Media Bureau Announces New Filing Procedures

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.

State broadcasters file comments opposing Form 395-B reinstatement

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.

New EAS Handbook and National EAS Test deadlines

A new version of the EAS Handbook for 2021 has been released by the FCC.  This new version must be posted in place of the prior version.  The handbook "summarizes the actions to be taken by personnel at EAS Participant facilities upon receipt of... Read More.

FCC Eliminates Radio Duplication Rule

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order eliminating the radio duplication rule for both the AM and FM services. The rule restricts the duplication of programming on commonly owned broadcast radio stations operating in the same service and... Read More.

FCC Chair commends broadcasters

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai held a conference call yesterday with television and radio broadcasters and broadcaster trade associations to thank broadcasters for their efforts to educate the American people about the coronavirus pandemic and discuss additional ways that  broadcasters... Read More.

State broadcasters associations file EEO reply comments

In the Matter of Review of EEO Compliance and Enforcement in Broadcast and Multichannel Video Programming Industries, MB Docket No. 19-177.  the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed... Read More.

Next National EAS test scheduled for Aug. 7

In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the FCC that it has selected Wednesday, August 7 as the next date for a national EAS test. From the filing: In accordance with the provisions set forth in CFR 47, Part... Read More.

FCC holding annual DIRS excercise 5/29 – 5/30

From the National Association of Broadcasters: On May 29-30, 2019, the FCC will hold an annual exercise of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is a voluntary and convenient way to inform the FCC, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other government agencies... Read More.