FCC announces informational webinar for broadcast incubator program

Released Oct. 5, 2018: By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces an upcoming webinar to provide information about the Commission’s recently implemented radio broadcast incubator program. The Commission’s novel incubator program is designed to support new and small entrants Read more »

National EAS/WEA tests postponed until Oct. 3

National EAS/WEA tests postponed until Oct. 3

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 3, 2018 . The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, Read more »

FCC reminds stations not to air EAS attention signal

From the FCC: As we are all preparing for next week’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on September 20th, just a reminder to broadcasters and cable providers not to air the Read more »

FCC to conduct DIRS exercise 9/13-9/14

FCC to conduct DIRS exercise 9/13-9/14

The FCC will have a Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise for broadcasters on September 13-14, 2018.  The purpose of this exercise is to help users become familiar with the system and be ready to file DIRS reports when a Read more »

ETRS Form 1 due today – ahead of 9/20 EAS test

ETRS Form 1 due today – ahead of 9/20 EAS test

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. (EDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in this test. The EAS alert will be transmitted in English Read more »

FCC releases initial report on 2017 nationwide EAS test

On December 7, the Federal Communications Commission released an initial report on the nationwide Emergency Alert System Test held on September 27 of 2017. In total, more than 19,000 radio and TV broadcasters, cable systems and other participants filed their Read more »

Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

By Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Law Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.  The test will be transmitted in Read more »

MBA files joint reply comments on media regulation modernization

MBA files joint reply comments on media regulation modernization

In the Matter of Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, MB Docket No. 17-105.  Joint Reply Comments filed August 4, 2017. The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with state broadcasters associations across the country, filed extensive Joint Reply Comments in this Read more »