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Noncoms Enjoy News/Talk Tailwinds

There are several dozen noncommercial radio stations with news/talk formats in the United States — 66 of them in PPM-rated markets — and as a group they seem to be benefitting...

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NAB Worries About Radio in Repack Process

While it remains to be seen exactly how FM radio stations will be affected by the upcoming repack of television stations due to the TV spectrum auction...

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Media Bureau Says AM Rule Change Will Be Effective April 10

Good news for AM broadcasters who want more flexibility in locating their FM translator signals.

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FCC Tells AMs to Hold on to FM Translator Apps for Now

“Not so fast,” the Federal Communications Commission tells AM stations hoping to get a jump start on applications for FM translator modifications.

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NAB to Uncle Sam: Allow FM Reimbursement in TV Repack

Radio stations should not have to pay “out of pocket” just to stay in business as a result of the TV auction repack...

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What Does the Public File Change Mean for Radio Broadcasters?

The Federal Communications Commission has amended its public inspection file rules to eliminate the correspondence file...

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GMR Offers Interim License to Radio Broadcasters

The Radio Music License Committee had a Christmas Eve announcement for broadcasters: music rights management company Global Music Rights will offer an interim license to stations...

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NAB Announces Innovation Challenges for Local Broadcast News

Over the next two years, the National Association of Broadcasters will conduct two innovation challenges focusing on uncovering broadcast news projects that serve the needs of local communities...

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Stations May be Affected by Dueling Licensing Lawsuits

A pair of fractious lawsuits surrounding music licensing fees may have a considerable impact on radio broadcasters come Jan. 1, 2017.

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First-Wave Radio Stations Must Upload Existing Public File Materials by December 24

With December 24 approaching, radio stations across the country are checking their quarterly programs/issues lists twice...

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Big Changes Coming to U.S. International Broadcasting?

An amendment to a defense spending bill that passed Congress would change the leadership of those broadcasts...

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Stations May be Affected by Dueling Licensing Lawsuits

A pair of fractious lawsuits surrounding music licensing fees may have a considerable impact on radio broadcasters come Jan. 1, 2017.

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Should AM Boosters Be Permanently Allowed?

Should the FCC allow AM synchronous booster stations to be licensed permanently? AM operators and others have the opportunity to weigh in...

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Don’t Forget This Deadline

Commercial top 50 U.S. radio stations with more than five employees must post their public file online by Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve.

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NAB Announces Waiver Agreements with Sony and Warner Affecting Non-Royalty Aspects of Webcasting

On October 26, 2016, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced agreements it had reached with two major record labels that relieve radio broadcasters from...

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