November 14, 2012 |
Bill O'Reilly can breathe a little easier. Last week while speaking about the reelection of President Obama, the Fox News commentator said, "The white establishment is now the minority. " But when it comes to who owns the nation's TV and radio stations, whites -- and white males in particular -- are still the majority. The Federal Communications Commission just released its report on the ownership of commercial broadcast stations which reveals that as of 2011, whites own 69.4% of the nation's 1,348 television stations.
September 12, 2013 |
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest record label, have entered a partnership that will let Warner promote music through the radio giant and take in revenue from terrestrial radio. The companies said Thursday that Warner will share in revenue from all of Clear Channel's platforms, including its 850 traditional radio stations and its Internet music service iHeartRadio . Financial details were not disclosed. Traditional AM and FM radio stations currently are not required to pay performance royalties, and record labels, including Warner, and artists are pushing for the U.S. government to establish a performance right that would allow labels and artists to make money from plays of songs on AM and FM stations.
March 27, 2010 |
When they come together Sunday afternoon at KPFK's studios in North Hollywood, volunteers and staff of the radio station will be celebrating the end of their winter pledge drive. Imagine the event like a gathering for a terribly ill friend. The patient has been removed from life support and will probably live on, but the prognosis for a fully functional life is far from certain. The gloomy analogy comes to mind after a pledge drive extreme -- even in KPFK's far-out history -- for its great length and its embrace of the conspiracy-addled fringe.
November 30, 2012 |
The jockeying has begun on Capitol Hill over congressional legislation known as the Internet Radio Fairness Act, or IRFA (HR 6480 and S3609), with many musicians, record companies and performing rights organizations lining up in opposition to the bills that are supported by Internet radio operators and other big tech companies such as Google. Wednesday's first day of hearings included testimony from producer-songwriter Jimmy Jam, SoundExchange president Michael Huppe, Hubbard Radio President and CEO Bruce Reese, Venrock investment partner (and former eMusic chief)
August 8, 2009 |
HD Radio, introduced amid much hype in 2004 as a way to digitally improve the sound of FM and AM stations, has never much caught the ears of U.S. radio listeners. Special receivers -- most of which are relatively expensive, tabletop models -- have to be bought to pick up the HD Radio signals. And the sound improvement, while noticeable, is not all that startling on FM. "For most people, FM is quite sufficient," said Richard Robinson, an analyst at research firm iSuppli Corp.
August 11, 1987 |
An administrative law judge at the Federal Communications Commission today denied renewal of RKO General Inc.'s licenses for 14 radio and television stations, including three in Los Angeles, saying the company's dishonesty is unprecedented for a broadcaster. "No case ever before decided by this commission presents dishonesty comparable to RKO's," Judge Edward J. Kuhlmann wrote in a 75-page decision.