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March 28, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Rosenworcel gets backing from 37 Senate Dems for top FCC post
    Federal Communications Commission member Jessica Rosenworcel is getting a big push from Democratic lawmakers to be nominated to succeed FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Among the 37 Senate Democrats backing Rosenworcel in a letter to President Barack Obama is her mentor, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. However, picking Rosenworcel means Obama would have to skip over senior Democratic FCC member Mignon Clyburn, daughter of Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., so he may opt for an outside candidate. National Journal (3/27), Adweek (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • WTOP makes it 3 years in a row as radio's revenue leader
    Hubbard's all-news station WTOP in Washington, D.C., in 2012 tallied the most radio billings in the nation, with $64.6 million, the third year in a row the station has topped the list, according to BIA/Kelsey. Clear Channel's KIIS in Los Angeles came in second, with $56.8 million; followed by New York sibling WHTZ, with $48.2 million; CBS Radio's WCBS in New York, with $47.2 million; and Clear Channel station KFI in Los Angeles, with $46 million. Radio Ink (3/27), AllAccess.com (3/28), Radio Ink (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Peabody Awards will honor 4 local TV stations
    This year's Peabody Awards, which will be presented on May 20, will recognize four local TV outlets among such national winners as CBS News, ABC News, PBS and Univision. The local station winners are KNXV in Phoenix, for a series on Ford Escape defects; WTHR in Indianapolis, for reporting on fraudulent IRS tax claims; WVIT in West Hartford, Conn., for breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass killings; and KMGH in Denver, for a report on a controlled forest burn gone awry. TVNewsCheck (free registration) (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: NBC is prepping for potential Lauer exit from "Today"
    Although NBC is officially denying that it's considering replacing Matt Lauer on "Today," the network is looking at potential replacements, according to New York Post sources. NBC reportedly wants to be prepared if "Today" ratings take a further dip or if Lauer opts to leave the show prior to his contract ending in 2014. The speculation over who might replace Lauer seems to have given "Today" a lift, with the show this past week surpassing "Good Morning America" in the 25-to-54 demographic. New York Post (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • First White House press conference was held 100 years ago
    The White House press conference, which was started a century ago this month by President Woodrow Wilson, endures as "an important instrument of leadership," according to Towson University political scientist Martha Joynt Kumar, who outlines the evolution of the practice in this article. "The history of the American presidency is one of an office accommodating to the needs of its occupants while also responding to an environment in flux -- and few White House rituals illustrate the continuity and change of the institution more than the presidential press conference," writes Kumar, author of "Managing the President's Message: The White House Communications Operation." Politico (Washington, D.C.) (3/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Radio Rules: A Guide to FCC Policies and Procedures for On-Air Staff
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  People & Personalities 
  • Upcoming season will be McCarver's last in the broadcast booth
    Tim McCarver, saying "it's time to cut back," will exit his role as lead analyst for Fox Sports' Major League Baseball programming following this year's World Series. The Emmy winner and former player is the only baseball analyst to appear on all four broadcast networks, logging 28 postseasons in a row, 23 World Series and 20 All-Star Games. "I wanted to step down while I know I could still do the job and be proud of the job I've done," McCarver said. Broadcasting & Cable (3/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Radio managers at NAB Show: Attend Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio
    Digital Strategies Exchange for Radio (DSX4r), held Wednesday, April 10, within NAB Show's Broadcast Management Conference, will follow its successful debut last year with information on the latest alternative delivery systems, radio's place within in-vehicle and handheld platforms, "hybrid" radio and strategies for maximizing on-air and online content. DSX4r will include an interactive lunchtime discussion of social media for radio hosted by Holland Cooke. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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