Sinclair, Tribune Media Blast Merger Opponents

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Co. have jointly fired back at the many entities opposed to their merger, formally putting its words into writing via an Opposition to Petitions to Deny the deal filed late Tuesday (8/22) with the FCC.

DirecTV Could Take Raycom Stations Dark In Latest Retrans Dispute

From Mar-a-Lago to the shores of Maui, DirecTV subscribers could soon be missing a local broadcast station from their lineup. That's because Raycom Media's 65 television stations in some 44 markets across the U.S. are locked in the latest dispute over a new retransmission fee agreement, which is needed by midnight Sept. 1 in order to avoid the DBS provider from engaging in a "blackout."
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Lawlor, Tomlin Top Leadership Changes At Scripps

Two weeks after 14-year company veteran Adam Symson took the reins as President/CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, he's already putting his stamp on the media operation previously led by the now-retired Rich Boehne. 

‘Spirit Of The North Coast’ Heads To Northwest

In a transaction brokered by Kalil & Co., the NBC affiliate serving the Redwood Coast some 4 1/2 hours north of San Francisco is trading hands. The buyer owns the crosstown CBS affiliate, and that's now on the market.

A ‘Retired’ Radio One’s Radio Division President Returns To Radio

One Chris is succeeding another Chris in the Big Easy: A four-decade radio industry veteran who began his career at then-R&B WBOK-AM in New Orleans has been appointed VP/Market Manager of Entercom/New Orleans. To take the job, he abandoned retirement after several years at the nation's leading media company serving African-American consumers.

Millennials On Millennials: Nielsen Probes Its Own For Media Likes

Who better than to ask about the media preferences of millennials than millennials themselves? That's exactly what Nielsen did with its second volume of its "Millennials on Millennials" report, and it queried its own associates to get the answers it wanted.

Duquesne Gets Dollars To Help Preserve Radio’s Roots

Years from now, when historians and tourists visiting the Steel City go to the nascent National Museum of Broadcasting, they'll likely see and hear invaluable artifacts relating to the birth of American radio. Thank Duquesne University in Pittsburgh for the foresight to preserve some of the radio industry's roots, and thank the Pennsylvania Department of Education for funding it. 

The FCC’s Pirate Fight Moves West

The Chicago and New Orleans field offices of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau are stepping into the fight to quash pirates. These newest violators are in suburban towns, and far from the urban centers on the East Coast where such activity is rampant and recidivist. 
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Saga By The Numbers: How’d It Do In Q2?

Saga Communications is one of the media industry's darlings of Wall Street, and has regularly been a solid performer providing investors with strong dividends. How did Saga's Q2 compare to that of its peers? Capital Cube asked, and we've got the answers.

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A Deal Craters In Southwest Alabama

In January 2007, WNKU Radio Inc. filed a Form 314 application with the FCC to acquire a Class A FM station serving a rural corner of southwestern Alabama. The Commission gave its nod on March 3, but more than a decade later it has been found unable to pay a sizable amount due to the seller. As a result, it is relinquishing the facility, and it's the top deal in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.

Sinclair, Tribune Media Blast Merger Opponents

Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Co. have jointly fired back at the many entities opposed to their merger, formally putting its words into writing via an Opposition to Petitions to Deny the deal filed late Tuesday (8/22) with the FCC.

DirecTV Could Take Raycom Stations Dark In Latest Retrans Dispute

From Mar-a-Lago to the shores of Maui, DirecTV subscribers could soon be missing a local broadcast station from their lineup. That's because Raycom Media's 65 television stations in some 44 markets across the U.S. are locked in the latest dispute over a new retransmission fee agreement, which is needed by midnight Sept. 1 in order to avoid the DBS provider from engaging in a "blackout."
E.W. Scripps Company

Lawlor, Tomlin Top Leadership Changes At Scripps

Two weeks after 14-year company veteran Adam Symson took the reins as President/CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, he's already putting his stamp on the media operation previously led by the now-retired Rich Boehne. 

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One Simple Technique That Can Increase Sales

Is getting a sale as good as getting "the sale"? Sales pro and Media Information Bureau contributing columnist Barrett Riddleberger says no. Why? You may have had one of our AEs sell something, but they could have easily left more on the table for the buyer to consider, while leaving dollars on the table. 

How Can Radio Monetize The ’90s?

Is the 1990s simply horrible and unworthy of a radio station of its own that you can profit from? That's what some consultants may say. That's what some owners may say. RBR+TVBR's Editor-in-Chief disagrees. He believes there's a "throwback" format out there that can make you money. All it takes is thinking like a millennial.

What Makes Radio A ‘Community Connector’?

For Whitney Media owner William O'Shaughnessy, a legendary figure in New York broadcasting, it all comes down to one key goal, and gaining influence with local leaders. If not, your radio station could just be another jukebox or entertainment purveyor ... and that's not a recipe for longevity, O'Shaughnessy says in this exclusive RBR+TVBR INFOCUS report.

‘The New FCC: Working To Right The Course’

In a speech delivered Saturday to the Americans for Prosperity’s 2017 Defending the American Dream Summit in Richmond, FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly asserted that the FCC’s job "is to provide an environment for such innovation and investment to flourish in the communications technology sector while protecting consumers along the way." He lamented that the FCC under former chairman Tom Wheeler "deviated from this proven formula."

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Internet and digital news for the broadcasting industry.

AEI: ‘Let Customers Benchmark Broadband’

The FCC recently asked how it should define "advanced communications capability." As American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Mark Jamison points out, that's broadband. He finds this a curious question, "because it presumes that the FCC should define broadband." On that note, he asks, "Don't customers define broadband every day? Why not simply watch what they do?" It's an interesting philosophy any broadcast media company actively using digital platforms should take note of.

Raycom Goes With GatesAir For Repack Act

One of the nation's largest privately owned broadcast TV companies has partnered with GatesAir to provide transmitters and installation services made necessary from the TV spectrum repack.

The Newest IP Audio Codec From Comrex Arrives

Comrex is now shipping ​ACCESS NX​, the latest in its IP audio codec line. Introduced at NAB 2017, ACCESS NX is designed for a wide range of applications, including ENG, sports announcing, talk show hosting, and community outreach.