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Radio-TV Industry Headlines (Members Can Click Here For Mini-Summaries and/or links to Source Articles)

Photos (Top Row from Left) KYW's Harry Donahue; Atty. Lew Paper To Moderate Radio Show Breakfast; President Obama Addresses Nation on ISIS Murder; Slain Journalist James Foley; DWTS Julianne Hough As A Judge; News Reports Become The News in Ferguson;  SNL's Famous Off-Stage Voice Don Pardo; Mississippi Broadcasters' Jackie Lett    

  • 08/22/14 - Add 33 More LPFMs Into the Mix; Total Up to 1,281 In This Grouping
  • 08/22/14 - SoundExchange 2nd Quarter Royalty Payouts Rise Again
  • 08/22/14 - Federal Court Rejects Airing of Aereo's Request
  • 08/21/14 - Final Month for Canadians to have say on the future of TV in Canada
  • 08/21/14 - Radio Gets A Better Grade From Listeners Than Pandora According To One Study
  • 08/21/14 - 35 Years: Harry Donahue Retires From KYW Morning News Friday
  • 08/21/14 - Sinclair Starts Original Programming Division
  • 08/21/14 - Lew Paper To Moderate A "Hot Ticket" Breakfast Session at the Radio Show
  • 08/21/14 - Hollywood Comes to Aid US & Canada's StandUp2Cancer Telecast
  • 08/20/14 - President Obama: World Appalled by ISIS' Murder of James Foley
  • 08/20/14 - Billy Crystal to Present Robin Williams Tribute at Emmys
  • 08/20/14 - Media General & Lin Sell Stations in 5 Markets To Clear FCC Hurdles
  • 08/19/14 - Don Pardo, Hall of Fame Off-Stage Announcer on SNL, Dead at 96
  • 08/19/14 - Two Kentucky Public Stations Pool/Exchange News Material in Central & Eastern KY
  • 08/19/14 - Google Music Service To Launch- 30 Days Free, Then $9.99 a Month
  • 08/18/14 - Jackie Lett To Retire as Head of Mississippi Broadcasters at Year's End
  • 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




  • 08/22/14 - FCC Enforcement Monitor Added to Traffic Digest to Assist Traffic Personel
  • 08/21/14 Windows 7 Support Ends on January 13, 2015 - Get Ready For Windows 8.1
  • 08/20/14 - North Dakota and Ohio Salary & Statistic Breakouts Released
  • 08/20/14 - Radio Broadcasters Getting Ready To Meet Traffic Suppliers in Indianapolis September 10-11th
  • 08/18/14 - Confidence in Job Security Is Higher Says Gallup Poll
  • 08/15/14 - Google Chrome warns of deceptive software downloads
  • 08/15/14 - Clear Channel Political Advertising Targeting Tool, AuDiO, Now Incorporates Nielsen Data
  • 08/15/14 - September Advanced Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Calendar Released to Members

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Primary Political Windows are currently open in Arizona (Closes 08/26), Delaware (Closes 09/09), Florida (Closes 08/26), Guam (Closes 08/30)Massachusetts (Closes 09/09)New Hampshire (Closes 09/09), Rhode Island (Closes 09/09), and Vermont (Closes 08/26).

All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows Open Friday, September 5 and Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

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

  • 08/20/14 - Turner (CNN-TBS-TNT) CEO Warns Staff That Layoffs Are Coming
  • 08/20/14 - Media General Lowers Per-Share Price For LIN
  • 08/19/14 - Jelli Adds 7 Emmis & Beasley For RadioSpot Deployment
  • 08/19/14 - Ken Reiner Named VP of Programming for Raycom Media
  • 08/18/14 - Univision Revamps Local Media Management Organization
  • 08/18/14 - Online radio company Myxer files for bankruptcy 

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Anncts. (3rd of the required 6 post-filing anncts.) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in California
  • Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Anncts. (3rd of four pre-filing announcements) Comm. and Non-comm Full-Power and Class A TV Stations in AK, HI, OR, WA, AS, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan


CURRENTLY OPEN: Primary Political Windows are currently open in Arizona (Closes 08/26), Delaware (Closes 09/09), Florida (Closes 08/26), Guam (Closes 08/30)Massachusetts (Closes 09/09)New Hampshire (Closes 09/09), Rhode Island (Closes 09/09), and Vermont (Closes 08/26).

All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows Open Friday, September 5 and Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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


  • 08/22/14 - Clif Bar Hires A Digital Shop 
  • 08/22/14 - Honda, W+K Show The Civic In a Carousel of Extreme Temps 
  • 08/22/14 - UPS Store Ads Show Small Business Owners' Real Confessions
  • 08/22/14 - Matthew McConaughey To Star in Lincoln MKC Campaign
  • 08/21/14 - Starbucks To Test Coffee-Dispensing Trucks at 3 Colleges
  • 08/21/14 - Digital Beats TV for Insurance Ad Effectiveness Says Rocket Fuel Study 
  • 08/21/14 - Acura Offers Car Customization Within Twitter 

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