SBS / Spanish Broadcasting System

A Mega-Sized Consent Decree To Resolve Indecency

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) has resolved a lingering license renewal issue for its biggest radio station -- caused by a 11-year-old indecency complaint -- by agreeing to a $10,000 Consent Decree with the FCC. The settlement, which resolves the Media Bureau's investigation of the alleged indecency allegations, also settles issues arising from the Bureau's review of this station's 2006 and 2014 license renewals.

Threshold Gives Way To A New Southern Oregon FM

A Class A assigned to the 97.7 MHz frequency in the Medford, Oregon, suburb of Butte Falls has signed on the air. The owner knew little, if anything, about the town before being awarded an FCC license for the station, KORJ-FM. It didn't matter: Threshold Communications partners Jim Bryan and Ron Wulff were the lone bidders in a Commission auction for the brand-new station.

‘MVP Silenced By A Swarm Of Bees!

Bonneville International's KMVP-FM "Arizona Sports 98.7" in Phoenix was stung and prevented from delivering a live broadcast yesterday as part of its NCAA Men's College Basketball Championship coverage. A nasty competitor wasn't to blame.

Is This Person iHeart’s Biggest Pitchman To Marketers?

The nation's leading radio company by number of stations has created a position for an individual charged with convincing advertisers, brand managers and CMOs why its cross-platform opportunities matter when achieving strong ROI is the goal.

It’s Time To Get To Know ‘Gen Z’

It's time to talk about "Generation Z," and the youngest of this group, RBR+TVBR's Editor-In-Chief writes in this Intelligence Brief. "It may be scary to fathom this, but we're talking about teens born after 2000," he notes. But, what's possibly scarier is why the media industry C-Suite shouldn't ignore this cohort, based on the latest Think With Google report.

Salem’s Capital Ruler Set To Retire

WAVA's Station Manager has been tapped to succeed David Ruleman as the head of Salem Media Group's Washington, DC cluster. Ruleman is set to step down, ending a career that began in 1968.

Spring Is Here For DIY Home Stores

The Home Depot is ready for spring as they jump to No. 1 on this week's Media Monitors Spot Ten Radio chart. Prime competitor Lowe’s is also taking advantage of spring cleaning and home remodeling activity with a bump in ads.
U.S. Congress

How Many Members Of Congress Won’t Play ‘Fair’?

Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Marsha Blackburn may be facing a stiff headwind in their effort to get the House of Representatives to pass the "Fair Play Fair Pay Act." That's because there's a solid block of legislators that are committed to preventing the bill from getting any Congressional approval.
NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

Here’s A Snapshot Of The New NAB Board

No less than 13 radio industry professionals have been elected to a two-year term as a NAB Board Member. The terms set to start in June, and there will also be six new additions to the NAB Television Board.
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ICA Radio Closes On Lone Star Buy

ICA Radio Ltd. has completed its $2.48 million acquisition of a trio of FM stations serving the Corpus Christi, Texas market. Kalil & Co. was the exclusive broker for this transaction.
Mark Fratrik

Hispanic Radio Revenue Continues To Slip

The over-the-air advertising revenue at U.S. Hispanic radio stations continued its downhill retreat in 2016, resuming a slow but steady dip from a two-year peak in dollars seen in 2012 and 2013. What's the No. 1-billing Spanish-language radio station? It's one of five L.A. stations in the Top 10.
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Minnesota Quartet Sail To A Riverfront

Two combos in the Land Of 10,000 Lakes are now Riverfront properties thanks to a multi-million dollar deal announced Wednesday by the exclusive brokers in the deal, Susan Patrick and Jason James of Patrick Communications.
Auto

Could Radio Get A Rule Change On Auto Ad Disclosures?

Changing the rules for automobile ads is a topic of interest for many radio industry C-Suite executives. With 12% of the population listening to radio likely to purchase a car, AM and FM stations are a necessary conduit for enticing automotive consumers. But, in terms of getting disclaimers to listeners, do they help the advertiser, consumer, or the radio station? We have FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's take on the subject.

Could Radio’s Main Studio Rule Go Away?

Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has made it clear that one of his top priorities is to "remove outdated and unnecessary burdens imposed by the Commission." One of those "archaic" rules involve the Commission's Main Studio Rule, and he's ready to push forward his long-standing view that it should be "severely modified" or altogether eliminated.
Broadcasting Pirate

O’Rielly The Pirate Fighter: Commissioner Meets With Miami Team

Squashing the squatters and banishing the buccaneers of broadcasting once and for all is something Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly is making a key issue, and he's given the Commission's Miami Field Office orders to expedite all cases where pirate stations need to be silenced.

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