Form One to be completed by February 28 After performing a number of technical updates, the Federal Communications Commission has opened their EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), an electronic filing system to be used in reporting of national emergency alert tests.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed Joint Comments arguing against the FCC’s proposed imposition of new EAS cybersecurity monitoring and reporting obligations and harsh enforcement policies on... Read More.
On September 22, 2022 nine prestigous radio and television broadacsters were inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame during a luncheon induction at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. Inducted into the Hall of Fame by emcee Jordan Rich and Hall of Fame Committee Chairman... Read More.
New York, NY – August 15, 2022 – It is with great sadness that the Broadcasters Foundation of America shares the sad news of the passing of its longtime President and beloved broadcaster Jim Thompson. ... Read More.
Induction Ceremony to be Held Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel BOSTON – Nine highly accomplished members of the broadcast community will be inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) Hall of Fame during a luncheon ceremony on Thursday, Sept.... Read More.
WCRN TV 31 Boston has launched the region’s first ATSC 3.0/Next Gen TV platform. A cutting-edge technology, ATSC 3.0 datacasting and the NextGen TV/Radio technical platform is based on Internet Protocol (IP), transforming televisions into web browsers, opening a world of possibilities for the... Read More.
On June 15, 2022 several television and radio members of the Massaschusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) participated in a "Guardsman for a Day" event put on by the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the MBA. The event highlighted some of the training that our local... Read More.
This week the White House issued a briefing regarding potential cyber threats to private businesses eminating from Russia. The document lays out the following eight steps that businesses can take to help prevent cyber security attacks. Mandate the use of multi-factor authentication on your... Read More.
An advocacy message shared on behalf of the National Association of Broadcasters Please note that Representatives Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch, and Bill Keating have all co-sponsored the pro-radio Local Radio Freedom Act. The NAB Radio Board of Directors has unanimously approved an on-air campaign to fight... 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.
Paul G. Boulais (also affectionately known as Paul “Boom Boom Cannon”), 67 years young, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 at Backus Hospital in Norwich, due to complications from metastatic urothelial carcinoma. Paul was born on June 10th, 1954 in Putnam, CT, the son... Read More.