News items from all over the communications business: NAB attendance figures are in; Saga sets its conference call date; Radio One changes its date; Rush Limbaugh fights cancer; LAFF takes a Spin; and meteorologists change their collective stance on climate change.
* NAB attendance topped 100,000 this year. The official total was 103,042, with 26,489 coming from the international community representing 164 countries. 1,614 journalists were present.
* Saga Communications has made its date with shareholders and analysts to discuss Q1 2015 results. The conference will take place Tuesday 5/5/15 at 11 AM eastern.
* Radio One has changed the date of its quarterly conference call. Instead of Thursday 4/30/15, it will take place Friday 5/1/15. The time is still 10AM eastern.
* Rush Limbaugh has drummed up $3.3M with his 25th annual on-air Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Cure-A-Thon. His effort to help fight the deadly disease is up to nearly $44M in total funding.
* Katz Broadcasting’s LAFF TV has added six seasons with of TV sitcom Spin City to its lineup. The network is commonly used by broadcast television and is also available on other digital platforms.
* TV meteorologists have shifted en masse to acceptance the climate change is for real and has been caused by human activity, reports Forecast the Facts’ Emily Southard. Referring to a George Mason study, she noted that almost 90% are on board with climate change as fact, compared to only 50% in GM’s 2011 survey.