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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The National Radio Talent System is seeking current undergrads, graduate students and recent graduates to attend their second Beasley Radio Talent Institute to be held at Emerson College this summer between June 24 and July... Read More.
Awards were handed out to broadcast radio and television stations in nineteen categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association on Wednesday , November 14 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. SFC Ken Dowd of the Massachusetts... Read More.