MARTIN, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2016 The University of Tennessee at Martin’s student-run radio and television stations and campus newspaper excelled at the 2016 Southeast Journalism Conference held Feb. 18-20 on the Austin Peay State University campus in Clarksville. WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk,” UT Martin’s student-run campus radio station, was named “Best College Radio Station in the South” for the second consecutive year. The station has received this honor five times in the past seven years and has … [Read more...]

Speak Out on Public Records

Next week, the state will hold public hearings in Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson, TN on whether local governments should be allowed to charge citizens to inspect public records. The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government (www.tcog.info) and the TAB agree that it would roll back Tennessee’s legal tradition of favoring government transparency and give officials who wish to limit or hinder access to records they don’t wish anyone to see or hear about. This appears to be a new “poll tax” or tax … [Read more...]

WTVC-TV in Chattanooga Mourns Ted Rudolph

WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 has announced the passing of General Sales Manager Ted Rudolph. Mr. Rudolph died of natural causes in his home. “We lost a great teammate and dear friend,” said Mike Costa, general manager of the station. “This is a very difficult blow to all of us who knew and loved Ted. He was a quality guy who always found the good in people. And he was a tremendous sales manager. ” Mr. Rudolph joined WTVC in 2004, leading the station to its #1 position in revenue within his … [Read more...]

TAB Founding Member R. M. “Bob” McKay Dies

R.M. “Bob” McKay, Jr., age 94, a founding member of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at his residence. Graveside services will be conducted on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Rose Hill Cemetery with military honors provided by the Herbert Griffin American Legion Post 19. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Bob was born on August 26, 1920. He graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1939, and David Lipscomb … [Read more...]

LMU Student Receives Jill Green Scholarship

Congratulations to Tyler Eschberger from Harrogate, Tennessee, for receiving the Jill Green Memorial Scholarship at Lincoln Memorial University. Tyler is a Junior in the Media Communications program at LMU. For more information on Lincoln Memorial University, follow this link. … [Read more...]

Lin Broadcasting’s Frank Woods Dies

Frank Woods, age 74, died on May 13, 2015. Born in Frankfort, Kentucky and raised in Nashville, he was a proud graduate of Donelson High School and Vanderbilt University. After law school, Frank went to work for Hooker, Hooker, and Willis law firm, then he went to work for Lin Broadcasting. At Lin he helped broker deals, including the purchase of radio and TV stations and an independent record label. He helped launch CMT and Americana cable networks, and brokered a deal for the purchase of Shop … [Read more...]

Dr. Dennis Oneal to Retire from MTSU

Longtime MTSU professor and Associate Director on the TAB Board, Dr. Dennis Oneal has announced his teaching retirement at the end of this school session. Among his many professional and civic activ ities Dr. Oneal taught media management and media law classes, he was Executive Producer of EMC Productions, where students were handpicked for real world experience, and he acted as the district representative for the NAB’s Broadcast Education Association. MTSU's Department of Electronic Media … [Read more...]

NAB’s Sound Off Today – Take Action!

Today, performance tax advocates are on Capitol Hill working to convince members of Congress that record labels and artists should be paid on top of the free promotion local radio stations provide. Don't let their voices be the only ones policymakers hear! NAB is asking all stations to sound off today and remind lawmakers that local radio stations are the backbone of communities. A performance tax would hurt radio, artists and listeners. If you have already activated and sent messages to your … [Read more...]

TAB Stations Serve Local Communities

Every radio and television station in Tennessee has a responsibility to "serve the public". This is part of their commitment as an FCC licensee. Broadcasters provide unique and irreplaceable service to our local communities. Attached is a report presented by the TAB to the National Association of Broadcasters during its annual State Leadership Conference. 2015-Localism At Work       … [Read more...]

Safe and Supportive Schools in Tennessee

Safe and Supportive Schools is an Emmy award winning programming collaboration of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB), the Tennessee Department of Education, and Vanderbilt University for Local Radio and Television use. The idea is to spread the word abouth the effects of bullying and how to prevent it. This year TAB, Vanderbilt Peabody College, and the Tennessee Department of Education have joined forces to produce a half-hour documentary about the Safe and Supportive Schools … [Read more...]

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