Date of Conferral
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
Dr. Michael Lavelle
An increase in Internet radio adverting spending is negatively affecting the revenue of traditional radio stations. Some general managers and sales directors at traditional radio stations lack marketing strategies to compete effectively with Internet radio. Grounded by the attitude toward the ad theory, the purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore marketing strategies that successful general managers and sales directors used at traditional radio stations to compete effectively with Internet radio. The population consisted of 8 general managers and sales directors at traditional radio stations located in southeast Florida, who demonstrated success in developing marketing strategies to compete with Internet radio. Data were collected from semistructured face-to-face interviews and marketing campaign literature. The process of member checking improved the credibility of the analysis and interpretations. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis to identify keywords, phrases, and concepts. The process led to the following 4 key themes: (a) evolution of Internet radio, (b) traditional radio and Internet media platforms, (c) marketing strategies to yield results, and (d) effectiveness of marketing tactics. The findings from the study may contribute to positive social change by providing knowledge useful in improving the lives of consumers by providing targeted messages regarding needed goods and services through free media.