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Traffic Salary Surveys Underway; 54 Radio Markets; 73 Television Markets Already Contain Early Bird Data just 3 Weeks into the 3-Month Study - With 70 days of data gathering still remainng, North America's Traffic Professionals are respondng with  key answers to 14 quick 'n easy online questions in our TDGA annual custom-designed combinaton of compensation, satisfaction and workload conditions. There are separate Radio & TV-Cable Surveys, with  categories ranging from Executives, Staff, One-Person Shops and completely confidential. From Commercial & Non-Commercial, Hubs, Spokes, Clusters and Standalones, the data quickly helps paint the picture of Traffic Professionals in every work environment. Job Satisfaction, Job Recognition, Salaries up, down and unchanged and pay-range categories that are as non-intrusive as we could design them.  All markets from the Major Metros to the unranked, Every State & Province. Help us track scores of sizing, staffing, local to National Network situations. Every participant will receive the full Overview upon its release in January of 2015. Member or Not, Seasoned veteran to beginner, you'll see the complete picture if you give us the 3-4 minutes required to complete thev14 vquestions. All quick clicked for ease of completion. Dramatic enhancements from the 2014 release.  If you're in Radio Traffic related categories - CLICK HEREIf you're in Television or Cable Traffic related fields, lease CLICK HERE.

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





Top Row Photos (from left): Aereo's Barry Diller; Rush  Limbaugh Dead Last As Trusted News Source Says Pew Poll; FCC Suspends Review of Comcast-Time Warner Merger; Hubbard's Ginny Morris; Alpha Media Raises $128k For Thanksgiving Dinners;SF Giants Take Game One of World Series; 10 Days Until The November 2nd Switch To Standard Time;  

  • 10/24/14 - Aereo Out For The Final Count; Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction
  • 10/24/14 - AMC BuysHalf of BBC America for $200 Million
  • 10/23/14 - Who Trusts Who For News Sources on Radio-TV?
  • 10/23/14 - Competition Holds Up Against Game Two of World Series (Royals Even w/Giants after 7-2 Win)
  • 10/23/14 - Kentucky Board Electons Go Online and All-Electronic; Beginning Novwember 3rd
  • 10/23/14 - NBCUniversal Agrees to $6.4 Million Settlement of Intern Lawsuit
  • 10/23/14 - WideOrbit Sets 2015 Users Conference For San Diego June 14th-17th
  • 10/23/14 - NexStar Buying KASW Phoenix for $68M
  • 10/22/14 - FCC Suspends Review of Comcast-Time Warner Merger
  • 10/22/14 - World Series Takes Tuesday Night Ratings; But Down From 2013
  • 10/22/14 - Hubbard Broadcasting's Ginny Morris To Be Honored at Connclave
  • 10/22/14 - Cumulus Loses FCC Appeal to Bring Back Dallas FM License Via Handoff Manuever
  • 10/22/14 - Political ads flood Pandora before mid-terms
  • 10/22/14 - Alpha Media San Antonio Radio Raises $128k For Thanksgivng Dinners for Needy
  • 10/22/14 - Politician Seeks Free Air Time in Miles City, (Outside Contours of Weathercaster/Candiate.in Billings)
  • Many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

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


TDGA Recommended Reading For Ad Ops and Programmatic Buying, Selling and Scheduling Personnel

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 10/23/14 - Ransomware Strikes Again - Don't Click on Pop-ups and as always: Backup, Backup, Backup.
  • 10/23/14 - WideOrbit Sets 2015 User Conference in San Diego June 14th-17th
  • 10/23/14 - Sessions-Speakers Set for BCCA Credit Conference in New York November 6th
  • 10/22/14 - HP To Show New Office-Oriented PC "Spout"; Might Require Redesig of Office Cubicle
  • 10/22/14 - Do Mothers & Traffic Folks Need Time Away From Social Media?
  • 10/20/14 - TDGA Posts Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Managers November Calendar (for Members)
  • 10/20/14 - Call Out The Geek Squad! Louisiana Radio Station Says Windows XP Platform Was Hijacked and Ransom Demanded
  • 10/20/14 - 14 Days and Counting To The 25-Hour Day! (When Daylight Savings Time Ends This Year)
  • 10/17/14 - Apple Pay Launches - Remind Your Sales & Bookkeeping If You're Able To Handle the Mobile Payments From Advertisers (Read Article in TDGA Business Briefs)
  • 10/15/14 - Juneau's KTOO-TV Adds Myers ProTrack For TV, Cable & Satellite Traffic
  • 10/15/14 - Yangaroo Expands Direct Response Business With Life Alert
  • 10/14/14 - Kentucky Broadcasters Assn. Waives Dues For A Year For Participating In Their Pep Program
  • 10/14/14 - Magna,Tribune, WideOrbit & 5 Additional Major TV Groups In Programmatic Push

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows (Opened Friday, September 5); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

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

  • 10/23/14 -  Meredith TV Station Fiscal 1Q Rev Up 39%
  • 10/23/14 -  Rogers Media Appoints Al Dark As Senior VP of Media Sales
  • 10/21/14 - Digital Ad Revenues Hit Landmark High in First Half High of 2014
  • 10/20/14 - ANA Buys BMA Turnng it into a Divison
  • 10/20/14 - Walnut Radio Picks up 4th Nebraska Radio Property This Year
  • 10/20/14 - Gannett 3rd Quarter Revenues Up 15% (Year Over Year)
  • 10/17/14 - Apple Pay Launches Monday - Remind Your Sales & Bookkeeping If You're Able To Handle the Mobile Payments From Advertisers
  • 10/16/14 - Martha Stewart hooks up with Meredith
  • 10/16/14 - Journal Comm. to Announce 3rd Qtr. Results Oct. 30th at 11-am ET
  • 10/16/14 - Radio One, Inc. 3rd Qtr. 2014 Results Conference Call set for Nov. 12th at 10-am EST

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access

SPECIAL REPORT: David Oxenford / David O'Connor: A Broadcaster's Guide To Washington Issues

Tower Construction, Painting & Lighting Updates Kick In Oct. 24



  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (third of the required six post-filing announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan
  • Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 am November 2nd  (Turn Clocks Back One Hour in U.S. & Canada) 


CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows (Opened Friday, September 5); Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014


From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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

  • 10/23/14 - Saatchi & Saatchi Create Emotional Spot for Wal-Mart\
  • 10/23/14 - MediaCom Wins AB InBev's $575 Million US Media Business
  • 10/23/14 - Chevy's World Series Ad Features Little League's Star  
  • 10/23/14 - Google Rethinks The InBox With New eMail App
  • 10/22/14 - Honda Tries Out Programmatic & Real-tme Facebook Ad Tool
  • 10/22/14 - Mobile Ads Make Up 17% of Yahoo's Q3 Revenue
  • 10/22/14 - McDonald's Says Its Image Needs To Be Fixed
  • 10/22/14 - Target Wants To Stand Out, Move Quickly This Holiday Season
  • 10/22/14 - Vizio Campaign Shows The Alluring Power of Ultra HD 
    10/22/14 - A Collection of Logos That Pack Extra Messages (In case you're considerng a New Look)
  • 10/21/14 - Brita Builds Sugar Cube Metropolis To Knock on Soda
  • 10/21/14 - Beats Ties Wireless Headphones to LeBron James Cleveland Return
  • 10/21/14 - Herbal Tea Company's Campaign Puts Plants In The Spotlight
  • 10/21/14 - Weebly's $5 Million TV Effort Focuses on Entrepreneurs 
  • 10/21/14 - Foursquare Seeks To Change Its Image With Brand Campaign
  • 10/20/14 - CP+B Reported Set To Win Global Infiniti Ad Account
  • 10/20/14 - Whole Foods Debuts First National Brand Campaign 
  • 10/20/14 - Gap Factory Turns To Models & NFL Stars for Holiday Ads 
  • 10/20/14 - Microsoft CMO is Revamping The Brand 
  • 10/20/14 - Snapchat Rolls Out Its First Advertisement
  • 10/20/14 - TV Series Partner With Tumblr To Expand Interaction  

Pass These Along To Your Sales & Continuity Team - Another Value Added Feature for TDGA Members Only  

Looking For Help?  Looking For A New Position? Nothing Connects Employee and Employer in Traffic Like TDGA's Classifieds - Check it out on a regular basis, whether your station is looking for the perfect addition; or when it's time to seek  greener pastures for yourself. Our listings are "complimentary" for TDGA Members and we cover the spectrum of position categories from Management up and down the ladder. We do "not" list Intern positions (unless paid positions. Click on the icon for our very simple ground rules on submitting listings; and what's available right now

To All Members of TDGA ! - Please note, access to the E-Mail In-Box (for Members Only) can be found in the Header of The Members Home Webpage.  (You'll need to log-in using your Members LogIn ID and Password. Here, you may submit articles, comments, observations or suggestions to share with other members by sending us an email to tdga@cox.net. We'll do our best to get them posted quickly in this member-only service.

TDGA is a Non-Union Professional Membership Association For Broadcast Traffic, Continuity, Operations, Sales and Business Management Personnel - Our Membership Association serves over 5,000 Broadcasters in the United States, Canada and in 15 Nations around the World who have decided to transition from a "position" to a "Profession" in Broadcasting. TDGA Members can Login Directly by Clicking on the Member Login;  Non-Members, of course are invited to join. The Initial dues are $45.00 for the first year of your membership, then each renewal thereafter reduces to $30.00 per year. There are no hidden extra costs, no nickel or dime items- One fee covers full access membership to everything offered. You can learn more about TDGA by sampling the tabs above, such as About TDGA, or Joining TDGA. Or, if you want instant membership, click here - Register and use our quick, secure online credit card membership application.


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