Unhappy with the way ad-insertion sounded on its radio stations, Saga Communications has been simulcasting what CEO Ed Christian says are “pollution-free” webcasts for the past several months. But in the wake of issues brought forward by advertisers over the airing of locally-placed commercials to anyone, anywhere, Saga is taking a new tact. It will limit streaming to local listeners only
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Engineers, attorneys and advocacy groups barnstormed the FCC last week with a series of meetings laying out the problems facing AM broadcasters and potential fixes regulators could adopt. Commissioner Ajit Pai has said he’d like the FCC to address problems facing AM stations and the meetings signal that inside the agency, he’s not alone in his thinking. MORE
Digital continued to be the radio industry’s fastest-growing segment, with revenues climbing 9% compared to the first three months of 2012. Online revenue totaled $179 million, setting a new record as the industry’s best-ever first quarter for digital sales. But total spot revenue falls in choppy first quarter.
Friday was the last day in office for FCC chair Julius Genachowski, who became the first agency chief to say his final goodbye via Twitter.
There’s a new program director in Pennsylvania and a new market manager in Massachusetts.
There were no indecency fines issued during FCC chair Julius Genachowski’s entire four-year term leading the agency. For much of the time the issue was tied up in federal court, and since last June the FCC has been clearing a backlog of complaints