NEW YORK, NY ― February 1, 2016 ― The BMI Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the BMI Founders Award, an annual scholarship competition open to radio broadcasting students nationwide. The program has been generously funded by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) for the purpose of cultivating future innovators of broadcast radio. A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded for the best original essay response entry. Aspiring radio newscasters, announcers, ...Read More
Commercial radio stations located within the Top 50 Radio markets that have five or more employees per station employment unit will be required to begin placing public file material in an FCC-hosted online public filing system as of the effective date of the order (which will follow Office of Management and Budget approval of the new rule).  All other stations, including both commercial and noncommercial stations in markets of any ...Read More
The FCC has announced filing dates and clarified procedures for the two upcoming windows during which an FM translator may file as a minor change to move up to 250 miles and to a different channel in order to serve as a fill-in translator for an AM station.  There are to be two windows: a “First Window” from January 29 through July 28, 2016 and a “Second Window” from July ...Read More
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In July 2014, the FCC adopted new rules that require video clips delivered by Internet Protocol (IP) to be captioned if the clip is from video programming that was shown with captions on television. The rules and standards for captioning such IP clips are the same as those for regular full-length programming, if the clip is posted to a station’s website or app after it was shown on television with ...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