A Night of Winners

Last Thursday night at the Radio show, during the NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner and Show, the 2012 Marconi Awards were given to a bunch of great stations and broadcasters. The highlights, from a small market radio perspective: Medium Market…

Radio Show Mood: Upbeat

A hallway survey of broadcasters attending the show gave the event generally high marks. The pros: Most radio folk were sharing good news with their peers. There was a prevalent feeling that business is finally turning around and stabilizing. People…

GAO slams FCC

The Government Accountability Office has given the FCC’s regulatory fee process a low grade, saying that it needs to be brought up to date. Specifically, the Commission is relying on fee categories established in 1998; the GAO notes, “After 13…

iPhone 5 unveiled

Earlier last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Senior VP/Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller debuted the eagerly-awaited next generation smart phone. The device is entirely made of glass and aluminum; it weighs just under four ounces, and is about a quarter…

Arbitron in cross-platform research

The radio ratings giant is joining forces with comscore to deliver the first-ever coordinated media measurement initiative involving radio, television, computers, smart phones and tablets. The initiative will comprise the complementary methodologies of the two companies—census, panels and set-top boxes…

Miami heat

The FCC has fined a fellow named Jeffrey Darius $15,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station at 88.7 FM in Miami. According to the Commission, they had proposed the fine back in March, the Darius never responded. Now it’s official.