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Happy Halloween from the Men and Women of the Traffic Director's Guild of America

Pardon us while we step out of character for a few minutes to hope your Friday is filled with Treats. Our thanks to Universal Studios for the assist in our transition to the typically mild-mannered TDGA Staffers to assume the role of the Pirates planning to visit the homes of every Broadcast Salesperson in town. Ah, sweet, sweet revenge. Then it's back to the Stations to change the Clocks and get ready for our own treats on Traffic Professional's Day this coming Monday, November 3rd.

Traffic Salary Surveys Underway; Update: 137 Radio and 300+ Television Traffic Responses Already in-Tab After Month One of the 3-Month Traffic Salary Study - With 62 days of data gathering still remaining, North America's Traffic Professionals are responding with  key answers to 14 quick 'n easy online questions in our TDGA annual custom-designed combination of compensation, satisfaction and workload conditions. Every participant will receive the full Overview upon its release in January of 2015. Member or Not, Seasoned veteran to beginner, you'll see the complete picture if you give us the 3-4 minutes required to complete the questions. All quick clicked for ease of completion. Dramatic enhancements from the 2014 release.  If you're in Radio Traffic related categories - CLICK HEREIf you're in Television or Cable Traffic related fields, lease CLICK HERE.

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

Ratings: Baseball Takes a Backseat to Football – Fox's World Series Finishes Third in Viewers





Photos (from left): Fox Sales Head Toby Byrne; Elizabeth Norment, Dies at 61;  iHeart Media's Hartley Adkins new RAB Board Chair; MNF Hits 4-Year High in Dallas-Wash. Telecast; Gordon Borrell Predicts at DASH; Roger's John Hinnen; Boston Radio Personality Dale Dorman; Football Tops Baseball's World Series; Welcome Back Kotter Co-Star Marcia Strassman; Newswoman Terry Keenan; Dead at 53; 5 Days Until The November 2nd Switch To Standard Time;  

  • 10/29/14 - Pew Says About Half of Political Ad Viewers Actually Pay Attention to Them
  • 10/29/14 - World Series Champion Tie-Breaker Tonight in Kansas City; Teams Tied at 3 Wins Each
  • 10/29/14 - Fox Combines TV, Sports & Cable Into One Sales Unit; Byrne To Head
  • 10/29/14 - iHeart Selling The Clear Channel Buildings in San Antonio
  • 10/28/14 - Adkins Succeeds Bud Walters as RAB Board Chairperson
  • 10/28/14 - House of Cards' Elizabeth Norment Dies From Cancer; She was 61
  • 10/28/14 - Monday Night Football Hits 4-Year High in Dallas-Washington Game
  • 10/28/14 - CBC - Radio Canada Secure Olympic Coverage Rights for 2018 & 2020
  • 10/28/14 - WideOrbit Hires Brian Burdick as EVP of Digital and Programmatic  (See Traffic Digest)
  • 10/28/14 - Borrell Webinar Adds a Sprinkle of Doom & Gloom For Radio on the Dashboard
  • 10/28/14 - John Hinnen Ready For Ontario Assn. if Broadcasters Hall of Fame Induction Oct. 30th
  • 10/28/14 - Sarah Lumbard, VP of Content Strategy & Operations Leaves NPR
  • 10/28/14 - Philly's 76ers Renew With Greater Media As Flagship Radio Spot 
  • 10/28/14 - Mini-Shakeup at Fox Event Series Section
  • 10/27/14 - KWWL Rejects Overly Graphic Ebola Political Ad From PAC
  • 10/27/14 - Ransomware Locks Automation Server in Michigan (Backups Save the Day)
  • 10/27/14 - Dale Dorman Dies at 71 Near Boston; a 40-Year Career On The Air
  • 10/27/14 - Even The World Series Can't Top Football In The Ratings Battles
  • 10/27/14 - Broadcasters Can Count on Not Counting on FCC Dates; Auction Delayed till 2016
  • 10/27/14 - Retrans Fees Could Hit $9.3B by 2020 Says SNL Kagan
  • 10/27/14 - Marcia Strassman, Welcome Back Kotter's Wide; Dies at 66 from Breast Cancer
  • 10/25/14 - Fox & CNN Newscaster Terry Keenan; Dies of Brain Hemorrhage at 53
  • 10/25/14 - Where Can I Find TDGA's 2015 Broadcast Calendar
  • 10/25/14 - "Manhattan Love Story" First Series Victim or Young 2014-15 TV Season
  • 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


TDGA Recommended Reading For Ad Ops and Programmatic Buying, Selling and Scheduling Personnel

TDGA Releases More Traffic Professional's Day Slide Unders For Nov. 3rd Reminders

Click on icon desired to download 8 1/2 x 11 PDF Print-outs for Display in Appropriate locations, or to "Slide-Under: Office Doors.  Looking for earlier versions to add to your arsenal? We've added linked URLs for Earlier Released Graphics.

PDF Download # 1 - Broadcast Conventions

PDF Download # 2 - It's 5 O'clock

PDF Download # 3 - World's First Traffic System

PDF Download # 4 - Traffic Tipping Policies

PDF Download # 5 - Without Traffic

PDF Download # 6 - God Has A Sense of Humor

PDF Download # 7 - You've Got To Believe

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 10/28/14 - WideOrbit Hires Brian Burdick as EVP of Digital and Programmatic
  • 10/28/14 - Matrix Releases Advanced CRM with Custom Options For Individual Client Needs
  • 10/27/14 - Yangaroo Teams With Media 360 To Expand Services in Western United States
  • 10/23/14 - Ransomware Strikes Again - Don't Click on Pop-ups and as always: Backup, Backup, Backup.
  • 10/23/14 - WideOrbit Sets 2015 User Conference in San Diego June 14th-17th
  • 10/23/14 - Sessions-Speakers Set for BCCA Credit Conference in New York November 6th
  • 10/22/14 - HP To Show New Office-Oriented PC "Spout"; Might Require Redesign of Office Cubicle
  • 10/22/14 - Do Mothers & Traffic Folks Need Time Away From Social Media?
  • 10/20/14 - TDGA Posts Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Managers November Calendar (for Members)
  • 10/20/14 - Call Out The Geek Squad! Louisiana Radio Station Says Windows XP Platform Was Hijacked and Ransom Demanded
  • 10/20/14 - 14 Days and Counting To The 25-Hour Day! (When Daylight Savings Time Ends This Year)

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); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

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

  • 10/29/14 - Commonwealth & Forcht Involved in Kentucky Transaction for 3-Stations and $1.7M
  • 10/29/14 - Sirius XM Reports Revenues Up by 10% in Latest Quarter; 26.7 Million Subscribers
  • 10/28/14 - iHeartMedia, Inc. Reports 3rd Qtr. Revenues up 1% at iHeartMedia/ 3% at Outdoor
  • 10/28/14 - FCC Sets Deadline for Filing JSA Agreements November 28th
  • 10/27/14 - Media General & Lin Merger Wins OK From Stockholders
  • 10/27/14 CVS & Rite-Aid Back Out Of Apple Pay For Rival Drugstore-oriented Payment Processing 
  • 10/24/14 - Sears Retailer Is Closing 77 Sears and Kmart Stores.
  • 10/24/14 - TV Ad Spending Down 1% in 3Q; Cable Up 2%
  • 10/24/14 - Comcast-NBCU Has Strong 3rd Quarter
  • 10/24/14 - Beasley Group Says Radio Revenues Dropped 5% in 3rd Quarter Report
  • 10/24/14 - Townsquare Media Announces Call Nov. 6th to Discuss 3rd Q Results

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

SPECIAL REPORT: David Oxenford / David O'Connor: A Broadcaster's Guide To Washington Issues

  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (third of the required six post-filing announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 am November 2nd  (Turn Clocks Back One Hour in US. & Canada) 


  • CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows (Opened Friday, September 5); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014



From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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

  • 10/29/14 - Taco Bell Blacks Out Its Web Presence To Promote New App  
  • 10/29/14 - Facebook Says It Will Keep Spending Despite Rising Costs  
  • 10/29/14 - KIA Extends its NBA Deal, Debuts New Ad Starring LeBron James  
  • 10/29/14 - Baskin-Robbins Gives Out Treats in Halloween Twitter Contest  
  • 10/28/14 - Taylor Swift Named "Welcome Ambassador" for New York City  
  • 10/28/14 - Report: McDonald's Plans New Slogan-- Lovin' Beats Hatin'  
  • 10/28/14 - "America's Import" Ads Aim at Chrysler's Foreign Competitors  
  • 10/28/14 - Microsoft Spends Big To Keep Xbox One Competitive  
  • 10/27/14 - MEC to Handle Media for Tiffany & Co
  • 10/27/14 - $40B In Annual Newspaper Ad Revenue Has Vanished Since 2000
  • 10/27/14 - Procter & Gamble Confirms It Will Divest Duracell  
  • 10/27/14 - Sony's Freezing Bubbles Show Off Power of 4K TV    

Pass These Along To Your Sales & Continuity Team - Another Value Added Feature for TDGA Members Only  

Looking For Help?  Looking For A New Position? Nothing Connects Employee and Employer in Traffic Like TDGA's Classifieds - Check it out on a regular basis, whether your station is looking for the perfect addition; or when it's time to seek  greener pastures for yourself. Our listings are "complimentary" for TDGA Members and we cover the spectrum of position categories from Management up and down the ladder. We do "not" list Intern positions (unless paid positions. Click on the icon for our very simple ground rules on submitting listings; and what's available right now

To All Members of TDGA ! - Please note, access to the E-Mail In-Box (for Members Only) can be found in the Header of The Members Home Webpage.  (You'll need to log-in using your Members LogIn ID and Password. Here, you may submit articles, comments, observations or suggestions to share with other members by sending us an email to tdga@cox.net. We'll do our best to get them posted quickly in this member-only service.

TDGA is a Non-Union Professional Membership Association For Broadcast Traffic, Continuity, Operations, Sales and Business Management Personnel - Our Membership Association serves over 5,000 Broadcasters in the United States, Canada and in 15 Nations around the World who have decided to transition from a "position" to a "Profession" in Broadcasting. TDGA Members can Login Directly by Clicking on the Member Login;  Non-Members, of course are invited to join. The Initial dues are $45.00 for the first year of your membership, then each renewal thereafter reduces to $30.00 per year. There are no hidden extra costs, no nickel or dime items- One fee covers full access membership to everything offered. You can learn more about TDGA by sampling the tabs above, such as About TDGA, or Joining TDGA. Or, if you want instant membership, click here - Register and use our quick, secure online credit card membership application.


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