Main Studio Rule Gets Vote Next Month

One of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's goals is to overhaul about a thousand pages of regulations put on broadcasters, many of them decades old that make no sense in a world where broadcasters compete with the unregulated world of digital. The rule that requires stations to maintain a studio in or near its community of license may be the next to go.

NAB Says Attendance Up Over 2016

The National Association of Broadcasters announced preliminary attendance of 103,443 for the show taking place this week in Las Vegas. International attendees accounted for 26,714 of the attendees, while 1,518 people were registered with the media. 161 countries are being represented. The final 2016 attendance was 102,513 with 26,781 international attendees.

Why CMG’s Keith Hastings Is One Of Radio’s Best

Keith Hastings is the Director of Branding & Programming for Cox Media Group's KISS-FM and KTKX-FM in San Antonio, and he's CMG's Rock and Classic Rock Format Leader. He's been in radio for 40 years and 31 as a programmer. On May 8, Hastings will be featured in Radio Ink Magazine as one of Radio’s Best Program Directors in America. Here's why...

Does Radio Drive Listeners To An Advertiser’s Website?

CBS Radio says a new product called Airtime Analytics can now evaluate just how much traffic is delivered to an advertiser's website when that advertiser runs an over-the-air campaign.

Judge Rejects Bubba

In the Bubba The Love Sponge ratings-tampering case, Judge James Whittemore has rejected an attempt by Bubba to have Nielsen's expert witness David Haas disqualified as an expert witness. Bubba claimed Haas is no expert because he doesn't have experience in the radio industry or the measurement of radio audiences. The judge says I don't think so.

Bubba, Nielsen Trial Set For 2018

U.S. District Judge James Whittemore has set Todd Clem's ratings-tampering trial for the term in Tampa that begins January 2, 2018. The discovery cut-off date is August 10 and a pre-trial conference will be held December 8.

Nielsen Details Who’s Listening To What Format

With a quarter of the year now in the books, Nielsen has sent out an update of radio listening patterns compared to previous years. Nielsen says News/Talk is still holding strong and non-commercial stations are doing very well. And what about Country, Hot AC, and Urban?

KMOX, WTOP, WBLS Among 2017 Crystal Winners

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the 10 winners of the 30th Annual Crystal Radio Awards were announced during the Tuesday luncheon. NAB Crystal Radio Awards recognize radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service. Here are all the winners...

WBUR, WLRN, KERA Lead Pack in Murrow Regional Awards

WBUR in Boston topped the Large Market Radio division, winning 10 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WLRN in Miami won nine and KERA in Dallas won eight. In Small Market Radio, KBIA in Columbia, Missouri, dominated with 10 awards, including excellence in innovation, website, and news documentary.

Smith: The Media Landscape Is Changing

New technologies are bringing AM and FM radio to every device while "we are witnessing the thrilling innovations taking place" in next-gen television. Those are the key takeaways from the 2017 NAB Show now officially underway in Southern Nevada. In his opening remarks, NAB CEO Gordon Smith said, the media landscape "seems to be changing at the blink of an eye, along with the world at large."

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