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From Media Ownership To AI, Former FCC Chairs Share Their Views

For the sixth year in a row, the Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council gathered — thanks to the power of Zoom — a collection of former FCC Chairs for a symposium that tackled tough topics but, as heard in the pre-event chatter ahead of the virtual affair, was delivered in a cordial, welcoming environment.

A Consolidated Challenge To FCC Radio/TV Rules Is On

Just 18 days after the Supreme Court's 6-3 decision to end the "Chevron deference," the National Association of Broadcasters has filed an initial brief in its challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's local radio and television ownership restrictions.

NAB’s LeGeyt Calls On Commission To Modernize Its Rules

The NAB on Tuesday moved ahead with a federal court battle against the Commission, joining like-minded associations and radio and TV owners in a consolidated fight to get the courts to thaw broadcast ownership rules Curtis LeGeyt says need to go.
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Time Spent Streaming Hits Record High, Says Nielsen

Time spent streaming reached 40.3% of total TV usage in June. That's the largest share of TV time ever, according to the latest installment of "The Gauge," Nielsen's monthly snapshot of total broadcast, cable and streaming consumption that occurs through a television screen.
JD Vance

Senate FCC Watchdog Named Trump’s VP Nominee

The junior U.S. Senator from Ohio has been selected by former President Trump to serve as his Vice President, should he be elected to a new four-year-term in November.  Who is JD Vance? Those who follow the subcommittees in Congress with direct oversight of the FCC are familiar with him.
Jessica Rosenworcel, appearing at the FCC's June 2024 Open Meeting

‘Net Neutrality’ Pause Could Portend Future Fights

An Ohio Federal Appeals Court on Friday granted a motion to stay the FCC's May 2024 "net neutrality" order, a decision that gives the court "sufficient opportunity" to consider the merits of the request. With three weeks to ponder it, the move could mark the start of a fury of Commission court fights.

Al Shuldiner

Improper Transfer of Control Resolved By FCC

In September 2023, a 50/50 partner in a Colorado radio station ownership group agreed to sell his interest in the company. There's just one problem — FCC paperwork noting the change in ownership didn't get filed for a month. That's a no-no, and it is being resolved by a consent decree.

David Kantor To Retire As Urban One Radio Head

He's a radio industry veteran who has been with the former Radio One for 20 years. Today he's Urban One's Radio Division CEO, and Streamline Publishing's Radio Ink reports first that David Kantor will retire at the end of 2024. Kantor oversees the company's 57 stations and its Reach Media unit.

The InFOCUS Podcast: Pat Roberts

Many local radio and television stations across the Sunshine State are members of the Florida Association of Broadcasters, led by Pat Roberts. He sits in on the latest InFOCUS Podcast to share his thoughts on local media's continued vital importance in times of emergency.

SiriusXM Standard Across Subaru’s 2025 Models

SiriusXM’s standard availability in Subaru follows the introduction of SiriusXM with 360L to Subaru’s vehicle lineup earlier this year. SiriusXM with 360L combines satellite and streaming content delivery into a single, cohesive in-vehicle entertainment experience.
Corus Entertainment's Toronto headquarters, as of January 2020

Corus Of Concern: Q4 Forecasts, Wider Q3 Loss Cloud Company

Its share price is down by upward of 90% since July 2023. Myriad issues have impacted Corus, including the failure to simulcast CFQR-AM on an FM signal in Calgary. Now, the company has reported weak fiscal third quarter results and has issued a warning with respect to its Q4 revenue.

New York Tri-State Radio Pirate Landlords Get Warned

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau late Thursday issued warnings — but not Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture — to thirteen individuals landowners in the New York metropolitan area for apparently allowing unlicensed radio broadcasts from their respective properties.
Townsquare Media Group

Townsquare Media Selects Q2 Results Reveal Date

The radio station owner known for its "Local First" strategy and digitally delivered revenue has announced when it will release its financial report card for the second quarter of 2024. 

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Ravi Kapur Adds LPTVs In Central California

Jeff Winemiller and his Lowcountry 34 Media has been an active participant in low-power television station deals of late. Now, the South Carolina-based LLC has signed an agreement that will transfer control of three LPTVs in the Golden State to an entity led by the former KGO-7 reporter behind the creation of America's first-ever 24/7 South Asian-targeted television network.

NYF TV & Film Awards 2025 Competition is Open for Entries

New York Festivals Television and Film Awards, now in its 67th year of celebrating "trailblazing storytelling," is now open for entries. The 2025 TV & Film Awards honors "the rich diversity of content created by global storytellers on all viewing platforms, engaging audiences around the world."
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Nexstar Shares Return To Year-To-Date Highs

On a day that saw Nexstar Media Group join the NAB, ABC affiliates group members and two three radio station licensees in a legal challenge to the FCC's local ownership rules, Nexstar shares soared to their highest levels since the end of January, closing just cents below its year-to-date high.

NewsOn Adds Eight NPG TV Stations To OTT Platform

NewsON, a free multiplatform streaming service focused on local news content, has added eight new stations to its lineup, thanks to a new partnership with News Press & Gazette Co.

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Nienaber Added To Radio Masters Sales Summit Agenda

When was the last time you pitched a promotion that really excited you? If you can't recall when that was, perhaps you just haven’t had the right jolt of inspiration. The 2024 Radio Masters Sales Summit is about to turn up the voltage. 

RAB Reveals ‘Rising Through the Ranks’ Scholarship Recipients

The Radio Advertising Bureau, Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio (MIW),and Xperi have chosen 26 individuals who will receive financial assistance to help them participate in the upcoming virtual learning event.

AWMF Sets First-Ever Gracies Day of Giving

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has scheduled its first Gracies Day of Giving for July 26, commemorating the birthday of the award's namesake, Gracie Allen. Contributions can be made through the AWMF's donation page or via Venmo.

FCC to Vote on Auto Safety Spectrum Rules

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Wednesday confirmed that the Commission will vote on final rules that she believes will improve transportation safety and mobility by integrating advanced communications technologies into vehicles and infrastructure.

Reed Wilson

ZTransform Lures TEGNA Exec To Its Engineering Team

It is a company featured in the Spring 2024 RBR+TVBR magazine for its work building state-of-the-art radio and TV studios and offices in locales such as Seattle, its home market. Now, ZTransform has appointed a Senior Design Engineer with a 10+-year tenure at TEGNA.

GatesAir Smooths Analog TV Sunset for Chilean Megamedia

This took place on April 8 in Santiago, concluding 34 years of continuous service. Megamedia’s digital TV transition, now completed, includes GatesAir Maxiva liquid-cooled UHF DTV transmitters installed throughout the country.

Red House Streaming Paddles Upstream with Live Rowing Competitions

Between March and May, Red House Streaming produced five rowing competitions that were streamed live on RHStv from Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, with nearly 600,000 unique viewers tuning in for the five events.