Author: Jay Mitchell

Naming rights.

A California representative, Tony Cardenas, has introduced a bill to change the name of the Pacoima, California post office to the Ritchie Valens Post Office Building, after the native-son singer who perished in that fateful plane crash the day the…

Radio? Crime? How about both?

Two former radio guys have been sentenced for their part in a fraudulent pitch to investors in an alleged new radio company. Dain Schult and Joel Hixon were sentenced to four years and to 18 months, respectively, along with a…

Elijah Cummings, 68.

The Democratic Congressman from Maryland, who first came to national prominence for his civil-rights efforts, died earlier today at a Hospice Center in Baltimore. The cause of death has not been revealed, but he had been out of his office…

Bob Kingsley, 80.

The syndicated radio host died early today at his home in Texas, the victim of bladder cancer. Throughout Kingsley’s long broadcasting career, he racked up numerous honors and accolades, including being inducted into the Country Radio Broadcasters Hall of Fame,…

The FCC wants to hear from you.

The Commission is seeking comment on competitive bidding procedure changes that are slated to be implemented with FM Auction 106 at the end of April. One hundred thirty FM construction permits will be auctioned off, including 34 left over from…

LRFA roster grows.

Two more members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, the resolution that puts lawmakers on record as being in opposition to “any new performance, tax, loyalty, or other charge” on local radio station.…

Bob Kingsley suspends on air duties.

The longtime syndicated Country radio personality, who is 80, is battling bladder cancer. Last week, told his listeners on “Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40” that he is stepping away from the mic: “While there is no doubt that the immediate…