Here’s The FCC’s Proposed Budget For 2018

Lean. Accountable. More efficient. Those are the key words that pop out of the FCC's fiscal 2018 budget proposal, which the Commission made public today. Indeed, the FCC is prepared to make some significant adjustments to its budget—and personnel. It's decided to use a weed-whacker to do so, as the proposed budget reflects a 5.2% dip from fiscal 2017.

Trump’s Public Media Takedown: Take Two

In a move that comes as no surprise to many, President Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget seeks to accomplish what his fiscal 2017 budget failed to do: zero out the funding of noncommercial secular radio and TV stations by the Federal government. As expected, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which distributes these funds to noncomms across the U.S., was vocal in its opposition to the proposal.

Heftel Comes Back To Radio, Via A ‘Highway’

For a generation of broadcasters, the late Cecil Heftel helped bring Top 40 radio some of its earliest success. Later, he helped build some of the nation's top Spanish-language AMs and FMs, including properties in L.A. overseen by his son, Richard Heftel. Now, the Heftel family is coming back to the radio business. We spoke with Heftel on his re-entry into radio, and how a huge bedding retailer is to thank for his rescue of a group of stations long associated with Howard Anderson.

A Central N.Y. Fox Spins An AM

Craig L. Fox, who owns radio stations in Central New York through various companies, has had a rocky relationship with the FCC. Fox’s run as an owner has been bumpy, and last year via consent decree forked over thousands of dollars to the FCC for attempting to skirt market ownership sub-caps. The latest news from the Commission regarding Mr. Fox, however, focuses on a transaction: Fox’s Cram Communications is selling the Syracuse market’s home of FOX Sports Radio.

MFM Honors Entercom’s Now-Former CFO

The Media Financial Management Association's Distinguished CFO Award pays tribute to a Chief Financial Officer who has made outstanding contributions to the media industry. This year's award goes to an individual that recently departed a pure-play radio broadcasting company that's set to introduce CBS Radio's AMs and FMs to its stable of stations.
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The Bigger SBS Q1 Story: A Narrower Net Loss

A press release distributed late Monday by Spanish Broadcasting System offered a highly abbreviated look at the media company's delayed Q1 2017 results. What was the company's net loss? That information was filed with the SEC, and we found it for you. SBS also shared with the SEC news of a $3.5 million lawsuit in Puerto Rico, and when its expecting its paltry FCC spectrum auction payout.

FCC Gets Tough With Flurry Of Pirate Radio Warnings

Has the FCC finally decided to get tough with the buccaneers of broadcasting that have littered the FM airwaves in three major East Coast markets for years? A series of notices of unlicensed operation issued May 17, and made public on Monday (5/22), suggest a sea change is finally underway at the Commission.

DOT Spots Surge With Federal Spend On Radio

"Thanks, Washington." Why would any radio station owner say that? The U.S. Department of Transportation invested a whole bunch of money into radio spots, according to Media Monitors' just-released Spot Ten Radio chart for the week ending May 21.

A Dance ‘Revolution’ In SoFla To Spread To Palm Beaches

What began as a tiny FM translator serving downtown Miami and points south and west is set to expand to a regional monster. Don't run ... just dance and enjoy the Revolution.

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Broadcast Actions On A Deal-Free Day

There were no new transactions posted by the Commission on Tuesday, May 23. However, there were several Broadcast Actions as of May 18 posted in the day's Public Notice, and we've provided them for you.

WTTW Repack Game Plan Includes GatesAir

The primary PBS member station serving the Chicago market has selected GatesAir to fulfill its FCC TV spectrum repack requirements. The wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions provider for TV and radio broadcasters will offer the station its newly released Maxiva ULXTE high-efficiency, liquid-cooled UHF TV transmitter in preparation for WTTW’s relocation from digital channel 47 to 25.

VICE Media: Telemundo’s Desired Fountain of Youth

In a move expressly designed to bring millennial-appealing content to its multimedia delivery vehicles, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has forged an exclusive content partnership with VICE Media. The partnership will include the co-production of original documentary segments on subjects ranging from music, sports, food, culture and more for Telemundo's news department.

Rogers Recruited By Nexstar For Music City Role

Tracey Rogers is trucking east from Memphis for a new position in Music City. Effective immediately, Rogers has taken the VP/GM role at Nexstar Media Group's ABC affiliate in Nashville, WKRN-2.

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Omny, Triton Team For Continental Sales Pact

Looking to acquire an Omny Studio plug-and-play audio management solution? Give Triton Digital a call.