CBS Radio in Philadelphia will launch a simulcast of sports-talk outlet WIP-AM on its long-running rock station, WYSP-FM, on Sept. 6. WIP, besides its lineup of talkers, is the radio home of the three of the city's major sports franchises: the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers and the Flyers.
PBS violated FCC marketing rules by featuring on "Sesame Street" a clean and well-run egg farm at the same time the show was being co-sponsored by the American Egg Board, according to a complaint filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA also has lodged a complaint against the AEB with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging the group's claims of humane conditions for its hens constitute false advertising. Neither Sesame Workshop nor PBS commented for this article.
Clear Channel Communications, via partnerships with Disney, Fox, Lionsgate and other studios, is offering a range of cross-platform movie-marketing programs. The campaigns include content for the Web and mobile phones, digital billboards, radio Web sites, microsites and iheartradio Web and mobile network.
FM radio stations can receive digital power increases ranging from 1% of analog power to 10% under an FCC order. The change was requested by HD Radio maker iBiquity, 18 station groups and four equipment manufacturers, and it had the backing of the NAB.
NAB has launched new versions of its main Web site and one for its Education Foundation. The NAB site offers an improved interface for its TV and radio sections, additional multimedia content for members-only and an area dedicated to online advocacy.