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School finance ruling could force special sessions
-Where to go for $10 billion

Oscar Rodriguez, President    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The court ruling this week that Texas' public school finance system violates the state constitution isn't the last word in the case, but it's widely expected to be upheld and force lawmakers into special sessions to restructure the system. (TAB members only.) More





EEO reports are critical in 2013, 2014 station license renewals
Michael Schneider, TAB Newsroom & Legal Services Director    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At license renewal time, radio and TV stations have to submit their last two annual EEO public file reports to the FCC. As a result, the report Texas broadcasters have to complete this March will be part of Texas radio stations' 2013 license renewal and Texas TV stations' 2014 license renewal. So it's important to get that part of the renewal process right. (TAB members only.) More



TAB 2013: Exhibit Booths on sale Feb. 25
Sydney Haisler, Marketing Coordinator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
TAB's 60th Annual Convention & Trade Show is back at the Renaissance Austin Hotel, Aug. 7-8. The Trade Show will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8. Exhibit booths will begin selling to previous year exhibitors on Monday, Feb. 25. Please contact Sydney Haisler for more information.

How to Build the Ultimately Actionable Station Research Study
Graeme Newell, 602 Communications    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most research studies can be broken down into two camps. There are tracking studies that tell you how you're doing, then there are action studies that tell you where you should go. I've always been a fan of the latter. Far too many research studies simply make the managers feel better, but have little information that can guide real change. (TAB members only.) More



The Davis Group, Inc. / Teleclip, Inc.
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The Davis Group, a longtime TAB Associate member, is a media planning and placement service, established in 1978. Services include: strategic planning, placement, negotiation, research, reconciliation, analysis, competitive research, consultation. More



Broadcasters warned to keep standards simple
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Broadcasters at are at risk of repeating old mistakes in the multiscreen and hybrid TV era by making standards too complex and deploying customized equipment that consumes time and money to get working properly. More

FCC online public file no longer obligation for some broadcasters
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Full-service and Class A TV licensees take heart. The Media Bureau may have let many of you off the hook with respect to one component of the online public inspection file requirement. In particular, the bureau has announced that stations whose licenses were not renewed during the previous renewal cycle may opt not to post to the FCC's online public file system their quarterly issues/programs lists relating to the earlier license terms covered by those filed-but-not-yet-granted renewal applications. More

FCC Enforcement Monitor
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Pillsbury's communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others. February's issue includes: FCC assesses $8,000 fine for EAS equipment installation problems and Notice of Violation issued against FM station for a variety of reasons. More



Reporter Nancy Zambrano joins KRIV Houston
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Nancy Zambrano joins Fox O&O KRIV Houston (DMA 10) as a general assignment reporter. Her first day on air will be Feb. 4. Zambrano comes to Houston from the Fox's KTBC Austin, where she was a reporter/fill-in anchor for the past five years. More

McKay named corporate executive of year
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Clear Channel's Austin Market President Pamela McKay will be presented with the African American Corporate Executive of the Year Award by the Capitol City African American Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented to an individual who holds a senior-level management position with a company headquartered, or with corporate presence, in Austin. McKay will receive the award Feb. 22 at a gala in Austin. More

Miranda Technologies acquires Softel
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Belden-owned Miranda Technologies, a Montreal-based provider of production, playout and delivery systems for television broadcasters, announced its purchase of Softel, a provider of captioning, subtitling, audio and video description, interactivity and other video technologies based in Pangbourne, U.K. More


 

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