MBA signs onto letter advocating for Music Modernization Act

MBA signs onto letter advocating for Music Modernization Act

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association joined the other 49 state broadcasters association in a letter asking the Senate to pass the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The bill would include language from the Senate Commerce Committee formalizing Congressional oversight over Department of Read more »

Free Radio Alliance looking for individual members

The Free Radio Alliance are a group of people and organizations dedicated to strengthening the future of free, local radio. The Alliance is launching a massive effort to sign up more individual members to help fight policies that could hurt Read more »

PIRATE Act introduced in House

On May 8,  Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) introduced the PIRATE Act in the House of Representatives.  While the legislation differs from the original draft legislation, it marks and important step in fighting pirate operators. The bill would: Increase maximum fine Read more »

MBA takes to Capitol Hill

Members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took to Capitol Hill in Washington DC recently to particpate in the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton, WCVB-TV President and General Manager Bill Fine, WWLP-TV Vice President Read more »

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 »