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Photos (from Left): Judge Rules Clipper Sale May Proceed; Clear's New SVP of Programming Maynard; LA Area Emmy News Winners; Jimmy Rane to Be ABA's Citizen of Year; Entercom's David Field, Fox Sports' Erin Andrews, Suspended Without Pay's Kirk Minihane; Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); KY Governor Steve Beshear; KY Nat. Guard Major General Edward W. Tonini; Public Radio's Krista Tippett; WAMU's Diane Rehm; Madison Hodges; Robin Leach To Host Nevada Gala; Canadian Sportscaster Bill Stephenson- Dead at 85; Broadcast Atty. Michael Berg   

  • 07/28/24 - Court Rules Against Donald Sterling; Clippers Sale Allowed;
  • 07/28/14 - Post-Newsweek Stations New Name: Graham Media Group
  • 07/28/14 - FEMA IPAWS Targets 2015 For Next National EAS Test
  • 07/28/14 - CSPAN Moves To TV Channel Streaming
  • 07/28/14 - SoCal Broadcasters Issue White Paper on Radio Recall Vs. Social Media (Radio Wins)
  • 07/28/14 - NY Times Says Deluge of "Outside" Money Heading To Political for 1014
  • 07/28/14 - Clear Chanel Names Hubbard's Maynard as SVP of Programming
  • 07/27/14 - NBC4, KTLA5, KMEX Named Best News Programs at LA Area Emmys
  • 07/26/14 - ABA Names Five Honorees For August 15th-16th Conference in Hoover AL
  • 07/26/14 - Minihane Verbally Attack Andrews Again; Fox Pulls Ads This Time; David Field Yanks Minihane
  • 07/25/14 - Cong. Blackburn (R-TN) Could Use A Little Civility to Broadcasters Says TAB
  • 07/25/14 - Cong. Walden Says Bill Ensures FCC will Consider LPTV in Repacking Process
  • 07/25/14 - Governor-Guard-Walmart Launch KY Nat. Guard Memorial
  • 07/25/14 - Broadcasters Say Exclusivity Rules Help Boost Local Programming
  • 07/25/14 - Krista Tippett, Diane Rehm & 8 Others To Receive Natinal Humanities Award Monday
  • 07/25/14 - Former WEKU Station Manager & NPR Policy Director Madison Hodges Dies; He was 66
  • 07/24/14 - Nevada Broadcasters to Host 19th Annual Gala on August 9th
  • 07/24/14 - Canadian Sportscaster Bill Stephenson Dies at 85
  • 07/24/14 - Broadcast Communications Atty. Michael Berg Dies At 67
  • 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

Photos: (from left) : WideOrbit's Eric Mathewson; AdMeta's Alexander Edstrom; AdMeta CTO Ola Tiverman; Martin Kristiseter, VP Mobile Solutions at Marketron;  Heather Monahan, EVP of Sales for Beasley Broadcast Group; Charlie Voght, CEO Imagine Communications; ABA Executive Director Sharon Tinsley; Brenda Hetrick, Matrix Solutions;

  • 07/25/14 - iPhone 6 -- With, Most Likely, a Larger Screen -- Launch Approaching in September
  • 07/24/14 - Three More States Posted For Traffic Salary Breakouts; Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri
  • 07/23/14 - WideOrbit Acquires AdMeta programmatic sell-side platform Provider
  • 07/22/14 - Marketron Provides New Mobile Targeting Advertising Solution
  • 07/21/14 - Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications; Reflects At The One-Year Mark
  • 07/21/14 - eMarketer Study Shows Broadcasters Moving To Digtal To Promote TV Shows

Certification Quick Sampler: Commercial Television Online Public Inspection File Requirements

Do You Know The Differences Between Chief “Operator” and Chief “Engineer;” The Station “Operating” and “Program” Log?


Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington State and Wisconsin

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

  • 07/28/14 - IRS Issues Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit Rules
  • 07/24/14 - FCC Approves Sinclair/Allbritton Deal
  • 07/24/14 - Townsquare Media Now Is A Public Corporation
  • 07/24/13 - Gray Buys TV Stations In Flint & Toledo
  • 07/23/14 - Comcast Reports 2nd Quarter Financials- Cable & TV Up; NBCU Flat  


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Update for TV Stations On Requirements for Posting In Your Physical (and Online) Public File which became effective on July 1, 2014



  • August 1, 2014: License Renewal and Post-Filing License Renewal Announcement Reminder for TV Stations in California
  • August 1, 2014: License Renewal Applications (FCC Form 303-S) and EEO Program Reports (FCC Form 396) must be filed - FCC; Stations’ Public Inspection Files - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations, TV Translators, and LPTV Stations in California
  • August 1, 2014: Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (fifth of the required six postfiling announcements) - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A TelevisionStations in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • August 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 Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Mariana Islands, and Saipan
  • August 1, 2014: Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations’ public inspection files Stations’ Public Inspection File - Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations in California, Illinois, North Carolina, SouthCarolina, and Wisconsin


CURRENTLY OPEN: Political Windows are currently open in Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington State and Wisconsin

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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


  • 07/28/24 - Accounts on the Move for Monday, July 28, 2014
    • Transamerica - The Integer Group
    • Georgia-Pacific - Various Agencies
    • Lucky Brand - Zimmerman Advertising:
    • Keek - Giant Spoon
    • Sporting Kansas City- VML 
  • 07/28/14 - Ford Ad Lets Readers Park Cars With Their Minds
  • 07/28/14 - App Partnerships Open Up Loyalty Possibilities for CPGs
  • 07/28/14 - Taco Bell's Risky McDonald's Attack Ads Are Working 
  • 07/24/14 - Hershey’s and Reese’s are the Sweetest TV Spenders in the Candy Sector
  • 07/24/14 - McDonald's Announces 18-Month Plan To Refocus Its Brand 
  • 07/24/14 - Ryder Returns To Advertising After Nearly 20 Year Absence
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