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The NAB Crystal Radio Awards 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 2015 awards will be presented at the Radio Luncheon on Tuesday, April 14.   NABEF honors five outstanding radio and television broadcasters at the annual Celebration of Service to America Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. The ...Read More
December 17, 2014   The NAB released a memo detailing the new FCC rules that are to update the quality standards of Closed Captioning that will take effect March 15th, 2015. The FCC amended its rules to ensure that caption quality more closely matches audio presentation so that video programming is as understandable to the non-hearing person as it is the hearing person. The FCC established four non-technical quality standards for ...Read More
Webcasters should be preparing to file FCC paperwork which is due the beginning of February.  We have posted specific instructions for three broadcast categories in our LEGAL section of this website.  The broadcast categories are COMMERCIAL, NONCOMMERCIAL and NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL.   Contact tharper@mbaweb.org or call 573-636-6692 if you need the member password.
From CommLawBlog:   If you as a broadcaster, producer, or artist want to head into a congressionally-designated wilderness area to create some programming (both newsgathering and other programming), you will likely have to get a permit to do so from the National Forest Service (NFS). And yes, the power to require a permit also encompasses the power to require a fee for that permit, so you can expect to have to ...Read More
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From Jim Doyle:  You may not know Don Yaeger, unless you’ve read any of his 21 best-selling books. Don is…
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This annual event features a robust program where broadcasters hear from prominent federal policymakers and industry leaders, and where broadcasters…
The Missouri Broadcasters Association and Kansas Association of Broadcasters are pleased to announce our second annual Engineering Conference March 16 & 17 in Kansas City. …
NAB Show (April 11 - 16)
Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV
Show Overview The world craves quality content. And for the pros who hunger to create and deliver it, the 2015…
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From CommLaw Blog:  Back in July – that would be less than six months ago – three public interest groups asked the Commission to revise its rules to require cable TV and satellite TV (DBS) operators to maintain online public inspection files akin to the online files that conventional TV broadcasters have been required to maintain for about two years. As we reported in August, the Media Bureau wasted no ...Read More
From CommLawCenter:   The FCC released a Public Notice announcing that it would deem December 19, 2016 to be the new deadline for making any necessary modifications to existing TV JSAs to ensure compliance with the FCC's multiple ownership rule.  As a result, in those situations where the treatment of a JSA as an attributable ownership interest would create a violation of the FCC's local ownership limits, the affected broadcaster will ...Read More