Industry News

Women’s Leadership Summit at the NAB Show.

The NAB is partnering with #GalsNGear to present a Women’s Leadership Summit at the NAB Show later this month. The latest in a series of collaborations dating back to 2016, they have, in the words of #GalsNGear founder Amy DeLouise,…

IBA’s logical next move: convention.

The Independent Broadcasters Association will hold its first members-only In Focus Conference in September in Miami. The one-day event will be held in conjunction with the Radio Masters Sales Summit; the IBA conference will “address the needs of owners, managers,…

NAB takes performance royalty fight to the streets.

Actually, they are taking it to the air, by launching an on-air campaign to inform listeners about the American Music Fairness Act and urge them to oppose the measure, which would have radio stations paying artists for radio airplay. The…

Record-industry organizations support online antipiracy measure.

The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) are going on record to support legislation which would give the Librarian of Congress the authority to designate technical measures to address online copyright infringement.

Regulatory fee order keeps broadcast and broadband funding separate.

When the proposed FCC fiscal year 2021 fee schedule was released, broadcasters were up in arms about the sizable increase in broadcast fees which, it turned out, would subsidize Commission expenses related to broadband regulation. In the final Report and…

More fines, more often.

The Commission has levied a $500 fine against South Dakota State University, along with a compliance plan, for a late license renewal application filing for KSDJ/Brookings, SD. In another action, Peg Broadcasting LLC was hit with a $7000 proposed fine…

What we said.

In last week’s SMRN we referred to the power of a national high-dollar contest, and sure enough, the Independent Broadcasters Association has come through again with a second national cash contest available to its member stations. This time, according to…

Radio Hall of Fame announces a new crop of inductees.

The Museum of Broadcast Communications has released the names of the class of 2021, a bumper crop of over 40 broadcasters. The induction ceremony is scheduled for late October in Chicago. For a complete list of inductees, visit www.radiohalloffame.com.

Broadcasters Foundation Leadership Awards recipients announced.

The Foundation bestows these awards each year in recognition of career contributions to the industry and the community at large. This year’s recipients include Allen Media Group Founder Byron Allen, Cumulus Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard, Quincy Media CEO Ralph…

FCC: one fine levied, one fine canceled.

Hoosier AM/FM failed to file for license to cover for a translator in Marion, IN, earning them a proposed $3500 fine … but the Commission has canceled the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Autaugaville Radio for a license…