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Members Can Quick-Click To Our Member Sections  by Clicking on the Icons above.  Member & Non-Member Traffic Professionals Are Invited to Participate In Our 2014-2015 RADIO  or TELEVISION Traffic Salary Survey by clicking on the appropriate Radio or TV Icon above


Radio-TV Industry Headlines (Members Can Click Here For Mini-Summaries and/or links to Source Articles)





Photos (from left): DWTS Alfonso Riberio Takes Mirrored Ball Trophy; WTN Radio Personality Bob Connors, Dies at 80; President Addresses Nation; Calls for Restraint in Ferguson; Ferguson Policeman Darren Wilson - No True-Bill or Indictment; ; FCC's Michael O'Reilly Praises Buffalo Broadcasters; Queen Latifah; Show Ends in March of 2015; Arnie Kleiner Retiring at KABC-TV; It's True... A Picture "IS" Worth A Thousand Words- Season's Greetings Spans Ferguson Street Scene of Looting, Tear Gas, Gunshots and Racial Unrest        

TAVIS SMILEY: Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: ‘Black Life Matters’ (Guest Blog)

  • 11/26/14 - Dancing With The Stars Scores a 4-Year Ratings High for Finale
  • 11/26/14 - Ferguson Calmer; But Tensions Remain
  • 11/26/14 - Four Regional Comcast SportsNets May Be Dropped From Dish Next Week
  • 11/26/14 - Governor-Talker-Pres. Candidate Huckabee to Address NRB in February
  • 11/25/14 - Alpha Media, Louisville Raises $945,000 For Kosair Children's Hospital
  • 11/25/14 - WTVN's Bob Connors Loses Battle With Lymphoma; He was 80
  • 11/25/14 - Buffalo Broadcasters Met Storms Challenge, Says FCC's O'Reilly
  • 11/24/14 - TV Covers Looting, Gunshots & Fires in Ferguson Aftermath
  • 11/24/14 - President Urges Restraint by Protesters and Police in Ferguson
  • 11/24/14 - Fox Starts Buyouts of About 40 Staffers At Ad Sales Unit
  • 11/21/14 - FCC Issues Rulemaking For Detailing Broadcast Contests On The Internet
  • 11/21/14 - Queen Latifah Show Cancelled; Ends in Mrch
  • 11/21/14 - Radio Broadcast Revenues Drop 2%; Digital & Off-Air Revs are boith Up!
  • 11/21/14 - Date Change for Golden Mike Award for NAB to Avoid NASBA Date Conflicts
  • 11/21/14 - Arnie Kleiner Retiring at KABC-TV After 45 Years in TV Admministration

TDGA Traffic Digest  Traffic Professionals Daily - CLICK HERE To Access Headline Stories Listed Below 

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 11/26/14 - ABA Adds More Engineering Workshops For Advanced Radio & Television
  • 11/25/14 - AdStream In Distribution Deal With Canada's Yanagaroo
  • 11/20/14 - Yahoo Becomes Mozilla Firefox Default Search Engine; Enhancements Under Bing Next Month
  • 11/19/14 - Businesses Keeping A More Vigilant Eye on The Gender Pay Gaps
  • 11/19/14 - TDGA Moving All Email to tdga@cox.net
  • 11/19/14 - MediaOcean Partners With Videology To Modify Video Ad Buying
  • 11/19/14 - Another Programmatic Report:  Programmatic Set to Move Up the Sales Funnel in 2015

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

Members Can Click on the Icon to Access The Latest Executive Summaries

  • 11/24/14 - Disney Radio Sells WQEW, New York to Family Radio for $13M
  • 11/24/14 - FCC Barred From Disclosing TV Contracts (Or Details) in Comcast Review
  • 11/21/14 - NexStar Announces They're Buying KLAS-TV in Las Vegas
  • 11/20/14 - Apple To Offer Its Beats Music Service On its iPhones Under iPhione Brand
  • 11/20/14 - Good Day On Wall Street For Cumulus May Translate to Added Stock Buys by Crestview
  • 11/20/14 - Liberty's John Malone Says He'd Pursue TWC Again if Caomcast Deal Falls Apart 

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

FCC Declines to Allow Experimentation with Noncommercial Underwriting Rules

The Election is Over, But the Complaints Keep Coming – Should Michael Bloomberg Have Been Identified as the True Sponsor of an Ad Run by his PAC?

November 28, 2014: Effective Date of TV JSA Filing Requirement; (Note that ALL TV JSAs must be placed in the online public inspection files of both stations involved in the JSA.]


December 1, 2014: Annual DTV Ancillary/Supplementary Services Report Due for Commercial and Noncommercial Digital Television Stations


December 1, 2014: Lic. Renewal Post-Filing Annct. (5th of required six) - Comm. & Non-Comm. Full-Power and Class A TV Stations in AK, HI, OR,WA, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan


December 1, 2014: Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Announcements (first of the required four pre-filing announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in New Jersey and New York


December 1, 2014: License Renewal Applications (FCC Form 303-S) and EEO Program Reports (FCC Form 396) must be filed with FCC and Placed in Public Information File - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations, TV Translators, and LPTV Stations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

December 1, 2014: Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations’ public inspection files - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Vermont

December 1, 2014: Biennial Ownership Reports (FCC Form 323-E) must be filed with FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files. Noncommercial Television Stations in Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; Noncommercial AM and FM Radio Stations in Colorado, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota

December 1, 2014: Pre-Filing and Post-Filing License Renewal Announcement Reminder for TV Stations in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont


December 6, 2014: Political Window Closes in Louisiana; Special Runoff Election Between Mary Landrieu and Bill Cassidy


December 13, 2014: CALM Act Takes Effect Today; Are You In Compliance?



January 1, 2015: California's "Online Eraser" Law For Minors Takes Effect Jan. 1st



From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

Click Here To Access The Latest From The Advertising Intersections of the World

  • 11/26/14 - McKinney Picked by CarMax To Handle Creative
  • 11/26/14 - J.C. Penney Campaign Focuses On Feeling of Giving
  • 11/26/14 - Coca-Cola Holiday Ad Stars Santa Claus 
  • 11/26/14 - W+K Creates Intricate Cuckoo Clock To Promote Portland OR 
  • 11/25/14 - Amy Poehler's Run As Old Navy Spokeswoman Ends
  • 11/25/14 - Mobile's Role In Holiday Shopping Projected To Grow 
  • 11/25/14 - Fiat Goes After Ghost of Its Branding Past
  • 11/25/14 - Weight Watchers Spot Says It's OK To "Eat Your Feelings"
  • 11/25/14 - GoDaddy Will Continue Its Super Bowl Ad Run in 2015

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