Author: Jay Mitchell

BFOA broadcasts hope.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is launching new promotional campaign, “Broadcasting Hope,” to reach broadcasters across the country with a barrage of multimedia advertising to ensure that industry members in acute need know they can apply for aid from the…

Imus has left the building. On his terms.

Reports from fans listening to the I-Man’s last show on New York’s WABC were shocked when, barely an hour into his show, he threw off his headphones and bolted the studio. At 7:05, after the news, he played what he’d…

PowerPoint Do’s and Don’ts

Advice from the Experts—And Me PowerPoint started in 1987, over 30 years ago, which makes it older than many of the people who use it today. When I first saw a PowerPoint presentation, chock-full of eye-popping animations and transitions, I…

Protecting Your Website from Hackers

Some time ago we published a Management post entitled “Nine Security Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers.” Recently I heard from one of the authors of that article, Alex Nordeen, who wrote, We recently created tutorials on Ethical Hacking that took 260+ hours to…

FCC probe targets Facebook.

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the privacy practices of social media giant Facebook and whether the company violated an agreement made in 2011 to settle claims that its privacy policy allowed private data to be shared and made…

The FCC cracks down.

The Commission has proposed fines for a late license renewal ($1500—KLLS-A/Beaumont, TX), and for unlicensed operation (Brooklyn-based landlords Parkash 1718 LLC, for 105.7 FM in the Bronx; and 108 Field Place Realty LLC, for 99.3 FM, also in the Bronx).…

NAB Board election results announced.

The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the results of the 2018 NAB Radio and Television Board elections. The two-year terms of the elected board members will begin in June 2018. The Radio Board looks like this (* = new…

Cumulus has unhappy creditors.

A group of loan debt, senior noteholders and unsecured creditors have filed objections to the Chapter 11 reorganization plan Cumulus has submitted to the US Bankruptcy Court. There are basically two objections raised by the creditor: In one case, the…

Congress passes repack bill; NAB endorses it.

The bill has passed the full Congress, prompting Senator Smith to issue this statement: “NAB welcomes the Omnibus appropriations bill’s inclusion of RAY BAUM’S Act, along with funding that fully and fairly reimburses broadcasters for their spectrum repack relocation expenses.…

NAB Show update: BFF Congressman opens the show.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will have a discussion with NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith during the 2018 NAB Show opening event on April 9 in Las Vegas. According to Senator Smith, “From his days as a…