Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

By Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Law Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.  The test will be transmitted in Read more »

NAB Announces Contract Extension for Gordon Smith

WASHINGTON, DC — NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in the position until March 31, 2023, NAB Joint Board Chair Caroline Beasley announced today. Smith joined NAB in November 2009 Read more »

Scholarship for prospective broadcast engineers available

The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers awards cash scholarships each Spring and Fall to junior, senior and graduate engineering students who have an intention to pursue a career in telecommunications engineering. Through its Scholarship Committee, AFCCE also administers the joint IEEE Broadcast Read more »

Longtime WBZ Personality Neil Chayet Dies At 78

From WBZ: Longtime WBZ personality Neil Chayet has died at 78 years old. Chayet was the voice behind the popular Looking at the Law segment. Heard on WBZ NewsRadio 1030, the segment featured Chayet’s signature words “This is Neil Chayet – Looking at the Read more »

MBA files joint reply comments on media regulation modernization

MBA files joint reply comments on media regulation modernization

In the Matter of Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, MB Docket No. 17-105.  Joint Reply Comments filed August 4, 2017. The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with state broadcasters associations across the country, filed extensive Joint Reply Comments in this Read more »

Bloomberg Radio Acquires Newburyport, MA Station

Bloomberg Radio Acquires Newburyport, MA Station

Now operating WNBP-AM and translator 106.1 FM August, 1 2017 (Boston, MA) — Bloomberg Radio, the world’s only 24-hour business and finance radio station, announced that as of today at 12:01am ET, the network has begun programming with the intent Read more »

Nine broadcasters named to 2017 class of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Nine broadcasters named to 2017 class of Broadcasters Hall of Fame

Nine distinguished individuals will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at its 11th annual Induction and Awards Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Quincy. Slated for induction are (alphabetically): 7NEWS’ Byron Barnett Read more »

FCC Chairman proposes adding “Blue Alerts” to EAS

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced on May 19, a proposal to add an alert option to the nation’s Emergency Alert System (EAS) to help protect our nation’s law enforcement officers. Called a “Blue Alert,” the option would be Read more »

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