Archive for September 12th, 2017

    Post-Irma Update: Radio Recovers

    Radio stations are assessing the damage and getting back into gear after HURRICANE IRMA crossed their path. Here’s the latest: The Latest From Beasley HEIDI RAPHAEL fills ALL ACCESS in on … more


    FCC Issues Five NUOs To Boston-area Broadcast Buccaneers

    The Commission’s push to pounce on unlicensed radio operators once and for all has continued with great vengeance and furious anger from newly emboldened Enforcement Bureau Regional Directors. The latest flurry of Notice of Unlicensed Operation letters to be distributed to pesky pirates comes from Region One — where one can easily find Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics merchandise. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member?

    KPHW (Power 104.3)/Honolulu PD/mornings KC Bejerana Steps Away

    SUMMITMEDIA Top 40/Rhythmic KPHW (POWER 104.3)/HONOLULU PD/morning host KC BEJERANA has left the building.  BEJERANA had been with the station 20 years.   BEJERANA tells ALL ACCESS, … more


    Media Bureau Decides Cable One Must-Carry Dispute

    The FCC’s Media Bureau has handed down a memorandum opinion and order regarding a dispute between  Ellington Broadcasting  and MVPD entity  Cable One  over the latter’s decision not to air two low-power TV stations serving two small cities in Mississippi. The decision is a victory … for both parties, in a sense. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member


    Weigel Wins A Signal In St. Louis

    Norman Shapiro’s Chicago-based  Weigel Broadcasting Co.  isn’t just gaining a channel-sharing agreement for the Azteca América affiliate in Los Angeles ( see story here ). The company’s TV-49 Inc. has just snagged a full-power TV station in the Gateway City from a not-for-profit entity that’s been using it for religious programming. It’s the top deal for RBR+TVBR’s  TRANSACTIONS TODAY  for Tuesday, Sept. 12, which also sees Larry Fuss make a deal in the Deep South and Art Agnotti make an “artistic” move in Indiana.

    Salem Declares Third Quarter Cash Distribution

    SALEM MEDIA GROUP’s Board of Directors has declared a cash distribution of 6-1/2 cents per share for third quarter 2017, The cash distribution will be paid on SEPTEMBER 29th to all Class … more


    Here’s Jay Newman’s Successor At WJZ

    At month’s end,  Jay Newman  will be retiring as VP/GM of CBS O&O  WJZ-13  in Baltimore, ending a tenure that began in November 1998 following a four-year stint in a similar role at WWJ-62 in Detroit. The station has just revealed who is stepping in following Newman’s retirement, and it is an individual who has been with  Sinclair Broadcast Group  since October 2000 and began her 17-year run with Sinclair in Baltimore. Audra Swain  takes over for Newman after serving as GM of Sinclair’s four TV properties (including KSNV-3) in Las Vegas since January 2010

    Reader Letters: Main Studio, Right to Repair, More

    AM REVITALIZATION Responding to Mark Fowler’s commentary “Revitalization and Interference: Fact vs. Science Fiction” in the April 26 issue: Please do not forget that if Class B and D stati..

    Radio Ranger Rides Into Sunset

    SBE honors Minnesota’s Steve Brown, who retires after a career of 40+ years


    This Vet Says The NAB and RAB Get A ’10’ For Austin

    In the words of Boston radio broadcasting veteran Clark Smidt , the 2017 Radio Show — held last week in Austin, Tex.— was a winner. Some of the reasons, says Smidt, were “proximity, accessibility, the program, a user-friendly hotel and a quality crowd.” In a special “thank you” to the RAB and NAB, Smidt penned an exclusive RBR+TVBR column lauding the two industry lobbying groups for a great conference. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today! )


    Azteca América’s Biggest Affiliate Sells Its CSA Deal

    The TV station airing the Spanish-language  Azteca América  broadcast network in the nation’s No. 1 Hispanic DMA — Los Angeles — is trading hands. How is this possible, as the station participated in the FCC’s Spectrum Auction. The party that holds its Channel-Sharing Agreement just sold the CSA to a Wisconsin-based player, making this a “zombie” deal that sees the transfer of programming rights, and not an actual broadcast TV facility. Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member?

    Houston Radio Stations Raise $300,000 for Food Bank

    Twenty-five stations simultaneously aired a fundraiser last weekend

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