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The TV spectrum reallocation in the United States could bring challenges for FM radio stations that share tower space with TV stations being reassigned. The transition plan will take time to unfold since the Federal Communications Commission has not set any final deadlines for new channel assignments, but observers say…

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016
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The one-month anniversary of the retransmission-consent dispute between Tribune Media and Dish Network passed with little fanfare last week. And though both sides claim they are still negotiating toward a settlement, some analysts believe that the end to the spat will be more a question of endurance than of compromise.…

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Changes in the San Luis Obispo County radio scene continue as plans are underway to move the local broadcast of K-LOVE, contemporary Christian music, to KSLY-FM 96.1 from its current station KLVH-FM 88.5 in about two months. Nonprofit Educational Media Foundation, which governs K-LOVE, is acquiring KSLY-FM 96.1 from El…

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Netflix and CBS Studios International announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new "Star Trek" television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of "Star Trek" in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of…

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The United Kingdom’s broadcast regulator (Ofcom) has authorized six more community radio licenses, all in southeast England. The radio project that will serve the Brighton area seems especially interesting. It calls itself Platform B. I quote from the group’s Facebook page: “Working like a pirate station, Platform B will challenge…

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A new digital sports radio station with exclusive English Premier League (EPL) rights in Australia will go to air later this week. Eon Sports Radio, launched by Glenn Wheatley and John Wall, will become Australia's first national 24/7 sports radio station. It has exclusive audio broadcasting rights of the EPL…

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It should be easy enough to remember. At 9:43 a.m. tomorrow, set the dial on the radio to 94.3 FM. From the speakers will come a set of voices that you don't normally hear on the radio: your neighbors. Takoma Radio launches tomorrow with promises of inclusivity and a wide…

Friday, Jul 15, 2016
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After several years of anemic results for the annual advanced TV ad selling season known as the “upfronts,” broadcast networks are poised to have a positive outcome this year. Overall prime-time ad spending commitments for broadcast TV are expected to be up 4.7% to $8.75 billion this year, according to…

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Over last weekend, television was full of "news" fueled with live cell phone video. The idea from many of the talking heads was that "our culture" is rapidly changing thanks to cell phone capabilities. Meanwhile, in Belle Fourche and our surrounding Tri-State area, much of that discussion was irrelevant. For…

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The Federal Communications Commission took action Thursday to spur on the development of faster 5G mobile wireless networks and the transition from traditional landline phone systems. With a 5-0 vote the commission designated a large block of spectrum for next-generation wireless broadband services, as well as fixed networks that could…