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(April 29, 2007) KRTH in Los angeles will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in October.  They are asking industry veterans to be a part of the celebration by sending stories, pictures, etc.  Karen Tobin, Director of marketing and promotion for the station explained, "We are putting together the great moments of K-EARTH 101 for our 35th Anniversary and would love to include yours in our official history update for our web site. Where were you...

Paragon's 2007 first round pick is...Bob Harper from Keystone Focus!

Former Keystone President and 35-year industry veteran Bob Harper signs with Paragon as a Senior Vice President. Harper will serve as a lead researcher and consultant for Paragon's radio station clients, including the former Keystone client stations. Harper will also play a significant role in Paragon's new business development and new product designs.

“The signing of Bob Harper...

Just in from Dennis Wharton, spokesperson for the NAB..This statement at 5:45pm PDT
The following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton:

"NAB is reviewing details of Rep. Inslee's bill, which would overturn the Copyright Royalty Board's disappointing decision to dramatically raise fees for companies that stream music over the Internet. We will work with Congress to craft a solution that helps ensure the surviva...
(April 26, 2007) Washington Post reporter Sam Diaz said this morning that it is "unlikely that federal regulators will give a thumbs-up" to the proposed merger of XM and Sirius satellite radio.  Sam cited three independent analyst reports that show the stock in both companies has dropped about 30% since the merger plan was announced.  The reports also show a "very tough road" at the FCC where the
public interest test will face heavy politics, par...

Judge to ASCAP: “No Performance in Digital Downloads”

Washington, D.C – – Online services today hailed a federal court ruling affirming that digital music and media downloads are NOT “public” performances and should not be subject to a public performance license and royalty.

The decision, issued by the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, was fully in accord with arguments presented in an amicus brief filed by the Dig......

CLEAR CHANNEL SELLS RADIO, TV STATIONS FOR $1.5B

By ZACHERY KOUWE

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April 21, 2007 -- Clear Channel Communications, the nation's largest radio broadcaster, sold off some of its television and radio stations yesterday for a combined $1.5 billion - a price that may help the private equity buyers convince shareholders to support their $27 billion takeover of the company.

Clear Channel sold 56 TV stations to Providence Equity Partners for $1.2 billion a...

(April 19, 2007) The press room with its 50 work stations and banks of lap top tables is suddenly quiet.  Maybe a couple dozen of over 1200 reporters are all that dots the large room.  And, everyone is speaking quieter...a sign of the tiredness of miles of walking from the North Hall to South Hall and back to the Hilton.  The NAB Convention won't officially come to a close until tonight, but the sidealks are now easily manipulated, where yesterd...

Buyout Bid for Clear Channel Communications Upped to $19.5 Billion; Some Shareholders Still on Fence

Thursday, April 19, 2007

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES —  Two buyout firms raised their bid for Clear Channel Communications Inc. (CCU) to $19.5 billion on Wednesday in an eleventh-hour push to get shareholder approval, although it was unclear whether the new price would persuade enough investors to support the deal.

Th...

(April 18, 2007 11:28am) Inside Radio has just reported that Clear Channel has accepted a higher bid..$39 per share.  The acceptance means that the stockholders meeting has been rescheduled for May 8th..details at insideradio.com...
(April 17, 2007) The NAB released figures Tuesday night that shows the number of registered attendees at 108,232.  Additionally, 1,214 reporters are here to cover the convention.  That puts the attendance at third largest in history.  The record was 2000 when 115,000 plus were here during the "dot com boom"...the second largest was in 2001, then it tailed off after the 911 attacks. 25,537 poeple came from outside the U.S. 105,046 attended in 200...
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