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FCC Proposes Cable, Satellite, Radio Database Extension - In response to a petition filed by campaign finance reform groups seeking that extended online filing, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Thursday (Oct. 30) circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to that effect for a vote by the other commissioners. Multichannel News
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - in October - In the last decade, the number of stations embracing the (all Xmas Music) format has nearly doubled, and competition between broadcasters often leads to stations turning earlier and earlier. NY Times
Café Mocha Radio Gets Support from President Obama - Westwood One announces that President Barack Obama will join its syndicated Café Mocha Radio Show this Saturday, November 1, 2014. Radio 411 Newsroom 
Manx Radio celebrates 50 years of Radio Caroline with a week of simulcasts - 2014 in Britain is a very different place to Britain in the early 1960’s. Post-war Britain was burdened with austerity, the BBC provided education and information - but the growing young population was looking for excitement, fashion, fun and music. media.info
KRTH’s oldies might not be old enough for some listeners - I’ve been getting a lot of letters and emails lately regarding KRTH (101.1 FM) and its continued addition of even newer songs at the expense of even more (what some would call) oldies, especially those from the 1960s and ’70s. KRTH abandoned music from the 1950s long ago. L.A. Daily News 
Westwood One News to Provide Content to Select CBS RADIO Stations in Top 10 Markets - Scott Herman, Executive V.P. of Operations & NY Market Manager for CBS RADIO, said “We are very excited to be part of the launch of Westwood One News.  The ability to get in on the ground floor and help establish what our all news stations needs was very enticing for us." Radio 411 Newsroom 
National Radio HOF induction ceremony in L.A. on Nov 9 - Class of 2014 inductees include Charlie & Harrigan, Barry Farber, Ira Glass, Stanley E. Hubbard, Jon Miller, Agnes Moorehead and Dick Orkin. Radio 411 Newsroom  
Glenn Beck Out at WCKG, in at WCGO - Two Chicago AM radio stations have an October surprise. The Glenn Beck Radio Program is leaving AM 1530 WCKG and moving over to AM 1590 WCGO. Radio 411 Newsroom
Westwood One News Names Reporting Team - Westwood One today announced that its new customized news product--Westwood One News, a next-generation, full-service news network powered by CNN—has built an award-winning news team featuring top correspondents. Radio 411 Newsroom
Boston radio legend Dale Dorman dies at 71 - "Dorman is one of those jocks who made it big in the RKO chain of stations back when personality really mattered. Once the Morning Show host at WRKO in it’s top 40 heyday, Dorman also spent time doing West Coast top 40," KISS 108 wrote on its website. WCBV 5
I Took Payola in the Summer of 1988 - That week, when the radio stations called, I planted the Taylor Dayne record at #17. Nobody questioned a thing. FeedFront


Radio host and self-styled “People’s Lawyer” convicted of mortgage fraud - He styled himself “The People’s Attorney” and once claimed that 3 million listeners tuned in to hear his brand of black empowerment on his nationally-syndicated radio show. But former Soul 106.3 personality Warren Ballentine is now a convicted fraudster. Chicago Sun-Times
NorCal Society Of Journalists Awards KCBS Radio With Excellence In Journalism Award - The Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California has just named the KCBS News Team the winner of its Excellence in Journalism – Breaking News Award for coverage of the Asiana airplane crash on Saturday, July 6, 2013. CBS San Francisco
Reba McEntire signs with Nash Icon label - Reba McEntire is the first artist signed to Nash Icon Music, a joint venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. USA Today
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