Released Oct. 5, 2018: By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces an upcoming webinar to provide information about the Commission’s recently implemented radio broadcast incubator program. The Commission’s novel incubator program is designed to support new and small entrants in the radio broadcasting industry by pairing potential... Read More.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on October 3, 2018 . The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion... Read More.
From the FCC: As we are all preparing for next week’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) on September 20th, just a reminder to broadcasters and cable providers not to air the audio attention signal for WEA... Read More.
The next national test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for September 20, 2018 at 2:20 p.m. (EDT). All broadcasters that participate in EAS are required to participate in this test. The EAS alert will be transmitted in English and Spanish... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association joined the other 49 state broadcasters association in a letter asking the Senate to pass the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The bill would include language from the Senate Commerce Committee formalizing Congressional oversight over Department of Justice's review of the antitrust... Read More.
The Free Radio Alliance are a group of people and organizations dedicated to strengthening the future of free, local radio. The Alliance is launching a massive effort to sign up more individual members to help fight... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) has awarded 21 scholarships to Massachusetts students totaling $33,000 between its Student Broadcaster Scholarship, Families in Broadcasting Scholarship and the Al Sprague Memorial Scholarship. Student Broadcaster Scholarships are given to students pursuing a career in over-the-air broadcasting and enrolled in... Read More.
Radio and television members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took home 29 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards as determined by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). According to the RTDNA, award winners "demonstrate the spirit of... Read More.
From WBZ: BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- WBZ News Radio 1030 is deeply saddened by the passing of one of their veteran news reporters, Lana Jones. Lana died suddenly this morning at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. She was... Read More.