Google Analytics Cheat Sheet

From time to time, I come across very useful Google Analytics tidbits from the #measure community that worth sharing with the #pubmedia community.  This is one of those great resources.  While this cheat sheet is a little on the technical side, it is certainly useful for most stations.  Maybe I’ll get around to turning our “Five easy questions for telling a story about your site” into a similar cheat sheet.

Photos: SoundCloud's Future of Radio Panel

I had an awesome time at SoundCloud’s Future of Radio panel last night! Met lots of great folks and heard some interesting discussion on what’s next in our field. Thanks to KQED News Director Bruce Koon for sending along this photo - from left, Glynn Washington of Snap Judgment, myself, Larry Magid of CBS Radio, Nikki Silva of The Kitchen Sisters and Jim Colgan of Mobile Commons.

Here are a few more photos Bruce and I shot of the crowd. SoundCloud recorded the panel; I’ll post the audio when it’s up:

Does public radio have Bieber Fever? No!


  1. Based on song playlists and stream usage data from 302 public radio stations reporting to SoundExchange through NPR Digital Services for Q4 2010
  2. ATP = Actual Total Performances of songs from October 1 - December 31, 2010
  3. One song “performance” = one song listen by a stream visitor

More info on the most performed songs on public radio streams in Q4 2010 here.

“For all of public radio’s successes, the part of our mission we’ve always neglected the most is innovation. Our biggest shows —All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Marketplace, Fresh Air, A Prairie Home Companion — are decades old. The average age of our listeners keeps creeping upward. At 53, I am one of the younger public radio stars. My show has been on the air 17 years.

We need to make space for new shows, new talent, new ideas. That’s our mission, and ultimately, it’ll be good business, too, to have exciting new shows bring in new audiences.”



Friends and foes are invited to our first ever #hatersball, a fundraiser, soul concert and dance party, on Friday, April 11 at Chop Shop, 2033 W. North Avenue. The multi-tiered evening in Chop Shop’s 6,000 square foot party space is both a celebration of the Vocalo community and fun party to cap off the Vocalo pledge drive that takes place the week leading up to the party.

The party starts at 6 p.m. with a Haters Mingle, featuring sets by Jesse De La Peña (host and producer of Vocalo’s Friday Night DJ Series) and Shazam Bangles, craft cocktails by Johnny Costello of the Berkshire Room and food by Chop Shop restaurant and butcher shop.  

At 10 p.m., The K.I.D. featuring JC Brooks performs Love from Chicago and DJ Ayana Contreras (host and producer of Vocalo’s Reclaimed Soul) spins more tunes. 

The Lovers After-Party – a Vocalo DJ Collective dance party with DJ Charlie and Bizzon – gets underway at midnight.

For $50.00 tickets to the entire evening, The Vocalo All Night Pass, go here.


For $25.00 tickets to the 10:00pm performance and After Party, go here.

Watch on

The Fresh Prince of Downton Abbey


Fire up the popcorn popper and warm up the butter-flavored topping, because our own Rakiesha is going to lead you through this screencast about embedding a video in a Core Publisher post.

UPDATE: Here’s tonight’s debate

For the first time since 1977, no Pulitzer Prize for fiction was awarded this year when none of the three finalists won a majority of a jury’s vote. Best-selling authors Ann Patchett and Lev Grossman speak with Jeffrey Brown about the integrity of the judging process and the Pulitzers’ power as a sales tool for booksellers.


Watch it go down at 6:44* p.m. ET (live stream here) as we discuss why there was no Pulitzer winner for fiction this year. 

(More on other winners here)