MA Broadcasters Hall of Fame Luncheon set for Oct. 13

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The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of  Fame will hold their 10th Annual Induction Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on October 13th at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. The ceremony, which will begin at noon (sharp), will see twelve new Hall of Fame Read more »

Nationwide EAS Test Comes With a “To Do” List for Broadcasters and Other EAS Participants

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By Lauren Lynch Flick and Joseph A. Cohen, Pillsbury Law Those trying to keep up with the news surrounding the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) know that a lot has been happening in a short period Read more »

Money Matters Radio to add Needham translator

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Via TomTaylorNow: New Boston FM signal proposed at 97.3, as Barry Armstrong files to move a translator in from Saranac Lake, NY to re-broadcast his “Money Matters Radio” WBNW Concord/1120. Seller is Northeast Gospel Broadcasting. This $50,000 sale to Armstrong’s Read more »

MBA files comments to eliminate public correspondence from public files

MBA files comments to eliminate public correspondence from public files

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 strong support of the FCC’s proposal to eliminate the rule which requires broadcasters to Read more »

A Good Faith Disconnect on Retrans

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By Scott Flick, Pillsbury Law There is an old vaudeville routine I’ve found more useful for understanding lawmaking in Washington than any textbook.  It goes something like this: (Scene: a nighttime street corner illuminated by a single streetlight; a short Read more »

Can Pokemon Go lure in listeners?

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By now you’ve heard of the mobile game that’s swept the nation.  Pokemon Go, based on the Japanese video game and anime series Pokemon (short for pocket monsters), has brought thousands of people out into the streets with their eyes Read more »

MBA awards 11 broadcasting scholarships

MBA board member and WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine (center) with the 2016-17 MBA Scholarship winners.

MBA AWARDS $23,000 IN BROADCASTING SCHOLARSHIPS July 15, 2016 (Medford, MA) – The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) is pleased to announce that they have awarded ten students with 2016-2017 Student Broadcaster Scholarships in the amount of $2,000, as well as Read more »

FCC launches EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS)

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Deadline to complete Form One is August 26 On June 27, the Federal Communication Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provided notice to all Emergency Alert System participants that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is active. The ETRS Read more »

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