Author: Jay Mitchell

Newberry’s new role.

Steve Newberry, who operates a group of radio stations in Glasgow, KY and is currently the EVP for industry affairs and strategic planning at the NAB, has been named the CEO of QUU, a Seattle-based company that has developed new…

FCC finally cracking down on noncom abuses.

Forget NPR. Forget Pacifica. The FCC caught the University of Arkansas in the crosshairs, slamming the institution with a $76,000 fine in a Consent Decree regarding underwriting violations. According to the Commission, KBPU/De Queen, AR, and KTYC/Nashville, AR ran commercials…

Industry praises Pirate Act action.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement regarding the passage of the Pirate Act in the Senate: “This legislation provides stronger resources to help the FCC combat illegal pirate radio operations, which not only interfere with licensed radio stations but…

“The Mike Harvey Show” loses Mike Harvey.

The longest-running syndicated music show in radio history comes to an end at the end of the year, as the eponymous Mr. Harvey hangs it up after 35 years. He will also depart his weekend show, “The Saturday Weekend Party.”…

“Nash Nights Live” down one host.

Shawn Parr, one of the original hosts of the syndicated Country evening show, is leaving at the end of the year. His long time cohost, Elaina Smith, becomes the main host; it’s uncertain at this time whether syndicator Cumulus Media/Westwood…

Liberty takes another run at iHeart.

Liberty Media, with controlling stakes in Live Nation and SiriusXM, as well as a piece of Pandora, is seeking the permission of the US Justice Department to increase its stake in iHeartMedia, which could put Liberty in charge of the…

Primary station translator switch lands North Carolina group in FCC hot water.

The Commission has proposed a $2000 fine against Carolina Radio Group for changing the primary station of its translator in Raleigh without notice, and for failing to offer a “technical need” explanation. Originally the translator rebroadcast WQDR-HD3, a Classic Country…