During a virtual hearing for the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association filed comments on behalf of its member radio and television stations opposing several bills calling for a tax on digital advertising within the commonwealth. Any tax on advertising, digital... Read More.
Today the FCC released a public notice outlining new filing procedures eliminating use of the Consolidated Database System (CDBS) as of 5PM January 12. According to the Commission "this action is necessary due to pressing technical issues that prevent the effective... Read More.
Paul G. Boulais (also affectionately known as Paul “Boom Boom Cannon”), 67 years young, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at Backus Hospital in Norwich, due to complications from metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Paul was born on June 10th, 1954 in Putnam, CT, the son... Read More.
Mary Richardson, legendary Boston broadcaster and former longtime co-anchor of Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5, passed away after a brave seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was 76. Richardson is survived by her husband Stan Leven... Read More.
From Radio Music Licensing Committee Executive Director Bill Velez comes two forms in which stations can elect for RMLC representation in future negotations (and possibly litigation) with ASCAP and BMI. While the initial due date was September 15, Mr. Velez has indicated that the... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcastesr Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations from every other state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed extensive Joint Reply Comments urging the FCC to expand both the types and numbers of parties charged FCC regulatory fees to... Read More.
Reinvent Your Sales! On November 11 Jim Mathis presented "Reinvent Your Sales! to MBA members as part of Sound Bites 2021. Click the link below to watch it any time! They Can Beat You on... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcastesr Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations from every other state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed extensive Joint Reply Comments urging the FCC to reject the proposed reinstatement of FCC Form 395-B, which requires broadcast stations to... Read More.
Deadline to apply - September 18 The New England First Amendment Coalition will host its 11th annual New England First Amendment Institute as a multi-day online program this fall. The institute is typically offered over three days at Northeastern University in Boston. Due to continuing health concerns... Read More.
The Radically Rural Summit, a conference about reimaging rural life in America is being held in Keene, NH from September 22 to 23. The summit features a community journalism track which may be of interest to MBA members. The Knight Foundation is sponsoring 5 journalists... Read More.