Former radio personality Chris Engel, passes away at 50


From AUBURN – Chris Engel, 50, passed away on November 23, 2016, comfortably at home in the presence of his loving family and close family friend after an unfair battle with cancer. Chris left behind his best friend and Read more »

Gracie Awards early bird deadline 12/8


The Gracie Awards, named in honor of Gracie Allen, recognize programming by, for, and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the media industry.  Awards are presented for news, entertainment and production in three categories Read more »

Cape Cluster Expands Marketing Reach with Digital


It’s no secret that radio and television stations face an ever-growing amount of competition for ears and eyeballs.  They’re also facing an expanding array of advertising competition – mainly in the digital realm.  What are stations doing to adapt to 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 »

Federal Court Rules New Overtime Requirements Won’t Go Into Effect on December 1


By Scott R. Flick What a difference a day makes. As previously discussed in CommLawCenter, the Department of Labor announced in May a change to its overtime regulations.  That change would more than double the minimum salary needed to qualify Read more »

Dozens of stations honored at annual Sound Bites event

Dozens of stations honored at annual Sound Bites event

Medford, MA (November, 16 2016) – Awards were handed out to broadcast radio and television stations in fourteen categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association on Wednesday, November 16 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Read more »

WCVB-TV’s Bill Fine named 2016 Broadcaster of the Year

WCVB-TV President and General Manager Bill Fine

Medford, MA (November, 17 2016) – Bill Fine, President and General Manager of Hearst Television’s WCVB-TV was named 2016 Broadcaster of the Year by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA). The award, the Association’s highest honor, was presented at Sound Bites, Read more »

2016 Election Night Guide from Pillsbury Law

2016 Election Night Guide from Pillsbury Law

Below, the 2016 Election Night Guide from the MBA’s Washington counsel Pillsbury Law.  The Guide provides both background facts to better understand the historical context of this election, as well as some state by state analysis. (Expand to full-screen to Read more »

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