Category: Industry News

Who will fill Clyburn’s seat?

Right now the smart money is on FCC Enforcement Bureau Assistant Chief Geoffrey Starks. Politico reports that “Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has already recommended him to the White House.” Mr. Starks is a perfect choice: he went to Harvard…

Mignon Clyburn exits.

The FCC Commissioner announced her resignation last week during what she called “my final public meeting.” She didn’t specify the departure date, but her comment implies that you will leave before the next Open Meeting on May 10. In making…

New Country format hits the air.

Local Radio Networks (LRN) is introducing a new 24/7 music format, “Superstar Country,” featuring hits from the 80s through today, with a focus on the genuine country stars from the 1990s through the 2000s, blended with more current hits that…

Radio icon celebrates milestone.

Heartfelt congratulations to my friend Bill O’Shaughnessy, who recently marked his 80th birthday with an all-star gathering at one of his favorite eateries, Le Serene in Larchmont, NY. As befitting Bill’s eclectic roster of friends, guests included radio stars and…

Art Bell, 82.

The originator and longtime host of “Coast to Coast AM” died Friday (4/13) in the high desert town of Pahrump, NB. Bell started in radio at a local station in Las Vegas before hosting his syndicated out-there overnight show starting…

Pai on the road.

The FCC chairman traveled to Memphis last week to visit the studios of Flinn Broadcasting to dramatize his commitment to AM radio. During the visit, group owner George Flinn praised the chairman for spearheading the elimination of the main studio…

A thankful podcast nation.

Podcast hosting service Blubrry is hooking up with SourceAudio to offer podcasters discounted music licensing on a subscription or per-track basis. The music library comprises thousands of “pod-safe” music tracks for licensing; rates start at $9 per month for a…