SBAs file FCC comments disputing regulatory fee schedule

The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed Joint Comments urging the FCC to modernize its methodology for setting annual regulatory fees to comply with the RAY BAUM’S Act... Read More.

FCC Eliminates Radio Duplication Rule

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted a Report and Order eliminating the radio duplication rule for both the AM and FM services. The rule restricts the duplication of programming on commonly owned broadcast radio stations operating in the same service and... Read More.

State broadcasters associations file EEO reply comments

In the Matter of Review of EEO Compliance and Enforcement in Broadcast and Multichannel Video Programming Industries, MB Docket No. 19-177.  the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, in combination with the state broadcasters associations of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, filed... Read More.

Next National EAS test scheduled for Aug. 7

In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the FCC that it has selected Wednesday, August 7 as the next date for a national EAS test. From the filing: In accordance with the provisions set forth in CFR 47, Part... Read More.

FCC announces informational webinar for broadcast incubator program

Released Oct. 5, 2018: By this Public Notice, the Media Bureau announces an upcoming webinar to provide information about the Commission’s recently implemented radio broadcast incubator program. The Commission’s novel incubator program is designed to support new and small entrants in the radio broadcasting industry by pairing potential... Read More.

FCC reminds stations not to air EAS attention signal

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.

FCC to conduct DIRS exercise 9/13-9/14

The FCC will have a Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise for broadcasters on September 13-14, 2018.  The purpose of this exercise is to help users become familiar with the system and be ready to file DIRS reports when a real disaster strikes.