Tag: Issue 112

ATSC 3.0, Next Gen TV, Inches Closer to Reality with FCC Simulcasting Rules Becoming Effective

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP This week, the approval of the Office of Management and Budget of FCC rules imposing new paperwork burdens relating to simulcasting of a TV station’s primary signal on a host station when it converts to the new ATSC 3.0 next generation TV transmission system was announced in the Federal… read more

“Promote the Vote” Supporters Turn in Petitions

Over 430,000 petition signatures were submitted to the Department of State last week to place a constitutional amendment that would allow for same day voter registration and no-reason absentee voting for all voters to go on the November ballot. Specifically, the Promote the Vote proposal creates the right to a secret ballot, automatically registers people… read more

3 Tips for Radio Broadcasters Using Facebook Ads

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Seth Resler Jacobs Media Strategies Radio stations like running Facebook ads because they are inexpensive and can target specific audiences. If your station only has $1,000… read more

FCC Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar for July 25

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have announced an upcoming webinar on the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The free webinar will focus on issues relevant to broadcasters, cable television service providers, wireless service providers, state and local emergency… read more

Beasley Begins Simulcast of Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show on WRXK-FM in Southwest Florida

Beasley Media Group, LLC., a subsidiary of Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. has announced that the company’s Detroit-based WRIF-FM Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show is now be simulcast weekday morning from 6AM-10:30AM on WRXK-FM/96 k-rock in Ft. Myers and Naples, Florida.  The simulcast began July 16. The Dave & Chuck the Freak Morning Show,… read more

FCC Votes to Reform KidVid Rules

According to a report in Broadcasting & Cable, the FCC voted 3-1 to revamp the Children’s television rules. The FCC is proposing to eliminate the requirements that mandatory children’s educational and informational programming be at least a half-hour long and regularly scheduled, that it must air on a TV stations primary channel and that TV… read more

Now That’s Selling

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By: Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC DickTaylorBlog.com Here are three short stories for you to ponder. Story #1 The other night a radio salesperson was in a restaurant. Business… read more