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August 2, 2018

Detroit Radio Personalities Jump into Live Streaming Video

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Since its launch in April 2018, local live streaming network, New Radio Media, has built a stellar lineup of morning shows featuring popular personalities from Detroit’s terrestrial radio scene. The switch to a live video format gives these veterans of Detroit radio a chance to meet their fans “face to face” every day. The audience has the option of watching or just listening, live or on-demand – with access from any device using the NRMStreamz app.

Weekdays from 8 am – 1 pm, you’ll find an array of local-interest programming – politics, news, pop culture, humor and more.

At Home with the McAllisters

The morning lineup starts at 8 am in the basement studio of At Home with the McAllisters. From their home base, Bill and his wife, Danielle, talk about local news, celebrities, pop news, trends, trivia, and just about anything – and anyone – that piques their interest.  It’s a fast-paced and funny two-hour morning show that will energize your day.

Hosts:

Bill McAllister has been making Detroiters laugh for nearly twenty years as a radio broadcaster and local media fixture. Detroit area listeners will remember him from top ranking morning drive radio shows, “The Jay and Bill Show” and the “Stoney and Bill Show” on 97.1 The Ticket. After hosting his own morning radio show for the past decade, Bill made the transition to live streaming video – the next wave in broadcasting. Bill knows the area better than any local media personality, and he’s excited about the hyper-local focus of New Radio Media’s programming.

Bill’s co-host is his wife, Danielle Carlomusto. Danielle has been making music and entertaining Detroiters for nearly 15 years, with stints at WNIC, The Beat, and WYCD.

Pop That Culture

At 10 am, Pop That Culture brings you the latest pop news – from celebrity news to trending trivia. Everything from TV and movies to food, local life, and nerdy stuff. It’s a fun, fast hour where long-time friends Sara and Joe do a daily download of what’s on their radar.

Hosts:

Sara Fouracre  previously brought her own special twist on news, celebrity gossip, and daily life to popular shows like “Mojo in the Morning” on Channel 955 and “Stoney and Bill” on 97.1 The Ticket.

Joe Santos landed a radio gig at WHYT-FM in Detroit while attending college. After college, he spent time at WRIF-FM, WXDG-FM, and four years in New York with MTV Networks with a stop at WLVQ-FM in Columbus before returning to Detroit where he was on the air at WDRQ-FM. Joe later became Creative Services Director at WKRK-FM, then an on-air personality on WDVD-FM with the popular AM drive show, “The Blaine Fowler Morning Show.”

The Craig Fahle Show

At 11 am, the two-hour Craig Fahle Show begins. This daily talk show focuses on current events in Metro Detroit and the state of Michigan. From local happenings to global news…if it impacts or interests the Metro Detroit community, you’ll hear about it on the Craig Fahle Show. Craig’s guests include journalists, experts, politicians, business leaders, and others making a difference in the shared community. The show offers fact-based, honest and open discussion and debate about complex issues – with an emphasis on respectful presentations of opposing views. The show sheds light on difficult subjects in a way that is informative, entertaining, and interactive. Callers and social media interaction fuel the discussion. On a lighter note, the  “Friday Follies” are a humorous look at both the big stories and some of the more offbeat happenings of the week.

Host:

Craig Fahle is well known and respected in the Metro Detroit radio market, having spent more than twenty years as a public radio journalist. He won numerous awards for both his reporting and his daily public affairs program, “The Craig Fahle Show”, which aired for seven years on WDET. Over the course of his talk show, Craig conducted more than ten thousand interviews.

Craig Fahle spent the past four years as Director of Public Affairs for the Detroit Land Bank Authority. Prior to joining the DLBA, he worked at NPR affiliate WDET-FM in Detroit, NPR affiliate WFAE in Charlotte, NC, and at the Michigan Public Radio network in Lansing, Michigan. In his time at WDET, he was a reporter, news anchor, editor, talk show host, and finally General Manager for programming. He was assistant news director at WFAE, and was the State Capitol correspondent for the statewide Michigan Public Radio network.

The Transition…

These former radio show hosts are opening new doors for the Detroit radio audience on this live streaming platform.  The option to view morning talk shows as video brings added excitement and gives the hosts a chance to bring physical comedy and a personal connection to the mix.  The NRMStreamz app makes shows available from any device, and on-demand archives let fans catch up whenever they like.  All in all, there’s a lot to like about radio hosts jumping into live streaming video!

Good News for Small Business
May 2, 2018

Good News for National Small Business Week

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It’s National Small Business Week!

From April 29th to May 5th, 2018, the Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners from all across the 50 states and U.S. territories.  Statistics gathered by the SBA show the importance of the 29.6 Million small business in our economy.  Here’s just a sample:

SBA Small Business Statistics

In Metro Detroit, there’s a new resource for small business owners!

New Radio Media is not just a Michigan small business; the network offers a variety of options to help small businesses thrive. Launched in 2018, this platform provides local business owners with the tools for success in today’s digital marketplace.

First, you’ll find business radio programming that’s easily accessible. You’ll find advice, insight and ideas on the New Radio Media Business Channel – live streaming shows with a classic radio format and audience interaction.  With video, the choice is yours – listen like it’s radio, watch like it’s TV. You can watch/listen to the live shows on any device, or access on-demand shows whenever you like. The NRMStreamz app lets you listen or watch, wherever your busy life takes you. A growing number of the shows are also available on ITunes.

Second, businesses, organizations, influencers and media personalities can create their own professionally produced video show on the New Radio Media Network for a fraction of what air time on Detroit radio would cost. Your show can be live or pre-recorded (with on-demand archives included) and accessible on any device. Video content is the key to accessing today’s consumer and building your brand.

Finally, this Metro Detroit based streaming network offers affordable advertising for local businesses – or businesses trying to access our local Detroit area market. New Radio Media can air your existing video ad spots, or help you create ads or script and produce custom ads for you. There’s a plan to fit every budget. The best part is that your ads don’t have just a limited run. With archived on-demand shows, your ad has unlimited potential! You’ll be reaching your target market for months – even years – as consumers access on-demand content.

To learn more about New Radio Media, visit www.newradiomedia.com.

Live Streaming - New Radio Media
May 8, 2018

No Radio – New Radio

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As the market for traditional media like television, newspapers, and radio continues to shrink, a vast amount of talent is searching for a new creative outlet – and a foothold in the exploding digital media market. Following this wave, advertisers are looking to expand their influence in the digital space. In the competition for audience time and attention, where do you want to be?

Old Radio

According to newly released data from Edison Research:

50% of people aged 18 – 34 said there is no radio in their home.

29% of all ages surveyed have no radio in their home.

Generation Z, projected to account for 40% of all consumers in the U.S. by 2020, shows little interest in traditional media, including radio, having grown up in an on-demand digital environment.

New Radio

Smartphone TrafficFor an advertiser, influencer, or media personality, a digital platform is the key to meeting your audience where they live – in the digital space! It’s not just digital natives like Millennials and Gen-Z – it’s baby boomers, busy moms, and everyone with a digital device.

On average, users check their smartphones 85 times a day, according to a study in the Harvard Business Review.

Today’s consumers want portable content and on-demand access. They’re attracted to unique content they can’t find anywhere else. They want to know what’s happening where they live and work, as well as national and global news.

 

 

New Radio MediaVideo On Demand Traffic is a digital platform that connects with this growing audience for video content. Unlike Detroit radio, local television and print outlets, this network was built to communicate with consumers in the digital space. It’s not a retro-fit of traditional media, it’s NEW media. It’s LIVE streaming shows with a classic radio format. It’s hyper-local programming with global reach. It’s on-demand programming that’s available 24/7. It’s available on any device – and accessible with the NRMStreamz app.

New Radio Media is Business Radio, Arts and Entertainment Radio, Community Radio, Lifestyles Radio, and even Geektainment Radio – with more channels to come. And it’s not radio, it’s VIDEO!

Learn more on the New Radio Media website or call 248-939-9999

Media Interview
March 7, 2018

The Joys of Interviewing

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Something that most people don’t realize is that when you are having a conversation with someone, you are essentially interviewing them. That’s why when you interview someone, you should be having a conversation. We’ve all heard or watched interviews where the host is going through a list of questions. It’s boring.

Every interviewer has their own style. Personally, if I can get a 30-minute interview out of a two-hour conversation, that’s a success. My approach to interviewing a guest is to make them feel comfortable – maybe even talk about things that aren’t directly related to what they’re doing. I slowly work my questions in. Not in a direct way. I want them to walk away wondering if they had just been interviewed, or if they just hung out for two hours talking to a friend. To me, that is what makes Motor City Juke Joint  on New Radio Media so unique and personal. It’s people talking about music.

I’ve done well over 100 interviews. Some of them were live on air. Some of them were recorded. A few of those will never see the light of day. There’s one in particular that stands out. I won’t name the person that I interviewed, because he is rather well known. The interview was conducted via phone. He was on tour and didn’t have time to stop by the studio. Anyone that has met me, or listened to my show, knows that I’m a talker. This person… was not. He responded with mostly one or two word answers. Sometimes with a sentence. It wasn’t until I brought up his other career as a college professor that the interview changed direction. Instead of talking about music, we started talking about math and how it was relaxing to him. He told me that when he gets off stage he immediately starts working on math equations. That’s how he unwinds after a performance.

Whether you’re a musician, actor, or even a broadcaster – everyone needs to decompress. Some drink and socialize. Others prefer quiet.  Some like to exercise their minds. We all have our own way.

About the Author:

Ben Rose - Host of Motor City Juke Joint on New Radio Media

 

Ben Rose
Host of Motor City Juke Joint on New Radio Media.
Watch it LIVE every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm EST!
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So You Want to Be a Promter
March 22, 2018

So You Want to be a Promoter – part 1

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Let me start off by asking, “What the hell is wrong with you?”

All kidding aside, that’s really a question that you should ask yourself. I’ve been a promoter for close to 13 years now. Initially, I thought that it was going to be easy. I thought that it wouldn’t really cost anything – that I was going to do it for the music. In reality, it was hard, and expensive.

Most people don’t realize that promoting bands is an actual business. Any promoter that tells you that they don’t pay themselves at least something is a lying liar face telling lies out of their lie hole. Most people don’t realize that there is overhead. You have to pay for the flyers, posters, and now Facebook ads. Let’s not forget the most important thing, the bands. We’ll get to that part in a minute. Basically, it costs money. Money that will come out of your pocket if you’re not smart. I always paid myself on average of 15% of the door. That way my costs are covered.

The most important thing when it comes to pay is the bands. The most common arrangement will be the door deal. This is really the route you want to take when you’re starting off, since you’ll mainly be booking local talent. Sure, it’s great to work out a door deal with everyone. That means that whatever money is collected at the door is divided up among the bands after the venue takes their cut.

Right now you’re probably wondering, “Why does the venue get a cut of the money?” Well, here’s the reason. The venue has to pay a sound engineer. The sound engineer runs the audio board and makes sure that the band sounds good. It’s a job that the average Joe off the street can do. It’s job that requires skill and training.

After you’ve been booking and promoting, you’ll probably start making a name for yourself. That’s when touring acts will start contacting you to book shows. Some of these bands will ask for a guarantee. This is where things can go wrong. First let me explain what a guarantee is. A guarantee is a set cost for a band to play. This is something that can be negotiated. You also have to make sure that you charge the appropriate amount for admission.

Coming up in the next, I’ll be talking about how to get people to come to your event.


About the Author:

Ben Rose - Host of Motor City Juke Joint on New Radio Media

 

Ben Rose
Host of Motor City Juke Joint on New Radio Media.
Watch it LIVE every Tuesday and Thursday at 7 pm EST!
Catch up on episodes you missed – all are available On Demand.

Get it on Google Play

Download on the App Store

 

Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media - Cross Training
March 8, 2018

Prescription for Your Health – Cross Training

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If you’re like one of the many Baby Boomers that I see in my practice who is plagued by constant aches and pains, then the prescription for what ails you might be a regimen of cross training.

The aches and pains of aging have been recorded since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. These days, Baby Boomers who grew up with a solid program of aerobic exercise are finding that all that work may have paid off in their cardiovascular and immune system health, but it took a toll on joints that should have been given a breath years ago. The result we see in clinical practice is a combination of arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis which one researcher chose to call “Boomeritis.”

When this happens it’s time to give up your beloved morning runs and concentrate instead on an exercise program that gives all of your body a chance to work and relax. So, instead of running, jogging, or playing basketball, you should consider swimming, biking, or walking. The mixing and matching of exercise routines is known as cross training, and it appears to be the wave of the future for Baby Boomers who want to combine living an active life that includes exercise to stay in shape.

Remember, joint pain is no excuse to go to the couch and settle on a diet of ice cream and potato chips. Rather, it should be a signal that it’s time to add variety as a spice of life to your daily exercise routine. There are numerous newer exercise modalities such as spinning, Peloton, rowing machines, ellipticals, and ski machines that will take the edge off your aching joints. Remember, when outside or on a treadmill each foot strike is three to four times your body weight!


Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

About the Author:

Dr. Jim Bragman
Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.

 

Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media - Leg Cramp
March 12, 2018

Prescription for Your Health – Leg Cramps

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Almost everyone has experienced the agony of leg cramps at night, but is there a way to prevent them? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be no, but it is possible to limit your risk of nocturnal leg cramps.

First, it is of paramount importance to make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, since dehydration can trigger cramps. During the day women should avoid high heels or completely flat shoes as this will put great strain on your calf muscles. You should instead wear comfortable shoes with low heels. If you are prone to nocturnal leg cramps then I strongly advise my patients to take a few minutes to massage and stretch your calf muscles before going to bed. In addition, you want to avoid tucking your sheets and blankets too tightly as this can actually put pressure on your feet especially if you sleep on your back causing you to point your feet thereby thereby triggering a cramp. Another trick to try is sleeping on your back or your stomach with your feet hanging off the end of the mattress.

One old time remedy that still works is an item you’ll find in the supermarket and that is tonic water. What is it about tonic water that has therapeutic value, you may ask? Well, the active ingredient in tonic water is Quinine which is a wonderful elixir for this problem. There are several medications that have been tried for leg cramps as these include the anti-hypertensive and anti-arrythmia drug Verapamil as well as Benzodiazapines (tranquilizers) such as Clonopin or Ativan. Finally, if you experience a night time leg cramp then immediately pull your toes toward your knee and rub the muscle. Pointing your toe will only make the cramp tighten and will greatly increase your pain.


Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

About the Author:

Dr. Jim Bragman
Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.

Prescription for your Health on New Radio Media - Eat Your Crust
April 3, 2018

Prescription for Your Health – Eat Your Crust

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When it comes to your good health –  don’t forget to eat the crust!

How many of us at one time or another decided to cut off the bread crust when making a sandwich? Well it turns out that when you toss out the crust you are actually throwing away the best part of the bread in terms of antioxidants. Antioxidants are helpful in fighting cancer and bolstering your immune system in general. The healthiest breads are either multigrain or nine grain whole wheat varieties. These breads contain fiber which helps your heart as well as protecting you from colonic polyps and colon cancer.

There is an antioxidant released in the baking process that develops as a result of a chemical reaction during cooking. Researchers have found that the crust of the bread contains as much of the antioxidant as the rest of the loaf. Now it’s still too early to know how much crust should be eaten, but tests with rats strongly indicate that the regular intake can stop the formation of precancerous polyps in the colon. It also helps in treating the Rheumatological and autoimmune diseases where the body engages in friendly fire against itself. Antioxidants keep the white blood cells known as lymphocytes from attacking your immune system. This includes diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Autoimmune Hepatitis, and Multiple Sclerosis.

In addition to crust, regular exercise and cutting down on alcohol consumption can also reduce your risk of heart disease and autoimmune disease, as well as your risk of colon cancer.


Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

About the Author:

Dr. Jim Bragman
Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.

Prescription for Your Health - Caring for Alzheimer's Patients
April 17, 2018

Prescription for Your Health – Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

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One of the most difficult and vexing problems that I see in my practice are the trials and tribulations of a family taking care of a loved one with Alzheimers.
  • Statistics state that, of the millions of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, 75% of their care is provided at home.
  • According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, during the past year 67 million Americans provide care to a family member, or friend.

If you’re a caregiver, you know about having to help with the activities of daily living including bathing, shopping, cooking, feeding and making arrangements for medical care. Behavioral issues are another major problem for the caretaker, as well as for the stricken person. In addition, caretakers need to cope with their own anxieties and fears.  Fortunately, there are books and organizations that can help you in this quest. One guide I recommend is from Dr. Peter Roger and Dr. Ann Morrison of John Hopkins Medical School who have written a guide called “Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Disease.” The other is “The 36 Hour Day,” which explains the tenets and underpinnings for the family caretaker.

These books explore such issues as:

  • When is it time to take away the car?
  • How do you modify the home for people with dementia (this includes avoiding obstacles and removing throw rugs)?
  • How to deal with troubling behaviors such as wandering and inappropriate outbursts, rage, and obstreperous behavior.
  • How do you handle a loved one with delusions and hallucinations?
  • What can you do when your loved one acts in an embarrassing way in public?
  • Should friends and neighbors be notified?

Finally, the ultimate decision is when is it time to place a loved one in a nursing home facility – and what options exist to cover the cost.

So, if you are a caretaker , remember you are not alone in your fears and frustrations. There are excellent resources available to help assuage your concerns.


Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

About the Author:

Dr. Jim Bragman
Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.