Archive for March 8th, 2017


Is An Entire Radio Cluster Set For Sounds Of Silence?

This darkness will be no old friend. A group of three FMs and an AM with an FM translator serving the ski resort communities near Jackson, Wyo., could be silent by Thursday morning — or not. That’s because the decision to take the stations off the air won’t come from their owner


Here’s Where The Radio Industry Is Chatting

Are you looking for an online forum to share your thoughts, or seek the answers to questions, that pertain to the AM and FM radio stations found across the U.S.? Radio Discussions  is the site designed for you. With a continuously updated Activity Stream and an easily navigable Forum, people are talking — and this is the place for the free-flow of communication. Among the “Top Topics” this week: The split of KDEY-FM 93.5 in Ontario, Calif., from its simulcast of KDAY-FM in greater Los Angeles, which many are unhappy with. There’s also chatter about Miami’s digital subchannels, and changes at WBBM-AM 780 in Chicago


FCC: Protecting The Public Interest, Not The Special Interest

By Roslyn Layton FCC Chairman Ajit Pai , along with Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and Mignon Clyburn, on Wednesday testified at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. It would seem that so-called public interest advocates would support such Congressional oversight, as it ensures that regulators do their jobs and is indicative of the checks and balances provided by the Constitution. Sadly, it appears some oppose it. Indeed, advocates criticized Congress for its hearing of then-Chairman Tom Wheeler and FCC commissioners.


Is A ‘Profound Change’ For Broadcast TV Owners Coming?

In just two weeks, the FCC will consider a Report and Order that would authorize channel sharing outside the context of the incentive auction. This would allow stations with auction-related channel sharing agreements to continue to operate if their auction-related agreements expire or otherwise terminate. The consideration of GN Docket No. 12-268, MB Docket No.


New Date Set For WorldDAB Automotive 2017

Mark June 21, 2017 on your calendars if you plan on flying to Munich, Germany, to learn the latest about digital audio and buy cialis uk the “connected car.” Car makers and their suppliers will get to meet broadcasters from across Europe at WorldDAB Automotive 2017,  to be held at the Holiday Inn Munich-City Centre, located within walking distance of Rosenheimer Platz S-Bahn station. Hosted by WorldDAB, this unique and free event brings together auto manufacturers with EU stakeholder groups, Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry and representatives from commercial and public broadcasters. A dedicated exhibition area with demonstrations and products from the radio and automotive industries along with networking breaks, will give guests a unique opportunity to learn more and viagra for sale make valuable connections. “As digital radio coverage continues to grow across Europe, attendees can find out the latest information on coverage, new content on-air, and joint digital radio automotive initiatives,” WorldDAB notes. “Attendees can also find out how broadcasters are working on ensuring the roll-out of digital radio benefits drivers.” There will also be a discussion on the impact of Norway’s digital switchover on the automotive sector.


Remembering Tommy Page: Seymour Stein Pays Tribute to His Longtime Friend

Singer-songwriter, former Billboard publisher and veteran executive Tommy Page died March 3 at age 46. He is remembered by his longtime…


Dove Lets TV Trio Fly Away

Two full-service television stations and a low-power TV station are being dealt from one not-for-profit entity to another. Two of the properties are in the Volunteer State, while the third is based in Des Moines. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today! )

The Shins Offer To Give Away First Van As Part Of Promo For ‘Heartworms’ Album

THE SHINS have announced a special contest to win the band’s very first van — a 1990 FORD 350 CLUBWAGON –,to celebrate the release of their new album, “Heartworms,” this … more


Mixed Movement For Media Stocks

It was an up-and-down trading day on Wall Street Wednesday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 69.03, to 20,855.73, while the Nasdaq Composite inched forward 3.62, to 5,837.55. Sinclair Broadcast Group  dipped 1.7%, to $41.60, as the broadcast media company  commenced an underwritten public offering of 12 million primary shares of Class A common stock. The company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1.8 million shares of Class A common stock on the same terms and conditions, and the net proceeds are intended to be used to fund future potential acquisitions and for general corporate purposes. Wells Fargo Securities, J.P. Morgan and RBC Capital Markets are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.  BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Citizens Capital Markets, Mizuho Securities, MUFG, LionTree and Moelis & Company will act as co-managers of the offering. Meanwhile,  Cumulus Media  lost ground again, with a 2.2% decline, to $0.5818

WSOC/Charlotte Hosts ‘Project Glam’

BEASLEY Country WSOC (THE NEW1037)/CHARLOTTE, NC is hosting its “PROJECT GLAM” free prom dress give away on SATURDAY, MARCH 11th in the CAROLINA PLACE MALL in PINEVILLE, NC. The … more

Digital Campaign Manager – Montgomery, AL

Company: Southern Poverty Law Center Location: Montgomery, Alabama Industry: Not Specified Career Level: Mid Level Career (5+ yrs experience) Job Status: Full Time Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Current New York Is Music Study Reveals City Has One Of World’s Largest Music Ecosystems

The MAYOR’S OFFICE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT (MOME) released the findings of a comprehensive study of NEW YORK CITY’s music industry. The report, for the organization NY IS MUSIC, … more

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