Author: Jay Mitchell

SMRP 70: Ron Stone: After the Radiothon

Adams Radio Group CEO Ron Stone is the driving force behind the recent “Radio Cares” radiothon, which raised over $500,000 to feed those put at a disadvantage by the pandemic. Host Jay Mitchell gets an update from Ron about Radio…

New stimulus package includes broadcast PPP—but it’s DOA.

The latest COVID-19 relief measure narrowly passed the House and faces a steep uphill battle in the Senate, where the Majority Leader has vowed to block what he calls “an 1800-page seasonal catalog of left-wing oddities.” The good news is…

Hacker group targets president, A-listers.

A group of hackers known as REvil broke into the server of the law firm where celebrity attorney Alan Grubman toils and has demanded $42 million not to reveal embarrassing information about his clients—the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, and…

Soundproof shower curtains?

The Omaha Studios of NRG Media have been a ghost town since the middle of March, when the pandemic prompted everyone to leave the building except for a few on-air people who maintained social distancing by working in separate studios…

RHOF soliciting nomination suggestions.

The Radio Hall of Fame is accepting suggestions for nominations in a number of categories, including “Long-Standing Local/Regional” (20+ years), “Active Local/Regional” (10+ years), and several others. Suggestions will be accepted through May 29; the induction ceremony will take place…

LRFA rolls on.

The Local Radio Freedom Act is alive and well, picking up six more House members and two more senators, bringing the total to 211 cosponsors in the house and 27 in the Senate. The latest radio-lovers are Reps. George Holding…

Next up: sales idea exchange.

The next webinar in the RAB’s “Open for Business” series is entitled, “Sellers Idea Exchange: Proven Tactics for Engaging Local Clients during COVID-19.” The panel discussion, featuring sales leaders from Connoisseur Media, Bonneville, Beasley, Hubbard, and others, and moderated by…

And the Gracie winners are. . .

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has released the winners of the 45th annual Gracie Awards, honoring “the best of the best who embody the spirit and intention of the Gracie Awards,” according to AWMF Executive Director Becky Brooks.…

Howard, tell us what you really think.

The King of All Media went on a rant last week during his SiriusXM show, telling a portion of his audience—those who support the president—that the president “wouldn’t even let them in a [expletive deleted] hotel. He’d be disgusted by…

Public notice rules revised.

The FCC has revised the rules about broadcasters notifying the public when they file certain applications. Broadly, the revisions include eliminating the requirement that notices be published in print newspapers, and reducing the amount of information to be included in…