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…

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…

Turtles lose in royalty review.

Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, a.k.a. Flo and Eddie, a.k.a. the Turtles lost an appeal of a lower court ruling to SiriusXM in a case involving royalties for songs published earlier than 1972. This decision, by the Ninth Circuit Court…

Proof of concept.

Regular readers of this publication are familiar with my contention that Bob Pittman and his merry band of pranksters are transforming their radio-centric business into an events business with hundreds of promotional outlets. Now, thanks to Media Monitors and their…

Broadcast ownership just got easier.

The FCC reinstatement of its revised broadcast ownership rules has been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the comments deadline (August 2) and the reply comments deadline (August 30). The Order eliminates the newspaper/broadcast and radio/television cross-ownership prohibitions, as…

The new look of the NAB Boards.

The new chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors is David Santrella, president/broadcast media at Salem Media Group. On the radio side, Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media, has been elected chair of the Radio Board; John Zimmer, president…