Author: Jay Mitchell

What not to do in the month of May.

The evening host and his producer at Los Angeles station KFI have been suspended because of a bit parodying an Asian American woman. Tim Conway, Jr. and Sheron Bellio have more time on their hands right now because of Bellio’s…

Premiere names official Rush replacement.

It’ll take two personalities to fill the shoes of the estimable Mr. Limbaugh—Buck Sexton, currently doing evenings for the network, and Clay Travis, who does mornings for Fox Sports Radio. “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show” starts June 21,…

White House budget includes 3.7% FCC increase.

The Biden administration has submitted its budget request to Congress for the fiscal year 2022, which includes nearly $400 million for the FCC to offset regulatory fee collections. It also includes $475 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The great information bleed.

According to a new study done by BIA for the NAB, broadcasters lose almost $2 billion a year from information they originate that is posted to social media, with no opportunity to earn that money back.

The LRFA list is growing quickly.

Fifty-two more members of Congress have signed on as cosponsors of the 2021 edition of the Local Radio Freedom Act, the non-binding resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. That…

BIA: Radio down almost 25% last year.

According to the latest Investing in the Radio Market Report from BIA Advisory Services, radio advertising fell 23.6% in the year 2020. There was not a lot of good news last year, but let us say the least bad news…

Nick Cannon goes to the Show.

In the first of what will be many announcements concerning the upcoming media convention in Las Vegas, the NAB Show confirms that Los Angeles radio morning guy and entertainment mogul Nick Cannon will appear at two events—The Sales and Management…

If you’re going, now’s the time to sign up.

Registration for the NAB Show, the NAB-RAB Radio show, and the NAB Sales and Management Television Exchange is now open. The NAB Show and the Radio show will be held consecutively, October 9-13 and October 13-14, respectively. Chris Brown, executive…

IBA unveils latest member benefit.

Another in a series of members-only webinars for the Independent Broadcasters Association will be held later this month with the topic, “Selling in the Culture of Response,” featuring Paul Agase, CRO of AnalyticOwl. Says IBA president Ron Stone, “The ability…

And the Consent Decrees just keep on coming.

Again this week, a number of stations have been caught in the FCC’s ongoing campaign to address public file violations on the part of radio stations. This week, the perpetrators include Bonneville International Corporation (three stations in Colorado), Cherry Creek…