Thursday, October 13, 2016

I'll explain what motivates me at the country radio seminar from Country Radio Broadcasters

I've been invited to explain what motivates me...

The CRB panels are called: “Victory in the Hallways: Creating a Positive Work Culture,” “Embracing the Data to Predict Hits,” and “Coaching the Coaches: Top Talent Tell How to Motivate Them Best.” The Country Radio Seminar will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 at the Omni Nashville in Nashville.

Coaching the Coaches: Top Talent Tell How to Motivate them Best, scheduled for Feb. 24 at 2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m., will feature talent discussing what motivates them best; real stories, from real talent, with real results. Confirmed panelists are Kirk Herbstreit (ESPN/ABC) and ME!

Victory in the Hallways: Creating a Positive Work Culture, scheduled for Feb. 23, 2017 from 2:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m., will spotlight market managers and leaders outside of radio. Together, they will offer tips and examples on how to create positive and impactful moments that lend a positive team spirit and good company culture. Confirmed panelists are Scott Bernard (Rite-Aid), Debbie Kenyon (CBS), and Sean Shannon (Cumulus).

Embracing the Data to Predict Hits, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m.-10:20 a.m., will review platforms like Shazam, Sirius XM, and Spotify along with the information they provide, and how to determine if these songs are making an impact on an artist or their record. Confirmed panelists are Steve Blatter (Sirius XM), Jeff Green (Stone Door Media Lab), John Zarling (BMLG), and more to be announced.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Robin Meade's Holiday Round Robin with Special Guests - Proceeds to go to Toys For Tots - Come See Me At Eddie's Attic

My annual fun time for a good cause will be Saturday, December 3. TWO BIG SHOWS!!!! Squeeeee.

Proceeds from Holiday Round Robin will go towards Toys For Tots.

Tickets here...

Popular TV host, NY Times best selling author & singer-songwriter Robin Meade is the longtime anchor of HLN's "Morning Express with Robin Meade" with two music albums to her name. TV Host: Broadasting from the CNN Center in Atlanta since 2001, Robin is the longest running female anchor of a national morning TV news show. Among her notable assignments: jumping out of a perfectly good plane with President George HW Bush (2009) on live tv, covering President Obama's inauguration from DC (2013) and hosting "Ask Oprah's All Stars" at the mogul's request to help kick off the OWN network (2011). Robin has hosted the Daytime Emmy's (2013), and CMT's "Disaster Relief Telethon". She is the face of HLN's "Salute to Troops" and hosts "Accent Health" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. During her tv commercial breaks, she also provides radio newscasts for the syndicated "America's Morning Show" for Cumulus radio in 40 cities including New York.Author: Her New York Times Bestseller "Morning Sunshine! How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too" (2009) chronicled her rise over crippling panic attacks, and was reissued as a bestseller in paperback. Live Vocalist: Robin has belted the anthem to millions at Nascar's Sprint Cup races in Sonoma (2010), Daytona (2012), Talladega, Charlotte (2013) & Atlanta (2016) and prior to the NFL's Atlanta vs. New England game (2013). She's performed with Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Richard Marx, David Foster, John Rich, Jim Brickman, Billy Dean, and The Tenors among others. She 's earned a standing ovation on the Grand Ole Opry, and was the featured guest performer at the Venetian in Las Vegas for a two-week run with pop's Human Nature, after her holiday duet with them hit #16 on radio charts (2014).Singer-songwriter: Robincollaborated withLee Brice, Kenny Loggins & blues artist Keb' Mo' for her sophomore album "Count On Me" (2014) which reached #29. Her debut album "Brand New Day" featured collaborations with Bo Bice (American Idol), John Rich (Big & Rich) & Billy Dean (2011) and reached #24. Both albums were produced by Victoria Shaw (produced Lady Antebellum) and were exclusive Target store (& iTunes) releases. Robin most recently appeared on the holiday EP by Nashville supergroup Sixwire, singing "Guess Who's Coming To Town" which she cowrote (2015).Before joining CNN Headline News (now HLN) Robin anchored & reported at Chicago's WMAQ, Miami's WSVN, Columbus' WCMH, Cleveland's WJW & Mansfield's WMFD. The Ohio native and former Miss Ohio graduated from Ashland University in Radio/TV Production, Performance & Programming and Political Science. She won the Young Alumnus Award (2005), was inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2005) & bestowed the prestigious Gracie Award for Outstanding Anchor (2010) previously given to Katie Couric. Robin feels strongly about such causes or foundations as "K9's for Warriors", "St Jude", "Fisher House Foundation", "Dress For Success," ""Cystic Fibrosis Foundation," and the "TJ Martell Foundation" among others. She and her husband live in Atlanta, Georgia along with their three rescue pups.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The hubs undergoes cross-examination

Here's a little Facebook fun time, I grilled hubby Tim and we'll see how it goes.

Partner's name: robin meade
What is something I always say: "in my mind"
What makes me happy? Having a beverage in my hand
What makes me sad? You don't linger in down emotion. You are not sad.
What was I like as a child? I didn't know you as a child
How tall am I? 5-4
What's my favorite thing to do? Lake/Boating
What do I do when you are not around? Sing or shop online.
If I become famous, what will it be for? You're not famous now? (Lol)
What am I good at? It would be easier to say what you are NOT good at.
What am I NOT good at? Cooking.
What makes you proud of me? Your will, relentlessness, hard worker
What is my favorite food? Pizza.
What do we do when we're together? Spend time on the water
How are you and I the same? I don't want to do this right now. You apparently do.

(Tim leaves to power wash the houseboat instead, leaving rest of questions unanswered! Lol. ))
Where is my favorite place to eat?
How old was I when I met you?
When is our anniversary?
If I could go anywhere, where would it be?
Do you think you could live with me forever?
How do I annoy you?
What is your favorite thing about me?

Monday, October 3, 2016

From Buckeye to Georgia Peach

\\ Throwback to 2014 and this article appeared in Heart of Ohio magazine.\\

ASHLAND -- Robin Meade grew up in New London, Ohio. She attended Ashland University and graduated from Malone College with a degree in Radio and TV Production, Programming and Performance. In 1992, she snagged the Miss Ohio crown and finished in the Top 10 of the Miss America Pageant. Robin’s first job in television was as a reporter at WMFD-TV here in Mansfield. Although her schedule is insane, she was kind enough to take a moment to answer some questions for Heart of Ohio Magazine.

QUESTION: It’s a long way from New London, Ohio to Morning Express with Robin Meade. Looking back, how has the journey been?

ANSWER: It’s an adventure! Let me count the cities. From Mansfield to Cleveland, Columbus, Miami and Chicago. There were more than a few stops before I landed at the CNN Center in Atlanta 12 years ago. I’ve learned so much about my field, and the world around us, but even more about myself.

Q: In 2009, you released your book, Morning Sunshine, How to Radiate Confidence and Feel it, Too! Why did you feel the need to share your struggle with anxiety and depression with your fans? How has that changed your life?

A: My thing was if the viewer or reader was going to spend their hard-earned money on something I wrote, I wanted it to impart some helpful information. I wrote about the toughest time in my life (dealing with panic attacks on air) and tried to make it an informative read while still allowing it to be real, funny, candid and engaging.

I also wrote it in a way that I hoped would be enlightening the first time you read it, but an easy reference when you needed a refresher. Because, trust me, when you are dealing with something as nagging as self-esteem or panic attacks, it will not be gone at the snap of a finger! These are issues that sometimes take years to understand and handle.

For me, writing the book was like lifting the veil on a big secret I had hidden for years from the viewer. I felt if I wasn’t the “perfect” anchor, who never bobbled or made a mistake, the viewer wouldn’t “like” me, or choose to watch me, so I would get fired. It’s part of that “I hope you like me” disease, and at the heart of my tendencies as a people-pleaser.

In the book, I detail how I had to learn that it’s okay and (yes, it’s true) sometimes GOOD to have people disapprove of you, and dislike you. That’s a real mind flip for a small-town Ohio gal who read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People in the 8th grade!

Q: Morning show host, singer/songwriter, performer, author. What new worlds are left to conquer?

A: Oh, so much more to do! I joke I may sleep like a regular person someday, but I actually doubt it. So let the 3 a.m. wake-up calls continue, baby. I love what I do, and I love that my team and bosses at HLN are supportive of my endeavors as I “multi-platform,” as they say in the biz.

Am I weird? I think most people cycle through different phases and endeavors during the span of their careers. Maybe I’m different in that I don’t mind doing it all concurrently. For example, I recently added radio duties to my list of responsibilities in the morning. I do the news breaks for NASH-FM in New York City (Cumulus) each morning during my own commercial breaks!

Some folks may think it’s crazy to attempt to do a radio newscast while I’m doing a TV newscast, but I know the country music audience and share their love of the lifestyle and genre! So I felt compelled to be a part of my friend Blair Garner’s new morning radio show in that way.

Besides, where there’s a will, there’s a way! You just may have to be more creative about getting it all done. Oh, and the biggest thing: you may have to depend on the people around you to HELP you make it work. And for that, I’m extra grateful to the folks I work with, whether they’re on my TV team, radio team, or my music family. All the credit to them!

Q: In addition, as host of Ask Oprah’s All-Stars you share the hosting duties with Gayle King. What has it been like to work for one of the biggest stars in America and her BFF?

A: I remember being so grateful Oprah asked me to help guest-host that show, knowing the program was helping kick off her OWN network, and knowing her pal Gayle was guest-hosting another date for a second show with the same cast.

Yet, I wasn’t really sure if Oprah would be around the day we were taping it. Thinking back, it was in front of a studio audience. If they even got wind she was in the vicinity, they’d go bonkers. Like them, I, too, wasn’t sure if she was on-site when we started rolling. But this I was sure of, I wanted her to have a home run with such a gutsy endeavor as starting up a network. Wowza! So yes, I put pressure on myself to do my small part well.

Listen to this: we were headlong into the taping that day, when the executive producer said into my earpiece, “Oprah says you are doing a great job!” It was only then I realized she had been in the control room during the entire taping up to that point. And she liked it! The grown-up journo version of me gave way to the admiring kid version of me.

Remember that scene in The Birdcage movie where Robin Williams’ character is telling the dancer, “You do Fosse Fosse… Martha Graham, Martha Graham… or Twyla, Twyla… or Madonna Madonna… but you keep it all inside.” THAT’S a lot like the party going on inside my brain, after hearing Oprah’s compliment. Because we were in the middle of the taping, I could only smile to myself and feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity. Ha! Love that memory.

Gayle is an incredibly supportive person, who seems to find as much joy in other people’s success as she does in her own. She made a real effort to come to my launch party/concert for my most recent music album, Count on Me. I loved catching glimpses of her from the stage, because she’s someone who loves music as much as I do.

Let me tell ya, even though she had to be up the next morning to host her own network morning news show (CBS) Gayle stayed till the end of my li’l shindig. I knew she was tired when she emailed saying she had to sit up extra straight the next day after she finished her morning show and went to the O Magazine offices to work on that month’s issue. She’s truly a gem!

Q: You may not have reached your definition of “doing it all,” but making albums, writing books, hosting a popular morning show and singing at the Grand Ole Opry is a lot! Of all those things what really brings you the most satisfaction?

A: Oh boy, that’s a toughie! Remember the old song, “Love the One You’re With?” I try to look at all my experiences like that and love each thing the best the moment I’m in that particular activity. I guess that’s high-minded talk for “who says I have to choose?” (Wink.)