Author: Jay Mitchell

Fighting the Good Fight

It’s always a delight to spend time with my friend Bud Walters, and we had just such an opportunity at the fantastic gathering of good broadcasters at Larry Fuss’s Las Vegas home before the start of the NAB convention. Almost…

NAB promotes LRFA.

The National Association of Broadcasters has placed another pro-radio ad in the print edition of The Hill. The ad’s headline is a quote from Country artist Keith Urban: “A huge amount of my audience still listens to radio. That’s where…

New tax certificate bill introduced.

Representative G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) introduced “the Expanding Broadcast Ownership Opportunities Act 2017” that would institute tax certificates to be introduced to those who sell their stations to minority or female buyers. Furthermore, the measure would ask the FCC to limit…

Truth to Power

I want to commend FCC chairman Ajit Pai for his message-within-a-message in response to the letter sent by the members of the Senate Commerce Committee (see the article earlier in this issue). His monosyllabic responses to the six bloated questions…

Chairman Pai writes back.

After the FCC chairman appeared before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, members of that committee sent a letter to him criticizing his “lack of full transparency” at the hearing and his “refusal to answer straightforward questions about…

News appetite on the rise.

According to the Nielsen Total Audience Report for 2016, because of the ever-changing political landscape and the earth colorful administration, listeners and viewers are flocking to their favorite news sources in record numbers. Overall, adults 18+ spent over 72.5 billion…