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  • Kevin Hunt: AT&T Wireless Customer On 'Administrative Fee': What Is This?

    Kevin Hunt: AT&T Wireless Customer On 'Administrative Fee': What Is This?
    A newfound "administrative fee" on a phone bill is the sole entry in today's edition of "Is It Just Me?" — where no question is too small for The Bottom Line. Q: "Here's the text from the end of my AT&T bill describing a 61-cent monthly charge:...
  • Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse

    Ken Roberts dies at 73; promoter transformed KROQ-FM into a powerhouse
    Ken Roberts, a concert promoter who rescued a debt-ridden Pasadena rock music station and oversaw its rebirth as powerhouse KROQ-FM (106.7), which helped acts like Prince and Culture Club gain mainstream attention, died May 22 in New York City. He was 73....
  • The Dodgers blackout is bad, but let's not make a federal case out of it

    The Dodgers blackout is bad, but let's not make a federal case out of it
    If you're a Dodgers fan — but not a subscriber to Time Warner Cable — then you've missed watching on TV most of the 108 games the team has played this year. In other words, you've missed more than half the season and all the highlights...
  • Reader feedback August 2: Jonnie Williams' testimony scrutinized, Verizon's data policy criticized

    Jonnie Williams testifies he lied to FBI, state police Jonnie Williams, the man whose testimony could land former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in federal prison, testified on Thursday that he initially lied to investigators in the case. An FBI agent...
  • Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute

    Time Warner Cable feeling ill effects of Dodgers channel dispute
    The SportsNet LA debacle is starting to affect Time Warner Cable's bottom line. Time Warner Cable lowered its revenue projections for 2014 on Thursday because of its inability to distribute SportsNet LA, the new TV home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The...
  • FCC seeks to prevent joint bidding by nationwide carriers

    By Marina Lopes WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commision said on Friday it wants to prevent joint bids in wireless airwave auctions by nationwide providers, a move that could complicate reported plans for a joint venture by...
  • Lynn Beiber: Benjamin Tasker cell tower proposal is at a crossroads

    Milestone Communications, the company that wants to erect a cell tower at Benjamin Tasker Middle School, has yet to satisfy terms of the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act. They looked at the data and only sent letters of notification to those they "felt...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary

    Newington's American Radio Relay League Marks 100th Anniversary
    NEWINGTON — Hiram Percy Maxim, a Hartford businessman and early ham radio enthusiast, was frustrated. In January 1914, Maxim tried unsuccessfully to transmit a radio message from Hartford to Springfield. So he sent the message to a radio...
  • 'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.

    'Apes' climbs high at box office. Fox plans TV-unit overhaul.
    After the coffee. Before getting over World Cup withdrawal. The Skinny: If the Justice Department wants to talk to me about the media landscape as it reviews the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see below) I am available -- if they will cover my airfare...
  • Dodgers TV 'blueout' a long way from end despite Congress' attention

    Dodgers TV 'blueout' a long way from end despite Congress' attention
    Lawmakers, having cured all else that ails us, have now turned their high beams on this Dodgers TV standoff. I suspect relief is just years away. Not that we don't applaud their efforts this week. First, they called on the Federal Communications...
  • House Republicans Investigate FCC Over Spectrum Auction Waiver to Obama Donor

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee is asking the FCC for information on how it decided to grant a waiver to a company controlled by a donor and fund raiser to President Obama's presidential campaigns. The focus is a July 23 waiver granted to Grain...