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Media Insultant

Jackson Weaver

Keith Samuels and Jackson Weaver, two media executives opine on all things media - radio, TV, cable, print, and digital. Both have long careers in radio, TV, digital and print and are not short on opinions in this tumultuous time. All opinions are theirs but happy to hear yours too! Video version available on YouTube. New episodes each Tuesday

Recent Episodes

Media Insultant - Thurs Ed. 9.23.21 The Taj Mahals of broadcasting are disappearing. Self serving promotion can be deadly. And a sad challenge for anyone recruiting sales people in the media space.September 23, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tuesday Edition 9.21.21 The NAB cancels convention with less than 30 days notice. YIKES! Gray's WLUC TV in the Upper Peninsula fires veteran weatherman for not getting vaccinated. And an old school radio spot traffic story.September 21, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thur Ed 9.16.21 Jackson doesn't get Turntable, but Keith does! Tegna is on an OTT Quest with new app and subchannel. Personnel changes too. September 16, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tue Ed 9.14.21 So more is better? That's the NAB's position. This is our first anniversary. Alexa is sounding just like a radio station! What's Amazon up to..?September 13, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thur Ed 9.9.21 Retire to a small market radio station? Let us know. IBA launches a very cool $2,000 per day contest and G Networks tries a re-brand at the same time they end up in court.September 09, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tue Ed 9.7.21 Jackson goes on a tirade about the lack of leadership in broadcasting over the vaccines for Covid. And the big boys put the squash on Locast.September 06, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - SPECIAL EDITION - 9.2.21 Media recruiting specialist Lucy Rice on meeting the challenge of finding and retaining a successful sales team. September 02, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - SPECIAL EDITION - Tuesday 8.31.21. Ron Stone of Independent Broadcasters Association has some new tools for meeting the challenges of today's media landscape. Listen as he tells us how IBA is helping many broadcasters in this interview.August 31, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thur Ed 8.26.21 Unbelievable! What we heard on iHeart radio station this week! NexGen TV tries again. No go! And How hard is it to recruit a new sales rep. A Seattle station finds out.August 26, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tue Ed. 8.24.21 QR codes on TV? Really? Radio rating flaw exposed again. How come there's no hit music on podcasts. August 24, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thurs Ed. 8.19.21 Was the Olympic NBC coverage really profitable? Dish and Sinclair continue their pissing match and Keith has news on personnel changes in radio. August 19, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tuesday Special Edition 8.17.21 We break format to spend some time with well respected media director Melissa Durfee-Davis of GreenRubino in Seattle. August 17, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 8.12.21 Thurs Edition Ignore 2019. Everyone is WAY up. Or are they? Nielsen has entered the jewelry business. And we are bummed that Media Insultant is NOT in the top 20 podcast ranking! We were surprized too! August 12, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant -Tuesday Edition 8.10.21 We comment on Radio Ink's Top 40, Disney's hard ball for data tactics and proof the FCC's radio revitalization isn't working! August 10, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thur Ed 8.5.21 Radio betting on sports betting, iHeart tunes in and lots of personnel changes. August 05, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tuesday Edition 8.3.21 We recommend a great new podcasting app. iHeart introduces what we think is the dumbest skill ever! The Olympic ratings in freefall...August 03, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.29.21 Thurs Ed. How low can CW go? Sad demise of a legendary AM signal. Another SPAC? July 29, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.27.21 CBS blows up TV management in their top THREE markets! Guess who's back in the news. And...is Cox kidding? A deal with Amazon!?July 27, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.22.21 Thursday Edition. CBS/Viacom in play? Lots of personnel changes in broadcasting and faint praise for Audacy. July 22, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Tue Ed 7.20.21 Ok...we were wrong! Volleyball on TV should be killer. Why isn't it? And...a salute to a real creative genius. July 20, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.15.21 Thur Ed. Suddenly broadcast TV thinks it's 1990! Personnel changes make your head swim. And is Sinclair thinking straight?July 15, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 2.13.21 Will the confusion at Audacy ever end? How is weather change creating new video formats? Ed Stoltz won't go away...amazing! July 13, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.8.21 - Thursday Edition. What's an 'asshat' in media? Wanna listen to Madonna's playlist? Audacy can help! Newspaper subscriptions are helping...but probably not enough. July 08, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - 7.6.21 Tuesday Edition. Keith talks about Connie Chung's parking slot. And the non-com studio extravaganza continues. July 06, 2021 Episode artwork Media Insultant - Thurs Ed. 7.1.21 Keith & Jackson delve into the sports betting format that Audicy has developed. Hubbard with another interesting hire and is Adams out of the radio business again?July 01, 2021 Episode artwork