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Top Row Photos (from left): FCC Suspends Review of Comcast-Time Warner Merger; Hubbard's Ginny Morris; Alpha Media Raises $128k For Thanksgiving Dinners;SF Giants Take Game One of World Series; Washington Post's Ben Bradlee; Bottom Row Photos (from left)  FEMA Head Craig Fugate; Neil Patrick Harris Hosts as Oscars Near Sellout at $1.9M per 30; MPR's Jazz Radio Legend Leigh Kamman; Bronco's Peyton Manning Sets All-Time TD Pass Record;: Chattanooga's Luther Masingil,  Dead at 92; KAAM's Jaan McCoy; 12 Days Until The November 2nd Switch To Standard Time;  


  • 10/22/14 - FCC Suspends Review of Comcast-Time Warner Merger
  • 10/22/14 - World Series Takes Tuesday Night Ratings; But Down From 2013
  • 10/22/14 - Hubbard Broadcasting's Ginny Morris To Be Honored at Connclave
  • 10/22/14 - Cumulus Loses FCC Appeal to Bring Back Dallas FM License Via Handoff Manuever
  • 10/22/14 - Political ads flood Pandora before mid-terms
  • 10/22/14 - Alpha Media San Antonio Radio Raises $128k For Thanksgivng Dinners for Needy
  • 10/22/14 - Politician Seeks Free Air Time in Miles City, (Outside Contours of Weathercaster/Candiate.in Billings)
  • 10/21/14 - SF Giants Take KC Royals in Game One of World Series in 7-1 Romp
  • 10/21/14 - Washington Post's Editor Ben Bradlee; Dies at 93
  • 10/21/14 - WJLA (TV) Hit With Refusing To Identify Actual Sponsor of Political Ad From NextGen Climate Action Committee
  • 10/21/14 - FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Calls For FM Chip in Cellphones
  • 10/21/14 - Senate Electon Spending to Surpass $325-Million in Top Ten Races
  • 10/21/14 - Turner Removes Some Of Its Channels from Dish After Retrans Deadline Passes
  • 10/21/14 - Pew Study Shows Media Differences in Political Leanings by Viewers
  • 10/21/14 - ABC Close to Sell Out For Oscars Telecast at $1.9M per :30
  • 10/21/14 - CBS Stations, Weigle Partner on Oldies Digi-Net Decades
  • 10/20/14 - MPR's Jazz radio legend Leigh Kamman dies at 92
  • 10/20/14 - Louisiana Radio Staton Says Their Windows XP Software Was Hi-Jacked, Ransom Sought?
  • 10/20/14 - NBC Rolls Up Sunday Ratings With Peyton Manning Gridiron Performance
  • 10/20/14 - Judge Says AutoHopper Could Be Violating Contract With Fox Changing Content
  • 10/20/14 - FCC Delays License Renewal of WTIC (AM) Following Conviction of Host on Payola Charges
  • 10/20/14 - Chattanooga's Luther Masingill; Dead at 92
  • 10/20/14 - Webcasting Rate Proposals for 2016-2020 Now Public
  • 10/20/14 - Jaan McCoy Dies While Broadcasting His Dallas Radio Show
  • 10/20/14 - Just 14 Days Until Traffic Performs The Annual 25-Hours in a 24-Hour Program Log Maneuver
  • 10/20/14 - TDGA Posts Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Managers November Calendar (for Members)
  • 10/18/14 - Alabama Engineering Academy Sets 2015 Classes & Schedules
  • Many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

RADIO Traffic Professional's Salary Survey Is Now Open For Your Data Input -  This is for Members and NON-Members, so feel free to invite your colleagues in Traffic, Continuity, Billing and Business Managers to participate. It's 100% Confidential. You can even invite colleagues at other Radio Stations to participate to help get a fuller picture of your market area. Only those that participate and complete the 3-5 minutes required will receive their emailed report upon release. And, as a bonus for TDGA members, this year, we're planning breakouts by market-ranked ranges, States and the full United States and Canadian provinces. No one will see your individual answers - that's guaranteed. Please note, there are separate surveys for Radio Traffic, and another for Television *(and Cable). 


TELEVISION/CABLE Traffic Professional's Salary Survey Is Now Open For Your Data Input -  This is for Members and NON-Members, so feel free to invite your colleagues in Traffic, Continuity, Billing and Business Managers to participate. 100% Confidential. You can even invite colleagues at other TV or Cable Stations to participate to help get a fuller picture of your market area. Only those that participate and complete the 3-5 minutes required will receive their emailed report upon release. And, as a bonus for TDGA members, this year, we're planning breakouts by market-ranked ranges, States and the full United States and Canadian provinces. No one will see your individual answers - that's guaranteed. Please note, there are separate surveys for Radio Traffic, and another for Television *(and Cable).  


TDGA Traffic Digest  Traffic Professionals Daily - CLICK HERE To Access Headline Stories Listed Below

 

TDGA Recommended Reading For Ad Ops and Programmatic Buying, Selling and Scheduling Personnel

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 10/22/14 - HP To Show New Office-Oriented PC "Spout"; Might Require Redesig of Office Cubicle
  • 10/22/14 - Do Mothers & Traffic Folks Need Time Away From Social Media?
  • 10/20/14 - TDGA Posts Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Managers November Calendar (for Members)
  • 10/20/14 - Call Out The Geek Squad! Louisiana Radio Station Says Windows XP Platform Was Hijacked and Ransom Demanded
  • 10/20/14 - 14 Days and Counting To The 25-Hour Day! (When Daylight Savings Time Ends This Year)
  • 10/17/14 - Apple Pay Launches - Remind Your Sales & Bookkeeping If You're Able To Handle the Mobile Payments From Advertisers (Read Article in TDGA Business Briefs)
  • 10/15/14 - Juneau's KTOO-TV Adds Myers ProTrack For TV, Cable & Satellite Traffic
  • 10/15/14 - Yangaroo Expands Direct Response Business With Life Alert
  • 10/14/14 - Kentucky Broadcasters Assn. Waives Dues For A Year For Participating In Their Pep Program
  • 10/14/14 - Magna,Tribune, WideOrbit & 5 Additional Major TV Groups In Programmatic Push

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows (Opened Friday, September 5); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 


Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

Members Can Click on the Icon to Access The Latest Executive Summaries

  • 10/21/14 - Digital Ad Revenues Hit Landmark High in First Half High of 2014
  • 10/20/14 - ANA Buys BMA Turnng it into a Divison
  • 10/20/14 - Walnut Radio Picks up 4th Nebraska Radio Property This Year
  • 10/20/14 - Gannett 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 15% (Year Over Year)
  • 10/17/14 - Apple Pay Launches Monday - Remind Your Sales & Bookkeeping If You're Able To Handle the Mobile Payments From Advertisers
  • 10/16/14 - Martha Stewart hooks up with Meredith
  • 10/16/14 - Journal Comm. to Announce 3rd Qtr. Results Oct. 30th at 11-am ET
  • 10/16/14 - Radio One, Inc. 3rd Qtr. 2014 Results Conference Call set for Nov. 12th at 10-am EST

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

SPECIAL REPORT: David Oxenford / David O'Connor: A Broadcaster's Guide To Washington Issues

Tower Construction, Painting & Lighting Updates Kick In Oct. 24

 

 

  • 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 Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 am November 2nd  (Turn Clocks Back One Hour in U.S. & Canada) 

 

CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows (Opened Friday, September 5); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 


From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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

  • 10/22/14 - Honda Tries Out Programmatic & Real-tme Facebook Ad Tool
  • 10/22/14 - Mobile Ads Make Up 17% of Yahoo's Q3 Revenue
  • 10/22/14 - McDonald's Says Its Image Needs To Be Fixed
  • 10/22/14 - Target Wants To Stand Out, Move Quickly This Holiday Season
  • 10/22/14 - Vizio Campaign Shows The Alluring Power of Ultra HD 
    10/22/14 - A Collection of Logos That Pack Extra Messages (In case you're considerng a New Look)
  • 10/21/14 - Brita Builds Sugar Cube Metropolis To Knock on Soda
  • 10/21/14 - Beats Ties Wireless Headphones to LeBron James Cleveland Return
  • 10/21/14 - Herbal Tea Company's Campaign Puts Plants In The Spotlight
  • 10/21/14 - Weebly's $5 Million TV Effort Focuses on Entrepreneurs 
  • 10/21/14 - Foursquare Seeks To Change Its Image With Brand Campaign
  • 10/20/14 - CP+B Reported Set To Win Global Infiniti Ad Account
  • 10/20/14 - Whole Foods Debuts First National Brand Campaign 
  • 10/20/14 - Gap Factory Turns To Models & NFL Stars for Holiday Ads 
  • 10/20/14 - Microsoft CMO is Revamping The Brand 
  • 10/20/14 - Snapchat Rolls Out Its First Advertisement
  • 10/20/14 - TV Series Partner With Tumblr To Expand Interaction  

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


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, access to the E-Mail In-Box (for Members Only) can be found in the Header of The Members Home Webpage.  (You'll need to log-in using your Members LogIn ID and Password. Here, you may submit articles, comments, observations or suggestions to share with other members by sending us an email to tdga@cox.net. We'll do our best to get them posted quickly in this member-only 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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