Senate GOP May Move Trump FCC Pick With Earlier Nominee
Geoffrey Starks, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission, may need a partner on the road to Senate confirmation: FCC member Brendan Carr, whose renomination has been delayed since January.
Broadcasters Raise Red Flag Over FCC’s C-Band Plans
The radio industry finds itself in a rare defensive position at the Federal Communications Commission under chairman Ajit Pai. The issue that’s causing concern is the FCC’s plan to expand use of C-band spectrum (3.7-4.2 GHz)—what’s commonly referred to as mid-band frequencies—by wireless companies. In a series of comments filed during the past several weeks, radio is urging the Commission to take very careful steps forward on the plan.
Cumulus Begins Its Next Chapter
Cumulus Media has successfully completed its financial restructuring. The news, which came just past 5pm Eastern Monday (6/4), means that the nation’s No. 2 radio broadcasting company by number of stations has fully emerged from Chapter 11 protection under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and has reduced its debt by “more than $1 billion.”
ATSC 3.0: The future of free antenna TV is coming, eventually
Certain aspects of ATSC 3.0 have been finalized, while many remain up in the air (pun intended). Several tests stations are up, or nearly so, in several markets including Phoenix and Dallas, but important details, particularly around mobile and viewer tracking, are still being hashed out.
Small Market Television Exchange - Sept. 13-15
The NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE) is the industry's only national conference designed exclusively for small market groups and stations in DMAs 76+. SMTE presents innovative leadership and sales management strategies, success stories that will help you grow your business and creative sales promotion ideas that will elevate your bottom line.