FCC launches EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS)

Deadline to complete Form One is August 26 On June 27, the Federal Communication Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau provided notice to all Emergency Alert System participants that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS)... Read More.

New rules on drones a boon to local newsrooms

Yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration released new rules regarding the commercial use of drones.  Below is a summary from the National Association of Broadcasters Executive Vice President of Government Relations Curtis Legeyt. [On June 22] the Federal... Read More.

MBA files joint comments on FCC EAS rulemaking

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with other broadcasters associations representing 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding regarding proposed changes to the Emergency Alert System.  We pointed out how state broadcasters associations played... Read More.

Next LBS 2nd Tuesday webinar – 7 Biggest Mistakes

The next FREE webinar for MBA members from Local Broadcast Sales.com is slated for Tuesday, June 14, 12 noon. Register today for "Broadcast Sellers' 7 Biggest Mistakes and How to Avoid Them" presented by LBS New Business Development Expert Mark Levy. Mark previews seven key missteps... Read More.

Webinar: Online Public Files- Radio, You’re up Next! UPDATE

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, will present a webinar discussing the upcoming transition for radio station public files. Please join us for: Online Public Files- Radio, You’re up Next! Thursday, June 2 at 1pm Eastern Presented by David Oxenford, of Wilkinson... Read More.

Joel Palmer passes away at 67

iHeart Media Worcester is sad to announce our dear friend and colleague Joel Palmer passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer.  Joel joined the WTAG/WSRS production department in 1985 as Creative Production Director where his voice could be heard on radio stations... Read More.

RTDNA recognizes numerous MBA stations

The Radio Television Digital News Association has released the regional winners of the Edwards R. Murrow Awards.  The winners from Region 10, covering all of New England, automatically move on to the national awards... Read More.