FCC Proposes Higher Regulatory Fees For Radio In 2020.

For the second consecutive year, the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to increase the amount charged to radio stations, although the hike won’t be nearly as steep as a year ago. The Commission is slated to begin the rulemaking process at its May 13 meeting that would, if left in place, boost the annual fee […]

FEMA Effort Provides Masks to Broadcasters

State associations are the conduit; NAB is helping coordinate An effort is underway to distribute washable cotton masks to essential employees of U.S. broadcasters, those responsible for maintaining operational continuity of operations, during the coronavirus pandemic. In Georgia, members of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters received an email this week that stated, “FEMA is providing every broadcast facility […]

Security Issues Concerning Operation of EAS Equipment

I hope everyone is staying safe and abiding by the guidance concerning Covid-19. Second, most broadcast operations are now being handled off-site, which could create security problems. Hackers know this and can take advantage of these opportunities. Login and Password It stands to reason that engineers should review the station security features including firewalls, passwords […]

Pandemic Offers New Role For Local TV News

New findings from international research and strategy firm SmithGeiger show a resurgence of linear TV over SVOD viewing during the pandemic with Americans flocking to local news. It’s a significant bump that local TV stations can convert to a longer-term, multiplatform trend says Dr. Seth Geiger, the firm’s co-founder. In the March 2020 survey of […]

Higher Rates, But Some Concessions For Radio In New Deal With BMI.

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has begun notifying the 10,000 radio stations and broadcast groups that license its music about the new terms of its agreement with the radio industry. Under a settlement to the four-year old dispute between the Radio Music License Committee and BMI, broadcasters will pay more for the music they use from […]

Is AM All-Digital Right for Your Station?

It could be if you are ready for the needed investment in time and effort BY RICK GREENHUT ⋅ RADIO WORLD PUBLISHED: MARCH 6, 2020 The author is director of broadcast business development for HD Radio intellectual property holder Xperi.There is an important AM digital comments filing approaching on Monday. That means it is time to […]

Bipartisan Effort Pushes for Local Media Support

House members call on colleagues, President Trump, to support local media during pandemic WASHINGTON—Supporting local media—including TV stations, radio stations and newspapers—has become a bipartisan effort in D.C., highlighted in part by a recently issued letter from four House Representatives to their colleagues and President Donald Trump calling for action. Reps. Debbie Dingle (D-Mich.), Bill […]

Study: Radio Listening Up Across All Dayparts During Pandemic.

As tens of millions of Americans enter week two, or three, of working from home, radio continues as a companion even outside the traditional workplace setting. Nearly 40% of those who took part in a recent study conducted by NuVoodoo Media Services say they are listening to radio more during the health crisis. Breaking it […]