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A Community LPFM Gets A Huge Fine For Multiple Violations

A low-power FM radio station serving tony communities in northern Palm Beach County, Fla., is on the hook for a hefty fine, courtesy of the FCC Enforcement Bureau. Why? It failed to operate the LPFM in accordance with FCC rules, and the Bureau's claims point to egregious violations.
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Disgraced Ex-T.J. Martell Foundation Leader Sentenced To Federal Prison

Melissa Goodwin has been found guilty of embezzlement, shifting more than $3.7 million from the national cancer research organization to personal endeavors. In addition to a prison sentence, Goodwin has been ordered to pay it all back — plus interest — in restitution.

Legal Feeble No More: Category Ad Spend Slides Stops At Local

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Legal Services’ local advertising spend hard in 2020. According to BIA Advisory Services, a healthy rebound is underway in 2022, with local ad spend for the category projected to surpass its pre-pandemic 2019 level.
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Rep. Tlaib Introduces Streaming Royalties Resolution In House

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib has introduced a House resolution that states it is the "duty of the Federal Government to establish a new royalty program." This program doesn't target Radio, but its streaming competitors.
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Disney Earnings Please Wall Street. But, OTA TV Growth Lags

The fiscal third quarter 2022 financial results for The Walt Disney Co. were released late Wednesday, and for the period ending July 2, 2022, the performance was everything magical for investors in the owner of ESPN, ABC and fast-growing OTT platform Disney+. Revenue grew at both Disney's Cable and Broadcasting units. What fueled the improvements?

Four ‘Megaradio’ Employees Slain In Latest Mexican Violence

On Thursday evening, another act of violence rocked Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. This time, four individuals associated with a radio broadcasting company serving listeners on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border were killed.
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Dark Uvalde, Tex., Stations Sold For $200

On May 25, RBR+TVBR shared the story of Mario Rangel, a key employee at South Texas Radio and the chief of the Uvalde Volunteer Fire Department in Uvalde, Tex. Rangel had just departed the elementary school when a gunman entered and opened fire. His daughter was safe; 19 Robb Elementary students perished. One month later, economic challenges silenced South Texas Radio. Now, its stations have been sold.
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Final Results of Emmis Tender Offer Arrive

The final results of a cash tender offer to purchase up to 1 million shares of its Class A common stock have been released by Emmis Corporation, the Indianapolis-based operation founded by Jeff Smulyan that is exiting radio station ownership to focus on other technology-driven endeavours.

Goldman Sachs Trims Long-Term Outlook for iHeartMedia

The nation's No. 1 creator and distributor of audio content has joined Audacy Corp. in being bestowed with a noteworthy downgrade of its stock, as Goldman Sachs has just lowered its rating on IHRT.

NABOB Expresses ‘Broad and Deep’ ZoneCasting Support to Rosenworcel

The lobbying efforts to get the FCC to say yes to a proposed rule that would permit program origination on FM boosters — the lynchpin to GeoBroadcast Solutions' "ZoneCasting" technology — have reached new heights, as the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) offered its "broad and deep support" of the proposal directly to the Commission's Chairwoman.
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Progress, As HD Radio Parent Tops Earnings Estimates

“We are excited with the progress we made against our strategic initiatives across the business.” Those are the words of Xperi CEO Jon Kirchner, commenting on the second quarter results for the parent company of such brands as HD Radio. How did Xperi perform, fiscally speaking, in the three-month period ending June 30?
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The InFOCUS Podcast: Buddy Shula

With the regulatory OK and subsequent closing, Buddy Shula will become the owner of an FM serving Key West, Fla. With success as the owner of WECK in Buffalo, why did Shula buy the Florida FM? Shula shares all in this exclusive conversation with RBR+TVBR Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson, the latest InFOCUS Podcast presented by dot.FM. LISTEN HERE

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How Many Subscribers Did Pay-TV Providers Lose In Q2?

The largest pay-TV providers in the U.S., representing about 92% of the market, lost about 1,925,000 net video subscribers in the second quarter 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,235,000 one year earlier. That's according to newly released data from Leichtman Research Group.
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Danielson’s California Successor Selected

In late May, Mark Danielson was selected to lead Nexstar’s ABC affiliate and home for The CW Network in Salt Lake City. This left an opening at the three TV stations in California's Central Coast he'd been in charge of — a position that placed Danielson on the Radio + Television Business Report Top Local TV Leaders list for 2021. The Santa Barbara-based position has just been filled.
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Trio Of Canadian Media Companies OK Freedom Mobile Sale

The sale of Freedom Mobile to a subsidiary of a Québec media giant that owns the TVA Group French-language television operation has been agreed to. It puts in motion the controversial merger of one of Canada's largest multimedia companies and Shaw Communications, which is still under regulatory review some 17 months after the transaction was announced.

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A new Pew Research Center survey of American teenagers ages 13 to 17 finds TikTok has rocketed in popularity since its North American debut several years ago and now is a top social media platform for teens among the platforms covered in this survey. Facebook? Yeah, right ...

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ARK Multicasting joins Streaming Video Tech Alliance

ARK, led by CEO and co-founder Joshua Weiss, joined the industry forum comprised of leading companies from the online video ecosystem to further their development and use of the new television standard ATSC 3.0.

Inovonics CEO Gets Company Torch As Jim Wood Steps Aside

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Telestream at IBC: Products Delivering Production Through Distribution

A California-based digital media technology company is preparing to demonstrate its portfolio of products designed to "empower production and post production teams, operations personnel, and engineers to ensure the highest quality customer experience while providing maximum business value" at September's IBC 2022 conference and expo. What can attendees in Amsterdam expect from Telestream?