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Let’s get a lawyer and go shopping with the RAB.

The next two “Business Accelerated” live video presentations from the Radio Advertising Bureau are “Radio Works for Lawyers,” how attorneys can use radio to build their practices; and “Meet the New Retail Shopper,” an examination of how retail shopping has…

Broadcast ownership just got easier.

The FCC reinstatement of its revised broadcast ownership rules has been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the comments deadline (August 2) and the reply comments deadline (August 30). The Order eliminates the newspaper/broadcast and radio/television cross-ownership prohibitions, as…

The new look of the NAB Boards.

The new chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors is David Santrella, president/broadcast media at Salem Media Group. On the radio side, Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media, has been elected chair of the Radio Board; John Zimmer, president…

FCC fines another licensee for late license renewal.

This week’s lucky winner is Rovision Ministry, and in this contest, the winner gets to pay a fine of $1125 for filing their most recent license renewal application three months late. This incident also gives us the Lame Excuse of…

FCC and public file violator agreed to a Consent Decree.

Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez is the licensee of WSRB-AM in La Grande/Jacksonville, NC, and he has just reached an agreement with the Commission to resolve ongoing public file violations at his station. The agreement involves the requirement that Mr. Rodriguez create…

George Noory renewed.

The Host with the Coasts has inked a new long-term deal with Premiere Networks, which will keep him up all night, as he says, “well into this decade.” Mr. Noory succeeded Art Bell 18 years ago on what is, according…

EAS and LPFM changes become official.

The FCC voted unanimously to bring EAS rules up to date by combining FEMA and Presidential alerts into one alert class for wireless devices and making them mandatory. A new “National Alerts” initiative encourages states to form “Emergency Communications Committees”…

FCC fines another licensee for late renewal.

FCR Broadcasting will soon be $1500 poorer for renewing the license of translator W287BE in Greenwood, IN over a month late with no explanation. Furthermore, a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture was ignored by the licensee. In other enforcement…

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…