With 169 Episodes To Select, You’re InFOCUS With RBR+TVBR

From our interview this week with the part-owner, GM and News Director of a 1,000-watt AM serving Plattsburgh, N.Y., to exclusive conversations with key leaders at SBS, groupM, AURN and musicFIRST, the RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by dot.FM, offers more insight on the key topics of interest to broadcast media's C-Suite leadership.
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Gigi Sohn Placed In Senate GOP Hot Seat Spotlight

Gigi Sohn's selection by President Biden to fill out the FCC has become one of the most controversial in modern times. On Wednesday, Senate Commerce Committee Members scrutinized Sohn, along with three other nominees for governmental agencies. There were some fireworks, with an Alaskan Senator grilling her on Tweets that saw Sohn slam Fox News.
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A Blount Sale Brings An AM, FM Translator To Loudon

An AM radio station with an FM translator serving a town near Oak Ridge, Tenn., are being spun. Here are the details of one of the few transactions to get filed with the FCC of late.

On ‘Giving Tuesday’, Consider The Broadcasters Foundation

Giving Tuesday, the international day of giving, is November 30. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is asking for donations to help radio and television colleagues who are in acute need due to illness, accident, or disaster.

House Says Yes To ‘Build Back Better’ Bill That Includes LJSA

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted in favor of the Biden Administration's "Build Back Better" reconciliation package — a bill that includes provisions in the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. Will it pass the Senate, where Senators Manchin and Sinema could rewrite what the House passed in order to win over the support needed for a final OK?

NEXTGEN TV Gets A Holiday Marketing Boost

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, Pearl TV — the business organization led by Anne Schelle representing U.S. broadcast television companies — has shared the first images of an upcoming NEXTGEN TV holiday brand marketing campaign. For Pearl TV, the effort is designed to "deepen consumer awareness and engagement."

2021 Radio Mercury Awards Winners Announced

During Wednesday night’s awards, Alejandro Ortiz, executive creative director at Campbell Ewald Detroit/NY, was announced as the chief judge for the 2022 Radio Mercury Awards. Additionally, it was announced that the Creative Use of Nonbroadcast Audio category ended in a tie, resulting in two winners.

An Integration Intent on Addressable TV Capability Growth

iSpot.tv, a real-time platform for measuring the business and brand impact of cross-platform TV advertising, has partnered with a technology company intent on making the future of privacy-focused, data-driven TV advertising possible.

Your Invited to Broadcasting’s Best Networking Event

There’s only one place where broadcasters will have a chance in 2021 to review, face to face, one of the most important and transformative years ever and examine the coming one when what we’ve learned and what has changed could alter and move business in the year to come. It’s Forecast 2022 — and there's still time for you to secure your seat!

Maple Leaf ‘Succession’: Edward Rogers Gains Control

The family drama behind the future of Rogers Communications, one of North America's biggest media entities, has dominated the headlines of the Sun tabloid and Financial Post. Now, it appears that the son of the company's late founder, Ted Rogers, has been empowered to constitute a new board — something his siblings fought to stop.

A Digital Business Operations SVP is Selected By Audacy

With its Q3 2021 earnings set for distribution early Tuesday morning, Audacy has moved forward with the selection of a new SVP of Digital Business Operations.
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Global Suddenly Relents On Bigger iHeart Investment OK

A months-long battle between the financial backer of one of the U.K.'s biggest radio broadcasting companies and the largest radio, audio streaming and podcast entity in the U.S. has suddenly ceased, as Global Media & Entertainment Investments will no longer seek to take as much as a 49.99% non-controlling equity interest in iHeartMedia.

All in the Family for Beachside Radio Property

For Washington, D.C., area residents, a trip to the beach may involve a drive east on U.S. 50 and an excursion to the beaches of Delaware. Among the towns popular with those in the National Capital Region is Rehoboth Beach. It is here that a 41-year old FM that is presently "The Talk of Delmarva" is being spun.

What’s The Secret Sauce For Small and Indie Broadcasters?

From tornadoes and hurricanes to a pivotal November election and even a global pandemic, it turns out that everything is local. Perhaps no media does local better than small and independent broadcast operators. What’s their secret sauce? Find out one week from Tuesday at Forecast 2022, the media industry's Financial Summit.

Philips X-Line Videowall Range Arrives In North America

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, LED, and pro TV products, software, and innovations, revealed at the recent InfoComm 21 conference that the Philips X-Line UHD videowall series in now available to customers across the U.S. and Canada.
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