Jim Carnegie, RBR-TVBR Founder/Publisher: The Next Chapter…


Jim CarnegieThe Next Chapter…

Over the last few years, I have given a lot of thought to what lies ahead for not only Radio and Television Business Report but for me personally.

For the last 30 years, every waking moment of my life has been about RBR-TVBR publications, services, the people and community it serves.

With my wife Cathy’s passing last year it has become clear that it’s time to do something else with my life.

With that in mind, I have spent the last year seeking out the right partner to take over the daily responsibility of running RBR-TVBR. I understand all too well how important this publication is to the broadcasting community, and it was important to me to find a caretaker not only for the staff and contributors that make RBR-TVBR each day, but to find someone who shares my passion for broadcasters.

Effective today, Radio and Television Business Report will become part of Streamline Communications, better known to you as Radio Ink.

We have been working with Streamline for the better part of a year in reaching this transaction, and at every step of the way Eric Rhoads and his team have expressed their respect and admiration for what we have built with RBR-TVBR and have made the commitment to continue what RBR-TVBR has always stood for.

I am extremely pleased about what a combined RBR-TVBR & Radio Ink can do for broadcasters and how the strengths of both brands can bring more value to our readers and our advertisers.

As for me personally, I am not ready to hit the beach just yet and as I have learned over the years there are a lot of broadcasters who need help in this ever-changing environment.  Some of you have reached out to me and I have simply never had the devoted amount of time to give and that’s going to change.

I am revving up a notch the executive advisory-consulting firm, Carnegie Solutions International, LLC which I established in 2004 and have a very limited and exclusive client base, with the sole goal of helping broadcasters and media executives overcome some of their challenges; whether that’s programming, ratings, advertising or the ever-changing digital puzzle we have all been trying to solve.

You will find services offered at www.JimCarnegie.com

For the last 30 years, I have been trapped behind a keyboard and always on the phone but now it’s time to get back into the field and make the medium a little better.

I look forward to what the new RBR-TVBR & Radio Ink can become, because I believe in the passion that’s brought both brands together.

I also look forward to the next set of challenges in my life and how I can bring my 46 year broadcast experience and talents to bare on a new set of problems and solutions for broadcasters.

The last 30 years as Founder/Publisher of RBR-TVBR has been an amazing ride and I have enjoyed every day of it, but as with all things, it’s time for a different challenge and it’s time to do something new.

Thank you for all of your support over the years, and I look forward to talking to many of you about your needs and problems and helping you find solutions.

Your friend,
Jim Carnegie
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  1. Thanks Barry: Now I really have to clean the garage and at my pace work with key clients. Mostly by projects with Carnegie Solutions – been giving help and advice for 30 years so might as well take it to the next level.

  2. …Jim,

    I’ve been part of the radio industry for 20+ years — first with Fairbanks in Boston as a seller and now with Salem in Camarillo as a corporate VP — and in traveling through the trades regularly, I have always had great respect and admiration for the work you’ve done at RBR/TVBR. You’ve built a great brand, one that I could trust and turn to in order to get up to date accurate information — and seasoned insight and wisdom. I’m grateful for the work you’ve invested in all these years, thank you…

    All the best in your new endeavors,


  3. Chris. Appreciate the kind words. I remember Fairbanks..30 years the RBR/TVBR brands to me was easy as my roots are in programming. I learned yrs ago as a young PD keeping your brand Unique from others was 1 key element for success and growth. The other – be consistent with your ‘Mission Statement’ – What sets RBR/TVBR apart even today is the one thing others CAN NOT DO: The RBR-TVBR OBSERVATIONS a brain child of mine in 1983. Now I’ll be here – but going to control my personal time and use my 46 years experience with my Advisory biz I established in 2004. First I am going to focus on the “Digital Puzzle” will help companies that TRULY want to Build a Digital Platform with the team at CSI. Just look at RBR.com and this is what I have been Trying to bang into the heads of Radio and TV for the last 6 years. Companies have to build a Cross Marketing Platform with their Station/Company Brands to compete today. Execs that need this experience just give me a buzz or drop me mail. As one says: “Experience there is No Substitute” .. Thanks again for your 20+ years with me.

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