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FCC officially undertakes AM revitalization effort
-Sen. Cruz holds new FCC Chairman for talk on political disclosures

Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
The FCC launched a much sought-after effort to revitalize the AM band little more than a year after Commissioner Ajit Pai first championed the cause at the 2012 NAB Radio Show in Dallas. Pai's announcement took the industry by surprise and TAB responded quickly, holding meetings with the Commissioner and key FCC staff to outline potential options and surveying Texas broadcasters for their interest in the possibility of securing FM translators to provide fill-in or nighttime service for their AM stations.
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2014 Political Update
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
  • GOP primary runoffs likely
  • Candidate filing window opens soon
  • Governor's race intrigue
  • TAB Political Advertising workshop
(TAB Members Only)

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Best names for your weather radar
Graeme Newell, 602 Communications
  • Pinpoint Megadoppler 5000
  • Superdoppler 7000 Stormtracker Plus
  • First Alert Digital Forecaster 2x Radar
A quick test — look away from this page for a moment and quickly try to recall the three lines that are listed above. You just can't do it. If the Daily Show's Jon Stewart were looking for great show material, he couldn't do much better than television station radar names. Most of them take hyperbole to a whole new level. (TAB Members Only)

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Evertz Microsystems LTD
Evertz, a TAB Associate Member, is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of video and audio infrastructure equipment for the television broadcast, television distribution, telecommunications and cable industries. Evertz provides professional video services and complete end-to-end broadcast solutions for all aspects of broadcast production including content creation, signal distribution and content delivery.
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Broadcasters General Store
Since 1979, Broadcasters General Store, a TAB Gold Patron Associate Member, has supplied equipment to the broadcast industry, ranging from legendary stations to the smallest facilities. Whether it's a complete studio rebuild or a handful of connectors, BGS takes care of everything. Family owned since its inception, the business is now being run by the second generation of the Shute family.
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FCC extends LPFM filing window, new dates, changes in LPFM protections to FM translator inputs
Broadcast Law Blog
The deadline for filing applications in the LPFM window has been extended as a result of the Federal government shutdown — with the new filing deadline being 6 p.m. EST, Nov. 14. The FCC filing system is now open. Parties can now prepare and submit their applications. However, during the shutdown, the FCC's system was not available for research or application preparation, therefore, because of this and since the FCC staff was not available to answer questions, the Commission gave applicants additional time to submit their applications.
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New CALM Act standard proposed
CommLawBlog
If you're a TV licensee or MVPD provider and you thought that you had a firm handle on your CALM Act obligations, think again. The CALM Act standards are in the process of evolving, and you — along with the Commission — will have to play catch-up. The most recent demonstration of this? An Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing a new "successor" "Recommended Practice" featuring an "improved loudness measurement algorithm" that must be incorporated into the gear necessary to assure CALM Act compliance.
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ANA/Nielsen: Multiscreen ad spending will make up half of budgets in 3 years
BtoB
Media spending on multiscreen ad campaigns will grow from 20 percent of budgets this year to half of media budgets within three years, according to a study by the Association of National Advertisers and Nielsen Co. The study was based on an online survey of 274 marketers, media buyers and ad agency executives conducted in July and August.
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All it takes is a triple, but no new TV service has hit more than a double
Mitch Weinraub
We continue to see a myriad of new "smart TV," OTT set-top boxes and/or services step up to the plate in the home entertainment market, but they all seem to be missing the mark. In order to reach mass-market status — in the U.S. at least — three key elements are required. Yet each new entrant to date has hit no more than a double. So what would it take for these newcomers to round the bases and score against the traditional TV services? Let's take a look.
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The death and rebirth of journalism: Digital revolution
Ryan Clark
Now is the age of rapid-fire news. This is nothing new, but what is new is that we now have the tools to chronicle everything. No matter now minuscule or trivial, all news is good news. This is why CNN will have a story on the government lockdown on the same page as a story about the true paternity of Mia Farrow's son. The new journalism mantra is: We cover everything, because if we don't, some 17-year-old with a Tumblr account will.
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FCC officially undertakes AM revitalization effort
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
The FCC recently launched a much sought-after effort to revitalize the AM band little more than a year after Commissioner Ajit Pai first championed the cause at the 2012 NAB Radio Show in Dallas. Pai's announcement took the industry by surprise and TAB responded quickly, holding meetings with the Commissioner and key FCC staff to outline potential options.

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More changes in statewide political campaigns
Michael Schneider, TAB Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs
There have been a few more changes in statewide political campaigns since last week’s TABulletin report on the topic — the campaign for U.S. Senate got a little more crowded and the race for state railroad commissioner a little less so.

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Why is Texas dead last in voter turnout?
Oscar Rodriguez, TAB President
When it comes to voting in local, state and national elections, Texans' boast that "everything is bigger in Texas" is an exercise in self-delusion.

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Radio One names Wegmann president of radio division
PRNewsire via The Wall Street Journal
Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One's CEO stated, "I am pleased to announce that Chris Wegmann has been named president of the radio division effective Nov. 1. Wegmann has been with Radio One for four years and has steadily assumed more and more responsibility for the radio stations in our portfolio. He is a seasoned radio broadcaster with a track record of excellence in managing teams and delivering revenue and cash-flow growth during his 35 year career in broadcasting and we are fortunate to be able to have someone with his expertise fill such a critical role."
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New at ProAudio.com: RACK-UP series digitally controlled attenuators from RDL
TAB
The RDL RU-VCA2A and RU-VCA6A are full-featured multichannel attenuator modules for local and/or remote level control of line-level analog audio. The RU-VCA2A is a two-channel device for stereo or mono use. The RU-VCA6A is a six-channel product for control of 5.1 Surround Sound. Either attenuator may also be used to control multiple individual analog audio channels.
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Service Broadcasting saves Dallas KwanzaaFest
RadioInk
Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price says Service Broadcasting's K104-FM and Smooth R&B 105.7-FM stepped in to save the event, providing financial support and boots on the ground. Price created the December event, which draws more than 50,000 people, in 1990 and was to be canceled due to declining sponsorships and increased costs.
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Corpus Christi Clear Channel morning man loses hearing
RadioInk
Jim Lago is the morning show host on Clear Channel talker KKTX-AM in Corpus Christi. He's been in the radio business since 1978 when he picked up a part-time job in Longview on a music station. Since 1996 he's been the host of "Lago in The Morning," which focuses on local politics, local people and local businesses. Very recently, Lago woke up and his hearing was gone. He wasn't sick, there was no warning and he had no idea what to do. He went into work that day and did his shift.
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KTXD replaces ME-TV with local programs
TVNewsCheck
KTXD says its original programs like "The Texas Daily," "The Broadcast," "Lone Star Roads," "DFW Sports Beat," "Troubadour, TX" and "Bronco Roads" "have garnered loyal audiences and been so successful" that it's also expanding the programs to six additional Texas markets and plans to do the same with new productions.
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CRB awards scholarship to Texas A&M
Radio Ink
The Country Radio Broadcasters will present a $25,000 scholarship to Texas A&M University during the CRS 2014 opening ceremonies. The gift will be endowed in perpetuity to fund scholarships for full-time Texas A&M undergraduate or graduate students pursing a degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism with a focus in Broadcasting. CRS is being held Feb. 19-21 in Nashville, Tenn.
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