Remembering Steve Dodge: CATV, Radio and Tower Pioneer

Steve Dodge, who entered the radio industry some 30 years ago with the 1988 purchase of eight stations and in 1995 sprouted American Tower Corporation, passed away Wednesday evening as a result of a bicycle accident. RBR+TVBR looks back at his incredible achievements in this exclusive retrospective.

Deadline Extended To Nominate Broadcast TV’s Best

Have your say today! Nominations are now extended through Jan. 25 for the RBR+TVBR 2019 Broadcast Television’s Best Leaders list. The one-week extension was requested by busy industy executives planning for NATPE Miami and the Matrix Solutions Symposium, each next week, immediately following CES 2019.

Arbitrator To Review Moonves’ CBS Split

There will be no courtroom battle between CBS Corporation and its former President/CEO with respect to his separation agreement with the media company. Rather, binding arbitration is the choice of Les Moonves.

LBI Plan Disclosure Statement Gets Judge’s OK

The Delaware bankruptcy court judge charged with overseeing LBI Media's Chapter 11 restructuring has given his approval to a key document that will likely pave an obstacle-free path to a new start for the Hispanic broadcasting company. On Wednesday, a list of LBI's unsecured creditors surfaced. Among them: a public school district owed thousands of dollars.

‘Old Idea, New Execution’: Deezer’s ‘Free’ Radio Promise

It may not be much of a household name as Spotify or Pandora or even iHeartRadio, but Deezer is very much a global streaming audio player. Now, it is promising smartphone users across the United Kingdom 30,000 "free radio stations" from across the globe via an app. What's the message for AM and FM radio?
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Gratifying Moments on the Inspection Trail

Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner has some kind words for a federal agency that's largely shut down operations, the FCC. Here, he recalls his many "alternative inspections" and how helpful Commission staff were when any client of Benner's questioned his work. Benner also recalls how a session with eager journalism students reminded him of how the FCC Enforcement Bureau operates.

Beach and Cash: Top Wells Fargo Analyst Set For Summit

The individual at Wells Fargo Securities who has the best Wall Street look on radio and TV companies trading on Wall Street will be providing the "Financial Outlook for Media" at a Media Financial Management Association event scheduled for March 7-8 in Fort Lauderdale.

The Media Industry’s ‘Chief Pilot’ For Charity

William O’Shaughnessy is a legendary figure of American broadcasting. Today, he's paying tribute today to a media broker with a heart and soul that "clearly reside in identifying good and worthy causes." Here's why O'Shaughnessy has such great admiration for Dick Foreman.

Take Two For ‘PIRATE Act’ On Capitol Hill

The 115th Congress started the fight to give greater fighting power to the FCC to put these operators off the air for good, and to collect massively increased fines. It's up to the 116th Congress to act — and to permanently silence illegal radio stations like South Florida's "Radio Touche Douce."

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Good News From AZ: Tucker Officially Takes An AM

In September 2018, Ted Tucker and his wife Jana Tucker, via a 50-50 partnership, agreed to acquire am AM facility in the Grand Canyon State. That deal has now closed, providing some "Good News" for Doug and Mary Martin.

Cleo Comes From Urban One

In comments made August 8, 2018 during Urban One’s second-quarter earnings call, company President/CEO Alfred C. Liggins III announced that the owner of the TV One cable TV channel would be launching a new lifestyle network for the Black and Afro-Latino woman. Saturday, Jan. 19, will see the formal birth of Cleo.

Deadline Extended To Nominate Broadcast TV’s Best

Have your say today! Nominations are now extended through Jan. 25 for the RBR+TVBR 2019 Broadcast Television’s Best Leaders list. The one-week extension was requested by busy industy executives planning for NATPE Miami and the Matrix Solutions Symposium, each next week, immediately following CES 2019.

This Analyst Says A Viacom-CBS Unification Will Happen

On Thursday, October 3, 1990, East Germany officially ceased to exist, thanks to its reunification under West German control to become the Federal Republic of Germany. Another notable reunification could be happening before the end of 2019, Wall Street analyst Michael Nathanson predicts.

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Ready For Drive Time: Better Data On In-Car Likes

Drive Time Metrics has teamed up with an Israeli firm behind the first neutral automotive data services platform in providing what it calls "privacy protected, in-vehicle listening insights to media, brands and advertisers."

Radio’s First Meal Strength

Westwood One Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard is unabashedly one of the radio industry's biggest cheerleaders, ceaselessly searching for any tidbits of research that make AM and FM radio advertising look better than any glamorous Google-powered effort. He's done it again.

Cross-Media Ad Company Goes Exclusive With Comscore

Here's another win for Comscore. Local cross-media advertising company Viamedia has decided to use the Nielsen competitor as its exclusive source for TV data ad currency in 72 of its 73 markets.

Incumbent Protections Urged As C-Band Use Widens

The partial government shutdown has led to near silence at the FCC, with only the five Commissioners, the Spectrum Auction Task Force and select field staff at work, with pay. That hasn't stopped a pair of bipartisan House Members from asking the Commission to consider their C-band concerns.

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A Data Center Expansion For MOBITV

A data center that currently serves as a pop location for MOBITV’s managed service connectivity will become a new redundant site for its Sacramento-based data center. It's a win for the Peachtree State.

Media Tech and Innovation Scholarships Fly From PILOT

The NAB innovation initiative granted its first media technology and innovation scholarships to nine undergraduate and graduate students, for pursuit of studies related to broadcast engineering, media technology and innovation. The scholarships are administered in partnership with the BEA.

The OTT Market: ‘Far From Oversaturated’

While there’s a limit to how many SVOD services users are ready to pay for, it is far from being reached. This is one key finding from Ooyala’s just-released State of the Broadcast Industry 2019 report, which maps out the challenges for content creators and distributors as they strive to maintain and grow audiences.