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Photos (from Left); WMGM-TV Losing NBC Affiliation; Alpha's Larry Wilson; WMST's Frances Denney; Judge Samuel Alito;  Lite 99.7's Tim Peters; Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA); NABEF To Honor Paul Simon; Conclave's Bob Shannon;   

Radio-TV Industry Headlines (Members Can Click Here For Mini-Summaries and/or links to Source Articles)

  • 04/18/14 - FCC To Vote On Auction Rules On May 15
  • 04/18/14 - Pandora Sued By Record Labels Over Pre 1972 Music
  • 04/18/14 - Thursday Ratings: Scandal Sizzles; Crazy Ones Fizzles in Season Finales
  • 04/18/14 - Alpha Broadcasting Merges With L&L; and Acquires Mainline Broadcasting
  • 04/18/14 - WMGM-TV - Wildwood/Atlantic City To Lose NBC Affiliation at Year's End
  • 04/18/14 - NJBA Nominates Directors Slates; Actual Elections Set for June 17th
  • 04/17/14 - Clear Channel Begins What They Call The "Flattening" Process in Sales - (Cutbacks)
  • 04/17/14 - FCC Says They'll Sit Tight On Market Consolidation Guidelines For Radio
  • 04/17/14 - Radio Gets Second-Class Citizen Locations For 2015 NAB Show
  • 04/17/14 - Canadian Broadcasters Comment (Most Negatively) to CRTC on HD Radio
  • 04/17/14 - WMST's Frances Denney Dies at 93 After 57 Years of Traffic & Office Managerial
  • 04/17/14 - Supreme Court's Samuel Alito "Un-Recuses" Himself n Aereo Case
  • 04/17/14 - TDGA Looking For A Member/ Reporter for June in Chicago or Orlando
  • 04/17/14 - Wednesday Ratings: ‘Survivor’ Hits Low, But Still Tops Night
  • 04/17/14 - KBA Joins Sizable Group of State Associations on CyberSecurity Seminar May 8th
  • and... many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

TDGA Traffic Digest

Traffic Professionals Daily Headlines -  CLICK HERE To Access Headlines

  • 04/17/14 - Imagine Communications (Landmark OSI, Novar, Etc.) Announces User Conf. in Orlando for June 16th thru 18th
  • 04/17/14 - Marketron Issues Agenda for its Users Symposium in Chicago on June 16th-19th in Chicago
  • 04/17/14 - New ROE Software Aims at Increasng "Returns on Email" Conversions
  • 04/16/14 - Program Consultant Jaye Albright Joins "Undecideds" Over Spotload in Spot Sets
  • 04/15/14 - SintecMedia Acquires Pilat Media
  • 04/15/14 - Good News on Medical Health Plan Costs; They're Down!
  • 04/15/14 - The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Now

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

  • CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia,
  • 04/26/14 - Political Windows Open For Primary Elections in Nevada, North Dakota, Maine, South Carolina and Virginia - Requres LUC/LUR being available for Political Use Announcements by Candidates Only (Primary Election Date is June 10th)
  • 05/10/14 - Political Windows Open for Primary Elections in Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Utah  - Requres LUC/LUR being available for Political Use Announcements by Candidates Only (Primary Election Date is June 24th)

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

Closed Captioning Quality Standards Go Into Effect April 30, 2014

 

 

Reminders From The TDGA Traffic, Continuity, Bookkeeping & Business Managers Calendar.

  • CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia,
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014
    • Easter & Eastern Orthodox Easter
  • Monday, April 21, 2014
    • Ohio Association of Broadcaster Virtual Job Fair (Runs April 21-25)
    • IRS: - Deposit payroll tax for payments on Apr 12-15 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
    • Easter Monday
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    • Earth Day
    • 2014 MDCD Annual Convention (Maryland/Delaware & DC Broadcasters Assn.) – Hilton, Baltimore MD
    • Maine 2014 Spring Conference- Senator Inn, Augusta ME (All Day Event)
    • Wisconsin Broadcasters Sales Workshop – Stevens Point, 10-am to 3:30pm, Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI
    • April 22nd-24th: Kentucky Broadcasters Association - Sales Training Road Trip, 8:30am – Pat Bryson presents a Road Map to Success in High-Dollar Broadcast Sales. Get details from KBA Website or their e-Cast Newsletter, or via email to Patti Pullen
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    • IRS: Deposit payroll tax for payments on Apr 16-18 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies
    • Wisconsin Broadcasters Sales Workshop – Pewaukee, 10-am to 3:30pm, Country Springs,Pewaukee, WI
    • Administrative Professionals Day
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
    • Nevada Broadcasters Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Las Vegas National Golf Club; 12:30pm Shotgun Start; $125 per Player
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
    • IRS: Deposit payroll tax for payments on Apr 19-22 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • Political Window Open – for Arkansas Runoff (if needed), Maine Primary (tentative date), North Dakota Primary, Nevada Primary, South Carolina Primary and Virginia Primary.

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

Click Here To Access The Latest From The Advertising Intersections of the World

  • 04/18/14 - McDonald's Launches McGriddles Push
  • 04/18/14 - CVS Marketing Chief Rob Price Leaves; Successor Not Yet Named
  • 04/18/14 - Dentsu To Be Agency of Record for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
  • 04/18/14 - Reckitt Benckiser Adds Mucinex To Brands Under Review
  • 04/18/14 - Taco Bell Exec Notes Committment To Mobile & InstaGram
  • 04/18/14  Cadbury Strikes A Chord With Recipe-Sharing Campaign   

Pass These Along To Your Sales & Continuity Team - Another Value Added Feature for TDGA Members Only  


Here's The TDGA Members Download of the April, 2014 & May, 2014 Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Manager's Calendar - Whether it's to jog your memory of logging renewal filing announcements, IRS activities, updating the Public Information File, beginning and endung dates for both Standard and Broadcast Calendar days, Holidays, special meetings or activities State Broadcaster Associations have told us about-- we keep you "in front of" of the dates and times with a Calendar designed specifically for the "Back Office" staffers. Current Members also receive this viewable & downloadable PDF via email about two-weeks ahead of its "next month" listings.


Looking For Help?  Looking For A New Position? Nothing Connects Employee and Employer in Traffic Like TDGA's Classifieds - Check it out on a regular basis, whether your station is looking for the perfect addition; or when it's time to seek  greener pastures for yourself. Our listings are "complimentary" for TDGA Members and we cover the spectrum of position categories from Management up and down the ladder. We do "not" list Intern positions (unless paid positions. Click on the icon for our very simple ground rules on submitting listings; and what's available right now


To All Members of TDGA ! - Please note, we've now added the E-Mail In-Box to the choices found in the Header of your Home Webpage. You may submit articles, comments, observations or suggestions to share with other members by sending us email to tdga@cox.net. We'll do our best to get them posted quickly in this member service.


TDGA is a Non-Union Professional Membership Association For Broadcast Traffic, Continuity, Operations, Sales and Business Management Personnel - Our Membership Association serves over 5,000 Broadcasters in the United States, Canada and in 15 Nations around the World who have decided to transition from a "position" to a "Profession" in Broadcasting. TDGA Members can Login Directly by Clicking on the Member Login; 

Non-Members, of course are invited to join. The Initial dues are $45.00 for the first year of your membership, then each renewal thereafter reduces to $30.00 per year. There are no hidden extra costs, no nickel or dime items- One fee covers full access membership to everything offered. You can learn more about TDGA by sampling the tabs above, such as About TDGA, or Joining TDGA. Or, if you want instant membership, click here - Register and use our quick, secure online credit card membership application.

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