iPhone 6 sets new sales records.

According to MarketWatch.com, “The phones started selling at stores Friday, beginning at $199 with a two-year contract with wireless providers. Last week, the company said it received more than four million pre-orders of the phones during the first 24 hours,…

The government can’t figure it out.

The Government Accountability Office has issued a report, at the request of representatives Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Mike Quigley (D-IL), attempting to assess the value of broadcast commercials and other content intended to influence members of Congress. The result: insufficient…

Clear Channel out – iHeartMedia in.

Media giant Clear Channel Communications is adopting a name that, according to the company, is “reflecting the company’s success in becoming a one-of-a-kind multiplatform media company with unparalleled reach and impact.” This will affect over 850 radio stations in over…

Walden goes medieval on FCC.

The opening remarks Greg Walden plans for tomorrow’s House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the FCC will not be pretty, according to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, to which Walden’s speech was leaked. “The FCC’s responses to our questions, report submitted by…

Conclave scholarships announced.

This year’s scholarships are available to students interested in any career in media, radio, television and/or the Internet. They include the Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship, $16,200, from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Media Arts; the Dennis Becker Memorial Scholarship,…

Small business big on social media.

According to BIA/Kelsey’s “Local Commerce Monitor,” 74.5% of all small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use social media in their advertising and promotion – for more than any other media category. Facebook rules SMB usage, with 55% of respondents say they…