New Congressional caucus centers on broadcast.

Two representatives in the U.S. House, Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Brandan F. Boyle (D-PA), have formed the Congressional Broadcasters Caucus, to educate Congresspeople about broadcast-related issues and the importance of local radio and TV stations. Representative Emmer noted “As a…

The chairman will keynote.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is set to join NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith in a keynote conversation during the Show Welcome event kicking off the NAB Show in Las Vegas in April. The discussion will center on communications policy issues before…

CRS reveals Hall of Fame inductees.

The first day of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville included an announcement of the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2020, which includes, in the Air Personality category, Tim Wilson of WAXX/Eau Claire, WI; Chuck Edwards (WYCD/Detroit, MI);…

FEMA loves radio.

Former FEMA administrator Craig Fugate sent a letter to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology reminding them that local radio and television stations are still the best way of communicating with Americans during times of crisis, and that other…

Four more legislators sign on to LRFA.

The Local Radio Freedom Act, the non-binding legislation that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local radio stations, now has 205 cosponsors in the House and 25 in the Senate, thanks to the latest lawmakers…

Radio Mercury entry window opens.

The Call for Entries opened earlier this week at www.radiomercuryawards.com. This year, the 29th year of the Awards, the judges introduce a new prize category, Multicultural Radio Spot Campaign, and additional prizes in the Radio Commercial, Radio Campaign, and Station-Produced…

Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2020.

The latest inductees, who will be formally installed in early May in Cleveland, include performers Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, the Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex. The Ahmet Ertegun Award goes to industry heavyweights Jon…

Newberry’s new role.

Steve Newberry, who operates a group of radio stations in Glasgow, KY and is currently the EVP for industry affairs and strategic planning at the NAB, has been named the CEO of QUU, a Seattle-based company that has developed new…