GatesAir Selects A New Engineering VP With An Intraplex Plug

After more than 15 years within the Intraplex business unit at GatesAir, its Director and VP/GM is being promoted to a top engineering role for the entire radio and TV transmitter manufacturer. The change comes as Tony Kobrinetz is retiring following a career that includes 35 years with Motorola.

Automotive Use Cases For ATSC 3.0: Broadcast TV’s OOH Plus?

Who knew that broadcast TV's future could involve freeway traffic and entertaining vehicular occupants while speeding along on a city street? The Advanced Television Systems Committee has been exploring automotive use cases for the ATSC 3.0 standard, applications that include robust broadcast updates for telematics and navigation, and sensors for autonomous vehicles.

Industry Report: Pulse Check on AI Adoption in TV

As technology advances, many TV organizations are looking to work smarter, set themselves apart and generate new revenue streams. Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a way to do all three — but are organizations fully taking advantage of it?
John Pelkey

Six Steps for Avoiding Unwanted Delays in Closing a Transaction

By paying due attention to those items that require a long lead time, the parties to a transaction can help ensure that the closing takes place on the appointed date. That's a key takeaway in this classic Media Information Bureau column from attorney John M. Pelkey, which is still relevant today.

Nielsen’s Addressable TV Lights Up With ‘Luminate’

The Walt Disney Co.'s advanced advertising suite is expanding its offerings by bringing its Disney Media Networks program offerings to the Addressable TV beta test presently being conducted by Nielsen. With Disney's participation, its networks will gain the opportunity to test, evaluate and experience the Addressable TV platform ahead of its commercial launch.

Nexstar Stock Rapidly Recovering From COVID-19 Meltdown

While many radio broadcasting companies' stock prices remain a fraction of what they were valued at the start of 2020, there's one television broadcasting company that has swiftly climbed back to its pre-COVID 19 pandemic pricing. That would be the nation's biggest owner of over-the-air TV stations, founded by one Perry Sook.

‘Starting The Conversation’: Black Radio Matters

"We are at a critical juncture in history," says RBR+TVBR Publisher Deborah Parenti. "I certainly don’t have the answers, but I do know we need to come together to heal America. We, as broadcasters, have a role to play in that. And finding solutions start with conversations." In this column, Parenti heralds Radio's importance as a voice of the African American community.

An STA Parade On A Day Devoid of Deals

There were no new transactions posted on the FCC's database Tuesday morning. But, there were several Special Temporary Authority requests of note -- including one involving a Baltimore FM translator that has been working to eliminate interference with a co-channel FM translator, and an Entercom station in Kansas dealing with a lightning bolt to the transmitter.

Enjoy Every Episode of the RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast

We've just completed our concluding episode of the RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast, with a fresh "INFOCUS" podcast series set for June and beyond. Miss an episode? Every podcast we've distributed can easily be found HERE. Be sure to subscribe to our soon-to-evolve podcast by clicking HERE!

Another Banner Day For Cumulus Stock

Short-term shareholder rights plans have emerged at three of the nation's biggest audio media companies, with the latest one to emerge coming early Friday from Cumulus Media. Who knew that the audio media company's actions would trigger an impressive two-session surge for its stock price?

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Bob McCurdy Files Medical Malpractice Lawsuit In Life-Or-Death Cancer Fight

On April 10, it became known that Beasley Media Group VP/Corporate Sales Bob McCurdy was departing the company. Officially, he announced his retirement. What wasn't publicly known was that McCurdy was battling cancer. Now, McCurdy and his wife have filed a lawsuit alleging the radio industry veteran failed to receive his full dosage of anti-cancer drugs.

More Hygiene, Accessibility For Custom In-Ear Monitors

Point Source Audio’s CM-i family of lightweight in-ear intercom headsets has received a design upgrade. The new design—brought to market earlier than initially planned in light of the COVID-19 pandemic—adds factors such as detachable earbuds for improved hygiene and accessibility to more easily customize with a user’s custom in-ear monitors.

RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS Podcast: iSpot.TV

A ripple effect was seen with respect to year-over-year spending trends, and impressions, for restaurant advertisers. But, some interesting insights can be seen with respect to ad impressions. The SVP of Media Partnerships at iSpot.tv shares his company's latest research in this RBR+TVBR Coronavirus INFOCUS podcast hosted by Editor-in-Chief Adam R Jacobson. LISTEN HERE

Quad City Play: Porter Retires As Nexstar’s Local Leader

After 16 years as the VP/GM of the Davenport, Rock Island, Moline and Bettendorf TV stations presently owned by Nexstar Media Group, Marshall Porter is heading into retirement. Who's his successor? Nexstar has its man, and he's coming from a Sinclair Broadcast Group property in Tulsa.

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