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From The Men & Women of TDGA The Traffic Director's Guild of America

Enjoy your well deserved Day off on Labor Day and/or Labour Day, September 1st

Radio-TV Industry Headlines (Members Can Click Here For Mini-Summaries and/or links to Source Articles)





Photos (Top Row from Left) FCC Regulatory Fees Due Sept. 23rd- No Checks!;  TV Celebrity Joan Rivers; TNT's Michael Wright; ABC's Diane Sawyer; NY1 Anchor Roma Torre; HD Radio Missing From New Chevys?; Fox News Bill O'Reilly; NBC News President Deborah Turness; (Bottom Row Photos, From Left): Scott Shannon;  Bob & Tom;

  • 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
  • 08/28/14 - NASBA Opposes "Local Choice" TV/Cable Proposal
    • SIDEBAR: 08/28/14 - ATVA Launches Pro Local Choice Ad Campaign
  • 08/28/14 - Diane Sawyer Quietly Says Goodbye to World News Audience
  • 08/27/14 - NY1 Anchor Roma Torre Takes Leave of Absence; Announces Colon Cancer
  • 08/27/14 - NABEF Hangs Out Their Trainig Shingle For 4-Day Leadership Development Course
  • 08/27/14 - Sinclair Says Comcast Merger Approval Needs Retrans Rules Built-In
  • 08/27/14 - Bad News - Chevy "Snubs" HD Radio On Their Dashboards
  • 08/27/14 - Fox News Lays Claim To #2 Spot of All Cable TV Viewership
  • 08/27/14 - NBC News President Says Her News Dept. Has Been "Asleep for 15 Years:
  • 08/27/14 - Program Masters Session Addresses Talent, Mobile and Data At Fall Radio Show
  • 08/27/14 - CBS And Townsquare Media Form Michigan News Network
  • 08/27/14 - W.H.O. Calls For An END (Elec. Nicotine Delivery) Including Ad Bans on E-Cigs
  • 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

CLICK HERE To Access Headline Stories Listed Below

  • 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
  • 08/21/14 - Windows 7 Support Ends on January 13, 2015 - Get Ready For Windows 8.1
  • 08/20/14 - North Dakota and Ohio Salary & Statistic Breakouts Released
  • 08/20/14 - Radio Broadcasters Getting Ready To Meet Traffic Suppliers in Indianapolis September 10-11th

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

  • 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
  • 08/25/14 - CBS & Gray TV Sign Affiliation Deal For All 26 Stations
  • 08/25/14 - Borrell Study Says "Legacy" Media Leaves Pile Of Digital Dollars On The Table
  • 08/25/14 - Stacey Sedbrook Named VP of Strategic Sales Consulting for BIA Kelsey

Legal Advisories - Members Can Click For Full Menu Access


  • Airing of License Renewal Post-Filing Anncts. (3rd of the required 6 post-filing anncts.) Commercial and Noncommercial Full-Power and Class A Television Stations in California
  • Airing of License Renewal Pre-Filing Anncts. (3rd of four pre-filing announcements) Comm. and Non-comm Full-Power and Class A TV Stations in AK, HI, OR, WA, AS, Guam, 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


  • 08/29/14 - Nike Pairs Jordan With Federer For Tennis Shoe Magic 
  • 08/29/14 - The Logo-Free Future Arrives for Abercrombie 
  • 08/29/14 - ESPN College Football Spot Shows Diverse Fan Base 
  • 08/29/14 - Survey Reveals Changing Food-Buying Preferences
  • 08/28/14 - Taco Bell Promotes Cravings Menu In Hunt For Dollar Bills
  • 08/28/14 - Twitter Expands Agency-Training Courses, Analytics Dashboard
  • 08/28/14 - Study Shows Men & Women Perceive Brand Loyalty Differently  
  • 08/28/14 - McDonald's Builds on NFL Partnership With a Mobile Focus - 

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