The industry responds to Nadler

NAB Executive VP/Media Relations Dennis Wharton jumped on Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s proposed legislation, saying, “It fails to recognize the unparalleled promotional value of local radio airplay and kill jobs at America’s hometown radio stations.” Wharton continued, “We continue to support…

Michael Powell in the running?

The political rumor mill has the former FCC Chairman seeking the Washington, DC mayoral spot, although the current National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO denies it, saying, “Washington is an exceptional city, but contrary to published reports, I am not considering…

Mel’s other headache

Apparently Mel’s “former BFF” column is getting longer. SiriusXM superstar Howard Stern is suing the hand that feeds him—or, as he is alleging, underfeeds him—for $300 million in stock bonuses he claims he’s owed for growing Sirius’s subscriber base from…