Author: Jay Mitchell

Radio duo pen second tome.

That would be fancy writer-speak for syndicated morning powerhouse Bob and Sheri publishing The Book of Bob, a collection of “Bob utterances” from their 30 years on the air. The eponymous Bob Lacey commented, “Sheri has written down almost everything…

Nielsen sold to equity consortium.

A bunch of VC firms have gotten together to purchase the research giant for $16 billion, with the full approval of the Nielsen board. Board Chair James A. Atwood commented, “After a thorough assessment, the Board determined that this transaction…

IBA’s logical next move: convention.

The Independent Broadcasters Association will hold its first members-only In Focus Conference in September in Miami. The one-day event will be held in conjunction with the Radio Masters Sales Summit; the IBA conference will “address the needs of owners, managers,…

Commission says “no-no” to broadcasting on translator while primary station is down.

It will cost Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna $9000 for operating its translator while its main station, WRLL/Chicago, was off the air. There were other alleged infractions as well not completing the translator construction within the allocated window, not getting…

NAB Show actually four shows.

The big Las Vegas extravaganza will be organized into four verticals: Create, Connect, Capitalize, and Intelligent Content. These four segments will be scattered around the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North, Central, and new West halls. Says NAB Executive Vice President/Managing…

NAB takes performance royalty fight to the streets.

Actually, they are taking it to the air, by launching an on-air campaign to inform listeners about the American Music Fairness Act and urge them to oppose the measure, which would have radio stations paying artists for radio airplay. The…

Exhibitors backing NAB Show big time.

The National Association of Broadcasters reveals that the number of exhibitors scheduled to appear at the NAB Show later this month is now over 900, including 160 first-timers.

When will they ever learn?

Yet another broadcaster has been terminated after posting a controversial tweet. Amber Athey was a morning-show co-host for WMAL in Washington, DC, until she made a joke about Vice President Kamala Harris’s wardrobe at the State of the Union Address…