Another big LRFA week.

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The Local Radio Freedom Act, which seeks to avoid the imposition of performance rights royalties on local radio, this week picked up three more Senators and 11 more representatives as co-sponsors. The Senators: Tom Cotton (R-AR) Mike Enzy (R-WY) Tom…

NAB Crystal awards name 50 finalists.

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Ten worthy radio stations will grab the iron—well, crystal—for outstanding public service at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon on April 14. The finalists: KBHP (KB101)/BEMIDJI, MN WJJY/BAXTER-BRAINERD, MN KFOR-A/LINCOLN, NE WJMZ (107.3 JAMZ)/GREENVILLE, SC KIKV (KIK FM 100.7)/ALEXANDRIA, MN WKRQ…

Chairman Tom brings it.

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The FCC Chairman will speak at the 2015 NAB show in Las Vegas. NAB President/Gordon Smith said, “This is a great opportunity for NAB Show attendees to hear first-hand from the FCC Chairman on the Commission’s progress on . .…

When flat is not bad.

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According to the RAB in their ongoing study of radio revenues, our medium ended the last quarter and the full year of 2014 with revenues essentially the same as the previous reporting periods. The total revenue for 2014 was $17.5…

Geo-fencing suit dismissed.

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A US district judge has dismissed a lawsuit to get court agreement that “geo-fencing” Internet streams protects broadcasters against having to pay streaming royalties to SoundExchange. Verstandig Broadcasting brought suit last year against SoundExchange to validate its position that by…

Sign of things to come?

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The country of Norway may well be shutting down its FM radio spectrum, since the consumption of digital DAB has eclipsed that medium. The National Communications Authority—Norway’s FCC—reports that population coverage for DAB network Region Blokka stands at 99.5%, as…