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Photos (from left): KOKC vs. Tornado, Tornado Wins; New KBA Board Members Chris Mossman, WKYT, Lexington; and Brad Odil, WBKO, Bowling Green; NJBA Pres. Paul Rotella Announces 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees; Richard Swetits to receive NJBA Lifetime Achievement Award; Saga Group PD Steve Goldstein Transitioins to Consultant;  Five Decades On The Air- John Willoughby of Birmingham Dies at age 80;  Mel Karmazin to be presented Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award;  Dr. George Fishbeck, KABC-TV Weatherman for decades, dies at 92; ABBY Awards Awarded in Birmingham by ABA       

  • 03/27/15 - Kentucky Adds KBA Board of Directors from Lexington & Bowling Green
  • 03/27/15 - Senate Approves GOP Non-Binding Budget; Then takes Spring Recess
    • Will Try to compromise key points with House in Mid-April After Smoke Clears
  • 03//27/15 - NJBA Hall of Fame Names 2015 Inductees;
    • Richard Swetits To Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 03/27/15 - Virginia Governor McAuliffe Puts Radio Show To Use; He Vetoes six bills on-air
  • 03/27/15 - Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson To Host Daytime Emmys on April 24th
  • 03/26/15 - After 28 Years at Saga, Steve Goldstein Transitions from Group PD to Consultant
  • 03/26/15 - Television Broadcasters Could Be Stuck For $1B in Unfunded Repacking Costs
  • 03/26/15 - Birmingham's John Willoughby After 5 Decades On The Air, Dies at 80
  • 03/26/15 - NAB Show Presents 'Cocktails and Conversation' with Mel Karmazin April 14th
  • 03/26/15 - Canadian Advertising Standards Report 2014 Ad Complaints on Canadian Airwaves
  • 03/26/15 - Massachusetts Broadcasters Assn. Sets Job Fair April 22nd at Emerson College
  • 03/26/15 - Dr. George, TV Weatherman for Decades in L.A. Dies at 92
  • 03/26/15 - Tornado Alley Bowls a Strike on KOKC Tower; They Move to Sister Station
  • 03/26/15 - Confirmed: Downton Abbey Ends at Season 6
  • Held Over - And The Alabama Broadcaster's ABBY Awards Go To...

Traffic Professional's Digest



Photo's (from left): SDS Symphony President Dave Cole to Demo the SDS Symphony at Suite in the Palazzo; RadioTraffic.com's Dave Scott Reveals Traffic Upgrades for NAB Show;Beasley Media Group's Jamillah Muhammad; Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications spotlighted in NetNewsCheck In-Depth Interview; Crist Myers, CEO of Myers Software announces new ProTrack Platform;

  • 03/27/15 - SDS Symphony Plans Hospitality Suite for NAB at the Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas
  • 03/26/15 - RadioTraffic.com Puts Spotlight on Its Software, Windows 10 (and You)
  • 03/26/15 - Supreme Court Overturns Dismissal of Anti-Pregnancy Bias Case
  • 03/26/15 - New At NAB Exhibits? 600 Booths From Outside U.S. & Canadian & Chinese Pavillions
  • 03/25/15 - Gravity Software (Gravity) Adds Time and Billing Capabilities
  • 03/25/15 - Internship Season Arrives - TDGA Classified Policy: Unpaid Positions, No Listings
  • 03/24/15 - Complaint? NBC Nightly News Gets Better Numbers By Adding Overnight Re-Broadcasts
  • 03/24/15 - Spending Time on Income Tax Returns? Traffic might Consider these Deductions
  • 03/24/15 - Jamillah Muhammad Becomes New Ops Director at Beasley Group in Charlotte
  • 03/23/15 - Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Comm., Featured In-Depth NetNewsCheck Interview
  • 03/23/15 - ProTrack Product Updated With Product & Staff Expansions at Myers 

TDGA Broadcast Business Briefs

  • 03/27/15 - Radio Now Part of New CDC Initiative About Smoking & E-Cigarettes
  • 03/25/15 - As Congress Votes on Dumping It (Again); Experts Say It's Great for Broadcast Revenues
  • 03/25/15 - Despite Tales of Woe; Radio Readied To Overtake Magazine on Revenue Scorecards
  • 03/24/15 - Robinson Promoted to President of iHeartMedia Ventures
  • 03/20/15 - Meredith & Katz Broadcasting Announce Multi-Network Distribution Deal
  • 03/20/15 - Radio One Takes First Steps Toward Buying Out Comcast Portion of TV One

TDGA Legal Advisories

What To Do When Your Station (Or Providers) Have Been Hacked?  (Your Medical Health Plan Provider, For Example)


FCC Asks for Comment by April 13th on Radio Broadcasters Proposal for Moving Online Some Sponsorship Identifications


FCC Renews Television Station Licenses after Challenges on the Educational Nature of Children’s Programming – With a Warning to Other Broadcasters


July 1, 2015: California Sick Time Law: Beyond the Basics


  • Filing Deadline for Annual ASCAP & BMI Reporting Forms
  • FCC Recordkeeping Compliance Certification Must Be Made by Today
  • H-1B Filing Deadline - Employers should file H-1B petitions on April 1, 2015 for the fiscal year commencing Oct.1, 2015.
  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (fifth of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in New Jersey and New York
  • License Renewal Applications (FCC Form 303-S) and EEO Program Reports (FCC Form 396) must be filed Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations, TVTranslators, and LPTV Stations in Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Announcements (first of the required six post-filing announcements) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Annual EEO Public File Reports must be placed in stations’ public inspection files Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas that are part of an Employment Unit with 5 or more full-time employees
  • Biennial Ownership Reports (FCC Form 323-E) must be filed and placed in stations’ public inspection files Noncommercial Television Stations in Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,Pennsylvania, and Tennessee; Noncommercial AM and FM Radio Stations in Texas
  • April 2, 2015 - Begin charging Lowest Unit Rates to political candidates who are running in primary elections to be held on May 19, 2015 Commercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations and AM and FM Radio Stations that sell time to candidates for Federal, state, and local races to be decided by any May 19th primary election A primary election is being held in Kentucky on May 19, 2015


From The Corner of Advertising & Agency

  • 03/27/15 - Pepsi Bumps Diet Coke to Number 3 in US Soda Market 
  • 03/27/15 - Arm & Hammer Features Martha Stewart Rapping About Baking Soda 
  • 03/27/15 - Twitter's Periscope Worthy Challenger to Meerkat Says Review 
  • 03/27/15 - Tecate Used Facebook Program To Reach 93% of Target Audience
  • 03/26/15 - Agencies Wary of Cost Cuts As A Result of Kraft-Heinz Merger 
  • 03/26/15 - 72andSunny Was Behind Carl Jr. El Diablo Burger 
  • 03/26/15 - PNC Bank Imagines a Lavish Wedding to Promote Financial Guidance 
  • 03/26/15 - Victors & Spoils, EVB Demonstrates how Agencies Can Work Together 
  • 03/26/15 - CP+B Won't Defend as MetLife Launches Creative Review
  • 03/26/15 - Publicis Groupe Creates An Open Source Global Media Network 

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