By Matt Waite If all the talk about new drones rules has you ready to buy one for your newsroom, there are a few things you ought to know first. Just because the FAA says there's a legal path to drone use doesn't mean you... Read More.
On September 6, the Federal Communications Commission released a "fact sheet" entitled "WHAT YOU OWE – MEDIA SERVICES LICENSEES FOR FY 2016." This fact sheet outlines the regulatory fees due from AM, FM and television... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame will hold their 10th Annual Induction Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on October 13th at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel. The ceremony, which will begin at noon (sharp), will see... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with other State Broadcasters Associations representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, recently filed Joint Comments in strong support of the FCC’s proposal to eliminate the rule which requires broadcasters to maintain letters and e-mails... Read More.
By Scott Flick, Pillsbury Law There is an old vaudeville routine I’ve found more useful for understanding lawmaking in Washington than any textbook. It goes something like this: (Scene: a nighttime street corner illuminated by a single... Read More.
By now you've heard of the mobile game that's swept the nation. Pokemon Go, based on the Japanese video game and anime series Pokemon (short for pocket monsters), has brought thousands of people out into the streets with their eyes trained on their smartphones.... Read More.
MBA AWARDS $23,000 IN BROADCASTING SCHOLARSHIPS July 15, 2016 (Medford, MA) – The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) is pleased to announce that they have awarded ten students with 2016-2017 Student Broadcaster Scholarships in the amount of $2,000, as well as one student with the... Read More.
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.
By Lauren Lynch Flick - Pillsbury Law [On June 27], the FCC released a document entitled Fact Sheet: Updating Media Ownership Rules in the Public Interest. The driver behind the Fact Sheet is... Read More.
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.
From the FCC Daily Digest: This weekend, the Federal Communications Commission will transition to its new Electronic Comment Filing System ("ECFS"). The FCC will take down the legacy ECFS application starting at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight. The... Read More.