Category: Industry News

Broadcasters push back.

As we expected, the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital News Association have each issued a statement in response to the president’s tweet about “challenging the license of NBC” because of “all the fake news coming out…

Survey says: radio flat.

A new survey from Borrell encompassing over 3500 local advertisers delved into what advertising categories would be increased, decreased, or stay about the same in the near future. The results showed that there were just as many respondents planning to…

FCC sets up hurricane recovery group.

The Commission has launched the Hurricane Recovery Task Force to organize its work on restoring communications services in locales ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Special Counsel Michael Horowitz will chair the panel, which will consist of a cross-section…

Postponed but not forgotten.

The FCC bumped consideration of the main studio rule from its October open meeting, but the topic is top job on the tentative agenda for this month’s open meeting, scheduled for October 24. In addition to MB Docket Number 17-106,…

What’s a radio guy to do?

We have established that the iPhone is Public Enemy Number One in the world of radio, but Google isn’t helping with the recent announcement that their new phone—the “Pixel 2″—follows Apple’s lead in eliminating the analog headphone jack. That screws…

In it for the money.

In case you were wondering, Forbes Magazine just released this year’s list of the highest-paid personalities in radio. Can you guess who’s number one? Yup, it’s our old pal Howard, whose salary from radio alone tops $90 million. (Forbes reports…