All Entries in March, 2013

Rockefeller sustains the media violence drumbeat

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has made it clear that a probe into the role of television content will be undertaken at...

John Rockefeller

15 years left for radio: A foolish prediction?

Former NPR CEO Ken Stern, who has just written a book on the current state of charities, found himself talking to Motley Fool about...

The digital devices of radio fans

The slice of advertising pie being consumed by digital venues is getting bigger and bigger. The bad news: Other slices are getting smaller...

Tablets

92 KQRS’ Tom Barnard to enter treatment

Legendary Twin Cities morning man Tom Barnard announced 3/29  that he’s putting himself in treatment. The Cumulus Media Classic Rock host told his listeners...

ABC ranked #1 on Thurs for 18-49

With Wife Swap, Grey’s and Scandal, ABC ranked #1 on Thursday in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd week in a row (tied with CBS’...

ABC

Miramax, Scorsese pact for TV series

Global film and television studio Miramax and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese are developing a TV series based on the film “Gangs of New...

Lotus/Tucson station raises $94K for St. Jude

Recently, Lotus Communications’ 102.1 FM La Caliente in Tucson raised nearly $94,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during their 8th annual two-day radio-thon. ...

Barbara Walters to retire next year

The media icon plans to retire next year, ending a TV career that began more than 50 years ago and made her a trailblazer...

Barbara Walters

New HD Radio receiver technology to be at NAB

Palm Beach, FL-based Digital PowerRadio (DPR), an advanced radio techniques technology company, will present a technology...

HD Radio

ABC, CBS tie for 1st as Idol idles

American Idol won its time slot Thursday night, but not with enough conviction to prevent a 3rd place finish for Fox. ABC and CBS...

Spearmans picking up a Ranger FM

$163K KWBY-FM Ranger TX from Mandatory Broadcasting Inc. (Marion Cole) to High Plains Radio Network LLC (Gentry T. Spearman, Monte L. Spearman). Note for...

NBCU doubles in Philly DMA

$20M WWSI-TV Philadephia PA (Atlantic City NJ) from ZGS Communications Inc. (Eduardo A. Zavala, Ronald Gordon et al) to NBC Telemundo License LLC, a...

Done deal for Allentown noncom

Lehigh Carbon Community College has successfully spun off its WXLV-FM Schnecksville PA, which serves the Allentown-Bethlehem market. It’s going to a religious broadcaster who...

Genachowski announces April agenda

For broadcasters, the main reason for attending the FCC Open Meeting for April may simply be to see who shows up. There isn’t much...

FCC Commissioners / May 2012

Michigan delegation queries FCC on auctions

Like a number of states, Michigan is close enough to the border with a sovereign nation that the channels it has available for broadcast...

Gavel