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January/February 2005
Communication Theory, President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO;
mcollins@bcfm.com

Wavelength
BCFM Survey: Big 3 Network Revenues Rose 33 Percent Through September 2004
ASCAP, Radio Committee Reach Largest-Ever Licensing Agreement
Internet Tops Ad Spending Categories Through September

Rocked by SOX; Stewart Schley, editor TFM;
sschley@bcfm.com
 
Turning Accountability into Profitability; Paul Hummel, president & CEO, AudioAudit
 
The Cost of Control; Robert R. Picard, professor and chair, and Lela "Kitty" Pumphrey, professor, department of accounting at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho.

Residual Damage;  Stewart Schley, editor TFM;
sschley@bcfm.com

TV Gets Demanding; Christopher M. Wright, freelance writer, Washington, DC; cwdirect@juno.com.

Special Events, Special Risks; Stephen W. Patterson, MBA, CPCU; president, Preston-Patterson Co., Inc.

James Bond's BMW and Other Product Placements: New, Racier Ways to Advertise; reprint with permission from Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu

Anything but Spot; Kathy J. Williams, credit/collection manager, Susquehanna Radio Corp. of Dallas (KPLX-FM/KLIF-AM/KTCK-AM/KDBN-FM)

Ted Turner, Revisited; Stewart Schley, editor TFM;
sschley@bcfm.com

History Lesson; excerpted from remarks delivered by Stephen Cutler, director, Division of Enforcement, US Securities and Exchange Commission, to UCLA School of Law, Sept. 20, 2004.

March/April 2005
President's Message--New Insights...New Orleans; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO;
mcollins@bcfm.com

BCFM Scholarship; member service message.

Wavelength; Stewart Schley, Editor, TFM
Capital Makes a Comeback
Cox Shows A Private Side
Survey Says Spreadsheet Appeal May be Dimming

2005 Conference Preview: Television, Taxes, Tivo and More!; W. Charles Warren, BCFM Conference Coordinator and Financial Consultant; President, Broadcast Finance, Evanston, IL;
cwarner@bcfm.com

Media Industry Needs Residual Valuation Method; J. Michael Hines, Esq., member of Dow Lohnes & Albertson PLLC; Washington, DC.

Radio to the MP3 Degree: Podcasting; reprinted with permission, USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Co.

An E-asy Collection Method; Michael Dennis, Covering Credit, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Safety in Numbers;  What are the Benefits?; Jeff Markley, divisional VP Credit Information, ABC-Amega, Inc., Buffalo, NY.

Credit Policy Review is Worth the Effort; Peter F. Szabo, President, Szabo Associates, Inc.; Atlanta, GA.

The Joke's on You; Brian M. Madden, member; and Katy Chang, law clerk, Leventhal Senter & Lerman, PLLC; Washington, DC.

The Power of Positive Management; Carl F. Simmons, Ph.D, President and CEO, Global Performance Solutions, Inc.

What are you Doing With Your Dash?; Joan Leonard, Market Controller, Susquehanna Radio Corporation; Dallas, Texas.

May/June 2005
A Symphony of Change: President's Message; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO;
mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: Top 3 Network' Revenues Rose 12.1 Percent in 2004; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com.

Wavelength: Susquehanna's Kennedy Receives '05 Avatar Award; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com.

The Marshall Plan: BCFM's CFO of the Year Prepares to Lead Media General; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com.

Clicking into Danger: Do Station Managers Know Their E-Liabilites?; Richard Reed, VP, Chubb & Son;
rpreed@chubb.com.

Plans of Attack: How Cable Industry Financial Executives Attempt to Forecast the Future; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com.

How to Run Your Credit Department More Effectively; Michael Dennis, Covering Credit, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Adjusting the Dial: Hit by iPod Satellite, Radio Tries a New Tune--Play More Songs; Sarah McBride; reprinted by permission of The Wall Street Journal.

Selecting a Collection Agency (or, Recovering Bad Debt Without Losing Sleep); Bob Rollins, Corporate Credit & Collections Manager, Raycom Media, Montgomery, AL;
rrollins@raycommedia.com

Bookshelf: Kingdom Gone; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com.

Radio's Digital Destiny: An Open Letter to All Analysts Who Cover Radio; Dan Mason, consultant; reprinted with permission, originally published in Radio Ink, April 8, 2005.

July/August 2005
Learning, New Orleans-Style; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO;
mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: Big Three Network Ad Revenues Fell in 2005 First Quarter; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com.

Wavelength: Television's New Channel; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com. Improving Sales-Credit Relations; Andy Holdgate, BCFM PR Representative; Holdgate Public Relations, Highland Ranch, CO; holdgatepr@comcast.net

Conference 2005: Insights InDeed!; by Andy Holdgate, Andy Holdgate, BCFM PR Representative; Holdgate Public Relations, Highland Ranch, CO;
holdgatepr@comcast.net and Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com.

Diversity Helps Radio, Analyst Say
Indecency Concerns Aired by Keynoters
Cable Move to Digital: 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'

Viacom's SOX Approach: Central Casting
Susquehanna's Kennedy Gives Credit to Colleagues
Angstreich Receives Jack Zwaska Award

Panel Makes Case for Multiculturalism
Cable's Better Positioned in Battle of the Wires
Panels Says Localism Still a Top Draw

Panelist Discuss Impact of HD and Satellite on Radio's Future
CFO of the Year Morton Stresses Credibility
Motivation a Career Path Key, Says NGC's Ong
Comcast's Ward Puts Spotlight on Advertising's Future
Sexual Harassment: Mock Trail Demonstrates Importance of Up-to-Date Policies

Bankruptcy Reform and Business: What the popular press hasn't told you about the new federal bankruptcy law; by Bruce S. Nathan, Esq., partner law firm Lowenstein Sandler PC, New York; Wanda Borges, Esq., member law firm Borges & Associates; and contributions from Scott Cargill, Lowenstein Sandler PC; reprinted with permission from The National Association of Credit Management's "Business Credit" magazine, May 2005.

Go Ahead - Break the Chain; by Joan Leonard, Market Controller, Susquehanna Radio Corporation, Dallas, TX.

September/October 2005
What do Members Want?; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO;
mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: BCFM/BCCA Seminar Devoted to Media Buying, Evaluation; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Achiever With A Conscience: BCFM honoree Catherine Hughes takes on a new role--TV-show host; Stewart Schley, TFM editor; sschley@bcfm.com

Internet TV Starts to Click: As Broadband Connections Rise, More Networks Take to the Web; Saul Hansell, reprinted with permission from The New York Times on the Web.

Cable's Challenge from Above; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com

No Signed Contract? You Can Still Prevail!; Peter F. Szabo, President, Szabo Associates, Inc.; Atlanta, GA;

Shallow Thinking: Who wouldn't want to make competition irrelevant? Alas, it's not so easy.; Bob Diddlebock, freelance writer for media and business; Denver, CO.

People Peril; Catherine M. Padalino; VP, Chubb & Son, a division of Federal Insurance Company, and deputy employment practices liability product manager, Chubb Specialty Insurance;
cpadalino@chubb.com

ERP: A Recipe for Success; Bill Fitzsimmons, VP of Accounting and FP&A, CAO and interim CFO, Cox Communications; Atlanta, GA.

Bankruptcy Reform and Business Part 2; by Bruce S. Nathan, Esq., partner law firm Lowenstein Sandler PC, New York; Wanda Borges, Esq., member law firm Borges & Associates; and contributions from Scott Cargill, Lowenstein Sandler PC; reprinted with permission from The National Association of Credit Management's "Business Credit" magazine, May 2005.

What Career Changes Really Mean and All that Talk; Maggie Bellville, partner CaterBaldwin, Atlanta, GA; reprinted with permission from Access Intelligence Groups CableFAX Daily.

November/December 2005
Rising Above; Mary Collins, BCFM/BCCA President & CEO; mcollins@bcfm.com

Association News: Conference '06 Plans Taking Shape; CFO Summit; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com

Wavelength: Big 3 TV network Revenues Down 1.9 Percent in First Half; TV Viewing Time Rises to New Record; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com

Bookshelf: Economics for Everyday Freaks; Bob Diddlebock, freelance writer for media and business; Denver, CO

BCCA Launches 'Get a Member' Campaign

FASB Launches Investor Task Force; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com

Media: Advertising Gets an ROI Makeover; Stewart Schley, TFM editor;
sschley@bcfm.com

Advertising's New Edge; Jack Meyers, editor and publisher of MediaVillage.com; reprinted with permission.

Taxing Matters: Congratulations: You owe the IRS a Bundle!; Brett Beveridge, senior counsel, Turner Broadcasting System Inc.; Any opinions expressed in this articles are solely the authors and do not in any way represent those of Turner Broadcasting.

Learning to Thrive; Donna Manion, HR Director, Tampa Bay Tribune, WFLA, News Channel 8 and TBO.com; Carolyn Cason, Partner, Warren & Morris Ltd; Romeo Rodriguez, Controller, KRGV-TV; Ron Wilkinson, Controller, WKCF-TV.

TFM's HR Corner; Donna Manion, HR Director, Tampa Bay Tribune, WFLA, News Channel 8 and TBO.com

Letter of the Law; Jennifer Babin, attorney, Leventhal Senter & Lerman PPLC, Washington, DC.

The Last Word: Beating the Sunday Night Blues; Ford R. Meyers, President, Career Potential, counseling firm; reprinted with permission.

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