MMA passes Senate.

The Music Modernization Act was approved by unanimous consent, the first of the three governmental hurdles necessary for the measure to become law—the Senate, the House, and the president. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) sponsored the legislation,…

Podcasts come, podcasts go.

While, as usual, this week has seen a spate of new podcast introductions—including one from FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel—we’ve also seen another company exiting the space. BuzzFeed is getting out of the podcast business, slashing its production team and shutting…

Party like it’s 1979.

“The Wolfman Jack Halloween Party” is now available to Envision Networks Wolfman Jack affiliates. The program has been digitally remastered by the network itself. For more information about the many and varied Envision offerings, CLICK HERE.

Golfing for dollars.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America held its annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Westchester Country Club, featuring a gaggle of broadcasters and sports figures, including Scott Shannon, Jets announcer Bob Wischusin, Basketball Hall of Famer Ray Allen, and several others.…

The week in podcasting.

At least two dozen new podcasts have been launched in the past week, including three from NPR; 11 from WNYC; an entire podcast network from Westwood One; one from former national security advisor Richard Clarke; one promoting the Ellen DeGeneres…

GMP buys SBG.

Gen Media Partners, a multifaceted broadcast group with its roots in the rep business, is acquiring the Sun Broadcast Group, a national radio network with a listenership of over 205 million people. Gen Media Partners CEO Kevin Garrity calls the…

Mr. Jones against the world.

Social media channels Twitter and Periscope have permanently banned InfoWars founder and host Alex Jones on September 6 following, in the words of the channels, “new reports of Tweets and videos posted yesterday that violate our abusive behavior policy, in…