With a firmware update to bring Sage EAS devices into compliance with an upcoming Dec. 12 FCC deadline delayed, the Federal Communications Commission has issued an order allowing Sage Alerting System customers an extension of the deadline to March 11, 2024. The update, required of... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) honored longtime Boston radio personality Pebbles with its Broadcaster of the Year award at the association’s annual Sound Bites conference held in Framingham, MA on November 16. After switching her college... 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 Thursday, November 16 at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Guests included National Association of Broadcasters Senior... Read More.
The Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Media Bureau recently released a reminder to commercial and noncommercial broadcasters of their upcoming requirement to file their 2023 biennial ownership reports on FCC Form 2100, Schedule 323 or 323-E, respectively. The reports are required to be filed by every... Read More.
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.