New rules on drones a boon to local newsrooms

Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regarding the commercial use of drones.  Below is a summary from the National Association of Broadcasters Executive Vice President of Government Relations Curtis Legeyt. [On June 22] the Federal... Read More.

MBA looking for EAS NPRM comments

The long-awaited FCC EAS NPRM has been published in the Federal Register.  The National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations’ (NASBA) counsel Dick Zaragoza and chief EAS expert Suzanne Goucher, President of the Maine Association of Broadcasters, are looking for input... Read More.

Pillsbury Law releases two advisories re: FCC deadlines

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Washington counsel Pillsbury Law has released two advisories regarding upcoming FCC deadlines for Quarterly Children’s Television Programming Documentation due April 11 and First Quarter Issues/Programs List due to the FCC April 10.  Each... Read More.

Pillsbury Law supplies biennial election guide

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Washington counsel, the law office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has released its biennial election night guide for broadcasters. The guide provides a Presidential election fact sheet, 2012 election results along with all of the major races, nationwide. Download the election guide

FCC drops the hammer on false EAS tone usage

The Federal Communications Commission is coming down hard on Turner Broadcasting and CBS/NBC station WNKY, licensed to Bowling Green, Kentucky due to misuse of the Emergency Alert System tones. This article from