Author: Jay Mitchell

The Marconi window is open.

The National Association of Broadcasters has opened the nomination window for the 2021 Marconi Radio Awards. 23 awards in all will be awarded later this year at the NAB Show. Submit your nomination at https://www.nab.org/events/awards/overview.

LRFA to Congress: “I’m back!”

The Local Radio Freedom Act, which seeks to get commitments from members of Congress to prevent the imposition of a performance royalty for music played on local radio stations, has been re-introduced in both chambers, initially with the support of…

The FCC is still after public file violations.

The Commission has nabbed more station licensees for online public violations: Anderson Radio Broadcasting (which operates six offending stations in Montana); Cloessner News & Broadcasting two stations in Montana and one in Louisiana); Lincoln County Broadcasters (two stations in Montana);…

LRN vs. WW1.

In response to the Westwood One lawsuit alleging patent infringement, Local Radio Networks made a filing in the US District Court in Fort Wayne, I am, denying all allegations, alleging flaws in the WW1 filing, and asking for a jury…

RTDNA names regional Murrow Award winners.

In making the announcement, RTDNA Executive Director/COO Dan Shelley noted, “Local journalists across the country guided Americans through a pandemic, ongoing racial reckoning, and a fraught election cycle, despite facing unprecedented operational challenges and an astonishing number of physical attacks…

Grace Broadcast Sales celebrate 30th, gives YOU an anniversary gift.

Ron Schwartz’s telemarketing production company is 30 years old, and to mark the occasion, GBS is offering a series of Memorial Day vignettes, “Above & Beyond.” This series of 20 one-minute productions profiles veterans who have received the Medal of…

iHeartMedia doubles down on podcasting.

An indication that podcasting is part of broadcast? Or an indication that iHeart is moving away from broadcast? Which ever you believe to be true, the fact is that the radio giant is launching a programmatic marketplace for podcast advertising,…

LPFM versus full power.

WYPH/Manchester, CT, owned by New River Community Church, has been accused of having a dirty signal that interferes not only with a commercial station on a second-adjacent channel but with another station in the region as well. The licensees of…

New Coronavirus relief measure is now the law.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 has been signed into law by President Biden. Not only does the $1.9 trillion plan distribute checks directly to low- and middle-income Americans, but it includes $1 billion for a vaccine awareness campaign,…

Another week, another IBA announcement.

The Independent Broadcasters Association can check off another item on their to-do list: The Association has announced an alliance with health-management company Sedera to reduce member health care costs. IBA President Ron Stone confessed, “Quite honestly, [reducing member healthcare costs]…