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Radio Ink is a radio broadcasting industry trade magazine owned by Streamline Publishing. Radio Ink serves the management community of the radio industry in the United States and in 43 countries worldwide. The focus of the bi-weekly magazine is radio management and operations challenges facing commercial radio broadcasters.
Each year the publication creates several annual lists, including a list of the "40 Most Powerful People in Radio" made up of a who's who of the radio industry. It also created the "Most Influential Women (MIW) in Radio" list, which was turned into a mentoring program for women in the radio industry. Other lists include top managers, top radio programmers, top engineers, top African-American broadcasters, and several others.
The publication, originally named The Pulse of Broadcasting, was founded by broadcaster Tom Shovan and Ellek Seymour. In 1985, radio broadcaster Eric Rhoads became friendly with Shovan, and met with owner Bob Sillerman to acquire the struggling magazine. Rhoads changed the name to The Pulse of Radio because of a class-action lawsuit by Tower Records — which was launching the national magazine Pulse — against all publications named "Pulse". Rhoads negotiated with Tower Records founder Russ Soloman and changed the name of The Pulse of Broadcasting to Radio Ink, previously the name of a gossip column in the magazine. Consultant Dwight Case suggested the magazine be renamed Radio Ink.
Radio Ink produces the annual Radio Forecast conference held each December at the Harvard Club and also produces the Hispanic Radio Conference, the Roy Williams Live conference, and the Radio Ink ConVergence Conference in San Jose.