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11 Things Jocks should Ban from Celebrity Interviews

This year I have heard MANY radio interviews with various R&B Singers, Rappers and others. Quite often the same mistakes are made across the board at MANY stations by various jocks and it’s easy to see how a listener can…


FCC Boasts New Minority Broadcast Ownerships

Making Good on the Promise of Independent Minority Ownership of Television Stations by: Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Increasing minority ownership of television broadcast stations has been an often-stated, but elusive goal. While there is widespread agreement on…

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iHeartMedia Morning Host Arrested for Child Pornography

An iHeartMedia morning host was arrested over the weekend for Child Pornography charges. Instagram reported the crime when they realized a customer in Anchorage had uploaded 13 images depicting child sexual exploitation. James LaPlante, on-air name, “Jimmy O’Brien” from Country station KASH…


Sirius Ordered to pay 3.8 Million for Misleading Billing Practices

AG Gansler Secures $3.8 Million Settlement with Sirius XM Radio Satellite radio company will provide restitution to consumers who experienced problems canceling service Baltimore, MD (Dec. 4, 2014) – Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection…


Radio puts U.S. consumers in the holiday spirit

Sleigh bells might be ringing, but what really gets U.S. consumers in the holiday spirit is, literally, the sound of music! According to a recent Nielsen survey, nearly half of all respondents (49.5%) said hearing holiday music on the radio…

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5 Days to Raise, Helping Industry People in Need

Many of you know I have a tradition each year of sending debit cards to people in need who once worked in the industry and may have fallen on hard times. I try to do this in time for Christmas….


KEVSUM: Classic Hip Hop, Good or Bad Idea?

Something New? Hallelue! I cannot tell you how many people have asked my opinion about the Classic Hip Hop format. Programmers, DJs, phone calls, DJs, Label reps, emails and more. This is what I think. I think urban is OVERDUE for…


Industry Vet Shawn Norman has Passed

Radio Facts is sad to report Shawn Norman has died suddenly. She was an industry vet that worked for Sony Music in Promotions.  No word on what happened but her birthday was tomorrow. Unconfirmed reports indicate she was shot.  UPDATE: Shawn was…