NPR restructures marketing unit; Krichels leaves WPSU ‘for multiple reasons'; Walker joins DEI Board, and more …

Posted: February 26, 2013

Dana Davis Rehm, NPR’s senior v.p. of marketing, communications and external relations, will leave the network May 6 due to a reorganization of her division under new Chief Marketing Officer Emma Carrasco. The restructuring is intended to “put more emphasis on marketing than on communications,” said NPR President Gary Knell in a Feb. 14 email to station leaders. Continue reading

Speculators betting big on FCC TV spectrum auctions

Posted: February 26, 2013

For the last few years, three well-funded buyout firms have been quietly picking up licenses to commercial and noncommercial TV stations in a gamble on big payouts from next year’s FCC incentive auction of television spectrum. Current’s research of FCC … Continue reading

Looming sequestration cuts complicate CSG payments

Posted: February 25, 2013

With the increasing likelihood that budget cuts once thought to be too big to take effect will slash spending across the federal government March 1, CPB is planning how to handle its payments to stations in the event that its $445 million 2013 appropriation is altered again. Continue reading

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