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Promising signs for AM and FM Radio in 2014
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Radio broadcasters have reason to be optimistic on a couple fronts as the FCC undertakes efforts to revitalize the AM band and consumers increasingly tune into FM radio on cellphones via the Sprint FM chip initiative championed by Emmis' Jeff Smulyan and Paul Brenner. The FCC last week took comments and suggestions on Commissioner Ajit Pai's signature policy effort to reduce interference for AM radio stations and provide new tools to ensure their viability in the media marketplace.
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FOIFT, Texas AG, hosting Feb. 28 Open Government seminar in El Paso
Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas
The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas announced details of an upcoming Open Government Seminar in El Paso featuring training in the state's public meetings and public records laws. The nonprofit FOI Foundation, partnering with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office, will offer the one-day seminar on Feb. 28. It is designed for government employees, journalists and members of the general public who want to learn more about the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act.
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Did Irving City Council violate Texas Open Meetings Act in picking finalist for city manager?
The Dallas Morning News
Irving City Council members may have broken transparency rules when, in closed-door talks, they told staffers to start negotiating with Steve Sarkozy to become the next city manager. The council was scheduled to interview three finalists for the job. After the interviews, according to people in the room, members told the staff to begin pursuing a contract for Sarkozy, the former city manager of Bellevue, Wash.
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Auto sales webinar — free for TAB members
TAB is offering another free, members-only webinar. Auto dealers have moved the majority of their ad budgets to digital media. Between the costs of their website, photography, internet managers and buying leads, budgets have been squeezed. Join us to learn what is trending in the auto advertising, what's on dealers' minds, what they are buying, how radio should fit into their plans and ideas to bring back to your station. (TAB Members Only)
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ALERT FM / GSSNet Alert Studio
ALERT FM and GSSNet Alert Studio, a TAB Silver Star Associate Member, are emergency notification systems that transmit information using Radio Broadcast Data System technology. ALERT FM, an FM radio-based messaging system, allows emergency managers to create and send information, such as NOAA weather warnings, evacuation notices and school closings, to first responders, schools, businesses and citizens.
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Vizrt, Inc.
Vizrt is a world leader in broadcast production solutions, combining our 2D/3D broadcast graphics products with Viz Curious Maps, Viz Media Engine for media asset management and transcoding video content with device-adapted graphics to multiple mobile platforms and Escenic Content Studio for Web publishing.
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Texas church fined $5,000 over EAS noncompliance
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
The FCC has fined Iglesia Cristiana Ebenezer of Greenville, licensee of KYLP-LP in Greenville, $5,000 for "willful and repeated violation of Section 11.35(a) of the commission's rules." The violations involved were the church's failure to install Emergency Alert System equipment and maintain EAS logs. The church was issued a $9,000 Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture and Order in May 2013 for EAS violations.
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Size still matters to M&A regulators
CommLawBlog
As the recovery from the economic turmoil of the late oughts gathers steam, the federal government has performed its annual ritual of gazing into its crystal ball, furrowing its regulatory brow and announcing the thresholds it will use for automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the coming year. The FCC can choose to review or not to review many, if not most, communications-related transactions in detail before issuing an approval.
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Look out, television: Google goes for the biggest advertising prize of all
Forbes
Forget wearable computers and self-driving cars. The search giant will continue its dominance by sticking with its advertising roots — taking $40 billion out of the hides of some very familiar companies.
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Promising signs for AM and FM Radio in 2014
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Radio broadcasters have reason to be optimistic on a couple fronts as the FCC undertakes efforts to revitalize the AM band and consumers increasingly tune into FM radio on cellphones via the Sprint FM chip initiative championed by Emmis' Jeff Smulyan and Paul Brenner.

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A difficult forecast: Predicting what the FCC will actually do in 2014
CommLawBlog
A partner in the law firm's Communications practice Scott R. Flick writes: "Around this time every year, you typically see an abundance of articles in the trades making predictions about what the FCC will do in the coming year."

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TAB asks stations to air flu prevention PSA
TAB
Flu season has hit Texas hard and early, sadly taking lives of many of our fellow Texans already — with a potential for even more deaths in the next several weeks. For that reason, TAB has agreed to distribute this PSA urging Texans to get a flu shot. The immunization is widely available and can save lives.

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Clear Channel flips to Hispanic in San Antonio
Radio INK
Clear Channel San Antonio announced the launch of Spanish contemporary "La Preciosa 105.7 FM," ending what was rhythmic CHR–WiLD 105.7. La Preciosa plays adult Spanish hits from the 60s 70s, 80s, 90s and some of today's popular artists' greatest hits. The morning show will be the nationally syndicated El Show de Alex "El Genio" Lucas, which will air for seven hours, from 5 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Former KHOU news director Dick John passes
MikeMcGuff.com
Dick John, one of the people responsible for building the KHOU news department, has died at age 84. "He was known for his gentlemanly demeanor and for encouraging young reporters," said Fred Rhodes, former KHOU 11 reporter.
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From rising star to station owner
Radio INK
Thirty-four-year-old Mark Porter appeared on Radio Ink's list of Radio's Rising Stars back in 2012. He was hosting a show for Natchez Radio Group on WQNZ in Natchez, Miss. Recently, Porter informed Radio Ink he launched his own company and purchased his first radio station, KIOX in Edna near Houston. Back in 2012 Porter said, "If you want to become successful in the radio industry, you have to build your own brand."
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KPRC 2 reporter Mary Benton to have surgery
MikeMcGuff.com
If you're wondering about the whereabouts of the award winning veteran PRC 2 Houston reporter Mary Benton — well, she's had a lot more on her mind than just the upcoming February 2014 TV sweeps period. Due to complications that have caused anemia, Benton has been dealing with blood transfusions, infusions, medications and countless doctors' appointments.
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Powers moving to KVIL-FM Dallas-Fort Worth
Radio INK
Blake Powers is joining KVIL-FM as the station's evening host. Powers previously hosted afternoon drive for Westwood One's Hot AC format. CBS Dallas Director of Programming Ron Harrell says, "Powers did a great job for us at KIMN/KDJM and I'm pleased to have him back on my staff. This is an exciting time at KVIL. Powers brings a truckload of audience-connecting ideas to help bond with our listeners."
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