Tag: Issue 112

FCC Application Fees Going Up

On July 10, the FCC released an Order (here) announcing its adjustments to its application fees for commercial broadcasters and other licensees. The fee schedule reflects a 3.7% cost of living increase in the processing fees that are paid when broadcasters file an application with the FCC. Fees for broadcast applications can be found starting… 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

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

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

iHeart Names New Detroit, Philly Presidents

iHeartMedia has announced that Paul Corvino is the new Region President for iHeartMedia Detroit, succeeding Nick Gnau, who is transferring to the Region President post for iHeartMedia Philadelphia. Corvino (left) joins from Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, where he most recently served as Regional President for its Midwest Region. He brings over 25 years of executive… 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

Help Support MAB Foundation’s Mission

Help support the MAB Foundation’s mission to encourage, support, and sponsor educational activities to encourage the brightest, most creative and energetic students to choose broadcasting as a career. You can make a difference through supporting programs and scholarships for students in this industry. For more information contact Jacquelen Timm at (517) 484-7444 or [email protected] Thank… 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