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Photos (from left): Radio Historian and GAB Hall of Famer Rhett Turnipseed; Childrens Television proponent Peggy Charren, dead at 86; Dayton TV Pioneer Bette Rogge-Morse; TVB Board Chairman Michael Fiorile; WLEN, Adrian MI named to Receive Crystal Heritage Award; Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI); Larry Elder now streaming following exit from KABC Radio;          

  • 01/24/15 - Threatened Teamsters Strike Against TV Commercials Industry Averted
  • 01/22/15 -SoundExchange to Audit iHeart, CBS, Other Webcasters and Digital Services
  • 01/22/15 - Peggy Charren, children’s TV pioneer, dies at 86
  • 01/22/15 - Dayton Hall of Fame Broadcaster Bette Rogge Dies
  • 01/22/15 - Standard Media Index: US Ad Market Stalls in Q4 2014, Led by TV Sector
  • 01/22/15 - House Passes Extreme Ban on Abortion Bill; President To Veto
  • 01/21/15 - Brian Schatz will be top Dem on Senate tech subcommittee
  • 01/21/15 - Dispatch CEO Michael Fiorile Takes TVB Chairmanship
  • 01/21/15 - WLEN-FM Named To Receive NAB Crystal Heritage Award at NAB in Las Vegas
  • 01/21/15 - Larry Elder Goes Rogue; Shows Up On Website With His Talk Show
  • 01/21/15 - Dish Claims Victory in Auto-Hop Case - But judge rules Dish Breached no-copy" deal.
  • 01/21/15 - Edison Study: Teens Morphing To Streaming from Traditional Radio
  • 01/21/15 - State of the Union Gets Positive Reviews; GOP Response Doesn't

Traffic Professional's Digest

  • 01/15/15 -  TDGA Releases 2015 Salary Survey for Members;
    • Radio Traffic up Nearly 4.7%
    • Some Television Positions Jump Over 11% 

NEW: - Traffic-101: The Case of the Spot at 8:59am

 

  • 01/23/15 - What Worries The Rank-And-File Most?  Win a Star if You Said...
    • Health Care Costs First, or Low Wages Second
  • 01/23/15 - Reminder – Political Broadcasting Rules Apply Even to State and Local Elections
  • 01/23/15 - Dubai's Alarab News Channel Automates With Imagine Communications
  • 01/22/15 - Will Rumors Never End Inside iHeart Media? DORMs Said To Be On Trim List
  • 01/22/15 - Reminder for Traffic Personnel -   When filing Federal income tax return
  • 01/21/15 - iHeart Issues Employee Survey To See How Staffers Feel They're Treated
  • 01/20/15 - Georgia Broadcasters Starts Saluting Traffic Manager of Month
    • Their First Pick is Alison Register, WRBX-WTNL, Reidsville GA
  • 01/20/15 - PBS Hawaii Re-Equips Itself with ProTrack Traffic & ProWeb
  • 01/17/15 - February Members Traffic Dates & Deadlines Calendar Available
  • 01/16/15 - The Many Talents Of Traffic Software Personnel; This One's a MasterChef Finalist 

TDGA Broadcast Business Briefs

  • 01/23/15 - Alpha Media to purchase Free Lance-Star Radio Stations in VA
  • 01/23/15 - IBEW Certification Revoked at Sinclair's KSNV, in Las Vegas
  • 01/23/15 - Survey Says: 26%-to-36% of Employers Plan (In Survey)  To Hire and Boost Wages
  • 01/22/15 - Democrats Resist GOP Push for Net Neutrality Bill
  • 01/22/15 - DreamWorks Confirms: 500 Jobs To Be Cut
  • 01/22/15 - City National Bank purchased by Royal Bank of Canada for $5.4 billion
  • 01/22/15 - ComScore Brings "Industry Trust" (Pre-Bid Data) To Programmatic Market
  • 01/22/15 - Ralph Bender and Timothy Mulvaney to Chair/Co-Chair MFM Conference
  • 01/21/15 - InsideRadio Webinar Focuses on Hot 2015 Business Categories for Radio
  • 01/21/15 - Townsquare Gives Preview of 4th Quarter w/10% Rise in Revenues
  • 01/21/15 - EMF's K-Love To Launch $9.95 Monthly Video Subscription Service in March 

TDGA Legal Advisories

  Reminder: A Broadcaster’s FCC EEO Obligations

 

 

January 31, 2015: Copyright Royalty Fee: Annual Minimum Fee Statement of Account Form Due

 

 

February 1, 2015: Annual EEO Public File Report Required—Station Employment Units that have five or more full-time employees and are comprised of radio and/or television stations licensed to communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, or Oklahoma must by this date place in their public inspection file and post on their station website a report regarding station compliance with the FCC's EEO Rule during the period February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.

February 1, 2015 - FCC Form 323-E Biennial Ownership Report Due—Noncommercial television stations licensed to communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and New York, and noncommercial radio stations licensed to communities in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma (other than sole proprietorships or partnerships composed entirely of natural persons) must electronically file by this date their biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 323-E, unless they have consolidated this filing date with that of other commonly owned stations licensed to communities in other states. FCC Form 323-E does not require a filing fee. The form as filed must be placed in stations' public inspection files. Note that because this filing deadline falls on a weekend, the submission of this item to the FCC may be made on February 2.

February 1, 2015: Filing of Applications for Renewal of License for Television Stations—Full-power television, Class A television, LPTV and TV Translator stations licensed to communities in New Jersey or New York must electronically file their applications for renewal of license on FCC Form 303-S, along with their Equal Opportunity Employment Reports on FCC Form 396 by this date, and commercial stations must promptly submit their FCC license renewal application filing fee. FCC Forms 303-S and 396 as filed must be placed in stations' public inspection files. Note that because this filing deadline falls on a weekend, the submission of this item to the FCC may be made on February 2

February 1, 2015: Post-Filing License Renewal Announcements for Radio and Television Stations—Fullpower television stations and Class A television stations, as well as LPTV stations capable of local origination, licensed to communities in New Jersey or New York must begin on this date to air their post-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations. Additional announcements must air on February 16, March 1, March 16, April 1, and April 16. TV Translator stations, as well as LPTV stations not capable of local origination, licensed to communities in these states must arrange for the required newspaper public notice of their license renewal application filing.

February 1, 2015: Pre-Filing License Renewal Announcements for Radio and Television Stations—Fullpower television stations and Class A television stations, as well as LPTV stations capable of local origination, licensed to communities in Delaware or Pennsylvania, must on this date begin to air their pre-filing license renewal announcements in accordance with the FCC's regulations. Additional announcements must air on February 16, March 1, and March 16

February 1, 2015: Deadline for Posting OSHA Form No. 200 summarizing occupational injuries and illnesses for the calendar year 2014. The notice must remain posted until March1st and must be retained for 5 years. Employers with 10 or fewer full and part-time employees are exempt.

February 2, 2015 Important IRS Deadline Reminders for Today (Feb. 2nd)

  • IRS: File Form 720 for the Fourth Quarter of 2014
  • IRS: Furnish Forms 1098, 1099 and W-2G To Recipients for payments during 2014
  • IRS: File Form W-2 to employees who worked for you during 2014
  • IRS: Deposit any FUTA tax owed through December 2014
  • IRS: File Form 2290 and pay the tax for vehicles first used in December 2014
  • IRS: File Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 and/or 945 if you did not deposit all taxes when due
  • IRS: File your tax return if you did not pay your last installment of estimated tax by January 15th

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

  • 01/23/15 - Celebrating Fathers Has Emerged As A Super Bowl Theme
  • 01/23/15 - Unilever Puts Multi-Billion Dollar Media Account Into Review
  • 01/23/15 - AT&T Chief Says DIRECTV's Brand Name Could Be Jettisoned
  • 01/23/15 - Nationwide Releases Teaser For "Invisible" Super Bowl Spot
  • 01/23/15 - Squarespace, Turbo Tax Hope for Super Second Runs 
  • 01/22/15 - Jon Bridges Named Chick-fil-A's Top Marketer
  • 01/22/15 - Super Bowl Loaded With First-Time Advertisers; Most since 2000
  • 01/22/15 - Google Planning Wireless Service Offering
  • 01/22/15 - YouTube Competitor Vessel Goes Live
  • 01/22/15 - NBC to Post Super Bowl Ads on Tumblr Following the Game    

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