The no-paper chase.

During this month’s FCC Open Meeting on October 23, the Commission unanimously approved the elimination of the rule mandating broadcasters to file paper copies of station contracts and other documents. When the new rule takes effect, stations will upload those…

Teens put new social medium on top.

According to the latest semi-annual “Taking Stock with Teens” survey from Piper Jaffray, Snapchat is so August—the new most-used social medium among the 12-17 demographic is Instagram. If you are targeting that audience segment, you’re probably wondering what’s up with…

FCC auctions off FM translator permits.

The Commission will hold an auction to resolve groups of mutually-exclusive cross-service FM translator construction permit applications. “Auction 100” will happen next year, and the Commission is seeking comment on procedures to be used during the auction. Comments are due…

Scripps buys Triton.

The media group is acquiring the digital company for $150 million cash. Earlier this year, Scripps sold its radio stations to focus on its television assets; Scripps President/CEO Adam Symson calls acquiring more TV stations “our number one M&A priority,”…

The guard changes at the RMLC.

The Radio Music License Committee has elected Salem Media Group CEO Ed Atsinger as the new chairman, succeeding co-chairs Ed Christian and John Verstandig. For the past year, Verstandig had shared the chairman duties with Christian, who served as chairman…

2018 CMA Broadcast Awards winners revealed.

Congratulations to all the winners, especially the small-market ones, including Small Market Broadcast Personalities of the Year Steve Waters and Jessica Cash of the “Steve and Jessica Mornings” show, WFLS/Fredericksburg, VA; and Small Market Radio Station of the Year KTTS/Springfield,…

NextRadio unplugged.

Emmis CEO/Chairman Jeff Smulyan dropped the bombshell last week while reporting its Q2 earnings results when he said, “For the past several months, Emmis and other companies in the radio industry have been working diligently to form a consortium that…