Can An FM’s Complaints About Translator Interference Be ‘Invalid’?

Is it plausible that an FM translator's alleged interference of an FM signal is "invalid" and entitled to no consideration? The operator of KXEG-AM 1280 in the Phoenix market and its K241CS, at 96.1 MHz, believes so. It has evidence suggesting the station making the complaints -- KSWG-FM 96.3 in Wickenburg, Ariz. -- is operating with unauthorized facilities.
SBS / Spanish Broadcasting System

SBS Execs Talk Expense Cuts, Political Dollars On Q4 Call

A day and a half after Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) belatedly released its Q4 and FY2016 earnings data, key company executives -- minus Raúl Alarcón Jr., SBS's Chairman/CEO and top shareholder -- provided additional insight into the company's performance during the last three months of 2016.

¡Che, NextRadio! Android App Now In Argentina

From El Monumental to Ushuaia, users of Android-powered smartphones now have the ability to listen to live and local FM radio stations through their hand-held device. Thank NextRadio for bringing consumers in another Latin American nation -- Argentina -- the technology.

Do iHeart’s Preliminary Q1 ’17 Results Foretell Trouble?

An unofficial glimpse into the financial performance of the nation's No. 1 owner of AM and FM radio stations was presented to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission late Thursday (4/20), and no matter how you look at it — GAAP or non-GAAP — it's a downbeat start to 2017 for iHeartMedia. There's more: The company says "there will be substantial doubt" as to its ability to continue as a going concern for a period of 12 months following the end of Q1 2017.

As Expected, Radio One Gets Red Zebra Pair

In November 2016, RBR + TVBR reported that Radio One had acquired an FM translator and planned to ship it to Richmond, where it would be used to rebroadcast WXGI-AM 950. There was one slight issue: WXGI was Richmond’s “ESPN Radio” affiliate and controlled by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder’s Red Zebra Broadcasting. That problem has now been resolved, as Radio One is acquiring WXGI along with an FM in the D.C. suburbs from Red Zebra.

Nielsen Officially Embraces Gracenote ID As Standard

Nielsen is formally adopting Gracenote IDs as the standard content identifier across its audience measurement solutions. Standardization of Gracenote IDs within Nielsen's measurement products will tie together all related media and power more effective cross platform buying and planning.

FCC Gives Green Light On Consent Agenda

The FCC unanimously approved its April Open Meeting Consent Agenda on Thursday. Up for consideration were an item involving a now-defunct low power TV station and a CP for an FM in Washington State.

Is ‘Fair Pay’ Really A ‘Public Policy No-Brainer’?

Thomas Sydnor, a Visiting Fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, thinks so. In this Media Information Bureau column that's a must-read for every C-Suite executive in the radio industry, Sydnor believes such legislation is in the "legal, national, and economic interests of the U.S."
Raul Alarcon

SBS Sees Strong Q4 As Recapitalization Plan Is Revealed

Just after 6pm Eastern on Wednesday (4/19), Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) at long last revealed its Q4 and FY2016 financial results. The company had a strong Q4. But, it may not be enough: Along with the results came a recapitalization strategy and the revelation that the sale of non-core assets is in the works.

AM Synchronous Booster Fighter Bounced By Pai

A Puerto Rico-based operator of a trio of AM synchronous boosters has lost his appeal to the FCC to keep what the Commission has authorized as test operations on the air. Here's what the Commission had to say in rejecting a request to extend a "test" of these boosters for another six months.
SBS / Spanish Broadcasting System

SBS Victorious In Salsa Copyright Case

As legislators on Capitol Hill consider new ways to impose new royalty fees on radio, this media company just won a copyright case in U.S. District Court against plaintiffs who sought thousands of dollars in fees for the airplay of songs from classic Tropical music acts.
Radio One

A Radio One Exec To Exit At Year’s End

The Chief Administration Officer of Radio One has decided to leave the company focused on African American media consumers at the end of the calendar year.

Bucs Love iHeart: Multi-Year Pact Set For NFL Franchise

The Tampa-St. Petersburg station group owned by the No. 1 owner of radio stations in the U.S. by station count has just scored a touchdown all of its own. That's because its scored an extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL franchise that includes a shift of the team's games to iHeart's Rock station in the market.

Radio One Schedules Its Q1 Results Release

Radio One’s Q1 2017 guidance shows a year-over-year decline. Company President/CEO Alfred C. Liggins III expressed little surprise when sharing the news with the financial community in early March, when the company released its full-year and Q4 2016 results. What sort of decline will the African American-focused media company see in Q1? The answer will be revealed May 4.

Amplifi Media, Jācapps Form ‘Internet of Things’ Venture

A pair of radio industry veterans have teamed together for a joint venture dedicated to strategizing and creating voice command solutions for the radio and podcasting industries.

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