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3/28/2017

Hubbard Radio's WTOP once again took the top spot on the list of highest-billing radio stations, bringing the station's victory count to five of the past six years. The station brought in $67.5 million last year, pushing it ahead of iHeartMedia's KIIS, BIA/Kelsey reports.

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Radio Ink
3/28/2017

The National Association of Broadcasters is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to take into consideration bystander TV and radio stations that will be harmed by the post-auction repack. "Any repacking plan that does not take these stations into account risks significant disruption and loss of service," NAB noted in a filing.

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Radio World
3/28/2017

Radio's digital ad revenues climbed 14% in 2016, marking another year of double-digit growth, a BIA/Kelsey report states. And over-the-air ad sales rose 0.9% to hit $14.1 billion.

3/28/2017

DIRECTV is expected to air 25 MLB games in 4K Ultra HD this year. The first round will begin on April 4 with the Cubs-Cardinals game.

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DIRECTV, MLB, Cardinals, Cubs
3/28/2017

Software-defined wide area networking services is a good option for federal agencies looking for affordable broadband options, per Hughes Network Services, which offers a broadband mapping and connection program. Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of government solutions for Hughes, says that Hughes' service can help government and business groups continue to deliver high-speed coverage, despite proposed federal budget cuts.

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FierceTelecom
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Hughes
3/28/2017

Are your employees happy? Considering that studies show that happy workers are more engaged, productive and likely to stay at their company, you'd better hope so. Mounting evidence suggests that maintaining a happy and healthy office isn't just good for employees, but good for the business as a whole. Economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness is correlated with productivity -- those considering themselves happy saw a 12 percent increase in productivity compared with those that were unhappy. Read more.

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theonebrief.com
3/27/2017

AMC is reportedly planning to launch a commercial-free online streaming service that will be available for cable subscribers. The service will be an add-on and could feature digital-only spinoffs of popular shows such as "The Walking Dead."

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3/27/2017

USA Network will debut docuseries "Inside the FBI: New York" on April 27. The series, which focuses on the New York FBI field office, is being executive produced by Dick Wolf and was created by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin.

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Deadline.com
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3/27/2017

President Donald Trump has two empty seats on the Federal Communications Commission to fill, and FCC watchers think former Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be selected for the Democratic seat. Top picks for the Republican spot are said to be Michelle Connolly, Roslyn Layton, Ben Moncrief and Patricia Paoletta.

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The Hill
3/27/2017

"CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley on Thursday addressed Donald Trump's "boasting and tendency to believe conspiracy theories"; Pelley was emphasizing his truth-telling strategy rather than trying to be neutral, an approach adopted some other newscasters. Viewers are split on the approach, with some seeing it as snarky or biased and others, such as media consultant Andrew Tyndall, viewing it as "actual reporting."