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State revenue jump prompts tax cut talk
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The surge in anticipated revenue for the state's next two year budget has prompted talk of cutting taxes for businesses and homeowners, but it’s unclear just how much "extra" revenue really is available for tax relief. (TAB members only.) More





WOAI awarded largest settlement thus far under anti-SLAPP statute
Michael Schneider, TAB Newsroom & Legal Services Director    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
San Antonio NBC affiliate WOAI-TV and another defendant have been paid an $85,000 sanction award and attorneys' fees stemming from a 2011 lawsuit. It is believed to be the largest sanction award thus far utilizing the law passed in the 2011 Texas Legislature through work by TAB and other groups. (TAB members only.) More

TAB webinar on the 2013 Texas radio station license renewal process available for viewing
Michael Schneider, TAB Newsroom & Legal Services Director    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For those seeking a quick, 90 minute overview of the 2013 Texas radio station license renewal process, TAB has you covered. TAB has posted last week's Executive Briefing webinar on the FCC radio license renewal process in TAB's online video archive. (TAB members only.) More



TAB's Legislative Day is Monday, Jan. 28 — Register today!
TAB Staff    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TAB's biennial legislative conference is right around the corner so make sure you don't forget to register. The event is taking place at the Austin Sheraton at the Capitol. The program for Broadcasters is from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and costs $50. Registration fee includes lunch with broadcasters' local Representatives and Senators — without any distracting speakers or presentations. More

Catering to the Bottom-Feeders
Article originally published in
www.rbr.com and www.tvbr.com
Paul Weyland , Paul Weyland Communication Strategies    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Look at all of the small businesses out there that only advertise when they have sales. "20 Percent Off! 30 Percent Off!" Many of them will spend 97 percent of their advertising budgets going after the worst, most disloyal 3 percent that would only buy if your client's prices were the absolute lowest available. What a miserable life, only dealing with the disloyal and parasitic bottom-feeders. (TAB members only.) More



James Loupas Associates, Inc./AIR Corp.
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Jim Loupas, a longtime TAB Associate member, is the president of James Loupas Associates, and a veteran of more years in the broadcasting industry than he sometimes cares to remember. He's been creating audience-grabbing psychoacoustics for radio stations since he was Director of Engineering at WCFL Chicago in its glory years. He also consults with cable television networks on using audio to attract and hold audience share. More



Reminder: TV stations must have complete public file online by Feb. 4
The NAB Pulse    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By Feb. 4, all full-power and Class A television stations must have uploaded all existing public file documents into the Federal Communication Commission's online public file database. This does not include political file information for most stations; that burden remains only for those top four stations in the top 50 markets. Until now, TV stations were only required to upload new public file information into the database. The Commission gave stations a six month grace period to convert their paper files to digital and upload them to the FCC-controlled database. More

FCC launches new incentive auction site
TVNewsCheck    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Federal Communications Commission launched a new and improved Learn Everything About Reverse-Auctions Now website with enhanced online resources that it sees as a one-stop information resource for incentive auction stakeholders, particularly broadcasters. More

FCC demonstrates principle of conservation of energy
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Providers of international telecommunications services may be happy to learn that the Federal Communications Commission has reduced or eliminated requirements to report data on international traffic, revenue and circuits. Sort of. By consolidating Sections 43.61 and 43.82 of its rules into a single rule — Section 43.62 — the FCC claims in the public notice touting its Second Report and Order that it will "eliminate" international traffic and revenue reporting requirements for over 1,000 reseller carriers. More



Nexstar names Ardyth Diercks Tennessee general manager
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Nexstar Broadcasting Group announced that Ardyth "Ardy" R. Diercks has been appointed vice president-general manager of WPTY-TV and WLMT-TV (DMA 49) Memphis, Tenn., and WJKT-TV (DMA 176) Jackson, Tenn., and their associated digital services. Diercks will have responsibility for the overall station and digital e-media operations for the three stations. More

Exclusive: Communications Corporation of America puts stations on block
Broadcasting & Cable    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Communications Corporation of America has put its TV stations up for sale, according to two sources with knowledge of the group's plans. CCA owns or operates 25 stations in Texas, Louisiana and Indiana. Those include Fox affiliates in Shreveport, La., Waco, Texas, and Evansville, Ind. More

KSHN chief engineer Stephenson dies
The Vindicator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
James Allen Stephenson, 73, of Liberty, died Jan. 12, with his loving family by his side. Stephenson was well-known in the Liberty area as the "Texas Radio Man." He worked for NASA for ten years and retired from Houston metro as the head radio technician. More

Houston's Sports Director Bob Allen signs off
KTRK-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 17 was a tough day at KTRK-TV, as the ABC13 staff bids farewell to a pillar of their television station, a good friend and a living Houston legend — Sports Director Bob Allen. Allen has retired, and ABC13 takes a look back at the 38-plus years of Allen's career. More


 

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