When networks fight

The Talk Radio Network is suing Dial Global, alleging that DG has violated antitrust and monopoly laws by its sales representation of most of the N/T networks and programming. TRN issued a press release from CEO Mark Masters saying, “This…

The last 19 million

According to the FCC, there are still about 19 million people in the United States without access to high-speed Internet. About three-fourths of those Americans living in rural areas where “there is no business case to offer broadband.” Furthermore, fully…

Fine-worthy offenses

The FCC has slapped WSKQ, a Spanish-language station in New York, with a $16,000 fine for “willfully and repeatedly” violating the Commission’s regs by recording and playing back on the air a telephone conversation without telling the caller about it…

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…