Author: Jay Mitchell

FCC and public file violator agreed to a Consent Decree.

Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez is the licensee of WSRB-AM in La Grande/Jacksonville, NC, and he has just reached an agreement with the Commission to resolve ongoing public file violations at his station. The agreement involves the requirement that Mr. Rodriguez create…

Broadcast ownership just got easier.

The FCC reinstatement of its revised broadcast ownership rules has been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the comments deadline (August 2) and the reply comments deadline (August 30). The Order eliminates the newspaper/broadcast and radio/television cross-ownership prohibitions, as…

George Noory renewed.

The Host with the Coasts has inked a new long-term deal with Premiere Networks, which will keep him up all night, as he says, “well into this decade.” Mr. Noory succeeded Art Bell 18 years ago on what is, according…

FCC fines another licensee for late license renewal.

This week’s lucky winner is Rovision Ministry, and in this contest, the winner gets to pay a fine of $1125 for filing their most recent license renewal application three months late. This incident also gives us the Lame Excuse of…

Let’s get a lawyer and go shopping with the RAB.

The next two “Business Accelerated” live video presentations from the Radio Advertising Bureau are “Radio Works for Lawyers,” how attorneys can use radio to build their practices; and “Meet the New Retail Shopper,” an examination of how retail shopping has…

The new look of the NAB Boards.

The new chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors is David Santrella, president/broadcast media at Salem Media Group. On the radio side, Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media, has been elected chair of the Radio Board; John Zimmer, president…

NAB to FCC: Why let “Big Tech” off the hook?

The NAB has filed reply comments to the Commission’s regulatory fee proposals for FY 2021, saying that so-called Big Tech companies (Amazon, Google, etc.) should be assessed regulatory fees, saying, “It is reasonable for the FCC to charge regulatory fees…

Former FCC Commissioner: radio lags in minority ownership.

Andrew Barrett, who served as FCC Commissioner during the administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, wrote an editorial recently for the Chicago Defender, a newspaper primarily for the African-American community. In the article, Mr. Barrett calls on…

Rush replacement opens wide.

Premiere Networks is bragging that their new program running in Rush Limbaugh’s old slot, “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” is launching with over 400 stations on board from Day One. (Of course, it never hurts that Premiere’s owner,…