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2006 Issues

 

 

     

     

January/February 2006

Networked for Knowledge: President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: BCFM Tele-Seminars--Listen and Learn; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

People: CFOs Taking Reins at Major Media Companies; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Wavelength: BCFM Report Shows Network Ad Revenues Sagged; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Companies: For Nexstar, Expense Reduction is Key; Nexstar at a Glance; Nexstar's Newest Revenue Source: Cable TV; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Business: Words to Spend By; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

VOD Converts: TV's New Era Ignites; David Lieberman, Reprinted with permission USA TODAY.

Media: VOD Goes Local; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Managing: Steering the Right Course; Mike Heembrock, VP Chubb & Son, senior loss control specialist for commercial auto and workers compensation, Whitehouse Station, NJ.

Credit & Collections: E-business & ROI; David Friedman, former director-corporate services for Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB), New York, NY.

Credit & Collections: Controlling Deliquencies-15 Tips to Use Right Now; Michael Dennis, Covering Credit, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Taxing Matters: Cracking the Code; excerpted with permission from Ernst & Young, full copy available at http://www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/US/Tax_-_Overview.

Human Resources: Youth Movement; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com
DVR Dilemma; Dave Zarnow, President of TNG Research, reprinted with permission.

March/April 2006

Technology's Wild Ride; President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: BCFM Suspends Network Report;  Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Wavelength: Is Cable Closing the Gap with Satellite TV?;  Nielsen Advisor wants Fresh Look at Measurement; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Companies: Don't Leave Home Without It; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Public Policy: Washington Wire; brief items compiled from reports published by Leventhal Lerman & Senter PLLC, Washington, DC.

Conference Preview: Networked for Knowledge; W. Charles Warner, President, Broadcast Finance, Evanston, IL and BCFM Financial Consultant and Conference Coordinator; cwarner@bcfm.com

Credit & Collections: The Care and Feeding of Collection Employee; Maribel P. Aleman, specialist in organizational development and learning; aleman.associates@yahoo.com

Credit & Collections: Collection at the Core; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Innovation: Cost Savings Through VoIP; Patrick Kremer, CTO, NIC Systems Group, Inc.

Conversation: From the Summit; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Media: Audience Measurement: Getting Personal; Pierre Bouvard, president-sales and marketing, Media Services, Arbitron, Inc.

Human Resources: TFM's HR Corner; Donna Manion, HR Director, WFLA-TV, Tampa, FL.

Human Resources: Cable Compensation Practices Examined

The Last Word: TV Gets Googled

May/June 2006

Why live interaction still rules; President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: DSO Reports Available from BCFM, Coming Up & Corrections; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Wavelength: Clarke Brown: Achiever of a Lifetime; Oxygen Media CEO to Keynote; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Credit & Collections: Keeping Your Receivables Young; Peter F. Szabo, President, Szabo Associates, Atlanta, GA

Media: Where Advertising Clicks; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Taxing Matters: Amortize at Your Own Risk; Brett Beveridge, Senior Tax Counsel, Turner Broadcasting System, Atlanta, GA

Taxing Matters: Hail the Producers!; Deloitte Tax LLP, Robert Kilinskis and Pam Beckey. www.deloitte.com

Finance: Borrower BEWARE; Jim Pfau, partner in Finance and Restructing Group, Faegre & Benson LLP, Minneapolis; and Erwin Krasnow, partner, Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC

Management: Cable Operations: Correcting the Quota; Richard Batenburg, founder and president, Batmann Consulting, Denver, CO

Management: Lessons from Katrina; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Management: After Disaster; Sam K. Lee, Certified Safety Professional, VP Risk Management Services, Chubb Services Corp.

The Last Word: Preparing for Battle; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

July/August 2006

An Now, For an Encore...; President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: Association Contributors Honored at Conference
 
Prospectus: Time for Credit Policy Review?; BCCA: 25,000 Reports and Counting; Good News on Section 199 Deduction; SOX Comments:  Focus on the Big Picture; SOX Talk; The Tax Audit: Cable's Best Friend?

Conference '06--First Hand Knowledge--- Oxygen's Gersh: Collaboration is KeyResearch Firms Adapting to New Media; Federal Reserve's Pianalto Sees Creeping Inflation; Have Digital, Will Prosper; Thanks for Helping Us; Thank you to the BCFM/BCCA 2006 Exhibitors; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com and Andy Holdgate, BCFM PR Representative; Holdgate Public Relations, Highland Ranch, CO; holdgatepr@comcast.net

HR Issues: Heating Up; Andy Holdgate, BCFM PR Representative; Holdgate Public Relations, Highland Ranch, CO; holdgatepr@comcast.net

Political Advertising: Roaring to Life; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

How Radio Can Get Its Groove Back; Andy Holdgate, BCFM PR Representative; Holdgate Public Relations, Highland Ranch, CO; holdgatepr@comcast.net

Peter Ferrara's Balancing Act; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Turner's Transformation; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Last Word: Clarke Brown's Excellent Radio Adventure; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

September/October 2006

A Model for the Future; President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Prospectus: Insurance for Satellites? Echostar says 'No Thanks'; SOX Relief? It's Not an Oxymoron; Media Biz Still A Big Hit; Online Tax Payments Could Aid Collectors; Running the Numbers on CBS.

A Media Pioneer Remembered; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Talk, Meet Prosper; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Strategies for the Second Half; by Richard V. Ducey, Ph.D., EVP of BIA Financial Network, Chantilly, VA; www.bia.com.

Cable Television 2.0; by Bruce Davis, VP of Finance, Comcast Media Center.

Staking a Claim; by Thomas Wing, VP and William Gussis, Executive General Adjuster/Asst. VP, Chubb & Son.

Good As Golsch: Privacy in the Media Workplace; by Steven Golsch, principal, HRmomentum; www.hrmomentum.com

Political Advertising and the Internet: New Revenue Source, New Regulatory Territory; by John Wells King, partner, Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC.

Conflict Management: The CFO's Secret Weapon; by Edward J. Kopf, Ph.D and Erwin Krasnow, Esq., Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC.

November/December 2006

My On-The-Job Training; President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: WICT Honors BCFM's Collins & BCFM Panel Focused on NTR

Prospectus: FASB Issues New Standard For Defined-Benefits Accounting; Watchword for Growing Media Industry: Fragmentation; FCC Adds a 'Zero' to Maximum Indecency Fine; Nielsen Monitors More Cable TV Networks

Credit & Collections: Agency's Liability Language Provokes Prompt BCFM Reply; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Managing the Traffic; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com
 
Human Resources: Budgeting Q&A: How to Step Up; Sheri Jeavons, Virtual Presentation Coach, Power Presentations, Inc., www.power-presentations.com

Business: TNS: First-Half Ad Spending Rose 4.1%
Cable Fundraiser Generates $1.5 Million for Diversity Goals
Cable Shows its Human Side
; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Good as Golsch: Playing (and budgeting) Fair; by Steven Golsch, principal, HRmomentum; www.hrmomentum.com

Buyers Beware; Erwin Krasnow, Esq., Garvey Schubert Barer, Washington, DC.

Radio's Declaration of Independence; Bob Diddlebock, journalist and editor based in Denver, Co.

Models for the Future: BCFM Internet Business Seminar Illustrates Breadth of Digital-Era Possibilities; by Stewart Schley, TFM editor/writer; sschley@bcfm.com

Last Word: Meet the New Boss; Lee Rainie, director, Pew Internet & American Life Project, www.pewresearch.org; reprinted with permission.

 

 

 

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