Ed McLaughlin, 92.

Most broadcasters will remember the former president of the ABC Radio Networks as the man who discovered Rush Limbaugh and transformed him into a radio legend. The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced plans to honor McLaughlin with their Lifetime Achievement…

Elvis is in the building.

Longtime morning guy Elvis Duran (Z100/NYC, Premiere Networks) will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the new Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas. NAB Executive Vice President of Radio…

RTDNF announces award winners.

Honorees for the 28th annual First Amendment Awards include Meet the Press (NBC); Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (hosts, Morning Joe, MSNBC); David Rhodes (president, CBS News); Gretchen Carlson (former anchor, Fox News); and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America,…

Hedquist speaks.

Frequent SMRN contributor and award-winning commercial producer and talent Jeffrey Hedquist is slated to present a copywriting seminar at the International Broadcasters Idea Bank convention later this month in St. Louis. Hedquist will share easy-to-adopt tips and tricks that he…

Reconsidera­tion denied.

A Petition for Reconsideration of the AM revitalization FM translator filing window restrictions filed by station owner and engineer Ted Schober has been dismissed by the FCC. Schober had argued that the eligibility criterion for the June 2017 filing window—namely,…

More fine messes.

The FCC has proposed an $8000 fine on one Wendolynn Telles for operating KSAG/Pearsall, TX outside of licensed parameters without authority. Apparently Telles got permission to move to a new frequency but did not have a valid construction permit, so…