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Photos (from left): Jayne Meadows; Dies at 95; 42nd Daytime Emmys Awarded on POP Channel; President Obama at W.H. Corrrespondent's Dinner... He's Still Got The Sense of Humor Washington Needs!; Old "Mouth" Spots for WLUP Results in New Law Suit for Cumulus in Chicago; iHeart Radio App now available on Apple Watch; Comcast-Time Warner Cable Planned Merger Collapses- It's Not Happening;  Patrick Dempsey Third to last episode one of their best - No we won't reveal the story) Still Two More Epidodes to go before Grey's Anatomy series wraps (If you missed, try On Demand), CBS' Goodbye to Letterman will include a Prime-Time Retrospective on Monday, May 4th at 9:30pm;           

  • 04/27/15 - Baltimore Heads To Curfew as National Guard & State Police Aid CityPolice
  • 04/27/15 - TV & Movie Actress Jayne Meadows, Wife of Steve Allen; Dies at 95
  • 04/27/15 - The FCC Has A New Law Enforcement Sheriff in Town
  • 04/27/15 - IAB Amps Up Digital Audio Ad Buyers Guide (Sell Your Website Potential)
  • 04/27/15 - Daytime Television’s Biggest Stars Honored on 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards
  • 04/26/15 - White House Correspondents Hear From The Prez (In Top Comedic Form)
  • 04/25/15 - Cumulus Being Sued For Use Of "The Remarkable Mouth" in Old WLUP Spots
  • 04/24/15 - iHeart Radio Becomes One of Hundreds of Apps Available On Apple Watch
  • 04/24/15 - LPTV September 1 Digital May 29th Conversion Deadline is Suspended
    • BUT, Deadlines Remain in Place for Class A TVs
  • 04/24/15 - Kentucky Rushes Statewide Republican Debate Offer for Tues., April 28th on WKU
  • 04/24/15 - Official: The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Acquisition Has Collapsed
  • 04/24/15 - Deadliest Catch Renewed for 12 Season As 11th Season Draws Demo Wins for Discovery
  • 04/24/15 - Third To Last Episode of Grey's Anatomy A Shocker (No We Won't Be The Spoiler)

Traffic Professional's Digest

Photo's (from left):  Alpha Media's Ben Davis Upped to OIperations Manager for Alpha's Louisville Operations; Marketron's Jeff Haley Adds a Sideline, Blogging to Station Sales & Traffic Pros; Univision SVP, Operations, Sam Abiad Announces Standardization for TV, Radio, Networks and Digital Streaming with WideOrbit; Eric Mathewson, WideOrbit CEO & Co-Founder Sees Programmatic Get Best of Show Award; 

  • 04/24/15 - Ben Davis Promoted To Operations Manager of the Louisville Alpha Media Cluster
  • 04/23/15 - Responding to a Member Inquiry; The Basics of The Beacon  Features, Money & Uses
  • 04/22/15 - Marketron's Jeff Haley Becomes a Blogger: Blog # 1: Getting/Keeping Auto Ads on Radio
  • 04/22/15 - This Month's second Patch Tuesday brings 34 Windows updates, all optional
  • 04/21/15 - Course In Money-Making from Traffic Department Highlights ABA 5-Stop Agenda in May
  • 04/20/15 - Univision Standardizes TV, Radio, Cable Networks & Digital Streaming With WideOrbit   

TDGA Broadcast Business Briefs

  • 04/24/15 - With Comcast Deal Doomed, Charter Make Make Bid for TWC
  • 04/23/15 - Meredith Reports Local Revenues Up 26% In Company's Quarterly Revenue Report
  • 04/23/15 - New Media Measurement Service Unveilled at CIMM Summit; Could Be Good for Radio, too)
  • 04/23/15 - Gray Buying WAGM, Presque Isle ME for $10.25 M
  • 04/22/15 - NABEF Sales Institute Registration Opens for Stations Seeking Recruitng Opportunities
  • 04/22/15 - Gray TV Launches 5 of Its Stations on CBS "All Access" TV
  • 04/22/15 - NBCU and Fox Join ESPN in Rejecting Verizon's Custom Unbundling Plan
  • 04/22/15 - Quincy Signs Post-Deadline Retrans Pact with DIRECTV
  • 04/21/15 - Local Media Programmatic: Low CPMs, But Long-Term Future Looks Bright
  • 04/21/15 - Gannett's New Name for Broadcast & Digital Will Be Tegna
    • Publications will retain Gannett name

TDGA Legal Advisories

Legal Reminders For Traffic, Business Managers and Bookkeeping:

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on April 22-24 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies
  • Thursday, April 30 2015
    • IRS: File Form 720 for the First Quarter
    • IRS: File Form 2290 and pay the tax on vehicles first used in March, 2015
    • IRS: Employers: File Form 941 for the First Quarter
    • IRS: Deposit FUTA tax owed through March if more than $500
  • Friday, May 1, 2015
    • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on April 25-28 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
    • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (third of the required six post-filing announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Delaware and Pennsylvania
    • Texas Assn. of Broadcasters DEADLINE for Award Nominations for Convention & Trade Show, (Aug. 5-6th) at Renaissance Austin Hotel
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015
    • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards Gala – Cocktails at 5-pm; Dinner at 6-pm, Madison Marriott West Hotel, Middleton WI
  • Sunday, May 3, 2015
    • Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Convention, (May 3–4), Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pa.
  • Monday, May 4, 2015
    • Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Convention, (May 3–4), Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pa.

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

  • 04/27/15 - Member's Special Report (Share With Sales!) - Accounts On The Move from MediaPost
    • Lindt USA
    • Stage Stores Inc.
    • Norwegian Cruise Lines 
    • MGM Grand Detroit 
    • American  Marketing Association 
    • Jabra  
    • Spin Master 
    • Farfetch and Roberto Cavalli 
    • TOURISM Santa Fe 
    • VTech 
    • Wells Fargo 
    • British Airways 
    • Carrabba's Italian Grill 
    • Thomas & Friends  
    • Visa 
    • Sea Cuisine
    • Smashburger
    • Coco Libre
  • 04/27/15 - 4A's Forms Media Transparency Task Force With ANA
  • 04/27/15 - VW Ad Shows People Re-enacting Webs Best Cat Videos
  • 04/27/15 - Report: Digital Giving A Boost to U.S, Agencies  
  • 04/27/15 - Argonaut, Anomaly & Barekley Join Hershe's Creatuive Roster
  • 04/27/15 - Why "Connected Moments" Might Be Advertising's Next Ad Frontier
  • 04/27/15 - McDonald's Chief Outlines Company's Turnaround Plan
  • 04/27/15 - Abercrombie Says Marketing Will Focus on Clothes, Not Bodies  
  • 04/27/15 - You Tube Seeks Commitments From NFL Channel Advertisers
  • 04/24/15 - Diet Pepsi Ditching Aspartame In The U.S.
  • 04/24/15 - Abercrombie & Fitch Ends Appearance-based Hiring Policy
  • 04/24/15 - P&G wants to boost Creative Quality As It Cuts Agency Costs
  • 04/24/15 - Wells Fargo Embraces Diverse Families in BBDO Ad
  • 04/24/15 - Forbes Debuts Pulse Ad Platform with Sponsor Toyota
  • 04/24/15 - Would A Bigger Comcast Have Helped Marketers? 
    04/24/15 - Google Report: Diversity in Ads Appeals to Young Consumers 

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