For Immediate Release:
Contact:  Jordan Walton
Executive Director
800-471-1875
jordan@localhost

Medford, MA (June 9, 2015) – With the recent announcement that the Federal Communication Commission’s Boston field office will remain open, the following statement can be attributed to Jordan Walton, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association:

“On behalf of Massachusetts’s local, over-the-air TV and radio stations, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association applauds Senator Ed Markey and Senator Elizabeth Warren for their leadership in recognizing the importance of FCC field offices in resolving interference disputes, shutting down radio pirates and minimizing spectrum conflicts throughout Massachusetts and all of New England. Having an effective, local, field operation is critical to policing public airwaves. Local television and radio broadcasters appreciate Senator Markey’s and Senator Warren’s engagement to ensure that the Boston field office remains open and available to address spectrum issues in the Bay State.  This decision by the FCC leaves broadcast stations in a position to provide entertainment, news, weather and critical emergency information to Massachusetts residents well into the future.”

About the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) is the only voluntary, statewide trade organization serving the Bay State’s over-the-air television and radio stations. The Association’s key responsibilities include assisting its members with general and broadcast-specific business challenges and assisting in the networking of fellow broadcasters. The MBA aims to promote broadcasting as a viable and exciting career choice by offering annual scholarships and maintaining an online database of available jobs for individuals searching for a career in radio or television, as well as the opportunity to post a resume online. Please visit www.massbroadcasters.org for more information.

 

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