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Posts Tagged ‘Federal Communications Commission’

Some Say They Heard Lady Gaga Instead Of the Emergency Alert Test

Many news outlets this afternoon are declaring the first national test of the Emergency Alert System a failure.

All TV and radio stations were meant to have a 30-second break at 2pm ET for the test. (Usually these tests, which most people are familiar with, are administered on a local level.) For many, that happened. But according to ABC News, some said they never saw anything, others said the audio was “distorted,” and some DirecTV customers said they heard Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” instead. For some reason, this is giving us massive giggles right now. Seriously people, you’re making that up!**

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Roll Call: The FCC, Disney/ABC, MSLGroup, and More

President Obama has nominated two former Federal Communications Commission staffers to serve as commissioners: Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai. The nominees, a Democrat and Republican respectively, were chosen to represent both parties and speed along confirmation. [via Adweek]

Mirian Arias has been named VP of daytime communications at Disney/ABC Television Group. She was previously the VP of comms for NBCUniversal’s iVillage.

Mike Russell has joined MSLGroup Americas as SVP of sales and business development, a new position. He’ll be reporting to Americas president Jim Tsokanos and is charged with winning U.S.-based global and national accounts. He was previously MD of Meredith Integrated Marketing, a division of Meredith Corporation.

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