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Photos (from Left): Broadcast Atty. Michael Berg; Radio Show Keynoter Bob Hoffman; KFAI's Andy Driscoll; President of Technology and Digital Ventures for Clear Channel Brian Lakamp; James Garner, Dies at 86; Hubbard's Pres/COO Drew Horowitz; Fox Affiliates Head Jeff Rosser;  

  • 07/24/14 - Broadcast Communications Atty. Michael Berg Dies At 67
  • 07/23/14 - House Passes STELAR on Voice Vote
  • 07/23/14 - 3kw became 6kw and now Comments sought to raise Clas A FM's to 12kw?
  • 07/23/14 - iHeart Music Festival Dates Set For Las Vegas (Sept. 19-20th)
  • 07/22/14 - Attn: HR & BM: Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor of President's Health Subsidiies
    • UPDATE: Varies from earlier District Court Ruling Earlier this Morning
  • 07/22/14 - Twin Cities KFAI's Andy Driscoll Dies at 74
  • 07/22/14 - Bob Hoffman Slated As Fall Radio Show Keynoter
  • 07/22/14 - Clear Channel To Start Insertng Spots In iHeart Radio
  • 07/22/14 -Tremor To Run PSA Campaign Promoting Video Viewability Standards
  • 07/21/14 - Dan Patrick Does Remote In Portland for Alpha's KXTG Sports
  • 07/21/14 - Musicians Seeking More Streaming Revenue From Labels
  • 07/21/14 - Spanish Language Stations Becoming More Popular in the Midwest
  • 07/21/14 - KABC To Announce LA Kings Hockey On The Radio
  • 07/21/14 - GM, P&G Reduce Upfront Cable TV Commitments
  • 07/21/14 - KBA/WKU Kentucky Talent Institute Kicks Off Today
  • 07/21/14 - Conclave Partners With Minnesota Broadcasters for Joint Conference In Nov.
  • 07/20/14 - James Garner TV & Film Star, Dies at 86
  • 07/20/14 - Ohio Broadcasters Set Engineering Conference For Columbus on Oct. 30th
  • 07/19/14 - NJBA Seeks Old Broadcast Equipment For Non-Profit Station
  • 07/19/14 - Creative Edge Presenters at Radio Show From St. Louis MO and Chicago
  • 07/18/14 - KBA To Pick Up SBE Dues for Member Station Engineers
  • 07/18/14 - Drew Horowitz Named Hubbard Pres./ COO
  • 07/18/14 - Netflix Says "No Net" Rules Better Than Wheeler's Misleading Neutrality
  • 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

Photos: (from left) : WideOrbit's Eric Mathewson; AdMeta's Alexander Edstrom; AdMeta CTO Ola Tiverman; Martin Kristiseter, VP Mobile Solutions at Marketron;  Heather Monahan, EVP of Sales for Beasley Broadcast Group; Charlie Voght, CEO Imagine Communications; ABA Executive Director Sharon Tinsley; Brenda Hetrick, Matrix Solutions;

  • 07/23/14 - WideOrbit Acquires AdMeta programmatic sell-side platform Provider
  • 07/22/14 - Marketron Provides New Mobile Targeting Advertising Solution
  • 07/21/14 - Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications; Reflects At The One-Year Mark
  • 07/21/14 - eMarketer Study Shows Broadcasters Moving To Digtal To Promote TV Shows
  • 07/17/14 - Massachusetts & Michigan Are Added To Our Statistics & Salary Survey Breakouts
  • 07/16/14 - ABA Invites Interns To Career Fair To Their Aug. Conference
  • 07/16/14 - Attn: HR, BM & Traffic: IRS.gov has information about the health care law and its effect on taxes
  • 07/15/14 - Matrix Solutions Appoints Brenda Hetrick Vice President of Sales and Marketing
  • 07/14/14 - A Primer On Broadcast Internships - Republished By Special Request

Certification Quick Sampler: Commercial Television Online Public Inspection File Requirements

Do You Know The Differences Between Chief “Operator” and Chief “Engineer;” The Station “Operating” and “Program” Log?


Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington State and Wisconsin

  • Political Windows Open in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island on July 26th

Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV - Members Can Click on the Icon to Access The Latest Executive Summaries

  • 07/24/13 - Gray Buys TV Stations In Flint & Toledo
  • 07/23/14 - Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter Financials- Cable & TV Up; NBCU Flat
  • 07/22/14 - Gannett Broadcasting Up 13.4%; But Core Spot Revenue Down 2% In 2Q
  • 07/22/14 - Cherry Creek Radio Recapitalizes Via Bain Capital Affiliate
  • 07/22/14 - Report: Mobile Ads are Growing, But Lag Behind Usage
  • 07/22/14 - Yahoo Buys Analytics Firm Flurry in $200M Deal
  • 07/21/14 - T'aint Pretty, But Coastal in Cape May County NJ Emerges From Bankruptcy
  • 07/18/14 -  CoxReps Becomes Exclusive National Sales Reps for Tribune  


Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

Update for TV Stations On Requirements for Posting In Your Physical (and Online) Public File which became effective on July 1, 2014




  • August 1, 2014: License Renewal and Post-Filing License Renewal Announcement Reminder for TV Stations in California
  • August 1, 2014: License Renewal Applications (FCC Form 303-S) and EEO Program Reports (FCC Form 396) must be filed - FCC; Stations’ Public Inspection Files - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations, TV Translators, and LPTV Stations in California
  • August 1, 2014: Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (fifth of the required six postfiling announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A TelevisionStations in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • August 1, 2014: Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Announcements (first of the required four pre-filing announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan
  • August 1, 2014: Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations’ public inspection files Stations’ Public Inspection File - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, SouthCarolina, and Wisconsin


CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington State and Wisconsin

  • Political Windows Open in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island on July 26th

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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  • 07/23/14 - Coca-Cola Sticks With Marketing Plan Despite Weak Quarter 
  • 07/23/14 - Samsung Ad Mocks Rumors of Bigger iPhone Screen
  • 07/23/14 - Many Contenders Seeking To Become Breakfast Champ 
  • 07/23/14 - Applebee's To Open Insragram Feed To Diners
  • 07/22/14 - Bolthouse Farms Targets Millennials Children with Fresh Snacks
  • 07/22/14 - Heineken and Fred Arminsen Want To Interrupt Consumers Lives
  • 07/22/14 - Verizon to rade Coupons, Rewards for Customer Data
  • 07/22/14 - AT&T, Vice Target Bilingual Millennials with Branded Videos
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