MBA looking for EAS NPRM comments

The long-awaited FCC EAS NPRM has been published in the Federal Register.  The National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations’ (NASBA) counsel Dick Zaragoza and chief EAS expert Suzanne Goucher, President of the Maine Association of Broadcasters, are looking for input Read more »

SBAs/NAB help shape online radio public file rules

SBAs/NAB help shape online radio public file rules

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with the other 49 state broadcasters associations and the National Association of Broadcasters contributed important changes to the recently adopted FCC rules pertaining to online public files for the nation’s broadcast radio stations. While the Read more »

MBA files several joint comments to FCC in 2015

MBA files several joint comments to FCC in 2015

Each year the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association files comments on numerous Federal Communications Commission proceedings on behalf of our members.  The following is a list of the FCC proceedings in which the MBA jointly participated in 2015 thanks to Washington counsel Read more »

Advocacy efforts a constant for MBA

Advocacy efforts a constant for MBA

There are a number of ongoing legislative issues facing broadcasters both in Boston and in Washington DC. For our television members we are facing an effort by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to end “exclusivity” rules for local broadcasters.  Read more »

MA Television Stations send letter on Exclusivity Rules

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with management from six Massachusetts television stations sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on October 8, asking the Chairman to reconsider his position to eliminate television exclusivity rules. The MBA delegation Read more »

New contest rules must wait until at least December

Rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission on September 17 allowing broadcasters to disclose contest information online as opposed to on-air will not go into effect until at least December.  As David Oxenford notes in his Broadcast Law blog on Read more »

Revised FCC plan will keep Boston field office open

Last week Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler released a statement about his revised plan to keep fifteen FCC field officers open instead of the original plan, which called for only eight.  The Boston field office is now among those Read more »

MBA RELEASES STATEMENT ON FCC’S BOSTON FIELD OFFICE REMAINING OPEN

MBA RELEASES STATEMENT ON FCC’S BOSTON FIELD OFFICE REMAINING OPEN

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Jordan Walton Executive Director 800-471-1875 jordan@massbroadcasters.org Medford, MA (June 9, 2015) – With the recent announcement that the Federal Communication Commission’s Boston field office will remain open, the following statement can be attributed to Jordan Walton, Read more »