Walden goes medieval on FCC.

The opening remarks Greg Walden plans for tomorrow’s House Communications Subcommittee hearing on the FCC will not be pretty, according to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, to which Walden’s speech was leaked. “The FCC’s responses to our questions, report submitted by…

Conclave scholarships announced.

This year’s scholarships are available to students interested in any career in media, radio, television and/or the Internet. They include the Bill Gavin Memorial Scholarship, $16,200, from the Specs Howard School of Broadcast Media Arts; the Dennis Becker Memorial Scholarship,…

Small business big on social media.

According to BIA/Kelsey’s “Local Commerce Monitor,” 74.5% of all small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) use social media in their advertising and promotion – for more than any other media category. Facebook rules SMB usage, with 55% of respondents say they…

Bohannon radio shows celebrate 30.

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Jim Bohannon was doing fill-in for Larry King, but September 22 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jim Bohannon Show, which began life as King’s replacement. Preceding that anniversary by a week is…

NAB supports journalist protection.

The NAB will donate $10,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to honor the two American journalists who were murdered in Syria. NAB Joint Board Chairman Charles Warfield said, “James Foley and Stephen Sotloff showed incredible bravery in risking…

Tilting at windmills. Again.

The musicFIRST Coalition wants the FCC to step in to force NAB member stations to air advertising in support of the Performance Rights Act. According to musicFIRST, NAB radio station members have refused to sell the coalition advertising time to…

The interactive world standardizes audio.

The “Digital Audio Ad Service Template” (DAAST) is the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s first attempt to bring standards to online audio advertising. Kurt Hanson, publisher of the RAIN Newsletter, which broke the story, reports, “The purpose of DAAST is to promote…

What’s on your wrist?

A big day for Apple, as CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 6, the super-sized iPhone 6 Plus, the Apple Watch – and Apple Pay, so you can afford all of them. The new phones are bigger, faster (50…

iBiquity keeps us posted.

According to the licensor of HD Radio, there are almost 20 million factory-installed and aftermarket vehicles with HD Radio receivers on the road today. An HD Radio-equipped vehicle is sold every four seconds in the United States – about 20,000…

What’s next for NextRadio?

With a year of experience under its belt, the fledgling initiative to get over-the-air FM radio on as many smart phones as possible has unveiled a major update to its smartphone app at the Radio Show. According to Paul Brenner,…