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Donald TrumpPhotos (from left to right): Rex Tillerson Gets past Senate Committee by 11-10 Vote, now goes to Full  Senate for approval to Secretary of State Position  ♦ No surprise here as Ajit Pai gets Trump nod to become FCC Chairman Broadcasters in East & West Refocus from Washington to Storm Coverage in Multiple States Emmis' James Conner Named to GM Post of Network Indiana ♦ Alpha Media, Moberly-Macon Names Mike Jenkins Market Manager Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway coins new phrase, calling twisted words "Alternatve Facts" during dispute over crowd size at Inaugural ♦ NPR's Michael Oreske details collaboration with Affiiates to expand Local News Content ♦ TV Star America Ferrera one of many in over 700 in US Cities and Foreigh Capitals protesting in Women's March The Transition of Administrations has occured; President Trump delivers his first speech as 45th President  Jane Pauley to Emcee Opening Session of NAB Sow in Vegas April 24th

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

  • 01/23/17 - Flip-Flop-Flip- Conway Changes Story Again: Trump Will Release Tax Returns After Audit
  • 01/23/17 - Trump Reshapes U.S. trade; Bans Federal Support to Abortion Providers; and, Freezes hiring of federal workers
  • 01/23/17 - Another Switcheroo: After Admitting Flawed Data, Spicer promises honesty as Trump's spokesman

Broadcast Business Briefs

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


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) Judith Keyes, Jeffrey Bosley; David Silverman; Mitchell Stabbe;John Garziglia; Gregg Skall;  K.C. Halm, Adam Shoemaker, Megan Vogel, Abigail Everdell, Jim Rosenfeld, David Oxenford, Lauren Lynch, Scott Lynch, Jessica Nyman and Joseph Cohen.

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.

  • 01/23/17 - Accounts On The Move (Monday Feature From MediaPost)
    • MassMutual -Johannes Leonardo
    • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - Clarity Coverdale Fury
    • Universal Pictures Home Entertainment - Vizion Interactive
    • Astroglide - Red Door Interactive
    • Modern Acupuncture, Buzzies, Blue Door Treatment Center and Caliente Construction -Serendipit Consulting 
  • 01/23/17 - When It Comes to Politics and the Super Bowl; Tread Lightly
  • 01/23/17 - Wix's CMO on the Super Bowl,  Push Everyday Heroes 
  • 01/23/17 - Trolli uses Spectacles to Engage NBA Fans
  • 01/20/17 - Justin Timberlake Focuses of Flavor for Bai
  • 01/20/17 - David & Goliath Taps Melissa McCarthy for Kia's Super Bowl Push
  • 01/20/17 - Venables Bell, Mediahub appointed by Chipolte 
  • 01/20/17 - Facebook Reigns Supreme Among Teens 

Important Traffic, Bookkeeping, Filing & Meeting Dates



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Winter Conference, Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wis.
  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Job/Career Fair - In accordance with the WBA’s Assistance Action Plan For EEO Compliance, we will be holding a job/career fair in conjunction with our Winter Conference on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Set-up is underway at 8 a.m.) One of the menu option initiatives under the FCC’s Outreach Prong 3 is “participation in at least four job fairs or careers fairs by personnel who have substantial responsibility in the making of hiring decisions.” Full SEU participation in each job/career fair should earn the SEU a 1/4 credit. Accordingly, over a 2-year period of participating in these WBA sponsored job/career fairs, SEU should earn a full credit. Booth registration deadline is Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Register your booth at right or Download Career Fair Booth Request Form
  • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on Jan. 18-20 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies

Thursday, January 26, 2017

  • South Carolina Broadcasters Association Winter Conference, Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) will present its most prestigious awards to Charles Bierbauer, Debi Chard, Gary Griffin and Bill Sharpe at a dinner and ceremony during their annual Winter Conference. The dinner will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. For info or to register for conference or dinner, please click here
  • Arizona Broadcasters Board & General Business Meeting (2 Days, Jan. 26th-27th)
  • Kentucky Broadcasters Association  January Board Meeting - is scheduled for 9:30am and will be held at the KBA Headquarters in Frankfort, KY.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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


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