National EAS/WEA tests postponed until Oct. 3

National EAS/WEA tests postponed until Oct. 3

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 3, 2018 . The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, Read more »

FCC reminds stations not to air EAS attention signal

From the FCC: As we are all preparing for next week’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on September 20th, just a reminder to broadcasters and cable providers not to air the Read more »

FCC to conduct DIRS exercise 9/13-9/14

FCC to conduct DIRS exercise 9/13-9/14

The FCC will have a Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise for broadcasters on September 13-14, 2018.  The purpose of this exercise is to help users become familiar with the system and be ready to file DIRS reports when a Read more »

ETRS Form 1 due today – ahead of 9/20 EAS test

ETRS Form 1 due today – ahead of 9/20 EAS test

The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. (EDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in this test. The EAS alert will be transmitted in English Read more »

GMR offers interim license extension

From the Radio Music Licensing Committee Dear Broadcasters: As you should be aware, RMLC’s antitrust litigation against GMR remains ongoing. As a result, GMR recently agreed to offer extensions of its interim licenses that are set to expire on September Read more »

Paul Parent, host of The Paul Parent Garden Club has passed away

Paul Parent, who has hosted The Paul Parent Garden Club on radio station across the country for more than 30 years has passed away at 69.  Paul’s show airs in over a dozen stations in Massachusetts. Paul Parent 1949-2018 Visiting Read more »

MBA signs onto letter advocating for Music Modernization Act

MBA signs onto letter advocating for Music Modernization Act

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association joined the other 49 state broadcasters association in a letter asking the Senate to pass the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The bill would include language from the Senate Commerce Committee formalizing Congressional oversight over Department of Read more »

Free Radio Alliance looking for individual members

The Free Radio Alliance are a group of people and organizations dedicated to strengthening the future of free, local radio. The Alliance is launching a massive effort to sign up more individual members to help fight policies that could hurt Read more »

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