Raul Alarcon

The Bigger SBS Q1 Story: A Narrower Net Loss

A press release distributed late Monday by Spanish Broadcasting System offered a highly abbreviated look at the media company's delayed Q1 2017 results. What was the company's net loss? That information was filed with the SEC, and we found it for you. SBS also shared with the SEC news of a $3.5 million lawsuit in Puerto Rico, and when its expecting its paltry FCC spectrum auction payout.

FCC Gets Tough With Flurry Of Pirate Radio Warnings

Has the FCC finally decided to get tough with the buccaneers of broadcasting that have littered the FM airwaves in three major East Coast markets for years? A series of notices of unlicensed operation issued May 17, and made public on Monday (5/22), suggest a sea change is finally underway at the Commission.

DOT Spots Surge With Federal Spend On Radio

"Thanks, Washington." Why would any radio station owner say that? The U.S. Department of Transportation invested a whole bunch of money into radio spots, according to Media Monitors' just-released Spot Ten Radio chart for the week ending May 21.

A Dance ‘Revolution’ In SoFla To Spread To Palm Beaches

What began as a tiny FM translator serving downtown Miami and points south and west is set to expand to a regional monster. Don't run ... just dance and enjoy the Revolution.
Daniel Snyder

Red Zebra Concludes Its Planned Station Sell-Offs

It's official: The radio broadcasting company formed by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder has sold a D.C.-area AM for just over $2 million. The deal, which saw Greg Guy of Patrick Communications serve as the broker, concludes the spins Red Zebra sought to conduct. The company will now focus on another AM for ESPN Radio coverage in the National Capital Region. Who's the buyer? Look to Camarillo, Calif., and across the river to Rosslyn, Va.

A ‘Clear’ Voice In Opposition Of Eased Translator Siting

The owner of a Class A FM serving Southern New Jersey has submitted comments in opposition to a Petition of Rulemaking that seeks a modification of Part 74 of the Commission's rules, which is designed to make it easier for the operator of an FM translator to find a suitable site for the transmitter. There's an opposing view, however. This owner says the change in rules would reduce the protection accorded to full-power FM stations from interference caused by a translator.

FCC Releases NPRM On Main Studio Rule’s Rescission

In an unanimous 3-0 vote at today's FCC May Open meeting, the Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to eliminate the rule, which requires each AM, FM, and television broadcast station to have a main studio located in or near its local community.
FCC

FCC Gets Tough With A Pair Of Pirates

A petition for reconsideration filed with the FCC by the operator of an unlicensed radio station in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles has lost his fight to avoid forking over a sizable fine for his actions. At the same time, the FCC has made it known that a broadcast buccaneer in the Bronx cannot continue to operate on a signal that's a first-adjacency to a Gotham FM owned by CBS Radio.

A Longtime Chicago Radio Exec Dies At 77

Kelly Seaton, who served as GM of the former WFYR-FM 103.5 in Chicago and led the sales departments at storied AMs WLS-AM 890 and WGN-AM 720 in the Windy City, has died.

Media Finance Focus Cuddles Up To ‘Connected Car’

On May 23, business and credit management executives in the media industry will get a "hands-on" tutorial of what the "connected car" will bring to broadcast radio and TV. Consider industry veteran and Jacapps President Paul Jacobs one of your virtual field trip coordinators.
SBS / Spanish Broadcasting System

SBS: Radio Programming ‘Upfront’, Q1 Results Delayed

Yesterday, Spanish Broadcasting System notified the Securities and Exchange Commission that it needs more time to complete its Q1 2017 quarterly report, which was due by the close of the day. Today, company executives won't be crunching the numbers. Instead, they'll be showing off their programming and on-air talent with clients and advertisers at an Upfront presentation featuring an appearance from the biggest Latin recording artist on the planet: Luis Fonsi.
Entravision Communications Corporation

Why Does Zacks Suggest Investors Dump Entravision Shares?

Getting out of an underperformer at the best time can help maximize one's portfolio returns. But, when is the right time, and how does one know? Zacks Equity Research thinks it has the answer for holders of Entravision Communications stock. Sell, sell, sell, Zacks says. Here's why.
Westwood One

WW1 Hops On The Katz Expressway

Westwood One Spot Sales, the national spot platform for Cumulus Media, is now participating in Expressway from Katz — a programmatic ad buying exchange for broadcast radio. Cumulus stations are offering full inventory access through Katz’s cutting-edge programmatic exchange, powered by Jelli, providing automation, speed, and transparency to its advertising clients and brand partners.
FCC

Time Runs Out For Erie Radio CP

A winning bidder for an FM construction permit in the FCC's Auction 98 has just seen its long-form application for the permit dismissed. The action comes after the bidder failed to make a required downpayment for the permit, and sought a waiver for the deadline. This request was denied, thanks (in part) to Connoisseur Media. Now, the bidder has no new station. And, the company has been assessed an interim default payment.

Emmis Financials Get Put Under The Microscope

With some in the radio industry openly questioning if the sale of KPWR-FM "Power 106" in Los Angeles signals a coming sell-off of all Emmis Communications radio stations, Wall Street financial house CapitalCube has taken its stethoscope and given the company led by Chairman/CEO Jeff Smulyan a check-up. What's the prognosis?

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