This is unlikely to be news to any of you given the events at the Capitol in Washington last week but the Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Broadcasters, and other organizations supporting journalists have learned about credible threats to journalists... Read More.
In order to avoid any confusion or commotion surrounding the upcoming election, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency along with the State Emergency Communications Committee has elected to perform November’s Required Monthly Test on MONDAY November 2, rather than the previously scheduled Tuesday, November 3. The... Read More.
FDA Advisory Regarding Hand Sanitizer The Operational Services Division is sharing this information to help prevent exposure to a potential health risk associated with the use of certain hand sanitizers manufactured in Mexico. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued an advisory to... Read More.
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Washington D.C. counsel Pillsbury Law has produced an advisory on the Q3 'KidVid' documenting requirements for television as well as a discussion of the rule changes that will go into effect for the January 20, 2020 filing. 2019 Third Quarter Childrens... Read More.
Operators who have digitally streamed sound recordings that were recorded before February 15, 1972 (“pre-1972 recordings”) should be aware of an upcoming deadline—July 8, 2019. For anyone who was previously carving pre-1972 recordings out of royalties paid to SoundExchange, this is the date by... Read More.
As of March 1, 2018, all radio and television stations were required to transition their public inspection file to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) online public file system. However, despite the year-old deadline, a substantial number of broadcasters have not yet activated their... Read More.
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 audio attention signal for WEA... Read More.
By David D. Burns, Pillsbury Law The NAB has negotiated a waiver agreement with Sony Music Entertainment that will once again enable radio stations to stream Sony-licensed music unhindered by certain restrictions established by the statutory music streaming license. Stations wishing to take advantage of the... Read More.