MA stations receive accolades for work in news, sports, advertising and public service Medford, MA (November, 13 2015) – Awards were handed out to broadcast stations in twelve categories at the Sound Bites Awards sponsored by the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Association on Thursday, November 12 at... Read More.
Broadcasters by and large had a successful year in Washington in 2014 but many of the same challenges will rear their heads again next year. Performance rights were and will be a topic of discussion in the halls of Congress. In 2014, Congressmen Michael Conway... Read More.
Never in human history have there been so many choices for entertainment. In 2015, consumers will face an unprecedented number of options when it comes to how they spend their time. Want to listen to music? There’s broadcast radio, internet radio, podcasts, CDs, vinyl(!),... Read More.
Following efforts from television broadcasters across the country, “Local Choice”, along with other potentially harmful amendments to the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA) were removed or modified during a Senate Commerce Committee mark up session on September 17th. The bill, largely thought... Read More.
Between STELA (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) reauthorization, continued speculation about the broadcast television spectrum auction and performance rights issues for radio, Washington, D.C. is a busy place for broadcasters. On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a “clean” STELA reauthorization bill that... Read More.
Your station pays for a professional photographer to take head shots of you most popular DJ or news anchor for use in a mailer and in your lobby. Can you use that photo on your website? Your station buys syndicated programming; can you stream it on your... Read More.
On September 25 a group of Massachusetts broadcasters were on Beacon Hill to testify in favor of two bills in front of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary – H. 1553 commonly known as the “Free Flow of Information Act” or Media Shield law... Read More.
It’s no secret that many people overlook the importance of free, local, over-the-air radio and television. Our stations... Read More.