Author Archives: Fred Stiening

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If you remember King Friday and the Trolley and Mr McFeely, you might want to visit a local theater if you can find “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, An insightful and entertaining look at Fred Rogers and his PBS TV … Continue reading

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Domestic Content protection in a global community

The BBC is having an identity crisis and has decided it can’t compete with commercial radio. The BBC is funded by an unpopular TV tax – how do you sustain that model competing against streaming video to devices with no … Continue reading

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California to vote on three way split

CNN California voters have gathered enough signatures to put the measure to split California on the ballot ballot on November. Undoubtedly, about the only things Democrats are thinking about is they believe adding four new US Senators would swing the … Continue reading

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CEO of K-Love / Air1 to retire

For the past few years, when a radio station in a rated market comes up for sale, the Educational Media Foundation (EMF) shows up with a bushel basket of cash making an all cash offer with no contingencies. That makes … Continue reading

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New face at the FCC

Following the abrupt resignation of totally unqualified Mignon Clyburn, Donald Trump has nominated an employee of the FCC. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/trump-grants-democrats-request-for-a-new-fcc-commissioner/ Geoffrey Starks is running the enforcement Bureau and under his leadership, I have noticed a serious improvement cracking down on pirates … Continue reading

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JUNE is busting out all over

Something about June bugs me

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Taking Cookies from Strangers

The GDPR is having some benefits, as serious media players are getting clearer about how pervasive tracking has become. Here is the Dow Jones cookie policy. Dow Jones “Cookies” Not only does it list the cookies, it also mentions Adobe … Continue reading

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GDPR Notice

The EU’s new privacy law went into effect overnight. Bloomberg tells us how it is going GDPR Day 1 Since this web site’s inception in 2004, visitors from Europe and Asia have been blocked by IP address ranges. The only … Continue reading

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Slogging in the swamp

So there is this curious thing about the New York Times and Washington Post leaking the information about the “spy” inside the Trump campaign, except not naming him. While not revealing his name, they listed so many details that it … Continue reading

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Bet the Farm

As if America was not already overwhelmed with Spork betting, the Supreme Court has thrown the barn door wide open, voiding a law that limited spork betting to only Nevada. Supreme Court legalizes sports gambling nationwide States will have the … Continue reading

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