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Photos (from left): What Snowpack? California To Cutback 25% on Water Supply; James Goodmon To Receive NAB Digital Leadership Award; Marsha Landess gets Market Manager Post for Radio One in Richmond;  Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R-IN); March Madness Topples Viewing Past Ratings Records; WNBC-TV New VP/GM Eric Lerner; The Daily Show successor Trevor Noah; NBCU's Alison Moore To Keynote Online Video Conf. at NAB;  ; Baskeball Player-Announcer Hot Rod Hundley dies at 80; WJR's Mike Fezzey, dead at 58;  Massachusetts Senator Eizabeth Warren (D-MA); New KBA Board Members Chris Mossman, WKYT, Lexington; and Brad Odil, WBKO, Bowling Green       

  • 04/01/15 - Comcast Said To Want Waiver of NBC Content Mandate
  • 04/01/15 - Laura Ingraham Planning Conservative News Site 
  • 04/01/15 - Radio Fixture of 68 Years, Dropped Midnite Jamboree on Hiatus
  • 04/01/15 - Radio-TV Asked To Help Spreaed The Word on California's Water Use Cutback
  • 04/01/15 - NAB Requests Extension for TV Stations to Convert Emergency Text to Speech
  • 04/01/15 - Move Over WTOP; There's A New Billing Champ in Radio Revenues
  • 04/01/15 - James Goodmon Jr. to Receive Digital Award at NAB Show
  • 04/01/15 - 10 Years Is A Long Time To Wait (Even for the foot-dragging FCC)
  • 03/31/15 - Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced; We have the complete list
  • 03/31/15 - CBC News to cut 144 positions, Radio-Canada slashes 100
  • 03/31/15 - Governor Pence (R-IN) Accepts No Blame As He Backs Down on Discriminatory Law
  • 03/31/15 - Murphy's Law Hits Regional EAS Tests As TV Viewers See Too Many States Attached
  • 03/31/15 - Marsha Landess Gets Market Manager Post in Richmond for Radio One
  • 03/31/15 - NBC's 'Nightly' loses overnight advantage by Dropping Spots from Original telecasts
  • 03/30/15 - More Records Fall for 2015 NCAA Tournament
  • 03/30/15 - NBC’s New York City Flagship Station Gets New President and GM
  • 03/30/15 - Trevor Noah To Suceed Jon Stewart On The Daily Show
  • 03/30/15 - Alison Moore To Keynote NAB's Online Video Conference April 14th
  • 03/30/15 - Basketball Player Turned Broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley Dies at 80
  • 03/30/15 - WJR's Mike Fezzey Dies; He was 58
  • 03/30/15 - Indiana Governor Refuses Yes/No Answer on Discrimination Law He Signed Into Law
  • 03/30/15 - Liberal Movement Growing For Senator Elizabeth Warren To Become Candidate
  • 03/27/15 - Kentucky Adds KBA Board of Directors from Lexington & Bowling Green
  • 03/27/15 - Senate Approves GOP Non-Binding Budget; Then takes Spring Recess
    • Will Try to compromise key points with House in Mid-April After Smoke Clears
  • 03//27/15 - NJBA Hall of Fame Names 2015 Inductees;
    • Richard Swetits To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 03/27/15 - Virginia Governor McAuliffe Puts Radio Show To Use; He Vetoes six bills on-air
  • 03/27/15 - Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson To Host Daytime Emmys on April 24th

Traffic Professional's Digest



Photo's (from left): SDS Symphony President Dave Cole to Demo the SDS Symphony at Suite in the Palazzo; RadioTraffic.com's Dave Scott Reveals Traffic Upgrades for NAB Show;Beasley Media Group's Jamillah Muhammad; Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications spotlighted in NetNewsCheck In-Depth Interview; Crist Myers, CEO of Myers Software announces new ProTrack Platform;

  • 04/01/15 - Copy May Not Be Traffic's Job- But Remember Paid Endorsements Must Be Identified
  • 03/31/15 - Myers  Plans Exhibits & Demos at PBS TechCon in Las Vegas; Week before NAB Show
  • 03/30/15 - TDGA Members To The Rescue, As We Rebuild Our Sample Forms in the Resource Library
  • 03/30/15 - Non-Comm. Traffic Take Note: Fundraising dates for both 2015 and 2016
  • 03/27/15 - SDS Symphony Plans Hospitality Suite for NAB at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas
  • 03/26/15 - RadioTraffic.com Puts Spotlight on Its Software, Windows 10 (and You)
  • 03/26/15 - New At NAB Exhibits? 600 Booths From Outside U.S. & Canadian & Chinese Pavilions
  • 03/25/15 - Gravity Software (Gravity) Adds Time and Billing Capabilities
  • 03/25/15 - Internship Season Arrives - TDGA Classified Policy: Unpaid Positions, No Listings
  • 03/23/15 - Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Comm., Featured In-Depth NetNewsCheck Interview
  • 03/23/15 - ProTrack Product Updated With Product & Staff Expansions at Myers 

TDGA Broadcast Business Briefs

  • 04/01/15 - Turner, HBO Reach New Deal With Dish
  • 04/01/15 - Real Time Bidding RTB Ad Spend Up 141% In 2014; Mobile Key Part Of Growth
  • 04/01/15 - The Merger between Scripps and Journal is officially complete
  • 03/31/15 - Media Rep Firms Pool Sales To Form Gen Media Partners
  • 03/31/15 - Charter To Buy Bright House For $10.4B; Advance/Newhouse to own stake in company
  • 03/30/15 - Meredith Corporation Selects Kim Martin As Chief Strategy Officer
  • 03/30/15 - Townsquare Media Loses Iowa FM's For Being Too Efficient
  • 03/30/15 - Tanya Vea is new VP/GM of KSL Radio-TV In Salt Lake City
  • 03/27/15 - Radio Now Part of New CDC Initiative About Smoking & E-Cigarettes

TDGA Legal Advisories

  • April 2, 2015 - Begin charging Lowest Unit Rates to political candidates who are running in primary elections to be held on May 19, 2015 Commercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations that sell time to candidates for Federal, state, and local races to be decided by any May 19th primary election A primary election is being held in Kentucky on May 19, 2015


  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (sixth of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in New Jersey and New York


  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements second of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Delaware and Pennsylvania


From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

  • 04/01/15 - Amazon's Dash Announcement Shows Power of Perfect Timing
  • 04/01/15 - KPMG Launches TV Campaign Centered on Women's Leadership
  • 04/01/15 - Heineken Shakes Up Top Leadership Roles 
    04/01/15 - Salesforce Leads Backlash Against Indiana Law
  • 03/31/15 - Do The Dew Slogan Returns in Mountain Dew Campaign
  • 03/31/15 - Chevy To Expand Real People Ads to Other Car & Truck Models
  • 03/31/15 - March Madness Gives a Lift To Luxury Cars, Coke Zero & AT&T  
  • 03/31/15 - Pfizer Spent More Thsan $1 Billion on Ads in 2014 -
  • 03/30/15 - Accounts On The Move (MediaPost Monday Feature) 
    • Nouria Energy Corporation -CBX   
    • Dairy Farmers of Canada - DDB Public Relations  
    • College Ave Student Loans -Catch New York 
    • Network Health -GKV  
    • Monoprice - Havas Formula
  • 03/30/15 - New Radio Voice for Sweet Tomatoes & Souplantation Chain
  • 03/30/15 - Dodge Seeks Immediate Results from Comical Dodge Law Ads
  • 03/30/15 - Adidas' Turnaround Plan Includes Customization, Moving Faster
  • 03/30/15 - Gatorade, TBWA Release 3 Be Like Mike Spinoff Ads
  • 03/30/15 - TV Ads Perform Better When Mood Matches The Show, Study Finds 

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