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.
AM RADIO LISTENERS ENJOY RICH MIX OF MUSIC AND NEWS ON THOUSANDS OF BROADCAST STATIONS ACROSS AMERICA State Association Survey Finds One in Three AM Stations Have No FM Sister Signal Only Half Are Streaming Signals Via Online Platforms As automakers cut corners... 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.
The National Association of Broadcasters has released new We Are Broadcasters spots that focus on the enduring value of local broadcasting. The spots offer an opportunuity to remind policymakers that local broadcasting is an ever-evolving medium with an enduring legacy. The spot juxtaposes history with... Read More.
WCVB-TV’s long-time sports anchor Mike Lynch, the late and beloved Channel 7 videographer Therman Toon, the late WBZ-TV reporter, the gifted storyteller Bill Shields, as well as WBZ Radio’s heralded news reporter and “poet laureate” Carl Stevens, and Spanish music radio station entrepreneur Pat... 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.
The FCC has made available its latest version of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Handbook for 2023. As noted in the FCC EAS rule Part 11.15: "A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator... Read More.
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.