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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): Cumulus Jon Pinch Delays Retirement; WCBS-TV's John Slattery; KC Morning Show Host Afentra Bandokoudis; ESPN's Bill Simmons; WLS-TV's Theresa Gutierrez; NFL's CMO Dawn Hudson; 

  • 09/30/14 -  FCC Proposing Defining 'Linear' OVDs as MVPDs; Retrans Fees Involved?
  • 09/30/14 - NAB Files Opposition to Mediacom Over Unbundling Retrans Deals
  • 09/29/14 - Jon Pinch Delays Retirement To Handle Atlanta Market for Cumulus
  • 09/29/14 - Oregon Broadcasters Award Stations at Annual Conference
  • 09/29/14 - NYC Newsman John Slattery Dies; He was 63
  • 09/29/14 - The Digital Debate At The Center of Advertising Week
  • 09/29/14 - Kansas City Woman wins Million Dollar 'porn star' lawsuit against Radio station
  • 09/27/14 - Radio Disney Stations Get "Reprieve" on Shutdowns Until Outlets Sold
  • 09/26/14 - BMW Turns Thumbs Down on AM in its All-Electeric Models; Blames Interference
  • 09/26/14 - Cox Media Group Announces Radio Program Promotions
  • 09/26/14 - Mass. Broadcasters Offer EEO Credits On Their October 7th Webinar
  • 09/26/14 - iHeart Music Festival Hits Five Billion Social Media Impressions
  • 09/25/14 - Radio Front and Center During Advertising Week in NYC; Begins Sept. 29th
  • Many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

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

TVNewsCheck's Front Office Article Topic: Consolidation (Hubbing) Needs Sales-Credit Teamwork

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 09/29/14 - Traffic & Sales; Take Note: No Ads on Public Radio HD2 Signals
  • 09/29/14 - What is PCI on the Website and Does It Apply To Me (or my Station)?
  • 09/26/15 - Need Extra Copies of the 2015 Broadcast Calendar?
  • 09/25/14 - First of The In-House Traffic Professional's Day Reminders
  • 09/25/14 - What? You Missed The IBC Conference in Europe? IP is Traffic's Future?
  • 09/25/14 - Attn: Business Managers: 77 New Carriers Flocking To PPACA in 43 States & DC
  • 09/22/14 - Traffic Personnel: The IRS Issues Special per diem rates issued for 2014–2015 travel expenses

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 and Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

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

  • 09/30/14 - Giving Employees Money To Buy Health Insurance Has Tax Implications
  • 09/30/14 - Sinclair Signs Deals With 67 Non-Owned Stations for American Sports Network
  • 09/29/14 - Programmatic Now Nearly Half Of All Media Buys, RTB Will Dominate The Mix -
  • 09/26/14 DirecTV Stockholders Vote To Approve AT&T Merger
  • 09/25/14 - Renda Broadcasting Sued by Former Bus. Mgr. for Alleged ADA Discrimination
  • 09/23/14 -  iHeartMedia Prices $250 Million Note Offering, Fitch Ratings Remains 'Negative'

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (fifth of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in California
  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Anncts. (1st of six post-filing announcements) Comm. and Non-comm Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in AK, HI, OR, WA, AS, Gus,, the Mariana Islands and Saipan
  • Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Anncts. (1st of four pre-filing announcements) Comm. and Non-comm Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT
  • License Renewal Apps. (FCC Form 303-S) and EEO Program Reports (FCC Form 396) must be filed with FCC and Station's Public Inspection Files for Comm. and Non-Comm. Full Power and Class-A TV Stations, TV Translators and LPTV Stations in AK, HI, OR, WA, AS, Guam, the Martians Islands and Saipan.
  • Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations' public inspection files for Comm. and Non-Comm. Full Power and Class-A Television Stations and am and FM Radio Stations in AK, FL, HI, IA, MO, OR, WA, AS, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan and the Virgin Islands.
  • Biennial Ownership Reports (FCC Form 323-E) must be filed and placed in Stations' Public Inspection Files for Non-Comm. Television Stations in AK, FL, HI, OR, WA, AS, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands; plus Non-Comm. AM & FM Radio Stations in IA and MO.
  • Statements of Election with respect to either must-carry or retransmission consent must be placed in the Stations Public Inspection Files and sent via Certified mail to all cable systems in each Station's defined market. Applies to all Commercial Full-Power and Class-A TV Stations.  



CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows Opened 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

  • 09/29/14 - Accounts on the Move for Monday (MediaPost)
  • Associated Bank - Colle+McVoy
  • D4C, AMD and OnsiteRIS – Breensmith
  • Bonefish Grill – Pitch
  • Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl – Santy
  • H2Ocean - Jekyll & Hyde 
  • 09/29/14 - Starbuck's Brand Effort Stars Customers From Around The World
  • 09/29/14 -  Study Shows Forceful Ads About Identity Sends Customers Away 
  • 09/29/14  - Subway and Diet Coke Want Fans To #MeetTaylor    

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