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Radio Business Report began in 1983 and continues to publish today as Radio and Television Business Report.
Affiliated publications are Smart Media, Manager's Business Report, Radio AdBiz
We appreciate the assistance of the Radio Ink and RBR staff in making this retrospective page possible!
RBR Source Guides
Source Guide 1994 #2
Source Guide 1996 #4
 
Source Guide 1997 #5 
History of RBR

Radio Business Report (RBR) was founded in 1983 by Jim Carnegie and his wife Cathy, who both have since passed away. 36 years later, now under Editor-in-Chief Adam Jacobson, it has stayed true to its heritage position as an authoritative, independent trade publication focusing on the business of radio (and now television as well).  It was the industry’s bible after the 1996 Telecom Act was passed by the FCC, analyzing the flurry of station trading and the resulting consolidation. RBR always “followed the money,” focusing on the FCC, media agencies, owners, CEOs, brokers and attorneys as top main sources of information.

Many top radio personalities were interviewed over the years -- including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Mark Levin, Bill O’Reilly, Dick Clark, Don Imus, Michael Savage, Dennis Miller, Alan Colmes, Casey Kasem, Michael Reagan, Newt Gingrich, Shepard Smith, Neil Cavuto, Billy Bush, Erich “Mancow” Muller, Donny Osmond, Tom Joyner, Joe Scarborough, Laura Ingraham, G. Gordon Liddy, Rick Dees, Mike Huckabee, Michael Smerconish, John Gibson, Don & Mike, Andrew Napolitano, Tony Snow and more.

RBR was sold to Streamline Publishing Inc. in 2013. Some of the folks who have passed through its halls over the years included Editors-in Chief Katy Bachman, Jack Messmer and Dave Seyler; along with Managing Director/Senior Editor Carl Marcucci, GM Ken Lee, and editors JT Anderton, Tony Sanders, Frank Saxe, Leslie Stimson, Tiffany Stevens and Karen Maxcy. Carl Marcucci and April McLynn remain with RBR/Radio Ink/Streamline Publishing today.

With thanks to Carl Marcucci.
 
 
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