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.
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.
Responding to the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Pay Obligations — A Guide for Broadcasters On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that more... Read More.
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.
By David Burns - Pillsbury Law On a day when a major broadcast ownership decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit garnered most of the attention, the FCC worked on more prosaic matters,... Read More.
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.
Massachusetts Broadcasters Association Washington counsel Pillsbury Law has released two advisories regarding upcoming FCC deadlines for Quarterly Children’s Television Programming Documentation due April 11 and First Quarter Issues/Programs List due to the FCC April 10. Each... Read More.
In a voice vote held yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015.” The bill, which was originally introduced by Senator Susan Collins of Maine in the Senate, was born chiefly through the... Read More.
A group of owners and General Managers representing the over-the-air television and radio broadcasters of Massachusetts took to Capitol Hill recently as part of the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference. The MBA visited with Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren along with Representatives... Read More.