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WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr delivered a keynote address today at the 2008 Conclave Learning Conference. Titled At the Crossroads, the conference will take place June 26-28 in Minneapolis. Below is a transcript of his remarks.


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Good morning. Thank you for inviting me here today.

It's always inspiring to see so many broadcasters come together to discuss and strategize about the future of our industry.

The t...

This is free, and it's easy.  If your radio station did something news worthy....if you have an article you've written...If changes have come to your station...whatever you want to add, here's a place to tell the industry about it.  We have created a little screencast below that explains "how to post" a story in just sixty seconds..Click on it below to watch and listen to it...that's me voicing it..such talent!


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"Hollywood's Congressman" Howard Berman, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property passed a bill today that would require radio station's to pay a royalty on every record they play to the record companies.  The bill passed by voice vote, but opponents say the unanimous decision by the committee won't be matched in the full committee and the House. The NAB, which is in a fierc...

BTC also announces Paul Brenner will serve as president

The Broadcaster Traffic Consortium(BTC), a nationwide coalition of radio companies formed to distribute data viaHD Radio® technology, announced that three additional radio companies willcontribute spectrum to the venture: Cumulus Media (Nasdaq: CMLS - News), HubbardBroadcasting and Cobalt Operating, LLC.

The three new partners complement the current BTC coverage by providingkeym...

Arbitron Releases RADAR® 97 June 2008 Radio Network Ratings


Sample Size Increases to 250,000 Diary and PPMTM Respondents;

Now Includes Market by Market Reporting for Top 125 DMA®s

 

NEW YORK, June 24, 2008 – Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) released its June 2008 RADAR radio network audience reports (RADAR 97), covering the period April 5, 2007 to April 2, 2008, which includes PPM and diary respondents.

 

In addition to the Pers...

ESPN radio turned on its online network Monday and invited affiliates to join its five owned and operated stations by moving their websites to the new platform. The first stations to join are Daniel Snyders Red Zebra stations in Washington DC, Craig Karmizon's Good Karma stations in Cleveland, Milwaukee and Palm Beach and Lincoln Financial Group's ESPN-1600 in Denver.  More of the 350 or so ESPN affiliates are expected to join this year.

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He was one of a kind.  He was our friend and a friend of radio's.  George Carlin died tonight from heart failure at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (9 p.m. EDT) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains. George had a history of heart problems. He began his career as a disc jockey at KJOE in Shreveport, Louisiana.  I was lucky enough to have known George and to have spent some time wi...


-- Hilton and Four Seasons hotels now sold out --

WASHINGTON, DC -- NAB's reserved room block for preferred hotels at The NAB Radio Show is now booked to capacity at the Hilton and Four Seasons. The NAB Radio Show, held September 17-19, will take place in Austin, Texas.

"We're looking forward to a great turnout this year," said NAB Executive Vice President of Radio John David. "Attendees are encouraged to make reservations as early as possibl...

This is the kind of local radio work broadcasters seldom get credit for in the mass media and most of all in Washington...

Hubbard Radio, owners of KSTP-AM, KSTP-FM and WFMP-FM organized an all day marathon today to raise money for the Red Cross relief fund for Iowa flood victims.  "Send It South: Minnesota Radio's Relay for Relief" began at 7 a.m. this morning in Grand Forks, North Dakota and will hold a one hour "radiothon" to raise money...The...
Gas station attendants are apparently tired of climbing up the ladder to change the ever increasing rates..so they've decided to just tell it like it is...
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