Last week, members of the MBA Board of Directors Bill Fine (WCVB-TV), Bill Pepin (WWLP-TV) and Chairman Carl Strube (WNBP-AM), counsel Jim Smith, and Executive Director Jordan Walton took to Capitol Hill to advocate for our radio and television members. Meetings... Read More.
When the MBA took to Capitol Hill, each conversation we had with our Congressional delegation focused on the local work that our stations take part in every day. Help us protect your license and your... Read More.
In a voice vote held yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015.” The bill, which was originally introduced by Senator Susan Collins of Maine in the Senate, was born chiefly through the... Read More.
A group of owners and General Managers representing the over-the-air television and radio broadcasters of Massachusetts took to Capitol Hill recently as part of the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. The MBA visited with Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren along with Representatives... Read More.
There are a number of ongoing legislative issues facing broadcasters both in Boston and in Washington DC. For our television members we are facing an effort by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to end “exclusivity” rules for local broadcasters. The end of these rules... Read More.
In their annual trip to Washington DC, members of the Massachusetts Association of Broadcasters took to Capitol Hill to educate our Congressional delegation about ongoing issues facing radio and television broadcasters. This year, Bill Fine, General Manager from WCVB-TV, Tom Raponi, General Manager of WFXT-TV,... Read More.
Never in human history have there been so many choices for entertainment. In 2015, consumers will face an unprecedented number of options when it comes to how they spend their time. Want to listen to music? There’s broadcast radio, internet radio, podcasts, CDs, vinyl(!),... Read More.
MADISON, WI – In response to [yesterday's] STELA reauthorization bill introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), the following statement can be attributed to NASBA President Michelle Vetterkind, on behalf of NASBA and its State Broadcasters Association members.
Between STELA (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) reauthorization, continued speculation about the broadcast television spectrum auction and performance rights issues for radio, Washington, D.C. is a busy place for broadcasters. On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a “clean” STELA reauthorization bill that... Read More.
During the last week in February, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took many of its board members to Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Broadcasters’ State Leadership Conference and then on to call on our members of Congress. The MBA group met with Senators Elizabeth... Read More.
One of the top issues in front of television broadcasters in early 2014 is, essentially, a satellite television issue. STELA (Satellite Television Expansion and Localism Act) is a bill that allows for satellite television companies to provide distant broadcast signals, which in the late... Read More.
The New Year brings a laundry list of legislative issues facing Massachusetts broadcasters. The “usual suspects” are still present; retransmission consent, the television spectrum auction and reallocation and radio’s performance tax. The biggest legislative fight for broadcasters in 2014, however, may not have anything to... Read More.