Author: Jay Mitchell

Who’s Doing Well?

We canvassed broadcasters around the country to find out which business categories in their markets are thriving these days. While much of the growth has occurred among the stores that aren’t as accessible to us—the big box stores and online…

Setting the Example

I’ve been raving about all the stupid things people are doing during the pandemic, but last week I heard some good news—and an object lesson for what should be happening throughout the country. I was talking with my sister-in-law on…

NAB sues over “arbitrary and capricious” FCC order.

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed suit in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit against the FCC for its order allowing unlicensed and uncoordinated use of the 6 GHz band—which band is used for some sports…

FCC settles Public File violations.

Six large radio groups are off the hook for online Public File infractions centering on not filing online requests for political advertising time on time. The Commission is waiving fines but mandating compliance plans from Alpha, Beasley, Cumulus, Entercom, iHeartMedia,…

IBA sets board of directors.

The Independent Broadcasters Association has named 17 radio leaders to its founding board of directors: Deborah Barrera, R Communications; Kristin Cantrell, Seven Mountains Media and Cap City Communications; Darrell Calton, Iliad Media Group; Allen Dick, Dick Broadcasting; Mike Flood, Flood…

Radio Show goes virtual.

As previously announced, The Radio Show, the annual industry confab presented by the NAB and the RAB, will turn into “Radio Week” this year, promoted as “a week-long celebration of radio,” scheduled for October 5-9. No other details have been…

O’Rielly’s renomination goes to full Senate amid minor controversy.

The Senate Commerce Committee voice-voted to send Michael O’Rielly’s nomination for another FCC term to the full Senate for confirmation. There were, however, four “No” votes from Committee members, concerned about the Commissioner’s violation of the Hatch Act when he…

Voting now open.

The general public can now vote for their favorite candidates in two categories of the 2020 Radio Hall of Fame—Music Format On-Air Personality and Spoken Word On-Air Personality. Candidates in the Music category include Whitney Allen, “The Big Time with…

Radio guest sparks controversy.

A couple of weekends ago, KFI/Los Angeles radio host Mo Kelly scored an interview with notorious political figure Roger Stone, and things quickly turned contentious as Mr. Kelly grilled Mr. Stone about his criminal conviction for lying to Congress and…

What’s next for the RAB’s “Open for Business” series.

On July 29 at Noon Central, the RAB “Business Unusual” program welcomes Melissa Mitchell of Bonneville International, whose presentation is entitled “Thinking and Budgeting Like an Owner,” with tips on managing and budgeting for radio during unusual situations (like, oh,…