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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.

Detroit Radio Stack of Records
February 27, 2018

On the lookout…or is hear out?

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Music is something that has always been a part of my life. My earliest memories are of hearing the records that my parents would play. As I grew up, my tastes in music broadened. I was constantly on the lookout for new music – beyond the usual fare on Detroit radio. It became an addiction. I would go to local music shops and the big box stores looking to score my next fix. The local music shops are where I started to really find the good stuff.

There was one in particular that really set me on my path to where I am today; “Rock-a-Billies” (unfortunately closed for almost 10 years) sold new and used CDs. The name alone seemed like our meeting was meant to be. They changed locations over the years, each time increasing in size. I discovered countless local artists that I had never heard of, including Jill Jack. I had the pleasure of interviewing her on Motor City Juke Joint on the February 8th episode. Jill wasn’t the first local artist that I discovered in that store that I would go on to either book for a show or interview on air. She definitely won’t be the last.

Detroit is a hotbed for talent, and I want to expose the world to all that it has to offer. I will listen to anything once. If you’re in a band or a solo artist, send me your music. Whether it’s a link or a physical copy, just send it. I’ll listen to it and might even play it on air. You could even end up being a guest on Motor City Juke Joint. Don’t worry about asking if I’m looking for any particular style of music. I’m interested in all genres of music. Sure I listen to a lot of Americana, Rockabilly, Punk, Garage, Surf, Soul, Jazz, Bluegrass, etc., but I’ll give everything shot.

Send me an email
or mail to
Ben Rose
c/o New Radio Media
32000 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 275
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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

 

Detroit Radio struggles to keep its share of the media market
February 27, 2018

Can Detroit Radio Keep Up?

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Detroit radio’s struggle to hold onto its place in the current media environment is becoming more difficult as 2018 unfolds. The revenues for radio are decreasing as they are split between other mediums – with digital being the main beneficiary. In addition, factor in the way radio measures their ratings with the PPM (portable people meter) system and you have two of the principal reasons for their problems.

As the revenue picture for Detroit radio continues to head in the wrong direction, the corporate entities that own these stations continue to look for ways to cut costs. These cuts have ultimately affected the programming content, and the product, as they are eliminating established talent in favor of less expensive options.

Another major factor is the rise of an entire generation that has grown up with many portable, shareable, on-demand entertainment options. These digital natives have no loyalty to terrestrial radio – and radio is not part of their daily lives, as it has been with previous generations.

All these disruptions have created opportunities for other platforms to fill the void, left by the decline of Detroit Radio. Detroit has always been a top media market, with a very diversified population known for embracing innovation. New Radio Media is a digital streaming platform that offers a variety of programming options in the form of channels that appeal to specific interests with a hyper-local focus. It’s original streaming entertainment that’s available live and on-demand. The NRMSteamz app makes the content available from any device – shareable, unique content that’s accessible anytime and anywhere. Detroit has always been rich with talent in the arts and business innovation. New Radio Media is primed to showcase these assets and offer compelling informative and entertaining programming for audience of all ages. New Radio Media is poised to play a leading role in the ever-changing landscape of Detroit Media.

About the Author:

Buzz Van Houten, Executive Director
New Radio Media

Buzz Van Houten is a broadcast professional with over three decades of experience in Detroit Radio and major market broadcasting. A seasoned radio senior executive, his career spanned 19 years with ABC as a Local, National, and General Sales Manager, during the time major Detroit radio stations WRIF FM, WJR AM and WHYT FM were owned and operated by ABC. He was a General Manager at WLLZ FM for eight years, and also served as General Manager of ESPN radio during the transition from the original format to ESPN. Buzz has a wealth of experience, plus an understanding of current trends and opportunities – within the broadcasting industry and beyond.

Detroit Radio Skyline
February 20, 2018

Motor City Juke Joint is Detroit Radio

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From its conception, Motor City Juke Joint was about two things. It was about Detroit and music. I wanted a show that made the listener feel like they were part of a conversation between musicians talking about music and life. Two and half years later the show is still going strong.

The show moved to New Radio Media in July of 2017. Since then, I have done 56 episodes. Every single one of those episodes was a pleasure to make. The crew working behind the scenes is the finest group of people that I have ever worked with. Without them, I would not be able to produce top-notch content. The delivery method of the show has changed but the message is still the same. Motor City Juke Joint is Detroit Radio.

One might see the name New Radio Media and think that we’re just a radio station. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. It’s funny, I’m so used to radio that even I forget that at times. I also forget to look at the camera, but that’s a topic for another post. Anyway, New Radio Media is so much more than radio. I’m frequently being told that it’s “Original Streaming Entertainment.” Honestly, that is a much better description for what we’re doing. I’m excited about my future here at New Radio Media. This new form of Detroit radio is my new home, and everyone here is now family.

I’d like to end this with a quote from a guest in the third episode of Motor City Juke Joint on New Radio Media. In the quote he refers to himself, but I feel that it applies to all of us here at NRM.

“I like to think that what I do is a combination of positive thinking and magic.” – The Freshness

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