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NonCOMM recap: A conversation on community-building

June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Original Story Posted on: WXPN The Key Date: May 18, 2017 Written by: Megan Cooper A major part of being a public radio station is connecting with the public. This morning at NonCOMM, Mike Henry from [...]

Nevada Public Radio Launches New “Discover Music” Station

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Reno Radio Personality Willobee Carlan signs on Reno, NV (April 11, 2017) – NV89 – Nevada Public Radio’s (NVPR) music discovery channel with no commercials – is now live on 89.1 FM in Reno, online at NV89.org and on social media @NV89Radio and #HelloNV89. The public radio station is a champion of emerging artists and Nevada musicians who will be the stars of tomorrow, as well as established artists with a history of creating compelling music from recent years. NV89 airs NPR’s World Café and will be affiliated with the VuHaus video platform to stay connected with national musical tastemakers. Along with music, NVPR’s news magazine “State of Nevada” will air weekdays at 9am. […]

SXSW Panel – “Alternative Radio: Balancing the Art of Music Discovery vs. Playing the Hits”

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

SXSW is always a big circus, and this year was no different. But, there is also important business to be covered in the actual convention part of SXSW. Last Friday, I moderated a panel focused on the Alternative radio format. The panel, “Alternative Radio: Balancing the Art of Music Discovery vs. Playing the Hits,” focused on music discovery at two levels. First, how do Alternative program directors discover new music in non-traditional terms? Second, how do Alternative PDs provide listeners with their own music discovery when listening to their stations? […]

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It is always a pleasure to involve Mike Henry in the projects that we do. Mike has successfully helped us with both single song placement and long form programming and remains our ‘go to’ guy for all things radio.
John McDermott, Catalog Director, Experience Hendrix
Mike has truly become a partner more than a consultant. He’s smart, focused, honest and thorough. I credit him, along with Chris Mays, Scott Mahalick and our great team at KINK with helping us bring home a Marconi Award recently for Rock Station of the Year.
Bob Proffitt, President/COO, Alpha Media
Mike provided strategic guidance to Clip Interactive from the earliest point in the company’s history and he continues to support the business in a variety of ways.  His experience in radio and familiarity with the inner workings of the radio industry are invaluable.
Michael Lawless, CEO, Clip Interactive
WXPN worked with Mike and his colleagues on a highly successful market and music research project. We were extremely satisfied and confident with Paragon’s work in the field. The great results from the project speaks to the effectiveness as consultants and researchers.
Bruce Warren, Program Director, WXPN-FM
I adore Paragon. Not only do I trust the data and the methodology when you use their research, but you also get full service when you hire Paragon….so that creative ideas and strategies become a part of the package.
Haley Jones, Former Program Director, KPRI-FM
Paragon has been instrumental in the formation and growth of RadioMilwaukee.  Mike Henry has been involved with us from the early days and remains a valued consultant partner.  His experience and advice informs key decisions on format, marketing, audience development and staffing.  Working with Mike saves us tons of time because he gets right to the point and his advice is always on target.
Mary Louise Mussoline, Former Executive Director, RadioMilwaukee
In launching both 99X in Atlanta in 1992 and WRXP in New York in 2008, Mike Henry and Paragon helped me create the best market position for ratings and revenue.  Paragon helped our brands through reliable audience research and sound consulting advice.  I always called Mike my “un-consultant” because no one does it better.
Leslie Fram, Former Program Director 99X/Altanta and WRXP/New York
Mike Henry helped us re-launch KKXT-FM in Dallas and has consulted us on programming and all other aspects of the radio station ever since.  Within 18 months after re-launch, KXT had almost 400,000 listeners and became the most listened to non-comm Triple A station in America.  Mike has been a great resource and partner as we have grown KXT into the station it is today.
Mark Abuzzahab, Former Program Director, KKXT-FM
I’ve worked with Mike Henry at Paragon since 2000 on a number of public media projects that range from local market projects to those that are national in scope. These projects have been critical to establishing important foundations focused on building a more viable and successful public media reaching new audiences.We’ve never been disappointed with Mike’s contributions and work.
Marc Hand, Managing Director, Public Media Company
We appreciate Mike’s ability to help us combine his knowledge of programming best practices, market conditions and professional programming techniques with our need to effect changes both through management and through the education of our volunteer staff.  I can’t say enough about his approach, skill, professionalism and ultimately, the advice he gave us.
Beverly Hacker, Former Executive Director, KDHX-FM
With a market leading heritage Country station for nearly 25 years, quality, actionable research is most important in maintaining that position. Paragon has been our research partner in achieving that goal.
Bill Hagy, Group Programming Consultant, Bristol Broadcasting
One of the 1st calls I made when I came to WNKU was to Mike Henry. WNKU was an underperforming noncommercial Triple A that desperately needed a new coat of paint. A strategic plan and timeline was developed and implemented. He gave us the confidence and encouragement to make bold decisions that have directly impacted WNKU’s position in the market as a relevant cultural cornerstone in Cincinnati. In our most recent fund drive, we experienced one of the largest increases of new memberships in the 30 year history of WNKU.
Sean O'Mealy, General Manager, WNKU
The tremendous success we have had with the launch of 105.5 The Colorado Sound has been great.  Mike and Paragon Media Strategies have been an instrumental part of the team in the months leading up to the launch and with our first months of operation.  The perspective Mike brought to our planning conversations reflects his varied experiences, recognition of local needs, and his thoughtful approach.
Neil Best, President & CEO, The Colorado Sound

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