Author: Jay Mitchell

Another big week for the LRFA.

The Local Radio Freedom Act picked up seven more cosponsors last week: Reps. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Lou Correa (D-CA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Dwight Evans (D-PA), Steve Knight (R-CA), Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Roger Williams (R-TX). That brings the total to…

The RAB “Why Radio?” site gets a makeover.

The RAB has redesigned their radio backgrounder microsite to offer more research and more studies, an updated menu with new options, and overall mobile-responsiveness (a.k.a. “device-agnostic”). RAB President/CEO Erica Farber noted, “It was time to showcase radio’s best attributes in…

LRN scores ex-WW1 talent

Local Radio Networks (LRN) expands its 24/7 format team with the addition of three execs from Westwood One. Chris Reeves is the new LRN executive vice president, programming & operations; Chris Hatton becomes director, 24/7 creative services; and Jonathan Steele becomes…

LRFA garners more support.

Four cosponsors from the House of Representatives and one from the Senate have been added to the roster of those supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act. The fresh faces include Reps. Neal Dunn (R-FL), Gregg Harper (R-MS), Mike Kelly (R-PA),…

Commerce sets nomination hearings.

The Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to deliberate the nominations of Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr this coming week. Says Committee Chairman John Thune, “The FCC has significant responsibilities over one of the most innovative sectors of our economy, and…

CBS hooks up with the Brits.

The American news organization has announced a partnership for both editorial and newsgathering with the British Broadcasting Corporation. The arrangement begins right away, with basic content sharing; additional aspects will be layered in over the next few months. According to…

2017 NAB Marconi nominees announced.

The National Association of Broadcasters has released the names of the finalists for this year’s Marconi Radio Awards, which, according to the organization, “honors radio stations on the air personalities for excellence in broadcast.” The winners will be announced during…

YouTube stars support net neutrality.

Over 100 YouTube creators signed an open letter urging the FCC to keep net neutrality protection in place. The so-called Internet Creators Guild comprises online video personalities each of whom has attracted an audience of more than 150 million people.…