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House passes pre-72 sound recordings bill
-Senate consideration next

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
The Texas House of Representatives last week voted unanimously to approve legislation advanced by TAB to clarify that a decades-old law prohibiting illegal copying or "bootlegging" of recordings made before 1972 doesn't apply to broadcasts of such songs. HB 1043 by Rep. Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, adds the same exception for broadcasting these older recordings that 47 other states have. The exception will remove the potential threat that the RIAA or another entity might try to sue radio stations under the currently ambiguous law. (TAB members only.)
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TAB's newsroom measures move forward
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
The House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee voted unanimously to send a uniform retractions and corrections bill to the full House. HB 1759 must now make a House calendar by May 7 and receive its initial House floor vote by May 9 in order to keep it moving to the Senate. The bill establishes a framework for broadcasters and newspapers to issue retractions, clarifications or corrections, thereby minimizing their legal exposure under such situations. (TAB members only.)
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RSVP for TAB's upcoming Executive Briefing Webinar set for April 25
TAB Staff
Don't forget to RSVP for TAB's upcoming Executive Briefing at 2 p.m. on April 25. This hour-long webinar will look at the federal regulations affecting the advertising of tobacco, alcohol and other so-called "vices." The federal regulations on tobacco advertising, in particular, are some of the most confusing out there for stations. Find out what is and isn't allowed under federal law.
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TAB Members: Take advantage of TAB's inspection program
Teresa McAnally, TAB Projects Coordinator
One of the most highly lauded services TAB provides members is the FCC-sanctioned Alternative Broadcast Inspection Program. TAB launched this service in 1997. Our independent inspectors have since conducted hundreds of inspections. Many station owners, managers and engineers liken the program to an "insurance policy" or an "engineering audit" that ensures station personnel are diligent about FCC compliance
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DG
DG, a TAB Associate Member since 2009, delivers spot distribution services available to the advertising industry. They are the only company to offer an end-to-end digital advertising delivery network — one that minimizes errors and eliminates the need for manual process. This, along with their digital distribution service, unrelenting dedication to innovation and cutting-edge technology, enables them to deliver industry-changing services no competitor can rival.
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FCC reaffirms Broadband-Over-Power-Line rules
CommLawBlog
The FCC has denied ARRL's request for reconsideration of the Broadband-over-Power-Line rules. We can hear you asking, "What, again?" ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio, has opposed BPL since its inception ten years ago. The FCC has ruled against ARRL and for BPL at every opportunity.
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Jackson Walker wins summary judgment for media outlet
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
A Houston newspaper has prevailed in case involving its reporting of the background of an individual running charities. Judge Ken Wise of the 334th Judicial District Court for Harris County granted a motion for summary judgment last week for Manzoor Memon, publisher of a Houston newspaper, against local restaurateur Ghulam Bombaywala, who sued claiming that Memon and his wife had published defamatory statements about him concerning his financial frauds and fitness to run charities.
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Survey: Top CE devices in terms of penetration growth are mobile
Broadcast & Cable
The top four consumer electronics products in terms of increased household penetration rates are, for the first time, all mobile devices. That is according to the recent 15th Annual Household CE Ownership and Market Potential Study from the Consumer Electronics Association. Those devices include tablets, smartphones, e-readers and wireless mobile hotspot devices. The news comes as broadcasters look to get more of their content on those screens, including ramping up mobile DTV efforts and authenticated online distribution.
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$3000 fine against noncommercial station for underwriting violations
BroadcastLawBlog
In a decision granting the license renewal of a noncommercial radio station, the FCC's Media Bureau addressed a number of interesting issues — including the requirements for noncommercial underwriting announcements, whether PSAs meet a station's public service obligations, and the ability of stations to run cigarette ads in historical radio programs from early radio days. These issues all came up in a decision to renew the station's license despite a petition from a former manager alleging that the station had violated a number of Commission rules or policies — a petition raising all of these issues.
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Hendryx selling two Alpine radio stations
Ray Hendryx, President/General Manager, KVLF-AM/KALP-FM Alpine
Ray Hendryx, president and GM of KVLF-AM and KALP-FM in Alpine, has announced plans to put both stations on the market. KVLF went on the air in 1947, and has been known as the "Voice of the Last Frontier" for the past 66 years. Hendryx' father, the late Gene Hendryx, was a part time announcer on KVLF when the station signed on and bought controlling interest in the station a few years later.
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KLOL rolls out new morning show
AllAccess.com
CBS RADIO Spanish Contemporary KLOL (MEGA 101)/Houston has launched its new morning show "MEGA in your mornings with MARIO," hosted by Mario Alberto Gonzalez. The show will air 5-10 a.m. Monday through Friday.
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Congrats to regional Murrow Award winners
RTDNF
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. Following are the 2013 RTDNA Regional Murrow Award recipients, organized by region.
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Legendary KONO DJ and 'Swingtime' host Don Couser dead
San Antonio Express-News
Don Couser, a legendary KONO on-air radio personality and DJ in the 1960s and 1970s, died April 18. He was 75. Couser is remembered as the host original host for the locally produced KONO-TV dance show, "Swingtime," which was patterned after Dick Clark's "American Bandstand." His Top-40 antics included his beloved, often sassy alter-ego character George the Duck. He was inducted to the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2010.
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