Feb 19, 2009

Most DTV callers complain about reception

Callers to the FCC with DTV-related issues complained most about technical and reception problems, according to documents from the commission. Around a quarter of nearly 28,000 calls on Feb. 17, the original transition date, focused on those topics. Nearly as many calls that day, just over 21 percent, were about problems with converter boxes or coupons. While many stations chose to wait until the new date, June 12, to drop analog broadcasts, 421 stations transitioned this week.

Using social networking for fund raising

If your station is considering using social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace) for fund raising, check out the Chronicle of Philanthropy's recent online discussion. You'll find answers to questions such as, how do you put a fund-raising page on Facebook? And, are there enough baby boomers comfortable with technology to make this approach an effective tool?