My Opinion On The 1996 Telecom Act

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Last week we posted a story about the 1996 Telecom Act, that turns 20 years old in 2016. It generated quite a few comments from our readers and one very long response from former manager Dave Aamodt. Aamodt says deregulation didn't work out too well at the place he used to run.

Macy’s Holds On To Number One

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In the weekly Media Monitors spot count, Macy's continued to use radio to push customers to their locations during the Christmas holiday. Holding on to the number one spot for the second week in a row, Macy's ran over 54,000 commercials on radio stations across the country.

WHO’s Cheryl Pannier Dies

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WHO's Dan Robbins posted the sad news on his Facebook page. According to Robbins, Pannier passed away after she suffered a tragic at-home accident where she fell and hit her head.

WINS Hires First Digital Reporter

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According to NorthJersey.com 1010 WINS-AM New York reporter, Rebecca Granet will become the station's first full-time digital reporter.

Carson Daly Gets Hitched

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CBS Radio host Carson Daly married longtime girlfriend Siri Pinter in a private Christmas Eve ceremony. About 30 people attended the quiet ceremony.

Illinois Declares FanDuel, DraftKings Illegal

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These are both big radio spenders and we have seen them under attack by the government lately. First in New York State, now in Illinois.

Pandora Signs Deal With Atlas Music

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Atlas Music Publishing was founded by Richard Stumpf in 2013 and currently represents songs performed by artists including Madonna, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan and many others.

The Pandora Purchase of Rdio is Complete

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After seeking bankruptcy protection, Rdio discontinued it's service on December 22, 2015. Pandora needed court approval to purchase the company for $75 million.

The Most Played Christmas Songs

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As stations start to flip back to there regular formats - or use the holiday music format - to change to a completely new format, Nielsen has released a list of the most played Christmas songs by radio stations across America this year. (Picture of Brenda Lee courtesy R&R Hall of Fame)

Kurt Baker Helps Save Georgia Station

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Asked by a friend to help keep Albany, Georgia station WWQA on the air as it went through bankruptcy proceedings, long-time radio host Kurt Baker worked with judges, lawyers, bookkeepers, auctioneers and FCC officials to take the station through the most unlikely survival story.


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