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.
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 (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.
Members of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took to Capitol Hill in Washington DC recently to particpate in the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. MBA Executive Director Jordan Walton, WCVB-TV President and General Manager Bill Fine, WWLP-TV Vice President and General Manager Bill Pepin,... Read More.
The MBA's latest Public Education Program (PEP) campaign for the Department of Public Health begins on March 19th and runs for six non-consecutive weeks, ending on Sunday May 20th. This radio and TV campaign seeks to educate Bay State residents that no age is... Read More.
On December 7, the Federal Communications Commission released an initial report on the nationwide Emergency Alert System Test held on September 27 of 2017. In total, more than 19,000 radio and TV broadcasters, cable systems and other... Read More.