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Photos (from Left); Bob McLean; FCC's Chair Thomas Wheeler; George Stephanopoulos; Randy Walters; Sports 105.1; Jerry Johnson, NRB Pres.; Florida 19th GOP Primary Winner Curt Clawson; Chief Justice John Roberts; Former FCC Chair Newton Minow; David Burke;     

  • 04/24/14 - Canadian & US TV Host Bob McLean Dies; He was 81
  • 04/24/14 - FCC's Wheeler Poo-Poos Rumors of Net Neutrality Changes; But Perception is Reality
  • 04/24/14 - Sidebar to Above: Perception Bumps Reality As FCC Claims Don't Match Actions
  • 04/24/14 - KBA Offers Members Dale Carnegie 8-Wk Training Course in Lexington
  • 04/24/14 - Debt In The Shadows of Clear Channel's 2st Quarter Report of Flat to 2% Revenue
  • 04/24/14 - SPECIAL REPORT: Canada's CRTC Releases 3-Year Plan
  • 04/24/14 - FDA Issues First Rules on E-Cigs; Does NOT Ban TV Ads
  • 04/24/14 - George Stephanopoulos Renews Contract with ABC
  • 04/23/14 - Eastern KY Broadcaster Randy Walters; Dead at 63
  • 04/23/14 - Bachelorette Contestant Dies in Paragliding Accident
  • 04/23/14 - Detroit Pistons Move to 105.1 Sports Radio in 2015
  • 04/23/14 - NRB Changes Dates of its 2015 Media Convention
  • 04/23/14 - Charter May Be Close To Comcast Deal; Buy 1.5 m subscribers
  • 04/23/14 - Edward R. Murrow Regionals Announced; TDGA Has The Winners
  • 04/22/14 - WRC Launches a New Service in 1400+ DC Taxicabs
  • 04/22/14 - NBC & Clear Channel Reveal May 1st  iHeart Awards Show Content
  • 04/22/14 - Michigan Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
  • 04/22/14 - Newton Minow Petitions FCC To Do Its Job on Political Ad Sponsors
  • 04/22/14 - Clear Unveils New iHeart Radio Ad Network(s)
  • 04/22/14 - More on The Supreme Court / Aereo / TV Broadcasters Testimony
  • 04/22/14 - Aereo & TV Broadcasters Have Their Hour Before The Supreme Court
  • 04/22/14 - Clawson wins District 19 Republican Congressional 4-Way Primary
  • 04/22/14 - Colbert Visits Letterman Show, Which Becomes His n 2015
  • and... many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

TDGA Traffic Digest

Traffic Professionals Daily Headlines -  CLICK HERE To Access Headlines

  • 04/24/14 - College Grads Will Find Better Job Opportunities; But Not in Traffic/Revenue Management Area
  • 04/22/14 - NRG Media Signs for Marketron’s “Triple Play” Offering
  • 04/22/14 - Gray Television Forges New Digital Media Partnership with Matrix Solutions
  • 04/22/14 - Kurt Hanson May Have "The Cure" For Radio's Clutter
  • 04/21/14 - Secretary? You Mean Administrative Professional, Don't You?
  • 04/17/14 - Imagine Communications (Landmark OSI, Novar, Etc.) Announces User Conf. in Orlando for June 16th thru 18th
  • 04/17/14 - Marketron Issues Agenda for its Users Symposium in Chicago on June 16th-19th in Chicago
  • 04/17/14 - New ROE Software Aims at Increasng "Returns on Email" Conversions
  • 04/16/14 - Program Consultant Jaye Albright Joins "Undecideds" Over Spotload in Spot Sets

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

  • CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia,
  • 04/26/14 - Political Windows Open For Primary Elections in Nevada, North Dakota, Maine, South Carolina and Virginia - Requres LUC/LUR being available for Political Use Announcements by Candidates Only (Primary Election Date is June 10th)
  • 05/10/14 - Political Windows Open for Primary Elections in Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Utah  - Requres LUC/LUR being available for Political Use Announcements by Candidates Only (Primary Election Date is June 24th)

Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV - Members Can Click on the Icon to Access The Latest Executive Summaries

  • 04/24/14 -  CC Media Holdings, Inc. Reports Results for 2014 First Quarter; Self-Described as Flat
  • 04/24/14 - Fandango Buys Movieclips.com and Its YouTube Network Files
  • 04/23/14 - Gannett Same-Station TV Revenue Up 19.6%
  • 04/23/14 - Android Overtakes iOS in Ad Traffic
  • 04/23/14 - Bustell Named Hubbard's VP/Market Research
  • 04/23/14 - Maisano Joins Clear Channel To Run Greensboro
  • 04/23/14 - HBO Makes Excklusive Deal With Amazon Prime for Select HBO Programming
  • 04/23/14 - 1st Qtr. Revenues Up 7.1% Says Matrix Report, Led by Auto
  • 04/23/14 - Harrington Named GSM At WPLM, Plymouth MA
  • 04/22/14 - Lynn Chambers Gets Nod as Marketing Director for Corus TV
  • 04/22/14 - Comcast Beats Expectations With Help From Sochi Games
  • 04/22/14 - NetFlix To Raise Rates by as Much as 25%
  • 04/22/14 - Gray Television Forges New Digital Media Partnership with Matrix Solutions


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Closed Captioning Quality Standards Go Into Effect April 30, 2014



Reminders From The TDGA Traffic, Continuity, Bookkeeping & Business Managers Calendar.

  • CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and West Virginia,
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014
    • Nevada Broadcasters Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Las Vegas National Golf Club; 12:30pm Shotgun Start; $125 per Player
  • Friday, April 25, 2014
    • IRS: Deposit payroll tax for payments on Apr 19-22 if the semiweekly deposit rule applies.
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014
    • Political Window Open – for Arkansas Runoff (if needed), Maine Primary (tentative date), North Dakota Primary, Nevada Primary, South Carolina Primary and Virginia Primary.

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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

  • 04/24/14 - Ronald McDonald Gets A Makeover for Social Media Debut 
  • 04/24/14 - P&G Will Slash Marketing To Shore Up Its Bottom Line
  • 04/24/14 - Stouffer's Campaign Says Its Meals Put You "In The Moment"
  • 04/24/14 - Taco Bell Concept Store Targets Fas--Casual Fans 
  • 04/24/14 - Dr. Pepper Snapple Group To Cut Marketing by $30 Million04/23/14 - A&W Courts Millennials With 304-Character Hashtag -
  • 04/23/14 - WPP Platform Will Sync Ads Across TVs & Mobile Devices
  • 04/23/14 - BBDO-Created Spots Launch AT&T Brand Campaign 
  • 04/23/14 - McDonald's Plans More Ads For Its Breakfast Offerings
  • 04/22/14 - L'Oreal Joins Skin Cancer Fight With Eva Longoria PSA
  • 04/22/14 - Wal-Mart's Umang Shaw To Lead Digital at Campbell's Soup
  • 04/22/14 - JWT Canada Creates 4-Month Campaign for Mazda on Instagram
  • 04/22/14 - TV Reported to be 63% of Q1 Spend For Agency Holding Companies
  • 04/22/14 - Burt's Bees Creates Promos For Consumer Digital Calendars
  • 04/22/14 - KFC Uses TV, Social Media for Double Down Relaunch
  • 04/22/14 - Caterpillar Stages Giant Game of Jenga   

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

Here's The TDGA Members Download of the April, 2014 & May, 2014 Traffic-Bookkeeping-Business Manager's Calendar - Whether it's to jog your memory of logging renewal filing announcements, IRS activities, updating the Public Information File, beginning and endung dates for both Standard and Broadcast Calendar days, Holidays, special meetings or activities State Broadcaster Associations have told us about-- we keep you "in front of" of the dates and times with a Calendar designed specifically for the "Back Office" staffers. Current Members also receive this viewable & downloadable PDF via email about two-weeks ahead of its "next month" listings.

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

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