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A Friday Fall For Wall Street

U.S. financial markets ended the week on a down note Friday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 76.35, to 21,674.38, while the Nasdaq Composite index slipped 5.39, to 6,216.53, after being in positive territory for much of the day. Among the key movers among media companies were Salem Media Group and Veritone Media, which fell to a new post-IPO low.

What Did MMTC, NABOB and Salem Say To Chairman Pai?

On Wednesday (8/16), representatives from two key broadcast media multicultural advocacy organizations, a big D.C. law firm, a major Christian-themed broadcaster and a Black-owned broadcaster based in Alabama held court with one of the most influential individuals in Washington, D.C. That person is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. What did they discuss? We now know.

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.
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Sinclair Says Yes To YouTube TV Deal

The company that intends to merge with Tribune Media on Thursday announced an agreement for all of its ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates, and the Tennis Channel, to be carried in their respective markets once YouTube TV debuts in those respective locales.

Happy Birthday, FM Radio!

Eighty 80 years ago today, the FCC granted the first FM radio construction permit. Four years later, the station signed on under the ownership of General Tire & Rubber. None other than FCC Chairman Ajit Pai commemorated this, via a Friday Tweet.
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Mining Rights Assigned To New Owner For Golden State AM

A Class B AM station serving a city along California's Central Coast is being sold to a mining corporation.  It's the lead item in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Friday, Aug. 18, which also features the spin of an FM translator in Jacksonville, Fla.

A Chevy-Powered Takeover Of Chicago Radio

In a statement that seeks to demonstrate the positive power of audio to deliver results to advertisers, more than 40 radio stations in the nation's No. 3 market have signed on to simultaneously air a minute-long interview from a big Chevrolet dealer operator on Tuesday — in afternoon drive. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the effort.

North Ohio Is Hotchkiss’ New Region With Heart

The individual who has most recently served as Regional SVP/Sales for iHeartMedia in its Virginia-Carolina Region is taking his talents to The Flats and the home of LeBron James.

NYSBA Picks Pittman As ‘Broadcaster Of The Year’

The board of directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association has a big heart for iHeartMedia. That's because it has selected its Chairman/CEO as its Broadcaster of the Year.

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Mining Rights Assigned To New Owner For Golden State AM

A Class B AM station serving a city along California's Central Coast is being sold to a mining corporation.  It's the lead item in RBR+TVBR's TRANSACTIONS TODAY for Friday, Aug. 18, which also features the spin of an FM translator in Jacksonville, Fla.

Univision Head Speaks Out On Racism

In an impassioned statement released late Friday, Univision President/CEO Randy Falco expressed pride in the multicultural America "we live in and our making." He then turned to the recent racially motivated events in Charlottesville, Va., by turning to the words of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall before noting, "The current insanity threatens to spiral out of control and has to stop. Leadership is needed."

The Benefits Of ATSC 3.0, In Three Minutes

A video of 180 seconds in length is being circulated by the NAB that's focused on a big topic of interest for those in the TV industry's collective C-Suites. What's it all about? The Next Gen TV transmission standard: ATSC 3.0.

Could ‘ABC6’ Get Snuffed For Some New England Viewers?

Come Wednesday at 7pm Eastern, DISH Network subscribers in Rhode Island, parts of Massachusetts, and one county in northeast Connecticut could have some difficulty tuning to their local ABC affiliate. That's when a carriage agreement between the DBS player and a privately held company with a name wholly familiar to radio industry veterans: Citadel Communications.

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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.

Cable Outpaces Broadcast for Viewer Attention

That's the attention-grabbing headline plastered on the promotional announcement for the release of the latest Quarterly TV Attention Report from TVision Insights. The TVision report seeks to tell advertisers which demographics truly engage with television, which TV shows hold viewer interest, and which brands combine engaging content with effective media planning in order to garner the most attention. The Q2 2017 report yielded three key conclusions.

What Did MMTC, NABOB and Salem Say To Chairman Pai?

On Wednesday (8/16), representatives from two key broadcast media multicultural advocacy organizations, a big D.C. law firm, a major Christian-themed broadcaster and a Black-owned broadcaster based in Alabama held court with one of the most influential individuals in Washington, D.C. That person is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. What did they discuss? We now know.

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Internet and digital news for the broadcasting industry.

Air Checking For The 21st Century: Why ‘AI’ Matters

Air checks are a standard yet critical tool in the radio industry. Whether for campaign verification or programming evaluation, the air check process has not changed very much in the last 50 years. Now, thanks to "AI," the radio industry has an advantage at its fingertips. A free Tuesday, Aug. 29 webinar promises to share all of the details.  

Amplified Audio Strategy, Thanks To Dante

MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has amplified its audio strategy with the integration of Dante Audio over IP networking from Audinate into its range of openGear solutions for modular, high-density fiber transport and signal conversion.

Clearly Cleary: A President Is Picked For Joseph

Broadcast industry player and custom fiber solutions firm Joseph Electronics has upped SVP John Cleary to President. He will be responsible for supervising the company's day-to-day operations and takes over the position from company owner Yohay Hahamy, who will continue as CEO.