Author: Jay Mitchell

The Death of Democracy

This past week we experienced another troubling assault on the freedom of the press in general, but more specifically, the ability for each of us to operate a licensed business honestly and ethically without fear of capricious reprisal. I am…

Broadcasters push back.

As we expected, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital News Association have each issued a statement in response to the president’s tweet about “challenging the license of NBC” because of “all the fake news coming out…

Another real radio broadcaster at the NAB.

Our friend Steve Newberry, president/CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting, has been named to a special post at the National Association of Broadcasters: executive vice president/strategic planning/special projects. Steve will helm a number of projects for the Association, including organizing the new…

Survey says: radio flat.

A new survey from Borrell encompassing over 3500 local advertisers delved into what advertising categories would be increased, decreased, or stay about the same in the near future. The results showed that there were just as many respondents planning to…

FCC sets up hurricane recovery group.

The Commission has launched the Hurricane Recovery Task Force to organize its work on restoring communications services in locales ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Special Counsel Michael Horowitz will chair the panel, which will consist of a cross-section…