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  • Top 10 Most Insane & Mysterious Broadcast Interruptions

    07/11/2016 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/11/'16 | blameitonjorge
    Click on the link to watch this interesting video.
  • Mediaite Columnist Joe Concha Now Hosting Newsmax TV Primetime Show

    05/02/2015 10:26:13 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 1, 2015 | Staff
    In case you weren’t already aware: Mediaite contributing columnist Joe Concha has been hosting a brand-new show for Newsmax TV, called The Daily Wrap. This week we were pleased to hear that the show has been given a weeknight primetime slot of 7:00 p.m. ET. The show is a one-hour panel setting, featuring Concha–who has appeared many times as a pundit on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC and Fox Business– as the main host alongside a left-leaning co-host, Rick Ungar, a Democratic consultant and Sirius XM radio host. The pair are joined nightly by two other panelists, typically including attorney Heather...
  • Canadian Conservative-Leaning Sun News Network To Shutdown Tomorrow

    02/12/2015 8:20:24 PM PST · by Mozilla · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/12/15 | PG Veer
    Sun News Network, Canada’s only openly right-of-center news channel, will cease broadcasting early Friday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation revealed. Launched in 2011 by media mogul Pierre-Karl Péladeau, it had trouble attracting audiences. About 200 people will be without a job. Supporters of the channel complain that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the Canadian FCC) did not put it on par with other similar channels. But CTV News reports that the CRTC said that Sun News did not meet the criteria to be a “compulsory” channel in 2013. It stated in its refusal that “Sun News did not clearly...
  • Your porn is not Canadian enough, CRTC warns erotica channels

    03/06/2014 6:57:25 AM PST · by Loyalist · 71 replies
    National Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Tristin Hopper
    For failing to broadcast sufficient levels of Canadian-made pornography — and failing to close-caption said pornography properly — a trio of Toronto-based erotica channels has earned a reprimand from the Canadian Radio-television & Telecommunications Commission. Wednesday, the CRTC issued a broadcast notice saying AOV Adult Movie Channel, XXX Action Clips and the gay-oriented Maleflixxx were all failing to reach the required 35% threshold for Canadian content. Based on a 24-hour broadcast schedule, that translates to about 8.5 hours of Canadian erotica a day. The notice was issued as a result of Channel Zero’s efforts to renew licences for all three...
  • Why Did the FCC’s Plan to Invade Newsrooms Only Inspire ‘Conservative Outcry’?

    02/21/2014 11:59:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 21, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    “Proposed FCC study of news organizations sparks conservative outcry,” The Washington Post declared on Friday. The story revealed details of the backlash against a Federal Communications Commission plan to investigate the news-gathering and information dissemination practices of a variety of print and broadcast media outlets. The Post quickly amended that headline, as someone decided the study should have sparked a general “outcry,” even though it apparently did not –- at least, not in The Post’s newsroom. Still, some bright fellow at The Post noted that this latest encroachment by the federal government should be met with at least a perfunctory...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • Tokyo tower shows off breathtaking views (2,080 ft. tower)

    04/17/2012 8:08:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 78 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 17, 2012 | AP
    Journalists walk on the 450-meter (1,476 feet)-high observation deck of the Tokyo Sky Tree during a press preview in Tokyo Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The world's tallest freestanding broadcast structure that stands 634-meter (2,080 feet) will open to the public in May. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
  • Harold Camping Admits Sin, Announces End to Doomsday Predictions

    03/07/2012 7:54:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 49 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 3/6/12 | Lillian Kwon
    After numerous failed doomsday predictions, Family Radio founder Harold Camping announced this month that he has no plans to predict ever again the day of God's Judgment. He also issued an apology to listeners, admitting that he was wrong. "We have learned the very painful lesson that all of creation is in God's hands and He will end time in His time, not ours!" a statement on Family Radio's website reads. "We humbly recognize that God may not tell His people the date when Christ will return, any more than He tells anyone the date they will die physically." Camping,...
  • FCC Cracks Down on Religious Broadcasters...

    If a church broadcasts the word of God on TV without closed captions, it risks incurring the wrath of the FCC. Some 300 small- to medium-sized churches can expect letters from the commission within the next few days explaining why their closed captioning exemptions were lifted for TV shows like “Power in the Word” and “Producing Kingdom Citizens.” The FCC has been mailing the letters for the past few days to churches from Maine to California, explaining that the hundreds of exemptions are now rescinded and giving the programmers 90 days to reapply. The churches were granted FCC exemptions from...
  • Thom Hartmann Says Broadcasting 'Dumb' Quotes From Wall Street Protesters is 'Media Crime

    10/05/2011 6:43:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 10/5/11 | Jack Coleman
    Jack Coleman's picture And if you laughed at those remarks, you're a criminal too. Or at the very least, a thought criminal. Yes, you. Liberal radio host Thom Hartmann is peeved that media outlets such as Fox News and CNN are covering the so-called Occupy Wall Street movement and allegedly interviewing only the most "politically unsophisticated" protesters, after searching all of nanoseconds to find them. (audio after page break) Here's Hartmann complaining about this on his radio show yesterday after opening a segment with the all-too-apropo "Take the Money and Run" from paleo-rocker Steve Miller (audio) -- You know, this...
  • James Spann blasts number of false tornado warnings

    06/15/2011 6:52:50 AM PDT · by relictele · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 15 Jun 2011 | Thomas Spencer
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- In the wake of the April 27 tornadoes, veteran television meteorologist James Spann is questioning whether too frequent tornado warnings are causing people to ignore them. "I firmly believe apathy and complacency due to a high false alarm ratio over the years led to inaction in many cases that could have cost lives," Spann wrote in a wide-ranging blog post that has generated debate among weather watchers and fellow meteorologists.
  • Former NAB GC Says Public Ownership Of Airwaves Is Fallacy

    05/03/2011 2:00:29 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | 5/2/2011 | John Eggerton
    Former NAB General Counsel Erwin Krasnow says that it is time for the FCC to renounce the "discredited concept" that the public owns the airwaves, which he says is the "the main reason for broadcasting's second-class status under the First Amendment." Krasnow argues that the airwaves are no more owned by the public than is the sunlight used to grow grain or the wind used to turn a windmill.
  • “Why Are You Abandoning Us?” Broadcasting to China Goes Quiet

    03/25/2011 3:40:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    heritage.org ^ | 3/25/11 | Helle Dale
    The end of an era is at hand. Today marks the last day of BBC World Service Broadcasts to China and Russia after 70 years on the air. Voice of America (VOA) may not be far behind. VOA several years ago closed down its Russian broadcasts, and, according to the President’s 2012 budget request, broadcasts to China are soon to follow. Already shortwave service in Cantonese has been closed down, and in October, Mandarin is to follow. Next year, television as well as AM and FM radio are on the cutting block. The Chinese people have been able to rely...
  • GOP still determined to end public broadcasting subsidies

    03/10/2011 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Byron York offers the good news this morning that Republicans on Capitol Hill remain committed to ending subsidies for public broadcasting, including NPR and PBS. The defeat of the House budget bill in the Senate last night sets back that effort, but the high-profile meltdown at NPR and a potential embarrassment looming at PBS will keep momentum for the push: After the release of the James O’Keefe sting video Tuesday, National Public Radio officials rushed to fire NPR head Vivian Schiller in hopes of slowing Republican efforts to cut federal funding for public broadcasting. But GOP leaders in Congress are...
  • Public Broadcasting Should Go Private

    03/03/2011 5:17:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    If these outfits can afford to pay lavish salaries to their heads, they don't need taxpayer help. When presidents of government-funded broadcasting are making more than the president of the United States, it's time to get the government out of public broadcasting. While executives at the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and National Public Radio (NPR) are raking in massive salaries, the organizations are participating in an aggressive lobbying effort to prevent Congress from saving hundreds of millions of dollars each year by cutting their subsidies. The so-called commercial free public airwaves have been filled with pleas for taxpayer cash. The...
  • Michael Wolff: CNN + CBS = Less Than Zero

    05/07/2010 7:22:34 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Michael Wolff: CNN + CBS = Less Than Zero Michael Wolff May. 7, 2010, 10:00 AM Bill Carter, the New York Times’ hoary television reporter, in his story the other day about partnership talks between CNN and CBS, treated both networks as though they were august news organizations, instead of ruined artifacts of a former age. Carter’s is yet another an example of the illusion the news media somehow successfully maintains about itself—about its importance and permanence and, even, the awe with which it is regarded—in the face of all evidence to the contrary. As it happens, CBS—“once the home...
  • WSJS/TRIAD News Radio in NC, drops Rush Limbaugh.

    01/04/2010 4:23:26 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 40 replies · 2,496+ views
    www.wsjs.com ^ | December 31st, 2009 | WSJS
    To Our Loyal Listeners... We regret that Rush Limbaugh is no longer a part of the Curtis Media Family, effective, December 31st, 2009. However, please know the following true facts: 1) The decision to move Rush from WSJS was NOT ours. 2) Rather, that call was made by the programs’ syndication company, Premiere Radio Networks. We were afforded no opportunity to discuss the matter, let alone renegotiate a new deal. Instead, we were given a 90-day notice of cancellation back in September. 3) Premiere Radio Networks are controlled by Clear Channel Communications, the same company that owns five of our...
  • Democrats seek financial rescue of minority-owned broadcasters

    05/20/2009 4:10:43 PM PDT · by KRyanJames · 69 replies · 4,015+ views
    The Hill ^ | 20 May 2009 | Silla Brush
    High-ranking House Democrats are urging the Treasury Department to prop up minority-owned broadcasters suffering from a lack of capital and lost advertising revenue amid the economic slump. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is leading an effort to convince Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to take “decisive action” by extending credit to this sector of the broadcasting industry. Clyburn and other senior members, including House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), argue that minority-owned broadcasters are sound businesses, but that the recession could undermine the government’s efforts to diversify the airwaves....
  • John Madden Made Us Smarter

    04/21/2009 3:27:11 PM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 28 replies · 649+ views
    WSJ ^ | Apr 20, 2009 | By LEONARD CASSUTO
    John Madden doesn't get enough credit. He's getting plenty of love, of course, on the occasion of his retirement from football broadcasting after 30 years, but the celebration of the 73-year-old's career still underestimates his influence. Fox Sports President Ed Goren describes Mr. Madden as "the No. 1 sports analyst on television," but that doesn't go far enough. Nor do his 16 Emmy Awards tell the entire story of his extraordinary impact. SNIP Mr. Madden is a transformational figure in the history of entertainment. He changed the way that we watch television and the way we think about sports. ....Using...
  • Madden Retires From Broadcasting

    04/16/2009 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 18 replies · 642+ views
    NEW YORK — John Madden is calling it quits. NBC said Thursday that the burly ex-coach who has been one of pro football's top broadcast analysts has decided to retire. The 73-year-old Madden has been working for the past three seasons on NBC's Sunday night NFL game. His last telecast was the Super Bowl between Arizona and Pittsburgh.