On Tuesday, May 23 Ford Motor Company announced, via a tweet from CEO Jim Farley, that it had reversed its previous decision to eliminate AM radio from all vehicles starting in 2024. The news was unanimously praised from the radio industry, which has coalesced together... Read More.
The release below from Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey outlines the newly introduced "AM for Every Vehicle Act" which would instruct the Department of Transportation to create a rule that requires automotive manufacturers to keep AM radio in vehicles. The MBA applauds the Senator and... Read More.
Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy (R-LA) re-introduced the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) on Friday March 31, 2023. The bill boasts 13 original co-sponsors. The JCPA would: Empower... Read More.
In December, Senator Markey sent letter urging automakers to maintain access to free broadcast AM radio, including in electric vehicles, for sake of public safety Responses from automakers (PDF) Washington (March 8, 2023) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today released responses from top automakers... Read More.
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.
State broadcasters associations representing all fifty states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the passing of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA). The LJSA would provide local... Read More.
State broadcasters associations representing all fifty states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico signed a letter to House and Senate leadership this week urging the legislative bodies to pass legislation to provide relief to local media in any upcoming coronavirus aid packages. The letter called for... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.