O’Rielly: The Commission Has Failed

And Commissioner Michael O'Rielly lays the blame for keeping the Media Ownership Rules much like they've been since the 90s right at the feet of FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler.

Why Your Lobbying Organization Is Not Happy

It's no secret that the NAB was pushing for changes to be made to the Media Ownership Rules, so it should come as no surprise that the organization is pretty upset now that the FCC has made it official that there will be no changes.


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Entercom Takes Warriors From Cumulus In San Francisco

The Golden State Warriors and Entercom’s 95.7 The Game (KGMZ-FM) in San Francisco have inked a new multi-year deal making the station the new flagship of the Warriors. The Warriors flagship station for each of the last 32 seasons, and for 40 seasons overall since the team moved to the West Coast in 1962, had been KNBR 680 AM.

Holiday’s Will Bring Ad Spending Cheer

MediaPost has the details from Kantar Media about the upcoming holiday season. Kantar is predicting a gain of 3.8% in overall ad spend including a 16% increase in online spending and a 2% hike in brick-and-mortar shopping.

Panthers Calling Fox 102.3 Home

Fox 102.3 (WMFX) has entered into an agreement with the Carolina Panthers to be their new home in Columbia, SC. This will include full coverage of all games, plus pre-game and post-game shows, Panther’s Talk each Monday night at 7 p.m., as well as daily updates.

FCC Makes It Official on Media Ownership – No Change

The outcome was well known for weeks, however on Thursday the FCC officially released its 200-page order on Media Ownership Rules. The rules are supposed to be examined by the government agency every four years to see if the changes in the media marketplace warrant modifications or rule changes. Many believe the FCC hardly took a look at the rules and rubber stamped what was already on the books simply to get it over with. For the most part, the existing rules, with minor modifications, were approved by a 3-2 vote. Here's what the FCC concluded...

The Wolf Rewards Florida Police Officers

Unlike the fairytale, this time The Wolf is giving out the goodies. On Saturday, JVC's Orlando Country station 103.1 The Wolf is hosting a "BBQ 4 The Blue," a free picnic to show support for Central Florida law enforcement officers and their families. The picnic will be run by community and radio station volunteers

Commissioners Pai, Clyburn To Speak At Radio Show

FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mignon Clyburn will be participating in the Radio Show next month. The NAB announced Pai will provide opening remarks at a panel called "Keeping Up with the Changing Radio Regulatory Landscape." Commissioner Clyburn will participate in a Q&A session.

CBS Launches Reggae Format On HD-2 Frequency

This new format is in Las Vegas, which is considered the Ninth Island by the Hawaiian community. "98.5 Da Shaka, Vegas’ Island and Reggae Station," is launching on 98.5 KLUC’s HD-2 frequency.

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