. Many in his shoes would want to climb market ranks. But he’s got his eye on the VO prize instead, and slowly shifts his focus from being on the front line of a radio station, to being behind the scenes in the VO world. He’s not the world’s best known station VO artist, like a Chris Corley or Dave Foxx. But he’s quietly built a six figure voiceover business, mostly by trial and error and mostly via the internet. Maybe you know him, maybe you don’t… but he’s going to share how he’s done it with you in an exclusive multi-part series. His name is Drew Carpenter… and this is his story.
C R E D I T S / W R A P U P
Meantime … This full podcast has been a presentation of the Radio Daily, copyright 2019. The main title VO for this episode was Gary McClenaghan, and the main feature contributor was Drew Carpenter. You too can record those main titles and/or submit a feature for inclusion in an upcoming episode of the podcast. Find the details at TheRadioDaily.com. For Gary McClenaghan, for Drew Carpenter and for me, Chris Kelly… Thanks for listening, see you tomorrow for the FIRDAY episode of the RadioDaily.