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George Beasley to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

The founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award dinner. The annual BFOA fundraising event will be held at the Plaza Hotel in…

Video series on podcasting free to all.

Google has partnered with PRX to produce 10-episode video series help newbies to podcasting get off to a good start. “Podcasting 101” includes episodes on why to podcast, what to consider, recording tips, the technical side (web hosting and program…

Closing the circle.

In the early 90s, the FCC instituted a rule preventing radio stations on the same band the same market duplicating more than 25% of their programming—such practice being more common on the AM band, where it wasn’t uncommon to find…

FCC wants to ditch WWII-era rule.

The rule in question, about which the Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, requires licensees to share their antenna sites with other broadcasters if the sites are “peculiarly suitable for broadcasting in the area.” Chairman Pai commented, “Today,…

NAB Technology Awards nomination window opens.

The 2020 Technology Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters include the Radio Engineering Achievement Award, the Television Engineering Achievement Award, the Technology Innovation Award, the Best Paper Award, and the Radio and Television Engineering Achievement Award, will be awarded…

A friend leaves the building.

Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), a former radio station owner himself, has been a great friend radio over his 30 years in public service, but now he has announced that he is not seeking reelection and will leave once his current…

And the Golden Mike goes to…

The Broadcasters Foundation of America will bestow its annual award on Dave Lougee, president and CEO of Tegna, who says he is “honored to receive [the] Golden Mike Award.” BFOA Chairman Dan Mason calls Dave “an exemplary broadcaster who leads…

Network offers voice-tracking service.

The United Stations Radio Networks has a new personality-driven voice-tracking service, “Dayparts on Demand,” that stations can use for selected dayparts as needed. The shows include “The Sandy Show,” which can be used for Hot AC, AC, and Classic Hits;…

NAB calls for Digital Leadership Award entries.

The Association is now accepting nominations for the person who has “played a significant role in transforming the traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital platforms in a measurable way.” The recipient of the 2020 Digital Leadership Award will be…