Analysis Finds 35% Increase In Local Broadcast TV News Over Past Decade

Television stations significantly increased the number of local news telecasts and hours of news content they aired over a 10-year period, according to an analysis of Nielsen data conducted by the National Association of Broadcasters. NAB examined the number of programs classified by Nielsen as “local news” as well as the hours of local news aired across […]

FCC Shares Cyber Warnings About Russia

All communications companies should heed a recent security advisory, it said The Federal Communications Commission is encouraging communications companies to read a federal security advisory about cyber threats from Russia, and act on it. “The commission urges all communications companies to take the recommended actions to protect their networks from cyber threats, to detect and […]

Why TV Dominates Political And How Adding Radio Can Reach More Voters

TV will once again reap the largest piece of political advertising this year, according to forecasters. But rather than trying to convince media buyers to buy radio in place of TV, broadcasters are embracing a strategy of adding radio to a TV buy to deliver more of what campaigns want: registered voters. An analysis from […]

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 […]

A guide to taking care of yourself and your newsroom in times of coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic threw a ginormous flaming curveball at the news media industry, from turning newsrooms remote to eviscerating whole streams of revenue. It’s really easy to panic when you don’t know what the next day or even the next hour will bring, much less how to plan for it. As the outbreak worsened, journalists […]

COVID-19 Response Toolkit now available from NAB

The National Association of Broadcasters has created an online Coronavirus Response Toolkit to help broadcasters cover COVID-19 developments accurately and effectively. NAB added new downloadable COVID-19 public service announcements Thursday. The PSAs are available in both English and Spanish, and scripts are available to stations who want their own talent to read the information. Additionally, the toolkit […]

Politicians Coming After Radio

As the NAB battles to prevent radio stations from having to pay for the music they air, legislation has been introduced that may pave the way for radio managers to have to dig deep into their wallets. It’s called the AMFM Act. Here are the details… The Ask Musicians for Music Act was introduced by […]