Forecasters are calling for a cold winter ahead, but the signs of a warming economy in America are cause for optimism. Recently, the unemployment rate took a slight tick down – potential good news. With an election upon us, we see bold new ideas and the potential to accelerate economic development. At minimum all of the election related activities, advertising campaigns and the associated dollars spent, will be a healthy boost to the economy. Please allow me to reflect back on the past year and look ahead to what 2012 holds, and how it will support the Radio Industry.