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 »

FCC Chairman proposes adding “Blue Alerts” to EAS

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced on May 19, a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers. Called a “Blue Alert,” the option would be Read more »

FCC Announces Auction Results and Sets TV Repack Deadlines

FCC Announces Auction Results and Sets TV Repack Deadlines

By Scott R. Flick, Lauren Lynch Flick and Joseph A. Cohen, Pillsbury Law To use a metaphor those headed to Vegas for the NAB Show will appreciate, two of the three wheels on the Spectrum Repack slot machine had stopped Read more »

Letters From the Public: Pai FCC Takes First Step on Broadcast Deregulation

It took a while to get to this point, but at the first public meeting of the Pai FCC, the Commission voted today to eliminate the requirement that stations maintain “Letters and Emails from the Public” in their public inspection Read more »

MBA files comments on FCC EEO recruitment

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with other State Broadcasters Associations representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in support of a proposal to change the FCC’s EEO Rule to permit broadcast stations Read more »

2016 MBA FCC Proceedings

2016 MBA FCC Proceedings

There follows an updated listing of the FCC proceedings in which the Massachusetts  Broadcasters Association has jointly participated with other State Broadcasters Associations in 2016.  This update provides the arguments which we advanced in strong support of the Commission’s elimination Read more »

FCC releases regulatory fees “fact sheet”

On September 6, the Federal Communications Commission released a “fact sheet” entitled “WHAT YOU OWE – MEDIA SERVICES LICENSEES FOR FY 2016.” This fact sheet outlines the regulatory fees due from AM, FM and television stations by September 27.  In Read more »