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Radio World NewsBytes: Cromwell Creates More “Touch Points”; Beasley Offloads Carolina Stations

Radio World NewsBytes: Cromwell Creates More “Touch Points”; Beasley Offloads Carolina Stations

February 07
17:00 2017
Radio World NewsBytes
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TOP STORIES – 02/06/17
Cromwell Creates More “Touch Points”
“If we as licensees don’t try to think ahead, we’re never in a position to take advantage of those opportunities that the FCC offers.”
Beasley Offloads Carolina Stations
The Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville, N.C. cluster goes to CMG Coastal Carolina as part of shakeout from Greater Media deal.
NEWS & TECHNOLOGY
FCC: Reconsidering Noncom Ownership Rules Petitions
BUSINESS: Beasley Closes on Its Pricey Vegas FM Translator
WHUPS: Car Crash Takes Out Bakersfield AM
PEOPLE: Cumulus Makes Programming and Sales Appointments
WHO’s BUYING WHAT: TRT Chooses Nautel FM Transmitters
PRODUCT EVALUATION: The New Mod on the Block
AROUND THE INDUSTRY
Rep. Lamborn Introduces CPB/NPR Defunding Bill (Denver Post)
“American taxpayers do not want their hard-earned dollars funding superfluous government programs just because that is the way things have always been done.”
Empire State Building Sues Pacifica Over Unpaid Rent (Current)
WBAI(FM) allegedly owes $1.35 million in unpaid rent and fees.
WCCO Sports Announcer Ray Christensen Dies (Star Tribune)
Play-by-play announcer for University of Minnesota football and basketball for 50 years.
Long John’s “Tubby Tunes” (No Depression)
Mixing country music, an independent streak and LPFM.
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Feb. 15
Washington

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Feb. 16
Washington

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Feb. 20–24
Hoover, Ala.

NATE Unite 2017
Feb. 27–Mar. 2
Fort Worth, Texas

NRB 2017 International Christian Media Convention & Exposition
Feb. 27–Mar. 2
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Fla.

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