All Entries in June, 2009

Repeats work just fine for CBS

Summer viewers are continuing to tune in for reruns on CBS, with NCIS even topping NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as the Household ratings winner....

Iran's head start edges it past MJ

Our usual perspective on the week’s news coverage these days anchored by whether the economic crisis is the #1 story, of if some other...

PPM Coalition welcomes Congressional interest

Since it was members of the PPM Coalition who asked Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY) to get his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee involved...

Huge numbers for BET Awards

Billed as a tribute to Michael Jackson the weekend following his death – and including a statement to fans from Janet Jackson – the...

Stern “Wack Packer” nabbed at Madoff sentencing

The Smoking Gun has posted a court order issued after Ivy Silberstein was apprehended using a recording device during the sentencing of...

Opposing views on PPM

Non-commercial KCRW-FM Los Angeles tells the FCC that everything that is wrong with Arbitron’s Portable People Meter (PPM) has befallen KCRW and that its...

Regarding PPM sample sizes

RBR's lead story today (6/30) has Arbitron defending its sample size. That's a story we've heard for years. For most of my career, Arbitron...

Three caught in EEO dragnet

And the fish the FCC found in its web are big ones – Cumulus in Kansas City MO, Cox in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale FL and...

Transactions: 7-01-09

$100K KWDB-AM Seattle-Tacoma WA (Oak Harbor WA) from West Beach Broadcasting Corporation (Jason Tilton) to Impact Directories of Northwest Washington LLC (David Lindsey et...

Another AM goes noncom

Static TN doesn’t sound like a promising place to build a radio station, but WSBI-AM has been operating there without any problems, and now...

Sweet news for business developers

Not all business categories are in freefall during the prolonged economic crisis. One category is actually thriving and finding reason to innovate and expand....

Two LPTV and translator windows opening up

The FCC is prepared to accept applications for new LPTVs and TV translators in rural areas on 8/25/09, and will accept major modifications and...

Live from Washington: It’s Monday morning

Or whatever morning it happens to be. That may be Al Franken’s new catch phrase as the NBC Saturday Night Live and Air America...

Media criticized for Jackson news blackout

There are a lot of important, high-impact and developing news stories competing for attention, and for the most part the media has been doing...

AM on FM gets FCC nod

According to FCC regulations, AM stations may now apply for FM translators to fill in-contour gaps in their coverage, and will also allow daytimers...