Author: Jay Mitchell

FCC turns up the heat on Net Neutrality.

Chairman Ajit Pai has released a draft order of the plan to repeal the net neutrality rule established in the Tom Wheeler era. The new rule would allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to provide service at different price levels at…

The other side of Net Neutrality.

In commenting on Chairman Pai’s plan to dismantle net neutrality, Commissioner Mignon Cliburn commented, “[The FCC majority’s] Destroying Internet Freedom Order would dismantle net neutrality as we know it by giving the green light to our nation’s largest broadband providers…

Another pirate to be fined.

The FCC is proposing a $50,000 fine against one Juan Carlos Uribe for operating an unlicensed radio station in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Uribe is alleged to have disregarded a warning from the FCC for his unlawful activities at…

Another radio tradition down the tubes.

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the president is putting on hold the 35-year tradition of weekly presidential radio addresses. According to Sanders, “We received quite a few comments and a lot of feedback that the weekly…

Yet another radio tradition down the tubes.

The NAB has announced that it is doing away with the Radio Luncheon, along with the Television Luncheon and the Technology Luncheon, at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Instead, there will be an “NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner,”…

More signs of sinking.

Cumulus Media stock has been delisted by NASDAQ, because the stock has traded below one dollar per share for 30 consecutive business days. Cumulus Class A common stock will now trade on the over-the-counter market. According to the company, the…

Special Report: Net Neutrality In Big Trouble

The Federal Communications Commission released a plan on Tuesday to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet, clearing the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites.

Merger inspires better practices.

In the wake of the Entercom-CBS merger, the company has announced three new sales policies, including a 5% reduction in commercial inventory to “improve the listener experience”; a ban on quick-cash promotions; and the elimination of future ad sales through…

SMRP 10: Recruitment Advertising | Regulatory Threats | Pai’s Jam

We celebrate our ten-week anniversary with a chat with NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton about what the National Association of Broadcasters has done for radio operators lately, and the threats we face going forward. Our Promo Check this week…