Author: Jay Mitchell

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…

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…

NAB Engineering Awards winners announced shortly.

June 17 is the day when the National Association of Broadcasters will announce the recipients of the 2021 NAB Engineering Achievement Awards and the Digital Leadership Award. The event will take place on the NAB Amplify Portal at 2 PM…

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…

NAB backs vax action.

This is the National Month of Action—so designated by the Biden administration to gather resources around the goal of 70% of American adults vaccinated against COVID-19 by July 4. The National Association of Broadcasters is supporting the effort by encouraging…

FCC releases Auction 109 status report.

The Media Bureau and Office of Economics and Analytics have published the status of the 158 short-form applications included in the AM/FM construction permit Auction 109. There are four AM and 136 FM CPs in the offing; there were 107…

Rush Replacement Sweepstakes: Loesh takes the lead.

Dana Loesh, the conservative talker distributed by Radio America, will supplant The Rush Limbaugh Show on all 11 of Audacy’s major market News/Talk outlets. SMRN’s ears to the ground tell us there are five programs under serious consideration by small-market…

American confidence in “big tech” eroding fast.

According to a survey conducted by the “Digital Goddess,” Kim Komando, 86% of Americans no longer trust big tech companies. “Americans are finally waking up to the fact that when a product is free, they are in fact that product,”…

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…

NAB honors Beasley.

Caroline Beasley, CEO of the Beasley Media Group, is set to receive this year’s NAB National Radio Award during the NAB/RAB Radio Show in October. Ms. Beasley is a second-generation broadcaster, joined the family firm founded by her father, George…