NERW 4/28/2014: Brian Dodge and the LPFM Window

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In this week’s issue… Dodge-related LPFMs draw protests – Catholic radio comes to NYC – Is “Now” getting “Amped”? – Four more years for Matty – PA’s Bud Brown retires By SCOTT FYBUSH *There are few broadcasters we’ve been writing about in this space for as long as Brian Dodge. Way back in the earliest […]

NERW 4/21/2014: The FCC Touches “Touch FM”

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In this week’s issue… FCC amps up pirate busts – NBC drops longtime affiliate – Bouloukos out at CBS NY – Lost 45s off the air? By SCOTT FYBUSH *Way back in January 2007, this column noted the inner-city Boston station calling itself “Touch 106″ and running without a license, writing, “Its operators claim they […]

NERW 4/14/2014: After NAB

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In this week’s issue… NAB Show wrap-up – CBC makes big cuts – WHN towers down – CRTC to station: “sell or die” – Norm Peters, RIP By SCOTT FYBUSH *Some NAB Shows bring with them big changes in the broadcasting industry’s outlook. Some come with exciting new technological developments. And some, like NAB Show […]

NERW 4/7/2014: Live from the NAB Show

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In this week’s issue…  End to TV JSAs: What next? – WUPE-FM rebuilds – Rowland out at WTIC – King out at VPT – LI’s WBZO flips – And read to the end for details on our big NAB Show Radio Gathering Tuesday night! By SCOTT FYBUSH LAS VEGAS – It wouldn’t be April without […]

NERW 3/31/2014: Towers Down in the Berkshires

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In this week’s issue… Towers collapse in western Mass. – Shannon gets a sidekick, loses a syndicator – Format surprise in Ottawa – RI Hall of Famers named – Plus: Baseball on the Radio – the Minor Leagues – And read to the end for details on our big NAB Show Radio Gathering next Tuesday […]

NERW 3/17/2014: Who Says Students Don’t Love Radio?

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In this week’s issue… Cornell’s WVBR dedicates new studios – Salk out at WEEI – Noncomm group challenges MA station to share time – New Upper Valley AAA – Frequency change in NYC? By SCOTT FYBUSH *It’s easy to be down on radio these days. Voicetracking here, layoffs there, competition from streaming audio all over […]

NERW 3/10/2014: Six Decades Later, Buckley Departs

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In this week’s issue… Buckley exits Hartford – Ottawa’s “Bear” hibernates – Vermont FM seeks state-line hop – Mets add LI signals – Hot 97 on TV? By SCOTT FYBUSH *When Richard D. Buckley joined with John Jaeger in late June 1957 to pay $830,000 for WHIM (1110) in Providence, who could have imagined that […]