U.S. Supreme Court

‘En Banc’ Rebuffed, SCOTUS Likely To Decide FCC Rule Rewrite

The FCC has one chance to fight a Sept. 23 decision by the Third Circuit Federal Appeals Court to rework its rule "modernization" order: Go to the Supreme Court, now that an en banc review request has been denied. Persons close to the matter tell RBR+TVBR this is likely to happen.

This Radio Operator’s AM Analysis: DOA

Jacobs Media Strategies President Fred Jacobs asked FCC Media Bureau symposium radio industry panelists for their individual prognoses of the state of AM stations. The CEO of one publicly traded company pretty much said it's dead, attracting rapt attention from all attendees.

Who’s Succeeding Jimmy deCastro In Chicago?

Entercom, via an internal memo distributed by COO Weezie Kramer, confirmed that it has selected a new Regional President for its Milwaukee and Madison, Wisc., stations who will also serve as the full-time Market Manager for its Chicago stations. It's the woman who's been running Gamut.

Beasley Founder Honored For A Lifetime Of Achievement

Speaking of the humble roots of her father, Caroline Beasley received a standing ovation from attendees of Radio's Financial Summit, Forecast 2020⁦, on Wednesday while accepting the Lifetime Leadership Award on behalf of Beasley Broadcast Group founder George Beasley.

‘Save Community Radio’ Effort Starts With Noncomm’s Sale

A student and community radio station serving Illinois' state capital is being sold. The buyer is a broadcast ministry, which will convert the station to religious programming. A group of air personalities who work at the station aren't throwing in the towel, however.

A Random Encounter Reinforces Radio’s Localism

Does local media still matter? Who knew that the answer to this question would come while riding the F train from LaGuardia Airport to midtown Manhattan, by way of a first-time traveler to New York City who offers play-by-play of his local high school baseball team on the radio.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

NAB Launches ‘Broadcast Essentials’ Education Program

The NAB is introducing a new online educational program for radio and television stations that's designed to help new station employees in small and medium markets navigate the industry "with the knowledge, tools and resources needed to succeed."

A Veteran Broker Opens AM, FM Appraisal Firm

After 41 years as a media broker, capped by a five-year stint as a partner and Director at Media Services Group, Bill Cate has opted to launch a new division of a longtime company he's owned that will focus specifically on radio station appraisals.

A Big Houston Noncomm Gifted Another Stick

When it comes to regional Religious powerhouses, a rapidly growing Class C noncomm in one of America’s largest markets has demonstrated prowess. It’s added stations to its family, and is now a formidable network. Now, it is being handed another property from a Louisiana church.

Tar Heel Take From Public Radio ‘Friends’

At 94.1 MHz in the North Carolina city of Lumberton is an FM translator that has been relaying the programming of WHQR Public Media to this small community along I-95, to the south of Fayetteville. That’s about to change. A sale of the translator to a different NPR Member has been consummated.

Pallone, Doyle To Probe FCC?

Expect a potentially cantankerous Congressional hearing come December 5. That's when the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will conduct an FCC oversight hearing. The session could feature much finger-pointing from subcommittee chairman Mike Doyle (pictured).

A Huge Endorsement For CMLS From Zacks

It's just what the doctor ordered for Cumulus Media: Respected financial analysis house Zacks on Thursday added five stocks to its "Strong Buy" list. Yes, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is on the list. But, so is the owner of such stations as "powerhouse" Talker KMJ-AM in Fresno and Classic Hits stalwart WGRR-FM in Cincinnati.

Saul Levine Donates His Monterey Radio Properties

Roughly four years ago, Mt. Wilson FM Broadcasters began simulcasting the L.A.-based "K-Mozart" on a heritage AM serving the Monterey Bay area of California. The move came a few months after an AM sibling in the market began simulcasting another L.A. station, one focused on Oldies. These AMs and their FM translators have just been handed to a new licensee.

A West Virginia Pass To Ed Pastilong

In the far northeastern portion of the state, one can listen to a Class B1 FM offering Classic Country music, or its AM sister, which has a license for an unbuilt FM translator. Until now, these stations have been owned and operated by Earl Judy Jr. and his Tschudy Broadcasting Corp. Now, Judy is selling the properties.

Beasley’s Big eSports Bet Is An ‘Immortal’ Acquisition

In a move that further cements the media company's love for eSports, and the dollars it now attracts from advertisers, Beasley Media Group has acquired an eSports team that competes in the Overwatch League.

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