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Great ideas.

Thanks to scores of dedicated broadcasters, we had two successful webinars to discuss and share ideas that will help small-market radio stations with their sales, programming, and operations during the current Coronavirus crisis. Now, the audio from both sessions is…

Most industry gatherings are on hold.

At this point pretty much everything involving gathering people has been suspended, postponed, or canceled. Here’s a sampling: The Worldwide Radio Summit 2020 Musexpo Creative Summit 2020 The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced that it was suspending its annual breakfast…

Stupid Coronavirus response of the week.

Radio station WKXW/Trenton is holding a “Town Hall Special” on the Coronavirus, presenting a panel of health experts to discuss the situation. At a public meeting. Editor’s $0.02: the least they can do is pass out gas masks.

NAB has your back. Again.

The National Association of Broadcasters is making available a PSA campaign devoted to preventing the spread of the Coronavirus called the “Coronavirus Response Toolkit,” consisting of a collection of downloadable radio and television PSAs in English and Spanish; a list…

Music industry sued.

Performance licensing organization Pro Music Rights is suing the entire music industry for “running an illegal cartel for the performance rights of musical works.” Comparing the situation to Global Music Rights suing the entire radio industry (a.k.a. the Radio Music…

Media diversity moves through the House.

Four media diversity bills have moved out of the House Communications and Technology Subcommittee to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration. The bills deal with using a new tax certificate program to encourage minority and female ownership of…

NAB supports all-digital for AM.

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed comments with the FCC in which the organization “strongly supports” the Commission’s rule proposal that would permit AM radio stations to go all-digital. According to the filing, “Allowing stations to voluntarily transition to…

App developer offers free radio app.

RadioMax, a leading mobile app technology provider for the commercial radio industry, has announced today it will provide, free of charge, a mobile app to any station in need of one to better help serve and inform their listeners and…

FCC wants to know.

The Commission has fined the Carolina Radio Group, a subsidiary of Curtis Media Group, $2000 for switching the station using one of its translators, W225DF/Raleigh, NC, without letting the FCC know and for not showing a “technical need” for the…

CRS, online and uncut.

The Country Radio Seminar 2020 is making available unedited session content, including audio, videos and even handouts to all right here. Editor’s $0.02: For those who take the time, the information is well worth it. It’s like being there, but…