Industry News

Radio Heavies at FCC Hearing

Radio’s vital role in emergency communications was celebrated at the FCC field hearing held to review such communications in the wake of Superstorm Sandy last week in Hoboken, NJ. New Jersey Broadcasters Association Resident Paul Rotella called the commissioners’ attention…

Congress Grapples with FCC Sunshine Rules

There’s a rule in effect that prohibits more than two FCC commissioners from meeting outside of open meetings, and a quartet of federal legislators want to change all that with “The Federal Communications Commission Collaboration Act of 2013.” The measure…

The Big Kids Swap Toys

Usually what happens when the big players in a particular industry have gobbled up all the smaller fish is they start to trade those fish with one another. And so it is that the Warner Music Group is buying the…

This Is Progress?

For the 2013 Country Radio Seminar, the powers that be are rolling out “CRS-TV,” available on smart phones, tablets, computers and television locations set up throughout the Nashville Convention Center during the confab. The first episode of CRS-TV, featuring highlights…

HD Radio Reach Increases

Kia Motors announced at the Chicago Auto Show that the 2014 Forte five-door sedan will join fellow models Cadenza, Forte sedan, Optima, Sorrento, Soul and Portage in offering HD Radio technology.

The Tax That Refuses to Die

Like a bad cold you can’t get rid of, the concept of taxing advertising revenues keeps coming back. The latest states to hop on the bandwagon are Ohio and Minnesota, whose governors—John Kasich and Mark Dayton, respectively—are proposing taxes on…

Florida Pirate Doesn’t Know When to Quit

Pity poor Whisler Fleurinor, whom the FCC will just not leave alone. Of course, they might be a little bit justified for fining him repeatedly for running an unlicensed radio station in Fort Lauderdale: starting in 2008, he’s been getting…

Grammies Expose Generation Chasm

If your stations are not programming Urban or CHR or Alternative, chances are the big winners at the 55th annual Grammy Awards were largely unfamiliar to you: The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, The Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow, Fun., Gotye,…

Rep Firm Reps More

Regional Reps Corp., the country’s oldest and one of the largest independent sales representatives specializing in small and medium market Radio stations, has signed an exclusive representation agreement with West Virginia Radio’s WJLS-A/F in Beckley, West Virginia and Dailey Corp.’s…

Opry Goes Home

After three months back at its original home, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Grand Ole Oprey is returning to its own house. The Opry is the oldest continuous radio program in the nation, having started as “the WSM Barn Dance”…