RIFF FEST 2020 Coming to DTE!

101.1 WRIF presents the hardest rockin’ party in Southeast Michigan, RIFF FEST 2020, featuring main stage performances by Rob Zombie, Halestorm, Beartooth and The Blue Stones. RIFF FEST 2020 will also feature performances by Escape the Fate, Joyous Wolf, The Black Moods and South of Eden on the second festival stage located in the DTE […]


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Bob McCurdy

More W’s for Radio!

In spite of the tremendous growth of the IoT (Internet of Things) and digital media’s data tsunami as a result of programmatic and the ever-increasing sophistication of algorithms, we remain largely emotional, relationship hungry, and companionship focused beings who are considerably more Kirk-like than Spock-like. This is one of the major reasons why AM/FM radio […]

Erin V

WCSX Hosts “Women Who Rock” Triple Shot Weekend

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.  announces in celebration of the official kickoff of “Women’s History Month”, Big Jim’s House will host a special “Women Who Rock” triple shot weekend. Beginning on Friday, March 8th through Sunday, March 10th, the station will feature a triple shot of music every hour from the women who shaped rock and roll […]

Detroit Renegades

WRIF and The Detroit Renegades Team for Fortnite Event

101 WRIF teamed up with The Detroit Renegades to host the first ever Detroit Renegades ESPORTS Live! on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of families attended the free event, which featured The Detroit Renegades Fortnite Team conducting live gameplay.  There were also workshops on gaming “like a pro,” a question […]

Gello and Joanna

Gello for Breakfast! 105.1 the Bounce Has a New Morning Show

Beasley Media Group Detroit is proud to announce that The Gello Show, featuring Gello and Joanna, is the new morning show on 105.1 the Bounce.  Gello and Joanna previously were the top-rated afternoon duo on the Bounce, and drew massive listeners with compelling personal anecdotes, and features like their Acts of Kindness and the Dirt Bag […]

Same Page

McCurdy: We All Must Get On The Same Analytics Page

(By Bob McCurdy) Several weeks ago I wrote a blog about a chance meeting I had with an agency CEO in an airport and our subsequent discussion regarding radio accountability and analytics. It can be found here. I had a follow-up meeting with this individual and his team along with my attribution provider, Analytic Owl, late last […]

Radio vs TV Advertising Contrasted

Recently, I touched upon the concept of annoying people by over-exposing them to the same commercials and the negative impact it can have on an ad campaign. I highlighted that TV, as is true of every medium, has its heavy and light viewers and how the heaviest TV viewers (about 20% of viewers) account for […]

Radio shopper

Radio Drives Store Traffic

In studies conducted by the Radio Advertising Bureau and released in Fall, 2018, radio has the ability to dramatically increase store traffic.  Researchers studied the impact of 1.5 million radio commercials across ten brands and determined radio drove an average increase of 22% store traffic lift for retailers. This increase  is highly influenced by accurate audience targeting […]