CRHOF honors its own.

The Country Radio Hall of Fame held its official induction ceremony last week in Nashville. Former WUBE/Cincinnati program director Tim Closson, Beasley/Tampa programmer Charlie Ochs; and Mel Owens, president of Buck Owens Productions were ushered into the Hall; for details…

EAS turns blue.

The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking suggesting the addition of a “Blue Alert” to the Emergency Alert System to alert the public to threats to law enforcement. The notice was passed by a unanimous vote at the…

LRFA+4.

We heartily welcome four more members of Congress to the cosponsorship rolls of the Local Radio Freedom Act. The newbies are House members Alma Adams (D-NC), Kevin Brady (R-TX), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Tom Rice (R-SC). That brings the total…

Commissioners climb the Hill.

The FCC Commissioners testified last week before the Senate Committee on Appropriations’ Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.. Chairman Ajit Pai, in defending his 5% cut to the Commission’s budget, said, “it is important for the commission to be…

PwC forecasts media future.

PwC—known to its close friends as PriceWaterhouseCooper—released its 18th annual “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook” for 2017-2021, which, according to the research firm, is “an in-depth, five-year outlook for global consumer spending and advertising revenues directly related to entertainment and…