Communication

  1. FCC Bolsters Children's TV Requirements

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. television broadcasters that decide to offer more programming on over-the-air digital channels will also have to add shows geared toward children, U.S. regulators ruled Sept. 9. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. television broadcasters that ...

  2. NAB Gets New General Counsel

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jane Mago, chief of the FCC office of strategic planning and policy analysis, will join the National Assn. of Broadcasters as general counsel on Oct. 4. Jane Mago, chief of the FCC office of strategic planning and policy analysis, will join the Na ...

  3. NAB Decries FCC's Mandatory Recording Rule

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require radio and TV stations to retain recordings of their programming has raised the ire of the National Assn. of Broadcaster NEW YORK -- The Federal Communications Co ...

  4. NAB Decries FCC's Mandatory Recording Rule

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters call measure overbroad, unfair. The Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to require radio and TV stations to retain recordings of their programming has raised the ire of the National Assn. of Broadcasters ...

  5. Tuned In: Radio

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  6. Tuned In: Radio

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a plan to prevent future violations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. Emmis Communications settles its indecency fines with the FCC and agrees to institute a p ...

  7. New Look for Entertainment Law Weekly

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Entertainment Law Weekly launches Aug. 17 with a new design, new features and a new editor. It includes The Fine Print, a new section covering legal and business strategies, important cases and judici Entertainment Law Weekly launches Aug. 17 with ...

  8. Artists Sound Alarm Over Digital Radio

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Com ...

  9. FCC Fines Infinity Over Aired Phone Call

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The FCC has imposed a forfeiture of $4,000 on Infinity Radio Operations. NEW YORK -- The FCC has imposed a forfeiture of $4,000 on Infinity Radio Operations. The Aug. 11 order indicates that Infinity station WBLK(FM) in Buffalo, N.Y., broadcast a ...

  10. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to re ...

  11. Emmis Agrees To Pay $300,000 For FCC Claims

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) forfeiture orders, investigations and complaints. NEW YORK -- Emmis Communications agreed to pay $300,000 to settle all pending Federal Commu ...

  12. Report: U.K. Embracing Digital Technologies

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British consumers are rapidly adopting digital services and formats, media regulator Ofcom concludes in its inaugural Communications Market study. British consumers are rapidly adopting digital services and formats, media regulator Ofcom concludes ...

  13. Report: U.K. Embracing Digital Technologies

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British consumers are rapidly adopting digital services and formats, media regulator Ofcom concludes in its inaugural Communications Market study. British consumers are rapidly adopting digital services and formats, media regulator Ofcom concludes ...

  14. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communicati ...

  15. FCC Seeks To Lift Stay On Ownership Limits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Says 'no sound reason' for hold on radio rules. U.S. communications regulators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its decision putting on hold new, tighter radio ownership limits, according to a copy of the petition obtaine ...

  16. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission ...

  17. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. Recording artists groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission ...

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT We've come a long way, baby. That slogan from a once-popular advertising campaign aptly describes the steady growth the Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference has achieved. We've come a long way, baby. Tha ...

  19. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. Groups ask FCC to seek public input at local level. News ...

  20. Media, Lawmakers Decry Consolidation

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) got an earful today (July 20) from media unions, federal lawmakers and radio, TV and newspaper staffers, who charge that media consolidation has disconnecte The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) go ...

  21. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 13 denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its licence for TORONTO -- Broadcasting regulator the Canadian ...

  22. Clear Channel Cutting Commercial Minutes

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Change effective in new year. The nation's largest radio station chain announced Monday that it will reduce the number of air minutes devoted to commercials. In a statement, San Antonio-based Clear Channel Communications said it intends the m ...

  23. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Controversial FCC decision reversed. A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial deregulation package that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed last year, handing a victory to public-interest groups that ...

  24. Court Tosses Media Deregulation Package

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal appeals court today (June 24) largely reversed a controversial <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000525510">deregulation package</A> A federal appeals court t ...

  25. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  26. FCC Launches TV-Violence Probe

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is launching an inquiry into the effect excessively violent broadcast TV programming has on children. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is l ...

  27. Cable Execs Decry FCC 'Censorship'

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continue cracking down on indecent programming, criticism from cable operators notwithstanding. NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter)--The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continu ...

  28. Rock Stars, Lawmakers Meet At FMC Summit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following a keynote speech Monday (May 3) by FCC commissioner Michael Copps, attendees at the second day of the Future of Music Policy Summit at George Washington University will hear from panelists r WASHINGTON, D.C.--Following a keynote speech M ...

  29. Broadcasters Rip Analog Shutoff Plan

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast industry is attacking a plan that would bring digital TV to America by 2009. That's when the government proposes to shut off the analog frequencies that TV stations now use. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The broadcast industr ...

  30. Industry Bodies Ask FCC To Change Ruling

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of 24 groups and individuals petitioned the Federal Communications Commission today (April 19) to reconsider its March ruling that Bono's use of an obscenity during the Golden Globes Award A coalition of 24 groups and individuals ...

  31. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Commun ...

  32. Clear Channel Trial Set For Aug.

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications will face the music Aug. 2, now that a federal judge has set the trial date in the antitrust case against the media giant. NEW YORK--Clear Channel Communications will face the music Aug. 2, now that a federal judge has ...

  33. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen, Activision study effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, Activision study effectiveness of advertising. News ...

  34. Promoter's Case Vs. Clear Channel To Go Forward

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Denver is allowing an independent concert promoter to proceed with an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Communications (CCC), after finding that the media giant had attempted to A federal judge in Denver is allowing an indepe ...

  35. Promoter's Case Vs. Clear Channel To Go Forward

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in Denver is allowing an independent concert promoter to proceed with an antitrust suit against Clear Channel Communications (CCC), after finding that the media giant had attempted to A federal judge in Denver is allowing an indepe ...

  36. NAB Code-Of-Conduct Draft On Tap

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduct in the next few months. WASHINGTON—Chances are good that the National Assn. of Broadcasters will attempt to forge a voluntary code of conduc ...

  37. FCC Reverses Ruling On Bono Comment

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Reversing an earlier ruling, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has concluded that a comment uttered by U2 singer Bono during the 2003 Golden Globe Awards show on NBC "violated the statutory Reversing an earlier ruling, the Federal C ...

  38. Congress Boosts Indecency Fines

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation last Thursday that directs the Federal Communications Commission to fine broadcasters up to $500,000 for airing smutty TV or radio WASHINGTON--The U.S. House of Representatives ...

  39. Legal Matters

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The new music landscape requires music lawyers to become more adept at dealing with advertisers as a way to develop an artist's career. The new music landscape requires music lawyers to become more adept at dealing with advertisers as a way t ...

  40. Senator Calls For 'Pay For Play' Probe

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday (March 9) calling on the the agency to begin a probe of Òpay for playÓ schemes at radio. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wisc., sent a letter to the Federal ...

  41. Senate Bill Would Let FCC Fine Artists

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) passed legislation that would give the Federal Communications Commission authority to fine recording artists or other figures up to $500,000 for knowingly The Senate Commerce Committee today (March 9) ...

  42. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Global workforce to be trimmed by 20%. Global workforce to be trimmed by 20%. News ...

  43. House Panel OKs Indecency-Fine Increase

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcast fines for indecency. The bill has been sent to the full House Commerce Committee for approval. A House panel today (Feb. 13) marked up a bill that would increase broadcas ...

  44. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. FCC commissioners called to Senate and House. News ...

  45. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

  46. FCC Proposes Fining Clear Channel

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) proposed today (Jan. 27) that Clear Channel Communications, Inc. be fined $755,000 for airing sexually explicit programming on a radio show carried by four o The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) pro ...

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