Michael Powell in the running?

The political rumor mill has the former FCC Chairman seeking the Washington, DC mayoral spot, although the current National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO denies it, saying, “Washington is an exceptional city, but contrary to published reports, I am not considering…

How much of this is Howard?

SiriusXM has reported that in the second quarter of this year its subscriber growth was the greatest since the 2008 merger—622,000 new subscribers for a total of 22.9 million. CEO Mel Karmazin credits the company’s new on-demand service for Internet…

Mel’s other headache

Apparently Mel’s “former BFF” column is getting longer. SiriusXM superstar Howard Stern is suing the hand that feeds him—or, as he is alleging, underfeeds him—for $300 million in stock bonuses he claims he’s owed for growing Sirius’s subscriber base from…

Etheridge headlines Marconis

Melissa Etheridge, the chart-topping singer-songwriter (“I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” “Falling Up”) will perform at the 2012 NAB Marconi Awards Banquet and Show at the Radio Show in Dallas next month. Click here for more information.

Commission nicks old owner

Debut Broadcasting, which used to own three stations in Greenville, MS, has been fined $15,000 by the FCC for not having an operating EAS system. The stations did have an EAS system, but the switching equipment which was to share…