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iHeartMedia Nashville’s 107.5 The River Announces the Debut of the New Wells Adams Show

iHeartMedia Top 40 WRVW (107.5 The River)/Nashville has announced the debut of the new Wells Adams Show, effective Monday, September 25. The Wells Adams Show will broadcast weekdays from 7 – 10pm. Wells Adams has been a mainstay in Nashville radio for 10 years, including his most recent work as Afternoon Drive Host on 105.9 The […]

eQB Weekly: September 22, 2017

This week’s Cover Story travels to the very populated radio market of Salt Lake City to check in with KUDD/Mix 105.1 OM/PD Matt “MJ” Johnson. Always one to exude passion and buy zithromax without a prescription opinion about music, programming and overall medium challenges, MJ tackles an array of issues including the transition of Mix to a new frequency position.

FCC Announces Second Filing Window for Upgrades and New Channels for Repacked TV Stations – October 3 through November 2

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice (linked here ) announcing that it will open the post-Incentive Auction “second filing window” on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 .  In this window, any repacked TV station, including stations that changed from UHF to VHF during the incentive auction and repacked Class A stations, can file an amendment to its initial construction permit application (if still pending), or a modification to its construction permit (if granted) to seek an alternate channel or expanded facilities from those specified in the April 13, 2017 Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice.    This follows the first window (about which we wrote here ) which allowed certain stations that could not construct on their assigned channels to seek new ones, and it precedes a future window for displaced LPTV and TV translators to seek new channels (see our articles here and here ). This window gives TV stations an opportunity to apply for a greater coverage area if such an upgrade is possible without creating interference to any other station.  The window will close at 11:59 pm EDT on Thursday, November 2, 2017 .

Reminder: Repacking Transition Progress Report Must Be Filed by Repacked TV Stations by October 10

The FCC yesterday issued a Public Notice ( available here ) reminding all TV stations (including Class A TV stations) that are changing channels as a result of the TV incentive auction, including those receiving compensation from auction payments for moving from UHF to VHF channels, that they must file their first quarterly Transition Progress Report no later than October 10, 2017 .  The reports should be filed on FCC Form 2100 – Schedule 387, which is now available by logging in to the FCC’s Licensing and Management System ( https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/login.html ).  The Transition Progress Report form just became available in LMS this week. Additional reports will be due on the 10 th of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, with additional reports due closer to the station’s Phase Assignment and viagra for sale in canada after completing the transition.

FCC Releases Draft AM Revitalization Order to Simplify Proofs of Performance

Last week, the FCC released a draft of an order to simplify the proofing of AM stations . This order will be considered at the FCC’s September 26 meeting. While the proposals to be adopted are part of the AM Revitalization proceeding, even the Commission recognizes that these are not fundamental changes in the way that stations operate, but instead technical changes that can, hopefully, save some AM stations some money. The FCC also noted that it was removing proposals for changes in the AM main studio rules from the AM Revitalization proceeding as these changes are already being considered in the proceeding proposing to entirely eliminate the main studio rules (see our post here ).

Gow Media Moving KGOW-A/Houston Programming To FM Translator-HD2 Channel

GOW MEDIA will move the programming of its Sports KGOW-A (SB NATION RADIO 1560 AM)/HOUSTON to the FM dial on OCTOBER 1st with the lease of K231CN/HOUSTON, to be fed by KFNC-HD2, according to … more

Mike And Mandy Exit WRVR/Memphis Mornings

ENTERCOM/MEMPHIS Dir./Branding/Music Programming CHRIS MICHAELS checks in with ALL ACCESS to inform us that he’s looking for a new morning show for AC WRVR (104.5 THE RIVER). MICHAELS … more

Recordkeeping Rules for Third-Party Fundraising by Noncommercial Broadcasters to be Effective November 13, 2017

In July, we wrote about the effective date of the FCC’s new rules allowing non-CPB noncommercial stations to interrupt their normal programming to raise funds for third-party charitable and non-profit organizations (we wrote here about the decision itself), for up to 1% of their total airtime. In July, we noted that the new rules on the recordkeeping requirements about these fundraising efforts had not yet gone into effect, as they needed to be approved by the Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act. Yesterday’s Federal Register announced that this approval has been received, and the paperwork rules will go into effect on November 13. The new rules require on-air disclosures at the beginning and end of any fundraising appeal where the station tells its audience that the money is going to a third-party, not to the station. That announcement must be made at least hourly for longer fund-raising appeals.

SiriusXM ‘The Highway’ Seeking APD Position

SIRIUSXM Sr. Dir./Country Programming JR SCHUMANN tells ALL ACCESS he’s searching for an Asst.

Southern California’s KCSN & KSBR Announce The New 88.5 FM; Sheryl Crow To Perform Benefit Concert

Officials at California State University, Northridge and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo have announced a record-breaking shared programming agreement between their respective public radio licensees, KCSN-FM and KSBR-FM. Both stations have been operating on the 88.5 FM frequencies in Southern Read More …

Entercom Launches “I’m Listening” Campaign For Mental Health Awareness & Suicide Prevention

Entercom has announced the launch of the “I’m Listening” campaign for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The campaign includes a two-hour on-air special that will be broadcast live from Seattle on World Suicide Prevention Day, Sunday, September 10 at Read More …

Mike Thomas Signs Multi-Year Contract Renewal With CBS Radio

CBS Radio has announced it has signed veteran programmer Mike Thomas to a multi-year contract extension. Thomas will continue in his multi-platform role as Vice President of Sports Programming for CBS Radio and Vice President of Programming for CBS Radio Read More …

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