Majority of House backs Local Radio Freedom Act

Massachusetts Representatives Stephen Lynch, William Keating, Michael Capuano, Katherine Clark, and Seth Moulton are among the 220 members of the House of Representatives supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.  The LRFA is a non-binding resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, Read more »

Sen. Markey signs letter advocating no change in advertising deductibility

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey has co-signed a bipartisan letter from Senator John Boozman (R-AR) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to Senate leadership advocating for no changes to the deductibility of advertising in any tax reform.  The letter was sent by Read more »

Proponents testify in favor of “Reporter Shield Law”

Proponents testify in favor of “Reporter Shield Law”

On Monday October 16, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing that included H.762 “An Act Providing Against Compelled Disclosure of Certain Information by the New Media” also known as the “Free Flow of Information Act. Massachusetts Broadcasters Read more »

MBA takes to The Hill

Last week, members of the MBA Board of Directors Bill Fine (WCVB-TV), Bill Pepin (WWLP-TV) and Chairman Carl Strube (WNBP-AM), counsel Jim Smith, and Executive Director Jordan Walton took to Capitol Hill to advocate for our radio and television members. Read more »

Five steps to get your station involved with MBA advocacy

When the MBA took to Capitol Hill, each conversation we had with our Congressional delegation focused on the local work that our stations take part in every day.  Help us protect your license and your ability to serve your community Read more »

IPAWS legislation heads to President’s desk

In a voice vote held yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015.”  The bill, which was originally introduced by Senator Susan Collins of Maine in the Senate, was born Read more »

MA Broadcasters have productive trip to nation’s capital

A group of owners and General Managers representing the over-the-air television and radio broadcasters of Massachusetts took to Capitol Hill recently as part of the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. The MBA visited with Senators Ed Markey and 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 »