FCC’s JSA Rules For Radio Staying Put Under Pai

As part of his written response to an inquiry from leading Democrats on the House E&C Committee, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai affirmed that its television Joint Sales Agreement (JSA) attribution rule will be up for reconsideration. While that will likely impact the broadcast TV industry and media brokers, radio industry's C-Suite need not fret about any changes to its JSA regulations.

How to Engage Ears and Elevate Experiences

Looking for ways to create engaging, rewarding connections that lead to listener loyalty? Make plans to attend Radio's Financial Summit Forecast 2018. A session devoted to the topic is on the schedule, with a top group head conducting a candid one-on-one conversation with Momentum Worldwide's CEO.

House Democrats Seek To Crash ‘Sputnik’

With the end of an agreement with American University to use W288BS at 105.5 MHz in Chevy Chase, Md., for its "Bluegrass Country" programming, licensee Reston Translator LLC — owned by D.C. communications attorney John Garziglia — needed new programming. Callers came, and eventually Sputnik — a News/Talk format funded by the Russian government — was launched. That's made three House Democrats hot.

Pai Assesses Post-Irma Florida Ahead Of A Midwest Trip

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma across the state of Florida will help improve the reliability and resiliency of our nation's communications networks. That was the message delivered Monday morning by Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who joined FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a tour of Miami-area FCC-regulated facilities as the storm-battered region saw its students return to school and typically horrific rush hour traffic punctuated by still-inoperable traffic lights.
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Philly Client Promise: ‘Effectiveness Testing’ For Radio Advertisers

One of the last independent radio station owners in a Top 10 market has a plan to convince advertisers that spots on an AM or FM property are effective and delivering ROI. In fact, he's putting his words and belief in radio to the test: Free "effectiveness testing" of radio commercials will be given to every Philadelphia-area advertiser that spends at least $12,000 a year in local radio.

This Advertiser Has Zero To Sell To Listeners

There's much status quo in the latest Media Monitors Radio Spot Ten report. But, it's worth noting that one advertiser is pushing a new soft drink line by turning to spot radio. What other brands are big on radio in mid-September? Click here for the details.

SCBA Selects New Officers For 2018-2019 Term

The Southern California Broadcasters Association (SCBA) on Thursday announced the election of new officers for the 2018-2019 term. We're pleased to share all of the details regarding the new executive committee members for the new term beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

What’s The Forecast For Radio Advertising?

The best answer to this question is likely to come from a pair of advertising industry experts who will appear in a joint keynote presentation at Radio's Financial Summit Forecast 2018, being held Nov. 15 at the Harvard Club in New York.
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NLRB Moves Forward With Labor Complaint Against SBS/L.A.

After what it called "a thorough investigation," Region 31 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Los Angeles will now move forward with a formal complaint on unfair labor practice charges filed by SAG-AFTRA against Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS)'s two FM radio stations in Southern California.
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Saga, Salem Declare Quarterly Dividends

Saga Communications today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend that's quite sizable, continuing a healthy give-back trend for the newly pure-play media company. The declaration came a day after Salem Media Group announced a quarterly cash distribution that's much smaller in value.

Autonomous Cars Hit A Buyer Threshold

Does the potential impact on AM and FM radio listening in the self-driving car worry you? Better grab the Mylanta: a new study finds that more than half of the respondents in a recently conducted study would buy an autonomous car for their next car purchase.

Beasley Bouncing Back From Irma’s Ills in Florida

After experiencing a near-calamitous scenario at its corporate offices and the business offices and studios for its Fort Myers-Naples, Fla., station group, business activities at Beasley Media Group on Wednesday returned to normal following the arrival and damage caused by Hurricane Irma. The same cannot be said for Streamline Publishing's Radio + Television Business Report and co-owned Radio INK. 

FCC Issues Five NUOs To Boston-area Broadcast Buccaneers

The Commission's push to pounce on unlicensed radio operators once and for all has continued with great vengeance and furious anger from newly emboldened Enforcement Bureau Regional Directors. The latest flurry of Notice of Unlicensed Operation letters to be distributed to pesky pirates comes from Region One — where one can easily find Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics merchandise.

This Vet Says The NAB and RAB Get A ’10’ For Austin

In the words of Boston radio broadcasting veteran Clark Smidt, the 2017 Radio Show — held last week in Austin, Tex.— was a winner. Some of the reasons, says Smidt, were "proximity, accessibility, the program, a user-friendly hotel and a quality crowd." In a special "thank you" to the RAB and NAB, Smidt penned an exclusive RBR+TVBR column lauding the two industry lobbying groups for a great conference.
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Hybrid Radio Staking Its Claim On The Dashboard

Radio has long been “king of the dashboard.” But that’s been changing for some time with the evolution of streaming services and new technology. So it’s noteworthy that carmaker Audi is going in big for hybrid radio.

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