Author: Jay Mitchell

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…

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…

NAB Technology Award winners announced for 2021.

As announced during a session on the NAB Amplify platform, the winners include Adam Weiner, EVP/GM of CBS Local Digital Media (Digital Leadership Award); David L Hershberger, formerly senior scientist at Continental Electronics (Engineering Achievement Award/Radio); and Brady Dreasler, director…

RAB tackles new topic: recruitment advertising.

The next live video presentation in the Business Accelerated initiative by the Radio Advertising Bureau will be at noon (Central), June 16. “Radio Works for Recruitment Advertising” will feature a cross-section of radio reps discussing how radio can help clients…

Radio Mercury call for entries is on now.

The 30th anniversary of the Radio Mercury Awards is now accepting nominations in 12 categories. New this year is the opportunity to submit an entry in any language at all, provided it was used in the United States. To submit…

More from the FCC “Instant Revenue” campaign.

A low-power FM licensee is in the cross-hair for a late license renewal. Amazing Grace Church is in line for a $1500 fine for a late filing for KILB-LP/Paron, AR. The renewal application, due in February 2020, was a month…

Broadway hitmaker to receive NAB award.

In announcing this year’s recipient of the NAB Leadership Foundation’s Service to America Leadership Award, NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith said, “As the creative force behind some of the most successful stage and screen productions in recent memory, Lin-Manuel Miranda has…

NAB objects to new regulatory fees.

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed with the FCC its objections to the fee proposal for fiscal year 2021, calling them “unfair and unsustainable,” and say they disregard the impact of the pandemic on broadcasters. The crux of the…

NPR show honored by NAB.

All Things Considered, public radio’s evening staple for over 50 years, will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame; the induction ceremony will take place during the 2021 NAB Show in Las Vegas. According to NAB…

FCC approves new ownership rules.

The Commission’s Media Bureau has formally reinstated the more liberal ownership rules that were in effect until they were put on hold pending a Supreme Court decision in the matter brought by the Prometheus Project last year. Because the changes…