White House issues cybersecurity warning

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.

NAB launches on-air campaign opposing music royalty

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.

MBA submits testimony opposing digital ad taxes

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.

Former WMAS PD Paul “Boom Boom Cannon” passes away

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.

Still time for electing RMLC representation for ASCAP and BMI

From Radio Music Licensing Committee Executive Director Bill Velez comes two forms in which stations can elect for RMLC representation in future negotations (and possibly litigation) with ASCAP and BMI.  While the initial due date was September 15, Mr. Velez has indicated that the... Read More.

Influential former WBCN GM Al Perry has died

Longtime radio and music industry veteran and influential WBCN General Manager Al Perry has died.  Full obituary below and on the web here.  Our condolences to Al's extended family, friends, and former radio colleagues. Alfred... Read More.

Hall of Fame luncheon postponed

New date for induction will be chosen in the near future With rising COVID numbers across the country, many companies are delaying bringing workers back into offices or allowing them to attend outside events.  While vaccination numbers in Massachusetts are very good, we feel... Read More.