RAB Works It

The first edition of “RAB@Work” is now available for viewing here. The video was shot on location at WTOP in Washington, DC, whose SVP/GM, Joel Oxley, is interviewed by RAB President/CEO Erica Farber. Farber also interviews Bud Walters, owner of…

The End of the Free Ride

The roll-your-own music service Pandora has announced that it is discontinuing its free unlimited mobile listening plan. In the company blog, Pandora founder Tim Westergren wrote, “This week we will begin communicating directly with a small number of our listeners…

The Doctor Is Out

Premiere Radio Networks has notified affiliates that it will stop producing and broadcasting the “Dr. Dean Edell Medical Minute” effective March 29. According to the network, the good doctor is wrapping the series “to focus on his personal interests and…

Things Are Looking Up

According to a new study from Mark Kassof and Company, the majority of radio owners, executives and GMs surveyed are optimistic about the future of traditional terrestrial radio—69% versus 17% who say they are pessimistic, and 14% who just don’t…

At the FCC

The Media Bureau has opened a request by the Coalition for Broadcast Investment to look into the Commission’s foreign ownership policies and procedures for public comment. Comments are due April 15; replies are due April 30. The FCC has opened…

Hoarders No More

The FCC is doing a little Spring cleaning by dismissing around 3,000 FM translator applications from Auction 83, to clear the way to implement the new national and local application caps from the Fifth Order on Reconsideration in the Low…