Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

Confused About Paying Interns? The Rules Just Changed Again

By Scott R. Flick Pillsbury Law Back in 2015, I wrote a post on CommLawCenter discussing the prevalence of interns in the communications industry, and the Department of Labor’s crackdown on businesses illegally failing to pay their interns.  That crackdown began in 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 »

FCC releases initial report on 2017 nationwide EAS test

On December 7, the Federal Communications Commission released an initial report on the nationwide Emergency Alert System Test held on September 27 of 2017. In total, more than 19,000 radio and TV broadcasters, cable systems and other participants filed their Read more »

Beasley Radio Talent Institute June 4 – 18, 2018

Attention college students and recent graduates pursuing a career in radio! The National Radio Talent System will be conducting the Beasley Radio Talent Institute on the campus of Emerson College in Boston from June 4-18, 2018.  The Beasley Radio Talent Read more »

Longtime newsman Philip Levy passes away

Philip Levy passed away on Saturday, November 25th.  From the BostonGlobe: Born in Portland, ME, Phil was a graduate of Portland High School, then, attended Emerson College in Boston earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Phil would soon embark on Read more »

WWLP-TV’s Bill Pepin named 2017 Broadcaster of the Year

Bill Pepin, Vice President and General Manager of Nexstar Media’s WWLP-TV in Chicopee, MA was named 2017 Broadcaster of the Year by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA). The award, the Association’s highest honor, was presented at Sound Bites, the MBA’s Read more »

Dozens of awards handed out at Sound Bites 2017

MA stations receive accolades for work in news, sports, advertising and public service 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 Thursday, November 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 »

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