Entercom Says No To E-Cig Ads As JUUL CEO Quits

The CEO of one of the biggest e-cigarette makers in the U.S., Juul, is stepping down in the wake of deaths and a growing public health crisis tied to vaping. As news of Kevin Burns' exit became known, Entercom moved ahead with an internal memo that says all e-cig ads are now banned.

AT&T Responds To Sinclair Blackout Threat

On Friday, Sinclair Broadcast Group issued a warning that its 136 broadcast TV stations could be "blacked out" on all AT&T-owned TV services come Friday. Now, AT&T is offering its own fighting words in a matter that further puts into question if a new retransmission consent deal can be had anytime soon.

Federal Appeals Court Remands FCC Cross-Ownership Rules

The Third Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has decided to vacate and remand "the bulk of its actions" taken over the last three years with respect to "sweeping rule changes" and their impact on ownership of broadcast media by women and racial minorities. 

A Former Cablevision President Exits 605

No, Ben Tatta isn't taking the San Gabriel River Freeway and getting off at Katella Avenue. However, he may have more time to do in the coming days. The creator, co-founder and president of 605 is leaving his day-to-day role at the next-gen TV measurement firm.

Is Air1 Adding Atlanta, Months After KLOVE Arrival?

With 77,000 watts of power from a facility east of the metropolitan area, EMF offers Atlanta radio listeners its noncommercial Christian Contemporary Music network, KLOVE. Now, it is grabbing a pair of FM translators in a move that could bring Air1 to the South's biggest market.

Scripps, TEGNA Close On Nexstar/Tribune Spins

Nexstar Media Group and Tribune Media are officially one. The companies completed their merger on Thursday, with closing announced following market close. Concurrently, TEGNA and The E.W. Scripps Co. each closed on their acquisitions of Nexstar spinoffs resulting from the deal.

A Creative Solution For Ad Copy Mastery

OK, that annoying commercial is on again and you're changing the station to something else. But, what if the spot you're hearing is entertaining and informative? A New York-based "crowd-sourced writing solutions company" born out of Comedywire might be to thank. Companies including iHeartMedia and Nexstar Media Group are already believers.

Will the 2020 Election Impact Radio?

Author and veteran political consultant and commentator Dick Morris is joining the lineup at Forecast 2020 — Radio's Financial Summit. He'll deliver a special address focused on the 2020 presidential election, and if reelection of the president is a lock or a Democrat can take the White House.

Making An Impression On Decision-Making CMOs

With the new fall season about to start and excitement about ATSC 3.0’s future possibilities – including addressable advertising – there are many who believe broadcast television stands on the precipice of a grand transition. It’s a shift that begins, as Steve Lanzano sees it, with a wholesale shift in how TV is measured.

A Radio Company Brings A Newspaper Back To Life

Less than two weeks ago, a daily newspaper serving the "duck and rice capital of the world" lost its daily newspaper ... or so it thought. Right up to what was to be the final edition, suitors lined up with bids to buy the publication. One radio broadcasting company was successful.

Pioneering Radio, TV Journalist Cokie Roberts Dies At 75

In 1978, a veteran journalist known for her coverage of Washington politics joined what was then known as National Public Radio. In 1988, she would join ABC News. Now, journalists and everyday listeners are paying tribute to Cokie Roberts, who has died of complications from breast cancer.

FCC Democrats Dissent To Nexstar/Tribune Deal

The FCC on Monday voted in favor of a deal allowing Nexstar to merge with Tribune Media. But, the Commission's approval was far from unanimous. A party-line 3-2 vote is to thank, and Mike O'Rielly's view couldn't be more divergent than that of the two Democratic Commissioners.

As Expected, FCC OK’s Nexstar/Tribune Merger

Thirteen months ago, the discussion among media executives and around the FCC was whether Tribune Media would be successfully merged with Sinclair Broadcast Group. What a difference a year makes. Nexstar has just won FCC approval of its planned acquisition of Tribune.

Nexstar Affirms FOX Affiliations With New Deal

Thirty-one Nexstar Media Group-owned television stations have no fear of participating in a "great affiliation swap" anytime soon. A new multi-year agreement has been signed by the broadcast TV company and FOX that will also include all now-former Tribune FOX affiliates.

After Eight Years, Dowdy Emerges From Bankruptcy Protection

Wayne Dowdy, through his North Shore Broadcasting, operates two FM stations and an AM on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, to the north of New Orleans. Since 2011, he's also been the debtor-in-possession of nine properties. Now, the stations are being transferred — to North Shore.

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