CORRECTION

The deadline for the new Public File online requirements is in 2018. Reader Pete Hollabaugh writes, I read the paragraph on Public File Deadline for small market being 3/17/17. I called MO Broadcasters Assn. to see if they had an updated list…

ASCAP settles with Justice.

The music licensing organization has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a Justice Department investigation finding that some of their licensing deals had violated long-standing regulatory rules. Justice found that ASCAP had violated terms of its 75-year-old consent decree…

WSJ profiles new Cumulus CEO.

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The Wall Street Journal published an article about Cumulus Media CEO Mary Berner, noting her penchant for acronyms like “the FORCE” (“focused, responsible, collaborative and empowered”) and HABU (“highest and best use” of resources). The article says, “But the upbeat…

Not the right direction.

WINDOWS-PHONE

According to early reports from Windows insiders, the Windows Phone OS will discontinue the FM tuner app. According to Windows Insider engineering project manager Jason Grieves, “FM radio has been removed from dev branch builds and is being cut. May…

LRFA supporters thanked.

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The NAB ran an ad last week in Capitol Hill newsletters and publications to thank the more than 250 members of Congress who cosponsored the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge”…