All Entries in September, 2007

Martin pushing for minority access to spin-offs

Clear Channel Communications and Citadel Broadcasting have conducted seminars with the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) and NAB Education Foundation to ensure that...

FCC open now for FM translator waivers for AM

Only half-joking, NAB Radio Board Chairman Russ Withers asked FCC Chairman Kevin Martin whether it is necessary to get a Congressman to ask the...

Historic first for "Everybody Hates Chris"

CW’s successful sitcom "Everybody Hates Chris" is all about the childhood of comedian Chris Rock, but one of the things that the show has...

Station hops EEO violation charge

License renewal challenges continue to roll in to the FCC. This time the subject is noncommercial KUYI-FM Hotevilla AZ, licensed to The Hopi Foundation,...

Senate moving to extend Do Not Call

Byron Dorgan (D-ND) has noted that membership on the Do Not Call registry is scheduled to expire 9/30/08, an automatic expiration date built into...

One man's view of America's TV history

It may be presumptuous of Lawrence H. Rogers II to title his book "History of U.S. Television," but he certainly was present to personally...

Hearst arrives at retrans accord with Cox

If there’s one big cable operator you’d expect to grasp both sides of the broadcast retransmission issue, its Cox, which also includes significant television...

US tries to take Fox case to Supreme Court

The Second Circuit Court in New York shot down the FCC’s attempt to reverse its own long-standing policy and penalize broadcasters for allowing fleeting...

Transactions: 09-28-07

4.5M KODY-AM/KXNP-FM North Platte NE and KUVR-AM/KMTY-FM Holdrege NE from NRG License Sub LLC., a subsidiary of NRG Media LLC (Mary Quass) to Armada...

GM/UAW pact seen as template

There is even more good news tied to the agreement between General Motors and United Auto Workers after a very brief strike. That is...

Dial Global and Short Bus Radio strike deal

Short Bus Radio and Dial Global announced at NAB a multi-year partnership.  Beginning 10/1 DG will distribute the Short Bus service to existing affiliates...

HD multicast programming ideas examined

At the NAB Radio Show yesterday, "HD Programming: The New Frontier" featured  Michael Albl, Vice President/General Manager – Format Lab, Clear Channel Radio; Don...

Station hops EEO violation charge

License renewal challenges continue to roll in to the FCC. This time the subject is noncommercial KUYI-FM Hotevilla AZ, licensed to The Hopi Foundation,...

Mid-America adds to its chain

David C. Keister’s Mid-America Radio of Logansport-Peru is taking a regional radio station cluster in an unrated portion of Indiana north of Indianapolis from...

Dial Global nets get special tabs for RADAR 94

In the RADAR 94 survey, Dial Global Complete FM remains one of the most effective choices to reach young men and women. The network...