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Performance Tax effort gains steam
-New York Democrat takes baton from Watt

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Efforts by the record labels to impose a new performance royalty on radio broadcasters have a new champion on Capitol Hill in the name of Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York. Nadler reportedly is circulating draft legislation similar to a previous version that would require radio stations to pay higher streaming fees. He also is said to be considering adding an over-the-air performance royalty on stations as proposed most recently by former Rep. Mel Watt, D-North Carolina.
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WFAA-TV uses TPIA to detail Texas college football coaches' financial compensation
WFAA-TV
It's no secret that some college football coaches make a lot of money. Documents obtained by WFAA-TV under the Texas Public Information Act show the top public university coaches in Texas are doing quite well. University of Texas' new head football coach Charlie Strong will make $5 million per year, an outline of his contract released by the university shows.
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USA Today uses TPIA to report record revenue and expenses by University of Texas athletics in 2012/13
USA Today
The University of Texas athletics department continues to be a college sports fiscal leviathan, but its revenue growth has taken at least a temporary breath. Texas had $165.7 million in operating revenue and $146.8 million in operating expenses for 2012-13, according to its latest annual financial report to the NCAA. Both are highs for the school.
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TAB to offer two newsroom workshops in 2014
As part of TAB's commitment to ongoing training for station staff, TAB will provide two broadcast newsroom workshops in 2014. TAB will present a regional Broadcast Newsroom Workshop on March 8 in Lubbock, Texas, on the Texas Tech campus. The all-day workshop is co-sponsored by TAB and Texas Tech University, College of Media and Communication.
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Who really has the rate problem?
- Originally published in radioink.com

Paul Weyland, Paul Weyland Communication Strategies
In the mid-'80s, when I first started selling broadcast advertising, my average order for local direct hovered at somewhere between $1,500 and $2,500 per month. Why? Here's what I came up with — my "evidence":
  • Because that was the range that I had determined was acceptable to Austin, Texas, business owners at that point in time.
  • Because that was the average monthly order sold by senior sellers at our stations.
  • Because that seemed like a lot of money to me at that time.

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Diversified Systems
Diversified Systems, a TAB Associate Member, was formed in 1993 as a full-service systems and media technology integration company addressing the technical needs of the Broadcast, Audio/Visual, IT and RF market segments. Diversified Systems offers full turnkey solutions, including engineering design, documentation, project management, equipment procurement, custom fabrication, system integration, project commissioning, training and after-installation support.
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Software Generation Limited
SGL, a TAB Associate Member, is a leading provider of content archive and storage management solutions to the media and content management industry sectors. They provide cost-efficient content storage management systems, focusing on scalable and highly reliable solutions.
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Despite blowout, Super Bowl XLVIII draws record 111.5 million viewers
Broadcasting & Cable
Despite one of the biggest blowouts in Super Bowl history, Fox's broadcast of Super Bowl XLVIII drew an average of 111.5 million total viewers, narrowly setting a new U.S. TV record, according to Nielsen
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Aereo update: What question will the Supreme Court consider?
CommLawBlog
According to the Supreme Court's website, the "question presented" that the Court has decided to use as the focus for briefing in that case is this: "A copyright holder possesses the exclusive right 'to perform the copyrighted work publicly.' 17 U.S.C. § 106(4). In the Copyright Act of 1976, Congress defined the phrase '[t]o perform … publicly' to include, among other things, 'to transmit or otherwise communicate a performance or display of the work … to the public, by means of any device or process, whether the members of the public capable of receiving the performance or display receive it in the same place or in separate places and at the same time or at different times. Id. § 101."
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Is the FCC rethinking its view on shared services agreements?
Broadcast Law Blog
TV Shared Services Agreements have been one of the targets of public interest groups since the start of the current Quadrennial Review of the FCC's multiple ownership rules. Public interest groups, in their zeal to stop any media consolidation — including newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership — even if that prohibition ends up outliving the newspaper itself have seen Shared Services Agreements as end-arounds on the FCC's in-market television ownership caps, even though such deals may be necessary to preserve competitive, quality TV stations in smaller television markets.
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Performance Tax effort gains steam
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
Efforts by the record labels to impose a new performance royalty on radio broadcasters have a new champion on Capitol Hill in the name of Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York.

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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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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.

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Cox San Antonio flips AM to sports
Radio INK
CMG San Antonio has flipped KONO-AM to CBS Sports Radio. For more than 20 years, KONO-AM 860 has been a simulcast of CMG's greatest hits station KONO 101.1 FM. Market Manager Dan Lawrie said, "We're excited to bring this level of quality sports programming to San Antonio. Additionally, South Texas sports fans should be glad to welcome the return of The Jim Rome Show after a two-year absence in the market."
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L&L grabs Border Media's last cluster
Inside Radio
It's the end of the line for the Border Media Business Trust. More than four years after the debtholders took control of the company, caretaker Larry Patrick has found a buyer for the final cluster. L&L Broadcasting will add San Antonio to its growing footprint, buying the eight-station cluster for $31 million.
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WACO-FM, Waco morning show to broadcast from Afghanistan
All Access Music Group
Clear Channel Country WACO/WACO, Texas, announced that The Zack and Jim Show will broadcast live from Afghanistan during the week Feb. 3-7. The show airs 6-10 a.m. CST and will feature exclusive interviews and shout-outs from soldiers, as well as its regular country music programming.
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JVC offers 2 new IP streaming camcorders
TVNewsCheck
Aimed directly at the TV station ENG market, the new GY-HM850 and GY-HM890 ProHD camcorders used in tandem with a streaming video receiver/server will deliver more reliable live shots and file transfers than JVC's previous generation of streaming news cameras, says JVC's Dave Walton. "They continue the trend we have set by providing high-quality performance at a very affordable price."
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Aereo to launch in San Antonio on Feb. 19
TVNewsCheck
More than 2.2 million consumers in greater San Antonio will have access to the streaming antenna/DVR technology that allows them to record and watch live television online. Aereo is now available in 12 U.S. markets.
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