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Photos (from left): Another Hat In The GOP Ring, Carly Fiorina Announces; David Letterman's 31 Years on TV Airs Mon. Night on CBS at 9:30pm; Mayweather Outlasts Pacquiao to win by decision; Baltimore States Attorney Marilyn Mosby; SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg Dies Unexpectedly at 47; Mexicans and Mexican-Americans Prepare to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (May 5th); EAS Test Moved to 2016; Ben E. King Dies at 76, Recorded Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, and Save the Last Dance for Me; Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan dissappointed at Wheeler's FM Chip comments; Dr. Oz Daily Dose Feature dropped by Harpo Productions; Copyright Chief Maria Pallante Testifies in favor oif Performer Royalyties to Congress; Sources Say Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Will Announce Presidential Bid on Thursday; KYW's Ukee Washington Inducted in PA Hall of Fame;               

  • 05/04/15 - Tom Hoyt Appointed Louisville General Manager for 3 Salem Stations
  • 05/04/15  - Carly Fiorina Throws Hat in The Large GOP Ring in Attack Dog Fashion
  • 05/04/15 - David Letterman Retrospective Airs Tonight (Mon.) on CBS, 9:30 ET
  • 05/03/15 - Mayweather Defeats Pacquiao; Remains Undefeated; Purse Exceeds $300M
  • 05/02/15 - American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby atr Churchill Downs
  • 05/02/15 - Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, Dies Unexpectedly at 47
  • 05/02/25 - Mexicans prepare For Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 5th
  • 05/01/15 - Maryland State's attorney Mosby: Freddie Gray's death was a homicide
    • TDGA suggests following this News by tuning to your local Radio and/or TV News outlet.
  • 05/01/15 - National EAS Test Broadcast Moved to 2016
  • 05/01/15 - Ben E. King (Stand By Me) Dies at 76
  • 05/01/15 - ABC-TV Well In Front As First May Sweeps Numbers Arrive; Fox Close to # 5 with Big Drop
  • 04/30/15 - Jeff Smulyan Responds To FCC Chairman's Comments on FM Chip
  • 04/30/15 - Dr. Oz Daily Dose Feature Dropped; Harpo Ships Last Installments May 29th
  • 04/30/15 - Pittsburgh DJ Suspended for Freddie Gray Posting; Apologizes & Deletes
  • 04/30/15 - U.S. Copyright Chief Maria Pallante Testifies in Favor of Performer Royalties
  • 04/29/15 - Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Announces for Pres. on Democratic Party Ledger
  • 04/29/15 - Philadelphia's Ukee Washington To Be Inducted in PA Hall of Fame

Traffic Professional's Digest

Photo's (from left):  May 5,6 & 7th last dates for ABA/TDGA Traffic Tour Reservations; Dave Scott celebrates a birthday and the Traffic software community joins in a joint sing!; Alpha Media's Ben Davis Upped to OIperations Manager for Alpha's Louisville Operations; 

  • 05/04/15 - TDGA Team Heading For B'ham, Huntsville, Montgomery & Mobile This Week
  • 05/03/15 - Happy Birthday Dave Scott!
  • 05/01/15 - KOCH Bill Inroduced to Make Sponsor of Political Issue Bills Transparent; No Chance of Passage
  • 04/30/15 - Microsoft Embraces Apple, Android for Windows 10
  • 04/30/15 - Early Bird Special for Imagine Communications Traffic Software Users Ends this Friday
  • 04/29/15 - Last Call To Reserve Your Seats for Alabama's 4 Different Traffic Tours
  • 04/24/15 - Ben Davis Promoted To Operations Manager of the Louisville Alpha Media Cluster  

TDGA Broadcast Business Briefs

  • 05/04/15 - NBCU TV Revenues Down 14% in First Quarter
  • 05/04/15 - Radio One Revenues down 9% (or 6.7%) for Q1
  • 05/01/15 - Alpha Media closes purchase of Free Lance-Star Radio and Coast Radio Company radio stations
  • 04/30/14 - iHeart 1st Q Revenues Up 4%; Core Radio Ad Dollars Down
  • 04/30/15 - Cumulus first-quarter revenue drops 7%, and Lew Dickey explains why
  • 04/29/15 - Hulu Lands Seinfeld Rights, Cableviusion Distribution Deal
  • 04/24/15 - With Comcast Deal Doomed, Charter Make Make Bid for TWC

TDGA Legal Advisories


Legal Reminders For Traffic, Business Managers and Bookkeeping:

  • Monday, May 4, 2015
    • Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Convention, (May 3–4), Hershey Hotel, Hershey, Pa.
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    • Happy Cinco de Mayo to our Mexican and Mexican-American Members
    • Primary Election Day Indiana
    • Alabama Broadcasters Association / TDGA Traffic Tour – Day One From new revenue pathways to recovering lost income already hiding on your log, attendees will learn the tips, techniques and successful solutions for small, medium and large stations, groups, clusters, streamers and mobile. We’ll show you how to move the Traffic Department from a “cost” to a “cash box” department. Our speakers will be separating programmatic fact from fiction, backed by the pooled resources of literally thousands of traffic professionals. Everyone is invited: managers, programmers, traffic professionals, and  any other interested staff members.
    • 9-Noon: First of 4 sessions to be held at the ABA Office in Hoover (Birmingham);
    • 2-5pm Second of 4 Sessions to be held at the Studios of WHNT-TV in Huntsville. To register, email Niki Thomas and tell her how many people you’re bringing from your company and at which location youwill attend the meeting. Call with questions, 205-982-5001. The entire 4-Location Traffic Tour is made possible by the Alabama Army National Guard.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2015
    • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on April 29-May 1 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
    • Kansas Assn. of Broadcasters / Missouri Broadcasters Assn. Sports Seminar, Kauffman Stadium  (Diamond Club) Registration begins at 9:30am KAB Members and Students: $30 per person includes evening game, Royals vs. Cleveland. Missouri Broadcasters, Please Note details at this link which waives fees.
    • Colorado Broadcasters Association Deadline for Virtual Job Fair in the Week of May 11th.  Register your Colorado Stations now. Virtual Job Fairs are free to CBA member stations and $75 for non-member stations.
    • Alabama Broadcasters Association / TDGA Traffic Tour – Day Two: From new revenue pathways to recovering lost income already hiding on your log, attendees will learn the tips, techniques and successful solutions for small, medium and large stations, groups, clusters, streamers and mobile. We’ll show you how to move the Traffic Department from a “cost” to a “cash box” department. Our speakers will be separating programmatic fact from fiction, backed by the pooled resources of literally thousands of traffic professionals. Everyone is invited: managers, programmers, traffic professionals, and any other interested staff members.
      • 8:30am – 11:30am Third of 4 sessions to be held at the Studios of WAKA-TV in Montgomery;  To register, email Niki Thomas and tell her how many people you’re bringing from your company and at which location you will attend the meeting. Call with questions, 205-982-5001. The entire 4-Location  Traffic Tour is made possible by the Alabama Army National Guard.
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
    • Lag BaOmer (Jewish Holiday)
    • National Day of Prayer
    • Alabama Broadcasters Association / TDGA Traffic Tour – Day Three: From new revenue pathways to recovering lost income already hiding on your log, attendees will learn the tips, techniques and successful solutions for small, medium and large stations, groups, clusters, streamers and mobile. We’ll show you how to move the Traffic Department from a “cost” to a “cash box” department. Our speakers will be separating programmatic fact from fiction, backed by the pooled resources of literally thousands of traffic professionals. Everyone is invited: managers, programmers, traffic professionals, and any other interested staff members.
    • 9:00am till – Noon Fourth of 4 sessions, this one held at the Studios of WKRG-TV in Mobile.To register, email Niki Thomas and tell her how many people you’re bringing from your company andat which location you will attend the meeting. Call with questions, 205-982-5001... The entire 4-Location Traffic Tour is made possible by the Alabama Army National Guard.
  • Friday, May 8, 2015
    • IRS: Deposit Payroll Tax for payments on May 2-5 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
    • Arizona Broadcasters Association AZ AMBER Alert Golf Classic - Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

  • 05/04/15- Thanks to Media Post, Here are Agencies/Advertisers On the move for Today
    • Olympian Labs -Moses Inc.
    • Lactalis Group -Solve
    • Popcorn, Indiana -NAIL 
    • 75th Miami International Boat Show -CP+B Miami 
    • Club Med - Current Lifestyle Marketing  
  • 05/04/15 - Microsoft's Edge Logo Shows Old Habits Die Hard
  • 05/04/15 - Quilted Northern Touts Unforgettable Bathroom Trips
  • 05/04/15 - Skyy Vodka To Sponsor Freedom To Marry Events
  • 05/04/15 - Chobani Campaign Connects With Healthy Lifestyles 
  • 05/04/15 - Walgreen's App Strategy Centers on Customer Convenience
  • 05/01/15 - Samsung, Marvel Use Virtual Reality To Make Anyone a Superhero
  • 05/01/15 - Dick's Sporting Goods Launches Female-targeted Push 
  • 05/01/15 - Here's a Study TDGA Would Seriously Question
  • 04/30/15 - Bud Light Pulls "Saying No For The Night" Phrase from Beer Cans
  • 04/30/15 - "San Andreas" Marketing Adjusts to Account for Disaster in Nepal
  • 04/30/15 - Prudential Focuses on Human Spirit in Video from Lowe 
  • 04/30/15 - How NBA's Courtside Tweeters Keep Fans Happy 

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