Pai Says Enforcement Bureau Out of Control

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This is something FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has touched on before and he did it again last week a speech at the Annual Institute on Telecommunications Policy & Regulation. Pai said the Enforcement Bureau is no longer even accountable to FCC Commissioners.

Mayor Turns to Radio to Improve Ratings

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The New York Times details how New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to get on the radio as much as possible after his ratings took a hit. It all started on WOR with an appearance on the Len Berman and Todd Schnitt show.

Mike And The Mad Dog Reunite

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The New York Daily News has the details about a one-night reunion at Madison Square Garden on March 30 to benefit the Garden's charity Garden of Dreams Foundation.

Wing Bowl Date Set For February 5

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It's one of the most ingenious events ever created, and it's grown into something so big, it takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Wing Bowl, which was created by WIP morning show Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti 23 years ago is a competitive chicken wing eating contest.

Grabbing The Attention of Digital Natives

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What media are digital natives using and what do they think of radio? That’s some of what researchers asked University of Florida students over four years. Ed Cohen, Nielsen VP Ed Cohen (pictured) says radio stations don’t need to be everywhere on social media, but stations do need to be relevant or the class of 2015 won’t pay attention.

Students Protest Sale of KPLU

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The News Tribune has the details of a group of about 40 students and station supporters that rallied at Pacific Lutheran University Thursday to show their support for KPLU. The station is being sold to Seattle-based KUOW for $8 million.

Managing Relationships With Sports Teams

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As a manager you want compelling content so if you have a sports station in your cluster you hire a knowledgeable, opinionated host who, at times, criticizes your local professional sports team, or its players. The team doesn't really like that, it's trying to develop a relationship with the community and sell tickets. So, what's the happy balance?

KPLU Advisory Board Opposes Sale to KUOW

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Despite the 200 people in attendance who cheered the board for voting to oppose the sale, KPLU council president Stephen Tan reminded the crowd that the advisory board cannot stop the sale. Earlier this month it was announced that KPLU would be sold to KUOW for $7 million and $1 million in underwriting

November Auto Sales Strong

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Total and retail new light-vehicle sales in November are expected to increase 7% on a selling-day-adjusted basis, according to a monthly sales forecast by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive.

There Was Innovation at Rdio

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And the folks at The Verge are giving Pandora and others unsolicited advice on what they should steal as the service shuts down. The Verge says, despite its small user base, "Rdio did have tons of great ideas around design and user experience, and its competitors should absolutely steal them.


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