Industry News

Radio Mercury entry window opens.

The Call for Entries opened earlier this week at www.radiomercuryawards.com. This year, the 29th year of the Awards, the judges introduce a new prize category, Multicultural Radio Spot Campaign, and additional prizes in the Radio Commercial, Radio Campaign, and Station-Produced…

Newberry’s new role.

Steve Newberry, who operates a group of radio stations in Glasgow, KY and is currently the EVP for industry affairs and strategic planning at the NAB, has been named the CEO of QUU, a Seattle-based company that has developed new…

FCC finally cracking down on noncom abuses.

Forget NPR. Forget Pacifica. The FCC caught the University of Arkansas in the crosshairs, slamming the institution with a $76,000 fine in a Consent Decree regarding underwriting violations. According to the Commission, KBPU/De Queen, AR, and KTYC/Nashville, AR ran commercials…

Industry praises Pirate Act action.

NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement regarding the passage of the Pirate Act in the Senate: “This legislation provides stronger resources to help the FCC combat illegal pirate radio operations, which not only interfere with licensed radio stations but…