Opinion: The FCC Should Elevate ‘Rigorous Decision-Making’

The rise in partisanship at the FCC is a product of both Congressional interference and the FCC's siloed structure, says Mark Jamison, a visiting Fellow with the AEI. He believes "a functional reorganization" could improve the FCC's ability to carry out its responsibilities.

Among The License Renewal Nightmares ….

How can FM translators and boosters be certified as compliant under the “mock” or Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program? That's a question posed to featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner, who shares his words of wisdom in this exclusive column.

Closing A Broadcast Transaction: Avoiding ‘Lender Nightmares’

Erwin Krasnow and Doug Ferber have penned a four-part series of articles exclusively for RBR+TVBR readers on ensuring a smooth closing. In this concluding article, Krasnow and Ferber discuss how to make the closing of a broadcast deal a dream, as opposed to a nightmare.

Smart Car Interest … But At What Cost?

With sophisticated digital and smart technologies generating headlines for automakers, many consumers are beginning to consider these devices and services as essential equipment for their own cars. But GfK research shows that people who see smart auto technologies as “must haves” still may have misconceptions about what they might cost.

Closing A Broadcast Transaction: Keeping The Dream Alive

Don't let your radio or TV station deal implode right before closing. Here are some tips to avoid such a nightmare scenario, in Part Three of an exclusive four-part series from noted D.C. communications attorney Erwin Krasnow and media broker Doug Ferber.

Closing A Broadcast Transaction: Avoiding The Nightmare

Erwin Krasnow of Garvey Schubert Barer and Doug Ferber of DEFcom Advisors have provided an exclusive four-part article for RBR+TVBR on what can go wrong at closing, and how to ensure that the closing is completed on the scheduled date. Here's the second installment.
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Closing A Broadcast Transaction: Nightmare, Or Dream Come True?

Erwin Krasnow of Garvey Schubert Barer and Doug Ferber of DEFcom Advisors have written a series of articles exclusively for RBR+TVBR on what can go wrong at closing and how to “click the ruby slippers” to avoid any problems. Here's the first installment.

Radio Needs To Chase These Dollars

Our editor-in-chief believes there's a big opportunity for Radio to significantly boost its ad revenue while gaining ground against local digital media's ad revenue conquest. It involves WPP and one of the world's biggest advertisers, by dollars allocated to all kinds of media.

The Most Common ‘Noncompliant’ Alternative Inspection Finds

Here's a most helpful column from featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner focused on what he believes, through countless alternative FCC inspections of broadcast media properties, are the most common items found to be non-compliant.

Media C-Suiters Beware: You’re The Next Cybercrime Target

A ransomware attack impacted Urban One's Q1 earnings. In early April, a ransomware attack crippled Townsquare Media's Shreveport, La., cluster. Think that's a problem? What would happen if your entire C-Suite computer network was held captive by a cybercrime syndicate?

Thoughts From Boston On Radio’s 100 Years

Believe it or not, radio will soon be celebrating its Centennial. In November 1920, KDKA-AM became the first station in the U.S. to receive a broadcast license. Many remembrances will likely be seen over the next 12 months. Today, we turn to Clark Smidt, who waxes nostalgic. 

Sound Off: Video Viewers Seek Captions For Muted Public Use

Verizon Media teamed with Publicis Media for a newly released study that examines the relationship between video viewing, sound and captions.Their key finding: as more consumers watch video on-the-go and in public, video audio is becoming secondary. 

‘Regulatory Humility’: The Pai Commission Explained

"An excellent speech" was delivered Wednesday at the Media Institute's Communication Forum Luncheon by FCC General Counsel Tom Johnson. That, at least, was the opinion of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who praised Johnson for touching on everything from weddings to FM radio.

OTA TV Viewing: Found In Nearly 1 in 4 Broadband Homes

If you think we're in the midst of an "audio renaissance," could broadcast TV's big comeback be unfolding, too?New research from Parks Associates suggests that may be the case, given the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use a digital antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts.

‘Thousands Of New Advertisers’ Are Using TV

Ad intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar has a report that every broadcast TV C-Suiter will want to review. According to its 2018 TV Trends Report (Q1 2018 - Q1 2019), more than 2,000 new advertisers entered the television advertising market.

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