In a federal budget that tops $6 trillion, a potential life-saving bill for AM radio would hardly make a ripple in the vast sea of spending. The Congressional Budget Office has examined the proposed AM Radio for Every Vehicle Act (S. 1669) that would require automakers to keep AM in their dashboards, concluding it will cost a total of $1 million between 2024 and 2028 for it to be implemented.
On August 7, 2020, J. Douglas Williams, whose legendary career in broadcasting, law, real estate, education and civic involvement spanned more than five decades, passed away in his hometown of Woodward, Okla., at the age of 78.
The studios, represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, announced that they had suspended contract negotiations, saying the gap between the two sides was too great to make continuing worth it, despite an offer as good as the one that recently ended the writers strike. The actors union decried their opponents' "bullying tactics" and said they were wildly mischaracterizing their offers.
A coalition of agricultural organizations is the latest to urge Congress to pass the AM for Every Vehicle Act, underscoring the medium’s essential role in disseminating vital information to rural communities.
Dentsu has struck deals with seven major media companies to do deals on the basis of its own, proprietary media allocation system, Dentsu Senior Vice President U.S. National Video Innovation Brad Stockton said during a presentation at the Advertising Research Foundation's CIMM (Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement) in New York City Wednesday afternoon.