All Entries in October, 2007

Martin touting efforts to increase minority ownership

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin used a Washington symposium Friday by Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition to promote his idea that DTV multichannels provide a way...

FEC set to examine implications of Supreme ruling

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Wisconsin Right to Life (WRtL), it put another major dent in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act...

Shedding light on GAP

The GAP company that just bought Clear Channel stations in the west is not the same as the GAP company operated by George Laughlin...

Talkers diverge from the news

The news coverage for the week of 9/30/07-10/5/07 gave the ever-hot topic of the 2008 presidential campaign a slight nod over the events in...

Journal makes an acquisition

Journal Communications announced an addition to the company, albeit a rather small one. The Journal Community Publishing Group has purchased the weekly Clinton Tribune-Gazette...

Kodak to end Olympics sponsorship

Following the closing ceremonies of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Eastman Kodak Company will conclude its sponsorship as the Official Imaging Sponsor of the...

HD Radio Alliance allowing limited ads; opens up formats

The HD Digital Radio Alliance announced has revised its two-year ad-free policy to allow companies the opportunity to monetize their HD2 stations on a...

Modest September sales gains reflect conservative consumer

According to the National Retail Federation, retail industry sales for September (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) rose 2.2% unadjusted over last year...

Rehr opposes LPFM bill

NAB President/CEO David Rehr has fired off a letter to Senate Commerce Committee chair Daniel Inouye (D-HI) opposing S.1675, the Local Community Radio Act...

Food for kids: Markey has a two-for-five week

Ed Markey (D-MA) is Capitol Hill point man in the battle against childhood obesity, and has been recruiting food manufacturers and marketers for the...

Hearst drops Hearst-Argyle bid

Hearst Corporation has abandoned its bid to buy out other shareholders of Hearst-Argyle Television for around 600 million bucks. The tender offer to buy...

PPM: what should the guarantee be?

Arbitron has now instituted its guarantee for Portable People Meter in-tab delivery, promising refunds to stations if it fails to hit the target for...

DTV-Day on Capitol Hill

Instead of storming the beaches of Normandy, a few lucky regulators will be storming the slopes of Capitol Hill next week. On Thursday, 10/17/07,...

Stephens family strikes again

Before the virtual ink even had a chance to dry on reports of KXOJ Inc.’s move to the northeast from its Oklahoma base, they...

Radio's doldrums likely to continue

Wall Street analysts were not surprised by the 1% drop in radio revenues for August (10/11/07 RBR #199), nor are they encouraged by what...

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