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Photos (Top Row from Left) CeeLo Green; MIW Honoree Diane Sutter; Former CNN Personality Piers Morgan; Raycom's Paul LcTear; Taylor Swift; TV Celebrity Joan Rivers; TNT's Michael Wright; ABC's Diane Sawyer; Scott Shannon;  Bottom Row (left to right) ; Bob & Tom;


  • 09/02/14 - CeeLo Green Reality Show Cancelled As Backlash over Rape - Twitter Comments Grow
  • 09/02/14 -  MIW To Honor Diane Sutter With Trailblazer Award At Radio Show
  • 09/02/14 - Piers Morgan and CNN Part Ways As Contract Expires
  • 09/02/14 - Unions Flex Muscles As Midterm Elections Only 2 Months Away
  • 09/02/14 - Next Radio Promises Major Upgrade News at Next Week's Fall Radio Show
  • 09/02/14 - Entravision Raises Over $2 Million For Children's Miracles Network Hospitals
  • 09/02/14 - 50 Raycom Stations Go Dark on DirecTV Over Retrans Talks
  • 09/02/14 - NAB Brings Court Challenge to Incentive Auction Rules
  • 09/02/14 - CRTC Publishes Citizen's 5-Minute-Guide to Participating; We Have The Link!
  • 09/02/14 - Taylor Swift Signs On as Consultrant for "The Voice"
  • 09/02/14 - Snyder's WWXX-FM License Challenged Over "Redskins"
  • 09/01/14 - CRTC Requires Canadian Broadcasters To Relay Emergency Alert Messages
  • 08/29/14 - FCC Announces Annual Regulatory Fees Deadline Is Tues., Sept. 23rd
  • 08/29/14 - Michigan Broadcasters Present 2014 Awards & Honors
  • 08/29/14 - Joan Rivers In Medically-Induced Coma Following Cardiac Arrest
  • 08/29/14 - NAB Supports Online Political Files For Cable & Satellite; But Not Radio (Yet)
  • 08/29/14 - CBS Radio Rejects Local Choice Ads From TV Alliance
  • 08/29/14 - TNT-TBS Program Head Michael Wright To Depart
  • Many more in the Radio-TV Headlines Section, including Links to full source articles

TDGA Traffic Digest  Traffic Professionals Daily 

Traffic Gains Its Positioning In The "Business Trinity" of Broadcasting

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September Broadcaster Conferences, Conventions and Meetings

  • 09/03/14 - North Dakota Broadcasters Association - NDBA 2014 Fall Conference - 8a.m. - 3:00p.m. at Radisson, Bismarck, ND
  • 09/10/14 - NAB/RAB Fall Radio Show (Three Days - Sept. 10-12) , Indianapolis IN
  • 09/16/14 - The Montana Broadcasters Association Sales Clinics and Manning Society Inductions - Holiday Inn Grand, Billings
  • 09/16/14 - New Mexico Broadcasters Radio Sales Clinic - Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM, The Conservatory at the Plaza Hotel.
  • 09/17/14 - The Montana Broadcasters Association Sales Clinics and Manning Society Inductions - Shoot the Moon, Great Falls
  • 09/18/14 - NAB Small Market Television Exchange, (Three Days; September 18 – 20) San Antonio, Texas
  • 09/18/14 - Arizona Broadcasters Career Fair - Tucson - 10:00AM - 1:00 PM Pima Community College – Downtown
  • 09/18/14 - The Montana Broadcasters Association Sales Clinics and Manning Society Inductions -  Hilton Garden Inn, Missoula
  • 09/23/14 - New Mexico Broadcasters Radio Sales Clinic - at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Roswell, NM – (Chaves II room)
  • 09/25/14 - Rhode Island Broadcasters Association 14th Annual Golf Tournament - Sakonnet Golf Club 79 Sakonnet Point
  • 09/26/14 - Maine Association of Broadcasters (Two Days) September 26 & 27) - MAB Convention will be held at the Fireside Inn in Portland.
  • 09/29/14 - Colorado Broadcaster’s Ascertainment Meeting (Denver) 8am - 12:00 pm, at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, 4695 S Monaco St., Denver, CO
  • 09/30/14 - New Mexico Broadcasters Radio Sales Clinic - at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. San Rafael A room

Traffic Digest Headlines - Details for Members

  • 08/29/14 - Rosie Redmond Joins RadioTraffic.com's Expanding Software Support Team
  • 08/29/14 - Natural Log 9 Ready For Release Next Week; New Features Outlined for Members
  • 08/28/14 - Another Day To Celebrate For Traffic & Sales - Today is the 92nd Anniversary of The First Radio Commercial Spot
  • 08/28/14 - TDGA Releases 4 More State Salary & Stats Breakouts, Including OK, OR, PA & RI
  • 08/28/14 - Imagine Communications Unveils "Playout in the Cloud" Solution for Master Control, VersioCloud
  • 08/28/14 - Joan Lloyd Pens An Empowerment Article For Traffic Professionals
  • 08/28/14 - Job Stress Increases With Unpredictable Hours
  • 08/25/14 - Cathy Ives Announces Oct. Retirement from New England Public Radio
  • 08/22/14 - FCC Enforcement Monitor Added to Traffic Digest for Traffic Personel

Attention Traffic! Here Are Important Dates Regarding Political Windows

CURRENTLY OPEN: Primary Political Windows are currently open in Delaware (Closes 09/09), Massachusetts (Closes 09/09)New Hampshire (Closes 09/09) and Rhode Island (Closes 09/09).

All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows Open Friday, September 5 and Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Business Brief Headlines Impacting Radio-TV -

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

  • 09/02/14 - Political Ad Spending Faces Challenges Despite Looser Spending Rules
  • 09/02/14 - SBE & NAB to Offer Satellite Uplink Operators Training Workshop 
  • 08/28/14 - Rogers & Shaw Announce New Streaming Service in Canada
  • 08/28/14 - California Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal on Movie, TV Tax Credit
  • 08/27/14 - MagnaGlobal Says Advertising Looks Strong for 2015, But Sees Slight Decline in Remainder of 2014
  • 08/27/14 - Oklahoma Public TV Feels State Funding Cutback
  • 08/26/14 - AT&T Clears Path For Possible October Acquisition of DIRECTV 

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access


  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (fourth of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in California
  • Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Anncts. (4th of four pre-filing announcements) Comm. and Non-comm Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in AK, HI, OR, WA, AS, Gus,, the Mariana Islands and Saipan



CURRENTLY OPEN: Primary Political Windows are currently open in Delaware (Closes 09/09), Massachusetts (Closes 09/09)New Hampshire (Closes 09/09) and Rhode Island (Closes 09/09).

All States & Territories: General Election Political Windows Open Friday, September 5 and Close Tuesday, November 4, 2014

From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

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


  • 09/02/14 - Ad & PR Industry Veteran Paula Herman Passes Away
  • 09/02/14 - Accounts on the Move for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
    • Amerland and St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company / ADG Creative
    • Couche-Tard / PALM + HAVAS
    • Pavay Organics / Martin Williams Advertising
    • Cascadian Farm / Solve
    • ConnectVIEW / Burkhead Brand Group 
  • 09/02/14 - Hershey Reveals New Corporate Logo, Brand Visuals
  • 09/02/14 - Mobile Ads, iBeacon Are Poised to Improve With iPhone 6
  • 09/02/14 - More Brands See Awareness-Raisng As Their Calling 
  • 09/02/14 - Snickers Gets A Hungry Johnny Manziel to JamBoogie 
  • 09/02/14 - GSD&M To Handle Creative For Hampton Inn 
  • 09/02/14 - Apple Tightens Ad Policy For Mobile Apps 

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