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.

Patrick racks up another honor

Larry Patrick–broker, group owner and all-around good guy–received the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville over the weekend. Mike Wirth, Dean of the College of Communication and Information, commented, “Larry Patrick has had a remarkable…