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TAB launches voter turnout effort
-Radio, TV PSAs to air through Nov. 4

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
It has been said that Americans will cross oceans to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to elect their lawmakers. That seems to bear out in Texas, too, where barely 10 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the March primary election.
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The greed of it all
The Hill
The pay-TV industry has been pushing for video marketplace changes for the past few years that would provide them with an unfair regulatory advantage over TV broadcasters. The motive: Pure greed on the part of cable and satellite TV providers.
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The big campaign question: Broadcast or cable?
Roll Call
Think the television ad wars are raging between Democrats and Republicans this fall? Check out the battle behind the scenes between cable and broadcast stations for campaign ad dollars. For the past three decades, television audiences splintered as cable and alternative viewing habits, broke up the hold the big three channels — ABC, CBS and NBC — once had on the American television-viewing public.
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Forest Service says it never intended permit policy to regulate photojournalists
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
A controversial proposal to restrict wilderness photography and regulate commercial filming was never intended to require newsgatherers to obtain permits, according to the U.S. Forest Service. But the wording of the regulation will need to be changed to satisfy the concerns of a media coalition that has protested the policy.
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Save the Date! TAB Legislative Day set for Jan. 26
Texas broadcasters converge on Jan. 26 in Austin for TAB's biennial Legislative Day conference featuring briefings on key issues affecting the industry and lunch with local state lawmakers. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and costs TAB members $50 to attend.
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Learfield Sports
In its four decades, TAB Associate Member Learfield Sports has developed trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of collegiate athletics. Learfield Sports manages the exclusive multimedia rights to 99 collegiate properties in the country and has prominence in all of the major conferences.
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Luminous Sound
The Paul Loomis Television Station Marketing Program is a partnership with your station and station sales team. With this partnership, we develop a market-exclusive, comprehensive program for a select group of local and regional direct clients.
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Texas Supreme Court refuses to hear GHP case; preserves 'Kneeland' Open Government test
By refusing to hear an appeal this month by the Greater Houston Partnership, the Texas Supreme Court has preserved the long-standing "Kneeland test" for determining whether a private group receiving public funds is subject to the disclosure requirements of the state public information act.
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FCC announces grant of 700 delayed broadcast license renewals
CommLawCenter
In a post on the FCC's Blog, Diane Cornell, special counsel to Chairman Tom Wheeler, described the FCC's efforts to reduce backlogs of applications, complaints and other proceedings pending at the FCC. The post announces that the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has closed 760 docketed proceedings and is on track to close another 750 by the end of the year. The post also indicates that the FCC's Wireless Bureau resolved 2046 applications older than six months, reducing the backlog of applications by 26 percent.
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What's a broadcaster to do when a candidate complains about the truth of an attack ad?
Broadcast Law Blog
As we move into the final weeks of the election season and races heat up, there are always issues about attack ads and what a station needs to do when they receive a "take-down" notice from a candidate who is being attacked.
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FCC suspends construction deadlines, expiration dates for new LPTVs, translators
CommLawCenter
Recently, the FCC released a Public Notice stating that "effective immediately, the expiration dates and construction deadlines for all outstanding unexpired construction permits for new digital low power television and TV translator stations are hereby suspended pending final action in the rulemaking proceeding in MB Docket No. 03-185 initiated today by the Commission."
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PTEK announces executive team additions
Radio Ink
Transmitter manufacturer PTEK has made a few additions to their executive team, including Larry Longhurst being named president. Also joining PTEK is Dr. Karl F. Warnick as technical advisor.
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Rentrak buying Kantar's US TV business
TVNewsCheck
Ratings service Rentrak has agreed to acquire the U.S. television measurement business of WPP's Kantar business unit for $98 million in Rentrak common stock.
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Unsettling trend? Another San Antonio TV anchor leaving
San Antonio Express-News
The latest to announce she's leaving is Grace White, one of the most resilient of anchors/reporters at both the Fox and NBC affiliates. After five years, she waves goodbye to the San Antonio audience.
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KUT-FM Austin, WFAA Dallas-Ft. Worth win national Murrow Awards
Radio Television Digital News Association
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.
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KWES Midland finds money in city's trash
TVNewsCheck
Midland, Texas, is experiencing a growth spurt, according to Cristine Couldridge, general sales manager of KWES, the NBC affiliate there owned by the Drewry Communications Group. "We jumped from market 150 to market 146 in a year," says Couldridge. But the growth in population also brought a growth in litter.
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Paul Karpowicz new BMI board chairman
TVNewsCheck
Paul Karpowicz, president of the Meredith Local Media Group, was elected chairman of the board of directors of Broadcast Music Inc. at a board meeting held recently in Nashville. He most recently was vice chair of the board.
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Broadcasters mourn loss of William O'Connell
Weed-Corley-Fish
William Ramsey O'Connell was born in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1944, and died in Austin, Sept. 26, 2014, at the age of 69. "O'C" was a skinny man with a beautiful voice and a big personality; an important figure in Austin broadcasting and advertising for more than four decades.
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