Pro sports…college sports…high school sports…mainstream sports…or Olympic sports…Greg Rakestraw has announced them all on TV, the internet, and of course radio!
Now as 1070/107.5 THE FAN’s Program Director, he is responsible for the sound of Indy’s most localized station! With a broader appeal than a typical sports station stereotype, Rake says “we serve all comers here on THE FAN.”
Listen to his thoughts on how audience intimacy makes radio special, why sports-radio listeners are valuable for business to advertise to, and how social media compliments radio while broadening audience interaction.
Local, Over The Air Radio Remains Free – And Valued By The 70% Of Americans Driving Alone In Their Car The recent announcement by General Motors to equip 2015 models with WiFi capabilities is the latest tech advancement that has some pessimists proclaiming the radio industry is in the fast lane to extinction. Slow down, […]
As the Air Gets a Little More Crisp, Cultural Festivals Take Their Turn to Shine. We get it, summer. Your weather is great and your festivals bring everyone outside. But that’s not the only festival season in Indy. Whether it’s partaking in the arts or celebrating international heritage, Indy’s fall festivals bring a sophisticated flair all […]
But Terrorist Attacks Ignited Change In Delivery By “The Friendly Voice Of Indiana” September 11, 2001 changed America. It also changed WIBC. More on that in a bit. AM 1070 delivered one of its iconic, proud performances – right up there with its broadcasts of the Kiritis Hostage Crisis and State Fair Tragedy. The […]
True For Sports, Mobile Personal Electronic Devices And Media Content Generation. According to Sports Illustrated, in 60 years everything has changed regarding sports in America; and yet nothing much has changed at all. The same certainly could be said about radio and media content delivery overall. Actually, SI special contributor Steve Rushin DID in fact […]
Industry Heads Claim In Times Of Crisis, FM Enabled Smartphones Would Better Serve Public The following are excerpts from a recent opinion piece co-authored by National Public Radio President Paul Haaga and American Public Media CEO Jon McTaggart. Disasters strike every year in every corner of America… Today, more than 90 percent of Americans own […]
1070 Part Of Fair Fun Times, Traditions And Epic Moments The storied Indiana State Fair is more than twice as old as AM1070. Yet the station/frequency has been there for better or worse during many of the current Fairgrounds legendary moments, had personalities be synonymous with the event and even contributed to one of the […]
Unlikely As Consumers/Users Value Free Content Will the internet kill off “regular” over-the-airwaves radio? I’ve been asked this question dozens and dozens of times in the last decade. My answer? Uh, no. And one big reason is radio doesn’t cost you (the listener) anything. Though broadcasters do continue to face challenges in adapting to an […]
No Ocean, No Matter!! There’s Plenty Of Water To Keep Hoosiers At Play Summer means outdoor fun for Indiana residents statewide, even when the temperature’s above a comfortable level. Some Hoosiers opt to beat the heat and get active the old-fashioned way – by heading to the nearest lake, stream, or river. Here’s a quick […]
AM1070 Educated Local Indy 500 Fans With “NASCAR 101” Lessons This summer marks the 20th anniversary of motor racing’s “good ol’ boys” coming to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was a culmination of over two years of preparation, decades of speculation and a big change for local fans as well as radio coverage of the […]