FCC wants to save trees.

The Commission has released its proposal to eliminate the requirement that broadcasters and cable operators maintain paper copies of the FCC rules in their public files, inasmuch as those rules are freely available online nowadays. Chairman Pai observed, “We start…

Good catch, NAB.

As Congress considers the proposed Republican tax cut bill, the NAB wants to make sure that corporate advertising expenses remain deductible. NAB chief Gordon Smith issued a statement saying, “NAB supports today’s outline and the efforts of leaders in the…

LRFA picks up six.

The Local Radio Freedom Act, the perennial measure that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge on local broadcast radio stations,” has five new cosponsors from the House and one from the Senate. The newbies are Reps.…

Radio drives search.

According to new research from the RAB, based on an analysis of over 2000 local radio ads, radio advertising definitively drives search results. In fact, there was a 29% incremental lift in search results that can be attributed directly to…

Gary Fries, 76.

One of the saddest things I’ve ever had to report is the passing of a good friend and a radio great. Gary was a radio person’s radio person, getting an early good start working for Dick Chapin in Nebraska. After…

Try and top this.

  California on-air legend Art Laboe wraps up his 75th year of continuous broadcasting this Sunday (9/24), and in doing so is vying for the Guinness World Record for “Longest Career As a Radio Presenter/DJ (Male)” (who knew they had…

Slacker Radio sells out.

LiveXLive Media is on the move, with a new president (former MTV honcho Andy Schuon) and a new acquisition, Slacker Radio, the streaming music and personalized radio subscription service, akin to Pandora and Spotify. Slacker and LiveXLive Media will join…