Author: Jay Mitchell

What Are We Afraid Of?

This whole digital thing has had us distracted for far too long. While I stand by my early-adopter championing of the Internet as a logical line extension for radio, I see radio stations struggle with their online presence—be it their…

Little to the Imagination

I’ll admit it: When it comes to radio sales, I’m not very imaginative. On purpose. Sure, when I’m in front of a client and I see the opportunity to create a commercial, campaign or schedule that hits the sweet spot,…

High praise from Pai.

In a speech before the North American Broadcasters Association during its Future of Radio and Audio Symposium last week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “the enduring popularity of radio” “truly striking.” After citing a venture capitalist’s prognostication that the future…

A good sign for radio.

The Radio Advertising Bureau is beefing up its Dallas office with promotions and new additions. Tiffiney Wyatt has been promoted to Business Development and Insights Associate, reporting to Senior Vice President/Business Development Tammy Greenberg and Senior Vice President/Insights Annette Malave.…

Turtles crushed.

A federal appeals court has affirmed a New York appeals court’s December ruling that a lower New York Court ruled erroneously in granting a right of protection for pre-1972 sound recordings in a case brought by Turtles founders Mark Volman…

Patent troll? You decide.

A company incorporated in Belize, Global Interactive Media, has once again brought suit against a major U.S. media company for alleged patent infringement. GIM is suing Cumulus Media over the latter’s “Station Finder” service, with which visitors to its corporate…

LRFA reintroduced.

The NAB-driven Local Radio Freedom Act has been introduced in the House by Representatives Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX), and in the Senate by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). The measure reads, “Congress shall not…

MusicFIRST responds to LRFA.

The executive director of the record-industry group, Chris Israel, had this to say about the introduction of the Local Radio Freedom Act in both chambers of Congress: “It’s a new year, we have a new Congress and as of last…