Don’t Air Ad Council Spot!

From the Alabama Broadcasters Association comes this urgent warning: The Ad Council has distributed PSAs titled “Wireless Alerts—Sounds in Your Life,” which spots include an EAS tone. This use of an EAS tone can result in an FCC fine per…

TRN Lawsuit Moves

The Talk Radio Network (TRN) is suing Dial Global, its parent company and affiliated companies, for allegedly violating anti-trust and monopoly laws in sales representation of independent spoken word radio. The suit, as requested by Dial Global, has now been…

NAB Supports Federal Shield Law

Congress is deliberating the “Free Flow of Information Act of 2013,” introduced in the House by representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), Trey Radel (R-FL) and John Conyers (D-MI) pictured, L-R Radel offered his opinion, strengthened by street cred: “As someone who has…

New RAB Website Launched

RAB.com was relaunched last week with a new design that adapts to a user’s screen size (known in the trade as a “responsive” layout) and a total content reorganization. According to RAB President/CEO Erica Farber, “Redesigning this site with total…

Once Again, Radio Responds

Radio stations and groups throughout the country were united this past week in providing support to the victims of the tragic Oklahoma tornado situation. From informational broadcasts to food caravans, our medium stepped up to provide significant aid and comfort…

Auction 94 = 93/55

Ninety-three construction permits are won by 55 bidders in the FCC’s latest FM spectrum auction, which put a tidy $4 million into the Commission’s coffers. Two million of that came from one frequency, a Class A in Lake Park, FL,…

LRFA Adds Nine

The Local Radio Freedom Act is now nine sponsors richer, bringing the tally to 133 House Members and 10 Senators. The LRFA opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The latest Congress…