O’Rielly re-upped.

Michael O’Rielly has been nominated by President Obama for a full term as FCC Commissioner. Originally he was appointed to serve out the remainder of former Commissioner Robert McDowell’s term, which actually ended June 30. The new nomination is for…

Wheeler walks it back.

The FCC chairman wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times—which had roasted Wheeler in an editorial for allegedly implying that the Commission was mulling a ruling that the on-air use of the term “Redskins” would constitute indecency—in which…

NAB to CRB: Take them down.

The NAB is asking the Copyright Royalty Board basically to start over with broadcasters streaming audio license fees, arguing that the current rates are based on “flawed evidence” using a 2007 CRB decision to model broadcasters streaming rates on selected…

Kevin Metheny, 60.

Although Mr. Metheny plied his trade in larger markets most of his career, we include news of his passing because of his prominence and influence. A second-generation programmer, Kevin worked pretty much every major market, most recently as operations manager…

Don’t let this happen to you.

The FCC has fined a radio station in Garden City, KS for tower fencing violations. Steckline Communications, licensee of KIUL radio, was originally fined $7000, but the Commission reduced it to $5600 due to good-faith attempts to comply with the…

This is your brain on radio.

iHeartMedia partnered with a neuromarketing firm, Neuro-Insight, and its proprietary “Steady-State Topography (SST)” technology, to measure how the brain responds to communications, including a broad spectrum of content and advertising. The results are very good for radio: our advertising outperformed…

You’re welcome.

By correlating proximate radio listening and TV watching, Nielsen has found that radio is not only a powerful advertising medium, but a driver that boosts television consumption. The study—Ears to Eyes: How Radio Increases TV Tune-In—shows that reaching radio listeners—a.k.a.…