Author: Jay Mitchell

FCC issues blanket EEO waiver.

The Commission is waiving the Equal Employment Opportunity requirement for broad recruitment outreach for all open full-time positions as long as you rehire employees laid off due to the pandemic within nine months of their departure.

“Radio Cares” campaign raises half a mil.

The initiative initiated by Adams Radio Group President Ron Stone is responsible for donating over $500,000 to Feeding America. To be more precise, $500,146 was raised in a single day—Thursday, April 30—by over 10,000 radio stations, capped by a $20,000…

Wharton retiring; departments shuffled.

NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton will be retiring effective July 1 after 24 years with the organization. He will continue to serve as a senior advisor to the Association. In the wake of Mr. Wharton’s departure from…

RAB sets next “Open for Business” webinar.

Jennifer Morrelli will host “Creating Audience Engagement,” live on Tuesday, May 12, and repeated on Thursday, May 14. Ms. Morrelli is the senior vice president of live events at Entercom. RAB members can register free at www.Rab.com.

Entertainment industries call for a piece of the action.

Representatives of the music and film industries sent a joint letter to Congressional leaders asking for a better deal for workers in their industries in the next CARES Act relief legislation. “While we appreciate the efforts of lawmakers to meet…

Biggest. Fine. Ever.

The Sinclair Broadcast Group will go down in the history of our industry for being slammed with a $48 million fine, part of a Consent Decree by the FCC related to three investigations—failure to disclose details of Sinclair’s attempted acquisition…

The chat goes on.

Undeterred by the cancellation of the live NAB Show in Las Vegas, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith are taking their traditional annual interaction online, as part of the NAB Show Express Welcome Session on Wednesday, May…

Congratulations to the NYSBA winners.

The New York State Broadcasters Association has announced the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Broadcasting Award—18 separate awards each for small, medium, and large market stations. (I don’t want to think about their trophy bill.) For all the winners,…

NAB comments on geo-targeted FM boosters.

A company called GEO Broadcast Solutions has submitted a proposal to the FCC to allow FM boosters to transmit geo-targeted programming (things like advertisements and news stories) separate from the primary programming, and now the NAB has filed comments in…

Americans are afraid. Very afraid.

According to new research from American Public Media and Edison Research, our citizens are growing more and more anxious because of the health risks and economic damage caused by the pandemic. Fully 69% of the respondents reported that they are…