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Monday, February 5, 2007

HD Radio’s Impact on the Radio Broadcast Industry

A recent survey of 50 randomly sampled stations in the top-50 markets conducted by News Generation, Inc. reveals that 56 percent of surveyed stations have a station in their family that currently broadcasts in HD. Further, more than half of stations believe that HD Radio will impact the radio broadcast industry. Although HD Radio hasn’t READ MORE »

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act Tougher on Broadcast Companies

On June 15, President Bush signed the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2006, a bipartisan bill, sponsored by Congressman Fred Upton from Michigan. The Act doesn’t change the broadcast decency standards currently on the books. However, according to the Federal Communications Commission, it gives it the means to enforce the standards more effectively by levying READ MORE »

Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Need For Transparency To Meet FCC Guidelines In Radio Media Relations

On April 13, 2005, the FCC released a public notice informing broadcast licensees, cable operators, and others that air video news releases (VNRs) and all entities and individuals involved in the production and provision of this material, of their respective disclosure responsibilities under the Commission’s sponsorship identification rules. The provision requires that licensees and operators READ MORE »

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Stations Across the Country have PSA Rotation, Despite No FCC Requirement

A new survey of 50 randomly sampled radio PSA directors in the top-50 markets, finds that 100% of stations surveyed have public service announcement rotation, with 78% having between one and ten PSA slots to fill in a typical week. Thirty percent of stations now use MP3s exclusively for the PSA content, with 46% still READ MORE »

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Heat from the FCC Fuels Firing on Radio

As we continue our ongoing look at the actions of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), we find that the organization is undergoing an enforcement wave of its policies to protect consumers and cracking down on broadcast companies and their programming. Radio companies are being fined heavily for on-air content considered unacceptable, obscene and offensive. In READ MORE »

Saturday, May 22, 2004

Decency Standards in Broadcasting

In our last newsletter, the fall edition of Tuning In, our front-page article featured the buzz over media consolidation. Last fall, the Federal Communications Commission voted to give media conglomerates an enormous amount of power. Under the new rules of media ownership, the FCC said, one company can own up to three television stations, eight radio READ MORE »

Monday, September 22, 2003

Media Consolidation: The Future of Broadcasting?

On June 2, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission voted to give media conglomerates the green light to buy up hundreds of media outlets and have greater control over what the American public sees on television, hears on radio and reads in newspapers. Under the new rules of media ownership: one company can own both a READ MORE »