NAB and the NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) offer two opportunities for local radio and television broadcasters to receive national recognition for their local public service commitment.   The NAB Crystal Radio Awards are open to NAB members and are presented annually at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Ten exceptional radio broadcasters are honored for their year-round efforts to serve the needs of their local communities. The 2016 awards will ...Read More
TagStation now only $10/month per FM analog station; no set-up fee.   Indianapolis, IN – November 12,  2015 – TagStation has reduced pricing to unite the entire radio industry in creating  a compelling NextRadio experience for every station when AT&T, T-Mobile and other carriers activate the FM Chip for their customers in 2016.  TagStation will now cost $10/month per analog FM radio station and the TagStation set-up fee will be eliminated. The monthly ...Read More
From CommLawBlog:  October has come and gone, and now the it's great! season is upon us—filing season, that is!  Though winter is coming, December will be a hot month for radio and television FCC filings. Failure to meet any of these filing deadlines could result in fines or lost opportunities, putting a real damper on the holidays.  With that in mind, we've compiled a summary of some of the major upcoming filing obligations ...Read More
Recently, the MBA joined with the other State Broadcasters Associations in filing an Ex Parte Letter vigorously opposing Chairman Wheeler’s proposal to eliminate the FCC’s TV Exclusivity Rules.  We argued that, "Although broadcasters typically welcome Commission review of outdated rules, the Exclusivity Rules, while certainly well-established, are far from outdated.  Any proposal to eliminate rules so integral to the health of broadcast localism cannot simply be viewed in the abstract, ...Read More
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From CommLawBlog: The FCC has requested “emergency” consideration by OMB. And by “emergency”, it means that it wants to totally bypass the initial 60-day comment period and whack down the viagra samples in canada 30-day period to 14 days. But wait, there’s more! The Commission also requests that OMB approve the form “no later than 19 days after the [draft form] is received at OMB”, i.e., a mere five days after the close of ...Read More
We are pleased that the FCC recently released  a number of proposals that will boost AM stations.  The most significant of these are exclusive AM filing windows in 2016 to allow AM stations to move an FM translator up to 250 miles to rebroadcast that AM station's signal, and 2017 windows exclusively for AM stations to apply fo a new FM translator construction permit. Related: CommLawCenter:  FCC Finally Moves Forward ...Read More
The FCC has announced the adoption of new Broadcast Contest Rules "that allow broadcasters to disclose contest rules online as an alternative to broadcasting them over the air." From Comm Law Center:  The revised FCC rule requires a licensee to (i) broadcast the relevant website address periodically with information making it easy for a consumer to find the only for you cialis transdermal material contest terms online; (ii) establish a link or tab to material contest ...Read More
The MBA is taking part in a pilot project for the Radio Preservation Task Force. This group has been tasked by the Library of Congress to assemble a national radio air check database. Frank Absher, Executive Director of the St. Louis Media History Foundation, is building a regional repository of these air checks in Missouri which could be used as a template for other states.  Collections are already established in ...Read More