Save the date! MBA spring events are coming!

MBA Job Fair

The MBA has a lot going on this spring! From internships and scholarships, to continuing ed and more, our schedule is packed! Be sure to add these dates to your calendar – these events are not to be missed! Thursday, Read more »

Another successful trip to D.C. for the MBA

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During the last week in February, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took many of its board members to Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Broadcasters’ State Leadership Conference and then on to call on our members of Congress. The MBA Read more »

STELA reauthorization has major implications for broadcasters

Marci Burdick

One of the top issues in front of television broadcasters in early 2014 is, essentially, a satellite television issue.  STELA (Satellite Television Expansion and Localism Act) is a bill that allows for satellite television companies to provide distant broadcast signals, Read more »

Broadcasters face added challenges at FCC

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

While radio and television broadcasters fend off a performance royalty, drastic changes to retransmission consent negotiations and advertising tax deduction changes in the halls of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission is proving to be equally challenging. The voluntary television spectrum Read more »

Marijuana advertising to hit Bay State

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Many of you, by now, have seen the new ad for “MarijuanaDoctors.com” that is set to roll out on Comcast in New Jersey this month, followed by Chicago and Massachusetts in the weeks ahead. With the first twenty dispensaries receiving Read more »

P1+ Live Assist Sales Training is the newest MBA benefit

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The newest benefit of being a member of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association is here – P1+ Live Assist Sales Training! While the MBA currently offers great sales training videos through LocalBroadcastSales.com we wanted to find something that would be more Read more »

Broadcasting scholarship winner lands with The Sports Hub

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Each year the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association gives out thousands of dollars in scholarships to the best and brightest college students in Massachusetts who are pursuing a broadcast related degree.  In 2013, a former MBA Broadcasting Scholarship winner saw his career Read more »

Advertising tax deductibility challenge looms in 2014

Rep. Richard Neal

The New Year brings a laundry list of legislative issues facing Massachusetts broadcasters. The “usual suspects” are still present; retransmission consent, the television spectrum auction and reallocation and radio’s performance tax. The biggest legislative fight for broadcasters in 2014, however, Read more »

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