Industry News

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…

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…

NABOB on board with LRFA.

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters has come out in support of the Local Radio Freedom Act, the nonbinding resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The organization sent…

NAB to FCC: Why let “Big Tech” off the hook?

The NAB has filed reply comments to the Commission’s regulatory fee proposals for FY 2021, saying that so-called Big Tech companies (Amazon, Google, etc.) should be assessed regulatory fees, saying, “It is reasonable for the FCC to charge regulatory fees…

Former FCC Commissioner: radio lags in minority ownership.

Andrew Barrett, who served as FCC Commissioner during the administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, wrote an editorial recently for the Chicago Defender, a newspaper primarily for the African-American community. In the article, Mr. Barrett calls on…