December 2013

Entercom Communications Donates Salem, Oregon, Radio Station to MMTC

December 23, 2013

Tweet WASHINGTON, DC—BALA CYNWYD, PA—Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM), one of the largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, today announced that it has donated Salem, Oregon, radio station KWOD (AM) to the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). MMTC, which was founded to promote diversity in broadcast station ownership, uses donated stations to […]

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Organizations Make Recommendations on Emergency Alert System Reform

December 16, 2013

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, along with several other national organizations, filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission on December 16, 2013. Dear Chairman Wheeler: Weather or other emergencies can strike at any time, with or without warning.  Regardless of a person’s language, everyone deserves to receive information on how to […]

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MMTC Commends Chairman Wheeler on Leadership to Advance ‘Fourth Network Revolution’; Makes Proposals for IP Transition

December 16, 2013

Tweet The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council filed the following letter with the Federal Communications Commission on December 16, 2013. December 16, 2013 The Honorable Tom Wheeler Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street S.W. Washington, DC  20554 Dear Chairman Wheeler: RE:      FCC Docket #12-353: In the Matter of Technological Transition of the Nation’s Communications […]

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NextRadio: Making Radio Mobile Again

December 16, 2013

Tweet Today, we spend hours in cars, on trains, walking to our offices, jogging, and running errands. Our smartphones provide us with the means to live mobile. The Internet music and radio applications on our phones, our MP3 players, and our Ipods are not slowing us down. Why should radio broadcasts? Local radio has become […]

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Registration is Open for MMTC’s 2014 Broadband and Social Justice Summit!

December 13, 2013

Tweet Dear Colleagues, Please remember to register for MMTC’s 5th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit “Bridging the Gap: Infrastructure, Education, and Equity in the Digital Economy” January 15-16, 2014, at the Westin Georgetown Hotel, Washington, DC. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:30AM – 12:00PM: Work Session: New Telecom and Internet Policy Taskforce – Invitation Only 12:15PM […]

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Mandela’s Leadership in Media and Telecom Leaves a Strong Legacy in South Africa

December 11, 2013

Tweet Yesterday, thousands of South Africans, dozens of world leaders, and millions online collectively celebrated the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela. Mandela, known for his decades-long struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, spent 27 years in prison for his activism and eventually became the country’s first black president.  During his time as president, […]

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MMTC MOURNS THE LOSS OF HERBERT P. WILKINS, SR., LONGTIME BOARD MEMBER AND FRIEND

December 10, 2013

Tweet WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2013) – Last week, we lost Herbert P. Wilkins, Sr., a longtime board member, supporter, and friend of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC). Often thought of as larger than life and affectionately nicknamed “The Godfather of Minority Venture Capital,” Herb, a Harvard MBA who rose from the Mission […]

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Progressive Policy Institute Invites You to Special Event – ‘Enabling the Internet: A Conversation with America’s Digital Policy Pioneers’

December 2, 2013

Tweet Please join the Progressive Policy Institute on December 4th for a special event honoring America’s “digital policy pioneers” – the policy leaders who created the legal and regulatory environment that has enabled the Internet’s explosive growth over the past two decades. Featured Honorees: Larry Irving, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the […]

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