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RBR+TVBR Investigates: Does a Deal Dollar Re-do Need FCC Notification?

Do the sellers of a broadcast media property have an obligation to notify the FCC if they close a sale for a demonstrably lower, or different, price than what was listed in the original APA the FCC granted? It's a question presented to RBR+TVBR by a reader, and we shared it with several esteemed Washington, D.C. communications attorneys. Two responded.
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Nexstar Digital, Nexstar Broadcasting Merging Into Single Subsidiary

In an internal consolidation move, Nexstar Media Group has confirmed that on November 1, it will combine its two primary operating subsidiaries, creating a new single operating subsidiary. This results in Nexstar Digital President's exit when his contract expires in March 2021.

Thought Leadership, From Top OTA TV CFOs

What have the Chief Financial Officers at some of the nation's top owners of over-the-air stations been doing to help drive a ship that saw smooth sailing through early March and, since then, has been navigating the choppy waters of a COVID-19 pandemic? A NAB Show New York virtual roundtable session offered some insight.

Nexstar: The New Investor In A 24/7 Gaming Streamer

Introducing a live 24/7 streaming network for gaming and entertainment, billed as the eSports community's answer to MTV. How successful could Venn possibly be? Just ask Perry Sook. Venn on Tuesday announced the close of a $26 million Series A financing, and the round was co-led by new investor Nexstar Media Group.

A Marketing Master Mantra: ‘Show That Path To Change’

Arguably the best in-person affair for Chief Marketing Officers, brand stewards and media buying and planning leaders, the ANA's Masters of Marketing Conference -- like other major affairs across 2020 -- has shifted to three days of continuous virtual events. The affair kicked off Wednesday morning and included a notable presentation from GM's Global CMO.

Andrulonis Says Goodbye To ‘Carolina Country’

When Jeff Andrulonis shifted his focus from ownership and management of radio stations in the Twin Tiers of Pennsylvania and New York to the Carolinas, he did so under the guise of "making the noise around here you can't ignore!" Soon, his Colonial Radio Group will be doing so with one less property, as it is selling a Grand Strand FM.

A Big Podcast Play for iHeartMedia

In a move that further cements its place as the No. 1 audio content origination and distribution company in the U.S., iHeartMedia is agreeing to acquire the parent company of the podcast hosting firm used by RBR+TVBR for its InFOCUS reports.
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A Sirius-ly Good Q3, As Pivotal Sees It

The home of Howard Stern, specialty channels ranging from Yacht Rock to Pop Rocks, and live sports pay-by-play has done it again. Sirius XM "delivered yet again with solid better than expected" Q3 2020 results, notes Jeffrey Wlodarczak, the Principal and Entertainment/Interactive Subscription Services Analyst at Pivotal Research Group.

Revenue, And How To Create More For Your Radio Stations

Understanding the "vegetable soup" that is the diverse U.S. consumer marketplace, and the "browning of America" giving rise to Hispanic consumer strength, was the focal point of an invigorating virtual panel discussion that kicked off the latest Hispanic Radio Conference LIVE session on Thursday.

RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast: Andrew Curran

For the fifth year in a row, Andrew Curran, President and COO of DMR/Interactive penned an "Open Letter to Radio." He discusses his thoughts on how Radio can gain more listeners, thanks to increased in-car consumption, with Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson in this RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by Dot.FM. LISTEN HERE

Add iHeart To the Q3 Earnings Calendar

The first 10 days of November will be full of third quarter earnings reports, and the nation's No. 1 audio media company will be sharing its results for the three months ending Sept. 30, 2020 after the Closing Bell on Nov. 9.

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Could A Translator Be Bringing A Bigger ‘Voice’ To Tucson?

The HD3 signal associated with a Class C boomer licensed to Tucson is about to lose its FM translator companion that's been giving it a boost in this southern Arizona market. Interestingly, a veteran Hispanic media figure is grabbing the translator, and he's ready to send Toño packing.

Nielsen: Young, Diverse Audiences Leaning into TV News

While the time consumers spend watching TV news has been rising since the fall of last year, it peaked at just under nine-and-a-half hours each week in April of this year—the height of the stay-at-home period in the U.S. Fast forward to September, American adults are still engaged with news, new Nielsen data show.

Deal Details Emerge On Ramar’s Lubbock Sales

On Monday, RBR+TVBR reported that Ramar Communications has agreed to sell The CW Network affiliate in Lubbock, along with two low-power facilities to Gray Television. Ramar is also selling the FOX affiliate and its associated Class A facility to SagamoreHill Broadcasting. Details including the value of the Texas deals brokered by Kalil & Co. are now known.

What’s Next for NEXTGEN TV’s Rollout?

Two broadcast TV company CEOs were joined by LG's lead PR chief and the chief executive of a big tower owner in a NAB Show New York virtual panel discussion devoted to the rollout of NEXTGEN TV.

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Ten Reasons Why Most Sales Training Doesn’t Work

Are you wasting time and money on sales training that doesn't work? Perhaps this Media Information Bureau installment from expert sales trainer Barrett Riddleberger can help. Here, he offers "10 common problems plus solutions to help you get the most out of your sales training investment."

Urban One, iHeart Launch Black Financial-Focus Initiatives

Urban One and iHeartMedia are each introducing efforts designed to ignite African American businesses, and give Black consumers a little more credit.

Will Hispanic Growth Grow Advertising Allocations?

The "browning" of America is real. Increasing Hispanic affluence, education, and acculturation is here. With it comes increased spending across an ever-widening array of categories. How do brands plan accordingly? A Thursday Hispanic Radio Conference LIVE! panel of diverse players in the game (advertisers, agency buyers and planners, station sales executives) seeks answers.

NAB Hopeful HEROES Gets GOP Interest In Senate

As D.C. politics goes, this is a dead bill, without major revisions fueled by Senate Republicans. Yet, the NAB applauded the Senate's introduction of legislation designed to expand SBA loan access to newspapers and broadcast media.

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Telos Rolls Out A ‘ATSC 3.0 Your Way’ Virtual Showcase

What does the adoption of NEXTGEN TV look like for you? Telos Alliance representatives seek to answer this question to the best of their abilities in a virtual showcase set for Wednesday, October 28.

A Virtual Kickoff for NAB Show New York

The challenge of 2020 has created new opportunities to integrate our business tools with technologies allowing broadcast media to thrive. That's the key message offered by a digitally minded but over-the-air focused Gordon Smith, as the NAB President/CEO officially welcomed attendees to a virtual NAB Show New York -- an event normally held at the Javits Center.

What’s Of Note At NAB Show New York?

NAB Show New York kicked off Monday with an unprecedented 10-day schedule of virtual, online presentations and plenty of vendor exhibition opportunities to a global audience. What are some of the highlights broadcast media executives may wish to pass on to the tech team and its CTO? Here's a glance.