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Radio duo pen second tome.

That would be fancy writer-speak for syndicated morning powerhouse Bob and Sheri publishing The Book of Bob, a collection of “Bob utterances” from their 30 years on the air. The eponymous Bob Lacey commented, “Sheri has written down almost everything…

Townsquare scoops up Cherry Creek stations.

It’s a deal worth $18.75 million and adds 43 stations to the Townsquare portfolio, bringing their total to 364 stations. Make that 356, since Townsquare will divest six stations in Missoula, MT and two more in Richland-Pascoe-Kennewick, WA. Bill to…

Exhibitors backing NAB Show big time.

The National Association of Broadcasters reveals that the number of exhibitors scheduled to appear at the NAB Show later this month is now over 900, including 160 first-timers.

NAB Show actually four shows.

The big Las Vegas extravaganza will be organized into four verticals: Create, Connect, Capitalize, and Intelligent Content. These four segments will be scattered around the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North, Central, and new West halls. Says NAB Executive Vice President/Managing…

When will they ever learn?

Yet another broadcaster has been terminated after posting a controversial tweet. Amber Athey was a morning-show co-host for WMAL in Washington, DC, until she made a joke about Vice President Kamala Harris’s wardrobe at the State of the Union Address…

Commission says “no-no” to broadcasting on translator while primary station is down.

It will cost Centro Cristiano de Vida Eterna $9000 for operating its translator while its main station, WRLL/Chicago, was off the air. There were other alleged infractions as well not completing the translator construction within the allocated window, not getting…

Nielsen sold to equity consortium.

A bunch of VC firms have gotten together to purchase the research giant for $16 billion, with the full approval of the Nielsen board. Board Chair James A. Atwood commented, “After a thorough assessment, the Board determined that this transaction…

When was the last time the NAB interceded for you?

The National Association of Broadcasters has filed comments with the FCC regarding the agency’s proposed $32,000 fine against Cumulus Media for rule violations at its former Albany, GA cluster. The NAB termed the fine “unlawful and unjust,” saying, “Mistakes, especially…