On Friday, the FCC released a Report and Order in its annual rulemaking proceeding to determine the regulatory fees that its regulatees will pay for FY2022. The fee schedule adopted in this Report and Order establishes the final amounts that broadcasters will be required... Read More.
New York, NY – August 15, 2022 – It is with great sadness that the Broadcasters Foundation of America shares the sad news of the passing of its longtime President and beloved broadcaster Jim Thompson. ... Read More.
The pandemic, on top of coverage of protests, school shootings, etc. weigh heavy on any person and young reporters are particularly susceptible because they are often seeing these things up close and, for many, it's their first time being involved with this type of news.
On June 15, 2022 several television and radio members of the Massaschusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) participated in a "Guardsman for a Day" event put on by the Massachusetts Army National Guard and the MBA. The event highlighted some of the training that our local... Read More.
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.
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.
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.
Today the FCC released a public notice outlining new filing procedures eliminating use of the Consolidated Database System (CDBS) as of 5PM January 12. According to the Commission "this action is necessary due to pressing technical issues that prevent the effective... Read More.
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.
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.
Reinvent Your Sales! On November 11 Jim Mathis presented "Reinvent Your Sales! to MBA members as part of Sound Bites 2021. Click the link below to watch it any time! They Can Beat You on... Read More.