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2007 NAB MARCONI RADIO AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

CHARLOTTE -- Winners of the 2007 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Radio Awards were announced Thursday night at the annual NAB Marconi Radio Awards Dinner & Show sponsored by HD Radio. The event was held at The NAB Radio Show in Charlotte.

Established in 1989 and named after inventor and Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the NAB Marconi Radio Awards recognize radio's outstanding person...

The NAB Radio Show in Charlotte is over and we'll recap some stuff here for you...first of all here is the opening speech that NAB President David Rehr delivered...

CHARLOTTE - NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr delivered the opening keynote during the state of the industry address at The NAB Radio Show in Charlotte. Below is a transcript of his prepared remarks:

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September 27, 2007

Good morning, everyone.

Few people have not experienced the p...

Broadcasters who want to discuss and learn more about IP-Audio now have a place on the Web to do it: the new Axia IP-Audio Forum.

"Audio networks and infrastructure are hot topics right now," observes Axia marketing manager Clark Novak. "So we thought, why not have a place where people can talk to other folks who use IP-Audio? With over 600 Axia-powered studios in operation, our clients have a lot of expertise and ideas to share."

Guests are invit...
A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing yesterday on hip-hop music, particularly on the lyrics...Master P was there and apologized for past words in his songs that demean women...He says he is now committed to producing clean lyrics...

But producer David Banner, told the lawmakers..."I'm like Stephen King: horror music is what I do," he said in testimony laced with swear words. "Change the situation in my neighborhood and maybe I'...

Former local radio station owner Bill Wippel, in an editorial in the Seattle Times talks about what happened to local radio..click here to read..

Special to The Times

Local radio stations, left independent, are the best examples of freedom and democracy. Most are located in small markets where they mirror the community's image.

Take Pullman. Station KOFE in 1964 decided to turn over the entire station's proceeds for one day to the loc...

The Federal Communications Commission has levied a $5,000 fine against Comcast for running a video news release without disclosing who provided the Video News Release to them.  This may just be the beginning as there are over 100 similar complaints that were filed with the Commission.  The fine, announced by the Enforcment division last night targeted Comcast's CN8 news channel which is seen in 20 markets including major markets like New York Ci...
CL King & Associates downgraded the Emmis stock yesterday from "neutral" to "accumulate" and it resulted in a drop of 57 cents for Emmis...that's 9.4% to $5.50 in late trading.  The stock had hit a a 52 week low of $5.15 earlier in the session. King analyst James Boyle said the slump in Emmis New York and Los Angeles markets as well as an overall cooling in the market prompted the drop.  Boyle is predicting radio revenue to fall by 4% this month...

Amazon.com Inc. has turned on its digital music store allowing users to download music without copy protection technology.  Unlike iTunes music the cuts can be copied to multiple computers and can be burned on to CD's.  The Amzon MP3 Store also sells tracks at 89 to 99 cents each with albums going for $5.99 to $9.99 apiece.  Apple charges $1.29 for DRM free tracks and unrestricted copy protection albums for $11.99.  Amazon says it now has over t...

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. announced today that, based on a preliminary vote count, Clear Channel shareholders approved the adoption of the merger agreement with a group led by T.H. Lee Partners, L.P. and Bain Capital Partners, LLC. The transaction remains subject to requisite regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The number of shares voted in favor of the transaction represented more than 73% of the total shares outstan...

Modavox, Inc. Internet broadcaster Modavox, Inc. announced today it has established agreements to deliver Internet talk radio content from its Internet radio operation to several traditional terrestrial radio stations.

Modavox has established an agreement with Golden Broadcasters of Dallas, Texas to develop affiliates for the hit VoiceAmerica™ Sports program, "The Pat Summerall Show" and have already begun to broadcast the show from the followin...

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