FCC holding annual DIRS excercise 5/29 – 5/30

From the National Association of Broadcasters: On May 29-30, 2019, the FCC will hold an annual exercise of the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). DIRS is a voluntary and convenient way to inform the FCC, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other government agencies... Read More.

Ten MA stations win regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Massachusetts radio and television broadcasters were well represented when the Radio Television Digital News Association announced the regional winners of their Edward R. Murrow Awards.  The awards honor "outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism, technical expertise and adherence to RTDNA’s Code of Ethics." Winning... Read More.

Mass. Broadcasters Hall of Fame “Celebrity Auction” underway

The annual Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame "Celebrity Auction" has begun!  Help spread the word to your listeners or viewers about this fundraising effort that allows the Hall of Fame to continue it's mission to honor the Massachusetts broadcasting industry’s most noteworthy members, commemorate... Read More.

Next-Gen TV deployment planned for Boston in 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV – April 8, 2019 -- At the 2019 NAB Show, a broad coalition of broadcast television station groups – including both network owned-and-operated stations and affiliates, as well as public broadcasters -- today announced plans to deploy Next-Gen TV in the... Read More.

National Guard unveils new NCSA/PEP creative

Early this week the advertising agencies LMD and LMO unveiled new creative for the 2018-19 Massachusetts Army National Guard NCSA/PEP campaign run by radio and television members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association. The "Live Here - Serve Here" campaign will run through October on all... Read More.

MBA advocates for members in Washington DC

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.

WBZ NewsRadio legend Gary LaPierre passes away at 76

Born on April 14, 1942, Gary was the Son of Francis and Esther (Davenport) LaPierre of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, where he was raised with his two older Sisters, and two younger Brothers. Gary's parents, both music instructors, regularly performed in a family orchestra with... Read More.

PIRATE Act introduced in 116th Congress

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.

MBA joins 3rd Thursday webinar series

New in 2019, a Sound Bites Digital webinar series in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters on the third Thursday of every month.  These webinars will cover a variety of topics from sales and programming, to management and legal topics. Learn more: https://www.massbroadcasters.org/sound-bites-digital-third-thursday-webinars