Archive | August, 2006

DirecTV-DishNetwork Spectrum Deal Fails. What Does that Mean for a Merger?

On the Aug. 4 edition of the radioshow I reported on a deal between the nation’s only two direct-broadcast satellite TV providers to cooperatively bid on wireless spectrum during the FCC’s auction. Now that deal is off , with the two companies pulling out of the auction, probably because the prices got too rich for […]

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Quad Cities Pirates Fined Up the Ying-Yang. Is that the Price of Publicity?

John at DIYmedia.net has the dirt on the pirates behind Power 103.3 in Bettendorf, Iowa: Matthew Britcher, self-proclaimed “promotions director” of the commercial-format station, is being asked to pay $17,000 for running the station and refusing an FCC agent’s request to inspect it. Jason Duncan, quoted in local media as a “co-owner,” received a $10,000 […]

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mediageek radioshow news headline: CONSOLIDATION AFFECTS RADIO JOBS TOO

All this year on the mediageek blog and radioshow I’ve been covering proposed changes to telelcommunications law and policy that have been roughly lumped together as the Telecom Act of 2006. But we’re still feeling the effects of the last major revision of our telecommunications and media environment that happened with the Telecommunications Act of […]

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One Woman’s Film Preservation Journey

Yesterday was Home Movie Day where people attended events all over the country to view old home movies, and have their own films evaluated for damage and to learn about restoration. As local home movie enthusiast Jimi Jones put it to me on Friday’s radioshow, film is one of the best preservation media because you […]

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