MBA builds relationships in Washington

On the heels of a number of important wins for broadcasters in Washington in 2019, members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took to Capitol Hill last week during the National Association of Broadcasters' annual State Leadership Conference.  Making the trip to DC were MBA... Read More.

Members of MA Congressional delegation record PSAs

Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Jim McGovern, and Congresswoman Lori Trahan were among 303 members of Congress to participate in this year's National Association of Broadcasters Congressional PSA campaign.  The :30 radio and television spots are now available via Extreme Reach.Senator Markey recorded a PSA... Read More.

MBA advocates for members in Washington DC

In a busy two day stretch in late February, representatives from Massachusetts radio and television stations took to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of all MBA members during the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference.Making the trip were MBA Chairman and WBZ-TV... Read More.

PIRATE Act introduced in 116th Congress

Congressmen Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) introduced the PIRATE (Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act) into the 116th Congress late last week.The bill would give the FCC additional enforcement options to combat the prevalence of illegally operating radio stations across the... Read More.

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 Justice's review of the antitrust... Read More.

PIRATE Act introduced in House

On May 8,  Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) introduced the PIRATE Act in the House of Representatives.  While the legislation differs from the original draft legislation, it marks and important step in fighting pirate operators.The bill would:Increase maximum fine for pirate operators to... Read More.

MBA takes to Capitol Hill

Members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took to Capitol Hill in Washington DC recently to particpate in the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference.MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton, WCVB-TV President and General Manager Bill Fine, WWLP-TV Vice President and General Manager Bill Pepin,... Read More.

Majority of House backs Local Radio Freedom Act

Massachusetts Representatives Stephen Lynch, William Keating, Michael Capuano, Katherine Clark, and Seth Moulton are among the 220 members of the House of Representatives supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.  The LRFA is a non-binding resolution that opposes... Read More.

Proponents testify in favor of “Reporter Shield Law”

On Monday October 16, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing that included H.762 "An Act Providing Against Compelled Disclosure of Certain Information by the New Media" also known as the "Free Flow of Information Act.Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Executive Director Jordan Walton,... Read More.