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Political Headlines & Updates (Click on TDGA icon to access these articles)





  • 12/05/16 - Secretary Of State Search Widens
  • 12/05/16 - Michigan Judge Orders Recount To Start Immediately
  • 12/05/16 - Trump turns to Ben Carson to lead HUD
  • 12/03/16 - Howard Dean Drops Out of DNC Chair Race
  • 12/03/16 - Bernie Sanders Commentary: Carrier Just Showed Corporations How To Beat Trump
  • 12/02/16 - Lawsuits Aim To Block Michigan, Wisconsin Recounts 
  • 12/02/16 - Trump picks Gen. James Mattis for Defense Secretary 

Broadcast Business Briefs

DOL Files Notice of Appeal on OVERTIME Temporary Injunction


  HR Question: Should You Post the Position's Salary or Salary Range in a Classified?


  • 12/06/16 - Altice Pulls Plug on Freewheel Wi-Fi Calling Service
  • 12/05/16 - No Cost of Living Increase in Webcasting Royalties for 2017
  • 12/01/16 - Marci Ryvicker:  "Trump Factor" Causing Broadcast Stocks to Rise
  • 11/29/16 - iHeart Asks for Debt-Term Rule Changes
  • 11/29/16 - Competitive Info: TV Faces 16.7% Drop in Local Advertising
  • 11/29/16 -  SoundExchange Sees Q3 Rise in Streaming, Royalties
  • 11/28/16 - Wall Street Analyst Wieser Sees Ad Spend Slowdown in 2017
  • 11/28/16 - Philadelphia Phillies Renew With WIP-FM 
  • 11/28/16 - A New Full Power Class A FM For Fort Walton Beach
  • 11/28/16 - iHeartMedia Wins Gamco Lawsuit
  • 11/28/16 - Midwest Has Officially Grown, Thanks To its' Latest Closing
  • 11/28/16 - Speaking of tax "evaders", a look at media giants; (Is it Evading If It's Legal?)

IRS Announces 2017 Pension Plan Limitations; 401(k) Contribution Limit Remains Unchanged at $18,000 for 2017


TDGA Broadcast Legal Advisories

David Oxenford





The following articles are provided by a diverse pool of Broadcast Attornies representing many of the major law firms in Washington. TDGA is pleased to be a conduit between Broadcasters and these talented legal counselors. From left) K.C. Halm, Adam Shoemaker, Megan Vogel, Abigail Everdell, Jim Rosenfeld, David Oxenford, Lauren Lynch, Scott Lynch, Jessica Nyman and Joseph Cohen.

  • December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, Ownership and Ancillary Revenue Reports, Ownership Review and Incentive Auction Updates
  • FCC Extends TV's Requirement to Convert Visual Emerg. Info to SAP Audio Channel
  • Data Security and Breach Notification Requirements of New FCC Privacy Order May Present Implementation Challenges for Many ISPs
  • Read This If You Have a Website! - Three Things You Need to Know to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor Protection

  • Top 50 Mkt. Radio Stations with Over 5 Emloyees Must Meet Dec. 24th Online PIF Document Uploads Mandate


  • New Version of Form I-9 – Employers Must Use On or Before Jan. 22, 2017


Sales & Continuity Department Items From The Corner of Advertiser & Agency

Providing Traffic, Continuity and Sales with an inside look at developments from the Agency shops; or via Advertisers. It's a quick read of what's happening and who's involved in the latest advertising news.

  • 12/06/16 - Microsoft, United, McCann New York Close Out The Year In a High Note
  • 12/06/16 - Wendy's Social Media Gets Sirarcha-Infused
  • 12/06/16 - Domino's is Giving Consumers a Slice Of The Pie
  • 12/05/16 - Accounts On The Move (Monday Feature from MediaPost)
    • Terra's Kitchen - Crossmedia
    • Torani - Ready State
    • Drexel University - LevLane 
    • Durham and Bates - Leopold Ketel
    • Miracle-Ear - Compass Point//McCann
    • Squatty Potty - Struck  .
    • Hawk-Eye Innovations -GEM Advertising 
    • ASICS Tiger - Bruce Mau Design
    • Sundance Cinemas - Troika  

Important Traffic, Bookkeeping, Filing & Meeting Dates



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • ·Colorado Broadcasters Association - The Power of Broadcast in Colorado 2017 (Grand Junction Event) - 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm. For the 3rd year the CBA has joined forces with Nielsen for the annual “Power of Broadcast in Colorado” study.  This study provides insight on how Coloradans utilize local radio and television.  Information and insight on how digital and social media is used and dovetails with broadcast. Attendees will receive a copy of the study as well as a live walk through with Nielsen’s own VP of Audience Insights, Tony Hereau.  CBA members are welcome to bring guests who may benefit from the information found in the presentation (i.e. Community Leaders, Law Enforcement Officials, PIOs, etc.) The Grand Junction presentation will be on Thursday, December 8th at Noon at The DoubleTree by Hilton.  Lunch will be provided. The live presentations and study are only available to CBA members. Please register for the event you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.  Deadline to register is November 30th.

 Friday, December 9, 2016

  •  IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on December 3-6 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.

TDGA Weekly Column By Joan Lloyd, Contributing Self-Improvement Editor



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