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Radio Benefitting As Economy Recovers From Spring COVID Hit Says Nielsen.

Good news for radio: Drive-time audience continues to power forward in PPM markets. In the September PPM survey, reach is now 97% of March and average quarter-hour persons is 90% of March levels. The audience strength is powered by commuting increases and a return to school, according to Nielsen data

Pai: FCC Will Clarify Section 230

Said they have no First Amendment right to immunity denied others, including broadcasters FCC chairman Ajit Pai has signaled he plans to follow President Trump’s lead and “clarify” Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. He also says he has been assured by FCC lawyers that the FCC has the

How Radio Pivoted From Live Events To Virtual Gatherings.

With radio station event calendars cleared due to the pandemic, sales departments scrambled to keep money on the books and provide the touchpoints that clients like getting from in-person gatherings. Thomas Hanson, VP, Sales and Marketing of Tuned In Broadcasting adult alternative “Lightning 100” WRLT Nashville, served as moderator and

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    October 1, 2020 is the deadline for TV stations to (1) upload to their online Public Inspection Files their must-carry/retransmission consent carriage election statements for the three-year cycle covering January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2023, and (2) notify MVPDs of any changes to their election status. As we previewed in May, the upcoming October […]
  • FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ August 2020
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: More Stations Settle with FCC Over Political File Violations FCC Fines Drone Retailer Nearly $3 Million for Marketing Unauthorized Devices California FM Translator Fined for […]
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