Author: Jay Mitchell

Postponed but not forgotten.

The FCC bumped consideration of the main studio rule from its October open meeting, but the topic is top job on the tentative agenda for this month’s open meeting, scheduled for October 24. In addition to MB Docket Number 17-106,…

What’s a radio guy to do?

We have established that the iPhone is Public Enemy Number One in the world of radio, but Google isn’t helping with the recent announcement that their new phone—the “Pixel 2″—follows Apple’s lead in eliminating the analog headphone jack. That screws…

In it for the money.

In case you were wondering, Forbes Magazine just released this year’s list of the highest-paid personalities in radio. Can you guess who’s number one? Yup, it’s our old pal Howard, whose salary from radio alone tops $90 million. (Forbes reports…

Work in Progress

This week we released into the wild the latest edition of our new Small Market Radio Podcast. I’m gratified that hundreds of you have downloaded the podcast, more so that many of you have contacted me with words of praise.…

FCC urges self-resolution.

The Commission is giving AM stations with FM translator applications in the Auction 99 filing window that are in mutually-exclusive situations until the end of November (specifically, November 29) to settle their conflicts. According to the FCC, there are 88…

FCC wants to save trees.

The Commission has released its proposal to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters and cable operators maintain paper copies of the FCC rules in their public files, inasmuch as those rules are freely available online nowadays. Chairman Pai observed, “We start…

Good catch, NAB.

As Congress considers the proposed Republican tax cut bill, the NAB wants to make sure that corporate advertising expenses remain deductible. NAB chief Gordon Smith issued a statement saying, “NAB supports today’s outline and the efforts of leaders in the…

LRFA picks up six.

The Local Radio Freedom Act, the perennial measure that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge on local broadcast radio stations,” has five new cosponsors from the House and one from the Senate. The newbies are Reps.…