Jeff Weber's "Pop Quiz," "Heard Around Town" Still Available
February 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM (PT)
JEFF WEBER may have exited BLUE STAR MEDIA GROUP and BUSINESS TALKRADIO NETWORK/LIFESTYLE TALKRADIO NETWORK (NET NEWS 12/13), but his two longtime features, POP QUIZ and HEARD AROUND TOWN, are still in action. BTRN/LTRN announced (NET NEWS 2/1) that it was revamping the features with new names and hosts, but WEBER responds, “I was surprised to hear that a radio network announced last week that they were 'rebranding' these features. In order to 'rebrand' something -- you have to own it. And they have no rights to those features whatsoever. All they are doing is changing the names and stealing the content concept.”
WEBER's features, POP QUIZ, a two-minute music trivia test, and HEARD AROUND TOWN, a two-minute news-and-commentary segment, started in print over 15 years ago and later moved to his website. “Eventually," he says, "I created podcasts of them and in 2003, they became features syndicated to radio stations across the country. I never relinquished ownership of them and continue to syndicate them myself.”
Both features are available on barter; reach WEBER at ThePrez@JeffWeberMarketing.com.