MBA President/CEO Mark Gordon attended the NAB Convention in Vegas in early April and heard a lot of buzz about the FM Chip.  Here are a couple of links to some NAB wrap-up articles and please make note that one of our speakers scheduled at the MBA Convention in June is Jeff Smulyan, Chairman and CEO of Emmis Communications.   He has a great editorial in the April 7th edition ...Read More
From CommLawBlog published by Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth:  New generic Top Level Domains are becoming available, opening opportunities (and possible pitfalls) for anyone with a presence on the Internet.  It's important to know  how best to deal with them when, or preferably before, they get here.  As we have previously reported, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has for the past several years been busy readying a ...Read More
On Wednesday, April 2nd, the NAB announced the 11 radio executives that will serve on the Radio Board for the next two years beginning in June.  Two of our MBA Board Members will serve on the board, Gary Exline, of Eagle Communications in St. Joseph and John Beck of Emmis Communications in St. Louis.  John Beck will also serve as 1st Vice Chair on the Executive Committee.  Gary will represent both ...Read More
Commission prohibits same-market Top Four stations from joining forces in any way in striking retransmission consent deals. It’s official. After several weeks of grim anticipation (marked by, among other things, an unusual, ominous public notice from the Media Bureau), the Commission has significantly altered the playing field for television broadcasters. In two separate items, the FCC has (a) changed its approach to ownership attribution of joint sales agreements (JSAs) and ...Read More
Upcoming Events
2014 MBA/KAB Sports Seminar (May 1)
Kauffman Stadium - Kansas City, MO
We have made some changes to what in the past has been called the "MBA Day at the Royals".  It…
This seminar will deal with legal issues that a broadcaster may face exploiting new digital delivery systems, including a discussion…
2014 MBA Convention (June 6 @ 9:00 am - June 7 @ 10:00 pm)
Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel - Branson, MO
Bring the whole family to the Branson Convention Center at the Branson Landing! This year’s theme is “Competing in the…
Radio Show (September 10 - 12)
Indiana Convention Center - Indianapolis, IL
The Radio Show is radio’s premier annual event where radio professionals from every market size and business sector come together…
The mantra of the NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE) is "win" and is expressed throughout the program in its…
Latest Update
Remember how most TV stations were exempted from having to upload their political files to the online public inspection file system? Looks like that exemption is just about over.  If you’re a TV licensee who doesn’t happen to be either (a) in any of the top 50 DMAs or (b) affiliated with one of the top four commercial networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC), we’ve got some news for you: ...Read More
NAB has updated The Political Agreement Form (PB-18), which includes the NAB agreement forms for political candidate advertisements and for non-candidate/issue advertisements. NAB members can receive this form free of charge by emailing the Membership department at To purchase a PB-18 CD, visit   Click here to download the Political Agreement Form (PB-18)