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If you subscribe to (or otherwise regularly read) his newsletter, you probably already know about this: At the end of next week (Friday, December 21st), Mr. Taylor will retire from covering the radio industry on a daily basis. He might be involved with some new projects, but at the very, very least, the newsletter will be discontinued.
The official announcement is today’s lead story, at https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=78b390ff9f5b002e3f050238c&id=11c43252e4.
Here are some related items from over the past couple of days; today’s Radio Ink column by Mr. Rhoads is a must-read…
https://t.e2ma.net/message/63q9wh/24w760 (see the final item–“Godspeed, Tom Taylor!”–which may not be on RAMP’s site)
And, here are some related tweets…
I’ll miss waking up to Tom Taylor’s NOW newsletter every morning. For #radio geeks like me, it’s long been a must-read, first thing in the morning (it hits my inbox at 4am).
Best of luck to Tom in his retirement. 📻 pic.twitter.com/FnhRvNE3Te
— Steve Scott (@SteveScottNEWS) December 11, 2018
Wishing a wonderful retirement to an early mentor in my career, who "adopted" me into his radio station's family some 35 years ago, as a budding music and… https://t.co/t1MYW8w6uW
— Randex PR (@randexpr) December 11, 2018
Every one of us reads Tom Taylor's daily radio newsletter each morning, often turning into lunchtime conversations. There will be a void in our respective inboxes, but we're thankful to Tom for his unwavering dedication and service to an industry we love. https://t.co/IRd76tZdmc
— Coleman Insights (@colemaninsights) December 12, 2018
RBR+TVBR and @AdamRJacobson1 salute Tom Taylor for a career devoted to covering radio. We wish you well in retirement, and thank you for being a great competitor for many years.
— RBR+TVBR (@RBRTVBR) December 11, 2018
And, here are a couple of newer tributes, from over the past week…
Friday’s edition (at https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=78b390ff9f5b002e3f050238c&id=23e40ae19f) was indeed the final one; however, the Futuri-sponsored PPM-ratings roundups will indeed go out this week. There wasn’t anything specifically mentioned about what might be coming up next for Mr. Taylor–apart from continuing to respond to the well-wishers who’ve written to him over the past couple of weeks.
And, here are some tweets from Friday…
We wish a fond farewell to Tom Taylor, broadcast industry journalist and editor of Tom Taylor NOW, a daily email newsletter relied on for key industry news for years. Thanks for the excellence in reporting and dedication to our industry, Tom. Best wishes! https://t.co/I8z4zCu3qM pic.twitter.com/ZFqLL3Wgmg
— TelosAlliance (@TelosAlliance) December 21, 2018
I am both sad to see the last Tom Taylor NOW daily email and appreciative of their efforts to closely follow daily radio market developments. It was one of my first reads in am and provided a great snapshot of latrst news/changes. Thank you & will miss!
— Mike O’Rielly (@mikeofcc) December 21, 2018
Today we say a fond farewell to the retiring Tom Taylor, who is retiring after 30+ years covering the radio business – the last six years publishing the popular Tom Taylor Now newsletter. It's the first thing many of us read in the morning. Best wishes in your retirement Tom! pic.twitter.com/o8KRPvYaA9
— Mass. Broadcasters (@MABroadcasters) December 21, 2018
Godspeed to Tom Taylor, creator and editor of "Tom Taylor Now," who just published the final edition of the radio business newsletter. He's off to a richly-deserved retirement and will be missed by the countless broadcasters who began their day with Now.
— Will Sterrett (@OnAirWill) December 21, 2018
Just in case, there was an unplanned bonus edition on Friday, December 28th, at https://us6.campaign-archive.com/?u=78b390ff9f5b002e3f050238c&id=9906f62e3c.
But, the real reason for this latest reply is that the NAB announced this week that he’ll be receiving this year’s Spirit of Broadcasting Award, on Monday, April 8th…
A couple of days ago, Radio World posted this profile/interview concerning the NAB award…
Just in case, here are a couple of interviews with Mr. Taylor at the NAB Show…
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